Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook discontinued, not getting a replacement


The Samsung Series 550 has become a great step between the affordable Chromebooks and the expensive Pixel. At $450, it offers a great mix of specs and hardware, but you won’t be very lucky if you were thinking about getting the device anytime soon. Samsung has discontinued it.

chromebook-series-5-550Well, this has to mean something new is coming, right? Nope. In an email conversation with Time Tech, Samsung mentions that there will not be a direct replacement to the Samsung Series 5 550 (at least anytime soon). Samsung believes the Samsung Series 3 (ARM) is considered a replacement to the Series 5 550.

This is simply not the case, as the new Samsung Chromebook can not match the Series 5 550 in specs, build quality or hardware. It does cost less at $250, but it is simply not that great of a device. This situation is leaving the Chromebook ecosystem in a very weird spot. There are no Chromebooks that cost between the HP Pavilion Chromebook (almost $400) and the Chromebook Pixel ($1300 at the cheapest).

You can still get the Samsung Series 5 550, but it will come with a premium price from Amazon. Still, you can get it for now.

We suppose the HP Pavilion Chromebook is about as close as you can get to a mid-end Chrome OS device. It’s a good offer for a 14-inch screen Chromebook. How many of you would like to see a Chroembook somewhere between $400 and $1300? What would you like to see on it?


  • shadowguy14

    This is a ridiculous move by Samsung. Hopefully someone else will make a Chromebook with the Haswell.

  • Lisa

    I just got a Lenovo Chromebook, and I am pleased with it. I liked the look, lightness – and price – of the $249 Samsung, but was very concerned with all the stories about cracked screens. The Lenovo is supposed to be just for the education market, but I can’t see why they don’t make it available to everyone. It feels pretty sturdy and it’s not that heavy. I see it advertised for $600-plus, although I found it for $450, which I was willing to pay.

  • Desperate

    Hello, I hope you see this! I’m really wanting to buy one of these x131e Thinkpad-Chromebook’s~ So, I was hoping you would point me in the right direction of where I could get one?! It looks like Google only sells this model to organizations, in large quantities =/
    Your help will be greatly appreciated.