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Samsung Chromebook Series 3

Samsung Chromebook Series 3
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Dell XPS 12

Dell XPS 12
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Acer C7 Chromebook

Acer C7 Chromebook
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Price $229 to $269 at 6 stores $664 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 19 reviews 3.0 stars out of 19 reviews 3.5 stars out of 27 reviews
Release date October 18, 2012 August 28, 2012 November 12, 2012
The Bottom Line The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users. 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. 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 Samsung Series 3 - 11.6 in 5 - Google Chrome OS - 2 GB RAM - 16 GB
XE303C12 - Exynos 5 - 16 GB Flash
- 12.5 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 3317U - Microsoft Windows 8 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
- 11.6 in - Google Chrome OS - 320 GB HDD
Acer Chromebook C7 - Celeron - 2 GB RAM
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable 1
Software Included Info unavailable Info unavailable Google Drive (100 GB Cloud Storage)
Battery 2-cell - up to 6.3 hour(s)
Info unavailable up to 3.5 hour(s)
System Type Chromebook
Info unavailable Chromebook
Display 11.6 in
LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
12.5 in 1920 x 1080
11.6 in 1366 x 768
LED backlight / HD
Graphics Info unavailable Intel HD 4000
Info unavailable
Operating System Google Chrome OS
Microsoft Windows 8
Google Chrome OS
Storage 16 GB
128 GB SSD
320 GB HDD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 11.4 in x 8.1 in x 0.7 in
12.48 in x 8.46 in x 0.79 in
1 in
Weight 2.4 lbs
3.35 lbs
3 lbs
Networking 802.11n None
802.11a/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
802.11a/b/g/n
Optical Drive None
Info unavailable None
Processor 5 / 1.7 GHz / 1 MB Cache
Samsung Exynos 5
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 3317U / 2.6 GHz
Intel
Celeron
Memory 2 GB
Flash: 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
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