Samsung - Chromebook Plus 2-in-1 12.3" Touch Screen Chromebook - 4GB memory - 32GB eMMC Flash Memory - Platinum Silver

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Touch screen Samsung Chromebook Plus 12.3" Touch-Screen Chromebook: Enjoy effortless multitasking and superb video quality on the go with this Samsung Chromebook Plus. It has a 2.0GHz hexa-core processor and 4GB of RAM, so it responds quickly to your commands. This Samsung Chromebook Plus 12.3" has a 32GB hard drive with plenty of room for documents, photographs and music.

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    • Power adapter
    • Samsung Chromebook Plus 2-in-1 12.3" Touch Screen Chromebook - 4GB memory - 32GB eMMC Flash Memory
    • Stylus

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1226 out of 1335)

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    Features


    Google Chrome OS

    Automatically downloads and installs security and software updates, so you don't have to waste your time managing patches and waiting for restarts.

    12.3" touch screen for hands-on control

    2400 x 1600 native resolution. Energy-efficient LED backlight.

    4GB system memory for basic multitasking

    Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.

    32GB eMMC flash memory

    This ultracompact memory system is ideal for mobile devices and applications, providing enhanced storage capabilities, streamlined data management, quick boot-up times and support for high-definition video playback.

    Built-in cloud support

    Easily save your files to your Google Drive account for secure access wherever you go. You can also sync with your other devices running Chrome and even work offline when needed. Fees may apply.

    Weighs 2.38 lbs. and measures 0.5" thin

    Ultrathin and ultralight for maximum portability, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor.

    Bluetooth interface syncs with compatible devices

    Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the desktop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.

    2 USB Type-C ports

    To maximize performance on the latest high-speed devices.

    Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer

    Supports microSD memory card formats.

    Wireless network connectivity

    High-speed wireless LAN built into the screen, so it connects to your network or hotspots on the most common Wi-Fi standards in both laptop and tablet modes.

    Built-in HD webcam with two microphones

    Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Google Hangouts or other popular applications.

    Built-in Pen

    Put more power behind your ideas with the built-in pen whether you're doodling, sketching or personalizing a photo. You can even use the pen to take a screenshot or magnify an article.

    Built-in virus protection and Google products

    Work, play and do right out of the box with Search, Gmail, Talk, YouTube and Hangouts, then personalize with the Chrome Web Store. Multiple layers of protection defend against viruses and malware.

    Additional port

    Headphone/microphone combo jack.

    Note: This Chromebook does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.


    Customer rating

    4.5
    92%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    3.9

    Pros

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great replacement for Note/Tab Pro 12.2" tablet

      Posted
      WPWoodJr

      I got mine 2 days early shipped from Best Buy. I've been looking to replace my Samsung Tab Pro 12.2" tablet and this seemed perfect as it can be folded over to be a tablet, but can also be used like a regular laptop. Plus it runs Chrome and Android apps. So far I'm very pleased. Battery life is good, 7 to 9 hours I would say. The keyboard works well, although it is somewhat mushy and the delete key is too small so I often press = by mistake. The trackpad works well for two finger scrolling and you can enable "tap and drag" in Accessibility settings. Two finger scrolling does have a bit of "bounce back" when you take you fingers off it, which is annoying. The screen is really good and I only need to put it on 1/2 brightness. The aspect ration is 3:2 which is perfect for browsing and using as a tablet. The touchscreen works very well. I love that I don't need a special case to prop it up; the 360 degree hinge allows you to situate the screen at whatever angle you choose. Chrome is fast and responsive. I have over 15 tabs in 4 windows open and performance is fine. One trick you can use is to press the "search" and "esc" keys to see the task manager, which will tell you which tabs are using the most CPU. I found that Amazon often uses a lot of CPU when it's tab is visible. Chrome runs twice as fast (9500 vs 4500) as on the Note / Tab Pro tablet (see "Octane" benchmark image). Android apps generally work pretty well. However often I find that the Chrome web version of the app is better. For instance Google Maps is much better on Chrome. Google Inbox seems faster on the app version though. I haven't played much with the stylus but it is just like the Note stylus and seems to work fine. I've had a couple of issues with Bluetooth to my external speaker. It can cut in and out when there is a lot of CPU activity on other web pages or apps. Also, when I pause the music (using Google Play Music), after a minute or so sound is routed to the Chromebook's speakers instead of to the Bluetooth speaker. I'm hoping Google / Samsung can fix these issues soon. In closing, this seems like a great replacement for the Tab / Note Pro 12.2" tablet, and doesn't require a special case or keyboard accessory.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I am in love.

      Posted
      pearlsnollie
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      First, a word to the uneducated about Chromebooks, what they can and cannot do. When I got my first one, I discovered that you can't download and install software as you can on a PC. You can't install very many apps (although that is changing). There aren't very many flexible settings. If you need to run programs from your computer, the Chromebook is not for you. This is what the Chromebook does: it gives you an instant-on, always-fast web browsing experience, with light weight portability and long battery life. No need to take a power cord with you. No need to wait for warmup. No crashing, no hangups, almost no interruptions for updates, no screen suddenly going dark to save on the battery, no antivirus software slowing things down, and the machine will work just as fast a year from now as it does today. Just about every Chromebook offers that. So why do I love this Chromebook? Well, this is my third (technically, my fourth). It costs nearly twice what the lower end Chromebooks do, but it's still a whole lot less than a well appointed laptop, and it is a phenomenal machine. First, let me just say what I use this for. I'm an insurance agent and I meet in people's homes. I want to pull out my tools without interrupting the flow of conversation. This machine is light as a feather and fits in my briefcase right next to my notepad (I've dropped machines and broken screens, so protection is a must for me), so I can make a very professional impression. The screen is small enough that it doesn't become a wall between me and my clients, but large enough for me to see everything clearly and for the touch screen to respond to the fine points with my fingers. (I hate touchpads.) If I really need to fine-tune, I have a stylus handy. The stylus can also allow me to "fancify" my presentation. I just use it to access buttons that are very small on my screen, that's fine enough. Also, on the rare occasion I need to resort to downloaded software, I use Desktop Remote to access my home computer from the Chromebook. The Chromebook has a wonderful size, a great light weight, a great look, and the ability to handle a dozen tabs open effortlessly. It just instantly became a seamless part of my presentation, and I don't have to worry about my brow becoming furrowed or the expression on my face becoming pained as I deal with any hang-ups, as it just doesn't screw up or lag behind my thoughts. I couldn't be happier. True, the apps don't download all that well, at least not yet, but for what I need, I'm thrilled. Now for the fun part. It's just a whole lotta fun to zoom all over the web, to touch the screen, to get incredible quality for pictures or for watching hulu or Youtube or facebook, for carrying around. It just takes it all in stride and then some. Fun factor: 10. I imagine the Google Pixel, now discontinued but perhaps to be resurrected, would also be a 10, as it is the only machine out there with a better screen resolution, but it weighs a pound more. That's significant for me. The bright screen is amazing. For those who like tablets (I am a purist for a keyboard myself), it folds over nicely. The only drawback there is that the power button is on the right hand side, so if you turn the machine to the right and stand it on its side, as you might do if you want to read an ebook, you'll power off. (The Lenovo laptop I have also does the same thing -- what were they thinking?). You can rotate to the left, but that just doesn't feel natural to me. I vastly prefer a power key at the top of the keyboard. I also wish there was a DEL key, rather than having to learn some shortcut to delete. There are a couple of quirks to the keyboard, such as a small backspace key and a search button in place of the cap lock key, but it's a good size and not cramped for my slightly large (female) hands. I would prefer slightly more travel depth to the keys as you hit them, but they still feel pretty solid. Backlit keyboards are pretty, but not necessary with the light of the screen in my opinion. For me, that's irrelevant. So, if you want a laptop without all the power and versatility that drags those things down, if you want absolutely breathtaking imagery, if you want portability, if you want a comfortable screen size and a very responsive touch screen, if you want to surf the web with a dozen tabs open, if you want a good long-lasting battery, this is the machine for you. I saw reviews about poor quality speakers, but they seem just fine to me. If this machine is out of your budget, and tablet mode isn't your thing, I highly recommend the HP touch screen machine for $259 instead. I'd still be using it if I hadn't dropped it and broke the screen. By the way, a word about warranties. I got an extended warranty on my laptop, and I've used it many times, as I also dropped it and broke the screen. (Butterfingers!) I have no complaints about the service I got, except that any repair takes time, usually a minimum of two weeks. (Also, it's hard to speak with someone who's actually working on your machine, so in my situation, I had to send it back in 2 more times to get everything fixed that I'd mentioned when I first took it in, due to failure of everyone to properly communicate. Additionally, you're required to be home to sign for delivery of the computer back to you, which for me delayed things by another week as I rerouted it to the store instead where I could pick it up, as I found out the hard way that I needed to be present.) If you're like me and you need to use your machine daily, and you're a klutz like I am, you need to think about physically protecting your machine from damage so it can survive a fall. I now carry and store this machine in my briefcase that I'd kept from the 1980's, and oh boy, does it look good!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      2017 Chromebook that runs Android Apps

      Posted
      Seantech
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I have been waiting for this Chromebook ever since it was announced a while back. Picked one up today. It wasn't even out on display yet. I researched many Chromebooks over the last month and wanted to wait for this model. This is the Plus model, a faster processor model will come out later (Pro). I couldn't wait and decided to buy this model. I'm glad I did! The looks and feel of the unit are premium. It feels like a high end MS Surface. I thought the screen would be small but at the factory display setting it's fine. You can change the resolution and the screen becomes highly usable. However, I would need my glasses! They keyboard feels great. The keys feels good and they have a good response. This isn't a high end Macbook but it it's very nice for the price. The performance has been great. I have downloaded a lot of Android apps from the Play Store. I haven't ran into an issue other than the Android version it is emulating seems to be Marshmelow so a couple apps were not there yet. (like Microsoft Office apps) You can still access the web based versions for now. There are two USB C ports which you can use a dongle to add additional ports and options. Overall I am happy so far. I needed a new machine for web browsing and some productivity without the hassle of installing windows updates. A majority of my work can be done on this machine, especially with the ability to run Android apps. The only negative I would add is that out of the box there was very little charge on the battery and the first update took a while to download. The laptop seems to charge pretty fast though and the battery time has been great all day. I really like the Pen. As a former Note 7 owner\tester I really miss having a pen on a device. I have a Surfacebook and the pen doesn't fit inside so I never bring it with me. The pen on this laptop fits inside so you will always have it. It's great for making sketches. I'm sure I will use it more.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Samsung Chrome +

      Posted
      jmcox1977
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Well my first catch of this very nice tablet all in one was kinda not easy to say no to. i originally owned the samsung galaxy note pro 12.2 tablet from 2 yrs back. i had been looking not for a replacement because the note pro12.2 was a great tablet and had alot of features, but since any updates on the os and whatnot relied on my carrier, which meant it was slow to get anything. dont get me wrong, i like my carrier alot. now when i saw an email on that the new samsung chrome books ( i know they werent the only ones to make the Chromebook series of laptops and things) it wasn't that factor that caught my eye. it was the combined keyboard, s-pen, and the addition of a android google-play store and apps were installed and can be used with and specifically worked into the chrome OS. which for me i liked that. with my note pro finding a working keyboard was hard and cases annoying, so when i saw the SC + and it had the android apps, s-pen and a worked in keyboard and ability to do a 360 degree fold i was very excited because this met alot of what i wanted. i didn't invest early into the whole chrome book because alot of the devices on the market well sorta were sub par on the specs, the Samsung Chromebooks as well. but with this new addition to the line of products they made a great mix with out compromising hardware to match most tablets. i have watched videos and done searching about the SC+ and haven't seen many bad things if any at all. the keyboard is nice and spaced like a old laptop so your not really having to lose your fingers or pressing multiple buttons with one finger. i think out of alot of the Chromebooks being brought to market this year i believe Samsung will beat the competition. the Samsung plus so far hasn't had issue that shouldn't be expected. only downside is like on some professional review boards from android forms and news writers, is that some of the apps don't fit all the way, some apps will or may crash and hang for a bit. but don't let some of those bugs sway you away if you like any of Samsung's products. every new innovative tech or programming has its issues. i bet the iOS, windows, and Linux even had issues when trying new things, to working on different hardware and whatever over the years. we still support all of those companies and their programs and the hardware that runs them. so take the good and the bad, but if you have issues speak up and whatnot so the issue can be addressed, but please don't attack Samsung making it like they did you wrong, they are human and humans are not perfect. the all in one is well worth the amount ya pay, though wish i knew how much the microSD max was, or if they plan on making a way to bridge them together. who knows ...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best out there.

      Posted
      Rob1974

      I have had a thing for Chromebooks over the last few years. I've owned a few, and I'm not real satisfied with subpar performance on some of the cheap ones. But I did have a Chromebook Pixel LS -- the best of the best -- for awhile, and this, at less than half the price, is almost as good. First, the very few (2) things I wish were better: First, I always sideload Linux through crouton so as to have more app availability. Interesting thing, though, with the ARM processor, I couldn't get a full desktop environment to install properly. But xiwi works fine, which means I can still use all the Linux apps I need, and it performs well. Second, for some reason Microsoft Office Android apps are not available for this. I'm not sure why, but it is a bit disappointing. Hopefully that will get fixed in the future. But I rarely use them, so for me, it's not a dealbreaker. Google Docs does most of what I need, and with the Linux I have on here, LibreOffice picks up the slack. Now, on to the (many) good parts: 1) It's lightweight -- really, I was surprised at how lightweight and comfortable it is to hold when using as a tablet. 2) The aspect ratio -- at first, I didn't like the idea of not having 16:9, but for normal use, it's great -- easy to read and follow things, and I'm a musician -- and as such, I find it very easy to read my sheet music on here using the Android app MobileSheets. This is replacing my iPad Pro as my gigging device. 3) The screen -- it's extremely bright if you turn it all the way up. Easy to see, easy to read. No complaints there at all! 4) Battery life. It's not the greatest out there, but it's more than sufficient. I went to a rehearsal tonight at 7, used it for all my music, and then came home and started messing with the Linux stuff to get it to work. At about midnight, I looked and still had 52% battery life left. And while I wasn't being incredibly taxing, I was using it pretty consistently the whole time. 5) Keyboard. No, it's not backlit, but it really doesn't need to be. The keys are easy to see in the dark with the light of the screen. And while some of the edge keys (like backspace) are a bit small, it's a quick adjustment. I'm typing faster on this than I do on my 15-inch Windows laptop. 6) Price. I had a $1300 Chromebook Pixel before. This isn't quite as fast, but it's close. It's well beyond the last $300 Chromebook I had. I've had no lag issues, and it just feels like a great device. 7) The trackpad. Again, not the best I've ever had, but it's very responsive and the shortcuts and gestures I'm used to using all work flawlessly. 8) The pen. I've used high-end Wacom pens, the Apple pencil, etc. And this is not the best I've seen, but again, for the price, it's far better than anything I've seen on other devices. Plus, the easy functionality when it comes to screen grabs, magnifying, etc., make it quite useful. 9) The looks. It's just a nice-looking device. Not too fancy, but it doesn't look cheap either. 10) The construction. The hinges move easily, but they're solid too. And for as lightweight as it is, it's pretty impressive. Overall, it's a definite win. I continue to be impressed at devices I see coming from Samsung, and they definitely have a winner with this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good machine

      Posted
      TGLee
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I bought this machine to replace my Samsung tablet that was on its last leg. I love that this machine supports Google Play and the convertible form factor lets me use it like a laptop or tablet. The touchscreen and pen are a nice feature and frequently find myself scrolling by touchscreen instead of the track-pad. The track-pad is a high quality and supports several different multi-finger gestures; my only gripe is that my fingers are large and I find myself scrolling several times to make the same progress I would with swiping the screen. The screen has an uncommon 3:2 aspect ratio instead of the traditional 16:9. Using this machine in tablet mode on its side feels like you are holding a pad of paper and feels very natural. I have seen a few complaints that this aspect ratio leaves big letterbox bars on the top/bottom of the screen but I have not had this issue and it is an acceptable amount of viewing space. The keyboard is also on the small size since the screen size uses more vertical space than a traditional screen. There is a good amount of travel between keys so typing gets more friendly as you get used to it. One thing I do not think I will ever get over is the backspace button. This key is usually 2x bigger than a regular key and it is actually smaller here than other keyboards. I frequently find myself hitting the keys next to it, leading to deleting even more typos. The tab button has the same issues but since I do not use that key very often it isn't as much of an issue for me. The keyboard is also not back lit. The screen is bright enough that you can use it to see the keyboard but then it is too bright to use at nighttime. The speakers are mediocre. While they do not get very loud, I do not think I would ever need to blare music from this device; it also has Bluetooth and I would just connect to my speaker system for this to be a deal breaker. Depending on usage, I am getting around 8 hour batter life. This is mostly spent surfing the web but also a couple hours of movies/Netflix. Could get closer to 10 hours of just web based activities and not streaming. It charges quickly using the included type-c USB charger. I get a full charge in less than 3 hours. I think this machine is great for basic usage but not at the $600 price tag. I was able to get it at $100 off plus free Samsung Connect Home Pro router ( https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-connect-home-pro-ac2600-whole-home-wi-fi-system-white/5872506.p?skuId=5872506 ). With a sale like that, I would recommend this Chromebook. Otherwise, I would direct you towards other machines that come at a lower price point.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      For College Students

      Posted
      Tina

      I've had this Chromebook for only a week. I got it after my 2013 Macbook Pro failed me for the 4th time (hardware issues after hardware issues). I love Apple products (I think I just got a bad grape), especially after Microsoft's recent updates to their software. However, I only have one year of school left and am not sure what my laptop use will consist of after graduation so I wasn't about to drop another x,xxx on a computer that might end up collecting dust. I bought this Chromebook primarily for its ability to meet my needs as a college student and its price. I spend most of my time writing papers or working on group projects using Google Drive. It's a universal platform for most students on my campus and after having lost a final paper because it wasn't backed up in Word, I've never written anything outside of Google Docs. Because Chromebooks essentially run on internet connection and everything I use as a student requires internet anyway, this was a great option for me. This particular Chromebook is slim and probably weighs less than some of my paper notebooks, which makes it a great pick for students. I hope to see some more advancement with Android apps. Most of them work pretty well, but some have yet to be compatible with Chromebooks. I would also like to mention that although the specs mention a USB connection, it might be useful for some to know that this is USB C, not USB 3.0. I got a USB C to USB adapter on Amazon for less than $10 so that I can charge my phone or transfer photos from my camera without an SD card. I run Netflix and YouTube videos pretty easily and can have multiple tabs open with functional ease. I've also enjoyed the 2-in-1 feature much more than expected! Great computer so far!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Chromebook that made me believe in ChromeOS

      Posted
      AdeleB
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I tried out ChromeOS years ago with an Acer Chromebook but I immediately knew that it wasn't for me. The Chrome Web store was devoid of apps and Android apps were unavailable. The device also felt cheap. Needless to say I returned that device and waited until there were better choices. Fast forward to the present and the Chromebook Plus checks so many boxes for me. It's running the majority of may Android apps but not without quirks. Some are problematic like Sonos, Harmony, and T-Mobile Digits which is compatible at all. However, some run really well like Telegram, Inbox, OneNote, Todoist to name a few. I recognize that some of these have Chrome versions but I prefer the Android ones. Another great feature of this device is the ability to use a stylus. Not only does the stylus come with the device but there is built in storage to keep the accessory. It's great to use, although I would have liked a button on the side of it to quickly trigger additional functions. The screen was another factor in my decision making process. I've looked at other Chromebooks before and they always had poor screens and lower than desired resolutions. With this Chromebook Plus I didn't feel like I had to sacrifice quality. The screen is very bright, very responsive and plenty big. I also just like the way the Chromebook looks. It doesn't look like a cheap like some other devices. It's also quite light and convenient to use on the couch or in bed. One thing that I will note is that I feel like the top of the Chromebook Plus scratches a bit too easily for my liking. So be careful. I enjoy easily swapping between laptop mode and tablet mode on this device. It's so easy to flip the keyboard back and enjoy a video or surf the web. I If I have any complaints it's the lack of a backlit keyboard, a small delete key, it can get sluggish when you have too many things open and I wish there was bio-metric support though I don't know if ChromeOS supports that at all. You tend to get spoiled when you use Android apps that can log in with your fingerprint and then you switch to ChromeOS and you have to type passwords. I also find that I can't say "Ok Google" even though that's supposed to be a working feature. I think my BIGGEST complaint are the awful speakers. They are pretty terrible. They are low and choice of placement has me scratching my head. I just don't get why Samsung would put the speakers on the bottom of the device. I often find myself struggling to hear people if I'm using Hangouts or watching a Youtube Video. I think the speakers are definitely the biggest disappointment. Overall though I would recommend the Chromebook even at the price point of $450. It does so many things so well. I found that I do the majority of my tasks in a browser so I feel completely productive on this device. I think ChromeOS will continue to get better and I'm glad that Samsung is helping to make devices that shows off its potential.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about durability, portability, screen and performance. Editors are less positive about keyboard and price and have mixed opinions about battery. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 86/100 = Very good quality.
    • NotebookReview.comRating, 3.9 out of 5Michael Wall on April 20, 2017
      Samsung Chromebook Plus Review
      The Samsung Chromebook Plus brings style and utility to the category with a clean, eye-catching design, gorgeous 2400 x 1600 display, and embedded stylus. Add in full Android functionality at launch and you have the complete package.Full Review
    • PCMagRating, 3.5 out of 5Joel Santo Domingo on April 13, 2017
      Samsung Chromebook Plus
      Samsung's Chromebook Plus takes convergence to another level, with a convertible design and the ability to run both Android apps and ChromeOS.Full Review
    • The VergeRating, 4.2 out of 5Dieter Bohn on February 10, 2017
      Samsung Chromebook Plus review: the best Chrome OS laptop, for now
      I know the exact moment I fell in love with the Chromebook Plus.Full Review




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