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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 V5-571P-6499

Acer Aspire V5-571P-6499
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Price $229 to $269 at 7 stores $599 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)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 19 reviews 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews 2.0 stars out of 5 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. 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.

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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 i5
V5-571P-6499 - 15.6 in i5-3317U - Windows 8 64-bit Edition - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
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
Info unavailable
Battery 2-cell - up to 6.3 hour(s)
4-cell - up to 8 hour(s)
4-cell - up to 5 hour(s)
System Type Chromebook
Ultrabook
Notebook
Display 11.6 in
LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
13.3 in
LED backlight Yes VibrantView 1600 x 900 / HD+
15.6 in LED backlight Yes CineCrystal 1366 x 768 / HD
Graphics Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Operating System Google Chrome OS
Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Storage 16 GB
128 GB SSD
500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
Dimensions (WxDxH) 11.4 in x 8.1 in x 0.7 in
17 mm
13.1 in x 8.9 in
15 in x 10 in x 1 in
Weight 2.4 lbs
3.4 lbs
5.3 lbs
Networking 802.11n None
802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 4.0 HS
Optical Drive None
None
DVD SuperMulti
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
3rd Gen Core i5
Intel 3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 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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