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Samsung Chromebook Series 3 XE303C12

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10806 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 products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the battery and price. The portability and performance also get good reviews, whereas comments about the connectivity and reliability are mixed.

usability, performance, portability, price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Chromebook Series 3 XE303C12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and price. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

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)

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Chromebook Series 3 XE303C12

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6541 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the keyboard and price are overall positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

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)

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Views about the image quality and reliability are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good views, 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)

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Gloria Sin (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Chromebook 3 Review

 

The $179 Samsung Chromebook 3 is a great little laptop for both school and entertainment, especially for younger kids and frequent travelers. This 11.6-inch notebook not only boasts a fantastic screen and nearly 10 hours of battery life but also comes...

Jul, 2017

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 : 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

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung XE303C12 Chromebook review

 

Samsung's Chromebook is designed to be used with an active Internet connection and could be interesting for those of you who already use Google's services

Small and light ; Price ; Useful if you already rely on Google services

Limited in what it can do ; Needs an Internet connection for proper use ; Touchpad sometimes innacurate

Samsung's Chromebook is a great size for an everyday laptop. However, it makes use of Google's Chrome OS, so it's not like a regular Windows or Mac laptop, and it needs an Internet connection to function properly. It's worth considering if you already...

Mar, 2013

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by : Christopher Phin (techradar.com)

Samsung Chromebook review

 

The Samsung Series 3 Chromebook reviewed and rated

Cheap ; Light ; Simple to use ; Secure ; Reasonable keyboard

Web apps only ; Some build issues ; Lacklustre screen ; No 3G option in the UK ; Insufficient power for HD or gaming

May, 2013

Expert review by (pcworld.idg.com.au)

XE303C12 Chromebook review

 

Samsung's Chromebook is a great size for an everyday laptop. However, it makes use of Google's Chrome OS, so it's not like a regular Windows or Mac laptop, and it needs an Internet connection to function properly. It's worth considering if you already...

Small and light Price Useful if you already rely on Google services

Limited in what it can do Needs an Internet connection for proper use Touchpad sometimes innacurate

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Samsung XE303C12 Chromebook review

 

Samsung's Chromebook is designed to be used with an active Internet connection and could be interesting for those of you who already use Google's services

Small and light ; Price ; Useful if you already rely on Google services

Limited in what it can do ; Needs an Internet connection for proper use ; Touchpad sometimes innacurate

Mar, 2013

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 Content

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

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