Galaxy Chromebook 2 hands-on: less expensive, just as red

7 ian. 2021
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Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy Chromebook 2, its newest Chromebook that starts at just $549.99. It features a QLED display, a sturdy convertible chassis, and a bold red finish. It looks promising -- but we still have some questions.
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  • Samsung drop the 16:9 aspect ratio challenge.

    Juan VisbalJuan VisbalAcum 24 Zile
  • alternative with windows and same price?

    SiriSiriAcum lună
  • Please tell me this will be available in the uk

    KrisKrisAcum lună
  • Google Pixel Go the 4k 13 inch - i7 - 256GB 16 GB Ram $1399

    Admiral Khalifa Al QubaisiAdmiral Khalifa Al QubaisiAcum lună
    • Now that’s a waste, 4K on a chrome book? Lol Why, 4K angry birds or what? Lol Drop down to 1080p but needs to be like $350 max

      Bryan MillerBryan MillerAcum lună
  • Can you play league of legends on a chrome os?

    Jose ReyesPerezJose ReyesPerezAcum 2 luni
    • No

      Matheus VianaMatheus VianaAcum lună
  • Just checking to see if this better than the first one, which I have. It isn't, so nothing to see here.

    MarliQQMarliQQAcum 2 luni
  • Wow, this is overpriced af.

    FLOPPAFLOPPAAcum 2 luni
  • How is it for editing youtube vids

    Shawn AfsharShawn AfsharAcum 2 luni
    • Because you can, I use it and I am a semi pro video editor 😁

      Erick MazariegosErick MazariegosAcum lună
  • Zits spots plukes

    LamboLamboAcum 2 luni
  • why not iPad Pro if it's not a desktop OS?

    EnemyofHKEnemyofHKAcum 3 luni
    • Because it is ios

      Erick MazariegosErick MazariegosAcum lună
  • I loathe Chromebooks with every fiber of my being.i have one currently while going through engineering school and it's torture

    santi payanessanti payanesAcum 3 luni
    • @Erick Mazariegos I didn't, it was a gift and I don't have the money for a replacement

      santi payanessanti payanesAcum lună
    • And why did you chose a chromebook 🤔

      Erick MazariegosErick MazariegosAcum lună
  • Why does this even exist ?

    anubhavtube1985anubhavtube1985Acum 3 luni
  • Who holds a laptop in one hand for a long time? Barbarians?

    Super OkapiSuper OkapiAcum 3 luni
  • Can't touch the MBA M1 lmfao

    NempowaNempowaAcum 3 luni
    • The what?

      Erick MazariegosErick MazariegosAcum lună
  • I hate when reporters wear masks for absolutely no reason at all. We won't think you're dangerous if you don't wear a mask when alone.

    Malte Laurids BriggeMalte Laurids BriggeAcum 3 luni
  • *STANTOOLS ON IG* unlocked mine in less than 30 minutes,he is a life saver indeed,you guys should give him a trÿ

    Lynn JeremyLynn JeremyAcum 3 luni
  • *STANTOOLS ON IG* unlocked mine in less than 30 minutes,he is a life saver indeed,you guys should give him a trÿ

    Lynn JeremyLynn JeremyAcum 3 luni
  • I got my MacBook computer unlocked by the same *STANTOOLS on INSTAGRAM* ,I thought I lost the password forever until I met him,he is a professional on stuffs like this💯 ✅

    feroz sferoz sAcum 3 luni
  • I got my MacBook computer unlocked by the same *STANTOOLS on INSTAGRAM* ,I thought I lost the password forever until I met him,he is a professional on stuffs like this💯 ✅

    feroz sferoz sAcum 3 luni
  • seriously.... my Acer spine 713 is better specs for only 549.00 bestbuy. HDMI, microsd, 10 gen. core i5 ect... oh! and my screen is absolutely Beautiful.

    Darrell FDarrell FAcum 3 luni
  • Wt hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaa

    DX 2DX 2Acum 3 luni
  • 480 p are you serious!! Why?? ☹️

    ChowderChowderAcum 3 luni
    • Actually it is 4K ._.

      Erick MazariegosErick MazariegosAcum lună
  • id rather get hp chromebook at $700

    Aditya RathodAditya RathodAcum 3 luni
  • "No front facing camera" ? But there seems to be a cut out there. I'm confused

    TariqTariqAcum 3 luni
  • why the hell did they take off the sensor

    DJTheArtistDJTheArtistAcum 3 luni
  • Still, why you want chrome os at that price point ?

    robertson Patricksonrobertson PatricksonAcum 3 luni
    • Because is Samsung and it will sell like hot bread

      Erick MazariegosErick MazariegosAcum lună
  • This is a depressing Chromebook

    The AntClansThe AntClansAcum 3 luni
  • Just by the basic Macbook Air M1... have some respect for yourself... Chromebook? Yuck!

    Askar MassalimovAskar MassalimovAcum 3 luni
  • Chromebook is still a thing?

    Erwin TjiaErwin TjiaAcum 3 luni
    • Samsung already sold like 60M units so yes.

      Erick MazariegosErick MazariegosAcum lună
  • Is...not fan

    M M MM M MAcum 3 luni
    • Can Google asistent

      M M MM M MAcum 3 luni
  • red is my favorite color

    etherealetherealAcum 3 luni
  • Imagine one of the kids these days flexing on their distance learning classes with a Galaxy Chromebook.

    Paul HoPaul HoAcum 3 luni
  • can i install windows on it?

    Aku TerpesonaAku TerpesonaAcum 3 luni
    • A

      Erick MazariegosErick MazariegosAcum lună
  • Another swing and miss, Samsung. Maybe third time lucky?

    Ben MillerBen MillerAcum 3 luni
    • For you. They already sold like 60M units of the Galaxy Chromebook

      Erick MazariegosErick MazariegosAcum lună
  • For anyone thinking of buying this: Samsung's Chromebook Plus V2, which costs $499, has a finger print reader and rear-facing camera, and has the same specs, still exists.

    Kev LewKev LewAcum 3 luni
  • NO OLED, I'll keep my Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 1

    Marco DuntonMarco DuntonAcum 3 luni
    • Its QLED, basically the same 😐

      Erick MazariegosErick MazariegosAcum lună
  • If YG had a chromebook

    Luis GonzalezLuis GonzalezAcum 3 luni
  • It might just be an optical illusion but at 3:23 the nearest edge of the bottom case looks bent compared to the far edge.

    fredthesecondfredthesecondAcum 3 luni
  • 1:09 manufacturing defect.

    Muhammad Tayyab HasanMuhammad Tayyab HasanAcum 3 luni
    • Aren't those the speakers???

      Erick MazariegosErick MazariegosAcum lună
    • Didn’t even notice, that’s awful

      Nico S.Nico S.Acum 3 luni
  • I prefer mac for productivity and windows for gaming... 😌

    RajiRajiAcum 3 luni
    • I prefer Galaxy Chrome OS and DeX for productivity and my Galaxy Note 20 for gaming 😌

      Erick MazariegosErick MazariegosAcum lună
  • Could have made the video a lot more enticing to watch.

    For RealFor RealAcum 3 luni
  • So wooden!! Get Dieter on.... He looks he has a soul and real character

    Nikhil RaoNikhil RaoAcum 3 luni
  • chromebook using intel chip? what a waste of money compare with m1 macbook air

    Sam TanSam TanAcum 3 luni
    • Even the i3 is better than the apple m1 chip 😂😂😂

      Erick MazariegosErick MazariegosAcum lună
  • For who is this product? The specs are just poor for the price. (Even if Samsung is known to lower their prices to 20/30% after a month or two). How many they think they gonna sells? 1000 units will be already an achievement.

    Artjom ŠatalinArtjom ŠatalinAcum 3 luni
  • Can't stand the reporter. skipped

    Stabbing SquidwardStabbing SquidwardAcum 3 luni
  • Crapbook

    Sou vikSou vikAcum 3 luni
  • amazing review❤

    AbdelRahman MohamedAbdelRahman MohamedAcum 3 luni
  • You can get a decent i5 10gen, 8gb ram and ssd laptop for $550. Plus it runs actual Windows and not Android OS.

    Muscular ChickenMuscular ChickenAcum 3 luni
  • Honestly, just buy an iPad or a Samsung Tab!

    G PG PAcum 3 luni
  • Password only? No Smart Unlock for android phone users?

    Aaron TelanderAaron TelanderAcum 3 luni
    • It should support smart unlock

      Jahidul IslamJahidul IslamAcum lună
  • DEX laptop! can somebody tell Samsung to enable Dex integration with this toy? If I can connect my Samsung Note phone to this and continue flawless my tasks can be a game changer!!!

    VisualbugVisualbugAcum 3 luni
  • Waiting for the host Becca Farsace!

    Ariyan DebBarmaAriyan DebBarmaAcum 3 luni
  • so it's got a worse screen, worse cpu, worse appearance (imo), and no stylus compared to the original? why is this called 2?

    ResistanceForeverResistanceForeverAcum 3 luni
  • Farhoni.

    ahlam ELahlam ELAcum 3 luni
  • 3afakome.dohklo.3andi

    ahlam ELahlam ELAcum 3 luni
  • 4/64 GB variant in 2020. seriously?

    Ashikur RahmanAshikur RahmanAcum 3 luni
    • Remember, is not Windows 😁

      Erick MazariegosErick MazariegosAcum lună
  • Chromebooks were made for ARM (because of Android Apps, efficiency). Crappy Intel processor: No thanks.

    John xantoroJohn xantoroAcum 3 luni
  • Please dont scream... Not nice to Listen to

    Jan EisenJan EisenAcum 3 luni
  • I'm sorry, where was this shot?

    Alvar LagerlöfAlvar LagerlöfAcum 3 luni
  • lmao can't believe I'm gonna write this but for 699 (upgraded model) just get an M1 Mac Book Air.

    David MenaDavid MenaAcum 3 luni
    • The problem is that apple laptops has ios 😐

      Erick MazariegosErick MazariegosAcum lună
    • @Jieon Choi Still $899

      erzascralet48erzascralet48Acum 3 luni
    • @Kev Lew you can get a student discount.

      Jieon ChoiJieon ChoiAcum 3 luni
    • M1 Macbook Air starts at $1000. The discounted models ($699 during the holidays, around $799 now) are the older i3 Macbooks.

      Kev LewKev LewAcum 3 luni
  • How is color a feature!?!

    Rahul KerurRahul KerurAcum 3 luni
  • Watching from M1 and meh

    James Ce MightyJames Ce MightyAcum 3 luni
    • @Владимир Путин and does way more far better

      Bryan MillerBryan MillerAcum lună
    • That laptop costs 1000$+

      Владимир ПутинВладимир ПутинAcum 3 luni
  • this is falling apart even in a controlled environment 1:09. defines Samsung.

    Yen SethiYen SethiAcum 3 luni
  • chromebook is such a joke

    wahyu levinewahyu levineAcum 3 luni
  • excellent video! does this model have a holder/slot for a pen? And what do you consider good battery life? 10 hrs or so? Love that red design but not sure if I'd get this over the Acer Spin 713 or Lenovo Flex 5.

    Chris SmithChris SmithAcum 3 luni
  • I love Samsung but is it only color bright obnoxious red or is there a low profile color

    JonasJonasAcum 3 luni
  • Please use more pronouns 😅

    SavSavAcum 3 luni
  • Not to be rude. But this wasn't pleasant to listen to. Bit all over the place and not clear. Intonation and cadence was also off

    Peter PBPeter PBAcum 3 luni
    • While I totally agree, maybe she can improve with her work and give better reviews in the future!

      Robin FaigmaneRobin FaigmaneAcum 3 luni
    • Totally agree. I've been so accustomed to reviews done by Dieter, Becca, and Ashley which are so well crafted and presented. This one just didn't have that balance of information and entertainment.

      Lorenzo AlajarLorenzo AlajarAcum 3 luni
  • Yawn. Chromebooks dull. I haven't watched a review on one in ages... And literally nothing has changed since.

    Nathan BuddNathan BuddAcum 3 luni
  • Watching on my OG Galaxy Chromebook.

    Pixubol ImonPixubol ImonAcum 3 luni
    • Nice

      Erick MazariegosErick MazariegosAcum lună
  • Not the Celeron :( my phone is faster than that lol

    Jolan RensenJolan RensenAcum 3 luni
  • But.. Why would you want to use Chrome OS exept for its lower prive point? At $699 you can buy an older Surface Laptop with better screen, bigger SSD, more usability and better compatibility. You still can run all the Google Apps but so much more. Yes, battery life may be an important factor, but then again.. $699? And why would you care about a better processor? Chrome OS and its hardware-lineup still feel like beta, but I get the appeal of these devices and hope they figure out, where they want to go from there down at Google.

    frisches_pfitznerfrisches_pfitznerAcum 3 luni
  • ”If it lives up to 14 hour battery life, but that’s a big if” isn’t it your job to know if the last 14 hours?

    Noah FairNoah FairAcum 3 luni
  • That red colour is stunning :O!

    NickNickAcum 3 luni
  • Honestly, with the release of Apples M1 chip, there’s little to no reason why you should go with any option other than Apple.

    Tim CTim CAcum 3 luni
    • Not everyone wants a MacBook.

      Arquell EastlandArquell EastlandAcum 3 luni
    • @PocariPocari I see. It's just comparing the M1 with Intel i3... it's like trying to win a bike vs Mustang at full speed race.. lol

      Tim CTim CAcum 3 luni
    • even with the m1's release you can run ios and ipad apps sure, but imagine the mac having a touchscreen. It would be the perfect device.

      PocariPocariPocariPocariAcum 3 luni
    • @Tim C I think must is an exaggeration, but because so many devices are touch-enabled nowadays, folks that only have a phone or never owned a traditional laptop would have a much easier time. I think of older people and tablet use. Artists could benefit from drawing directly on the screen. I imagine student work could see benefits as well. Ever try annotating a pdf? lol

      PocariPocariPocariPocariAcum 3 luni
    • @PocariPocari In what situation is touchscreen a must?

      Tim CTim CAcum 3 luni
  • Once again not available in my country :/

    Karlo SchallibaumKarlo SchallibaumAcum 3 luni
  • I've never heard someone refer to a laptop as fierce 😂

    Fabian GandaraFabian GandaraAcum 3 luni
    • Well not as much as a io shield being called a brace

      Z3YUZ3YUAcum 3 luni
    • It's bold! It's fierce! It makes a statement whilst out on the town!!!! Lol

      AshtonAshtonAcum 3 luni
  • A little bit more enthusiasm, please!

    Lunatic PrimeLunatic PrimeAcum 3 luni
    • nah she alright

      Nate DunnNate DunnAcum 3 luni
  • the 1st model was a 1 grand browser?!!! I'd take an MacBook over that!

    RagingsilverRagingsilverAcum 3 luni
    • @Erick Mazariegos they have Mac OS actually :P which still does more things than a 1K browser. Heck just get a windows laptop and put chrome on that, job done!

      RagingsilverRagingsilverAcum lună
    • The problem is that apple laptops has ios 😐

      Erick MazariegosErick MazariegosAcum lună
    • Ikr

      SavSavAcum 3 luni
  • Google still makes these? 🤦‍♂️

    JEEP 2019JEEP 2019Acum 3 luni
  • I miss the butterfly keyboard from the macbooks.

    MaximilianMaximilianAcum 3 luni
    • That's why I am holding onto my 2019 MacBook. I prefer the butterfly keyboard over the new keyboard on the 2020 MacBooks.

      Bruce LeeroyBruce LeeroyAcum 3 luni
  • Just save some money and get the M1 MacBook air. It is now the best in the market. If you get use to chrome OS, you will get use to that as well.

    ShawShawAcum 3 luni
    • You get better silicon. Who cares about the logo anyway.

      ShawShawAcum 3 luni
    • Don't those START at $999? For a laptop that is NOT touchscreen, and is NOT 2-1 convertible to tablet mode. But you do get that Apple logo on the back, which seems to be the main selling point.

      Jason MolterJason MolterAcum 3 luni
  • 1:07 is that a broken back lid?

    Bloo PlanetBloo PlanetAcum 3 luni
  • So meh 😒

    LizardGorgeousLizardGorgeousAcum 3 luni
    • yup for 549? not bad. Great screen but wish it had an ARM chip...😞

      Hello TheirHello TheirAcum 3 luni
  • Such a jarring experience watching this review...

    AliAliAcum 3 luni
  • Great price. Might need to buy one to complete a website. Though there's no reason it shouldn't be possible using a phone nowadays.

    TJ BlaiddTJ BlaiddAcum 3 luni
  • where is becca

    Onion KnightOnion KnightAcum 3 luni
  • Samsung won’t even remove the anti theft cable for a The Verge reporter... weird

    Oleg RoitburdOleg RoitburdAcum 3 luni
    • @Sebastian Remi dude I'm not annoyed, just wondering, i do think the video would feel more simeless and natural if it was removed, espacialy for the benefit of Samsung.

      Oleg RoitburdOleg RoitburdAcum 3 luni
    • I mean most of The Verge reviewers are Apple sheeps so fair enough

      OXIROXIRAcum 3 luni
    • @Sebastian Remi he didnt say he was annoyed, you are overly negative

      Andrey RubtsovAndrey RubtsovAcum 3 luni
  • I like red, but I really hate the bottom bezel.

    digi thatdigi thatAcum 3 luni
  • Cool But for the love of jeez, they couldn't let you untether the thing?

    KEN BEEKEN BEEAcum 3 luni
    • @KEN BEE I don’t see the issue

      NoHomework16NoHomework16Acum 3 luni
    • @NoHomework16 It doesn't? She was making a preview of a product....and its strapped to a table the whole time

      KEN BEEKEN BEEAcum 3 luni
    • Doesn’t impact the video on any way BUT FOR THE LOVE OF JEEZ 😂😂😂

      NoHomework16NoHomework16Acum 3 luni
  • Great review. I wonder if the i3 is powerful enough for parallels. I think samsung might have missed the mark on this.

    Don nullDon nullAcum 3 luni
    • @KEN BEE it's a virtualization software

      Sasuke UchihaSasuke UchihaAcum 3 luni
    • Parallels?

      KEN BEEKEN BEEAcum 3 luni
  • chromebook shoud never be over $400

    jon wikjon wikAcum 3 luni
    • Is because its veru premiun and is Samsung. Greatness ☺

      Erick MazariegosErick MazariegosAcum lună
    • @Malte Laurids Brigge if only google put an effort into the software instead of stretching pre existing android software and dedicated themselves on creating an actual flagship device this could justify the overblown price of this chromebooks.

      jon wikjon wikAcum 3 luni
    • @jon wik exactly! Because 90% of people do NOT need more than that, which would only complicate what little computing they do. I used to do sites and all manner of things but now I don't and rarely if ever find a chromebook lacking. Sometimes I need to find a different way to do something but generally what I can't do I don't need to do. So I just open it, sign in, save things online, and that's it. I regularly drown laptops somehow so... Get another chromebook, sign in, and... There you go, it's all back where it was. People who criticize Chromebooks for being incapable of doing anything are generally devs and/or people who have never used one. I had a Pixelbook for 2+ years I think and now need to find something new. It might be the Samsung though I wish it was higher end, I think they dropped the specs too low. I like the HP c1101 or whatever it's called? Nice specs anyway.

      Malte Laurids BriggeMalte Laurids BriggeAcum 3 luni
    • tbh these chrome books do look great and has decent specs but u cant do a lot with chrome os. Its like having steam engine in lamborghini.

      jon wikjon wikAcum 3 luni
    • Old and more powerful laptops can be even cheaper

      Edd 95Edd 95Acum 3 luni
  • I think 550 for this is quite nice actually.

    Victor LazoVictor LazoAcum 3 luni
    • for 550 you can get a windows laptop with a ryzen 5 4500u, 8gb of ram and 256gb ssd... admittedly it's gonna be all plastic and have a mediocre screen, but this doesn't seem like it's worth it at all

      Sample TextSample TextAcum 3 luni
  • Do authorized reviewers tend to steal units at reviewer workshops?

    Andre Da CostaAndre Da CostaAcum 3 luni
    • ? It's a public place

      PlaySaucePlaySauceAcum 3 luni
  • I really like this reviewer. Fresh presence in The Verge’s videos

    Georgi VelevGeorgi VelevAcum 3 luni
  • surface go laptop is better-just spend the extra money for it and do not buy the base model

    Account 1Account 1Acum 3 luni
  • Chromebooks are the way forward, especially as they migrate to lower power consumption.

    David NicholsonDavid NicholsonAcum 3 luni
  • With the introduction of the M1 chip, Apple reigns supreme, unchallenged in the laptop/ desktop universe. Just go back to releasing 50 models of smartphones annually for the sake of market share

    Regulus JRegulus JAcum 3 luni
    • Yes That's what you do when your business competitor gets ahead Quit and go away 🙂

      KEN BEEKEN BEEAcum 3 luni
  • Not a fan of the reviewer. I miss Dieter. 😭

    Ankush ChowdhuryAnkush ChowdhuryAcum 3 luni
    • no one cares 😂

      Nate DunnNate DunnAcum 3 luni
  • Wait - no front-facing camera in our current world? How and why would anyone launch something like this?

    MrZotteltierMrZotteltierAcum 3 luni
    • @Vikram Balakrishnan google should have a webcam add on software for all

      DJTheArtistDJTheArtistAcum 3 luni
    • It still has a web cam, she means that you cant take a selfie when its on tablet mode

      Tamim NabilTamim NabilAcum 3 luni
    • @Vikram Balakrishnan ahhhhhhhhhh okay. Thanks for the clarification.

      MrZotteltierMrZotteltierAcum 3 luni
    • @Vikram Balakrishnan thanks for the clarification, I was wondering if she misspoke and meant a rear-facing camera.

      Eric JohnsonEric JohnsonAcum 3 luni
    • there's still a camera at the top of the screen for video calls (you can see it in the video). she's talking about a second camera in the keyboard the samsung galaxy chromebook had that let you take pictures easily while in tablet mode.

      Vikram BalakrishnanVikram BalakrishnanAcum 3 luni