The Chromebook 3 is one of the devices unveiled by Samsung at the ongoing CES 2016, albeit with less fanfare. The Chrome OS-powered laptop, which appears designed to rival offerings such as the Lenovo 100S Chromebook, parades a reliable construction and offers long battery life.
Build and Screen
Samsung Chromebook 3 looks like a notebook you can rely on judging from the build. The body is made of reinforced metal to enable it stand up to rugged, on-the-road usage. In spite of the material used, the laptop is relatively lightweight at slightly over 1 kg.
The Chromebook 3 sports an 11.6-inch diagonal screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the minimum one would expect on any notebook these days.
Under the hood, Samsung Chromebook 3 is equipped with an Intel Celeron N3050 processor, the speed of which is not known at this time. The CPU is paired with 2 GB of RAM, upgradeable to a maximum of 4 GB. The level of performance you should expect with this configuration is entry-level class.
Onboard storage capacity is a measly 16 GB, which means you should not expect to store a lot of stuffs on this one. You will have to rely on a microSD card for your storage needs.
As would be expected of this sort of laptop, Samsung Chromebook 3 will run on Google’s free, browser-based Chrome operating system, which in part explains the low internal storage capacity. Its South Korean maker promises an amazing battery life of up to 11 hours on a single charge, just about what the Lenovo 100S Chromebook offers.
The Chrome OS notebook features superfast Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity. Bluetooth 4.0 is also available for wireless connectivity. The Chromebook 3 offers a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, an audio jack and an HDMI port.
Pricing and Availability
Samsung Chromebook 3 is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. Samsung Chromebook 3 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N40,000 to N80,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.
Samsung Chromebook 3 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Chromebook 3:
- OS: Google Chrome OS
- Processor: Samsung Exynos 5 (dual core ARM) 1.7 GHz
- GPU: Integrated
- Memory: 2GB DDR3L
- Colours: Silver
- Dimension: 28.95 x 20.5 x 2.6 to 1.77 cm
- Weight: 1.1 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 11.6 inch, LCD, 1366 x 768 pixels
- Keyboard: –
- Pointing Device: Glass Touchpad
- Built-in Storage: 16GB eMMC
- Optical Storage: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: No
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, 0.3 MP
- USB 3.0: Yes, 1 port
- USB 2.0: Yes, 1 port
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: Yes, 1 port
- Ethernet (RJ-45): –
- SD Slot: Yes, 3 IN 1
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Mobile Broadband: –
- Glass Touchpad
- Fast Boot Technology
- Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Security Chip
- Battery: 2 cell / Li-Polymer, 4080 mAh Battery
- Use Time: Up to 7 hours