Ultra lightweight laptop automatically stores data on the Cloud, making a heavy hard drive unnecessary
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Samsung Chromebook 11.6” Laptop with Exynos Processor. 2GB RAM, and 16GB SSD (Refurbished A-Grade)
The Samsung Chromebook forgoes heavy hard-disk drives and clunky built-in storage for a lighter, slimmer design that weighs in at just under 2.5 pounds. That, combined with its ability to last up to 7 hours on a single charge, makes it an ideal traveling companion.
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.
Solid-State Drive: Speed and Reliability
The built-in solid-state drive (SSD) performs the same duties of a traditional hard-disk drive, but up to 100 times faster. Unlike hard-disk drives, SSDs don’t rely on moving parts to write, store, and retrieve data; instead, they use flash memory chips that can boot up your computer and launch apps in mere seconds. Without the moving parts, SSDs are also lighter, take up less space within your computer, and are less susceptible to damage and data loss from computer bumps.
Stream shows, catch the latest movie trailers, or explore an online video game’s vivid fantasyland in crisp, clear detail. Saturated with about 1 million pixels, the display produces image quality similar to what you’d see on an HDTV with 720p HD resolution. Such sharpness and clarity also make the text on your favorite news and social-media sites clear and easy to read.
Dual-Band WiFi: Play and Stream Without Lag
If you play a lot of data-intensive online games or stream online video for hours on end, dual-band WiFi ensures you can connect to the fastest available network. While most internet networks operate on the congested 2.4GHz band, dual-band WiFi also lets you connect to networks operating on the more modern 5GHz band, which provides more bandwidth for faster app downloads and smoother video streams.
- Product number: XE303C12-A01US
- Operating system: Google Chrome OS
- Screen: 11.6”
- Resolution: 1366x768
- Processor: Samsung Exynos 1.70GHz (dual-core)
- Graphics processor: integrated
- RAM: 2GB
- Storage: 16GB solid-state drive
- Webcam: yes
- WiFi: dual-band
- Ports: one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, and one HDMI
- Battery life: up to 7 hours
- Weight: 2.43lbs.
- Product dimensions: 0.7” (H) x 8.09” (W) x 11.4” (L)
- Condition: refurbished
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.”