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ArmchairArchitect (Feb. 02, 2013 @ 8:37p)
Operating System Google Chrome OS Dimensions and weight1 Dimensions 285.4 x 204.8 x 25.54 mm (11.24 x 8.06 x 1 inches) Weight 1.45 kg (3.19 lbs)2 with 6-cell battery 1.34 kg (2.95 lbs)2 with 3-cell battery Color Matte black CPU and chipset1 IntelÂ® Atomâ„˘ processor N570 (1 MB L2 Cache, 1.66 GHz, DDR3 667 MHz, 8.5 W) Mobile IntelÂ® NM10 Express Chipset Memory1, 3, 4, Single-channel DDR3 SDRAM support with one soDIMM module: 2 GB of DDR3 system memory Display1 11.6" HD 1366 x 768 (WXGA) pixel resolution, high-brightness (200-nit) Acer CineCrystalâ„˘ LED-backlit TFT LCD Mercury-free, environment-friendly Ambient light sensor Graphics1 IntelÂ® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 (IntelÂ® GMA 3150), with 64 MB of dedicated system memory, supporting MicrosoftÂ® DirectXÂ® 9 Dual independent display support 16.7 million colors External resolution / refresh rate:4 HDMIÂ® port up to 1920 x 1080: 60 Hz HDMIÂ® (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) Storage Solid state drive 16 GB1, 6, Multi-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digitalâ„˘ (SD) Card, MultiMediaCardâ„˘ (MMC), Reduced-Size Multimedia Card (RS-MMC), Memory Stickâ„˘ (MS), Memory Stick PROâ„˘ (MS PRO), xD-Picture Cardâ„˘ (xD) Storage cards with adapter: miniSDâ„˘, microSDâ„˘, Memory Stick Duoâ„˘, Memory Stick PRO Duoâ„˘ Audio High-definition audio support Two built-in stereo speakers Built-in digital microphone Webcam Video conferencing solution,1 featuring: 1.3 MP webcam with LED indicator Wireless and networking WLAN1, 5, 6,: Acer InviLinkâ„˘ Nplifyâ„˘ 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIEDâ„˘ Supporting Acer SignalUpâ„˘ wireless technology WWAN:1, 11, CDMA2000 1x / EV-DO Rev. A UMTS/HSPA at 850/900/1900/2100 MHz and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, upgradable to 7.2 Mb/s HSDPA and 5.7 Mb/s HSUPA Power adapter and battery1 ACPI 3.0 CPU power management standard: supports Standby and Hibernation power-saving modes Power adapter 2-pin 40 W Acer MiniGo AC adapter: 93.2 (W) x 32.2 (D) x 42.5 (H) mm (3.66 x 1.26 x 1.67 inches) 180 g (0.39 lbs.)2 with 250 cm DC cable 210 g (0.47 lbs.)2 with 250 cm DC cable and one AC power plug Battery 49 Wh 4400 mAh 6-cell Li-ion battery pack Battery life: 6 hours9 24 Wh 4400 mAh 3-cell Li-ion battery pack Battery life: 3 hours9 Input and control1 Keyboard Google Chromeâ„˘ OS full-size keyboard with international language support, featuring: Browser controls: back/forward OS keys: reload, full screen, window switch, brightness up/down, volume up/down Power key Dedicated search key Touchpad Oversized fully clickable touchpad featuring click-anywhere functionality, supporting one-finger touch to left-click; two-finger touch to right-click; two-finger scrolling Input and output Multi-in-1 card reader (SDâ„˘, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD) Two USB 2.0 ports HDMIÂ® port Headphone/speaker jack with S/PDIF support Microphone-in jack DC-in jack for AC adapter Privacy control1 Kensington lock slot Trusted Platform Module (TPM) solution Eco compliance WEEE RoHS Mercury-free Options and accessories In-box: 6-cell Li-ion battery pack Optional: 3-cell Li-ion battery pack 6-cell Li-ion battery pack 2-pin 40 W Acer MiniGo AC adapter Options and accessories 1/2/4 GB DDR3 soDIMM module 6-cell Li-ion battery pack 9-cell Li-ion battery pack 3-pin 65 W AC adapter
I still prefer the Samsung version, slightly lighter, thinner, faster boot up time, battery life is almost twice as long.
posted: Nov. 13, 2012 @ 1:53p
Samsung version uses an arm cpu? this one uses Intel.
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posted: Nov. 13, 2012 @ 2:04p
Does anyone else think that the Samsung is worth the extra $50..?
posted: Nov. 13, 2012 @ 2:06p
samsung reliability and quality of build > acer
posted: Nov. 13, 2012 @ 2:17p
The killer will be if you can load something like win7 on this one. I know they have loaded ubuntu on the samsung one but I know at least a dozen people that would buy one today if they could dual boot it with windows.
posted: Nov. 13, 2012 @ 2:42p
The specs on this are almost identical to the Acer Aspire One ao756-2899 that I got at worst buy last week for about $230: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+-+Aspire+One+11.6%22+Netbook+-+2GB+Memory+-+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Ash+Black/6087545.p?id=1218716257333&skuId=6087545&st=ao756-2899&cp=1&lp=1#tab=specifications
I upgraded the RAM to 16GB and it really makes this a zippy, travel friendly laptop. The screen has surprisingly decent viewing angles for a low end laptop. Windows 7 and Windows 8 run great on it as well, especially after you install more RAM. If there are decent 7mm SSD deals on Black Friday, I'll be upgrading this to SSD, too.
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posted: Nov. 13, 2012 @ 2:52p
Normal retail price.
posted: Nov. 13, 2012 @ 3:16p
So is the processor an Intel Core or an Atom? Both are listed on top of the thread, albeit in different places.
posted: Nov. 13, 2012 @ 3:17p
Lugs said: Does anyone else think that the Samsung is worth the extra $50..?
I do. I have the Samsung chromebook and it's a zero-headache PC to give to my kids and their grandparents for their use (watching youtube videos, doing emails and surfing the net). Boots up in 8 seconds and, short of hurling it out the window, no way to hurt anything.
posted: Nov. 13, 2012 @ 3:31p
unmesh said: So is the processor an Intel Core or an Atom?
The Acer C7 uses a 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron 847 Sandy Bridge processor.
Can the passes be resold? If so, I am in for one! I would like to know that also I think I paid about $6 each for some delta ones on eBay If they work on multiple airlines it would make them more valuable I wonder if they are good for 2 years also I would wait until Best Buy has them and get reward zone points too
posted: Nov. 14, 2012 @ 12:58a
Yeah I'll echo this. If I can get $60-80 out of the passes then this is an automatic buy.
posted: Nov. 14, 2012 @ 10:17a
Can I use this with M$ SkyDrive? I got 25Gb free from them and that's my main cloud.
posted: Nov. 14, 2012 @ 10:34a
Would you be able to use this with dial up? Friends mom lives on island in San Juans and only has dial up as an option no wifi or 3g/4g coverage. Friend needs to get mom a simple, non windows machine.
posted: Nov. 14, 2012 @ 11:21a
what we can do with chrome book? how about MS Office?
posted: Nov. 14, 2012 @ 3:08p
Can you update the RAM just like a regular notebook?
So is it correct for me to think or plan on selling all 12 passes for ~$60?
posted: Nov. 17, 2012 @ 12:54a
I do think that would drop the value of the passes I might still be interested, If I could dual boot win 7 on the device it might be worth planning on doing my airplane surfing with it and being able to boot into windows for those things I need windows for
posted: Nov. 17, 2012 @ 1:20p
I don't see it available on Google play. When is this laptop on sale - where can I get the Samsung version of the Chromebook?
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 7:01p
I want to know : (1) how easy is it to access the hard drive and add memory? (2) can windows be installed for dual boot? I've seen it suggested that the bios is locked and it may be hard or impossible. (3) What is the voltage/amperage of the charger? (4) any info on third party battery compatibility?
The Samsung with its arm chip is a non starter. May be fine for someone with very limited needs (web browsing), but many want more functionality. Dual booting chrome and Windows would be really useful. Can't do that with arm (well maybe with windows rt, I think windows for arm is going to be a flop. Compatibility with the broad base of windows software is the only reason I can think of to buy a windows computer.) so this might be the perfect cheap laptop if it could dual boot chrome and Windows, especially if you could pop in a more powerful battery when needed. But no one seems to know if windows can be done.
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