Samsung XE300M22 Chromebox PC Reviews: Chrome OS Computer

11 customer reviews
Photo of Samsung XE300M22 Chromebox Desktop Computer
  • Photo of Samsung XE300M22 Chromebox Desktop Computer
  • Photo of Samsung XE300M22 Chromebox Desktop Computer

This desktop computer is a good all rounder.

No prices available

9.2 out of 10 based on 11 reviews.
Samsung XE300M22 Chromebox with Intel Celeron B840 1.9 GHz 2 Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 16GB Storage on Chrome OS. See full product description
  1. Customer reviews
  2. Price comparison
  3. Expert reviews
  4. Product details

Some customer reviews of Samsung XE300M22 Chromebox

Most helpful reviews

Andrew, Ipswich Geek sometimes needs simple

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Whole Google package and simplicity.
Familiar feel for existing Gmail and Chrome Browser users
Bad points:
Bluetooth currently only for keyboard and mouse (not audio and other devices unfortunately)

Strangely no HDMI port
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Software bundle 7.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 8.0
Was this review helpful?
|

Confirmed purchase: 28 Oct 2012

Jon, Glasgow Lifelong IT Geek

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Chrome OS devices will fulfill a specified role within your department (work) or family (home) setting. You will normally also require access to at least one other computer with a more standard operating system (such as Linux, Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows). However, for their niche role, Chrome OS devices can be an excellent addition to your device inventory:
- fastest cold boot up time of any modern OS I've come across
- automatic OS system and security updates / upgrades
- low maintenance
- ultra quiet
- built-in highly secure
- excellent integration with the google 'ecosystem' (gmail, google calendar, gdrive / google docs, etc)
- also large choice of web based apps at your disposal, covers 99% of most household computer tasks, most apps free
- very simple and straightforward to use User Interface
Bad points:
- currently support for java-script dependent web sites (such as zoneminder) insufficient
- a tad expensive for what is on offer: the convenience of a hands-off self maintaining OS with free system upgrades for the life of the device does come at a bit of a premium (compare the cost to, for instance, a 'Meenee MNW737').
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Software bundle 8.0
How easy to connect to internet 9.0
Value for money 5.0
Was this review helpful?
|
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Jun 2012

Gary , West London General user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Simple, Fast and Easy set up, fantastic product especially for kids combined with Cloud based Apps and services.
Free Apps and Games via Google Apps.
Bad points:
Be Aware of your requirements for this type of product, whilst there are many web based services such as Spotify, Skype, Minecraft etc, many of which are not yet compatible with Chrome OS yet.
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Software bundle 10.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 10.0
Was this review helpful?
|
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Jul 2012

Mike, Sevenoaks, Kent General user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Does exactly what it says it does! It is extremely fast and good to use and I highly recommend it.
Bad points:
Needs the right leads to go with it and doesn't have HDMI connector, but no real problem as leads are available.
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Software bundle 10.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 10.0
Was this review helpful?
|

Confirmed purchase: 05 Oct 2012

Jonathan, Belfast General user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Does what it's meant for perfectly; it's an extremely fast and easy to use web browser in a box.
Bad points:
All activities must be within the web browser.
Overall rating 8.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Software bundle 4.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 6.0
Was this review helpful?
|

Confirmed purchase: 05 Jul 2012

Gareth, General user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Extremely fast, very simple to use, no bloatware NO MORE WINDOWS!
Bad points:
Chrome OS not compatible with all external software yet
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Software bundle 10.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 10.0
Was this review helpful?
|
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Jul 2012

Ed, General user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
If you already have a decent pc, this is a great bit of extra kit - like using a tablet or smartphone, it gives you an alternative way of working/playing. Does exactly what it says on the tin!
Bad points:
No vga output so adapter needed.
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Software bundle 9.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 10.0
Was this review helpful?
|

Confirmed purchase: 01 Nov 2012

Product Features

Operating system Chrome OS
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 16
Number of cores 2
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Celeron
Processor number B840
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.9
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number HD
Connections Wireless
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series HM65
Release date 2012-07-30

Also known as: Samsung XE 300M Chromebox

 

Manufacturer's Description

  • Stays good as new with no maintenance
  • Boots up quickly in a matter of seconds
  • Enjoy apps with powerful performance
  • Go straight online to create, share and enjoy

We searched for this product high and low,
from House of Fraser to Tesco,
no one is selling it, we're sorry to say,
not 420 retailers nor anyone on eBay,
but please don't worry even if it hurts,
you can look for alternatives or

Forgotten your password?

More products

  1. Breadmakers
  2. Camcorders
  3. Coffee Makers
  4. Cookers
  5. Desktop Computers
  6. Digital TV Recorders
  1. Dishwashers
  2. DVD Players
  3. DVD Recorders
  4. Freezers
  5. Fridge Freezers
  6. Fridges
  1. Games Consoles
  2. Headphones
  3. Hi Fis
  4. Home Cinema Systems
  5. Irons
  6. Kettles
  1. Landline Phones
  2. Microwaves
  3. Ovens
  4. Printers
  5. Radios
  6. Sat Navs
  1. Speakers
  2. Toasters
  3. Tumble Dryers
  4. TV Stands and Mounts
  5. Vacuum Cleaners
  6. Washer Dryers
See all products