Samsung Chromebook Series 3 XE303C12

  • Samsung Chromebook Series 3 XE303C12
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Based on 41 scores, 81 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    19
  • Average:
    10
  • Bad:
    8

Pros:

  • Unbeatable price.
  • Slim and light.
  • ARM processor provides zippy performance without sacrificing battery life.

Cons:

  • Offline access and storage is still limited.
  • Keyboard comes with a learning curve.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Pro on 67

A classy Chromebook with a price that's a little on the high...

By GadgetNutz on

For such an attractive price, the Samsung Chromebook 3G makes a nice laptop. It’s light, thin, compact, silent, lasts over 6 hours, and powerfully fast. It’s also easy and safe enough for kids to use with no moving parts within and low risk of malware...

By uk.hardware.info on

The Samsung Chromebook XE303C12-A01UK is interesting for a number of reasons. It's an internet laptop in its purest form. The screen is big enough, you get a full keyboard and a good WiFi card - everything you need for browsing the web and using Google...

By GadgetSpeak on 80

While I saw a prototype unit a couple of years ago at Google, earlier versions of Chromebooks have passed me by. Rather different to a PC notebook and also different from a Google Tablet a Chromebook is a category of its...

By AsiaOne on 60

When I first tested the original Cr-48 Chromebook at Google's office in 2011, I wondered why anyone would want a laptop that ran only a Web browser.As compelling as this may be to users who live and breathe the Internet, I was not sold.A laptop must...

By TechRadar AU on 80

We've always liked the promise of the Chromebook idea. Traditional computer users will sneer at it, despite its low price. They'll use phrases like 'full-fat operating system', 'no local storage', 'just an ARM processor'. They'll ask what use it is when...

By fatducktech.com on

Google's spending up big on TV ads for Chromebooks, which is an interesting strategy for a category that's all about spending up small. Samsung's Chromebook costs just a little bit more than Acer's comparable C7. But is that money well spent?I covered...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 80

Whether you want to acknowledge it or not, the area once known as “netbooks” is more or less dead, but Google isn’t leaving it alone, and with the Chromebook movement, is trying to provide an option for people who don’t want to spend more than $400...

By Ubergizmo on

I understand that there are other options for browsing the internet, on a more powerful hardware for a few dollars more, and can do much more that the Chromebook, but do not underestimate the “it just works” factor. Less is more with the Chromebook....

By Maximum PC on 70

It’s hard to believe that the Chromebook is still with us. If you recall, Chromebooks were birthed in a tumultuous time for the world. The country was in the midst of economic collapse and craptastic netbooks were the cheap hotness. Today, netbooks...

By Good Gear Guide on 70

Samsung's Chromebook is a great size for an everyday laptop. However, it makes use of Google's Chrome OS, so it's not like a regular Windows or Mac laptop, and it needs an Internet connection to function properly. It's worth considering if you already...

By PC World on 70

Samsung's latest Chromebook – the Series 3 XE303C12-A01US – is small, slim, and speedy. This little laptop weighs less than 2.5 pounds and packs a decent performance punch, assuming you're comparing it to the right machines.Our review model, which costs...

By theregister.co.uk on

Win a top of the range HP Spectre laptop Too slow, too expensive, too limited. That was the verdict of most hacks and punters on the early Google Chromebook laptops. Google has kept its shoulder to the wheel, though, and recently announced that 2000...

By makeuseof.com on

People today are constantly on the move and connected to the Internet, doing anything from creating presentations to checking emails to chatting with friends to playing games. People use all sorts of devices to accomplish these tasks, primarily via...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

» » » Samsung Series 3 Chromebook By 6 Feb 2013 07:00 1: Intro, Design and Connectivity Awards : 11.6-in 1366 x 768 TN display; Exynos 5250 dual-core ARM 1.7GHz; 2GB DDR3 800MHz, eMMC 16GB; Google Chrome OS; 1.1kg weight, 6hrs battery...

By IT PRO on 50

Cheap and cheerful - the Chromebook is a bargain for those who just need a device for basic word processing tasks and to browse the web. We can see why it’s taken off in the education market. Despite it appearing to be more secure than the Android...

By Wired on 70

In every single way, the Samsung Chromebook — seriously, that's what they named this thing — is the lesser of the company's two Chrome OS portables. It's made with lower-quality materials. It has a smaller display. It has the guts of a tablet rather than...

By Notebook Review on 54

It's easy to be captivated by the Samsung Chromebook. It has many of the same attributes of an Ultrabook including light weight, thinness, an 11.6-inch screen, and comfortable keyboard. Great battery life is another plus. All if this priced less than...

By pocketables.com on 80

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this could be a primary computer for probably 75% of the population, even though Google tends to market Chromebooks as secondary machines. Most people who own computers don't do anything other than...

By Pocket-lint on 70

The Samsung Series 3 may be the best Chromebook we've seen so far, but it still lacks the excitement factor, doesn't look too appealing from the outside and the screen's poor viewing angle is a frustration when in use. Google's OS sure will make sense...