Samsung Chromebook (2012)

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: Oct. 22, 2012
  • Price at launch: $249.99

Verge Review

People laugh when I pull the old Samsung Series 5 Chromebook out of my bag. I almost feel the need to apologize for it when I turn it on: “Here’s a $450 laptop that just browses the web. Sorry, everyone!” The big Chrome logo on the machine’s lid is a constant reminder to passers-by that I’m definitely not playing World of Warcraft (perhaps a good thing), using Spotify, or doing a Skype video call. On some level, a chuckle is a fair response — the notion of spending several hundred dollars on...

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Netbook
Thickness 0.8 inches
Weight 2.5 pounds
Operating system Chrome OS
Screen size (diagonal) 11.6 inches
CPU brand Samsung
CPU family Exynos 5

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...
Alias XE303C12
Hardware
Laptop type Netbook
Width 11.4 inches
Depth 8.09 inches
Thickness 0.8 inches
Weight 2.5 pounds
Color Silver
Software
Operating system Chrome OS
Display (base)
Screen size (diagonal) 11.6 inches
Display surface Matte
Technology LCD
Backlight LED
Resolution (X) 1366 px
Resolution (Y) 768 px
Keyboard
Type Chiclet
Number pad No
Mouse
Type(s) Trackpad
Processor (base)
CPU brand Samsung
CPU family Exynos 5
Model 5250
Cores 2
Clockspeed 1.7 GHz
Memory
Base RAM size 2 GB
RAM type DDR3
Storage
Options Flash Memory (SSD)
Base drive type Flash (SSD)
Base drive capacity 16 GB
Card reader Yes
Card reader support SD
Audio
Speakers 2
Webcam
Effective pixels 0.3 megapixels
Video resolution VGA
Port options
USB 1
USB 3.0 1
HDMI 1
3.5mm mic / headphone combo 1
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi options 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 3.0
Battery
Size 4080 mAh, 2 cell, 30 Wh
Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
Quoted time 6.5 hr
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