Samsung Chromebook XE503C12-K01US


Samsung Chromebook XE503C12-K01US
Samsung Chromebook XE503C12-K01US (Chromebook XE Series)
Graphics adapter
11.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, glossy: yes
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
300 Euro


Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung Chromebook XE503C12-K01US

78% Samsung's entry-level laptop returns with longer battery life
Source: Engadget English
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, thanks to its premium design, comfortable keyboard and long battery life. So, while shoppers have plenty of good options at this price, you can't go wrong with what Samsung has to offer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
A $400 laptop never looked so good
Source: Engadget English
Chromebooks still aren't for everyone: There will always be people who need stronger performance. Who need full offline access. Who need to install Skype. If that's you, no Chromebook will do, even if it is wrapped in fake leather. For a certain kind of customer, though -- schools, students on a budget, a traveler in need of a lighter laptop -- Chrome OS could be compelling.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2014



These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

5420 Octa:

Exynos 5 SoC with four Cortex-A15 cores, four Cortex-A7 cores and an ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU. Successor to the Exynos 5410.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.2 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.


In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.

78%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Samsung Chromebook XE503C12-K01UK
unknown, Exynos 5420 Octa, 1.2 kg

Devices with the same GPU

LG Z940
unknown, Core i7 4500U, 13.3", 1 kg

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Samsung Chromebook XE500C12-K01US
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.2 kg
Samsung Chromebook XE503C32-K01US
Mali-T628 MP6, unknown, 13.3", 1.4 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2014-06-10 (Update: 2014-06-10)