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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  • Zits spots plukes

    LamboLamboAcum 5 Zile
  • why not iPad Pro if it's not a desktop OS?

    EnemyofHKEnemyofHKAcum 8 Zile
  • 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 8 Zile
  • Why does this even exist ?

    anubhavtube1985anubhavtube1985Acum 8 Zile
  • Who holds a laptop in one hand for a long time? Barbarians?

    Super OkapiSuper OkapiAcum 10 Zile
  • Can't touch the MBA M1 lmfao

    NempowaNempowaAcum 11 Zile
  • 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 11 Zile
  • *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 11 Zile
  • *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 11 Zile
  • 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 11 Zile
  • 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 11 Zile
  • 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 12 Zile
  • Wt hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaa

    DX 2DX 2Acum 12 Zile
  • 480 p are you serious!! Why?? ☹️

    ChowderChowderAcum 13 Zile
  • id rather get hp chromebook at $700

    Aditya RathodAditya RathodAcum 13 Zile
  • "No front facing camera" ? But there seems to be a cut out there. I'm confused

    TariqTariqAcum 13 Zile
  • why the hell did they take off the sensor

    DJTheArtistDJTheArtistAcum 14 Zile
  • Still, why you want chrome os at that price point ?

    robertson Patricksonrobertson PatricksonAcum 14 Zile
  • This is a depressing Chromebook

    The AntClansThe AntClansAcum 15 Zile
  • Just by the basic Macbook Air M1... have some respect for yourself... Chromebook? Yuck!

    Askar MassalimovAskar MassalimovAcum 15 Zile
  • Chromebook is still a thing?

    Erwin TjiaErwin TjiaAcum 15 Zile
  • Is...not fan

    M M MM M MAcum 15 Zile
    • Can Google asistent

      M M MM M MAcum 14 Zile
  • red is my favorite color

    etherealetherealAcum 15 Zile
  • Imagine one of the kids these days flexing on their distance learning classes with a Galaxy Chromebook.

    Paul HoPaul HoAcum 15 Zile
  • can i install windows on it?

    남편Corpse남편CorpseAcum 15 Zile
  • Another swing and miss, Samsung. Maybe third time lucky?

    Ben MillerBen MillerAcum 15 Zile
  • 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 15 Zile
  • NO OLED, I'll keep my Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 1

    Marco DuntonMarco DuntonAcum 15 Zile
  • If YG had a chromebook

    Luis GonzalezLuis GonzalezAcum 15 Zile
  • 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 16 Zile
  • 1:09 manufacturing defect.

    Muhammad Tayyab HasanMuhammad Tayyab HasanAcum 16 Zile
    • Didn’t even notice, that’s awful

      Nico S.Nico S.Acum 15 Zile
  • I prefer mac for productivity and windows for gaming... 😌

    RajiRajiAcum 16 Zile
  • Could have made the video a lot more enticing to watch.

    For RealFor RealAcum 16 Zile
  • So wooden!! Get Dieter on.... He looks he has a soul and real character

    Nikhil RaoNikhil RaoAcum 16 Zile
  • chromebook using intel chip? what a waste of money compare with m1 macbook air

    Sam TanSam TanAcum 16 Zile
  • 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 16 Zile
  • Can't stand the reporter. skipped

    Stabbing SquidwardStabbing SquidwardAcum 16 Zile
  • Crapbook

    Sou vikSou vikAcum 16 Zile
  • amazing review❤

    AbdelRahman MohamedAbdelRahman MohamedAcum 16 Zile
  • You can get a decent i5 10gen, 8gb ram and ssd laptop for $550. Plus it runs actual Windows and not Android OS.

    ベジータベジータAcum 16 Zile
  • Honestly, just buy an iPad or a Samsung Tab!

    G PG PAcum 16 Zile
  • Password only? No Smart Unlock for android phone users?

    Aaron TelanderAaron TelanderAcum 17 Zile
  • 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 17 Zile
  • Waiting for the host Becca Farsace!

    Ariyan DebBarmaAriyan DebBarmaAcum 17 Zile
  • 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 17 Zile
  • Farhoni.

    Janat malakJanat malakAcum 17 Zile
  • 3afakome.dohklo.3andi

    Janat malakJanat malakAcum 17 Zile
  • 4/64 GB variant in 2020. seriously?

    Ashikur RahmanAshikur RahmanAcum 17 Zile
  • Chromebooks were made for ARM (because of Android Apps, efficiency). Crappy Intel processor: No thanks.

    John xantoroJohn xantoroAcum 17 Zile
  • Please dont scream... Not nice to Listen to

    Jan EisenJan EisenAcum 17 Zile
  • I'm sorry, where was this shot?

    Alvar LagerlöfAlvar LagerlöfAcum 17 Zile
  • lmao can't believe I'm gonna write this but for 699 (upgraded model) just get an M1 Mac Book Air.

    David MenaDavid MenaAcum 17 Zile
    • @Jieon Choi Still $899

      erzascralet48erzascralet48Acum 14 Zile
    • @Kev Lew you can get a student discount.

      Jieon ChoiJieon ChoiAcum 15 Zile
    • M1 Macbook Air starts at $1000. The discounted models ($699 during the holidays, around $799 now) are the older i3 Macbooks.

      Kev LewKev LewAcum 15 Zile
  • How is color a feature!?!

    Rahul KerurRahul KerurAcum 17 Zile
  • Watching from M1 and meh

    James Ce MightyJames Ce MightyAcum 17 Zile
    • That laptop costs 1000$+

      Владимир ПутинВладимир ПутинAcum 14 Zile
  • this is falling apart even in a controlled environment 1:09. defines Samsung.

    Yen SethiYen SethiAcum 17 Zile
  • chromebook is such a joke

    wahyu levinewahyu levineAcum 17 Zile
  • 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 17 Zile
  • I love Samsung but is it only color bright obnoxious red or is there a low profile color

    jonasjonasAcum 17 Zile
  • Please use more pronouns 😅

    SavSavAcum 17 Zile
  • 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 17 Zile
    • While I totally agree, maybe she can improve with her work and give better reviews in the future!

      Robin FaigmaneRobin FaigmaneAcum 17 Zile
    • 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 17 Zile
  • Yawn. Chromebooks dull. I haven't watched a review on one in ages... And literally nothing has changed since.

    Nathan BuddNathan BuddAcum 17 Zile
  • Watching on my OG Galaxy Chromebook.

    Pixubol ImonPixubol ImonAcum 17 Zile
  • Not the Celeron :( my phone is faster than that lol

    Jolan RensenJolan RensenAcum 17 Zile
  • 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 17 Zile
  • ”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 17 Zile
  • That red colour is stunning :O!

    NickNickAcum 17 Zile
  • 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 17 Zile
    • Not everyone wants a MacBook.

      Arquell EastlandArquell EastlandAcum 17 Zile
    • @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 17 Zile
    • 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 17 Zile
    • @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 17 Zile
    • @PocariPocari In what situation is touchscreen a must?

      Tim CTim CAcum 17 Zile
  • Once again not available in my country :/

    Karlo SchallibaumKarlo SchallibaumAcum 17 Zile
  • I've never heard someone refer to a laptop as fierce 😂

    Fabian GandaraFabian GandaraAcum 17 Zile
    • Well not as much as a io shield being called a brace

      Z3YUZ3YUAcum 16 Zile
    • It's bold! It's fierce! It makes a statement whilst out on the town!!!! Lol

      Ashton WhitakerAshton WhitakerAcum 17 Zile
  • A little bit more enthusiasm, please!

    Lunatic PrimeLunatic PrimeAcum 17 Zile
    • nah she alright

      Nate DunnNate DunnAcum 13 Zile
  • the 1st model was a 1 grand browser?!!! I'd take an MacBook over that!

    RagingsilverRagingsilverAcum 17 Zile
    • Ikr

      SavSavAcum 17 Zile
  • Google still makes these? 🤦‍♂️

    JEEP 2019JEEP 2019Acum 17 Zile
  • I miss the butterfly keyboard from the macbooks.

    MaximilianMaximilianAcum 17 Zile
    • 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 9 Zile
  • 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 17 Zile
    • You get better silicon. Who cares about the logo anyway.

      ShawShawAcum 17 Zile
    • 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 17 Zile
  • 1:07 is that a broken back lid?

    Bloo PlanetBloo PlanetAcum 17 Zile
  • So meh 😒

    LizardGorgeousLizardGorgeousAcum 17 Zile
    • yup for 549? not bad. Great screen but wish it had an ARM chip...😞

      Hello TheirHello TheirAcum 17 Zile
  • Such a jarring experience watching this review...

    AliAliAcum 17 Zile
  • 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 17 Zile
  • where is becca

    Onion KnightOnion KnightAcum 17 Zile
  • Samsung won’t even remove the anti theft cable for a The Verge reporter... weird

    Oleg RoitburdOleg RoitburdAcum 17 Zile
    • @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 13 Zile
    • I mean most of The Verge reviewers are Apple sheeps so fair enough

      U G OfficialU G OfficialAcum 14 Zile
    • @Sebastian Remi he didnt say he was annoyed, you are overly negative

      Andrey RubtsovAndrey RubtsovAcum 17 Zile
    • This video was made at a product show case at CES2021, where MANY reporters come to make reviews. Does verge have some unknown privilege for Samsung to remove the anti theft cable only for them? nope. Maybe you should ask Verge to actually get a sponsored product to review it if you are so annoyed by the anti theft cable... so entitled sheesh.

      Sebastian RemiSebastian RemiAcum 17 Zile
  • I like red, but I really hate the bottom bezel.

    digi thatdigi thatAcum 17 Zile
  • Cool But for the love of jeez, they couldn't let you untether the thing?

    KEN BEEKEN BEEAcum 17 Zile
    • @KEN BEE I don’t see the issue

      NoHomework16NoHomework16Acum 16 Zile
    • @NoHomework16 It doesn't? She was making a preview of a product....and its strapped to a table the whole time

      KEN BEEKEN BEEAcum 17 Zile
    • Doesn’t impact the video on any way BUT FOR THE LOVE OF JEEZ 😂😂😂

      NoHomework16NoHomework16Acum 17 Zile
  • 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 17 Zile
    • @KEN BEE it's a virtualization software

      Sasuke UchihaSasuke UchihaAcum 14 Zile
    • Parallels?

      KEN BEEKEN BEEAcum 17 Zile
  • chromebook shoud never be over $400

    jon wikjon wikAcum 17 Zile
    • @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 11 Zile
    • @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 11 Zile
    • 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 16 Zile
    • Old and more powerful laptops can be even cheaper

      Edd 95Edd 95Acum 16 Zile
    • Yes 😅

      RajiRajiAcum 16 Zile
  • I think 550 for this is quite nice actually.

    Victor LazoVictor LazoAcum 17 Zile
    • 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 17 Zile
  • Do authorized reviewers tend to steal units at reviewer workshops?

    Andre Da CostaAndre Da CostaAcum 17 Zile
    • ? It's a public place

      PlaySaucePlaySauceAcum 15 Zile
  • I really like this reviewer. Fresh presence in The Verge’s videos

    Georgi VelevGeorgi VelevAcum 17 Zile
  • surface go laptop is better-just spend the extra money for it and do not buy the base model

    Account 1Account 1Acum 17 Zile
  • Chromebooks are the way forward, especially as they migrate to lower power consumption.

    David NicholsonDavid NicholsonAcum 17 Zile
  • 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

    R JR JAcum 18 Zile
    • Yes That's what you do when your business competitor gets ahead Quit and go away 🙂

      KEN BEEKEN BEEAcum 17 Zile
  • Not a fan of the reviewer. I miss Dieter. 😭

    Ankush ChowdhuryAnkush ChowdhuryAcum 18 Zile
    • no one cares 😂

      Nate DunnNate DunnAcum 13 Zile
  • Wait - no front-facing camera in our current world? How and why would anyone launch something like this?

    MrZotteltierMrZotteltierAcum 18 Zile
    • @Vikram Balakrishnan google should have a webcam add on software for all

      DJTheArtistDJTheArtistAcum 14 Zile
    • It still has a web cam, she means that you cant take a selfie when its on tablet mode

      Tamim NabilTamim NabilAcum 17 Zile
    • @Vikram Balakrishnan ahhhhhhhhhh okay. Thanks for the clarification.

      MrZotteltierMrZotteltierAcum 17 Zile
    • @Vikram Balakrishnan thanks for the clarification, I was wondering if she misspoke and meant a rear-facing camera.

      Eric JohnsonEric JohnsonAcum 17 Zile
    • 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 17 Zile
  • What is Samsung doing ? They have A Galaxy Book AND a Galaxy Chromebook ??? I’m just wondering what these companies are thinking... Since Samsung is creating Dex , Windows and chromeOS devices ..

    Hilal YounusHilal YounusAcum 18 Zile
  • 500€+ for a non windows laptop!?! Has the world gone crazy!?

    Mário FerreiraMário FerreiraAcum 18 Zile
    • @RoshanGamer never said it made sense. I have no idea why they made those choices other than to cut costs. I'm sure there are better profit margins at the $999 price level, but you'll sell a LOT more units at around $499. So it's not ULTRA-premium, but still up there with other premium Chromebooks like the Pixelbook Go.

      Josh WitteJosh WitteAcum 17 Zile
    • @Josh Witte the second gen went from 4k to 1080p and they also removed the front facing camera. Wow very good samsung😐

      RoshanGamerRoshanGamerAcum 18 Zile
    • You seem pretty uninformed. These have been around since the original Pixelbook. Obviously there is a market for premium Chromebooks or else manufacturers wouldn't continue to make them.

      Josh WitteJosh WitteAcum 18 Zile
  • jeez, when will google learn. chrome os is nowhere near the value of linux, mac os and windows offer to the table. it just not worth it. macbook m1 is too much of a value now. used surface is also great if you really care about touch screen and pen support. if you care about mobile apps, you have ipad to do the job.

    shzamm pataponshzamm pataponAcum 18 Zile
    • 🙄

      Josh WitteJosh WitteAcum 18 Zile
  • you don't have to explain to us the concept of "premium chrombook" - the idea of it is literally encapsulated in the labelling. We are not morons.

    Chris WonChris WonAcum 18 Zile
    • This whole video was pedantic and condescending.

      Josh WitteJosh WitteAcum 18 Zile
  • I don't like it , I want the amoled display 😫

    Editor XVEditor XVAcum 18 Zile
  • These are here so the brick doesn't come in contact with the rest of the system and short circuit.

    crackedGLIZZYcrackedGLIZZYAcum 18 Zile
  • 3:44 No front facing camera? I can see one right there... The webcam!

    Saurabh GadekarSaurabh GadekarAcum 18 Zile
    • @Josh Witte the webcam is terrible

      DJTheArtistDJTheArtistAcum 14 Zile
    • @Vikram Balakrishnan Just want to understand why would that be a 'front facing' camera when in Tablet Mode... As Josh mentioned, so confusing.

      Saurabh GadekarSaurabh GadekarAcum 16 Zile
    • There is a webcam on the front screen. They're referring to a 2nd camera in the keyboard they had on gen1 that allows easy taking of pictures/video from tablet mode.

      Vikram BalakrishnanVikram BalakrishnanAcum 17 Zile
    • Apparently that's a video from their Samsung Chromebook (gen 1) review. Yes, it's confusing. This whole video is confusing.

      Josh WitteJosh WitteAcum 18 Zile
  • Samsung makes nice hardware as long as they're not doing the software too. Maybe they'll make a normal laptop, with a Ryzen CPU (unlikely)

    AndreiAndreiAcum 18 Zile