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Dell XPS 12

Dell XPS 12
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11
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Acer C7 Chromebook

Acer C7 Chromebook
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Price $727 to $998 at 6 stores $417 to $649 at 2 stores $199 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 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 3.0 stars out of 19 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 27 reviews
Release date August 28, 2012 October 02, 2012 November 12, 2012
The Bottom Line Dell has revamped its rotating Duo laptop concept into the much-improved XPS 12, but like most convertibles, it makes a better laptop than tablet. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 is a great laptop alternative that's unfortunately too bulky to completely replace your tablet. 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 - 12.5 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 3317U - Microsoft Windows 8 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
- 11.6 in - Microsoft Windows RT
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 2696 - Tegra 3 - 64 GB Flash - 2 GB RAM
- 11.6 in - Google Chrome OS - 320 GB HDD
Acer Chromebook C7 - Celeron - 2 GB RAM
Packaged Quantity Info unavailable 1
1
Software Included Info unavailable Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview
Google Drive (100 GB Cloud Storage)
Battery Info unavailable 4-cell - up to 13 hour(s)
up to 3.5 hour(s)
System Type Info unavailable Notebook
Chromebook
Display 12.5 in 1920 x 1080
11.6 in
LED backlight Yes VibrantView 1366 x 768 / HD
11.6 in 1366 x 768
LED backlight / HD
Graphics Intel HD 4000
Ultra-Low Power GeForce
Info unavailable
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows RT
Google Chrome OS
Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.48 in x 8.46 in x 0.79 in
15.6 mm
11.7 in 0.6 in
1 in
Storage 128 GB SSD
Info unavailable 320 GB HDD
Weight 3.35 lbs
2.8 lbs
3 lbs
Optical Drive Info unavailable None
None
Networking 802.11a/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11a/b/g/n
Processor Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 3317U / 2.6 GHz
ARM
Tegra 3 1.4 GHz / 1 MB Cache
Intel
Celeron
Memory 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Flash: 64 GB / RAM: 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM
2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Mechanical Design Info unavailable 360 degree flip design
Info unavailable
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