Samsung Chromebook Series 3 comparison

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Samsung Chromebook Series 3

Samsung Chromebook Series 3
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HP Chromebook 11

HP Chromebook 11
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HP Pavilion Chromebook 14

HP Pavilion Chromebook 14
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Acer C7 Chromebook

Acer C7 Chromebook
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Acer C720P Chromebook (C720P-2600)

Acer C720P Chromebook (C720P-2600)
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Price $229 to $283 at 8 stores $236 to $249 at 2 stores $269 to $323 at 3 stores
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3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 6.9 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.9 (3.0 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 19 reviews 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews 3.5 stars out of 1 review 3.5 stars out of 27 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date October 18, 2012 October 08, 2013 February 04, 2013 November 12, 2012 January 03, 2014
The Bottom Line The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users. A fresh look and comfortable feel make HP’s 11-inch budget Chromebook an appealing bet, especially for households that need a cheap no-frills Web-surfing Google Netbook. If you’re not thinking about productivity, though, you’re better off with a tablet. The HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 advances the argument for Chrome as a low-cost mainstream computing environment, but the laptop's most noteworthy feature is a slightly bigger screen. At $199, the Acer C7 is an attractive proposition for anyone looking for a supercheap portable laptop, but the Chrome OS and short battery life mean you'll have to accept a lot of compromises. The Acer Chromebook C720P manages to get better at all the key things, adding up to a little laptop alternative that's better than any budget Chromebook we've seen before.

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