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Samsung Series 3 Chromebox by Review Summary ,  Sep 23, 2015

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Samsung Series 3 Chromebox
Report Date: 09/23/2015
Based on 94 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.0
Returned or considering to return: 7.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Speed4.8   above average
Internet4.6   above average
Video3.8   average
Chrome3.7   average
Windows3.3   average


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Chrome

Chrome:
"It appears the folks that dislike Chrome OS devices don't understand them when they purchase, or are unwilling to use the plethora of online apps available including Google Drive."
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"PS - power users are definitely not going to be happy with chrome OS as their only computer setup but it works well as a complimentary device."
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"I say future, because unfortunately as of November 2012 the Chrome OS software is still very young and is missing a lot of essential features, like being able to remap hotkeys on the keyboard, adjust the mouse speed beyond a very narrow range, adjust the key repeat rate, make the scroll wheel scroll more than a millimeter at a time, adjust power-saving settings, configure subpixel font antialiasing, etc, etc."
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"(Via Chrome Store) this will be a problem for people that don't have at least 5mb s up and down."
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"The problem has since resolved and I like the utility of the Chrome device."
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"Only problem is, it runs on the Google Chrome OS and Chrome browser."
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"Also, I would love it if Chrome OS would allow me to use this machine as a media server."
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"It seems like this would be an easy feature since they include it as an add-on to Chrome for other computers."
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"PROSThis list might look smaller than the cons list, but I believe the PROS outweigh the CONS:- Excellent concept for a Chrome OS driven desktop box- Chrome OS is beautiful, functional, and lightweight- Fast startup, responsive- Easy and safe to teach to self proclaimed computer illiterates- Quiet- Low power consumptionCONSI want to love this device so much, and in many ways, I do."
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"While I still use a powerful full tower PC for all my work & gaming, the Samsung Chromebook (also Chrome OS) fills in nicely when I'm travelling as I'm very reliant Google's cloud services (Google Apps, Gmail, Drive, Play, etc)."
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Internet

Internet:
"Although a quick google search would let you know that these things are relatively useless beyond the general app and internet, if there is a serious problem as far as booting up - developer mode is extremely annoying and unnecessary."
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"It has now replaced my PC...Turn this on more than my PC, perfect for Internet surfing etc."
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"It is small and fits unobtrusively in my entertainment system next to my tvFor the price I would recommend it to anyone that spends a lot of time on the internet."
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"The Chromebox is a great gateway to the internet."
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"Surfing the internet is seamless, especially on a fast internet connection (we have Verizon FIOS)."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"But the hum noise from the speakers is really annoying."
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"One more thing I'd like to add... A number of people have complained about a speaker hum."
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"However, since I had the keyboard, mouse, and speakers, but a computer dying once again (Windows gets frustrating, as well as the excess hardware that ends up getting damaged over the years naturally), I decided to try the Chrome."
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"While is easily resolved by using a ground-loop isolater in line to the speakers from Radio Shack....it is inexcusable that this defect in electrical design, exists."
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"I haven't noticed any problems with speakers that other reviewers mentioned."
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"I use my own set of computer speakers that I hook up to the usb port, it's nice and clear."
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"Older reviews mention audio buzz; my Chromebox does not have the problem (using a plain-vanilla cheapo powered speaker set)."
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"I have logitech undifying mouse and key board,logitech speakers { which I was already using with my laptop } i pug the speakers in the head phone port,all work great no slowness in my mouse and key pad great and no hum in speakers ,even when turned off ,no problem and all I bought extra was the DVI cable I LOVE THIS CHROME BOX."
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"no problem with audio ,speakers ,mouse or key board."
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Speed

Speed:
"Everything runs fast and quiet, and no more worrying about the computer failing."
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"Very fast, easy to use computer."
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"Im in seriously spoiled territory now, its fast, very efficient and I couldn't be happier!"
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"PROSThis list might look smaller than the cons list, but I believe the PROS outweigh the CONS:- Excellent concept for a Chrome OS driven desktop box- Chrome OS is beautiful, functional, and lightweight- Fast startup, responsive- Easy and safe to teach to self proclaimed computer illiterates- Quiet- Low power consumptionCONSI want to love this device so much, and in many ways, I do."
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"All of our family members have their own log-in, yes PCs and Macs support multiple log-in's as well, but none are as easy and fast to login or change users as Chrome."
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"The computer does what it promises, it does it fast and hassle free."
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Video

Video:
"Really hard to manage files, especially pictures- Video editing and photo processing are spotty using browser based apps- Storage increases quickly from your 'free' 5 gig drive."
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"I've noticed that specific videos can have potentially one of two problems."
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"They'll either play without video and only sound - and I will never be able to get it working."
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"(integrated microphone webcam in monitor, wired and wireless visa USB dongle headsets) What this means, in layman's terms, is that you would not be able to video chat without buying new equipment - you'd need to buy a headset with a single speaker mic jack, like the old cell phone head sets used to have."
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"I also have a hard drive hooked up via usb, with my video library ripped, and it plays all of them great too."
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"It runs every video website perfectly and does it without a glitch."
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"The Samsung Chromebox was purchased to connect to my TV (42 LG) and is perfect for streaming movies, listening to music stored online, shopping online, browsing forums or just hanging out on the internet."
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"I wanted a computer that I would be able to use to browse the web and play video's that I wouldn't have to perform maintenance on."
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"the video and music playback is nice."
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Windows

Windows:
"There are a lot of other things (like not having a way to bind useless keys like F11, F12, right-most Windows key, etc) that aren't important, but would be nice."
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"I was growing old dealing with all the problems, specifically due to Windows Vista not working the way it should."
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"If Chromebox deal with that junk, I'm glad to abandon Windows."
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"- The File Manager is very barebones, and it's not as user friendly or functional as Windows Explorer on PC or the Finder on Mac."
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"However, since I had the keyboard, mouse, and speakers, but a computer dying once again (Windows gets frustrating, as well as the excess hardware that ends up getting damaged over the years naturally), I decided to try the Chrome."
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"There is just way to much malware out there for windows for me to feel real comfortable using it for online banking and investing."
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"I think for a lot of people, it might be a good alternative to a Windows or Mac PC."
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"If I had to do it again, I would buy a nice wireless Windows keyboard and mouse combo, especially one where they both can use just one USB port, in order to save them for other purposes."
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"The mouse is nice, but the keyboard is inferior to a decent standard Windows keyboard (and it doesn't come in wireless)."
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"There are also not too many Windows desktops that are going to look good in a living room, where I currently have my desk set up."
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