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\r\nIn a nutshell, the two devices are completely identical. Same chassis, keyboard, trackpad, screen, speakers, internal storage, RAM, etc. All the same on both.\r\n\r\nSo, in essence, we've already reviewed most of this device. And, again, you can check that out in our full review of the Pro.\r\n\r\n

So What Are We Doing Here, Then?

\r\nThat's a fair question. Regardless, many readers are requesting a review of this device. So, instead of restating all the things we did in the Chromebook Pro review, we simply hope you will pause here and go watch/read that review.\r\n\r\nSeriously, go do that and come back. Or watch it right here if you aren't the reading type.\r\n\r\nhttps://youtu.be/214bBp-fIK4\r\n\r\n \r\n

Moving On

\r\nNow, we need to talk about the one, important difference between the two.\r\n\r\nProcessor.\r\n\r\nIn the Samsung Chromebook Plus, we are working with what Samsung is calling an OP1 ARM chip (we all know it is the Rockchip RK339, but it's not that big of a deal). What is most important here is performance vs. price.\r\n\r\nThe Plus comes in a full $100 less than the Pro, and that is a decent amount of cash to consider.\r\n\r\nDoes the ARM chip keep up well enough vs. the much faster Core m3?\r\n\r\nThe answer, from my perspective, is yes it does. The Chromebook Plus is good enough for most people.\r\n\r\nFor the folks that will use their Chromebook to browse the web, watch a few videos, shoot back some emails, etc, the Chromebook Plus is plenty machine for the job.\r\n\r\nSure, after a few tabs, stand-alone apps and such are all going at the same time, you'll see some slow down and noticeable lag.\r\n\r\nHowever, if you keep your resources (and expectations) in reason, the experience is pretty good. Think better than Braswell but not as good as Core M. Sure, animations will hiccup from time to time and there will be perceivable lag when typing if you have too much going on, but if kept within reason (few tabs and windows open at once), the device gets along just fine.\r\n\r\nBattery isn't as good as I'd hoped, but not bad either. 8-10 hours is expected and realistic, but the m3 Pro was getting almost that as well. No real battery benefits in either model vs. the other.\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n
\r\nIn a nutshell, the two devices are completely identical. Same chassis, keyboard, trackpad, screen, speakers, internal storage, RAM, etc. All the same on both.\r\n\r\nSo, in essence, we've already reviewed most of this device. And, again, you can check that out in our full review of the Pro.\r\n\r\n

So What Are We Doing Here, Then?

\r\nThat's a fair question. Regardless, many readers are requesting a review of this device. So, instead of restating all the things we did in the Chromebook Pro review, we simply hope you will pause here and go watch/read that review.\r\n\r\nSeriously, go do that and come back. Or watch it right here if you aren't the reading type.\r\n\r\nhttps://youtu.be/214bBp-fIK4\r\n\r\n \r\n

Moving On

\r\nNow, we need to talk about the one, important difference between the two.\r\n\r\nProcessor.\r\n\r\nIn the Samsung Chromebook Plus, we are working with what Samsung is calling an OP1 ARM chip (we all know it is the Rockchip RK339, but it's not that big of a deal). What is most important here is performance vs. price.\r\n\r\nThe Plus comes in a full $100 less than the Pro, and that is a decent amount of cash to consider.\r\n\r\nDoes the ARM chip keep up well enough vs. the much faster Core m3?\r\n\r\nThe answer, from my perspective, is yes it does. The Chromebook Plus is good enough for most people.\r\n\r\nFor the folks that will use their Chromebook to browse the web, watch a few videos, shoot back some emails, etc, the Chromebook Plus is plenty machine for the job.\r\n\r\nSure, after a few tabs, stand-alone apps and such are all going at the same time, you'll see some slow down and noticeable lag.\r\n\r\nHowever, if you keep your resources (and expectations) in reason, the experience is pretty good. Think better than Braswell but not as good as Core M. Sure, animations will hiccup from time to time and there will be perceivable lag when typing if you have too much going on, but if kept within reason (few tabs and windows open at once), the device gets along just fine.\r\n\r\nBattery isn't as good as I'd hoped, but not bad either. 8-10 hours is expected and realistic, but the m3 Pro was getting almost that as well. No real battery benefits in either model vs. the other.\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n
\r\nIn a nutshell, the two devices are completely identical. Same chassis, keyboard, trackpad, screen, speakers, internal storage, RAM, etc. All the same on both.\r\n\r\nSo, in essence, we've already reviewed most of this device. And, again, you can check that out in our full review of the Pro.\r\n\r\n

So What Are We Doing Here, Then?

\r\nThat's a fair question. Regardless, many readers are requesting a review of this device. So, instead of restating all the things we did in the Chromebook Pro review, we simply hope you will pause here and go watch/read that review.\r\n\r\nSeriously, go do that and come back. Or watch it right here if you aren't the reading type.\r\n\r\nhttps://youtu.be/214bBp-fIK4\r\n\r\n \r\n

Moving On

\r\nNow, we need to talk about the one, important difference between the two.\r\n\r\nProcessor.\r\n\r\nIn the Samsung Chromebook Plus, we are working with what Samsung is calling an OP1 ARM chip (we all know it is the Rockchip RK339, but it's not that big of a deal). What is most important here is performance vs. price.\r\n\r\nThe Plus comes in a full $100 less than the Pro, and that is a decent amount of cash to consider.\r\n\r\nDoes the ARM chip keep up well enough vs. the much faster Core m3?\r\n\r\nThe answer, from my perspective, is yes it does. The Chromebook Plus is good enough for most people.\r\n\r\nFor the folks that will use their Chromebook to browse the web, watch a few videos, shoot back some emails, etc, the Chromebook Plus is plenty machine for the job.\r\n\r\nSure, after a few tabs, stand-alone apps and such are all going at the same time, you'll see some slow down and noticeable lag.\r\n\r\nHowever, if you keep your resources (and expectations) in reason, the experience is pretty good. Think better than Braswell but not as good as Core M. Sure, animations will hiccup from time to time and there will be perceivable lag when typing if you have too much going on, but if kept within reason (few tabs and windows open at once), the device gets along just fine.\r\n\r\nBattery isn't as good as I'd hoped, but not bad either. 8-10 hours is expected and realistic, but the m3 Pro was getting almost that as well. No real battery benefits in either model vs. the other.\r\n

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