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Samsung Chromebook XE Series

Samsung Chromebook Pro XE510C24-K01USProcessor: unknown, Intel Celeron 867, Intel Celeron N2840, Intel Core m3 6Y30, Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual, Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa
Graphics Adapter: unknown, ARM Mali-T604 MP4, ARM Mali-T628 MP6, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Intel HD Graphics 515
Display: 11.6 inch, 12.1 inch, 12.3 inch, 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.1kg, 1.2kg, 1.4kg, 1.5kg
Price: 230, 250, 300, 400, 550 euro
Average Score: 75.37% - good
Average of 46 scores (from 74 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 66%, features: 69%, display: 76%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 98%

 

Samsung Chromebook XE303C12-A01US

The Samsung Chromebook Series 3 belongs to a series of Chromebooks released by Google in early 2013. The notebook is held together by an sturdy, all plastic silver casing. The small, 0.69 inch (18 mm) thick notebook weighs only 1.1 kg, making it lightweight enough to be comfortably portable.

It has an 11.6 inch TN display with a resolution of 1366 x 768. IPS technology, which would allow users to view the screen from all angles, is not used. Color temperature and grayscale are not accurate either. Due to the small size of the screen, users probably won't try watching FHD movies, anyway. Because of its small size, the notebook does not have a standard keyboard. The Chromebook Series 3 has a Chiclet keyboard that may take some getting used to for people accustomed to desktop keyboards.

The Chromebook has a Chrome OS operating system that is equipped with Samsung’s Exynos 5 dual-core ARM processor (1.7 GHz) and 2 GB of RAM. It runs smoothly and quickly with lighter applications. The interfaces include HDMI out, a USB 3.0 port and a USB 2.0 port, a headphone and microphone jack and a card reader. There's only 16 GB internal flash memory in the device. However, Chromebook owners can access their Google Drive to get a free 100 GB upgrade. The Chromebook has a great battery life of up to 10 hours of video streaming.

Specifications

Samsung Chromebook XE303C12-A01USNotebook: Samsung Chromebook XE303C12-A01US
Processor: Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T604 MP4
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 250 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Chromebook XE303C12-A01US (Model)

Average Score: 74.33% - average
Average of 18 scores (from 26 reviews)

 

83% Review Samsung XE303C12-A01US Chromebook | Notebookcheck
Chrome is in. Despite its limited scope and continuing overlap with tablets and smartphones, the Chromebook is looking to stay and stand its ground. We take a closer look at the 11.6-inch Samsung Series 3 Chromebook equipped with the same processor as the Nexus 10. Can you go wrong with a $250 laptop?
Samsung Chromebook
Source: Hardware Secrets English
The Samsung Chromebook is aimed at a very specific kind of user: the one who is looking for a low-cost, simple and easy-to-use, light and thin laptop, exclusively for internet access. It can also be used for simple tasks as text editing, but always using online services. In other words, it can run anything that runs in a web browser.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2014
60% Samsung Series 3 XE303C12-A01US Chromebook
Source: Comp Reviews English
Just as with its pricing, the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook falls in between the competitors. It may not have the longest running time or best performance but it gets the job done and provides a good set of peripheral ports that are missing from its most direct competitor. The keyboard is certainly comfortable as long as you can live with the small size of the system.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Chromebook Review: Nice 2nd Computer for Web Users
Source: Notebooks.com English
Who will enjoy a Samsung Chromebook? People with simple online needs that want an ultra-portable machine for a bargain cost. Of the Chromebooks now available, the Samsung Chromebook hits the sweet spot. The Acer Chromebook looks too barebones and the Chromebook Pixel looks like overkill for a web only machine. A few others make them, but none look and feel as good as the Samsung Chromebook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2013
80% Samsung Chromebook Series 3
Source: Gadgetspeak English
While I saw a prototype unit a couple of years ago at Google, earlier versions of Chromebooks have passed me by. Rather different to a PC notebook and also different from a Google Tablet a Chromebook is a category of its own. Unless you require Windows programs then this certainly worth considering as it is fast in running and booting.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%
80% Samsung Chromebook review
Source: Techradar English
Traditionally, we'd have said that a Chromebook isn't good enough to be your primary computer, and in too crowded a market with smartphones and even tablets, to consider as a second computer. And actually, it could be a useful second machine, especially if your primary computer is a desktop tower or all-in-one, or even just a bulky, heavy laptop. It's a good chuck-it-in-a-bag-and-head-to-Starbucks-to-get-some-work-done machine. It is, ultimately, good at doing the thing it's designed to do. All you have to do is decide if that thing is right for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Chromebook Samsung Series 3 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
Circling back to the initial question, I found it to be “good enough”, especially for $250. That is coming from someone who owns a MacBook Air and mostly run, you guessed it, the Chrome browser on it. Are you considering a Chromebook? What is holding you back? Share your thoughts with us and our readers!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2013
70% Samsung XE303C12 Chromebook review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Samsung's Chromebook is a great size for an everyday laptop. However, it makes use of Google's Chrome OS, so it's not like a regular Windows or Mac laptop, and it needs an Internet connection to function properly. It's worth considering if you already make extensive use of Google's services in your everyday work.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Samsung Chromebook 3: Cheaper, more productive alternative to a tablet
Source: PC World English
This Chromebook is really designed for people who do little more than surf the web and create documents and spreadsheets, and who want something light, portable, and with a physical keyboard. It only has 16GB of internal storage, but never fear: Chromebook users get 100GB of free Cloud Drive storage for two years. While the Chromebook isn’t for everyone, it’s certainly a cheap and productive alternative to a similarly-equipped tablet. You don’t get a touchscreen, but you do get extra Cloud Drive storage, better performance, and a keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Review: The ultimate Chromebook challenge
Source: Reg Hardware English
Has Google cracked the Chromebook second time around? Just about. Clearly you need to be in the market specifically for a cheap and smallish machine for day-to-day web surfing and some light media consumption, but assuming you are then both of these machines do a good job and the price is certainly right. In a nutshell, then, the Samsung is the purer Chromebook, but the Acer is the better cheap laptop.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2013
80% Samsung Series 3 Chromebook review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you’re happy with a laptop that needs to be online to get the most from it, the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook 303C is worth considering. It’s slim, stylish, light, quiet, lasts a good while on a charge, offers a great typing experience and it's available for a ridiculously good price. For students and casual users especially, this non-Windows machine presents an excellent buy - despite niggles like rear-facing connectivity and a somewhat dull screen taking a little of the shine off.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
50% Samsung Chromebook review
Source: It Pro English
Cheap and cheerful - the Chromebook is a bargain for those who just need a device for basic word processing tasks and to browse the web. We can see why it’s taken off in the education market. Despite it appearing to be more secure than the Android platform, we find hard to recommend the Chromebook at this time for business use as the functionality remains limited.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Samsung Chromebook
Source: Wired Magazine English
WIRED Pricing hits the sweet spot: $250 for the Wi-Fi-only model. Keyboard and trackpad are responsive and comfortable. Great for watching streaming video, video chatting, and working in the cloud. Good battery life. Supports multiple user logins and office Docs editing. Chrome Remote Desktop app allows you to get into your other computers (Macs or PCs) easily. Updates arrive over the air automatically. TIRED MacBook Air styling is more of a head-scratcher than a head-turner. Display is low-res and materials are far from top-notch. No keyboard backlight. No Bluetooth device support other than mice and keyboards.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Samsung Series 3 Chromebook 303C review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Samsung Series 3 does elevate the Chromebook concept a step further, and it's the best one we've seen, hence a slight improvement compared to the Series 5 550's score, but we're still not totally sold. It's a mix of good and bad, which makes for an untimately average experience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% Samsung Chromebook review
Source: PC Pro English
Chromebooks were always going to struggle to challenge proper Windows laptops or netbooks for straightforward appeal or flexibility, and Samsung and Google’s first effort entirely failed to recognise that fact. Overpriced and limited in scope, the original model was one for early adopters only.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 50% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
85% Samsung Chromebook Series 3 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
Hardware-wise, the Series 3 is a solid laptop. However, as with all Chromebooks, the sticking point is the software. With this model, you have the advantage of the low $250 price tag. That amount isn’t much for a machine that can do basic tasks fairly well, especially if you know you’re going to use it in areas where connectivity isn’t in question.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Samsung Series 3 Chromebook review
Source: T3 English
Samsung and Google are trying to sell the Chromebook as an ‘additional’ computer and at £229, the price is definitely right for a great looking laptop that covers most of the a computing bases but still has some way to go before it can be considered an operating system on par with what Apple and Microsoft currently serve up.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Chromebook Series 3 (XE303C12)
Source: PC Mag English
The Samsung Chromebook Series 3 may not rival the latest ultrabooks in processing power, or offer the touch interfaces of tablets and smartphones, but it offers a reasonably priced laptop for those who can get by with web access and cloud-based storage and tools. For budget buyers that don't need much more than a way to get online, the Chromebook is even more affordable than the Editors' Choice Acer Aspire 5349-2635, and is a more palatable option than the more expensive Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 (XE550C22-H01). It's also several hundred dollars cheaper than the Microsoft Surface RT tablet, which may have a slick design, but suffers from many of the same limitations. Whether you're a writer pounding out verbiage at Starbucks or a college student researching a term paper, the Samsung Chromebook Series 3 may be all you need, at a price that's hard to ignore.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Series 3 Chromebook review
Source: Techradar English
And actually, it could be a useful second machine, especially if your primary computer is a desktop tower or all-in-one, or even just a bulky, heavy laptop. It's a good chuck-it-in-a-bag-and-head-to-Starbucks-to-get-some-work-done machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Chromebook review (2012)
Source: Engadget English
No matter how cheap Chromebooks get, they will always be a polarizing class of product: there are some people who couldn't be paid to use a laptop where everything is done in the browser. That said, $249 seems like an appropriate price for this sort of device -- more so than $450, certainly, which is what the last-gen model sold for.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2012
70% Samsung Chromebook (XE303C12, Wi-Fi) Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
Given its $249 price, excellent keyboard, attractive design, and light weight, it’s hard not to recommend the new ARM Chromebook—for users going into the purchase with their eyes open. The latter is a key point: It’s not for everyone, due to the still undercooked Chrome OS, which brings some frustrations and limitations.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Samsung Chromebook Series 3 (XE303C12) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
While previous Chromebooks were too pricey and limited in functionality, the Samsung Chromebook Series 3 comes closest to capturing Google's original vision. With a cost of $249, this notebook gets people online on the cheap and provides a comfortable keyboard and touchpad. The 1.7-GHz Exynos 5 dual processor and 2GB of RAM can't run some of the games in the Chrome Store, but these components should satisfy many user's needs.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Chromebook Review ($249 ARM-based model)
Source: Liliputing English
Samsung’s Chromebook XE303 is one of the cheapest laptops you can buy. But it’s an incredibly capable little machine for a $249 laptop. It’s thin, it’s light, and it feels very fast — even if it doesn’t actually have as much raw processing power as many laptops on the market. If you need to run desktop apps such as iTunes, QuickBooks, or Photoshop, the Chromebook might be a compliment to your primary computer, not a replacement for it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2012
80% Samsung Chromebook Series 3 Review
Source: Stuff TV English
While the Chromebook concept is better on paper than it is in practice, we still admire the fact that Samsung and Google have made a usable, well-built laptop for less than £230. The astonishing battery life makes it ideal for workers on the go, and its relatively cheap price and walled-garden OS is attractive to parents. But stick to Windows or Mac computers if you want anything more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Chromebook (XE303) Review: Testing ARM's Cortex A15
Source: AnandTech English
The move to ARM doesn't fundamentally change the performance or usability of the Chromebook. It's still a slow (relative to more expensive notebooks), limited use notebook. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but you need to be aware of what you're getting into with this thing. The display is functional but not very good. Build quality is decent but the new Chromebook is still a plastic notebook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2012
Legitimer Netbook-Nachfolger mit einigen Eigenheiten
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: low price; non-glare panel; good keyboard
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2013
80% Review 2 Chromebooks getest
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Samsung Chromebook XE550C22-H01UK

Specifications

Samsung Chromebook XE550C22-H01UKNotebook: Samsung Chromebook XE550C22-H01UK
Processor: Intel Celeron 867
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 550 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

 

GOOGLE Samsung Chromebook
Source: Zone-Numerique French FR→EN
Postive: Compact size; lightweight; inexpensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/19/2012

 

Samsung Chromebook XE303C12-H01DE

Specifications

Samsung Chromebook XE303C12-H01DENotebook: Samsung Chromebook XE303C12-H01DE
Processor: Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T604 MP4
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 400 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 82.8% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

Samsung Chromebook mit Chrome OS im Test
Source: TechHive.com English
Zusammenfassend kann man sagen, dass das Chrome OS an einigen Stellen noch nicht ganz ausgereift scheint du dass die Ruckler sicherlich nicht von der Hardware kommen sondern von der Software. Der Prozessor kann nämlich eigentlich FullHD Videos ohne Probleme abspielen und auch der Arbeitsspeicher dürfte ausreichen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2013
79% Samsung Chromebook Series 3 (303C12-H01)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 7/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 79%
85% Samsung Chromebook Series 3 (303C12-H01)
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
72% Neuer Anlauf, alte Macken
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 40% features: 67% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
98% Die neue Alternative zu Windows 8 und Mac OS X
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 98% performance: 75% display: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 100%
Samsung Chromebook Serie 3 (XE30C12)
Source: ITespresso German DE→EN
Positive: consolidated body; high processing power
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/19/2013
Samsung Chromebook: Notebook versagt im Test
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Positive: good workmanship and battery runtime Negative: subprime display; low performance
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2013
Samsung Chromebook
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Positive: light weight device; low price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2013
80% Samsung Chromebook Series 3 XE303C12
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
ОБЗОР НОУТБУКОВ ACER C720 CHROMEBOOK И SAMSUNG CHROMEBOOK XE303
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Cloud storage; good autonomy; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2013

 

Samsung Chromebook XE503C12-K01US

Specifications

Samsung Chromebook XE503C12-K01USNotebook: Samsung Chromebook XE503C12-K01US
Processor: Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Chromebook XE503C12-K01US (Model)

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

 

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

 

Samsung Chromebook XE503C12-K01UK

Specifications

Samsung Chromebook XE503C12-K01UKNotebook: Samsung Chromebook XE503C12-K01UK
Processor: Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Chromebook XE503C12-K01UK (Model)

Average Score: 67% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

67% Samsung Chromebook 2 review
Source: PC Pro English
Still, you may well be willing to put up with the occasional pause or stutter, given how good the battery life is. When looping a cached 720p YouTube video with Wi-Fi turned off and the screen set to 120cd/m2, the Chromebook 2 lasted a significant 7hrs 39mins, almost two hours longer than the lifespan of the Dell Chromebook 11. That's enough to bump up the Samsung's Performance rating a notch.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 67% features: 67% workmanship: 67%

 

Samsung Chromebook XE503C32-K01US

Specifications

Samsung Chromebook XE503C32-K01USNotebook: Samsung Chromebook XE503C32-K01US
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T628 MP6
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Chromebook XE503C32-K01US (Model)

Average Score: 66% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Samsung Chromebook 2 Review: Sleek But Pricey
Source: Notebooks.com English
Buyers will enjoy the Samsung Chromebook 2 if they don’t mind the price. At $399.99 from Samsung and most online or physical stores, it’s one of the most expensive Chromebooks available. If Samsung put in an Intel Haswell processor, we’d not even mention the price on our list of Cons above. The Samsung Exynos 5 Octacore processor doesn’t run as fast as the Intel Haswell processors that most manufacturers were using in the previous generation of Chromebooks.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/22/2014
70% Samsung Chromebook 2 13-inch
Source: Comp Reviews English
If you just hate the low resolution screens in Chromebooks and want something with a bit more style, then the 13-inch Chromebook 2 from Samsung is going to be the one to look at thanks to its 1920x1080 resolution screen and faux-leather trim. The design even features an excellent keyboard and long battery life but you will have to live with some inconsistent performance compared to other Chromebooks and a price that puts it close to a full blown laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
57% Samsung Chromebook 2 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
With a starting price of $319, the Samsung Chromebook 2 is a logical choice for someone looking for a basic, portable laptop for web browsing, streaming media, checking email, and working in Google Docs. The Chromebook 2, like all Chromebooks we’ve seen to date, is the epitome of “good enough.” If you don’t need to do much on your laptop, then a Chromebook is “good enough.”
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 57%
70% Samsung Chromebook 2
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $399 Samsung Chromebook 2 looks slick, boots quickly and has everything you need to make the most of Google's budding Chrome OS. Its full-HD display puts it a step above many Chromebook competitors, and its lightweight design and 9.5-hour battery life make it an ideal companion for the road.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
67% Samsung Chromebook 2 (13.3in) review
Source: PC Pro English
Also, bear in mind that Google’s OS has come on a lot in recent times: it allows documents and spreadsheets to be edited offline, for example, and some apps and games can be installed locally. At the same time, the amount you can get done online has increased. If you haven’t considered a Chromebook before, the Samsung Chromebook 2 13.3in might make you think again.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 83% performance: 50% features: 83% workmanship: 83%

 

Samsung Chromebook XE500C12-K01US

The Chromebook 2 is a new classy laptop from Samsung built for on the go. On the outside, the Samsung Chromebook 2 (XE500C12-K01US) comes in sleek metallic silver with a beautiful leather cover. Its emphasis on portability makes it one of the lightest and slimmest laptop in the market, only weighing a mere 1.2 kg and 1.69 cm thick. A metal frame reinforces chassis and lid and makes the device very solid. The 11.6 inch anti-glare display features a resolution of 1366 x 768 resolution and looks crisp and clear indoors and outdoors.

While the price is affordable, the Chromebook 2 definitely does not sacrifice performance. The Chromebook 2 is able to cold boot-up in 10 seconds, making sure that users can be more productive. It boast 9 hours battery life, perfect for those who are on the go without access to a power point. The Chromebook also comes with a bundle of useful apps such as AirDroid and Wunderlist, and 100 GB Google drive cloud storage for 2 years for free to make up for the low internal storage. If you are a value seeking consumer looking for a portable laptop with one of the best battery life in the market, the Samsung Chromebook 2 is definitely the way to go.

Specifications

Samsung Chromebook XE500C12-K01USNotebook: Samsung Chromebook XE500C12-K01US
Processor: Intel Celeron N2840
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 230 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Chromebook XE500C12-K01US (Model)

Average Score: 70.67% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

82% Samsung Chromebook 2 (XE500C12) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Long, cool, and quiet. Compared to last year's model, the Samsung Chromebook 2 is largely the same in terms of features and appearance. However, the manufacturer has improved upon one key aspect that propels this updated model near the top of the Chromebook list.
80% Samsung Chromebook 2 XE500
Source: Computer Shopper English
If you can limit the amount of browser tabs you have open while you surf the Web, the Samsung Chromebook 2 XE500 offers excellent value and is one of the better Chromebooks that you can get your hands on overall. Anyone who uses a PC primarily for Web surfing, e-mail, social media, and other Internet-focused tasks should check it out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Review: Samsung Chromebook 2
Source: Wired Magazine English
If your top priorities in a Chromebook are price, speed, and battery life, this is a model to consider. The 2GB of RAM could be better, but for general around-the-house use—basic web browsing, editing documents, battling the email inbox, and so on—it will suffice. Considering there are Samsung models with the Exynos 5 Octa processor and a full 4GB of RAM inside that are only $50 more, one of those machines would be better for anything more than the basics.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Chromebook 2 review: worth the wait?
Source: Slashgear English
You’ll get a full day’s use on a single charge, too. Samsung says 9 hours, and that’s about what I got. I went pretty hard for a full day, and the Chromebook 2 gently slipped into “please plug me in”. That’s a big plus, and means you could probably take this for a short vacation (with light use) without a charger. Start getting into video playback, and the battery life dips.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/01/2014
Samsung Chromebook 2
Source: Liliputing English
Samsung’s Chromebook 2 with an Intel Bay Trail processor is a small, inexpensive, and speedy-enough-for-casual-use laptop with a fanless design for quiet operation. It has a matte display, which some folks will consider a plus, but it has limited viewing angles and doesn’t get as bright as some other laptop displays.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2014
Samsung Chromebook 2 review: worth the wait?
Source: Slashgear English
I found the spec sheet a good fit for what Chromebooks are meant to do. You’ll do some light web surfing, maybe play a few games, check your social feeds, and work on a paper or two. So long as you’re invested in the Google ecosystem, that all becomes quite simple and seamless. If you’re migrating between OSs, it may not be so simple, but that’s another argument for another day.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/31/2014
74% A stronger Chromebook in more ways than one
Source: CNet English
There's not a lot of wow factor when it comes to Chromebooks (with the exception of maybe Google's pricey Pixel), and the Samsung Chromebook 2 doesn't really change that. It is, however, an inexpensive well-built and nice-looking Chromebook for its price, and the included video-chat support is a fine bonus.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 70% mobility: 70%
70% Samsung Chromebook 2
Source: Digital Trends English
With a solid build, improved battery life, and good audio for an 11.6-inch laptop, the Chromebook 2 XE500C12 is a very solid entry into the now-crowded sub-$300 Chromebook market. If your budget is tight, note that Asus’ $200 Chromebook C200 has 2GB of RAM, as well as a similar (though slightly slower) Intel Bay Trail-M processor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Samsung Chromebook 2
Source: Laptop Mag English
A more powerful Intel Celeron processor definitely makes the $249 11-inch Samsung Chromebook 2 faster than its 13-inch brother. I also liked the leatherlike design and responsive touchpad, but there's still room for improvement. The Chromebook 2's keyboard feels somewhat cramped, and the display doesn't offer vibrant colors or very much brightness.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Samsung Chromebook 2 (XE500C12-K01US)
Source: PC Mag English
While the Samsung Chromebook 2 offers some solid improvements over the Samsung Chromebook Series 3, it's now just one among many, as the category has grown from only a few to a two-fisted handful. The Chromebook 2 does have a lot to offer, like long battery life and a surprisingly robust collection of included apps, but the primary appeal is still the price—the Chromebook 2 is one of the least expensive models you can buy. You'll definitely have better features on the likes of the Acer Chromebook C720P-2600, with its touch display, or the HP Chromebook 11 with Verizon LTE, but for simple value for your dollar, the Samsung Chromebook 2 (XE500C12-K01US) lands toward the front of the pack.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Samsung Chromebook Plus XE513C24-K01US

Specifications

Samsung Chromebook Plus XE513C24-K01USNotebook: Samsung Chromebook Plus XE513C24-K01US
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 12.3 inch, 3:2, 2400x1600 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Samsung Chromebook Pro and Plus Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Samsung Chromebook Pro and Plus are the first Chromebooks to include an embedded stylus and support Android apps as soon as you log in. The lightweight, aluminum chassis and crisp, vivid display also help define these machines as premium 2-in-1s. However, if you don't need the stylus or premium screen, Asus's Chromebook Flip C302CA costs $50 less, has a much better keyboard and offers more internal storage; it does not come with Google Play preloaded, but you can easily get it.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Chromebook Plus Review
Source: Chrome Unboxed English
Here’s the bottom line for many of you. If you are buying a Samsung Chromebook with Android Apps in mind right now, the Plus should be where you gravitate to. You are likely to see less issue with apps for the time being.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/22/2017
83% Samsung Chromebook Plus Review: Future Imperfect
Source: The Verge English
I want an inexpensive, tablet-style device that combines the best of mobile apps with a desktop-class browser. Windows isn't really there, the iPad isn't really there, and the Mac will apparently never be there. But with some fixes to Android and some developer help, this device could be exactly what I want. Google is chasing after exactly the right thing with Chrome OS right now.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
Samsung Chromebook Plus al mejor precio, análisis, características, opinión, con Android y Google Play
Source: Comprar Tec Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Low price; smart stylus pen; slim size and lightweight; backlit keyboard. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/17/2017

 

Samsung Chromebook Pro XE510C24-K01US

Specifications

Samsung Chromebook Pro XE510C24-K01USNotebook: Samsung Chromebook Pro XE510C24-K01US
Processor: Intel Core m3 6Y30
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 515
Display: 12.3 inch, 4:3, 2400x1600 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 79.14% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

Samsung Chromebook Pro and Plus Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Samsung Chromebook Pro and Plus are the first Chromebooks to include an embedded stylus and support Android apps as soon as you log in. The lightweight, aluminum chassis and crisp, vivid display also help define these machines as premium 2-in-1s. However, if you don't need the stylus or premium screen, Asus's Chromebook Flip C302CA costs $50 less, has a much better keyboard and offers more internal storage; it does not come with Google Play preloaded, but you can easily get it.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/24/2017
80% Samsung Chromebook Pro review – One of the best
Source: Techno Buffalo English
I love my Chromebook Flip and I didn’t think I was in the market for an upgrade. I take that computer with me when I want something really light, or if I’ve forgotten to charge my iPad Pro. When I really need to get work done, though, I still rely on my MacBook Pro or Surface Book, both of which cost well more than twice the price of this Chromebook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Review: Samsung Chromebook Pro
Source: Wired Magazine English
Luckily, you get to wait and see if Google fixes the Pro’s many problems. I’ll be back here to let you know how that goes. But for right now, know this: the dream of the just-right Chromebook is alive inside this machine, but it’s still just out of reach.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% Samsung Chromebook Pro Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
It is always important to evaluate if a mix of online and Android apps can get the job done for your specific use case, but if that is the case, you should consider the Samsung Chromebook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung's Chromebook Pro is the best Chromebook yet
Source: Yahoo English
See, Google has programmed the Plus and Pro to understand how most people write. As a result, the Chromebooks are able to predict how fast you’re jotting something down, and all but eliminate the kind of lag that makes writing with a stylus feel unnatural. The Plus and Pro’s displays are also pressure sensitive — so if you press hard while writing, you’ll see a wider, darker pen stroke.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2017
Samsung Chromebook Pro review: Finally a great option from Samsung
Source: Android Central English
The only question for me is whether or not the Chromebook Pro's Intel Core m3 processor is worth the $100 bump in price over the Chromebook Plus model with an ARM chip. Assuming that performance holds up on the Plus, this hardware is even more enticing at just $450. Either way, this line is an excellent one-two punch that brings Samsung back into the conversation of lust-worthy Chromebooks while also diversifying Google's overall Chromebook market with two more great choices.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Samsung Chromebook Pro Review
Source: Chrome Unboxed English
The Samsung Chromebook Pro isn’t perfect, but it is a step in the right direction. The combo of firm, thin, aluminum body with a mesmerizing screen simply hasn’t been done this well in a Chromebook up until now.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Review: Samsung’s Chromebook Pro will change the way you look at Chrome
Source: BGR English
As for pricing and availability, the Samsung Chromebook Pro will be released sometime in late April for $549. Of note, the Google Play store for Chrome will exit beta around the same time. Samsung’s more affordable ARM-powered Chromebook Plus can be preordered right now for $449 on Amazon or on Samsung’s website, and it will start shipping this Sunday, February 12th.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Review: Samsung Chromebook Pro brings touch computing up a notch
Source: Computerworld.com English
It is not inexpensive for a Chromebook -- it will be priced at $549 when it ships at the end of April (the Chromebook Plus, which will be available this coming Sunday, will list at $449). But for a good looking and performing Chromebook with a durable metal frame, comfortable keyboard and excellent touch display, along with the included stylus, you may find it worth the cost.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2017
89% Samsung Chromebook Pro review
Source: Android Authority English
The Chromebook Pro brings Android app support, a stylus, and a rotating touch screen to the simple and easy-to-use platform of ChromeOS, to turn this super portable Chromebook into a machine that can provide a well rounded experience for both work and play.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 87% display: 90% mobility: 91% workmanship: 88%
80% Samsung Chromebook Pro Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Samsung Chromebook Pro is the first Chromebook (along with its sibling, the Chromebook Plus) to include an embedded stylus and support Android apps as soon as you log in. Its lightweight, aluminum chassis and crisp, vivid display also help define this machine as a premium 2-in-1. However, if you don't need the stylus or premium screen, Asus's Chromebook Flip C302CA costs $50 less, has a much better keyboard and offers more internal storage; it does not come with Google Play preloaded, but you can easily get it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Samsung Chromebook Pro review
Source: CNet English
The Samsung Chromebook Pro will make a believer out of many Chromebook skeptics by offering great value, features and performance for a budget-priced laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Samsung Chromebook Pro Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
We started off this review likening the Samsung Chromebook Pro to Microsoft's original Surface Pro tablet, and after putting the system through our spate of benchmarks and plenty of real-world use, we find ourselves right back to that notion. There's a lot to like about the hardware Samsung has created, including the stunning screen and slim, premium-feel design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Chromebook Pro
Source: PC Mag English
Samsung's premium Chromebook Pro is one of the first chromebooks to run Android apps. But it's likely only a matter of time before less expensive models roll out with the same functionality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Samsung Chromebook Pro
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There’s a lot to like about Samsung’s new Chromebooks, and I think they’re the perfect Android tablet replacement. The screen is great, battery seems decent and there’s enough grunt under the hood to get the job done.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/07/2017
Samsung Chromebook Pro: First look
Source: It Pro English
Tim Baxter, president and COO of Samsung Electronics America, kicked off the keynote by admitting 2016 had been a "challenging year" for the company. He later said the company would "very soon be sharing the root-cause report on the Note 7", having spent the past couple of months working with third-party experts and the company's own engineering teams to work out what had caused the supersized smartphones to overheat.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/05/2017

 

Comment

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.


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

ARM Mali-T604 MP4: Four core version of the T604 with support for OpenGL ES 3.0 and DirectX 11.Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.ARM Mali-T628 MP6: OpenGL ES 3.0 capable graphics card for smartphones and tablets (e.g. included in the Exynos 5420 and 5422 with 6 cores).Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):

Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.

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

unknown: Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 515: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on Core-m-CPUs of the Skylake generation (4,5 W TDP).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Samsung Exynos:

5250 Dual: Dual-core Cortex A15 with an ARM Mali-T604 graphics card.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.

Intel Celeron:

867:
Ultra Low Voltage dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. Due to the Celeron brand, many features of the Sandy Bridge core are deactivated.
N2840: Soc with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at up to 2.58 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU. :

Intel Core m3:

6Y30: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 515 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.1 kg:

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

1.5 kg:


75.37%: 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

Medion Akoya P3401T 2in1
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 1.264 kg
HP Pavilion x2 12-b101ns
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 1.47 kg
Toshiba Portege Z20t-C-144
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 1.51 kg
Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA-DHM4
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 1.2 kg
Lenovo Yoga 900S-12ISK-80ML004RMX
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 1 kg
HP Elite x2 1012 G1-L5H20EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 0.84 kg
Lenovo Yoga 900S-12ISK-80ML0068PB
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA-DBM2T
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Lenovo Yoga 710-11-80TX001JCK
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 11.6", 1.1 kg
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360CA-C4072T
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Asus ZenBook UX360CA-DQ099T
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Asus UX360CA-C4089T
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 13.3", 1.3 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Samsung Galaxy Book 12
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 12", 0.754 kg
Samsung Chromebook Plus XE513C24-K01US
unknown, unknown, 12.3", 1.1 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Mali-G71 MP20, Exynos 8895 Octa, 6.2", 0.172 kg
Samsung Galaxy S8
Mali-G71 MP20, Exynos 8895 Octa, 5.8", 0.155 kg
Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge
Adreno 505, Snapdragon 430, 5", 0.147 kg
Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC9830A, 4", 0.126 kg
Samsung NP300E5K-L04US
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 1.97 kg
Samsung Galaxy XCover 4
unknown, unknown, 4.99", 0.172 kg
Samsung W2017 Veyron
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 4.2", 0.208 kg
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT6737T, 5", 0.16 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T825
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 9.7", 0.434 kg
Samsung Galaxy On5 2016
unknown, unknown, 5", 0.142 kg
Samsung Galaxy A7 2017
Mali-T830 MP3, Exynos 7880, 5.7", 0.186 kg
Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT6737, 5", 0.16 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 T813N
Adreno 510, Snapdragon 652 MSM8976, 9.7", 0.389 kg
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 4.7", 0.138 kg
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
Mali-T830 MP3, Exynos 7880, 5.2", 0.159 kg
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