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Samsung Chromebook Series 3 XE303C12

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11239 reviews of Samsung Chromebook Series 3 XE303C12. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and price. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the connectivity, and there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Chromebook Series 3 XE303C12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Chromebook Series 3 XE303C12

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1126 user reviews of Samsung Chromebook Series 3 XE303C12 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and price. The portability and performance also get good comments.

usability, performance, portability, price, size

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Chromebook Wifi (Latest Model - Launched Oct 2012)Samsung Chromebook Wifi (Latest Model - Launched Oct 2012)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Chromebook Series 3 XE303C12

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6358 user reviews of Samsung Chromebook Series 3 XE303C12 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the keyboard and price. The performance and portability also get good reviews. There are some mixed views about the reliability, while there are some critical comments about the connectivity.

usability, portability, performance, price, keyboard

connectivity

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch)Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Chromebook Series 3 XE303C12

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Samsung Chromebook Series 3 XE303C12 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the image quality and reliability. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the durability.

performance, usability, portability, reliability, image quality

96% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch)Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Samsung Chromebook Series 3 Review

 

Just like set top boxes, which are dedicated devices for streaming video content, the Chromebook is a dedicated web browsing appliance. It is an inexpensive piece of hardware, running on a free Operating System, with free software and updates (OS,...

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...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcworld.com)

Samsung Chromebook 3: Cheaper, more productive alternative to a tablet

 

This Chromebook is perfect for someone who wants a lightweight, portable tablet-like machine that has a keyboard.

Better performance than many tablets ; Sturdy construction

Takes time to adapt to the keyboard ; No physical right-click option

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Samsung Chromebook Series 3 (XE303C12)

 

The Samsung Chromebook Series 3 (XE303C12) laptop delivers what we wanted from Google all along—a cheap, portable way to get online, with nothing getting in the way.

Unbeatable price. Slim and light. ARM processor provides zippy performance without sacrificing battery life. Physical keyboard and clamshell design.

Offline access and storage is still limited. Keyboard comes with a learning curve.

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Nov, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Chromebook Series 3 (XE303C12) Review

 

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...

Ultra-light design, Long battery life, Very affordable, Improved Chrome OS

Relatively dim display, Most features require Internet connection, Can't handle many games in Chrome Store

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

Samsung Chromebook (XE303) Review: Testing ARM's Cortex A15

 

Google announced the Chrome OS project two years ago , and with it came the first Chromebook: the CR-48. The Chrome OS concept seemed revolutionary at the time. In 2010 we were well into the latest round of questioning whether today's PCs were fast...

On the SoC side, our first look at ARM's Cortex A15 is quite positive from a performance standpoint. I'm still not convinced on its power consumption for smartphone use (

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Stephen Shankland (cnet.com)

Samsung Chromebook review

 

With Google Chromebooks, price really does make all the difference.

The Samsung Chromebook is a lightweight, thin, and inexpensive laptop for those times when all you need is a powerful browser.

The Chromebook's low price comes out in its build quality and performance.

The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Kermit (gadgetnutz.com)

Samsung Chromebook 3G

 

Chromebooks are suitable for those who like light, inexpensive laptops with fast internet browsing. They may be small in internal storage but Google's Chro

For such an attractive price, the Samsung Chromebook 3G makes a nice laptop. It’s light, thin, compact, silent, lasts over 6 hours, and powerfully fast. It’s also easy and safe enough for kids to use with no moving parts within and low risk of malware...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

Samsung Chromebook Review ($249 ARM-based model)

 

The is one of the thinnest, lightest, and least expensive laptops available today. It's the third Chromebook from Samsung, which means it's a laptop designed to run Google's Chrome OS operating system. The $249 laptop is also the first Chromebook to...

Any apps or data installed outside of Chrome OS won’t be synchronized with your Google account… and if you muck with the system too much you might cause problems. But Google provides software that lets you restore a Chromebook to its original factory...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Samsung Chromebook (XE303C12, Wi-Fi) Review and Ratings

 

Its functionality is still limited (though improved), and we wish the battery life were longer, given the low-power CPU, but Samsung's $249 Chromebook is an enticing low-cost, productivity-focused alternative to netbooks and tablets for those who do...

Extremely low price ; 100GB of Google storage for two years included in price ; Excellent keyboard ; Light and slim

Limited functionality when away from Wi-Fi ; Battery life should be better ; Screen has viewing-angle issues

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...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Pawan Kumar (technostall.com)

Samsung Google Chromebook Laptop Review: Specs, Features and Price

 

Samsung in partnership with Google has manufactured smartphones and tablets till now but it's time to have a look on a laptop (but it's an ultrabook). Yes, Samsung Google Chromebook is the latest laptop (ultrabook) ...

2 GB RAM, 16 GB flash storage, Expandable slot for memory card, 11.6” HD Display, VGA camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Weight – 2.5lb

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / Unspecified
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:30
Battery capacity (Watt hours):30
Battery life (max):6.3 / 7 / 9
Battery performance:4080 / 4800
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:2

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified: Yes
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Chromebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:11.6 / 12
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:74
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys:No / Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:800
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / No / Y
4G standard:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 10 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / Unspecified
Quantity:1

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Start-up time:10
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Processor:5250
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.7
Processor model:5250
Processor threads:2

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No

Security

Cable lock slot: No
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):No / Yes

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Chrome OS

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:16
Hard Drive Capacity:16
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:16

Technical Details

Quantity:1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.4 / 8 / 8.07 / 8.23
Height:0.669 / 0.689 / 1
Height (front):0.661
Height (rear):0.689
Weight:2 / 2.43 / 2.49 / 5.36
Width:11 / 11.4 / 8.23