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SAMSUNG XE303C12-A01US Chromebook Samsung Exynos 1.70GHz 2GB Memory 16GB SSD 11.6" Google Chrome OS

  • Samsung Exynos 1.70GHz
  • 2GB Memory 16GB SSD
  • Integrated Graphics
  • 1366 x 768
  • Google Chrome OS
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  • Lucas C.
  • 7/14/2014 1:47:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI love this thing

This review is from: SAMSUNG XE303C12-A01US Chromebook Samsung Exynos 1.70GHz 2GB Memory 16GB SSD 11.6" Google Chrome OS

Pros: Light: I can carry this like it's an actual notebook. I can hold this BY THE SCREEN and not damage it. It is a huge improvement to my bulky 17" laptop.

Speed: The OS is based on the Chrome browser without much else installed. This means there is not much slowing it down. You can boot up, log in, and open the browser in well less than a minute.

Battery: >7 hours battery of light web browsing. That is amazing.

UI: The UI is very simple and intuitive. In fact, the whole thing is beautiful in its simplicity. If my technophobic grandma wants a laptop, this is what I am getting her.

Google: Everything is done through Google services, rather than installed programs. Whether this is a pro or a con is up to you.

Linux: Chrome OS is Linux based and there are ways to install Ubuntu along side it. If you're into that, like me, it is a good way to turn it into a general purpose computer.

Cons: Limited: You can install chrome extensions but not normal programs. If you need some special program installed and there is no Chrome extension or Google service, this would not suit you.

Updates: System updates are automatic without any prompt or way to know they are happening. This has slowed my Internet connection. I have not found a way to disable this.

Google: If you don't like Google's cloud services, this can get annoying.

Other Thoughts: I installed Ubuntu and now run Firefox on this. I'm such a rebel.

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  • Jason B.
  • 6/23/2014 10:11:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it!

This review is from: SAMSUNG XE303C12-A01US Chromebook Samsung Exynos 1.70GHz 2GB Memory 16GB SSD 11.6" Google Chrome OS

Pros: Awesome Chromebook, Light and slim, surprisingly good performance.

Cons: No UEFI, system predates any attempt at ARM platform standardization.

Other Thoughts: If you want ChromeOS, it's an awesome buy. If you want to install Ubuntu, awesome if you have some embedded ARM platform experience... or are not afraid to handle a more difficult install than regular x86.

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  • Marcus W.
  • 4/10/2014 12:44:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice

This review is from: SAMSUNG XE303C12-A01US Chromebook Samsung Exynos 1.70GHz 2GB Memory 16GB SSD 11.6" Google Chrome OS

Pros: Fast, Small (or slim I should say) does exactly what I need it to do. I pondered what kind of laptop to get myself for the longest and with so many on the market that are only appealing for the bells and whistles; I had to narrow down exactly what I wanted the laptop for and how much I would be willing to spend on it. All i really wanted was something that could get me on any wifi network I have access to, could handle all my internet based tasks as well as office/offline work, had storage for any other data I needed to transfer and allowed me to have basic productivity at my fingertips on the go. Didn't want a full-blown laptop with power that wouldn't be necessary seeing as how if I need anything intense I can just use the desktops I build. Just wanted to access spreadsheets and emails and autotask with a nice sized screen and a bit of mobile pc power.

So to sum this up, the Chromebook was just a no-brainer buy for me (once my brain wrapped around it's usefulness). I've always loved the chrome browser and I use it on my main PC, my iphone, and both my galaxy tablet and LG phone. So having a laptop that runs strictly off the Chrome OS was really nothing new to me but I did have to explore the actual OS to understand certain features/tricks that chrome had to offer.

Key Qualities: Fast boot, no real lengthy software installs, plenty of apps (although they could be a lot better) no nonsens, works right out the box. All you need is a gmail account. battery life is great on a single charge I can go a full work day with minimal usage. Oh yeah and it has a memory card reader. Definitely a great purcase. Chromebook for the basic usage WIN!!!

Cons: As I mentioned the apps or great but they have the potential to be 100x better but it's a baby OS so we'll see how far google can take it and hopefully the devs (google or otherwise) will create apps with more kick. As far as the design goes, this complaint goes to samsung for their port layout. Having everything in the back kind of sucks I have to move the notebook around to access my USB's or plug in the power cable. As opposed to just having everything accessible on the sides, glad at least the Memory card reader got a side slot. That's my only con, as I said I knew what I wanted and this was exactly what I was looking for at a price that just makes sense.

Other Thoughts: Next I'll be getting a touchscreen one and I'll probably give this one away to someone who needs it just because. Don't misunderstand this though, I love it and will use it until I get the touch one, it absolutely does what's advertised.

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  • Neal C.
  • 3/24/2014 10:04:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

This review is from: SAMSUNG XE303C12-A01US Chromebook Samsung Exynos 1.70GHz 2GB Memory 16GB SSD 11.6" Google Chrome OS

Pros: Simplicity at its best. So easy to use and the google drive pretty much makes this a sensible on the go laptop since everything is saved online. It's super light weight too.

Cons: No animals were harmed in the making of this review.

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  • William N.
  • 1/13/2014 3:14:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Purchase!

This review is from: SAMSUNG XE303C12-A01US Chromebook Samsung Exynos 1.70GHz 2GB Memory 16GB SSD 11.6" Google Chrome OS

Pros: One of the best tech-related purchases I have ever made.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Even without sideloading Linux this device is an incredible value at $249. I highly recommend it! I've only owned it for a few weeks, but I've used it for watching tv/movies (with my chromecast), surfing the net(facebook, shopping, reading the news), and troubleshooting problems at work(network troubleshooting, diagnostic tools via the terminal emulator)

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  • Raciel M.
  • 1/11/2014 4:33:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBudget Wonder

This review is from: SAMSUNG XE303C12-A01US Chromebook Samsung Exynos 1.70GHz 2GB Memory 16GB SSD 11.6" Google Chrome OS

Pros: -Fast booting times, thanks to the SSD.
-Light
-Chromebook overall makes complete use of its resources, thank you Chrome OS.
-HDMI, USB 3.0, and the SD card slot makes this a feature-full budget laptop.
-Ability to prolong the life of the battery to about 7 hours!
-Google Drive gives you gigabytes (not sure how many GBs) of storage when registering the chromebook for a year.
-The track-pad, I believe, is great; see other thoughts.
-The overall feel for the laptop is sturdy enough for regular use. In other words it doesn't feel flimsy.
-Keyboard is easy to work with.
-Picked this up for $222, CHEAP.

Cons: -No Adobe Flash Support, but perhaps there's an app that enables it.
-Screen is cheap but, you get what you pay for.
-Doesn't come in different colors.

Other Thoughts: -I understand some people might use more than 16GB but you have to make some compromises; the SSD really attracts me more than a larger mechanical drive at this price, it helps tremendously with boot speeds.
-The track-pad is amazing (or I might be easily amazed), it doesn't have two extra buttons like a traditional track-pad does but what the chromebook does instead is allows the user to use two fingers and by either tapping or clicking on the track-pad it is translated to a right-click. Same with a single finger that translates to a left-click. Similar to tablet configs.

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  • Dustin H.
  • 12/18/2013 7:33:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNot worth the money

This review is from: SAMSUNG XE303C12-A01US Chromebook Samsung Exynos 1.70GHz 2GB Memory 16GB SSD 11.6" Google Chrome OS

Pros: Webpages work

Cons: Keyboard sticks; keys don't work sometimes
Freezes
Touchpad thinks you're right clicking when you're just regularly clicking
Runs slowly
Battery life isn't very good

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't get this again if I knew what I know now.

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  • Matthew L.
  • 12/3/2013 9:38:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsScreen Cracked on its own

This review is from: SAMSUNG XE303C12-A01US Chromebook Samsung Exynos 1.70GHz 2GB Memory 16GB SSD 11.6" Google Chrome OS

Pros: Great machine when it was useable; perfect for online browsing, playing games, facebook. Daughter loved it for typing up her homework & doing her research for her homework.

Cons: Screen cracked on its own; called Customer service at Samsung & was accused of breaking screen. Did a search online & found this has happened to others.
FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED BY A SAMSUNG PRODUCT.

Other Thoughts: Bought this for my daughter for her Birthday; some gift huh breaks after a few months & no help for a problem that obviously exists. Daughter was using her Chromebook; closed it up & set it on the desk so we could go out to dinner; Came back & found the screen cracked. How can this happen? Heat issue? Stress Crack? I buy lots of Samsung products; from monitors, to DVD drives, phones, TV's, etc. This is the First time Samsung has ever disappointed me. Very upset about Customer Service in this Case.

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  • Bruce C.
  • 11/26/2013 7:15:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood for web-browsing if you don't need Windows specific apps

This review is from: SAMSUNG XE303C12-A01US Chromebook Samsung Exynos 1.70GHz 2GB Memory 16GB SSD 11.6" Google Chrome OS

Pros: A Chromebook runs the Chrome web browser sitting on top of a Linux core. If the bulk of your computing takes place in a web browser, you will find the Chromebooks meet your needs.

find my Samsung runs Chrome fairly fast, about the same as a decent Window-based laptop with a fast Internet connection. There are a fair number of "offline apps" now, so you can do many functions if no Internet is available: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, file operations including videos and music, e-books, e-mail editing, games, etc.
I like the full-size keyboard and the trackpad. The screen is 11 inches on the diagonal, and the speakers are loud (though a bit tinny). The display is crisp and clear; the surface is a dull matte finish which I strongly prefer over the glossy, glaring surface that most screens seem to have these days. Wireless connection was extremely simple to setup, and connection strength seems very good. There are ports for an SD card, USB 2 and USB 3, and HDMI.

The weight is only a little over 1 kilogram, and I find that the battery life is pretty decent – about 6 hours of web-browsing.

Cons: If you need to run specific Windows-based software, this is probably not the computer for you.

I read some comments from folks who say the shell is ‘creaky’, but I find the construction and materials to be reasonably solid – about the same as any other sub-$500 laptop.

Other Thoughts: I think it is the ideal device for someone who would be okay with a tablet, but wants a full-size real keyboard rather than touch screen.

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  • Nicholas G.
  • 11/21/2013 1:05:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: SAMSUNG XE303C12-A01US Chromebook Samsung Exynos 1.70GHz 2GB Memory 16GB SSD 11.6" Google Chrome OS

Pros: It's lightweight

Cons: It will not charge. I plugged it in and it held at a solid 24% battery life. Would not go up. I tried all of the tech support suggestions. My last option is to send it back and have Samsung take a look at it.

Also, this is not an isolated issue. Seems to be quite a bit of complaints about this on google groups.

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