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Samsung Chromebox Series 3 XE300M22

alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 reviews of Samsung Chromebox Series 3 XE300M22. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The reliability and price also get good views.

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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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Chromebox Series 3 XE300M22

 

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

usability, price, reliability, design, size

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

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

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Kwame Opam (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Series 3 Chromebox Review

 

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.

All in all, 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...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Myriam Joire (engadget.com)

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 : Chris Ziegler (theverge.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

Samsung Series 3 Chromebox (XE300M22)

 

The Samsung Series 3 Chromebox (XE300M22) is a nettop that runs only on Chrome, and all the apps are Web-based. A speedy Internet connection is a must.

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.

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Jun, 2012

Expert review by : David Pierce (theverge.com)

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 (cnet.com)

Samsung Chromebox Series 3 review

 

I can think of a few customers who might consider the attractive, Google Chrome OS-powered Samsung Chromebox desktop. Schools, libraries, Internet cafes, even a parent shopping for a child's first computer might reasonably look into this $329 PC and...

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 : Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Samsung Chromebox Series 3 Review and Ratings

 

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.

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

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

Speaking of mice, things were hit-or-miss with peripherals as well. Our Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse worked when we first plugged it in, but the central touch strip didn't work for scrolling. Eventually we noticed a notification in the lower-right...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

".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 (cnet.com)

.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. 2-superfast on the internet. 3-Easy to set up. 4-no worries about virus or malware. 5-automatic updates. 6-super fast processing

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

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

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

Product Specifications

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:Nettop
Color of product:White

Energy Management

Power supply:80

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 667
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Keyboard supplied: No
Mouse included:N / No

Performance

Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Product type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:2
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6

Power

Power supply:80

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:B840 / P6000
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Celeron / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.9
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:B840 / P6000
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor series:Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C2 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:49058 / 59801
Processor code:SLBWB / SR0EN
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system installed:Google Chrome

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:16

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.11
Height:1.57
Weight:28.8 / 28.9
Width:8.11