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Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch)

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The New Samsung Chromebook

For Everyone. The Samsung Chromebook is a new computer that helps you get everyday things done faster and easier. It starts in seconds, has virus protection built-in, and runs your favorite Google apps plus thousands more. The Chromebook comes with leading Google products, like Search, Gmail, YouTube and Hangouts, so you can work, play, and do whatever you want, right out of the box.

You can easily share it with multiple people- switching accounts takes seconds, and everyone gets their own files, apps and settings. And it’s simple to use. There’s no setup, and your files are automatically backed up in the cloud. At just 2.4 pounds, 0.7 inches thin, and with over 6.5 hours of battery life, the Samsung Chromebook can go anywhere you go. It’s built to stay cool, so it doesn’t need a fan and runs silently. It also includes 100GB of free Google Drive storage (for 2 years), a built-in webcam, and dual band Wi-Fi to make it easy to connect to wireless networks.


About Chromebooks

The new, faster computer that keeps getting better and better.

Boots in Seconds

Boots up in 10 seconds, resumes instantly and loads web pages blazingly fast.

Thousands of Apps

Built-in apps and thousands more from the Chrome Web Store.

No Hassles

Multiple layers of security
so you don’t need to install anti-virus software.

Cloud built-in

Save your stuff safely in the cloud and never lose another file or photo.


Introducing the new Chromebook
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Introducing the New Chromebook

Chromebooks are easy to use, and don’t slow down over time. They have built-in security, so you’re protected against viruses and malware. They come with apps for all your everyday needs, and keep your files safely backed up on the cloud. And with free, automatic updates, your Chromebook keeps getting better and better.

Automatic updates

Chromebooks automatically update themselves: all of your apps stay up-to-date, and you get the latest version of the operating system without having to think about it.

Get started without the setup

Chromebooks require almost no setup, so you can go from unboxing to doing in minutes. Unlike other computers, you don’t need to spend hours installing patches and software.





Portable, powerful, coolerpowerful and portable

The Samsung Chromebook’s dual core processor delivers exceptional performance and battery life in an ultra-slim package. And unlike traditional computers, it has no fan or moving parts, which means it stays cooler on your lap and runs silent (no humming, unless you’re listening to music).

Stay connected in-flight
With your Chromebook, you can get online at 10,000 feet with free Gogo in-air internet passes. Your Chromebook comes with 12 free passes (estimated $150 value) that you can use over 2 years on domestic US flights.

Collaborate on documents
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Collaborate on documents

Create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and drawings with apps like Google Docs, Zoho and SlideRocket. With productivity apps, you can collaborate in real-time with others, access your documents from any computer, and have your files backed up automatically. Access other everyday files using the built-in PDF and document viewer.

More storage in the cloud

With 100GB of free Google Drive storage for two years, you can keep all of your apps, documents, favorites, and settings safe and securely accessible from anywhere. You don’t have to bother downloading and installing any applications onto your hard drive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              More storage in the cloud
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trackpad

 Oversized, multi-touch touchpad

 You can enjoy better control using a large multi-touch touchpad With a glass coating and image sensor it provides a stylish and convenient way to use your Chromebook.

                  Oversized, multi-touch touchpad
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keyboard
Full-sized keyboard designed for Chrome

The keyboard is optimized for Chrome with a dedicated search key, a row of web-enabled keys, and a comfortable, full-size layout that doesn’t cramp your fingers.

Simply more flexibility
Simply more flexibility

The Chromebook has a range of ports, including HDMI and USB 3.0/2.0 ports, to enable greater flexibility for sharing data and multimedia playback. Its unique hinge design makes it easier to connect all of your peripherals.

*Manufacturer Warranty Information: XE303C12-A01US – Parts: 12 months, Labor: 12 months

Product Features

  • 11.6 inches Display
  • Samsung Exynos 5250
  • 2 GB DDR3L RAM
  • 2 USB Ports: 1 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0, HDMI Port
  • Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n

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3 Comments

  1. Lance Haun says:

    A very good computer with a few drawbacks at a very good price ***Updates To My Review At The End***My background: I’m a gadget geek but I’m not super devoted to any platform. I do love Google’s web products but never used their hardware. My laptop is a 13″ MacBook Pro and my desktop is a Mac Mini that runs both OS X and Windows 7 (I spend more time on Win 7 these days). I have an iPad (3rd gen) and Motorola Droid Razr Maxx along with a docking station. My wife has a Win 7 ultrabook, Kindle Fire HD and Razr Maxx, all of which I purchased for her.I’m an editor for a web-based publication so my usage is primarily writing and some light (very light) image editing. I’ve done most of my writing on Google Docs for a long time because it automatically saves and I hate writing directly into the CMS. We also use Google Apps Business for e-mail, calendaring and doc sharing so that rocks.The last thing I need is another computer but Chromebook called to me. A couple of reasons:- The docking solution wasn’t great. The keyboard was crap, my phone got unusually hot and interacting with the CMS was hit and miss with the phone OS. It was good for e-mails.- An iPad with a keyboard is garbage. I’ve tried it and hit the same issues. It is just clumsy for my primary work. I still travel with an iPad because it is light and its battery is a rockstar and can do in a pinch.- The laptop is fine but it is a beast to carry. I just got back from a week-long jaunt to three conferences and I think my shoulder is broken from my shoulder bag.- I love my phone and tethering has been a lifesaver. No complaints.Okay, enough background. Now to the actual review.Unboxing wasn’t particularly impressive but I don’t really care. Standard laptop box with the laptop, an AC adapter and Chrome sticker. I plugged it in and it was at about 75%. Now about an hour later, it is nearly charged.When I pulled it out of the box, it almost felt like a laptop that didn’t have a battery in it (remember that?). Anyway, it feels solid closed up. I don’t have any problem throwing this in my engineer’s bag and feeling like it will get screwed up. The AC adapter is your standard black box with two cords.I opened up the lid and it started immediately. It asked me to connect to my wifi connection and then proceeded to download the latest update of the operating system (version 23 according to the info in Chrome). After a quick reboot, I put in my Google credentials and it loaded everything I use in my Chrome browser normally, including my apps and bookmarks.Opened up, the build quality showed a few weaknesses but nothing major. There’s a little give on the keyboard and palm rest. I didn’t feel any problems holding the laptop from its corner. It feels very solid overall. The thing to remember, of course, is that I came from a unibody MacBook Pro so take that for what it is worth.The keyboard blew my expectations away. I figured it would be fairly cramped and that my typing speed would suffer. I figured the action wouldn’t be very good either. But, coming from a MacBook Pro chiclet keyboard to this was a cinch. I feel very little difference in typing speed or accuracy. This was really a big deal for me. I tried the HP Mini a few years ago and it was awful. A few millimeter difference is it.The trackpad is very good though not as top notch of a comparison as the keyboard. It is very Mac-like in using it. The two finger swipe gestures, right-clicking, dragging, etc… it all operated like I expected. I’m a tapper, not a clicker so that may have something to do with it. It doesn’t seem like it is quite as accurate or response as the MacBook Pro but still very good.The screen isn’t great but it isn’t a dealbreaker. For text, it performs adequately but not spectacularly. For video, it is quite adequate, maybe above average but again, not fantastic. The screen brightness isn’t what it could be, I feel like it is a tick or two off what should be standard brightness. But, I am also used to glossy screens and even with the brightness, the matte screen seems to do okay. I work right next to south-facing windows and even though we have no sun here in Seattle, it gets fairly bright and it seems good in these conditions. The viewing angles aren’t going to impress anyone but it works for me.The speakers seem to be pretty good and loud enough. They are optimal for use on a desk rather than a lap though as the sound gets muffled a bit by clothing. I put on Pandora One and the sound through my nice $100 studio headphones sounds pretty good with the top volume topping out just right. Using my Apple headphone/mic combo, it worked well in a hangout. One thing is that the headphone jack seems very tight.I hit my first snag when I tried to do HDMI out. It didn’t seem to work. Then I read a bit more and got it to work with the Ctrl+Full Screen and that seemed to do it…

  2. Captain Awesome says:

    Fantastic Value I’m based in the UK and bought my unit there. However, physically this model is nearly identical to ours (to my knowledge only the keyboard layout and socket you need for charging it differs) and I’ve been using Chrome OS and previous Chrome hardware for a while, so I thought I’d give my take on this device.I’ve owned the Cr-48 for a while, which was a kind of test unit Google sent out to people to beta test the operating system. That came out a long time ago and none of the commercial units have felt good enough to me to justify buying, up until now. They were always a little too expensive, despite the obvious advantages.This will be a long review. For those wanting a short summary, I’ll include one at the end.The softwareFor those unclear, Chrome OS (which the Chromebook runs) is fundamentally different to a Windows, Mac or Linux-based laptop, desktop or netbook. This is because it runs the web. No native applications exist specifically for this machine. There are apps (sometimes referred to as Chrome apps) but they also work in the Chrome browser.Because this computer runs what many call ‘just a browser’ it has several advantages, as well as disadvantages when compared to a Windows machine. I’ve chosen Windows for most comparisons here as more people typically use Windows than a Mac or Linux machine.SecurityYou cannot install Windows applications (or other native software) on Chrome OS. This means that the computer can operate more securely than a Windows machine simply because the computer knows what should be installed. If something is there that shouldn’t be there, the computer will erase all local data and install a version of the software that’s stored in a secure area. Once you’re connected to the internet, you’ll be updated to the most recent version of the operating system. As your settings, bookmarks and Chrome applications are stored by Google, they are also restored after the machine is reset and you log in. Typically the operating system is updated every 6 weeks, meaning bugs get fixed pretty quickly (important bug fixes will arrive more quickly) and new features are released quickly, too.Getting things doneThis is where the big problem is for some people; you can’t install Microsoft Office, Adobe’s Photoshop or other software packages. You’re limited to software that’s delivered through a website. Most people are perfectly comfortable with using things like Facebook, Twitter and email this way. The web offers some pretty powerful tools, though. For instance, pretty sophisticated image editing software exists on-line, as do audio and video editing tools. Using the massive resources of the internet (typically referred to as ‘the cloud’) means that video editing and other resource-intensive tasks can be made dramatically quicker than doing it locally. Make no mistake though, if you do need something like Photoshop it’s just not possible, unless you use software specifically designed to deliver ‘normal’ software through the web. Companies like Citrix offer products that can do that, but given the additional cost, it’s usually only big businesses that use them.If you don’t need extremely-specialised software though, there’s a lot available. Google, Zoho and Microsoft all offer tools that will let you create, open and export documents in popular formats, such as Microsoft Office. There are advantages to this approach, too. Google Docs (as an example) allows individuals to use their on-line document, spreadsheet and presentation software free of charge and, even better, you can collaborate with up to 50 people on the same document, practically in real-time. This sort of thing just isn’t typically possible with traditional software. Where it is, it’s likely to be clunkier than a web-based tool as a website just lets you login and work.Calendars, Angry Birds, finance tools (Sage and QuickBooks are available through the browser) are all also available in this way. It’s worth checking out if the things you’ll want to do are available in this way before ordering a Chromebook.There are also many off-line capable applications. That is, things that will work without an internet connection. These include Google Documents (editing and viewing) Google Docs spreadsheets (viewing) and things like Google Calendar. Keep in mind though that this is primarily a device for accessing the internet. Without a connection, this device is extremely-limited. Applications delivered through a browser will get more and more capable over time, though.Other drawbacksAs I’ve said, not everything is available through a browser. Critical things that people take for granted either aren’t available or are very different on a Chromebook.It’s not possible to watch AVI or MKV video files (at the time this was written) for example, without converting them. That’s a…

  3. Andy Rosenblum "Andy Rosenblum" says:

    An incredible device at a ridiculously low price Like the previous reviewer, I purchased this from the Google Play store for my wife. I got tired of her using my new iPad, so I figured this would be an inexpensive solution to the problem. Quite honestly, I wasn’t expecting much, considering the ridiculously low price. I’m very impressed with the technology and simplicity that went into its design. This Google/Samsung Chromebook is really quite amazing. The first thing that you’ll notice is that it’s extremely lightweight and is very uncomplicated. This is something that my 87 year old mother-in-law would be able to use right out of the box. Since she’s never used a computer before, that says a lot. Many of the everyday apps that you use on a daily basis, are preloaded into the device. It comes with things like YouTube, Gmail and other Google products, and there are literally thousands of free apps available. It starts up very quickly and according to Google, updates are installed automatically. I’ve found all applications to run smoothly and quickly. The fact that it comes with a regular keyboard is a tremendous plus and the touch-pad works flawlessly. While the screen isn’t the most impressive that I’ve ever seen, it is certainly more than adequate. I will continue to use my iPad, but now that I also have this, my wife will have her own travel size computer to use. All in all, this device offers far more than I expected. I didn’t give it a great deal of thought when I purchased it, as it’s not going to be used by me. Now, after running it through the paces, I’m really in awe that something as inexpensive as this could do so many things. While the iPad and this device are different animals, this Chromebook is more than capable of performing many of the things that my iPad is capable of doing. I don’t think there’s any way you can possibly go wrong purchasing this sleek looking device. I’ve purchased many products from Samsung in the past and have always been impressed with their quality and durability. Since this is a new computer, it’s impossible to say if any problems will arise, but based on past experience, I have no doubt that this will be real workhorse and will last for years. At the price that it’s being sold for, it’s almost disposable when something newer comes along. The bottom line is that you’ll be very impressed with this product, and you’ll be in awe how they could have built so much into such an inexpensive computer. I give it 5 stars. My wife gives it 5 stars too, now that I finally let her use it.

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