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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Price $229 to $269 at 7 stores $247 to $249 at 2 stores $318 at 1 store $299 to $323 at 3 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)
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!
Release date October 18, 2012 October 08, 2013 February 04, 2013 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. 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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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
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable 1
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Battery 2-cell - up to 6.3 hour(s)
Info unavailable 4-cell - up to 4.25 hour(s)
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System Type Chromebook
Info unavailable 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
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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
Storage 16 GB
16 GB SSD
16 GB SSD
32 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
11.3 in x 8 in x 0.8 in
Weight 2.4 lbs
2.3 lbs
4 lbs
2.98 lbs
Networking 802.11n None
Info unavailable 802.11n , 10/100 Ethernet
Bluetooth
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Optical Drive None
Info unavailable 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 2955U / 1.4 GHz
Memory 2 GB
Flash: 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
2 GB
2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
2 GB
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