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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
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Samsung Chromebook Series 3

Samsung Chromebook Series 3
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Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488

Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488
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Acer Aspire S7-391-9886

Acer Aspire S7-391-9886
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Price $229 to $269 at 7 stores $1,269 at 1 store
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (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)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews 3.5 stars out of 19 reviews 3.0 stars out of 8 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date October 02, 2012 October 18, 2012 September 26, 2012 September 26, 2012
The Bottom Line The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a convertible touch-screen laptop/tablet that most importantly doesn't compromise the traditional laptop experience. The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users. 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. One of the few standout products from the first wave of Windows 8 laptops, the Acer Aspire S7 proves that Apple does not have a monopoly on great design.

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Product Description - 13.3 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Microsoft Windows 8
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 i5-3317U - 8 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
Samsung Series 3 - 11.6 in 5 - Google Chrome OS - 2 GB RAM - 16 GB
XE303C12 - Exynos 5 - 16 GB Flash
Acer Aspire - 14 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 3317UB - Microsoft Windows 8 - 6 GB RAM - 500 GB
Acer Aspire - 3rd Gen Core i7 3517UB - Microsoft Windows 8 - 4 GB RAM - 256 GB
S7-391-9886 - 13.3 in SSD
Packaged Quantity 1
1
Info unavailable 1
Software Included 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 McAfee Internet Security Suite (60 days trial)
Acer Theft Shield
Adobe Flash Player
AcerCloud
CyberLink MediaEspresso
Microsoft Office 2010 (Trial)
Acer Backup Manager
EgisTec MyWinLocker
Skype
Acer ePower Management
Acer Ring
newsXpresso
Windows Live Essentials
Acer eRecovery Management
Acer Crystal Eye
WildTangent (demo games)
Adobe Reader
Battery 4-cell - up to 8 hour(s)
2-cell - up to 6.3 hour(s)
Info unavailable 4-cell - up to 6 hour(s)
System Type Ultrabook
Chromebook
Info unavailable Ultrabook
Display 13.3 in
LED backlight Yes VibrantView 1600 x 900 / HD+
11.6 in
LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
14 in
13.3 in LED backlight Yes 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000
Info unavailable Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 4000
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8
Google Chrome OS
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8
Storage 128 GB SSD
16 GB
500 GB
256 GB
SSD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 17 mm
13.1 in x 8.9 in
11.4 in x 8.1 in x 0.7 in
13.39 in x 9.65 in x 0.81 in
12.7 in x 8.8 in x 0.5 in
Weight 3.4 lbs
2.4 lbs
4.63 lbs
2.9 lbs
Networking 802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11n None
Info unavailable 802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0 HS
Optical Drive None
None
Info unavailable None
Processor Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
5 / 1.7 GHz / 1 MB Cache
Samsung Exynos 5
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 3317UB
Intel 3rd Gen Core i7 3517UB
3 1.9 GHz ( 3 GHz ) / 4 MB Cache
Memory 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
2 GB
Flash: 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
6 GB
4 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
Mechanical Design 360 degree flip design
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
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