Gadget Review: Samsung Chromebook

With the new Samsung Chromebook, the Korean tech manufacturer is hoping a sleek, efficient design and a price tag of only $250 will entice consumers to choose this full-sized laptop as their secondary computing device as a more productive and cheaper alternative to tablets.

It runs Google’s Chrome browser based operating system, meaning you need to be connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network to get the most out of it, but for those who only need web surfing and basic productivity apps, it’s more than enough. Also, since it works seamlessly with Google’s cloud storage service, you’ll never have to worry about losing files. Weighing in at just under 2.5 pounds and less than .8 inches thick, the Chromebook’s less than- 10 second boot time means you’ll be able to work anywhere, anytime.