Samsung Chromebook 3 XE500C13-K02US 11.6-inch

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The Samsung Chromebook 3 is the follow up model of the bestselling 2014 Samsung Chromebook 2. The new Chromebook 3 has received positive reviews for its stylish lightweight design, its Anti-Glare display and its great battery life. Boasting more RAM and a newer processor than the Chromebook 2, the new Chromebook 3 offers a flawless browsing experience for users who are after a solid performing laptop running Chrome OS. The newer processor has a slower clock speed, but the lower voltage, larger l2 cache and smaller size mean better performance, better battery life and less heat. While slightly more expensive than other Chromebooks, it still comes equipped with a 1366×768 display rather than a Full-HD display.


The Samsung Chromebook 3 offers a sleek design with an all-black chassis and matte black covers. The Chromebook 3 has seen little cosmetic change and the external ports remain the same, but the internal hardware has been upgraded with an Intel Celeron N3050 processor that has a lower clock speed, but its smaller size, larger l2 cache and lower voltage offers more power with less heat and better battery performance. The RAM has been doubled and now sports 4GB of RAM for Chrome apps that require more memory. The 16GB of eMMC flash memory offers lighting fast data transfer speeds, but on the down side the 16GB of storage will fill up quickly. But Chromebooks are designed to operate in conjunction with Google’s online services and a Micro SD slot allows user to expand their storage space. The 11.6-inch display remains the same and offers good viewing angles, good colors and the same maximum resolution of 1366×768 as its predecessor. The pros of Chome OS is that it requires less powerful hardware to run apps compared to Windows 10 laptops in the same price bracket. Thanks to the low voltage hardware and the Chromebook 3 offers great battery life and can run for up to 11 hours off of a single charge, making it perfect for users on the go.

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$179.99
(as of 15-10-2020 12:41 UTC) Details
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Pros

  • Great battery life
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Anti-Glare display
  • Good performance

Cons

  • Less competitive price
  • No Full-HD display
  • 16GB of Storage

Bottom Line

Following the success of the Chrome book 2, the Chromebook 3 offers better performance and almost 30% better battery life for Chrome OS users on the go.


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Full Specifications

Processor Intel Celeron N3050 1.60GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeIntegrated
Graphics Memory Shared
RAM 4GB DDR3L
Operating System Google Chrome OS Chrome OS
Weight2.54 lbs
Battery Life11 hours
Hard Drive 116 SSD
Display Size11.6 inch
Display TypeIPS
Display Resolution1366 x 768
Display TechnologyHD LED Display, Anti-Reflective
ConnectivityUSB 3.0 | USB 2.0 | HDMI | Micro SD | Bluetooth 4.0 | WiFi
AudioStereo Speakers 2x 1.5W
Webcam720p HD
Additional FeaturesMicro SD card reader
Dimension (LxWxH)11.37 x 8.04 x 0.7
Warranty1 year
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