Beyond its ethereal cloud-based OS, this superlight laptop boasts a water-resistant keyboard and built-in security to guard against malware
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Samsung Chromebook 3 11.6” Laptop (Refurb. A-Grade)
Keeping this laptop surprisingly light and thin, the Chrome operating system offers cloud-based storage, making your files easily accessible from any device logged into your Google account. That translates into fast startup and load times that make working and surfing the web a breeze.
Cloud-Based Chrome OS
This Chromebook can forego the components that make most laptops bulky and heavy, thanks to its web-based Chrome OS. Rather than store applications and files on a built-in hard drive, Chrome syncs with your pre-existing Google account to store everything, from documents and spreadsheets to MP3 files and video, entirely online. This system not only saves space on your computer; it makes your files accessible from anywhere you can log into your Google account, such as your smartphone.
Video Chat with Anyone, Anywhere
A built-in webcam can make it feel like people miles away are in the room with you, helping you connect more clearly than with a phone call or email. Collaborate with colleagues in other offices, listen as your niece or nephew rapturously explains their finger painting, or laugh every time your friend’s cat walks across their keyboard.
Speedy Data Transfers with USB 3.0
A USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port transfers files to and from your computer at more than 10 times the speed of USB 2.0, which is especially helpful when you have a gigantic project on a flash drive, or you want to backup all of your files to an external hard drive. If your connected device uses USB 2.0, the port can still move bits and bytes with no sweat at 2.0 speeds, thanks to its backward compatibility.
- Product number: XE500C13-S02US
- Operating system: Chrome
- Screen: 11.6” display
- Processor: 1.6GHz Intel Celeron N3050 dual-core (max. 2.16GHz Turbo speed)
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 16GB eMMC
- Memory-card slot: yes
- Webcam: yes
- WiFi: yes
- Bluetooth: yes
- Ports: USB 3.0, HDMI, headphone/mic jack
- Battery life: up to 11 hours
- Weight: 2.54lb.
- Product dimensions: 0.7”x8.0”x11.4”
- Condition: refurbished (A-grade)
In the box: laptop, charger, warranty card
In the 70 years of its existence, Samsung has grown into an international company with interests spanning from home electronics to skyscraper construction. The company takes its global role seriously, working to improve communities with both its financial support and the expertise of its talented employees. The company’s Solve for Tomorrow competition, for instance, challenges kids to create videos that demonstrate how science and math can be used in new ways to improve their local environment. After screening the videos of thousands of worthy entrants and dozens of confused American Idol hopefuls, Samsung chooses five winners, whose schools each receive $110,000 in technology. Solve for Tomorrow is just one of the company’s outreach initiatives, which align with its philosophy to help build a “better global society.”