Product Comparison: Samsung Chromebook 3 (XE500C13) vs Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532-C6F2)


General Specifications
Brand
Samsung
Acer
Model
XE500C13-K04US
Chromebook 15 (CB3-532-C6F2)
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Chromebook 3 is a quality device. But then you’d expect nothing less from a leading technology brand like Samsung.
An absolutely stunning brushed aluminum Chromebook™ with an immersive display and upward facing speakers for a truly stunning entertainment experience.
Key Specs
Screen Size
11.6 in.
15.6 in.
Operating System
Chrome OS
Chrome OS
Processor Speed
1.6 GHz
1.6 GHz
System Memory (RAM)
4 GB
4 GB
Storage Capacity
16 GB
32 GB
Battery Life
11 hours
9 hours

Samsung Chromebook 3 (XE500C13)

Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532-C6F2)

Samsung Chromebook 3 (XE500C13)

Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532-C6F2)

Samsung Chromebook 3 (XE500C13)

Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532-C6F2)

Samsung Chromebook 3 (XE500C13)

Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532-C6F2)

Samsung Chromebook 3 (XE500C13)

Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532-C6F2)

Size & Weight
Height
0.7 in.
1 in.
Width
11.37 in.
15.1 in.
Depth
8.04 in.
9.6 in.
Weight
2.54 lbs.
4.85 lbs.

Samsung Chromebook 3 (XE500C13)

Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532-C6F2)

Samsung Chromebook 3 (XE500C13)

Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532-C6F2)

Samsung Chromebook 3 (XE500C13)

Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532-C6F2)

Samsung Chromebook 3 (XE500C13)

Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532-C6F2)

Processor
Processor Model
Intel Celeron N3060
Intel Celeron N3060
Number of Cores
2
2
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 400
Intel HD Graphics 400

Samsung Chromebook 3 (XE500C13)

Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532-C6F2)

What customers say about "Processor"
 
Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532-C6F2) 15.6-Inch Full HD IPS, 4GB RAM, 32GB SSD
  • The processor is lightening fast, recommended.
  • It is a very tiny, micro-architecture processor, using a 14 nm sized socket and measuring just 40mm x 24 mm x 1.3 mm. For a Chromebook, it's more than overkill and I love that!
  • This new processor can handle up to 16 GB of RAM which is 4 times more than the top of the line Chromebook 15 version.
  • Not a single hiccup from the processor under preasure or any RAM warnings; this beast performed flawlessly!
  • This processor is simply awesome and won't be obsolete in the Chromebook world for quite some time.
Memory
Type of Memory (RAM)
LPDDR3
DDR3L
Type of Storage
SSD
SSD
Card Reader
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Memory"
 
Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532-C6F2) 15.6-Inch Full HD IPS, 4GB RAM, 32GB SSD
  • There is absolutely no lag with the 4 GB RAM version.
  • The fact that you can partition part of the hard drive for RAM so easily (look it up on google) is awesome.
  • I don't usually keep more than 6-8 tabs open at once, so I've found the amount of RAM perfectly adequate.
  • If you do not too heavily loaded RAM, it works fine.
  • The small amount of RAM can be an issue when opening too many Chrome tabs simultaneously.
Features
Display Type
LED Anti-Glare Display
Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Screen Resolution
1366x768
1920x1080
Extras
WebCam, Built-in security features, Strong design
AC adapter, 4-cell lithium-ion battery, ComfyView
What customers say about "Features"
 
Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532-C6F2) 15.6-Inch Full HD IPS, 4GB RAM, 32GB SSD
  • The screen is nice and clear, bright, and vibrant, especially being a matte, anti-glare screen. The viewing angle is literally almost 180 degrees while still getting good colors, brightness, and readability.
  • The speakers are right on top of the keyboard and the sound is better than I've heard on ANY laptop to date, seriously.
  • The speakers are louder, clearer, and less "tinny" than anything I've heard on a laptop or Chromebook in a long-time.
  • The laptop has a nice display, so clear. Amazing viewing angles!
  • The design could be a bit better: When opened, it looks kind of "cheap", and being white, it's going to get dirty unless you meticulously keep it cleaned.
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Network
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Number of USB Ports
2
2
USB Type C
No
No
Other Ports
Headphone/Microphone 3.5mm jack, HDMI
HDMI

Samsung Chromebook 3 (XE500C13)

Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532-C6F2)

What customers say about "Connectivity"
 
Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532-C6F2) 15.6-Inch Full HD IPS, 4GB RAM, 32GB SSD
  • Ports are conveniently located and immediately noticeable that they are of high quality.
  • Nice to have USB 3.0! Also HDMI cable works well, no complains.
  • I am so happy to have Bluetooth 4.0. Its so fast and nice connection!
  • I still don't understand why there is a USB 2.0 port when there's a USB 3.0 port on the other side!
  • I'm not happy with the fact of their being only a single USB 3.0 port.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
219.99 $


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