Samsung 3 Spill Resistant Chromebook, 11.6-Inch

Last updated: January 5, 2022


Incredibly slim and light, this Chromebook has a bright 11.6-inch screen, a super responsive clickpad and a long battery life.

We looked at the top Chromebooks and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Chromebook you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Lightweight and slim, this Chromebook has a bright screen and a responsive clickpad.

In our analysis of 50 expert reviews, the Samsung 3 Spill Resistant Chromebook, 11.6-Inch placed 6th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Celeron N3060/1.6 GHz – 4 GB RAM – 16 GB eMMC – 11.6″ 1366 x 768 (HD) – HD Graphics 400 – Wi-Fi – metallic black Samsung Chromebook 3 XE500C13K – 11.6″ – Celeron N3060 – 4 GB RAM – 16 GB SSD.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

The Chromebook 3's accurate hues are partly due to its near-perfect 0.2 Delta-E rating (closer to 0 is best).
The Samsung Chromebook 3 is a budget system that offers the brightest 11.6-inch display in its class, strong performance with 4GB memory and almost 10 hours of battery life.
The clickpad below the keyboard is surprisingly responsive and easy to use.
Sleek, tapering lines help to make this XE303C12 look incredibly slim, and as the majority of its connectivity is found around the rear (a matter of form over function in our book), the sides are mostly kept nice and clean.

What reviewers didn't like

The Chromebook 3's speakers distorted the trumpets whenever they reached the high notes, and the cymbals sounded more muddy than on the Stream 11.
It does cut corners, however, like shoddy key placement and feeble speakers, and the usual limitations of Chrome OS.
Both speakers are on the bottom of the unit, and unless it’s sitting on a flat surface, music and others sounds are muffled.
Unfortunately, the 11.6-inch screen on the Samsung Chromebook Series 3 doesn’t support touch; one of the ways in which the cost is kept down on this ultraportable laptop.
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