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Samsung Chromebook 2 8 Core Samsung Exynos 2.1GHz 4GB 16GB Flash 13.3" Laptop

8 Samsung Exynos 2.1GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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The new Samsung Chromebook 2 achieves simple perfection starting with its premium design. The leather-like cover is richly textured, upgrading its slim and sleek design further. Even more... More
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has a Flash storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type. 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 are a comparable age to the Chromebook 2, the Chromebook 2 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider including the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Chromebook 2 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook 2.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook 2 the internal memorys range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 3.2GB. The Samsung Chromebook 2 has one of the bigger internal memorys (4 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

If this Chromebook internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The Chromebook 2 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (250 candellas per square meter) amongst Chromebooks of this age. The average display brightness of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook 2 is 210 cd/m².

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 2 megabytes, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook 2. The smallest processor cache of laptops that are a similar age to the Chromebook 2 is 1MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 1.7MB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of Chromebooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebook 2 is 5.3GB. At 4 gigabytes, the Chromebook 2 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Chromebook 2 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook 2 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only Samsung Exynos Processor Family

The Samsung Chromebook 2 has a Samsung Exynos processor family which is better than most Chromebooks that have been around for around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Celeron processor family.

This portable PC's processor family (Samsung Exynos) is actually the worst processor family amongst all Chromebooks that have been available for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the best processor family is NVIDIA Tegra.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Chromebook 2 does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook 2 also do not have a touchscreen.

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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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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook 2 have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 30Wh and 52Wh. At only 35 watt-hours, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Chromebook 2.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Samsung Chromebook 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Chromebook has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.1 gigahertz, the Chromebook 2 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 8.5 hours, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If you want a portable PC with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the Toshiba CB35[plb_2275441_price] (9h) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Chromebook 2 has a relatively typical display diagonal (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the Chromebook 2.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 13.3" portable PCs currently available including the Toshiba CB35[plb_2275441_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

At 1.4 kilograms, the Chromebook 2 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Chromebook 2.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook 2.

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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

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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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Barcodes 00012302567655, 00887276028552, 08872760285520

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