Samsung is trying to fix beautiful Galaxy Chromebook's ugly battery life

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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook

Samsung released their gorgeous Galaxy Chromebook at the beginning of April, and despite being mostly well-reviewed, all reviewers had the same complaint – subpar battery life.

Engadget said “the Galaxy Chromebook’s battery life is unacceptable. In a test of my basic daily routine, I failed to clear the four-hour mark multiple times,” while the Verge said, “Samsung claimed eight hours of battery life; I got four hours and 20 minutes on a charge, swapping between several apps and several Chrome tabs at 50 percent brightness.”.

Now SamMobile reports that Samsung is looking into the issue and is trying to find a fix.

The design choices Samsung made to make the Galaxy Chromebook an attractive and powerful computer likely did not help. It features a Core i5 processor and bright 4K UHD HDR screen, so it remains to be seen if Samsung will be able to adequately address this issue.

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The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is a premium 2-in-1 Chromebook device with an attractive aluminium industrial design. The Galaxy Chromebook is the thinnest Chromebook from Samsung as it measures just 9.9mm thick and it comes in a stunning Fiesta Red and muted Mercury Gray colours.

The Galaxy Chromebook is now available for order for $999.99 in the US, and despite the poor battery life is likely still the very best Chromebook. See the full specs below:

Product images:

Tech specs:

Galaxy Chromebook
Dimensions 302.6 x 203.2 x 9.9mm
Weight 1.04kg
OS Chrome OS
Display 13.3” 4K AMOLED Display (3840×2160), Touch Screen
CPU Intel® 10th generation Core™ Processor
Graphics Intel® UHD Graphics
Memory Up to 16GB (LPDDR3)
Storage Up to 1TB SSD
WLAN Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11 ax 2×2
Camera / Mic 1MP (Front), 8MP (on Keyboard deck)

Internal Digital Dual Array Mic + Mono Mic

Audio Stereo Speakers (2W x 2)
Pen Built-In Pen
Security Fingerprint
Keyboard Backlit
Material Aluminum
Ports USB-C (2) | 3.5pi HP/Mic | UFS/MicroSD Combo
Battery 49.2Wh (Typical)

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