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SAMSUNG XE303C12-A01US Chromebook Samsung Exynos 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
  • $249.00
  • $229.00
  • Save: $20.00 (8%)
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Pros:

light, fast web browser, cheap, slim, simple, reliable.

I'm surprised at how little I can't do with this thing. It seems about as capable a browser as my desktop machine. Some of the reviews said it can slow down after a dozen or so tabs but I didn't really see any issues with about 20-30 tabs open at some times. I guess it all depends on what is on those tabs.

Cons:

cheap build quality, giant hinge on the back.

The giant unsightly hinge is (IMO) a direct result of the cheap build, which was a direct result of the price point. It's not so bad that I feel nervous that it's gonna be a problem as the thing begins to age, but it's not going to impress anyone based on looks. I brought it into work and my co-workers were less than thrilled...until they heard the price.

Netflix still doesn't work but the word is that they're working on it. Also...when we were testing the Google Hangouts on our new Chromebooks, we weren't able to use the enhanced features like adding hats and crowns to your face because we weren't able to install the plugin on this thing. Small issue, but an issue.

Other Thoughts:

I am also coming over from the CR-48. This thing is slimmer and lighter and MUCH MUCH faster. My old CR-48 would struggle to do 360p yt video, so the first thing I did with this thing was load up a 1080p yt video and it flew right through it. It's actually been a really uneventful transition. I turned it on...waited about 5 minutes for an initial update...then I was right back to where I was before. As someone who always kind of enjoyed reinstalling Windows and going through all the hoops to get programs installed and settings set and all that jazz...this was a VERY quiet event. I like it, I'm just not used to it.

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  • Chris S.
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