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Samsung Chromebook 2
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Samsung Chromebook 2 4 Core Samsung Exynos 1.9GHz 4GB 16GB Flash 11.6" Laptop

4 Samsung Exynos 1.9GHz 4GB Mar 2014
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The Chromebook 2 wakes up in less than one second and cold boots in less than ten. Samsung's energy-efficient Exynos 5 octa processor 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

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 1,781 expert and owner reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Samsung also has good ratings specifically for its Chromebooks compared to other manufacturers.

SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of this spec and age. 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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Has a Front Camera

The Chromebook 2 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook 2.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Chromebook 2 has a quite big internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook 2. Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook 2 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 3.1GB.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Chromebook 2 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11g WiFi standard found on most Chromebooks that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC also have an 802.11a and 802.11b WiFi standard.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

The worst Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of portable PC is 802.11a.

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Four Processor Threads

The Samsung Chromebook 2 is a four processor thread laptop.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on Chromebooks that are a similar age to it.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of Chromebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook 2 is 2,500mAh and the biggest is 4,300mAh. At 4,080 milliamperes * hour, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 2 megabytes, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst Chromebooks of this age. The processor caches of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Chromebook 2 range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 1.7MB.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Chromebook 2 is fairly light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The lightest notebook PC of a similar type and age to the Chromebook 2 is 1kg heavy and the heaviest is 2.2kg.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Chromebook 2 is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB. The Chromebook 2 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (4 gigabytes) amongst Chromebooks of this age.

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Narrow

The widths of laptops that came out around the same time as the Chromebook 2 range from 200mm to 390mm, and the average width is 310mm. The Chromebook 2 is one of the narrower Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago (only 289.5 millimeters) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Chromebook 2 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only Samsung Exynos Processor Family

The Chromebook 2 has a better processor family than most laptops of this type and age. This Samsung portable PC has a Samsung Exynos processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age have an Intel Celeron processor family.

A Samsung Exynos processor family is actually the worst processor family amongst all portable PCs of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the best processor family is NVIDIA Tegra.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Chromebook 2 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook 2 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The Chromebook 2 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 30 watt-hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Chromebook 2. Across all the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Chromebook 2 the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 52Wh, and the average battery capacity is 42Wh.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Chromebook 2 is a two battery cell count notebook PC.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung Chromebook 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Samsung released the Chromebook 2.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8 hours, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebook 2.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook 2.

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Average Screen Size

The Chromebook 2 has a relatively standard screen size (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook 2.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the Chromebook 2 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Chromebook 2.

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
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Expert Reviews

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In Review: Samsung Chomebook 2 XE500C12. Test model provided by Samsung USThe Samsung Chromebook 2 is a no-frills Chromebook that performs well in core aspects where target users are more likely...

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?...

15 December 2014

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,...

10 December 2014

TIRED2GB 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.I was a little surprised by the arrival of a brand... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 24 November 2015 by Traveler
Traveler would recommend the Samsung Chromebook 2 XE503C12 (Verified Purchase)

I got this to replace an old laptop that couldn't handle the daily commute to college. Excellent battery life and instantly turns on when you open the cover. It's certainly not as powerful as a PC... Read more…

Reviewed 7 November 2014 by AnnB2
AnnB2 would recommend the Samsung Chromebook 2 XE503C12 (Verified Purchase)

As a touch typist I have been frustrated trying to write on a tablet, although I find it perfect it for reading, music and games. I love my all-in-one PC but it is not portable. The Samsung 11"... Read more…

Reviewed 20 December 2014 by Souldad
Souldad would recommend the Samsung Chromebook 2 XE503C12

I bought the Samsung Chromebook to take on business trips, as I travel pretty much every week of the year. My Dell laptop is just too heavy to lug around, and the Chromebook is about a third of... Read more…

Reviewed 22 October 2015 by Megan
Megan would recommend the Samsung Chromebook 2 XE503C12

This Chromebook is very simple to use and it is nice that it has everything in one place for you. It's great for simply browsing the web but not so great for anything else. I do use this to do... Read more…

Reviewed 27 December 2014 by Elmstreetslasher
Elmstreetslasher would recommend the Samsung Chromebook 2 XE503C12 (Verified Purchase)

For being an apple guy and windows hater lol,I am so impressed with this laptop. It is so simple to use, no boot up time, automatic updates, great battery life. It's very thin and the full Google... Read more…

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