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A variant of the ThinkPad X131e that runs Chrome OS. It features an 11.6-inch screen, as well as a rugged design, touting a bumper around the case and extra sturdy hinges.


Samsung's Series 3 Chromebook is an ARM-based 11.6-inch notebook featuring Google's Chrome OS and is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos processor with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of internal flash storage, USB 3.0 and HDMI ports, and is quoted with a 6.5-hour battery life.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Feb. 26, 2013
  • Price at launch: $429.00


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 22, 2012
  • Price at launch: $249.99

Also Known As...

  • Alias: XE303C12
  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Weight: 4 pounds
  • Color: Black


  • Laptop type: Netbook
  • Width: 11.4 inches
  • Depth: 8.09 inches
  • Thickness: 0.8 inches
  • Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Color: Silver
  • Operating system: Chrome OS


  • Operating system: Chrome OS
  • Screen size (diagonal): 11.6 inches
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px
  • PPI: 135

Display (base)

  • Screen size (diagonal): 11.6 inches
  • Display surface: Matte
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px
  • Type: Standard
  • Number pad: No


  • Type: Chiclet
  • Number pad: No
  • Type(s): Trackpad, Trackball


  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • CPU brand: Intel

Processor (base)

  • CPU brand: Samsung
  • CPU family: Exynos 5
  • Model: 5250
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.7 GHz


  • Base RAM size: 2 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3


  • Options: Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 16 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD


  • Speakers: 2


  • Effective pixels: 0.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA
  • VGA: 1
  • HDMI: 1

Port options

  • USB: 1
  • USB 3.0: 1
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1
  • Wi-Fi: Yes


  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0


  • Size: 4080 mAh, 2 cell, 30 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
  • Quoted time: 6.5 hr
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