Acer Undercuts Samsung with $199 C7 Chromebook

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zepolnavi

I'd rather pay $ 50 more for a Samsung, acer, why?? that quality is better than acer is the same quality as Compaq and Gateway, and to be honest these brands are crap ...

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satrain18

Because it's got a x86(Intel Celeron) CPU instead of ARM. This means you can posibly install DESKTOP Windows on it(not RT).

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Ryuka21

if you do some research Acer has a pretty good customer satisfaction rate, they just don't do any marketing to convince people other wise. but hey to each their own, every Samsung product I've owned died in less than 2 years in one way or another, so i see it exactly opposite. that said, if you take the 2 Chromebooks and compare them based on spec alone, i would go with the Samsung....... and probably an extended warranty.

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Jeff Yablon

... the Samsung just plain makes more sense: http://answerguy.com/2012/11/05/google-chromebook-desktops-browser-business-change/

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TrollBot5000

yeah other comments already touched on what I was going to say. thats not that bad for 200 bucks. You could easily whipe it and put linux on it. I mean its a celeron with 2gb ram so good luck putting windows on it and trying to game but something like Xubuntu would make for a nice little snappy machine in lieu of spending more on a tablet. Perfect frugal christmas gift. :P

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j_j_montez

At least it's running real laptop hardware this time, and depending on the BIOS, could run additional OSs. I'd like to see if that 320GB hard drive can be swapped out for an SSD to increase the boot time. Needless to say, I am more interested in this than the Samsung Chromebook. $200 seems to be a nice spot for trying this out.

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Carbira1

I would consider buying this if I could dual boot into Windows or Ubuntu for when I an offline. This really is a great price no matter what OS is on it.

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willierias@hotm...

Celeron processor? Really?

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jason2393

Since the OS is capable of running on ARM, you don't exactly need a state of the art x86 chip. Plus, this Celeron (actually the 847) is a Sandy Bridge chip, so it's not -that- terrible...

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Baer

Meh!

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