Samsung Chromebook 2 benchmarks are disappointing

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Looking to get a brand new Samsung Chromebook 2? We know many of you are lining up to get one of these new Chromebooks as soon as they are released. These look like very promising devices, with great specs and better build-quality. Are Samsung’s new laptops all they seem to be, though?

Our friends from Mobile Geeks ran some benchmarks and the results were a bit surprising. Let’s take a look:

Disappointing numbers

Based on the benchmarks results, the Samsung Chroembook 2 is not going to be the beast we all expected it to be. That 1.9GHz Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor and 4 GB of RAM are struggling to even beat the past-generation Chromebooks. In fact, The Samsung Chromebook and Acer C720 beat this computer some of these benchmarks, which is a rather sad discovery.

Let’s not get our heads filled with numbers, though. After all, that is all these benchmarks are – numbers. Real life performance can often differ from what benchmarks show, and we seriously hope this is the case with the Samsung Chroembook 2.

After all, the device does come with a higher price-point and the promise of a mid-to-high-end experience. Let’s stay tuned and see. Are any of you guys doubting these Chroembooks now that you have seen the benchmarks?



  • Huh, this is interesting.
    How did they get their hands on one, I didn’t think they where for sale yet?

  • Edgar Cervantes

    The Mobile Geeks guys went to a convention. That’s how they got a hold of one.

  • Phil Stephens

    I think the real test will be how it performs in real use. I think 4Gb of RAM will make a huge difference for people like me who work with 10+ tabs open.

  • Kenny Strawn

    And the vastly multithreaded nature of the 8-core Exynos 5422 (the one that the 13-inch model contains) and the Exynos 5420 (11-inch model) alike should also be a boon… 8 cores should, in theory, allow for 8 times as many tabs.

  • Phil Stephens

    It has 4 high power cores and 4 low power cores and switches between them depending on load.