As I mentioned in a previous post, I finally was able to get my hands-on a Samsung Chromebook from Best Buy after months of waiting. I already had Acer's Chromebook and have been pretty happy with it over the last few months. I've heard a lot of good things about the Samsung model and wanted to see how it compared to the Acer model.
Plain and simple, both have their strengths and weaknesses. While the Samsung Chromebook is slightly more expensive at a regular price of $250, its lightweight, slim, fan-less design and better battery life are features that make it the better choice over the Acer Chromebook. However, because of it's better port variety (Ethernet, VGA, HDMI and 3 USB 2.0), better performance, and easy-to-upgrade Intel internal components (hard drive and RAM), the Acer Chromebook is worthy choice as well especially at $200. Personally, I am preferring the Samsung model over the Acer because of the size and long battery life.
Bottom line, Chrome OS is Chrome OS. It's going to have it's typical limitations no matter which model you choose. The thing that distinguishes one Chromebook model from the other is based on the manufacturer. Samsung has a slim design and longer battery life. Acer is upgradable. Lenovo is rugged and durable. HP has a 14-inch screen. The Pixel is just too darn expensive...ooops, I meant to say that it has a high-end touch capable screen. You just have to pick the one that fits your needs.