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Samsung Chromebook 2 11.6-inch / XE503C12

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Samsung Chromebook 2 11.6-inch / XE503C12. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The performance and usability also get good feedback, whereas the energy efficiency and price get critical views.

portability, usability, performance, design, battery

screen, price, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Chromebook 2 11.6-inch / XE503C12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung Chromebook 2 11.6-inch / XE503C12 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on People really like the usability and performance. The reliability and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the price. Some have doubts about the sound and portability.

design, reliability, performance, usability

portability, sound

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Chromebook 2 (11.6-Inch, Classic White)Samsung Chromebook 2 (11.6-Inch, Classic White)

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Gordon Ung (

Samsung Chromebook 2 Review


Insane battery life, pedestrian performance

May, 2015

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

Chromebook 2 review (11-inch, late 2014): Samsung's entry-level laptop returns with longer battery life


Just what the world needed, right? Another Chromebook. And yet, here I am, reviewing my sixth one in about as many months. Still, there's a reason I'm te

Stylish design, relatively thin and light ; Comfortable keyboard and trackpad ; Decent battery life ; Fast 802.11ac WiFi

Lack of a full-sized SD card reader will be a disappointment to some shoppers ; Display offers limited viewing angles ; Other Chromebooks offer twice as much RAM

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...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Scott Gilbertson (

Review: Samsung Chromebook 2


If your top priorities in a Chromebook are price, speed, and battery life, you should consider Samsung's latest Chromebook 2.

A solid, well-built chassis give this Chromebook a more serious feel (faux leather, not so much). Impressive battery life means you can leave the cord at home. The price is right

2GB of RAM. Really Samsung? Really? TN display just barely qualifies as HD. Lack of standard SD Card slot means you’ll need an USB adapter

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: (

Samsung Chromebook 2 11.6-inch, Intel Celeron


The lid does have the same leather-like treatment to as the earlier model, though, making it look and feel a bit nicer than the lids of other Chromebooks. The new version also has the same 1,366x768-pixel-resolution, 11.6-inch LCD, the same wide,...

The Samsung Chromebook 2 with Intel Celeron offers sturdier construction than your average Chromebook with good performance with more than 7 hours of battery life, a responsive touchpad and a comfortable keyboard given the 11.6-inch size. Live video...

The display quality is disappointing even for an inexpensive laptop. Memory is fixed at 2GB.

Samsung keeps the nice-looking design of its previous 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 while making it a little more durable and puts live support help just a click away, making it a noteworthy update to the company's Chrome-computing lineup.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Nate Swanner (

Samsung Chromebook 2 review: worth the wait?


Back by overwhelming demand is the Samsung Chromebook, now in its second iteration. The latest, simply named Samsung Chromebook 2, is the linear successor to the Samsung Chromebook, which dominated Amazon's top sales list, and can be widely credited...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Safford (

Samsung Chromebook 2 review


Samsung's new Chromebook 2 features solid construction, a nice keyboard, and improved battery life. However, we wish it had 4GB of RAM.

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...

Oct, 2014

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Samsung Chromebook 2


Chrome OS might not be a true Windows or Mac killer yet, but Samsung's stylish Chromebook 2 makes a more compelling case than ever. This elegant ultraportable sports a crisp, full-HD display; a handy preinstalled software suite; and all the endurance...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

Samsung Chromebook 2 review: A $400 laptop never looked so good


Chromebooks seem to be having a moment. Which is odd, because for a while there, nobody seemed to be giving them a chance. Since the first Chromebook cam

Stylish design, relatively thin and light ; Sharp display, especially for this price ; Comfortable keyboard and trackpad ; Long battery life

Pricier than other Chromebooks ; Performance likely weaker than soon-to-be-released Core i3 Chromebooks ; Lack of a full-sized SD card reader will be a disappointment to some shoppers ; Viewing angles aren't very good

Chromebooks will never be for everyone, but assuming you're game, the 13-inch Samsung Chromebook 2 is the one we recommend. Its sharp display, stylish design, long battery life and comfortable keyboard make it worth the premium over competing models.

May, 2014

Expert review by: David Pierce (

Samsung Chromebook 2 review


Two years ago, Samsung made the first great Chromebook. It was thin, and light, and had good battery life, but most of all it was a different kind of computer. Chrome OS wasn't like Windows, which can do absolutely everything on earth including a...

Simple, useful design ; Good keyboard and trackpad ; Cool and quiet

Just can't keep up with complex uses ; Display is pixelated and washed out ; Everything's a little cramped

Not worth the money you save over the larger Chromebook 2

Expert review by: (

Review: Intel-based Samsung Chromebook 2 Runs Faster, Lasts Longer


Handsome design, long battery life and versatile off-line capabilities are hallmarks of Samsung's latest Chromebook.

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92


Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter: No
On-board graphics adapter family:ARM Mali


Island-style keyboard: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1


Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2

Processor special features

Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No


Password protection: Yes