"Best overall value for the money."5.0 starson by Pol-in_Gk
Pros: ROBUST, I've dropped mine three times from 3 ft up and only had to re-snap the screen bezel back into place. It's not a "tough book" (registered trademark) but WOW, I was pleased.
Cons: You NEED WIRELESS to really enjoy this little box, other wise buy something else.
I owned hundred of boxes for computing over the years, and I liked the IBM Aptiva (don't judge me....) I like this one the best.
Light weight, good battery longevity, Great processor, small SSD drive and cloud storage, great price, runs Linux and a terminal is available with a keyboard shortcut.
CPU (Optional) Samsung Exynos Processor
( a Good fit for me)
Main Memory Memory type: DDR3L SDRAM
(2 Gigs onvoard, no UPGRADES but I used to drive 2 Megs of Ram)
Storage e.MMC iNAND™ Embedded Flash Drive
(16 gig, and I have not popped the bonnet to look for more)
Very nice because: When you flip the display to read it like a book, The touch follow and you can turn the pages easily.
Someone must have been up all night to figure out how to make that happen...
All the cool stuff can be found @ \\chrome on the local machine, all the logs and setup.If you need to know, the info is there.
Easy to screw with and quick to reset it to default.
I've buggered up 5 Linux installs and was able to keep all my stuff thanks to the Sync feature... I've got nothing to be nervous about in having my stuff in the "Cloud"
"Help files" are easy to understand and the BIG Players could learn a lesson on being friendly.- I miss Bill Gates
It's well documented and so easy to use, I feel like an oblivious MAC user (without the shame, again, don't judge me man)... and I LIKE IT!!!
Everything worked flawlessly out of the box, AND it's branded SAMSUNG --> I love those folks.
The wireless card is powerful and did outperform my 8db "Cantena" .
It does Bluetooth! Everything is better with Bluetooth.
AC/DC Rating (Optional) Input) 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
Output) 12VDC 3.3A
PC Rating (Optional) 12VDC 3.3A (40W)
I took a bus from my home in the sticks to the airport and it only had 5Mb/s wifi Pipe at a 120Km/h. I felt like I was camping at Tim's or the public library / McDonalds.
-- Just kidding, I felt a rockstar, because I wasn't using a smartphone.
It's not a tough book, so it makes a lousy traction-aid in deep snow, it's very thin and has little weight to it and the surfaces are smooth. I think the colour logo would show the scuff marks.
It's not a blade server, has no blue-ray and only ONE HDMI.
It's too easy to format my SDHC cards after I transfer my photos online.
Too many keyboard shortcuts to make things happen, I feel stupid because I cannot remember them all.
It powers on too QUICK! I've no time to drink my coffee while it's hot.
I have to keep it my dirty secret so my kids won't use it.
It's password protected, so next New Years Day is going to be a problem... Know what I mean?
I've protected the "Chronos" account too, just to make a challenge.
I can add no storage, so I need to use my Net Admin diploma to format USB keys and map my network storage and click my favorites...
It's got too many background pictures and user account tiles, Back in Moscow one size FITS ALL!
The keyboard keys are placed in a way to make it difficult to get cookie crumbs and mayonnaise into the actuators so my keyboard vacuum goes unused and neglected (Happy Fathers day, ehe!?!).
The <ENTER> key is... wrong\
backslash\backslash\backslash\backslash\backslash\, but that's a cultural bias.
The Camera is of good quality, but the FACEBOOK (registered trademark) app does not allow for talking to my kids overseas, and I hate to see teenagers "Hangout". I'm sure they would fix it if I asked politely.
Back in '98 Google said they would do it and by golly they've done a good job, with the help of team SAMSUNG.
I would buy another, before buying the competition.
-Pol - It Mercenary, Gk, Germany. (and Farnham, Eastern Townships)