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.
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:
|Dimensions||302.6 x 203.2 x 9.9mm|
|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)|
|Ports||USB-C (2) | 3.5pi HP/Mic | UFS/MicroSD Combo|