Samsung Chrome book Series 3 Cheaper, more productive alternative to a tablet


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Samsung’s latest Chrome book – 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. A laptop-shaped improvement to a tablet or smart phone The Samsung Series 3 runs the browser-based Chrome operating system. The Samsung Series 3 looks like a laptop, but it’s not. It’s equipped with a mobile processor and very little internal storage, and it runs the browser-based Chrome operating system instead of the Apple Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows platform. It performs more like a tablet or advanced smart phone than a ultra portable. If you’re looking to do much more than surf the web and create cloud-based content (via Google or another service), then this is not the laptop for you. But if you’re looking for a tablet with much better content-creation functionality–namely, an integrated keyboard–then the Samsung Chrome book is an appealing option.

PRO

Better performance than many tablets

Sturdy construction

CONS

Takes time to adapt to the keyboard

No physical right-click option

THE SPECS

Processor speed              1700.0 MHz

Processor type  Samsung Exynos 5 (dual core ARM)

Memory size      2048.0 MB

Display type       LCD

Resolution          1366 x 768 pixels

Aspect ratio        16:9

Display size         11.6 inches

Graphics Type   Integrated

Drive size             16.0 GB

Drive type           Solid-State Drive

PERFORMANCE

Webvizbench (HTML 5 Benchmark)         5.4  Average Frames per Second

Sunspider (Javascript Benchmark)            0.69  Seconds

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