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Samsung Chromebook 2
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Samsung Chromebook 2 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 16GB Flash 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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The Chromebook 2 wakes up in a split second and cold boots in less than ten.1 Samsung's energy-efficient Intel Celeron Processor N2840 allows for effortless multitasking and rapid rendering of... More
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Samsung Chromebook 2 13.3 - REVIEW
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11 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Samsung Chromebooks have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs Samsung is one of the better rated brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencys range from 750MHz to 860MHz. At 792 megahertz, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago.

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has a Flash storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on portable PCs 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 Chromebooks that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook 2, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has a front camera.

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

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The Chromebook 2 has one of the longer battery life (max)s (9 hours) amongst Chromebooks of this age. The battery life (max)s of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook 2 range from 3.5h to 4,000h, and the average battery life (max) is 87h.

If this laptop battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (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 typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on Chromebooks that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebook 2 the battery capacitys range from 2,500mAh to 5,000mAh. The Chromebook 2 has a quite big battery capacity (4,080 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook 2.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of laptops that are a similar age to the Chromebook 2 range from 2.1GHz to 2.6GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.4GHz. The Samsung Chromebook 2 has a quite fast processor boost frequency (2.58 gigahertz) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the Chromebook 2.

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Very Light

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for more than two years the weights range from 1kg to 2.2kg, and the average weight is 1.5kg. The Chromebook 2 is one of the lighter notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook 2 (only 1.2 kilograms) amongst Chromebooks of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1.2kg heavy portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung Chromebook 2[plb_2698401_price].

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Chromebook 2 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook 2 range from 11" to 16". With a display diagonal of only 11.6 inches, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst Chromebooks of this age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (12.85") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Chromebook 2 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Chromebook 2 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 30Wh to 52Wh. The Chromebook 2 has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s (only 30 watt-hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebook 2 have between two and five number of battery cellss, including the Chromebook 2 which has two number of battery cellss.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The Chromebook 2 has a quite small processor cache (only 1 megabyte) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the Chromebooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Chromebook 2 the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Samsung Chromebook 2 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook 2 have one USB 3.0 port.

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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 the 802.11g wi-Fi standards found on most laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of laptop.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung Chromebook 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.16 gigahertz, the Chromebook 2 has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook 2.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (2.4GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Chromebook 2 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other Chromebooks that came out more than two years ago.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (16GB and higher rated).

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Samsung Chromebook 2 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Chromebook 2.

We compared all the other 16GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo N20 Chromebook[plb_2572829_price] is also worth considering.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
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Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
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Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers xe500c12k02us, XE500C12-K02US, samsung xe500c12k02, samsung xe500c12k02u, samsung xe500c12k02us
Barcodes 00887276095554, 08872760955546

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