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Samsung Chromebook Plus Convertible Touch Laptop (XE513C24-K01US)

The Chromebook plus is the next generation of premium Chromebooks with the flexibility of a tablet. Chromebook Plus is designed and optimized for Android apps, and is the first Chromebook designed with an integrated pen.

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Size

(27 reviews)
Laptop

(78 reviews)
Stylus

(33 reviews)
Machine

(53 reviews)
Quality

(45 reviews)
Pen

(34 reviews)
Battery

(45 reviews)
Display

(46 reviews)
Device

(71 reviews)
App

(74 reviews)
Keyboard

(73 reviews)
Processor

(18 reviews)
App crash

(19 reviews)
Software

(14 reviews)
Issue

(24 reviews)
Lack

(15 reviews)
Palm rejection

(26 reviews)
Bite

(20 reviews)
Lot

(17 reviews)
Problem

(10 reviews)
Bluetooth

(10 reviews)
Drive

(12 reviews)
Pixel

(8 reviews)
Volume

(6 reviews)
Buyer

(4 reviews)

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Reviews around size (4.06 of 5)

  • This has a better I/O dual USB Type C as opposed to 1, plus more versatile in how you use it due to it being a full-fledged computer
  • I loved the size of the Acer C100 touch screen but this is almost as light.
  • Some work better than others and most frustratingly, some do not operate at full screen, only the same size as on your phone
  • The 12.3 screen is the perfect size for actually using it as a laptop
  • So when I adjusted the resolution to 1350 x900, the fonts and overall screen felt like a better size
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Reviews around laptop (4.03 of 5)

  • Not as thin as a MacBook Air but great little laptop for the price
  • Now the new laptop somehow is even more scratched up and scratched up deep
  • I like to watch my laptop to fall asleep which means the screen is too dim to illuminate the keyboard
  • this is a better laptop than any of the windows laptops i have used costing more than twice as much.
  • I tried to like a two pound laptop which had touch but the case was flimsy
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Reviews around stylus (3.98 of 5)

  • I spent weeks researching Chromebooks just trying to find out about the quality of the writing with stylus and palm rejection performance
  • Stylus pen : really handy, especially at hi-resolutions
  • Extremely responsive, quick boots, great touchscreen and stylus, first rate.
  • I hated to lose the screen & Stylus from the Samsung, but competitor product performs similarly, is smaller, and has all the ports and slots a normal user needs *built in*.
  • Flip-book designs like the CB+ are 2lb+ laptops first, with software-accelerated passive styli designed to mimic the no-lag, active styli on iPad Pros and Surfaces
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Reviews around machine (3.89 of 5)

  • This has a better I/O dual USB Type C as opposed to 1, plus more versatile in how you use it due to it being a full-fledged computer
  • The keys will go clicky clackety when folded up but the machine is smart enough to ignore the keyboard when in tablet model so its inconsequential.
  • The Samsung Chromebook Plus is a good machine, but the software has been unreliable
  • Overall it is a decent machine and the price was reasonable.
  • Also, I was very pleasantly surprised to find that my machine came with $20 in Google Play Store credit, although I can't guarantee that they'll continue to do that.
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Reviews around quality (3.82 of 5)

  • The build quality on the unit is questionable at best - under the screen glass there is a ripply looking plastic strip that looks extremely cheap
  • I hate Apple products probably equally as much as I hated my Chromebook which I returned after discovering it’s useless for my purposes
  • It's alright just for watching videos, but as other people have mentioned the sound quality is terrible
  • This has a better I/O dual USB Type C as opposed to 1, plus more versatile in how you use it due to it being a full-fledged computer
  • The response from the track pen to the screen is great, the LED screen is vibrant and very high quality
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Reviews around pen (3.79 of 5)

  • The pen is really the best but the productive programs like Google Doc are not support it yet
  • The indifferent: The default pen option is Google Keep and the pen is noticeably laggy
  • At first I thought the pen was useless but the experience is actually great and it does fill like writing on paper
  • The incorporated pen is amazing and performs remarkably well
  • Brilliant screen, great trackpad, good keyboard , great S Pen and everything works very smooth
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Reviews around battery (3.78 of 5)

  • Very good build quality, wonderful screen, good battery life
  • It’s super fast, clean, sexy, lightweight, incredible battery life and the
  • It charges in around 2 hours from a completely dead battery
  • It’s super fast, clean, sexy, lightweight, incredible battery life and the
  • I don’t really use my chromebook for much but the battery was dead in about 3 hours from web browsing and playing music.
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Reviews around display (3.72 of 5)

  • I love how lightweight this is and the display is fantastic
  • Great display, long battery life, surprisingly crisp performance and very lightweight
  • The display is bright and sharp and very comfortable to look at.
  • This is a great "Chromebook", the display is beautiful and I love the "limited" functions of the S-pen.
  • The Pro and V2 cut corners, worse battery performance and display, respectively.
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Reviews around device (3.58 of 5)

  • With that in mind, it's not a bad device for the asking
  • This is a great device for the price, but not without flaws
  • In tablet mode the device feels a little bulkier but still works well enough
  • Unfortunately the beautiful device that my samsung chromebook is, it still has an issue with turning off when on its side in tablet mode
  • Out of the Chromebooks available this is a good device.
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Reviews around app (3.49 of 5)

  • The few apps we've used have worked great, haven't had any app issues.
  • The apps are good, and work perfectly on an Android device
  • Not all android apps work on it but enough to make it a great Laptop/Tablet/Phone hybrid.
  • Most android apps work OK, but not all are working quite right
  • The apps are buggy and some fail to display key features
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Reviews around keyboard (3.28 of 5)

  • It is a super fast device and the keyboard is actually not bad
  • The device looks great and has a beautiful screen, s-pen, a good keyboard and an OK touch pad
  • Keyboard is cramped in, and it takes allot to get use too
  • The keyboard is really good too for the thinness of the laptop
  • Slow, bad keyboard, not particularly light or convenient
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Reviews around processor (3.00 of 5)

  • I have seen on a Chromebook-2 in 1 functionality that works fairly wellCons-Terrible keyboard (seriously, I cannot stress enough on how bad it is)-ARM processor is weak and limits this device-$400 price tag is not justifiableAll in all, this device was very underwhelming to me
  • Samsung makes great TV’s but they do not make good laptops.
  • I switch between this and a desktop, and though the desktop's always going to be faster, this processor doesn't feel painfully slow, which is surprising for an ARM chip
  • I'm going to be returning this and holding out hope that the Pro's more powerful processor and increased dev time can iron out the issues.
  • Somehow i really like my Samsung Chromebook Plus, but it's really suffering from it's slow processor
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Reviews around app crash (2.89 of 5)

  • Samsung makes great TV’s but they do not make good laptops.
  • Build: metal and not plastic, so there's not much creaking as in cheap netbooks
  • It worked as I would expect having owned phones from their Note series
  • Sonos does not work as of this writing, as it could not find my Sonos system.
  • Build: metal and not plastic, so there's not much creaking as in cheap netbooks
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Reviews around software (2.60 of 5)

  • Let's just say I'm glad I only paid $400+ for this device rather than $2000+ for laptop that has a Chromebook's software imposed limitations
  • The Samsung Chromebook Plus is a good machine, but the software has been unreliable
  • But the software has become unreliable, with multiple crashes and freezes, and applications losing their data
  • I hate Apple products probably equally as much as I hated my Chromebook which I returned after discovering it’s useless for my purposes
  • If the m3 version has a backlit keyboard and they sort out the buggy software I may give it a shot
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Reviews around issue (2.43 of 5)

  • Samsung makes great TV’s but they do not make good laptops.
  • As someone that frequently deals with *nix systems, I'm well aware of how well Linux (what Chromium OS and thus Chrome OS use for their kernel) can perform and how well it can handle issues that might pop up during run time
  • So far day one the function of this computer seem t be fine no issues there
  • Lack of backlighting is not an issue: the screen is so bright that the keys are pretty lit
  • This is not an isolated issue, it's actually quite common among this Chromebook
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Reviews around lack (2.41 of 5)

  • , wifi doesn't always work, even when it shows you're connected- Samsung's lack of support- Not enough cpu/gpu power to drive the high resolution display
  • This has a better I/O dual USB Type C as opposed to 1, plus more versatile in how you use it due to it being a full-fledged computer
  • Lack of backlighting is not an issue: the screen is so bright that the keys are pretty lit
  • The lack of back lighting is not usually an issue as the letters are reflective and the amazing screen illuminates them
  • USB type C on both sides, keyboard not difficult to adjust to / big enough, screen and battery solid
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Reviews around palm rejection (2.27 of 5)

  • Writing is smooth, quick, and palm rejection is very accurate about 98% of the time
  • USB type C on both sides, keyboard not difficult to adjust to / big enough, screen and battery solid
  • I concur with all the praise: Superb screen, fast and smooth as long as you understand the limitations of the processor, great keyboard, beautiful finish
  • Writing is smooth, quick, and palm rejection is very accurate about 98% of the time
  • Stylus works really well with palm rejection, looking forward to Google Keep being improved as we go
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Reviews around bite (2.16 of 5)

  • Hinges are a bit sticky/creaky--but better that than loose
  • It doesn't have a lot of travel and the keys do feel a bit 'cheap'.However, if you type a lot you'll have no problems at all
  • Sound is clear but is a bit "low" and not really "rich" in bass
  • Although it lags a little bit and that some of its features such as the android apps compatibility is not working so well, as a laptop with light weight and that is 360° reversible, it is pretty awesome
  • The google handwriting recognition is a bit odd to use but works well
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Reviews around lot (2.02 of 5)

  • n’t get a refund for a product that doesn’t work and has a warranty for 1 year
  • You can take your chances with this product, but there are a lot of reviews detailing this same problem.
  • I did a lot of checking for potential solutions, but none of them worked
  • So I have bought a lot of laptops both cheap and super expensive.
  • However I have a lot of issues with this thing being touted as Android ready
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Reviews around problem (1.80 of 5)

  • the trackpad is fine, geeze, no problem with it 2) the keyboard is fine and I figure even if you're used to full size, which this really is close to, you will adjust if you have to write a 20 page report
  • The problem was so bad that I assumed I had a defective unit, so I returned it and ordered another
  • Like I said, I see others talking about the same problem so not an isolated problem to my machine
  • But otherwise it's been great, no other problems.
  • One, the outer metal'ish top-surface scratches easily (a major problem which I expect will and certainly needs to be fixed in future versions)
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Reviews around bluetooth (1.71 of 5)

  • n’t get a refund for a product that doesn’t work and has a warranty for 1 year
  • i was about to return this product even though i really like it cause the bluetooth was permanently disabled to 'off'
  • * Bluetooth is working fine now
  • Bluetooth is intermittent/weak, Screen dimmer has no setting between "off" and "Too bright at night", not enough ports, no USB type A, no Video Out, no SD card
  • n’t get a refund for a product that doesn’t work and has a warranty for 1 year
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Reviews around drive (1.66 of 5)

  • Only thing it lacked was hard drive space and additional USB ports (standard for most Chromebooks) easily over come by purchasing 128
  • By the way, you can plug in an external hard drive for reading and writing, and an external optical drive (CD, DVD, etc.) for read-only
  • and I spent more money and bought a Lenovo Flex 5 14inch laptop with backlit keyboard, 256 solid state hard drive, and 8gb of ram with windows 10.
  • You don't need RAM, or hard drive space, or USB ports, or a DVD drive.
  • Since it has no regular USD you need adaptors for every hard drive or external connection
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Reviews around pixel (1.65 of 5)

  • Then the 3rd one came out without dead pixel but a scratch on the screen
  • This has a better I/O dual USB Type C as opposed to 1, plus more versatile in how you use it due to it being a full-fledged computer
  • This has a better I/O dual USB Type C as opposed to 1, plus more versatile in how you use it due to it being a full-fledged computer
  • While I stand by my assessment that Chrome OS is more than enough OS for most people and that the OS is actually surprisingly developer friendly (I'm compiling C++ on it without issue, so the OS is definitely a capable Linux system), the hardware is utter garbage
  • I ordered a replacement and found a dead pixel on the screen as soon as it was pulled out from the box
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Reviews around volume (1.41 of 5)

  • While the volume could have been a little louder out of the box, a quick download of a volume booster app solved that problem.
  • The volume is also seriously deficient, you can barely hear it at all.
  • Dark scenes in Movie/TV media will lose considerable detail in bright environments.- Audio volume isn't loud enough for noisy environments such as an airplane, even with active noise cancelling headphones
  • The speakers are on the bottom, and the volume on this is horrible.
  • TINY speakers with very poor volume - You can barely have a zoom call without headphones
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Reviews around buyer (1.00 of 5)

  • As someone who often suffers "buyer's remorse" after a large purchase, I haven't regretted buying this laptop for a moment

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More about Samsung Chromebook Plus Convertible Touch Laptop (XE513C24-K01US)

  • The Chromebook plus is the next generation of premium Chromebooks with the flexibility of a tablet
  • Chromebook Plus is designed and optimized for Android apps, and is the first Chromebook designed with an integrated pen.