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Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488

Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
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Razer Edge Pro (Core i7/256GB)

Razer Edge Pro (Core i7/256GB)
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Samsung Chromebook Series 3

Samsung Chromebook Series 3
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Price $229 to $269 at 6 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 8 reviews 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review 3.5 stars out of 19 reviews
Release date September 26, 2012 October 02, 2012 March 28, 2013 October 18, 2012
The Bottom Line Considering the total package of features and price, the Acer Aspire M5 feels like a safe bet if you want an all-encompassing Windows 8 laptop with touch that won't cost a fortune. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a convertible touch-screen laptop/tablet that most importantly doesn't compromise the traditional laptop experience. The Razer Edge is one of the most inventive PC gaming devices in years, but you'll pay a premium for portability and proprietary add-ons. The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users.

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Product Description Acer Aspire - 14 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 3317UB - Microsoft Windows 8 - 6 GB RAM - 500 GB
- 13.3 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Microsoft Windows 8
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 i5-3317U - 8 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
- 3rd Gen Core i7 - Microsoft Windows 8 - 8 GB RAM
Razer Edge Pro - 10.1 in i7-3517U - 256 GB SSD
Samsung Series 3 - 11.6 in 5 - Google Chrome OS - 2 GB RAM - 16 GB
XE303C12 - Exynos 5 - 16 GB Flash
Packaged Quantity Info unavailable 1
1
1
Software Included Info unavailable Intel AppUp Center
Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync
Ebay
CyberLink Youcam
Skype
Amazon Kindle
Lenovo OneKey Recovery
Nitro Pro (90-days trial)
Rara Streaming
Birzzle
Lenovo Motion Control
Lenovo Transition
McAfee Internet Security Suite (30 days trial)
EverNote
Lenovo Support
AccuWeather
Lenovo Companion
Lenovo Energy Management
Absolute Reminder
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Battery Info unavailable 4-cell - up to 8 hour(s)
Info unavailable 2-cell - up to 6.3 hour(s)
System Type Info unavailable Ultrabook
Slate Tablet PC
Chromebook
Display 14 in
13.3 in
LED backlight Yes VibrantView 1600 x 900 / HD+
10.1 in Yes 1366 x 768 / HD
11.6 in
LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
Graphics Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE / Intel HD Graphics 4000 - 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Info unavailable
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8
Google Chrome OS
Dimensions (WxDxH) 13.39 in x 9.65 in x 0.81 in
17 mm
13.1 in x 8.9 in
11 in x 0.8 in x 7 in
11.4 in x 8.1 in x 0.7 in
Storage 500 GB
128 GB SSD
256 GB SSD
16 GB
Weight 4.63 lbs
3.4 lbs
33.9 oz
2.4 lbs
Networking Info unavailable 802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11n
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11n None
Optical Drive Info unavailable None
Info unavailable None
Processor Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 3317UB
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 3rd Gen Core i7
3 i7-3517U / 1.9 GHz ( 3 GHz ) / 4 MB Cache
5 / 1.7 GHz / 1 MB Cache
Samsung Exynos 5
Memory 6 GB
8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
8 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
2 GB
Flash: 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Mechanical Design Info unavailable 360 degree flip design
No keyboard
Info unavailable
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