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Apple MacBook Pro Fall 2011 (2.2GHz Core i7, 15-inch)

Apple MacBook Pro Fall 2011 (2.2GHz Core i7, 15-inch)
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Samsung Chromebook Series 3

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Samsung QX410-J01

Samsung QX410-J01
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Price $184 to $275 at 8 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 28 reviews 3.5 stars out of 19 reviews 3.5 stars out of 42 reviews
Release date October 24, 2011 October 18, 2012 November 18, 2010
The Bottom Line A MacBook Pro is a significant investment, especially when adding in optional upgrades. Cost aside, there's not a better choice (there are, however, some close ties) for an all-around powerhouse that will work in the home, the office, and in between. The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users. Slickly designed and amply featured, the Samsung QX410 looks and plays the part of a more expensive high-end laptop at a price that's a solid value.

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Product Description MacBook Pro Fall 2011 - 15.4 in - 2nd Gen Core i7 - Apple Mac OS X Lion - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB
Apple MacBook Pro HDD
Samsung Series 3 - 11.6 in 5 - Google Chrome OS - 2 GB RAM - 16 GB
XE303C12 - Exynos 5 - 16 GB Flash
Samsung QX410 J01 - 14 in - Core i5 i5-460M - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition - 4 GB RAM - 640 GB HDD
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
Software Included Apple iCal
Apple QuickTime
Apple iTunes
Apple Spotlight
Drivers & Utilities
Apple Address Book
Apple Safari
Apple Mac App Store
Apple Launchpad
Apple Mission Control
Apple FaceTime
Apple iLife
Apple Time Machine
Apple Quick Look
Photo Booth
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Apple Versions
Apple AirDrop
Apple Auto Save
Apple Resume
Info unavailable Samsung Recovery Solution V
Samsung Fast Start
Samsung Easy Speed Up Manager
CyberLink Youcam
Samsung Easy Display Manager
Norton Internet Security (60 days subscription)
Battery up to 7 hour(s)
2-cell - up to 6.3 hour(s)
6-cell - up to 7 hour(s)
System Type Notebook
Chromebook
Notebook
Display 15.4 in
LED backlight 1440 x 900 / WXGA+
11.6 in
LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
14 in LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6750M / Intel HD Graphics 3000 - 512 MB GDDR5 SDRAM
Info unavailable NVIDIA GeForce 310M / Intel HD Graphics - 512 MB
Operating System Apple Mac OS X Lion
Google Chrome OS
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
Storage 500 GB / 5400 rpm
HDD
16 GB
640 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
Dimensions (WxDxH) 14.3 in x 9.8 in x 0.9 in
11.4 in x 8.1 in x 0.7 in
13.7 in x 9.7 in x 1.1 in
Weight 5.5 lbs
2.4 lbs
5.1 lbs
Networking 802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
802.11n None
802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
WiMAX
Optical Drive DVD-Writer DL
None
DVD SuperMulti DL
Processor Intel 2nd Gen Core i7 2.2 GHz / 6 MB Cache
5 / 1.7 GHz / 1 MB Cache
Samsung Exynos 5
Intel Core i5 i5-460M / 2.53 GHz ( 2.8 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Memory 4 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
2 GB
Flash: 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
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