Samsung Chromebook 2 XE500C12-K01US 11.6-Inch Laptop (Metallic Silver)

Samsung Chromebook 2 XE500C12-K01US 11.6-Inch Laptop (Metallic Silver)

For Everyone. The Samsung Chromebook 2 is a new computer that helps you get everyday things done faster and easier. It starts in seconds, has virus protection built-in, and runs your favorite Google apps plus thousands more. The Chromebook comes with leading Google products, like Search, Gmail, YouTube and Hangouts, so you can work, play, and do whatever you want, right out of the box. Chromebooks are a unique class of mobile computing devices designed for Web-based tasks. They run the Google Chrome OS, perfect browsing the Web, sending and receiving e-mail, and video chatting with friends and family. You can easily share it with multiple people- switching accounts takes seconds, and everyone gets their own files, apps and settings. And it’s simple to use. There’s no setup, and your files are automatically backed up in the cloud. At just 2.65 pounds, 0.66 inches thin, and with up to 8.0 hours of battery life, the Samsung Chromebook 2 can go anywhere you go. It’s built to stay cool, so it doesn’t need a fan and runs silently. And being productive is easy with the latest Intel Celeron processor. It also includes 100GB of free Google Drive storage (for 2 years), a built-in webcam, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi to make it easy to connect to wireless networks.

Samsung Chromebook 2

Enjoy fast performance and easy maintenance with the Samsung Chromebook 2. This slim, lightweight laptop features a 11.6-inch HD display, a powerful Intel Celeron processor, an elegant leather-like stitched design, and up to nine hours of battery life on a single charge. It boots up in just 10 seconds and delivers Wi-Fi speeds three times faster than standard 802.11n. Security features like automatic updates and sandboxing technology protect your Chromebook from viruses and malware. This laptop comes with AirDroid Premium, Wunderlist Pro, and Little Bridge software.

Chromebook 2 Front

Store Your Files In the Cloud, Not On the Machine

To help make them thin and light, Chromebooks are built without large-capacity drives. So instead of storing your documents, videos, and photos on your computer, you save them to Google Drive (Google’s Cloud-based storage service) Your files are password-protected and secure, and you can access them anywhere there’s an Internet connection. If you know you’ll want access to a file or photo offline, however, you can easily save it to the built-in solid-state drive.

Enjoy fast performance and easy maintenance with the Samsung Chromebook 2. This slim, lightweight laptop features a 11.6-inch HD display, a powerful Intel Celeron processor, an elegant leather-like stitched design, and up to nine hours of battery life on a single charge. It boots up in just 10 seconds and delivers Wi-Fi speeds three times faster than standard 802.11n. Security features like automatic updates and sandboxing technology protect your Chromebook from viruses and malware. This laptop comes with AirDroid Premium, Wunderlist Pro, and Little Bridge software.

Sleek, Lightweight and Durable Design

At 0.66 inches thin and weighing less than 3 pounds, the Chromebook 2 is slim and lightweight, making it easy to take anywhere. A strong metal frame adds durability to handle your day-to-day life. Its textured, leather-like cover with stitching along the edge is comfortable to hold. And the keyboard’s curved keycaps allow for faster, more comfortable typing.

Next Generation Wireless

802.11ac Wi-Fi technology delivers up to 3x faster wireless speed than the previous generation of Wi-Fi to power your digital life. Enjoy faster downloads, smoother, richer streaming video and gaming experiences. Intel’s latest Wi-Fi technology will dramatically reshape your connected experience at home, work, or on the go.

Chromebook 2 Sleek Design

Sleek, lightweight design. View larger.

Chromebook 2 Elegant Stitching

Elegant stitched design. View larger.

Chromebook 2 Back

Powerful Intel Processor and Long-Lasting Battery

Booting up in as little as 10 seconds and waking in 1 second, the Chromebook 2 lets you spend less waiting and more time enjoying your computer. With 802.11ac* Wi-Fi, which provides speeds up to three times faster than 802.11n, you can stream HD movies, videoconference, post social media updates, and multitask with ease. And thanks to its nine hour battery life, you can use your Chromebook all day long without charging.

Brilliant HD Display for a Better Viewing Experience

Whether you’re watching a movie or video chatting with friends, Samsung Chromebook 2 offers a variety of features specially designed to enhance your experience, including two high-power speakers, exceptional real-time video delivery and playback.

Includes AirDroid Premium, Wunderlist Pro, and Little Bridge Software

A convenient software pack includes AirDroid Premium, Wunderlist Pro, and Little Bridge. With AirDroid Premium, you can use your Chromebook to manage your Android devices on the web. Transfer files, SMS, and manage photos and music, all in one place. Wunderlist Pro allows you to synchronize your to-do lists in real time with your coworkers and family, perfect for sharing grocery lists or project updates. Designed for children and adolescents,
Little Bridge is a complete online English course where you can make new friends in a virtual 3D world.

Advanced Security Features Prevent Viruses and Malware

The Chromebook 2 is designed with built-in security features to protect your laptop from viruses and malware. It utilizes sandboxing technology to keep your operating system and apps separate, ensuring viruses can’t cross-infect. It also automatically installs updates for Chrome OS and your web apps, so you never have to worry about having the latest version. Plus, 100 GB** of free Google Drive storage keeps your files safely backed up on the cloud.

Chromebook 2 Exclusive Software
Chromebook 2 Ports

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Product Information

Samsung Chromebook 2 comes installed with Google Chrome OS, has an 11.6-inch LED HD display and a powerful Intel processor. It includes USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a microSD card slot, and a headphone port. This laptop offers 2 GB of system memory and 16 GB of storage. It measures 0.66 inches by 11.4 inches by 8.06 inches
(H x W x D) and weighs 2.65 pounds.

What’s in the Box

Samsung Chromebook 2, AC adapter, and software pack with AirDroid Premium, Wunderlist Pro, and Little Bridge.

*Also supports 802.11 a/b/g/n. AC feature available with compatible software.

**100 GB of free storage is valid for two years, starting on the date you redeem the Drive offer. Out of box or refurbished devices may be ineligible.

 

Product Features

  • Intel Celeron 2.16 GHz
  • 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 16 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 11.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Chrome, 9-hour battery life

2 thoughts on “Samsung Chromebook 2 XE500C12-K01US 11.6-Inch Laptop (Metallic Silver)

  1. Kenneth L. Rodino, M.D.
    Kenneth L. Rodino, M.D. says:

    Review of the updated 11.6-Inch Samsung Chromebook 2 (Metallic Silver) 0

  2. MoonX

    A great Chromebook choice (but there are other brand new models that are better and the same price!) A decent Chomebook for sure, but there are better options out there. First, let me review this and then I’ll tell you about a couple others to look into. First of all, this is Samsung’s newest released Chromebook and it packs some decent power, RAM, and hard drive space, but nothing extraordinary that you can’t find on other newly released Chromebooks.PROCESSOR:Like many Chromebooks being released, this one is still using the Intel Celeron 2.16 GHz dual-core processor. It’s a decent processor and there’s no doubt it will handle everything you need it to, however, it is starting to become outdated, especially when you compare it to Acer’s new Chromebook which offers the NVIDIA Tegra K1 Quad Core 2.1 GHz Processor. HUGE difference in processing power. That said, even though Acer is currently leading the way for other Chromebook manufacturers, you can’t go wrong with the Celeron processors as this is a Chromebook, not a full Windows running laptop.SCREEN:The screen, again, leaves much to be desired. It is still only 1366×768 pixels which is to be expected for a Chromebook running an 11.6″ screen. Again, there are other Chromebooks out there running full 1920x1080p screen resolutions with more processing power, longer battery life, and a slightly larger 13.3″ screen, FOR THE SAME PRICE as this Samsung Chromebook.The screen on this Samsung is decent and I don’t think you’ll really have too many complaints about it. It’s easy to see, doesn’t look too muddy, and reproduces colors accurately.WI-FI:The Wi-Fi is great and uses the latest 802.11ac protocol which is up to 3x faster than the older Wi-Fi being used on older laptops and Chromebooks. This makes a huge difference as I’ve noticed this Samsung Chromebook connects quickly and easily to available networks and gets a really good signal where even my phone or Windows based laptop will not. Very impressed by the Wi-Fi.BATTERY:The battery life is slightly above average when compared to most new Chromebooks. At 9 hours, you’re able to use the Chromebook all day without having to lug around your AC adapter. That said, there are other Chromebooks (specifically the Acer Chromebook 13) that are offering 13-hour battery life. They have the same specs as this Samsung Chromebook with a faster processor but the cost is the same. So, if you’re a power-user who needs to stream lots of video, chat on Skype, download and upload large files, etc., you may want to look into the Acer Chromebook 13 as it’s at the top of the list of Chromebooks at the moment. (On a side-note, Acer also offers a Full-HD version of the Chromebook 13, this time sporting an amazing 1920x1080p display, a much faster processor, and 11-hours of battery life… FOR THE SAME PRICE. If battery power is not super important (ie: you’re just going to be surfing the web or taking notes in Google Doc, etc., 9-hours of battery life is plenty!)USB PORTS:Okay, it’s 2014… NO laptop, desktop, or even these Chromebooks should be running anything besides USB 3.0 ports. This Samsung Chromebook does give you a single USB 3.0 port and another USB 2.0 port. I don’t get it. Why not just make both of them USB 3.0? And while I’m comparing this Samsung Chromebook to others that just hit the market, I’m going to have to mention the Acer Chromebook 13 again as it wins in the USB department with 2 USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI output port as well.SIZE AND WEIGHT:At only 2.6 lbs and 11.4″ inches wide with nice 0.66″ thickness, this is a very light and comfortable to carry Chromebook. If you’re going to throw this in a bookbag or messenger bag, it’s going to slide in just like a small book or folder, not some clunky laptop. Samsung did a nice job here with keeping this Chromebook light and compact, yet still providing it with a solid feel and a well laid out keyboard that resists flexing when typing.OVERALL DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY:As I mentioned above, the build quality is very nice. I love the stitched look on the cover… it gives it an elegant and sophisticated look without going too over the top. The keyboard is well laid out, I didn’t notice much flexing of the keyboard while typing, as you’ll sometimes find on other Chromebooks, and overall, the whole thing felt nice and solid while carrying it.BOOT TIMES AND WAKE TIMES:The Samsung Chromebook is right on par with the competition when it comes to boot times and wake times. Booting in 10 seconds is only a couple seconds longer than Acer’s Chromebook 13, and the wake from sleep time is identical. It will be out of sleep mode and ready to go before you even get the screen opened!SECURITY:The Chrome operating system is very stable and secure at the moment and Samsung emphasizes that with this newest Chromebook claiming it keeps the operating system files and…

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