I’m not trying to provide a full review on this laptop…
but I decided to keep the Chromebook Pro
Samsung Chromebook Pro
On Sale for about $519 - Regularly $549
Samsung Chromebook Plus
On Sale for about $406 - Regular about $440
Both computers are exactly alike except:
Pro: M3 Processor, Color: Black
Plus: ARM Processor, Color: Silver
An important thing for me was… could I find a light-weight “device” that was powerful enough
to Design a website using Webflow ON MY LAP… and do some basics tasks like surfing / mail / watching a YouTube video / etc
Both of these Chromebooks did what I wanted them to do. The Plus just a little slower… and some system stutter would occur if I had to many tabs open. Around 10… maybe 15 ?
I haven’t seen any stutter with the Pro model… and it remains pretty snappy in speed… with 30+ open.
2400 x 1600 Screen… the screen is incredible. With my eyes though… I have some difficulty seeing this resolution on a 12" screen. Instead, I use the 1800 x 1200 resolution - and it works with Webflow Designer. I had thought Webflow’s minimum resolution was 1920… but guess not.
360 degree design… can convert from laptop to tablet… though in tablet - it’s not as comfortable to use as an iPad or Surface.
Extremely light. Easy to carry around.
I had some difficulty with Wifi using the Plus version. Have not had 1 issue with the Pro version.
As mentioned… I have 2 laptops… a MacBook Pro and a Surface Pro. They cost about $2000 each.
I purchased both the Plus and the Pro Chromebooks… I am returning the Plus Laptop… and keeping the Pro version.
If you need a new laptop… you might want to take a look at one of the these. They are considerably cheaper - and very capable. The only issue I came across was editing images… which I can do at home on a different system.
But for travel - this Chromebook worked flawlessly.
The only thing I found disappointing about this laptop… was it come with a back lit keyboard. I’m guessing they will make it back lit in the future.
It comes with a pen as well. I’ve never really used a pen before… it’s a nice feature to have (for my needs).
Apparently it’s not comparable to a Surface Pen… and others in that league.
but if just needed it for note taking… it worked for me.