Best Features of Samsung Chromebook 3
Amazing battery life
Bright and accurate screen
Important Things To Consider
Not so good speakers
Not a lot of storage for movies and pictures
Need to be connected to the internet for the apps to work
Built-in security features ensure you’re protected from viruses and malware. No setup or long load times simply log in with a Google account, and you’re in. Navigate your world with Chrome OS. Get the best of Google, Gmail, Maps, docs and pics and back everything up safely in the cloud. And since your Chromebook gets free updates automatically, it will only get better. A battery that gets up to 11 hours on a single charge means you can view the news over coffee in the morning, CHECK emails at lunch then surf social media after dinner, all without having to recharge. Plus it’s made for the long run since it continues to retain most of its capacity even after 3 years’ use. The strong design you’d expect from a reliable brand like Samsung. Go ahead, let the kids use it to watch movies during snack time, or keep it in the kitchen without worrying about accidents thanks to a water-resistant keyboard.
Price: $169.00 at Amazon, $129.00 at BestBuy
Samsung Chromebook 3 Technical Details
|Screen Size||11.6 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||1.6 GHz Intel Celeron D|
|RAM||2 GB SDRAM|
|Hard Drive||16 GB Flash Memory Solid State|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||11 hours|
|Operating System||Chrome OS|
|Item Weight||2.54 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||11.4 x 0.7 x 8 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||11.37 x 0.7 x 8.04 inches|
Included in the box:
The Samsung Chromebook 3 has a metallic classy look and has quality built. It has the ability to tilt the screen to 180 degrees. It also has all the ports you need, on the left side, it has a battery indicator, a slim jack for the AC adapter, a USB 2.0 port, full-size HDMI port, and microSD card slot. On the opposite side, you have a USB 3.0 port, audio and mic jack. Measuring 11.4 x 8 x 0.7 inches and weighing 2.5 pounds, the Samsung Chromebook 3 is pretty lightweight.
Samsung Chromebook 3 has an amazing screen, it has a 1366 x 768 LED, display is bright and viewing angles are decent on the Chromebook 3, as you can clearly see all the colors on the screen from about 45 degrees on each side.
Audio, Keyboard and Touchpad
With its price, the Samsung Chromebook 3 has decent speakers. The keyboard layout is just a bit of an issue, the space between power down and backspace button is close that you may accidentally press the shutdown. At 3.9 x 2.2 inches, the Chromebook 3’s touchpad is generous for an 11-inch device and highly sensitive.
With a 1.6-GHz Intel Celeron N3060 processor, Intel HD Graphics 400, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMc flash storage, the Chromebook 3 has the performance you need for handling web surfing and word processing for school work or office documents and worksheets.
It has an amazing battery life that can last a full workday on a charge. It can last up to 11 hours, which is good if you need to use it for work or school requirements.
“Up until now, I’ve only ever used Windows computers – desktop and laptop varieties. I was always under the assumption I wouldn’t like Chromebooks because I wouldn’t be able to download things, but I’m happy to say I’m now a Chromebook fan.
Who should buy this?: People looking to mainly use a web-browser and do light-duty activities; somebody needing a lightweight, portable device for on-the-go and don’t want to lug around a heavy laptop; anybody on a budget who wants a basic computer.
Who SHOULDN’T buy this?: Anybody needing to do heavier tasks such as gaming, video editing, etc.; Those needing to download specialty programs; anybody expecting high-res graphics and the functionality of a Windows PC.
Why did I buy it?: I needed a portable laptop for writing and was on a small budget. I also wanted to buy a brand I’m familiar with.
Verdict?: I’ll definitely buy a more powerful Chromebook in the future now that I know I like this OS. I’m happy I took a shot with this little device and plan to use it for as long as it lasts.
Extra Info: You do have access to the Play Store. Not all apps work, but I believe that’s with Chromebooks in general and not just this device. Although, more powerful apps such as the larger games might not run (I haven’t really tried.) You cannot download external programs outside of Play Store. The display is good, but not great (not high res). Battery life is good. You have to use a Google account to sign in, but you can sign up for one during set-up.
Definitely buy if you’re unsure about Chromebooks, need a budget computer to do basic web-based tasks, want something that’s lightweight and portable.” – user K.O. with a 5-star rating on Amazon
“Its fast and user friendly as all get out. I have a couple more expensive laptops with larger screens I purchased a few months before this one and I hardly ever touch those anymore. I have one set up in my home office along with a desktop mainly for looks while the other functions as a guest laptop. But the Samsung stays with me. Haha. Im a Samsung phone user and android kinda fella and I reckon until they let me down…Ima be Sam Williams on Samsung for life!
I don’t know what separates all the various Chromebooks but this one is perfect for someone who just wants to surf the net, watch Amazon Prime, and sync their photos to their laptop. Everything’s quick fast and in a hurry on this guy. Great bargain!” – Aaron with a 5-star rating on Amazon
“A good value – feels very much like a laptop. Good keyboard and screen. I probably should have done more research – thought it would run all Android apps. It runs many, but not all.” – ProfAHK with a 4-star rating on Amazon
Amazon – 4.1 out of 5-stars with 242 Reviews
BestBuy – 4.5 out of 5-stars with 736 Reviews
What Do We Love About Samsung Chromebook 3?
This is an awesome little Chromebook and very helpful when doing daily tasks online such as writing, checking emails, social networking. This is great for anyone looking for something that is handy and portable. This Chromebook would be great for students, bloggers, teachers and small business owners on the go.
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