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Samsung Chromebook 2 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 16GB Flash 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB Sep 2014
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Samsung Chromebook 2 review | Engadget
Samsung Chromebook 2 13.3 - REVIEW
Samsung Chromebook 2 Unboxing & Hands-On
Samsung Chromebook 2 Review

13 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all Samsung portable PCs and also specifically for Samsung Chromebooks and found that in both cases Samsung had good reviews compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of this spec and age. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Chromebook 2 range from 1.1GHz to 2.4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz. The Chromebook 2 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.16 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebook 2.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Google Chromebook Pixel (2.4GHz and higher rated).

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Has a Front Camera

The Chromebook 2 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Samsung XE303C12 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The average battery life of Chromebooks that came out more than two years ago is 8.5h, and the battery lifes range from 3.5h to 14h. The Chromebook 2 has one of the longer battery lifes (9 hours) amongst Chromebooks of this age.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Google Chromebook Pixel (12h and higher rated).

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 4,080 milliamperes * hour, the Chromebook 2 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst Chromebooks of this age. The battery capacities of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook 2 range from 2,500mAh to 4,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,600mAh.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2.1GHz, the fastest is 2.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.4GHz. At 2.58 gigahertz, the Chromebook 2 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Light

Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook 2 have weights of between 1kg and 2.2kg. At only 1.2 kilograms, the Samsung Chromebook 2 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Acer Aspire C720 (1.3kg).

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3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB Version

This portable PC has a 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Narrow

At only 289.5 millimeters, the Chromebook 2 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Notebook PCs of this type and age have widths of between 200mm and 390mm.

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17 Reasons Against

Very Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the Chromebook 2 has a fairly slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook 2 is 24GB/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of this age and type range from 8GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most Chromebooks that have been available for more than two years use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Samsung Chromebook 2 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Chromebook 2 is a four PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook 2 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook 2 have one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port, including the Samsung Chromebook 2 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Chromebook 2 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops of a similar age and type to the Chromebook 2 is 3.1GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the Chromebook 2 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook 2.

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Very Small Screen Size

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the Chromebook 2 have screen sizes of between 11" and 16". With a screen size of only 11.6 inches, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst Chromebooks of this age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 11.6" notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo N20 Chromebook is also worth considering.

If this Chromebook screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Google Chromebook Pixel (12.85" and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Samsung Chromebook 2 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook 2 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to look at including the Acer Chromebook C720 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Chromebook 2 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook 2. The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 5.3GB.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Chromebooks that were launched more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 52Wh. The Samsung Chromebook 2 has a quite small battery capacity (only 30 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Chromebook 2.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Chromebook 2 is a two battery cell count portable PC.

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Very Small Cache Memory

At only 1 megabyte, the Chromebook 2 has a fairly small cache memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook 2. The average cache memory of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook 2 is 1.7MB, and the cache memories range from 1MB to 2MB.

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook 2. Notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebook 2 have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8,192 megabytes, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook 2. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 17GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops of this age and spec have one USB 3.0 port, including the Chromebook 2 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Chromebook 2 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most laptops of this type and age have an 802.11g WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs of this spec and age.

The best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of portable PC is 802.11n.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung Chromebook 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Intel Celeron Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook 2.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Acer Chromebook CB5 (£250.39) (32GB).

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Specification

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Networking
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Expert Reviews

(49)

In Review: Samsung Chomebook 2 XE500C12. Test model provided by Samsung USThe Samsung Chromebook 2 is a no-frills Chromebook that performs well in core aspects where target users are more likely...

28 May 2015

One thing we want to point out before it confuses the hell out of you is that this new Bay Trail?based Chromebook 2 is not to be mixed up with the eight-core Exynos 5?based Chromebook, which also... Read more…

Strong processor
Comfortable keyboard and touch pad
Excellent battery life
Loud audio
Sleek attractivedesign
Bland aesthetics
Screen has viewing angle issues
Only 2GB of RAM
No keyboard backlight
Exyno 5 processor slower thanIntel Haswell
23 December 2014

Though it's not without flaws, Samsung's latest Chromebook is a pleasure to use, easy to carry around, and won't have you hunting for AC outlets anytime soon. Read More?...

15 December 2014

Samsung's entry-level Chromebook isn't perfect, what with its washed-out display, limited RAM and lack of a full-sized SD slot. Despite those shortcomings, though, it's still a solid choice,...

10 December 2014

TIRED2GB of RAM. Really Samsung? Really? TN display just barely qualifies as HD. Lack of standard SD Card slot means you'll need an USB adapter.I was a little surprised by the arrival of a brand... Read more…

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User Reviews

(402)
Reviewed 24 November 2015 by Traveler
Traveler would recommend the Samsung Chromebook 2 XE503C12 (Verified Purchase)

I got this to replace an old laptop that couldn't handle the daily commute to college. Excellent battery life and instantly turns on when you open the cover. It's certainly not as powerful as a PC... Read more…

Reviewed 7 November 2014 by AnnB2
AnnB2 would recommend the Samsung Chromebook 2 XE503C12 (Verified Purchase)

As a touch typist I have been frustrated trying to write on a tablet, although I find it perfect it for reading, music and games. I love my all-in-one PC but it is not portable. The Samsung 11"... Read more…

Reviewed 20 December 2014 by Souldad
Souldad would recommend the Samsung Chromebook 2 XE503C12

I bought the Samsung Chromebook to take on business trips, as I travel pretty much every week of the year. My Dell laptop is just too heavy to lug around, and the Chromebook is about a third of... Read more…

Reviewed 22 October 2015 by Megan
Megan would recommend the Samsung Chromebook 2 XE503C12

This Chromebook is very simple to use and it is nice that it has everything in one place for you. It's great for simply browsing the web but not so great for anything else. I do use this to do... Read more…

Reviewed 27 December 2014 by Elmstreetslasher
Elmstreetslasher would recommend the Samsung Chromebook 2 XE503C12 (Verified Purchase)

For being an apple guy and windows hater lol,I am so impressed with this laptop. It is so simple to use, no boot up time, automatic updates, great battery life. It's very thin and the full Google... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung n28402gb16, samsung xe500c12k01, samsung n28402gb16g, samsung xe500c12k01u, samsung n28402gb16gb, samsung xe500c12k01us
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