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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Toshiba Chromebook

Toshiba Chromebook
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Price $229 to $269 at 7 stores $229 to $249 at 3 stores $309 at 1 store $278 to $329 at 8 stores
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3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    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: 7.5 (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 5.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date October 18, 2012 October 08, 2013 February 04, 2013 November 12, 2012 December 19, 2013
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. Toshiba enters the growing Chromebook market with the first 13-inch model. It's a great size for switching between travel and home/office use and feels comfortable to type on, but other Chromebooks offer more features for the same price.

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Product Description Samsung Series 3 - 11.6 in 5 - Google Chrome OS - 2 GB RAM - 16 GB
XE303C12 - Exynos 5 - 16 GB Flash
- 11.6 in - Exynos - Google Chrome OS - 2 GB RAM - 16 GB SSD
HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook 14-c010us - 14 in - Celeron 847 - Google Chrome OS - 2 GB RAM - 16 GB SSD
- 11.6 in - Google Chrome OS - 320 GB HDD
Acer Chromebook C7 - Celeron - 2 GB RAM
- 13.3 in - Celeron 2955U - Google Chrome OS - 2 GB RAM - 16 GB SSD
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable 1
1
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Software Included Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Google Drive (100 GB Cloud Storage)
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Battery 2-cell - up to 6.3 hour(s)
Info unavailable 4-cell - up to 4.25 hour(s)
up to 3.5 hour(s)
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System Type Chromebook
Info unavailable Chromebook
Chromebook
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Display 11.6 in
LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
11.6 in
14 in LED backlight HD BrightView 1366 x 768 / HD
11.6 in 1366 x 768
LED backlight / HD
13.3 in 1366 x 768
Graphics Info unavailable Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics
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Operating System Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Storage 16 GB
16 GB SSD
16 GB SSD
320 GB HDD
16 GB SSD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 11.4 in x 8.1 in x 0.7 in
11.7 in x 7.75 in x 0.69 in
13.7 in x 9.4 in x 0.8 in
1 in
12.9 in x 8.9 in x 0.8 in
Weight 2.4 lbs
2.3 lbs
4 lbs
3 lbs
3.3 lbs
Networking 802.11n None
Info unavailable 802.11n , 10/100 Ethernet
Bluetooth
802.11a/b/g/n
802.11b/g/n
Optical Drive None
Info unavailable None
None
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Processor 5 / 1.7 GHz / 1 MB Cache
Samsung Exynos 5
ARM Exynos
Intel Celeron 847 / 1.1 GHz / 2 MB Cache
Intel
Celeron
Intel Celeron 2955U / 1.4 GHz
Memory 2 GB
Flash: 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
2 GB
2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
2 GB
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