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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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Google Chromebook Pixel

Google Chromebook Pixel
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
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Price $229 to $269 at 7 stores $1,649 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)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 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 27 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews
Release date October 18, 2012 November 12, 2012 February 21, 2013 October 02, 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. Despite impressive hardware specs and solid industrial design, the Chromebook Pixel’s high price and cloud OS limitations make it impossible to recommend for the vast majority of users. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a convertible touch-screen laptop/tablet that most importantly doesn't compromise the traditional laptop experience.

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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
- 12.85 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Google Chrome OS - 4 GB RAM - 32 GB SSD
- 13.3 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Microsoft Windows 8
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 i5-3317U - 8 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
Packaged Quantity 1
1
Info unavailable 1
Software Included Info unavailable Google Drive (100 GB Cloud Storage)
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
Battery 2-cell - up to 6.3 hour(s)
up to 3.5 hour(s)
Info unavailable 4-cell - up to 8 hour(s)
System Type Chromebook
Chromebook
Info unavailable Ultrabook
Display 11.6 in
LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
11.6 in 1366 x 768
LED backlight / HD
12.85 in 2560 x 1700
13.3 in
LED backlight Yes VibrantView 1600 x 900 / HD+
Graphics Info unavailable Info unavailable Intel Graphics HD 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Operating System Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Microsoft Windows 8
Storage 16 GB
320 GB HDD
32 GB SSD
128 GB SSD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 11.4 in x 8.1 in x 0.7 in
1 in
297.7 mm x 224.6 mm x 16.2 mm
17 mm
13.1 in x 8.9 in
Weight 2.4 lbs
3 lbs
3.35 lbs
3.4 lbs
Networking 802.11n None
802.11a/b/g/n
802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
Optical Drive None
None
Info unavailable None
Processor 5 / 1.7 GHz / 1 MB Cache
Samsung Exynos 5
Intel
Celeron
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 1.8 GHz
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
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
8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Mechanical Design Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 360 degree flip design
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