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Samsung Chromebook 2
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Samsung Chromebook 2 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 16GB Flash 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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The Chromebook 2 wakes up in a split second and cold boots in less than ten.1 Samsung's energy-efficient Intel Celeron Processor N2840 allows for effortless multitasking and rapid rendering of... More
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Samsung Chromebook 2 review | Engadget
Samsung Chromebook 2 13.3 - REVIEW
Samsung Chromebook 2 Unboxing & Hands-On
Samsung Chromebook 2 Review

13 Reasons For

Good Brand

Samsung is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Samsung also has good reviews for its Chromebooks.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 2.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.9GHz. The Chromebook 2 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.16 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Chromebook C910 (2.2GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook 2, the Chromebook 2 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Chromebook 2 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Chromebooks that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook 2 have internal memory of between 2GB and 4GB, and the average internal memory is 3.3GB.

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of Chromebooks that were launched more than a year ago range from 45mAh to 7,000mAh. The Samsung Chromebook 2 has a fairly big battery capacity (4,080 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook 2.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook 2 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.1GHz and 2.7GHz. At 2.58 gigahertz, the Chromebook 2 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook 2.

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Very Light

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the weights range from 1.1kg to 2.2kg. The Chromebook 2 is one of the lighter comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook 2 (only 1.2 kilograms) amongst Chromebooks of this age.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP Chromebook 11 (1.3kg).

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Narrow

With a width of only 204.7 millimeters, the Chromebook 2 is very narrow compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook 2. The average width of Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the Chromebook 2 is 320mm, and the widths range from 200mm to 390mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of notebook PCs of this age and type is 23GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 21GB/s to 26GB/s. The Chromebook 2 has a fairly slow maximum processor memory bandwidth (only 21.32 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Chromebook 2.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Chromebook 2 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook 2 range from 8GB to 16GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Chromebook 2 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Chromebook 2 is a four PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Chromebook 2 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Chromebook 2 have a full-size keyboard, however the Samsung Chromebook 2 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u, or the Acer Chromebook C910.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Chromebook 2 has a quite small screen size (only 11.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The average screen size of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook 2 is 13", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 16".

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Chromebook 2 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Chromebook 2 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the Chromebook 11 ($232.09), or the Chromebook 11 ($199.99) both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the Chromebooks that have been around for more than a year the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 52Wh, and the average battery capacity is 44Wh. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook 2 that we have checked, the battery capacity of the Chromebook 2 of only 30 watt-hours is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Samsung Chromebook 2 is a two battery cell count portable PC.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Across all the laptops of this age and type the processor caches range from 1MB to 3MB, and the average processor cache is 1.6MB. At only 1 megabyte, the Chromebook 2 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Chromebook 2.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Samsung Chromebook 2 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. Most Chromebooks that were released one year ago have an 802.11g WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all Chromebooks that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook 2.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of laptop.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung Chromebook 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

Samsung released the Chromebook 2 over two years ago.

Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Chromebook 2 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Chromebook 11 ($199.99) (10h), or the Chromebook 11 ($209.99) (10h) both from DELL.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been available for more than a year.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Chromebook C910 ($432.03) (32GB), or the Chromebook C910 ($349.99) (32GB) both from Acer.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
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Battery
Power
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Weight & Dimensions
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(14)
28 May 2015

One thing we want to point out before it confuses the hell out of you is that this new Bay Trail?based Chromebook 2 is not to be mixed up with the eight-core Exynos 5?based Chromebook, which also... Read more…

Strong processor
Comfortable keyboard and touch pad
Excellent battery life
Loud audio
Sleek attractivedesign
Bland aesthetics
Screen has viewing angle issues
Only 2GB of RAM
No keyboard backlight
Exyno 5 processor slower thanIntel Haswell
23 December 2014

Though it's not without flaws, Samsung's latest Chromebook is a pleasure to use, easy to carry around, and won't have you hunting for AC outlets anytime soon. Read More?...

22 November 2014

Buyers will enjoy the Samsung Chromebook 2 if they don't mind the price. At $399.99 from Samsung and most online or physical stores, it's one of the most expensive Chromebooks available. If...

19 November 2014

What a difference a processor makes. While the CRN Test Center has never been impressed with the Celeron processor for running Windows, Intel's Celeron does an excellent job running ChromeOS. A... Read more…

8 November 2014

Samsung's Chromebook 2 with an Intel Bay Trail processor is a small, inexpensive, and speedy-enough-for-casual-use laptop with a fanless design for quiet operation. It has a matte display, which...

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 6 August 2014 by Christopher R.
(Verified Purchase)

Great machine especially at the $400 price point...

Fantastic screen
ChromeOS better than I expected
Can dual boot with Linux
Ultra-thinlight
Solid build quality
Not really powerful, but that's what my desktop rig is for
Useless Doesn't even do basic functions needed of a laptop. This thing is a joke if you need to do ANYTHING besides basic web browsing
Poor support for working on documents off-line
Angle sensitive display - Not good for picture viewing
I found it very difficult to move pictures from a phone or camera to the device
Reviewed 26 September 2014 by HEATH Z.
(Verified Purchase)

I installed ChrUbuntu, so I can run the native Chrome OS or switch over to Linux which dramatically increases the versatility of this device and the range of applications I can run...

Reviewed 13 July 2014 by Frank H.
(Verified Purchase)

I almost gave this Laptop 2 stars because I found out after purchase that Google has removed their app which allowed people to use Open Document Formats. For years I've been using Openoffice and... Read more…

Reviewed 6 June 2015 by Matthew H.
(Verified Purchase)

I love this Chromebook. I bought it specifically because it uses the latest big.LITTLE Arm processor technology and has 4GB of system RAM. Although this is new technology, it is working better... Read more…

Reviewed 5 July 2014 by John B.
(Verified Purchase)

Great product!

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers xe500c12k02us, XE500C12-K02US, samsung xe500c12k02, samsung xe500c12k02u, samsung xe500c12k02us
Barcodes 00887276095554, 08872760955546
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