Galaxy Chromebook 2 hands-on: less expensive, just as red

Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy Chromebook 2, its newest Chromebook that starts at just $549.99. It features a QLED display, a sturdy convertible chassis, and a bold red finish. It looks promising -- but we still have some questions.
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  1. Juan Visbal

    Juan Visbal23 days ago

    Samsung drop the 16:9 aspect ratio challenge.

  2. Siri

    SiriMonth ago

    alternative with windows and same price?

  3. Kris

    KrisMonth ago

    Please tell me this will be available in the uk

  4. Admiral Khalifa Al Qubaisi

    Admiral Khalifa Al QubaisiMonth ago

    Google Pixel Go the 4k 13 inch - i7 - 256GB 16 GB Ram $1399

  5. Bryan Miller

    Bryan MillerMonth ago

    Now that’s a waste, 4K on a chrome book? Lol Why, 4K angry birds or what? Lol Drop down to 1080p but needs to be like $350 max

  6. Jose ReyesPerez

    Jose ReyesPerez2 months ago

    Can you play league of legends on a chrome os?

  7. Matheus Viana

    Matheus VianaMonth ago

    No

  8. MarliQQ

    MarliQQ2 months ago

    Just checking to see if this better than the first one, which I have. It isn't, so nothing to see here.

  9. FLOPPA

    FLOPPA2 months ago

    Wow, this is overpriced af.

  10. Shawn Afshar

    Shawn Afshar2 months ago

    How is it for editing youtube vids

  11. Erick Mazariegos

    Erick MazariegosMonth ago

    Because you can, I use it and I am a semi pro video editor 😁

  12. Lambo

    Lambo2 months ago

    Zits spots plukes

  13. EnemyofHK

    EnemyofHK2 months ago

    why not iPad Pro if it's not a desktop OS?

  14. Erick Mazariegos

    Erick MazariegosMonth ago

    Because it is ios

  15. santi payanes

    santi payanes2 months ago

    I loathe Chromebooks with every fiber of my being.i have one currently while going through engineering school and it's torture

  16. santi payanes

    santi payanesMonth ago

    @Erick Mazariegos I didn't, it was a gift and I don't have the money for a replacement

  17. Erick Mazariegos

    Erick MazariegosMonth ago

    And why did you chose a chromebook 🤔

  18. anubhavtube1985

    anubhavtube19852 months ago

    Why does this even exist ?

  19. Super Okapi

    Super Okapi3 months ago

    Who holds a laptop in one hand for a long time? Barbarians?

  20. Nempowa

    Nempowa3 months ago

    Can't touch the MBA M1 lmfao

  21. Erick Mazariegos

    Erick MazariegosMonth ago

    The what?

  22. Malte Laurids Brigge

    Malte Laurids Brigge3 months ago

    I hate when reporters wear masks for absolutely no reason at all. We won't think you're dangerous if you don't wear a mask when alone.

  23. Lynn Jeremy

    Lynn Jeremy3 months ago

    *STANTOOLS ON IG* unlocked mine in less than 30 minutes,he is a life saver indeed,you guys should give him a trÿ

  24. Lynn Jeremy

    Lynn Jeremy3 months ago

    *STANTOOLS ON IG* unlocked mine in less than 30 minutes,he is a life saver indeed,you guys should give him a trÿ

  25. feroz s

    feroz s3 months ago

    I got my MacBook computer unlocked by the same *STANTOOLS on INSTAGRAM* ,I thought I lost the password forever until I met him,he is a professional on stuffs like this💯 ✅

  26. feroz s

    feroz s3 months ago

    I got my MacBook computer unlocked by the same *STANTOOLS on INSTAGRAM* ,I thought I lost the password forever until I met him,he is a professional on stuffs like this💯 ✅

  27. Darrell F

    Darrell F3 months ago

    seriously.... my Acer spine 713 is better specs for only 549.00 bestbuy. HDMI, microsd, 10 gen. core i5 ect... oh! and my screen is absolutely Beautiful.

  28. DX 2

    DX 23 months ago

    Wt hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaa

  29. Chowder

    Chowder3 months ago

    480 p are you serious!! Why?? ☹️

  30. Erick Mazariegos

    Erick MazariegosMonth ago

    Actually it is 4K ._.

  31. Aditya Rathod

    Aditya Rathod3 months ago

    id rather get hp chromebook at $700

  32. Tariq

    Tariq3 months ago

    "No front facing camera" ? But there seems to be a cut out there. I'm confused

  33. DJTheArtist

    DJTheArtist3 months ago

    why the hell did they take off the sensor

  34. robertson Patrickson

    robertson Patrickson3 months ago

    Still, why you want chrome os at that price point ?

  35. Erick Mazariegos

    Erick MazariegosMonth ago

    Because is Samsung and it will sell like hot bread

  36. The AntClans

    The AntClans3 months ago

    This is a depressing Chromebook

  37. Askar Massalimov

    Askar Massalimov3 months ago

    Just by the basic Macbook Air M1... have some respect for yourself... Chromebook? Yuck!

  38. Erwin Tjia

    Erwin Tjia3 months ago

    Chromebook is still a thing?

  39. Erick Mazariegos

    Erick MazariegosMonth ago

    Samsung already sold like 60M units so yes.

  40. M M M

    M M M3 months ago

    Is...not fan

  41. M M M

    M M M3 months ago

    Can Google asistent

  42. ethereal

    ethereal3 months ago

    red is my favorite color

  43. Paul Ho

    Paul Ho3 months ago

    Imagine one of the kids these days flexing on their distance learning classes with a Galaxy Chromebook.

  44. Aku Terpesona

    Aku Terpesona3 months ago

    can i install windows on it?

  45. Erick Mazariegos

    Erick MazariegosMonth ago

    A

  46. Ben Miller

    Ben Miller3 months ago

    Another swing and miss, Samsung. Maybe third time lucky?

  47. Erick Mazariegos

    Erick MazariegosMonth ago

    For you. They already sold like 60M units of the Galaxy Chromebook

  48. Kev Lew

    Kev Lew3 months ago

    For anyone thinking of buying this: Samsung's Chromebook Plus V2, which costs $499, has a finger print reader and rear-facing camera, and has the same specs, still exists.

  49. Marco Dunton

    Marco Dunton3 months ago

    NO OLED, I'll keep my Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 1

  50. Erick Mazariegos

    Erick MazariegosMonth ago

    Its QLED, basically the same 😐

  51. Luis Gonzalez

    Luis Gonzalez3 months ago

    If YG had a chromebook

  52. fredthesecond

    fredthesecond3 months ago

    It might just be an optical illusion but at 3:23 the nearest edge of the bottom case looks bent compared to the far edge.

  53. Muhammad Tayyab Hasan

    Muhammad Tayyab Hasan3 months ago

    1:09 manufacturing defect.

  54. Erick Mazariegos

    Erick MazariegosMonth ago

    Aren't those the speakers???

  55. Nico S.

    Nico S.3 months ago

    Didn’t even notice, that’s awful

  56. Raji

    Raji3 months ago

    I prefer mac for productivity and windows for gaming... 😌

  57. Erick Mazariegos

    Erick MazariegosMonth ago

    I prefer Galaxy Chrome OS and DeX for productivity and my Galaxy Note 20 for gaming 😌

  58. For Real

    For Real3 months ago

    Could have made the video a lot more enticing to watch.

  59. Nikhil Rao

    Nikhil Rao3 months ago

    So wooden!! Get Dieter on.... He looks he has a soul and real character

  60. Sam Tan

    Sam Tan3 months ago

    chromebook using intel chip? what a waste of money compare with m1 macbook air

  61. Erick Mazariegos

    Erick MazariegosMonth ago

    Even the i3 is better than the apple m1 chip 😂😂😂

  62. Artjom Šatalin

    Artjom Šatalin3 months ago

    For who is this product? The specs are just poor for the price. (Even if Samsung is known to lower their prices to 20/30% after a month or two). How many they think they gonna sells? 1000 units will be already an achievement.

  63. Stabbing Squidward

    Stabbing Squidward3 months ago

    Can't stand the reporter. skipped

  64. Sou vik

    Sou vik3 months ago

    Crapbook

  65. AbdelRahman Mohamed

    AbdelRahman Mohamed3 months ago

    amazing review❤

  66. Muscular Chicken

    Muscular Chicken3 months ago

    You can get a decent i5 10gen, 8gb ram and ssd laptop for $550. Plus it runs actual Windows and not Android OS.

  67. G P

    G P3 months ago

    Honestly, just buy an iPad or a Samsung Tab!

  68. Aaron Telander

    Aaron Telander3 months ago

    Password only? No Smart Unlock for android phone users?

  69. Jahidul Islam

    Jahidul IslamMonth ago

    It should support smart unlock

  70. Visualbug

    Visualbug3 months ago

    DEX laptop! can somebody tell Samsung to enable Dex integration with this toy? If I can connect my Samsung Note phone to this and continue flawless my tasks can be a game changer!!!

  71. Ariyan DebBarma

    Ariyan DebBarma3 months ago

    Waiting for the host Becca Farsace!

  72. ResistanceForever

    ResistanceForever3 months ago

    so it's got a worse screen, worse cpu, worse appearance (imo), and no stylus compared to the original? why is this called 2?

  73. ahlam EL

    ahlam EL3 months ago

    Farhoni.

  74. ahlam EL

    ahlam EL3 months ago

    3afakome.dohklo.3andi

  75. Ashikur Rahman

    Ashikur Rahman3 months ago

    4/64 GB variant in 2020. seriously?

  76. Erick Mazariegos

    Erick MazariegosMonth ago

    Remember, is not Windows 😁

  77. John xantoro

    John xantoro3 months ago

    Chromebooks were made for ARM (because of Android Apps, efficiency). Crappy Intel processor: No thanks.

  78. Jan Eisen

    Jan Eisen3 months ago

    Please dont scream... Not nice to Listen to

  79. Alvar Lagerlöf

    Alvar Lagerlöf3 months ago

    I'm sorry, where was this shot?

  80. David Mena

    David Mena3 months ago

    lmao can't believe I'm gonna write this but for 699 (upgraded model) just get an M1 Mac Book Air.

  81. Erick Mazariegos

    Erick MazariegosMonth ago

    The problem is that apple laptops has ios 😐

  82. erzascralet48

    erzascralet483 months ago

    @Jieon Choi Still $899

  83. Jieon Choi

    Jieon Choi3 months ago

    @Kev Lew you can get a student discount.

  84. Kev Lew

    Kev Lew3 months ago

    M1 Macbook Air starts at $1000. The discounted models ($699 during the holidays, around $799 now) are the older i3 Macbooks.

  85. Rahul Kerur

    Rahul Kerur3 months ago

    How is color a feature!?!

  86. James Ce Mighty

    James Ce Mighty3 months ago

    Watching from M1 and meh

  87. Bryan Miller

    Bryan MillerMonth ago

    @Владимир Путин and does way more far better

  88. Владимир Путин

    Владимир Путин3 months ago

    That laptop costs 1000$+

  89. Yen Sethi

    Yen Sethi3 months ago

    this is falling apart even in a controlled environment 1:09. defines Samsung.

  90. wahyu levine

    wahyu levine3 months ago

    chromebook is such a joke

  91. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith3 months ago

    excellent video! does this model have a holder/slot for a pen? And what do you consider good battery life? 10 hrs or so? Love that red design but not sure if I'd get this over the Acer Spin 713 or Lenovo Flex 5.

  92. Jonas

    Jonas3 months ago

    I love Samsung but is it only color bright obnoxious red or is there a low profile color

  93. Sav

    Sav3 months ago

    Please use more pronouns 😅

  94. Peter PB

    Peter PB3 months ago

    Not to be rude. But this wasn't pleasant to listen to. Bit all over the place and not clear. Intonation and cadence was also off

  95. Robin Faigmane

    Robin Faigmane3 months ago

    While I totally agree, maybe she can improve with her work and give better reviews in the future!

  96. Lorenzo Alajar

    Lorenzo Alajar3 months ago

    Totally agree. I've been so accustomed to reviews done by Dieter, Becca, and Ashley which are so well crafted and presented. This one just didn't have that balance of information and entertainment.

  97. Nathan Budd

    Nathan Budd3 months ago

    Yawn. Chromebooks dull. I haven't watched a review on one in ages... And literally nothing has changed since.

  98. Pixubol Imon

    Pixubol Imon3 months ago

    Watching on my OG Galaxy Chromebook.

  99. Erick Mazariegos

    Erick MazariegosMonth ago

    Nice

  100. Jolan Rensen

    Jolan Rensen3 months ago

    Not the Celeron :( my phone is faster than that lol

  101. frisches_pfitzner

    frisches_pfitzner3 months ago

    But.. Why would you want to use Chrome OS exept for its lower prive point? At $699 you can buy an older Surface Laptop with better screen, bigger SSD, more usability and better compatibility. You still can run all the Google Apps but so much more. Yes, battery life may be an important factor, but then again.. $699? And why would you care about a better processor? Chrome OS and its hardware-lineup still feel like beta, but I get the appeal of these devices and hope they figure out, where they want to go from there down at Google.

  102. Noah Fair

    Noah Fair3 months ago

    ”If it lives up to 14 hour battery life, but that’s a big if” isn’t it your job to know if the last 14 hours?

  103. Nick

    Nick3 months ago

    That red colour is stunning :O!

  104. Tim C

    Tim C3 months ago

    Honestly, with the release of Apples M1 chip, there’s little to no reason why you should go with any option other than Apple.

  105. Arquell Eastland

    Arquell Eastland3 months ago

    Not everyone wants a MacBook.

  106. Tim C

    Tim C3 months ago

    @PocariPocari I see. It's just comparing the M1 with Intel i3... it's like trying to win a bike vs Mustang at full speed race.. lol

  107. PocariPocari

    PocariPocari3 months ago

    even with the m1's release you can run ios and ipad apps sure, but imagine the mac having a touchscreen. It would be the perfect device.

  108. PocariPocari

    PocariPocari3 months ago

    @Tim C I think must is an exaggeration, but because so many devices are touch-enabled nowadays, folks that only have a phone or never owned a traditional laptop would have a much easier time. I think of older people and tablet use. Artists could benefit from drawing directly on the screen. I imagine student work could see benefits as well. Ever try annotating a pdf? lol

  109. Tim C

    Tim C3 months ago

    @PocariPocari In what situation is touchscreen a must?

  110. Karlo Schallibaum

    Karlo Schallibaum3 months ago

    Once again not available in my country :/

  111. Fabian Gandara

    Fabian Gandara3 months ago

    I've never heard someone refer to a laptop as fierce 😂

  112. Z3YU

    Z3YU3 months ago

    Well not as much as a io shield being called a brace

  113. Ashton

    Ashton3 months ago

    It's bold! It's fierce! It makes a statement whilst out on the town!!!! Lol

  114. Lunatic Prime

    Lunatic Prime3 months ago

    A little bit more enthusiasm, please!

  115. Nate Dunn

    Nate Dunn3 months ago

    nah she alright

  116. Ragingsilver

    Ragingsilver3 months ago

    the 1st model was a 1 grand browser?!!! I'd take an MacBook over that!

  117. Ragingsilver

    RagingsilverMonth ago

    @Erick Mazariegos they have Mac OS actually :P which still does more things than a 1K browser. Heck just get a windows laptop and put chrome on that, job done!

  118. Erick Mazariegos

    Erick MazariegosMonth ago

    The problem is that apple laptops has ios 😐

  119. Sav

    Sav3 months ago

    Ikr

  120. JEEP 2019

    JEEP 20193 months ago

    Google still makes these? 🤦‍♂️

  121. Maximilian

    Maximilian3 months ago

    I miss the butterfly keyboard from the macbooks.

  122. Bruce Leeroy

    Bruce Leeroy3 months ago

    That's why I am holding onto my 2019 MacBook. I prefer the butterfly keyboard over the new keyboard on the 2020 MacBooks.

  123. Shaw

    Shaw3 months ago

    Just save some money and get the M1 MacBook air. It is now the best in the market. If you get use to chrome OS, you will get use to that as well.

  124. Shaw

    Shaw3 months ago

    You get better silicon. Who cares about the logo anyway.

  125. Jason Molter

    Jason Molter3 months ago

    Don't those START at $999? For a laptop that is NOT touchscreen, and is NOT 2-1 convertible to tablet mode. But you do get that Apple logo on the back, which seems to be the main selling point.

  126. Bloo Planet

    Bloo Planet3 months ago

    1:07 is that a broken back lid?

  127. LizardGorgeous

    LizardGorgeous3 months ago

    So meh 😒

  128. Hello Their

    Hello Their3 months ago

    yup for 549? not bad. Great screen but wish it had an ARM chip...😞

  129. Ali

    Ali3 months ago

    Such a jarring experience watching this review...

  130. TJ Blaidd

    TJ Blaidd3 months ago

    Great price. Might need to buy one to complete a website. Though there's no reason it shouldn't be possible using a phone nowadays.

  131. Onion Knight

    Onion Knight3 months ago

    where is becca

  132. Oleg Roitburd

    Oleg Roitburd3 months ago

    Samsung won’t even remove the anti theft cable for a The Verge reporter... weird

  133. Oleg Roitburd

    Oleg Roitburd3 months ago

    @Sebastian Remi dude I'm not annoyed, just wondering, i do think the video would feel more simeless and natural if it was removed, espacialy for the benefit of Samsung.

  134. OXIR

    OXIR3 months ago

    I mean most of The Verge reviewers are Apple sheeps so fair enough

  135. Andrey Rubtsov

    Andrey Rubtsov3 months ago

    @Sebastian Remi he didnt say he was annoyed, you are overly negative

  136. digi that

    digi that3 months ago

    I like red, but I really hate the bottom bezel.

  137. KEN BEE

    KEN BEE3 months ago

    Cool But for the love of jeez, they couldn't let you untether the thing?

  138. NoHomework16

    NoHomework163 months ago

    @KEN BEE I don’t see the issue

  139. KEN BEE

    KEN BEE3 months ago

    @NoHomework16 It doesn't? She was making a preview of a product....and its strapped to a table the whole time

  140. NoHomework16

    NoHomework163 months ago

    Doesn’t impact the video on any way BUT FOR THE LOVE OF JEEZ 😂😂😂

  141. Don null

    Don null3 months ago

    Great review. I wonder if the i3 is powerful enough for parallels. I think samsung might have missed the mark on this.

  142. Sasuke Uchiha

    Sasuke Uchiha3 months ago

    @KEN BEE it's a virtualization software

  143. KEN BEE

    KEN BEE3 months ago

    Parallels?

  144. jon wik

    jon wik3 months ago

    chromebook shoud never be over $400

  145. Erick Mazariegos

    Erick MazariegosMonth ago

    Is because its veru premiun and is Samsung. Greatness ☺

  146. jon wik

    jon wik3 months ago

    @Malte Laurids Brigge if only google put an effort into the software instead of stretching pre existing android software and dedicated themselves on creating an actual flagship device this could justify the overblown price of this chromebooks.

  147. Malte Laurids Brigge

    Malte Laurids Brigge3 months ago

    @jon wik exactly! Because 90% of people do NOT need more than that, which would only complicate what little computing they do. I used to do sites and all manner of things but now I don't and rarely if ever find a chromebook lacking. Sometimes I need to find a different way to do something but generally what I can't do I don't need to do. So I just open it, sign in, save things online, and that's it. I regularly drown laptops somehow so... Get another chromebook, sign in, and... There you go, it's all back where it was. People who criticize Chromebooks for being incapable of doing anything are generally devs and/or people who have never used one. I had a Pixelbook for 2+ years I think and now need to find something new. It might be the Samsung though I wish it was higher end, I think they dropped the specs too low. I like the HP c1101 or whatever it's called? Nice specs anyway.

  148. jon wik

    jon wik3 months ago

    tbh these chrome books do look great and has decent specs but u cant do a lot with chrome os. Its like having steam engine in lamborghini.

  149. Edd 95

    Edd 953 months ago

    Old and more powerful laptops can be even cheaper

  150. Victor Lazo

    Victor Lazo3 months ago

    I think 550 for this is quite nice actually.

  151. Sample Text

    Sample Text3 months ago

    for 550 you can get a windows laptop with a ryzen 5 4500u, 8gb of ram and 256gb ssd... admittedly it's gonna be all plastic and have a mediocre screen, but this doesn't seem like it's worth it at all

  152. Andre Da Costa

    Andre Da Costa3 months ago

    Do authorized reviewers tend to steal units at reviewer workshops?

  153. PlaySauce

    PlaySauce3 months ago

    ? It's a public place

  154. Georgi Velev

    Georgi Velev3 months ago

    I really like this reviewer. Fresh presence in The Verge’s videos

  155. Account 1

    Account 13 months ago

    surface go laptop is better-just spend the extra money for it and do not buy the base model

  156. David Nicholson

    David Nicholson3 months ago

    Chromebooks are the way forward, especially as they migrate to lower power consumption.

  157. Regulus J

    Regulus J3 months ago

    With the introduction of the M1 chip, Apple reigns supreme, unchallenged in the laptop/ desktop universe. Just go back to releasing 50 models of smartphones annually for the sake of market share

  158. KEN BEE

    KEN BEE3 months ago

    Yes That's what you do when your business competitor gets ahead Quit and go away 🙂

  159. Ankush Chowdhury

    Ankush Chowdhury3 months ago

    Not a fan of the reviewer. I miss Dieter. 😭

  160. Nate Dunn

    Nate Dunn3 months ago

    no one cares 😂

  161. MrZotteltier

    MrZotteltier3 months ago

    Wait - no front-facing camera in our current world? How and why would anyone launch something like this?

  162. DJTheArtist

    DJTheArtist3 months ago

    @Vikram Balakrishnan google should have a webcam add on software for all

  163. Tamim Nabil

    Tamim Nabil3 months ago

    It still has a web cam, she means that you cant take a selfie when its on tablet mode

  164. MrZotteltier

    MrZotteltier3 months ago

    @Vikram Balakrishnan ahhhhhhhhhh okay. Thanks for the clarification.

  165. Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson3 months ago

    @Vikram Balakrishnan thanks for the clarification, I was wondering if she misspoke and meant a rear-facing camera.

  166. Vikram Balakrishnan

    Vikram Balakrishnan3 months ago

    there's still a camera at the top of the screen for video calls (you can see it in the video). she's talking about a second camera in the keyboard the samsung galaxy chromebook had that let you take pictures easily while in tablet mode.