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Troubleshooting ¶ 

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Samsung Chromebook XE500C21 Troubleshooting.

Identification and Background ¶ 

The Samsung Chromebook XE500C21 (or series 5) was released in June of 2011. It is a portable computer in which all functions are performed by applications on the web browser (Google Chrome) as opposed to on the computer itself. This device and a version created by Acer were the first commercially available Chromebooks after the initial prototype Cr-48.

The Chromebook runs Chrome OS, Google’s operating system and it is optimized for Google’s apps, such as Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Calendar. Chromebooks are very affordable, and provide free cloud storage.

Tech Specs ¶ 

CPU

  • Intel® ATOM N570 Processor

Operating System

  • Chrome OS

Memory

  • 2GB (DDR3) - Max. System Memory

Storage

  • 16GB SSD (mSATA)

Graphics

  • Intel® NM10 Express Chipset (Integrated)

Dimensions

  • 11.6" x 0.8" x 8.6"

Sound & Camera

  • Stereo Speaker
  • Web Camera

Display

  • 12.1" LED (WXGA)(1280x800)

Weight

  • Starting at 3.06 lbs / 1.38 kg

I/O Ports

  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • Headphone jack
  • Microphone jack
  • VGA via dongle adapter port
  • 4-in-1 Memory Card Reader that supports SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC

Input

  • Trackpad
  • Keyboard

Wireless Connectivity

  • 802.11 b/g/n

Power

  • AC Adapter (40W)
  • Capacity (8280 mAh)

Battery Life

  • Up to 8.5 hours / 6-cell battery

Design

  • Arctic White and Titan Silver

Additional Information ¶ 

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