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Samsung Chromebook Series 3

Samsung Chromebook Series 3
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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 $184 to $275 at 8 stores $417 to $649 at 2 stores $199 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 19 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 27 reviews
Release date October 18, 2012 October 02, 2012 November 12, 2012
The Bottom Line The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users. 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 Samsung Series 3 - 11.6 in 5 - Google Chrome OS - 2 GB RAM - 16 GB
XE303C12 - Exynos 5 - 16 GB Flash
- 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 1
1
1
Software Included Info unavailable Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview
Google Drive (100 GB Cloud Storage)
Battery 2-cell - up to 6.3 hour(s)
4-cell - up to 13 hour(s)
up to 3.5 hour(s)
System Type Chromebook
Notebook
Chromebook
Display 11.6 in
LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
11.6 in
LED backlight Yes VibrantView 1366 x 768 / HD
11.6 in 1366 x 768
LED backlight / HD
Graphics Info unavailable Ultra-Low Power GeForce
Info unavailable
Operating System Google Chrome OS
Microsoft Windows RT
Google Chrome OS
Storage 16 GB
Info unavailable 320 GB HDD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 11.4 in x 8.1 in x 0.7 in
15.6 mm
11.7 in 0.6 in
1 in
Weight 2.4 lbs
2.8 lbs
3 lbs
Networking 802.11n None
802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11a/b/g/n
Optical Drive None
None
None
Processor 5 / 1.7 GHz / 1 MB Cache
Samsung Exynos 5
ARM
Tegra 3 1.4 GHz / 1 MB Cache
Intel
Celeron
Memory 2 GB
Flash: 16 GB DDR3L 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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