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HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z
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Asus VivoBook X202E DH31T (black)

Asus VivoBook X202E DH31T (black)
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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

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Acer Aspire E1-572-6870

Acer Aspire E1-572-6870
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Price $399 at 1 store $479 to $699 at 6 stores $1,314 to $1,523 at 6 stores $1,129 at 1 store $479 to $549 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.5 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.5 stars out of 7 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date July 02, 2013 November 05, 2012 June 19, 2013 September 03, 2013 July 29, 2013
The Bottom Line HP revives an 11-inch favorite with the Pavilion TouchSmart 11z, but there are better performance-for-money deals to be had. It's great to see more touch-screen Windows 8 laptops under $600, but note that the Asus X202E requires some compromises in performance and battery life. If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment. A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price. As budget-friendly laptops go, the Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 is a good value with sufficient power for basic tasks, and it doesn't look bad, either.

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Product Description - 11.6 in - A4 A4-1250 - Windows 8 64 - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
ASUS V series - 3rd Gen Core i3
DH31T - 11.6 in i3-3217U - Windows 8 64-bit Edition - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
- 13 in - 4th gen Core i5
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i3 4010U - Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
Acer Aspire - 15.6 in - Core i5 4200U - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB
Packaged Quantity Info unavailable 1
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Software Included Info unavailable LoJack for Laptops
ASUS LifeFrame3
ASUS USB Charger+
McAfee Internet Security 2012
eManual
Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
ASUS WebStorage
ASUS Instant On
ASUS Game Park Console
ASUS WinFlash
ASUS Live Update
ASUS Power4 Gear Hybrid
ASUS Splendid
Adobe Reader
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Battery Info unavailable 2-cell
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System Type Info unavailable Notebook
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Display 11.6 in 1366 x 768
11.6 in LED backlight Yes 1366 x 768 / HD
13 in 3200 x 1800
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
15.6 in 1366 x 768
Graphics Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD 4400
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Operating System Windows 8 64
Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 8.1
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 11.4 in x 8.5 in x 0.86 in
11.9 in x 7.9 in x 0.9 in
13.6 mm
15.5 mm
15 in x 10.1 in x 1 in
Storage 500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
Info unavailable 128 GB SSD
500 GB
Weight 3.08 lbs
2.9 lbs
3.06 lbs
3.1 lbs
4.5 lbs
Optical Drive Info unavailable None
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Networking 802.11 b/g/n
802.11n , 10/100 Ethernet
Bluetooth 4.0
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Processor AMD A4 A4-1250 / 1 GHz / 1 MB Cache
3rd Gen Core i3
Intel 3 i3-3217U / 1.8 GHz
Intel 4th gen Core i5
Intel 4th gen Core i3 4010U / 1.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Intel Core i5 4200U
Memory 4 GB DDR3
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Info unavailable 4 GB
4 GB
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