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 C720P Chromebook (C720P-2600)

Acer C720P Chromebook (C720P-2600)
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Acer C7 Chromebook

Acer C7 Chromebook
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Price $229 to $269 at 7 stores $247 to $249 at 2 stores $309 at 1 store $299 to $323 at 2 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)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 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 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.5 stars out of 27 reviews
Release date October 18, 2012 October 08, 2013 February 04, 2013 January 03, 2014 November 12, 2012
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. 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. 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.

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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
- Celeron 2955U - Google Chrome OS - 2 GB RAM - 32 GB SSD
- 11.6 in - Google Chrome OS - 320 GB HDD
Acer Chromebook C7 - Celeron - 2 GB RAM
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable 1
Info unavailable 1
Software Included Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Google Drive (100 GB Cloud Storage)
Battery 2-cell - up to 6.3 hour(s)
Info unavailable 4-cell - up to 4.25 hour(s)
Info unavailable up to 3.5 hour(s)
System Type Chromebook
Info unavailable Chromebook
Info unavailable Chromebook
Display 11.6 in
LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
11.6 in
14 in LED backlight HD BrightView 1366 x 768 / HD
Info unavailable 11.6 in 1366 x 768
LED backlight / HD
Graphics Info unavailable Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics
Info unavailable Info unavailable
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
32 GB SSD
320 GB HDD
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
11.3 in x 8 in x 0.8 in
1 in
Weight 2.4 lbs
2.3 lbs
4 lbs
2.98 lbs
3 lbs
Networking 802.11n None
Info unavailable 802.11n , 10/100 Ethernet
Bluetooth
Info unavailable 802.11a/b/g/n
Optical Drive None
Info unavailable None
Info unavailable None
Processor 5 / 1.7 GHz / 1 MB Cache
Samsung Exynos 5
ARM Exynos
Intel Celeron 847 / 1.1 GHz / 2 MB Cache
Intel Celeron 2955U / 1.4 GHz
Intel
Celeron
Memory 2 GB
Flash: 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
2 GB
2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
2 GB
2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
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