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Samsung Chromebox Series 3 XE300M22

Samsung Chromebox Series 3 XE300M22
alaScore 87

219 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 reviews of Samsung Chromebox Series 3 XE300M22. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Samsung Chromebox Series 3 XE300M22 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 user reviews of Samsung Chromebox Series 3 XE300M22 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 3 ChromeboxSamsung Chromebox XE300M22-B01US

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Kwame Opam (

Samsung Series 3 Chromebox Review


Google's svelte series of Chromebooks the last few years have served as both testing grounds for the still-nascent, cloud-based Chrome OS platform and as attractive secondary Web devices for consumers with money to burn. They may lack the versatility...

Extremely fast ; Plenty of ports ; Chrome OS is starting to mature

Derivative design ; Limited ecosystem ; Expensive compared to the competition

The Samsung Chromebox Series is a great computer for what it is. Google should be commended for developing an OS that can cater to most users’ everyday needs quickly and gracefully – provided they’re willing to truly invest in Google’s ecosystem.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Ziegler (

Samsung Chromebook review


People laugh when I pull the old Samsung Series 5 Chromebook out of my bag. I almost feel the need to apologize for it when I turn it on: "Here's a $450 laptop that just browses the web. Sorry,...

Effortlessly light ; Cheap, even by Chromebook standards ; USB 3.0 and HDMI compatibility

Software still stuttery from time to time ; Creaky plastic ; Odd, inconvenient port placement

This Chromebook performed like a Chromebook

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

Samsung Series 3 Chromebox (XE300M22)


The Samsung Series 3 Chromebox is a nice alternative to a cheap nettop that you're buying just to get on the Web, especially for that relative of yours that "needs to get on the Facebook." If it came with HDMI in the box, it would be a home run hitter....

Speedy startup. Few Malware worries. Portable Chrome profile. Internal power supply

Apps are Web-based, requiring constant Internet connection. DisplayPort, but no HDMI. Keyboard and mouse are optional

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: David Pierce (

New Samsung Chromebook & Chromebox review: Chrome OS grows up


2012 is the year of Chrome OS — or so we're told. When we spoke with Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome, he told us that this is the culmination of "a long, slow march" for Google's cloud-based operating system. One iteration was about...

Chrome OS is hugely improved ; Fast, reliable performance ; Lots of easily accessible ports

A little expensive ; Chrome OS still needs more features to be competitive ; Relatively useless without an internet connection

A new look and new hardware for Google's browser OS

May, 2012

Expert review by: Rich Brown (

Samsung Chromebox Series 3 review: Samsung Chromebox Series 3


Editors' note: In January 2013, Samsung updated the Chromebox reviewed here with a new casing. Aside from the cosmetic change, the 2013 model is identical to the older one reviewed below.

The Samsung Chromebox offers an attractive, low-risk entry point to the experimental world of Google's Chrome OS.

Absent features and occasional software and hardware incompatibilities mar a supposedly simple user experience.

The attractive, fairly priced Samsung Chromebox desktop turns Google's Web-based Chrome OS into a not entirely unreasonable option for certain low-cost PC shoppers.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Myriam Joire (

Samsung Chromebox Series 3


More Info Chrome OS review (version 19) Samsung Series 5 550 review Google teases Samsung-built Chromebox, desktop version of Chrome OS What happens when you put a Chromebook in a box? You get a Chromebox, natch. Not content with launching its new...

Smorgasbord of ports and connectivity ; Extremely hackable little box ; Chrome OS has improved since launch

Cheap materials and build quality ; Expensive given what it can do right now

With the latest software update, Chrome OS is easier to use. Die-hard cloud aficionados might want to look at the new Chromebook, but the Chromebox is an extremely hackable little box.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Matt Safford (

Samsung Chromebox Series 3


Unless you've been actively avoiding technology coverage for the past few years, you've been inundated by references to "the cloud." The term can mean slightly different things depending on how and where it's being used, but essentially, it's the idea...

Quick boot time ; Plethora of ports ; Multi-monitor support

Expensive considering underlying hardware ; Hit-or-miss support for apps and USB devices

Samsung's $329 Chromebox might look like a Mac Mini, but its Google Chrome OS, while improved over previous versions, still has major limitations. It's okay as a second or third computer, but budget PCs offer better hardware and a full-blown OS.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: ARG2358 (

".Fantastic PC"


Chromebox is the future of PCs. The boot up is lightning fast. The internet is super fast. Easy to use and no worries about virus attacks. The set up takes a second. This is problem free computing and no computer is faster than this. No worries about...

1-super fast boot up.

The Chromebox is a secret that those wanting to buy a PC should know about!

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: SMP (

Samsung Chromebox Series 3


I have now got my Samsung Chromebox 3 plus a Displayport male to HDMI male cable and a Logitech K400 wireless keyboard with trackpad bought on Amazon, plugged it into my HDTV and I am really pleased with the purchase. It is the perfect surf TV / HTPC,...

Zero Maintenance, fast, fuss free and cannot be messed up, good value - perfect for a home PC or second PC device. It is the perfect Surf TV device to plug into your HDTV.

Have to buy video cables and keyboard separately, but this allows you to buy exactly what you need.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: rlbr99362ks (

"Ideal for secure online banking"


Anyone who follows %s will notice a pattern of many small businesses getting robbed of many tens of thousands of dollars; mostly because someone downloaded malware into the pc that is used to login to their bank accounts. The advice is to reserve 1 pc...

No operating system so no way to install malware.

Only Cons if you are expecting a pc environment.

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications


Cable lock slot type:Kensington


Processor cache level:L3

Processor special features

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