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.
Well, 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?