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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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Razer Edge Pro (Core i7/256GB)

Razer Edge Pro (Core i7/256GB)
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Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488

Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488
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Price $229 to $269 at 7 stores
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: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 19 reviews 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review 3.0 stars out of 8 reviews
Release date October 18, 2012 October 02, 2012 March 28, 2013 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. The Razer Edge is one of the most inventive PC gaming devices in years, but you'll pay a premium for portability and proprietary add-ons. Considering the total package of features and price, the Acer Aspire M5 feels like a safe bet if you want an all-encompassing Windows 8 laptop with touch that won't cost a fortune.

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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
- 3rd Gen Core i7 - Microsoft Windows 8 - 8 GB RAM
Razer Edge Pro - 10.1 in i7-3517U - 256 GB SSD
Acer Aspire - 14 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 3317UB - Microsoft Windows 8 - 6 GB RAM - 500 GB
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
Info unavailable
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 Info unavailable
Battery 2-cell - up to 6.3 hour(s)
4-cell - up to 8 hour(s)
Info unavailable Info unavailable
System Type Chromebook
Ultrabook
Slate Tablet PC
Info unavailable
Display 11.6 in
LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
13.3 in
LED backlight Yes VibrantView 1600 x 900 / HD+
10.1 in Yes 1366 x 768 / HD
14 in
Graphics Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE / Intel HD Graphics 4000 - 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
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Operating System Google Chrome OS
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8
Storage 16 GB
128 GB SSD
256 GB SSD
500 GB
Dimensions (WxDxH) 11.4 in x 8.1 in x 0.7 in
17 mm
13.1 in x 8.9 in
11 in x 0.8 in x 7 in
13.39 in x 9.65 in x 0.81 in
Weight 2.4 lbs
3.4 lbs
33.9 oz
4.63 lbs
Networking 802.11n None
802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11n
Bluetooth 4.0
Info unavailable
Optical Drive None
None
Info unavailable Info unavailable
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
3 i7-3517U / 1.9 GHz ( 3 GHz ) / 4 MB Cache
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 3317UB
Memory 2 GB
Flash: 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
8 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
6 GB
Mechanical Design Info unavailable 360 degree flip design
No keyboard
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