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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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19 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Twenty-nine experts from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, infoworld.com and Digitaltrends.com have rated this notebook PC on average 75%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 411 owner reviews this portable PC has an average owner rating of 89 out of 100.

Nice Design

A number of customers thought it was a good design. Expert website Notebookreview.com wrote “We reviewed the 13-inch model, which has a sophisticated design”. Mashable.com said in their review of the Samsung Chromebook 2 three years ago “A sleek design and a good keyboard”. Networkworld.com mentioned “Samsung's Chromebook 2 has a distinctive design and a roomy 1080p display.”.

Five Samsung Chromebook 2 owners who reviewed the Samsung Chromebook 2 concluded that it was good looking. Three years ago expert website Cnet.com said “Samsung keeps the nice-looking design of its previous 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 while making it a little more durable”. Laptopmag.com said in their review of the Samsung Chromebook 2 “The 13-inch Samsung Chromebook 2 impressed with its sexy faux-leather design” yet they gave the product a score of 3 stars. Laptopmag.com also said “Samsung's stylish Chromebook 2 makes a more compelling case than ever”.

One Samsung Chromebook 2 reviewer considered that the product was aesthetic. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ mentioned three years ago “The faux-leather back is purely aesthetic and adds nothing to the functionality” in their review.

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Good Size

Two Samsung Chromebook 2 reviewers who reviewed the Samsung Chromebook 2 concluded that it was thin. Maximumpc.com wrote two years ago “Thin and sleek”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Samsung Chromebook 2 was tight. Digitaltrends.com said in their Samsung Chromebook 2 review three years ago “If your budget is tight, note that Asus' $200 Chromebook C200 has 2GB of R” .

One Samsung Chromebook 2 owner mentioned that this laptop was compact. Maximumpc.com mentioned “Dun en compact” in their Samsung Chromebook 2 review. One Samsung Chromebook 2 owner who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it was easy to carry around.

One Samsung Chromebook 2 owner wrote in their reviews that this laptop was lightweight. Expert website Makeuseof.com wrote in their review of this laptop “Chromebooks have become a tech craze as of late, as they are lightweight, capable machines that have a long battery life”.

One Samsung Chromebook 2 owner said in their reviews that this laptop was good structurally. Expert review site Networkworld.com said in their review “It has a distinctive design, roomy 1080p display and solid construction with an excellent keyboard” .

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Good Battery Life

Six Samsung Chromebook 2 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this laptop had a good battery life. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com gave it a score of 4 stars and said in their review “With a solid build, improved battery life”. Maximumpc.com said in their review “Excellent battery life”. Expert review site Laptopmag.com said “The Samsung Chromebook 2 boasts a sleek design, sharp HD display and impressive battery life.”.

Reasonably Priced

A few customers mentioned that it was good value for money. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “A strong feature set, Samsung's Chromebook 2 is a very good value for $250” in their review of this laptop. Two years ago Maximumpc.com said in their review of this laptop “Faster Intel processor Decent battery life Good sound for its price range”. Expert website Liliputing.com said in their review three years ago “The Samsung Chromebook 2 with a Bay Trail processo r hits a pretty sweet spot between price, performance”.

A few Samsung Chromebook 2 owners said in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Expert website Theverge.com wrote “Cheap laptops can be even thinner, even faster, even more powerful, even longer-lasting; the Chromebook 2 is all four” . Expert website Makeuseof.com wrote in their review of this laptop “Best of all, they're very cheap for a laptop” . Expert website Notebooks.com said “Who will enjoy a Samsung Chromebook? People with simple online needs that want an ultra-portable machine for a bargain cost” in their review of the Samsung Chromebook 2.

Some Samsung Chromebook 2 reviewers who bought the product agreed that it was cheap. Two years ago Maximumpc.com gave this laptop a rating of 4 stars and wrote “The display quality is disappointing even for an inexpensive laptop”. Liliputing.com said in their review of this laptop three years ago “Samsung's Chromebook 2 with an Intel Bay Trail processor is a small, inexpensive” .

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Easy to Use

Some people who reviewed this laptop agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Maximumpc.com mentioned two years ago “Comfortable keyboard and touch pad”. Engadget.com mentioned “It's still a solid choice, thanks to its premium design, comfortable keyboard and long bat” in their review of this laptop and rated this laptop 78 out of 100.

Two customers who purchased this laptop mentioned that it was easy to use. Expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned three years ago “Though it's not without flaws, Samsung's latest Chromebook is a pleasure to use, easy to carry around” in their Samsung Chromebook 2 review. Expert review site Laptopmag.com wrote “This elegant ultraportable sports a crisp, full-HD display; a handy preinstalled software suite;”.

One person who purchased this laptop considered that it had a good experience. Maximumpc.com wrote two years ago “Exceptional typing experience” in their review.

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Robust

A number of Samsung Chromebook 2 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung Chromebook 2 was well made. Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of the Samsung Chromebook 2 “The Chromebook 2 XE500C12 is a very solid entry into the now-crowded sub-$300 Chromebook market”.

One Samsung Chromebook 2 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was strong and durable.

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Samsung Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Samsung is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Samsung also has good reviews for its Chromebooks.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A few Samsung Chromebook 2 reviewers agreed that the Samsung Chromebook 2 was quiet. Maximumpc.com wrote “Very quiet and stays cool” . Expert review site Liliputing.com wrote “Speedy-enough-for-casual-use laptop with a fanless design for quiet operation”.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it had good features.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has a Flash storage media, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it. 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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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the Chromebook 2 has a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook 2 is 1.1GHz, the fastest is 2.4GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.8GHz. With a processor frequency of 2.16 gigahertz, the Chromebook 2 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook 2.

If this portable PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (2.4GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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 Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 4,080 milliamperes * hour, the Chromebook 2 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. The average battery capacity of Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago is 3,700mAh.

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Very Light

Across all the Chromebooks that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook 2 the weights range from 1kg to 2.2kg, and the average weight is 1.5kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Samsung Chromebook 2 is quite light compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook 2.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One Samsung Chromebook 2 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was not good quality.

Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The Samsung Chromebook 2 is a portable PC that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook 2 use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only Four Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Chromebook 2 is a four maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC.

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

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

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the Chromebook 2 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Chromebook 2 has a quite 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. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook 2 have internal memorys of between 2GB and 16GB.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook 2 have display diagonals of between 11" and 16". The Chromebook 2 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 11.6 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

Other 11.6" laptops currently available that you might want to consider include the Asus Chromebook C200MA[plb_2671976_price] which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (12.85") which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Samsung Chromebook 2 has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 2 gigabytes) amongst Chromebooks of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebook 2 is 2GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Samsung Chromebook 2 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other Chromebooks that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook 2 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook 2 the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 30Wh to 52Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 30 watt-hours, the Chromebook 2 has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

The Samsung Chromebook 2 is a two number of battery cells portable PC.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 1.7MB. The Chromebook 2 has one of the smallest processor caches (only 1 megabyte) amongst Chromebooks of this age.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The Samsung Chromebook 2 has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most Chromebooks that were released around the same time as it have an 802.11g wi-Fi standards.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all Chromebooks that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook 2.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of laptop is 802.11n.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung Chromebook 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

Samsung released the Chromebook 2 over two years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 9 hours, the Chromebook 2 has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook 2.

If this notebook PC battery life (max) is too short for you then you might want to consider the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (12h) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops that are a comparable 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 Chromebooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel Fast Memory Access
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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