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Samsung Series 3 Chromebox

by Samsung
93 customer reviews
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  • Intel Core™ processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 16GB Hard Drive
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Google Chrome OS
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Product Description

Product Description

Samsung XE300M22 Nettop Computer - Intel Celeron B840 1.90 GHz - Black XE300M22-A01US 16

Skip the waiting and forget the setup. With the innovative, web-optimized Samsung Chromebox Series 3 desktop computer, you can go straight online to create content, share favorite moments, and enjoy entertainment at the drop of a hat--the Chromebox will wake from sleep in just 1 second!

Chromebox features a streamlined user interface, making it easier for you to navigate the Web--where you already spend most of your computing time. All your apps, documents, and settings are stored safely in the cloud. Every Chromebox runs thousands of web apps, from games to spreadsheets to photo editors. And you'll get advanced technology to help prevent malware and viruses from accessing your data without you ever having to lift a finger.

This Chromebox (model XE300M22-A01US) features a dual-core Intel processor, ultra-fast Wireless-N networking, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, 16 GB of internal storage,, and two DisplayPort video outputs plus a DVI video output port.

The Faster, More Powerful Chromebox


About the Chromebox

Boots in seconds. Thousands of apps. Backs up files automatically in the cloud.


Boots in Seconds

Boots up in 7 seconds, resumes instantly and loads web pages blazingly fast.


Thousands of Apps

Built-in apps and thousands more from the Chrome Web Store.


No Hassles

Multiple layers of security so you don't need to install anti-virus software.


Cloud built-in

Save your stuff in the cloud so you can access your stuff from anywhere.

The (always) New Computer

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The (always) new computer.

Chromeboxes are fast to use, and don't slow down over time. They have layers of security built-in, so don't need to buy or install antivirus software. They come with apps for all your everyday needs, and keep your files safely backed up on the cloud. And with free, automatic updates, your Chromebox keeps getting better and better.

auto update
Automatic Updates

Chromeboxes automatically update themselves: all of your apps stay up-to-date, and you get the latest version of the operating system without having to think about it.

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No Blue Screen

You'll never see a blue screen. Chromeboxes are built to get technology out of the way. Say goodbye to installing patches, as well.

Built-in Virus Protection

Your Chromebox has virus protection is built-in, with multiple layers of security like sandboxing, data encryption and verified boot.

Get Going in Just 1 Second

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Be more productive and stay entertained.

Get quickly to the things you love on a Chromebox. Boot up in seconds, resume instantly and load web pages blazingly fast. Access all your favorite apps in one click with the app launcher. Unlike traditional computers, your Chromebox doesn't slow down over time.

Fast Booting

The world's fastest booting Chromebox boots-up in just 7 seconds.

Fast Start

It wakes from sleep in 1 second. Simply press the power button and you're ready to go!

Be More Productive

Now you can multitask with ease and get even more done. A powerful Intel Sandy Bridge dual-core processor and 4 GB RAM ensure you can simultaneously open twice as many browser windows as Intel Atom-based Chromeboxes.

Dual Core Processor

You can enjoy faster Web browsing, office tasks, and music or video conversion, with much less waiting for a response.

16 GB Solid State Drive

Get the information you need--when you need it. A Solid State Drive (SSD) provides significantly faster start up and data access times compared to a HDD.

Do Everyday Things. Do Amazing Things.

Go straight online to creating, sharing and enjoying. Edit photos, listen to music, and watch high-definition video. Collaborate on documents in real-time and chat face-to-face.

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Full-sized keyboard and wireless mouse available separately (view larger).

Collaborate on Documents

Create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and drawings with apps like Google Docs, Zoho and SlideRocket. With productivity apps, you can collaborate in real-time with others, access your documents from any computer, and have your files backed up automatically. Access other everyday files using the built-in PDF and document viewer.

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Thousands of apps.

Sync Your Stuff

Files, bookmarks, and apps that you change on your Chromebox instantly update on your other devices running the Chrome browser.

Thousands of Apps

Chromeboxes have built-in Apps and runs thousands more from the Chrome Web Store.

Full-Sized Keyboard Designed for Chrome (Not Included)

An optional keyboard is optimized for Chrome with a dedicated search key, a row of web-enabled keys, and a comfortable, full-size layout that doesn't cramp your fingers, so you can get more done. Available for purchase separately.

Key Specifications

1.9 GHz Intel Celeron dual-core processor (2 MB cache)

16 GB solid-state drive (SSD)

4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; maximum)

Intel HD Graphics

Built-in 2-watt mono speaker

Dimensions and Weight: 7.5 x 7.5 x 1.28 inches (WxDxH); 2.64 pounds

Wireless & Networking

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
  • Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 6 standard USB 2.0 ports (4 rear, 2 front)
  • 2 DisplayPort video outputs
  • DVI video output
  • Microphone and headphone combo jack
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What's in the Box

Samsung Chromebox Series 3 550 (model XE300M22-A01US), power adapter, operating instructions; backed by 1-year limited warranty

Product Information

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Processor1.9 GHz Celeron B840
Hard Drive16 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Brand NameSamsung
SeriesChromebox Series 3
Item model numberXE300M22-A01US
Operating SystemGoogle Chrome OS
Item Weight2.6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H7.50 x 7.50 x 1.28 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank
Shipping Weight2.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableMay 29, 2012
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

178 of 185 people found the following review helpful By mr pickle on July 17, 2012
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I decided to order the Chrome Box after a long decision making process. My mother who is close to 80 was always calling me about a virus, forgotten password, virus software or firewall message, foo-king windows update etc. the list goes on and on!
My mother only uses the PC for email, Facebook, and her games like Farmville (Ah!) so I thought this would be a great fit for her needs. Shortly after unpacking the Chrome Box, plugging in her old USB mouse, keyboard then old monitor it was up and running (after an initial update that took about ten minutes).
I had her create a Gmail account and she was quickly on her way. This really does boot up between 5 and 7 seconds ... amazing! She was able to play all of her games on Facebook, Farmville and Bejeweled (Ah! Again), and all her other sites. After seeing some of the reviews I was concerned about some sites not working. Went to CNN and had her click on several videos and repeated this on the Yahoo news site, video ran better then on my expensive machines.

My mom now lives happily inside the Chrome browser and I have a lot more free time! no more phone calls, snicker snicker:)
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67 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Kent A. Henderson on August 3, 2012
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I just purchased my 4th chromebox today for our business. I also have 2 chromebooks (since June 2011) for a total of 6 Chrome OS devices. I am a business owner and a Google Apps for business customer. Also, understand that we are not just Apps users, we are fully engaged/entrenched. We use Google Apps to it's fullest including using Google Drive like a file server and Google Cloud Print for printing services and Google Voice/Chat. For a guy like me, these are dream machines. These are used in a business environment. I am the owner of a small business with 14 employees. When I say these are dream machines, I mean they are dreamy for me as the owner/IT guy/bathroom cleaner guy/light switch operator guy, etc. I always hated IT issues and the last computer on the network, the one the person puts their hands on, is always the one that consumed the majority of my time. We use(d) Windows, Mac, Ubuntu, and now Chrome OS. My employees now fight over the Chrome OS devices. The absolute simplicity of the is truly remarkable. As the IT guy, I don't even have to remove it from the box. It arrives from Amazon, and I hand it to the person and tell them to login with their gmail credentials. That's it. Done. They log in the first time and there is their browser, opened with their tabs, bookmarks, password credential, auto-fill settings, printers, etc. My job is done.

This is kind of a side note of elation. With our accounting, CRM, and ERP software all provided as a service in a browser, Google Drive allowed me to shut down our last server (except for SIP-VOIP and Scanner/Document). We are server-less (except the afforementioned). Now all I have to maintain is a DHCP server. I hate to sound giddy, but, really I am. This is the future.
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By D. M. Carson on October 20, 2012
For the past few months, I'd been looking for a new home computer to replace my aging MacBook Pro. As I began to consider my options and take an inventory of how me and my wife were using our home computer, I began to realize that a Chromebox might be a good option for us. I bought one (with an i5 processor) off ebay for $300 a couple of weeks ago (as opposed to the $329 retail models that come with a Celeron processor), and now that I've had it up and running for a few days I can give a report. I think for a lot of people, it might be a good alternative to a Windows or Mac PC.

In considering whether to get a Chromebox, I read a lot of commentary about them, most of it negative. The main argument against them makes a lot of sense: why would you buy a computer that only runs the Chrome browser and nothing else, when for more or less the same price you could buy a PC that will also run the Chrome browser, but in addition has the potential to do a million and one other things as well? If you really like Chrome so much, just buy a cheap PC and download the Chrome browser.

I think it's a good argument, but it was ultimately unpersuasive to me.

Let me start by describing what me and my wife actually use our home computer for. When I started to think about the idea of a web-only computer, I realized that we are actually Google's target customers: we spend nearly all of our computer time in the cloud. Surfing the net is of course the main activity, but after that it's pretty much email, Facebook, Youtube, uploading and sharing photos, and Pandora, in more or less that order. The only major sort of higher-level activity that I (aspired to) do is access my corporate server through a remote desktop application.
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117 of 132 people found the following review helpful By J. Guidry on June 5, 2012
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I was getting ready to buy a new desktop when the chromebox came out, so this was a perfect opportunity to give it a try.

Overall it's a nice web browser. It boots fast, was easy to start using, and is great for doing anything on the web. The interface is pretty much like windows 7, but a little simpler.

I was having a grand old time playing with it, but a number of issues came up of basic things that just didn't work.

The main issue so far is that it doesn't support USB audio. I have three USB audio devices that didn't work. (integrated microphone/webcam in monitor, wired and wireless visa USB dongle headsets) What this means, in layman's terms, is that you would not be able to video chat without buying new equipment - you'd need to buy a headset with a single speaker/mic jack, like the old cell phone head sets used to have. Then you'd have to unplug your speakers and plug in your headset each time you wanted to chat.

When the Chromebox is powered off, but plugged in, it sends a huge buzz through the speaker cable that is unliveable. This doesn't happen when the computer is asleep; just powered off

After that, there's just a long list of little things... things like forward/back buttons on the mouse not working.

Overall, this is a nice little thing to play with, if you like new electronic toys. But, I wouldn't buy it for Mom just yet.
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