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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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 $223 to $269 at 7 stores $234 to $249 at 2 stores $299 to $323 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (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 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.5 stars out of 27 reviews
Release date October 18, 2012 October 08, 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 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
- 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 Info unavailable 1
Software Included Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Google Drive (100 GB Cloud Storage)
Battery 2-cell - up to 6.3 hour(s)
Info unavailable Info unavailable up to 3.5 hour(s)
System Type Chromebook
Info unavailable Info unavailable Chromebook
Display 11.6 in
LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
11.6 in
Info unavailable 11.6 in 1366 x 768
LED backlight / HD
Operating System Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Storage 16 GB
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
11.3 in x 8 in x 0.8 in
1 in
Weight 2.4 lbs
2.3 lbs
2.98 lbs
3 lbs
Networking 802.11n None
Info unavailable Info unavailable 802.11a/b/g/n
Optical Drive None
Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Processor 5 / 1.7 GHz / 1 MB Cache
Samsung Exynos 5
ARM Exynos
Intel Celeron 2955U / 1.4 GHz
Intel
Celeron
Memory 2 GB
Flash: 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
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