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Samsung Chromebook Series 3

Samsung Chromebook Series 3
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
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Acer Aspire S7-391-9886

Acer Aspire S7-391-9886
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Price $223 to $283 at 7 stores $1,264 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 19 reviews 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date October 18, 2012 October 02, 2012 September 26, 2012
The Bottom Line The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a convertible touch-screen laptop/tablet that most importantly doesn't compromise the traditional laptop experience. 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 Samsung Series 3 - 11.6 in 5 - Google Chrome OS - 2 GB RAM - 16 GB
XE303C12 - Exynos 5 - 16 GB Flash
- 13.3 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Microsoft Windows 8
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 i5-3317U - 8 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
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
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
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 2-cell - up to 6.3 hour(s)
4-cell - up to 8 hour(s)
4-cell - up to 6 hour(s)
System Type Chromebook
Ultrabook
Ultrabook
Display 11.6 in
LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
13.3 in
LED backlight Yes VibrantView 1600 x 900 / HD+
13.3 in LED backlight Yes 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
Graphics Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Operating System Google Chrome OS
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8
Storage 16 GB
128 GB SSD
256 GB
SSD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 11.4 in x 8.1 in x 0.7 in
17 mm
13.1 in x 8.9 in
12.7 in x 8.8 in x 0.5 in
Weight 2.4 lbs
3.4 lbs
2.9 lbs
Networking 802.11n None
802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0 HS
Optical Drive None
None
None
Processor 5 / 1.7 GHz / 1 MB Cache
Samsung Exynos 5
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 3rd Gen Core i7 3517UB
3 1.9 GHz ( 3 GHz ) / 4 MB Cache
Memory 2 GB
Flash: 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
4 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
Mechanical Design Info unavailable 360 degree flip design
Info unavailable
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