Pros

  • Good keyboard and clickpad
  • Fast boot and resume

Cons

  • Poor performance
  • Severly limited utility

At A Glance

The Series 5 is attractive and well built for its price, but Chrome OS offers such limited functionality that it's hard to recommend.

Manufacturer’s Description

Chromebooks are built and optimized for the web, where you already spend most of your computing time. So you get a faster, simpler and more secure experience without all the headaches of ordinary computers.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number XE500C21A03US
Processor
Processor type Intel Atom
Processor speed 1660.0 MHz
Cache size 1.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 12.1 inches
Display type Matte LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 16.0 GB
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Solid-State Drive
General Information
UPC Code 36725733510
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 8.5 hours
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces VGA
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Dimensions
Width 11.6 inches
Depth 8.6 inches
Height 0.08 inches
Weight 3.3 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)