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Samsung Chromebook 2 Samsung Exynos 4GB 16GB Flash 11.6" Laptop

Samsung Exynos 4GB 16GB 11.6" Jun 2014
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The new Chromebook 2 achieves simple perfection starting with its premium design. The leather-like cover is richly textured, upgrading its slim and sleek design further. Even more impressive is... More
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10 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average Samsung Chromebooks have good reviews as do all portable PCs produced by Samsung.

SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops that are a similar 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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Has a Front Camera

The Chromebook 2 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook 2.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 have been around for more than two years. In addition, this Samsung notebook PC have 802.11a and 802.11ac and 802.11b WiFi standards.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all laptops of this age and spec.

Across similar types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on Chromebooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Chromebook 2 has a fairly big battery capacity (4,080 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook 2. Portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Chromebook 2 have battery capacities of between 2,500mAh and 4,300mAh.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Samsung Chromebook 2 is one of the lighter portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook 2 amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average weight of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Chromebook 2 is 1.5kg, and the weights range from 1kg to 2.2kg.

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Very Thin

The Chromebook 2 is fairly thin (only 16.7 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook 2. The average height of Chromebooks that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook 2 is 28mm.

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Narrow

The Samsung Chromebook 2 is fairly narrow (only 289.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The narrowest laptop that is a similar age to the Chromebook 2 is 200mm wide and the widest is 390mm.

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7 Reasons Against

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 portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebook 2 have one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the Chromebook 2 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Chromebook 2 has a fairly small screen size (only 11.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Chromebook 2. The smallest screen size of laptops that are a similar age to the Chromebook 2 is 11" and the biggest is 16".

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Only Samsung Exynos Processor Family

The Samsung Chromebook 2 has a better processor family than most laptops of this type and age. This Samsung laptop has a Samsung Exynos processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Celeron processor family.

This notebook PC's processor family (Samsung Exynos) is in fact the worst processor family amongst all Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook 2.

The best processor family amongst comparable types of notebook PC is NVIDIA Tegra.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Chromebook 2 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook 2 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Chromebook 2 is a two battery cell count laptop.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Chromebook 2 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Chromebook 2 have one USB 3.0 port.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung Chromebook 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Battery Life

The Samsung Chromebook 2 has a relatively typical battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook 2.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook 2.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Chromebook 2 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook 2.

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Cache
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Memory
Internal Memory
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Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
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USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Number of Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
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Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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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