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

  • Samsung Exynos 1.70GHz
  • 2GB Memory 16GB SSD
  • Integrated Graphics
  • 1366 x 768
  • Google Chrome OS
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Operating System
Google Chrome OS
CPU Type
Samsung Exynos 5 Dual Core 1.7GHz
Memory Size
2GB (onBoard)
Hard Disk
Video Memory
Shared memory
11.4" x 8.09" x 0.7"
2.43 lbs.


CPU Type
Samsung Exynos
CPU Speed
CPU Support
Dual Core Processor
1MB Cache


Screen Size
Wide Screen Support
1366 x 768
LCD Features
200-nit Brightness
Anti-reflective LED HD display

Operating Systems

Operating System
Google Chrome OS


Integrated Graphics
Video Memory
Shared system memory
Graphic Type
Integrated Card

Hard Drive



Memory Spec
2GB DDR3 On Board


802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN
Bluetooth 3.0 for keyboard and mouse


1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
Video Port
Yes (Available only with dongle sold separately)
1 x HDMI
Audio Ports
Yes (Headphone/MIC combo)


3W Stereo Speaker (1.5W x 2)

Input Device

Touch Pad (Scroll Scope, Flat Type)
74 keys

Supplemental Drive

Card Reader
3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
0.3MP Webcam


Everyday Value


AC Adapter
40-watt AC adapter
2 cell / Li-Po 4080mAh 30Wh
Battery Life
Up to 6.3 hours

Physical Specifications

11.4" x 8.09" x 0.7"
2.43 lbs.

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days

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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

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

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!

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

Pros: -Fast booting times, thanks to the SSD.
-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

Pros: Webpages work

Cons: Keyboard sticks; keys don't work sometimes
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

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.

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

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

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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  • Scott S.
  • 11/7/2013 2:51:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSuits its intended purpose

Pros: It's small, lightweight, and has very good battery life. This is a great little machine for light use. It boots in seconds, and, since it's running on a SSD, it's just fast in general. Chrome OS is an ingenious idea, and it functions exactly as expected. The remote desktop function is a big plus.

Cons: I think the operating system could use a little refining to make it easier to get used to, but some things can be remedied with apps.

Other Thoughts: Just remember that this device is meant for low-stress tasks, and you'll be alright. It's only running 2 GB of RAM, and you've got 16 GB of internal storage to work with. It did come bundled with 2 free years of Google Drive, which is 100 GB of cloud storage, so there's that.

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  • Stephanie G.
  • 10/29/2013 6:44:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsehh... nice try google

Pros: fairly lightweight, high resolution, quite snappy.

Cons: weird shape, screen has some glare. now for the big problems... first the hardware. relatively, it has no internal storage. 16 gigs without the os, which is about 9.5 gigs. the storage is cloud based and files are hard to access when offline. the processor is somewhat weak, a dual core samsung clocking in at 1.7 ghz. now, the os is its real downfall. it does not have any pre installed programs of use, and does not support many standard file types such as wmv movies. its main functionality lies within googles services, which are by no means bad, and actually account for one of the eggs i gave.

Other Thoughts: if you wok with lots of data or need horsepower, this is not the computer for you. however if all you do is use it for youtube, gmail, google movies, music, books ect, then it is basically a tablet tier laptop and a good buy. we got these for school since it revolves around computers. i personally think these would have more functionality running on android since chrome os is just not adequate to be a full fledged computer.

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