Samsung Chromebook Series 3 XE303C12-A01US 11.6-inch (Refurbished)

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The Samsung Chromebook XE303C12-A01 is a bestselling Chromebook that received positive reviews for its affordable price, light and portable design and easy to use Chromebook OS operating system. It received negative feedback for its dull screen, limited performance, lack of offline apps and average build quality.


  • Lightweight and thin design
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to use Chrome OS


  • Dull screen
  • Limited performance
  • Lack of offline apps

Bottom Line

If you are a fan of Samsung's products and don’t mind using Google’s online-only Chrome OS, the Samsung Chromebook XE303C12-A01 is one of the few models of Chromebooks that has stood the test of time.

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  • Weight: 2.4 lbs
  • Processor: Other Exynos 5000 1.7GHz
  • Display Size: 11.6 inch
  • Operating System: Chrome OS
  • Graphics: Integrated Graphics

Critic Reviews

  • 60 October 18, 2012

    The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users.

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  • 80 May 14, 2013

    Deciding whether or not the Samsung Chromebook is right for you is actually really easy. The first thing you have to know is that it's cheap. Really cheap.

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  • 54 December 26, 2012

    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 most tablets.

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  • 70 January 30, 2013

    The new Chromebook feels cheap and looks cheap, and that’s OK for a secondary computer or a student’s machine. Yes, it’s much less powerful than higher-priced Macs, Windows PCs and even other Chromebooks. But it’s so capable, so cheap and so easy to use for those living in the cloud, it’s hard not to like it.

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  • 75 May 31, 2013

    This is one of the most portable laptops with an 11.6-inch display, weighing only 2.4lbs and as thin as the MacBook Air. Samsung has created a very nice Chromebook for just $249. This could easily be the best $249 you spend this year.

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  • 80
    PCMag November 12, 2013

    Whether you're a writer pounding out verbiage at Starbucks or a college student researching a term paper, the Samsung Chromebook Series 3 may be all you need, at a price that's hard to ignore.

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  • 80 February 6, 2013

    If you’re happy with a laptop that needs to be online to get the most from it, the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook 303C is worth considering. It’s slim, stylish, light, quiet, lasts a good while on a charge, offers a great typing experience and it's available for a ridiculously good price.

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  • 70
    LaptopMag November 1, 2012

    While previous Chromebooks were too pricey and limited in functionality, the Samsung Chromebook Series 3 comes closest to capturing Google's original vision. With a cost of $249, this notebook gets people online on the cheap and provides a comfortable keyboard and touchpad.

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Full Specifications

Processor Other Exynos 5000 1.7GHz
Graphics Integrated Graphics
Graphics TypeIntegrated
Operating System Google Chrome OS Chrome OS
Weight2.4 lbs
Battery Life7 hours
Hard Drive 116 SSD
Display Size11.6 inch
Display TypeTN
Display Resolution1366 x 768
Connectivity1 x USB 2.0|1 x USB 3.0|Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n|HDMI|RJ45|VGA
Additional FeaturesBuilt-In Webcam|Memory Card Reader

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