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Samsung Chromebook Series 3

Samsung Chromebook Series 3
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Acer C7 Chromebook

Acer C7 Chromebook
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Dell XPS 12

Dell XPS 12
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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 $685 to $689 at 2 stores $599 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 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 27 reviews 3.0 stars out of 19 reviews 2.0 stars out of 5 reviews
Release date October 18, 2012 November 12, 2012 August 28, 2012 September 26, 2012
The Bottom Line The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users. 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. 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. 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
- 11.6 in - Google Chrome OS - 320 GB HDD
Acer Chromebook C7 - Celeron - 2 GB RAM
- 12.5 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 3317U - Microsoft Windows 8 - 4 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
Info unavailable 1
Software Included Info unavailable Google Drive (100 GB Cloud Storage)
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Battery 2-cell - up to 6.3 hour(s)
up to 3.5 hour(s)
Info unavailable 4-cell - up to 5 hour(s)
System Type Chromebook
Chromebook
Info unavailable Notebook
Display 11.6 in
LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
11.6 in 1366 x 768
LED backlight / HD
12.5 in 1920 x 1080
15.6 in LED backlight Yes CineCrystal 1366 x 768 / HD
Graphics Info unavailable Info unavailable Intel HD 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Operating System Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Storage 16 GB
320 GB HDD
128 GB SSD
500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
Dimensions (WxDxH) 11.4 in x 8.1 in x 0.7 in
1 in
12.48 in x 8.46 in x 0.79 in
15 in x 10 in x 1 in
Weight 2.4 lbs
3 lbs
3.35 lbs
5.3 lbs
Networking 802.11n None
802.11a/b/g/n
802.11a/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 4.0 HS
Optical Drive None
None
Info unavailable DVD SuperMulti
Processor 5 / 1.7 GHz / 1 MB Cache
Samsung Exynos 5
Intel
Celeron
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 3317U / 2.6 GHz
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
2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
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