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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
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Acer C7 Chromebook

Acer C7 Chromebook
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Acer Aspire V5-571P-6499

Acer Aspire V5-571P-6499
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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, Summer 2012)

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, Summer 2012)
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Price $199 at 1 store $539 at 1 store $1,000 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews 3.5 stars out of 27 reviews 2.0 stars out of 5 reviews 3.5 stars out of 20 reviews
Release date October 02, 2012 November 12, 2012 September 26, 2012 June 11, 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. 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. For under $700, the Acer Aspire V5 proves that a touch screen can work in a budget-priced Windows 8 laptop without cutting too many corners. This year's MacBook Air opts for gradual improvements rather than anything revolutionary, but lowered prices continue to make it the go-to mainstream recommendation for any MacBook owner-to-be.

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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
- 11.6 in - Google Chrome OS - 320 GB HDD
Acer Chromebook C7 - Celeron - 2 GB RAM
Acer Aspire - 3rd Gen Core i5
V5-571P-6499 - 15.6 in i5-3317U - Windows 8 64-bit Edition - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
Apple MacBook Air MacBook Air (13 in, Summer 2012) - 13.3 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB
Flash storage SSD
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
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
Google Drive (100 GB Cloud Storage)
Info unavailable Apple iCal
Apple QuickTime
Apple iTunes
Apple Spotlight
Drivers & Utilities
Apple Address Book
Apple iLife '11
Apple Safari
Apple Mac App Store
Apple Launchpad
Apple Mission Control
Apple FaceTime
Apple Time Machine
Apple Quick Look
Photo Booth
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Apple Versions
Apple AirDrop
Apple Auto Save
Apple Resume
Battery 4-cell - up to 8 hour(s)
up to 3.5 hour(s)
4-cell - up to 5 hour(s)
up to 7 hour(s)
System Type Ultrabook
Chromebook
Notebook
Notebook
Display 13.3 in
LED backlight Yes VibrantView 1600 x 900 / HD+
11.6 in 1366 x 768
LED backlight / HD
15.6 in LED backlight Yes CineCrystal 1366 x 768 / HD
13.3 in
LED backlight 1440 x 900 / WXGA+
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000
Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8
Google Chrome OS
Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Storage 128 GB SSD
320 GB HDD
500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
128 GB
Flash storage SSD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 17 mm
13.1 in x 8.9 in
1 in
15 in x 10 in x 1 in
12.8 in x 8.94 in x 0.68 in
Weight 3.4 lbs
3 lbs
5.3 lbs
2.96 lbs
Networking 802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11a/b/g/n
802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 4.0 HS
802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
Optical Drive None
None
DVD SuperMulti
None
Processor Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel
Celeron
3rd Gen Core i5
Intel 3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 1.8 GHz
( 2.8 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Memory 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB
DDR3L SDRAM
Mechanical Design 360 degree flip design
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
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