Chromebooks
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Computer
Galaxy Chromebook
A 13.3-inch convertible Chromebook tested with Chrome OS 81.0, Intel Core i5-10210U 1.6GHz processor, 8GB of memory, Intel UHD Graphics video adapter, a touchscreen, and a 256GB solid-state drive. This model will receive updates from Google up until June 2028.
Description
A 13.3-inch convertible Chromebook tested with Chrome OS 81.0, Intel Core i5-10210U 1.6GHz processor, 8GB of memory, Intel UHD Graphics video adapter, a touchscreen, and a 256GB solid-state drive. This model will receive updates from Google up until June 2028.

Ratings Scorecard

Survey Results

Predicted Reliability

Predicted Reliability

Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased Chromebooks, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, within the first three years of ownership.

 /  5
Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction

Brand owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their Chromebook to their friends and family.

 /  5

Test Results

Ergonomics

Ergonomics

Represents the quality of the keyboard and pointing device, and accessibility of features.

 /  5
Portability

Portability

Portability is based on the size and weight of the unit, as well as battery life.

 /  5
Display

Display

Covers display size, clarity, color, brightness, and glare.

 /  5
Performance

Performance

Based on performance while running HTML5, WebGL and JavaScript benchmarks.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Includes hardware such as memory-card slots, WiFi, storage and AV connections and tech support and warranty provisions.

 /  5
Display size

Display size

The diagonal measure of the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen.

 /  5
Battery Life - web

Battery Life - web

The time it takes to deplete a fully charged battery while the Chromebook loads a sequence of web pages over WiFi. The screen is set to a specific brightness that's usable indoors or outdoors.

 /  5
Battery Life - video

Battery Life - video

The time it takes to deplete a fully charged battery while the Chromebook loops a 4K video. The screen is set to a specific brightness that's usable indoors or outdoors.

 /  5
Weight

Weight

The weight of the Chromebook as you would carry it around, including the battery but without the power adapter.

 /  5

About

The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is part of the Computers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Chromebooks models like the Galaxy Chromebook are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Ergonomics Represents the quality of the keyboard and pointing device, and accessibility of features.

Portability Portability is based on the size and weight of the unit, as well as battery life.

Display Covers display size, clarity, color, brightness, and glare.

Features

Memory-card reader

Memory-card reader

At least one flash memory-card slot (CF, SD, XD, MS, etc.)

Yes
Built-in webcam

Built-in webcam

A built-in webcam for videoconferencing.

Yes

Specs

Processor

Processor

Also known as the CPU (Central Processing Unit), the processor is responsible for running commands and handling data. Processors come in different speeds and may have two or more cores (ex. dual-core), which let you more quickly process multiple complex tasks.

Intel Core i5-10210U 1.6GHz
Memory

Memory

Also known as RAM, memory is a temporary storage area for data. Its size is an important factor for performance.

8
Storage

Storage

The amount of storage, a permanent area for the operating system, programs and data such as documents, music, and media files. Storage can be a hard drive, an SSD (solid state drive), or hybrid drive.

256
Native resolution

Native resolution

The number of picture elements ("pixels") across the horizontal and vertical dimension of the screen. The higher the resolution within a given size screen, the finer the detail that can be displayed. No scaling is needed to view a picture or movie of this size, or to match the display resolution with the native resolution, sometimes called Default or Recommended.

3480 x 2160
Video adapter

Video adapter

Also known as the video card, the video adapter processes all the data that you see on your screen. They come in different speeds and may be integrated (most common, but is slower and uses up memory) or discrete (which is faster and has its own dedicated memory).

Intel UHD Graphics
Width

Width

The width of the Chromebook while closed.

11.9
Height

Height

The height from the table, or thickness, of the Chromebook while closed.

0.4
Depth

Depth

The depth, from the front edge to the back hinge, of the Chromebook while closed.

8
Thin and light

Thin and light

Based on weight and thickness. This includes Chromebooks that may be labeled "Ultrabook," "Sleekbook," "Thin and light," and "Ultrathin," among other terms.

Yes
Operating system (as tested)

Operating system (as tested)