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Acer C7 Chromebook

Acer C7 Chromebook
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Toshiba Satellite U845t

Toshiba Satellite U845t
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HP Pavilion Chromebook 14

HP Pavilion Chromebook 14
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Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550
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Price $325 at 1 store $279 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.9 (3.0 stars)
2.0 stars Mediocre
    Overall score: 4.5 (2.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 27 reviews 2.5 stars out of 3 reviews 3.5 stars out of 1 review 4.5 stars out of 15 reviews
Release date November 12, 2012 January 06, 2013 February 04, 2013 October 18, 2012
The Bottom Line 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. While it's not going to dazzle anyone, the Toshiba Satellite U845T is a great example of exactly how much laptop $799 should buy in 2013. The HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 advances the argument for Chrome as a low-cost mainstream computing environment, but the laptop's most noteworthy feature is a slightly bigger screen. Despite solid hardware and a slightly improved Chrome OS, the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 comes with far too many caveats and compromises compared with similarly priced but more-capable tablets and laptops.

Basic specs

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Product Description - 11.6 in - Google Chrome OS - 320 GB HDD
Acer Chromebook C7 - Celeron - 2 GB RAM
- 14 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Microsoft Windows 8 - 6 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite U845t-S4165 i5-3337U
HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook 14-c010us - 14 in - Celeron 847 - Google Chrome OS - 2 GB RAM - 16 GB SSD
Samsung Series 5 - 12.1 in - Celeron 867 - Google Chrome OS - 4 GB RAM - 16 GB
XE550C22 SSD
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
Software Included Google Drive (100 GB Cloud Storage)
Toshiba Password Utility
Toshiba Recovery Media Creator
Toshiba Recovery DiskCreator
Toshiba Service Station
Skydrive Desktop
Toshiba Resolution+
SRS Premium Sound 3D
Adobe Flash Player
Norton Online Backup (30 days trial)
Toshiba PC Health Monitor
Toshiba HDD Protection
Intel Wireless Display Technology 3.0
Windows Live Movie Maker
Toshiba Eco Utility
WildTangent Game Console
Origin
Windows Live Essentials
Toshiba Sleep Utility
Toshiba App Place
Toshiba Book Place
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
Norton PC Checkup
Microsoft Office 365 (30 days trial)
Norton Internet Security (30 days subscription)
Toshiba Media Player
Norton Anti-Theft (30 days trial)
Toshiba Maintenance Utility
Windows Live Photo Gallery
Info unavailable Samsung Fast Start
Samsung Fast Booting
Battery up to 3.5 hour(s)
6-cell - up to 6.25 hour(s)
4-cell - up to 4.25 hour(s)
4-cell
System Type Chromebook
Ultrabook
Chromebook
Chromebook
Display 11.6 in 1366 x 768
LED backlight / HD
14 in 1366 x 768
LED backlight Yes TruBrite / HD
14 in LED backlight HD BrightView 1366 x 768 / HD
12.1 in
LED backlight 1280 x 800 / WXGA
Graphics Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics
Intel HD Graphics
Operating System Google Chrome OS
Microsoft Windows 8
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Storage 320 GB HDD
128 GB SSD
16 GB SSD
16 GB
SSD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 1 in
13.5 in x 9.1 in x 0.8 in
13.7 in x 9.4 in x 0.8 in
11.25 in x 8.3 in x 0.7 in
Weight 3 lbs
3.8 lbs
4 lbs
3.1 lbs
Networking 802.11a/b/g/n
802.11n , 10/100 Ethernet , None
802.11n , 10/100 Ethernet
Bluetooth
802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , Wireless cellular modem
Optical Drive None
None
None
Info unavailable
Processor Intel
Celeron
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
3 i5-3337U / 1.8 GHz ( 2.7 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel Celeron 847 / 1.1 GHz / 2 MB Cache
Intel Celeron 867
1.3 GHz / 2 MB Cache
Memory 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
6 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
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