In 2014, Samsung was the first company to manufacture the Chromebook in Brazil. Outside, in countries such as the United States, this concept of device was not new and it conquered a good portion of consumers with a different idea and that was very interesting with the time.
The first Chromebook s to hit the market were also manufactured by the South Korean company. In partnership with Google ™, the company launched its first Chromebook , the Samsung Series 5. In 2011, a number of innovations were addressed to this segment, which closely followed the evolution of the market.
In Brazil, the first Chromebook to be manufactured in the country was the Samsung Chromebook model XE303C12, which has already been analyzed by Info Digital . This device has come to strengthen a segment that is still new here and promises to change the way people interact with the notebook and online content, relying more on concepts like the “cloud” (connect with an account Google ™) and connectivity in a general way. The Chromebook is for those who know that going offline is not an option.
The Samsung invited us to talk about their latest release in the Brazilian market: the Samsung Chromebook 3. This device, now available in stores in Brazil, enough to win over consumers with a beautiful design, long battery life, high capacity connectivity, initialization Fast.
This content on the Samsung Chromebook 3 was sponsored by Samsung .
But after all, what is a Chromebook ? Is it a notebook ? Is it a tablet? Is it an ultrabook ? In fact, this device, whose main feature is the presence of the operating system Google ™ Chrome OS, is very similar to a laptop and other computer is portable in several respects. The Chromebook is a type of notebook that is designed to be fast, portable and secure. It’s especially aimed at those looking for a device to do work, do research, surf the internet, watch videos, view photos, listen to music, and use entertainment and productivity applications.
Although the external appearance of the Chromebook is similar to that of a traditional notebook , it has a feature that sets it apart from other devices in this category: the presence of a high-speed internal memory, such as smartphones.
The result is an extremely fast boot for the Chromebook , which is usually turned on and ready for use in less than 10 seconds. The storage supply systems in the cloud (connecting with a Google ™ account), expands the ability to store and access files from anywhere in the large network without the computer needs to have a large capacity internal memory.
The absence of a common HD also allows the size reduction on the Chromebook compared to notebook s, which can be larger and heavier. Devices in this category are usually lightweight, compact and portable, which is ideal for students and others who want to carry this type of device in their bag or backpack.
“The Chromebookis for those who know that going offline is not an option”
But the similarities are much greater than the differences. The form of interaction with the content, using the keyboard and a surface that mimics the movement of the mouse – called Trackpad – is the same in a Chrmebook and a conventional notebook . The Google ™ operating system Chrome OS is very agile and has thousands of applications for the most diverse tasks, available in the Chrome Web Store.
For first access to your Chromebook , you need a Google ™ account and internet connection. Later, other accounts can be added to the device, which can also be accessed in “guest mode” without the need to log in to an account. Because it was developed based on cloud applications, the internet connection is often used, but several programs also have offline functionality. Although it is a new operating system , which can at first generate some doubts, Chrome OS is very simple and practical to use, even for those who are not very familiar with technology.
|Operational system||Google ™ Chrome OS|
|Screen||11.6 inches (anti-reflective LED)|
|Screen resolution||HD (1366×768 pixels)|
|Processor||Intel Dual Core|
|Graphics card||Intel HD Graphics (integrated)|
|RAM memory||2 GB (LPDDR3 1600 MHz)|
|Storage||16 GB (i.M.|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0|
|Multimedia||3 W Stereo Speakers (1.5 W x 2), Built-in Microphone, HD Webcam (720p)|
|Communication doors||1 earphone / microphone input jack, 1 HDMI, 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0 and microSD card reader|
|Loomed||Contact Us ||
|feeding||Adapter power supply AC 26 W|
|Dimensions||1.79 x 28.9 x 20.4 cm|
The Samsung Chromebook 3 follows the trend of the category and delivers a look that expresses very well what it means to be a Chromebook . The device is quite compact, prizing for portability without letting the good performance aside. This model of the South Korean company is only 1.79 centimeters thick, which places it as one of the finest in the segment.
The top cover of the Chromebook has a very distinctive texture and splits space with the Samsung logo and Chrome OS. When opening the machine, we come across a full keyboard in the Brazilian Portuguese standard, with the inclusion of the cedilla key and curved buttons for easy typing. The integrated touch-and-click trackpad is also part of the look of the Samsung Chromebook 3.
The display of this Chromebook , a 11.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels, is well centered with slightly stylized edges. At the top we find the integrated microphone and the Webcam HD (720p) for video chatting. The South Korean company logo completes the design of the part that will be covered every time the Samsung Chromebook 3 is used. It is worth mentioning that the device still has a 180 ° opening, offering more flexibility and versatility of use.
“Google ™ Chrome OS is immune to viruses”
In the software part, the highlight could not be another: the operating system that equips the devices of this segment. With it, its practicality definitions will be updated: Google ™ ChromeOS is immune to viruses and other threats that cause numerous problems for users of other OSs available on notebook computers .
Owning a Chromebook also means being always up-to-date with the latest versions of the operating system made available by Google ™. The Samsung Chromebook 3 is not far from the rule, staying efficient, secure and with all updates up to date. And all of this is done automatically and at no additional cost to consumers. You have a lot more to do than update your notebook .
The Samsung Chromebook 3 is a true Swiss Army Knife when it comes to connectivity. In addition to supporting the WiFi 802.11ac network, the fastest available today, the device has Bluetooth 4.0 technology for connecting devices such as headphones, speakers, mice, keyboards and even file transfer.
In the physical connections part, we have a headphone output integrated with the microphone input. The connection is essential to plug your accessory during video calls or to enjoy a sound without disturbing the people around you. This is a combo input, which can work to connect a headset, microphone or headset.
The Samsung Chormebook 3 also features a USB 2.0 and a USB 3.0 port for connecting a wide variety of devices. This includes USB drives, external hard drives and many other devices that support this well-known and widely used interface. High-speed USB 3.0 port is ideal for fast file transfer.
“With cloud storage, your files are always at hand”
To close the circle of connectivity, the Samsung Chromebook 3 also brings a microSD card slot, supporting the expansion of memory through this connection as well. Using external flash drives / HD, microSD card and cloud storage will not lack space on your Chromebook .
However, we still need to talk a bit more about cloud storage. It has never been easier to access your files from anywhere and continue your work exactly where you left off, even when your notebook is not with you. Your Chromebook automatically syncs all the information and files you have into your Google ™ account, which can be accessed from various devices, such as Android tablets and smartphones. With cloud storage, your files are always at hand.
One of the great benefits sought by consumers today is battery autonomy. So how about having a handy, portable device that manages to stay away from the power outlet? All this without giving up productivity!
The Samsung Chromebook 3 has enough power to keep pace, and can take up to 11 hours away from the jacks. This battery life is enough for you to be able to stay out all day with your notebook without worrying about it, and you can even leave the charger at home if you want.
“Energy to spare to keep pace”
But if you need to use the charger, you do not have to worry that you’re going to have to carry a load all over the place. The accessory that powers the Samsung Chromebook 3 is compact and can be easily carried in a purse or backpack without taking up too much space. We’re talking about a 26W AC adapter source, providing power for the 33 Wh battery.
It is normal to find users who turn on the computer and go get tea to wait for the notebook to finish initializing. There’s no such thing with a Chromebook . Here we have the boot in just 10 seconds: opened, clicked, turned on. There’s no waste of time waiting for your machine to load. Just open it, push the button and really start using it.
All this is only possible thanks to Google ™ Chrome OS and the Chromebook’ssuper-fast memory . In a few seconds, the system is ready for action and can be set to “sleep” at the same speed you wake up. Just close the notebook sothat it is ready to wake up fast and at any time.
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