The Worst Gadgets of 2012
Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook
While Google has made great strides with its desktop operating system, it still doesn’t justify paying $550 for a device that needs to remain connected to the cloud, yet only supports 3G. And, although we liked the design of the Chromebook 5 550, it ran hot--122 degrees!--and had a last-last-last generation Celeron processor and a measly 16GB of storage. The new $249 Series 3 Chromebook, powered by an ARM processor, is a much better deal.