Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go 

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Having recently told you about a Samsung Chromebook that comes with the latest version of Wimdows here is their Chromebook offering that was released at the same time. So here you get a Chromebook that can also allow you to get mobile data to keep you in contact while out of the office and as it has its own SIM so no nicking mobile data from your phone.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go XE345XDA KA2UK
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The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go measures 32.5x22x1.5cm and it weighs 1431grams. The viewable screen is 17x31cm which gives the notional diagonal imperial measurement of 14 inches and the display is 1366x768.

There is .5cm clear either side of the screen 1.5cm above it and 2cm below it. In the centre of the area above the screen is a 720p web cam.

The 75 key keyboard has full size alpha and numeric keys. There is 2cm clear on the sides and 2.5cm clear behind it. The 9cm area in front of the keyboard has the 12x8cm trackpad mounted centrally.

Going around the outside has USB ‘C’, 3.5cm socket for headphones and micro SD card slot on the left. The front is clear. The right side has SIM entry point; USB ‘C’, USB3 and Kensington lock port. The rear is clear as the screen goes back to 185 degrees. The base has a pair of speakers mounted immediately behind 1x1cm rubber feet to keep it off whatever it is rested upon there are a similar pair of feet at the rear.

The speakers are OK for the odd ping or other audio message but barely adequate for watching TV and inadequate for films where the speech volume is always lower so the headphone socket is needed.

It has an Intel Celeron Processor running at 1.1 GHz and 4GB Memory and has both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi6.

The battery is stated to last 12 hours between charges and I did get close to that figure.

The reason for buying a Chromebook is for those who do email, word processing and browse the web. These days you have access to the Google store so any Apps you use on your phone should be available but in most cases these will have been designed for a phone screen and not a laptop one.

So while watching some of the recent Snooker tournament in bed I deliberately turned off Wi-Fi so the only signal it could get was the mobile one and it did not even give a flicker on the screen so the mobile data cuts in instantly. So if you live with dodgy Wi-Fi this could be another reason to purchase it.

The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go is available from Vodafone for £29 a month with £30 upfront and that plan gives you 25GB of data.

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