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Samsung Chromebook (2012)

Samsung Chromebook (2012)

from  $289.88+
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74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Chromebooks will always be polarizing, but at $249 the price is far more appropriate than it had been. We recommend it for schools and people looking for a cheap second laptop.

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81
 
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User Reviews 23
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Screen size
11.622
Screen resolution
1366 x 768
Bundled OS
Linux
System RAM
21
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
HDMI
Maximum battery life
Up to 6.520
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Bundled OS
System RAM
Pointing device
Video outputs
Maximum battery life
Ultraportable
11.622
1366 x 768
Linux
21
Trackpad
HDMI
Up to 6.520

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74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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74
 

User Reviews

70
RonG03
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
30
cooltabbyman
I will tell you this is a horrible laptop. That's all I have to say.
60
mikejpt1
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
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