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Samsung's midprice Series 5 UltraTouch looks and feels like a more expensive machine, but keeps it simple by skipping the complex hybrid mechanics of so many new Windows 8 systems.
The 4-pound Samsung Series 5 isn't as light and portable as some slim 14-inch laptops, but this AMD-powered version can be found at a significant discount if you shop around.
This midprice slim laptop gets a new body, plus a touch screen and backlit keyboard.
Despite solid hardware, great battery life, and fast startup, we can't recommend the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 until and unless Google improves the Chrome OS.
How compelling is a hybrid laptop/tablet solution with Windows 8? Samsung's ultraportable solution follows a form we're likely to see a lot of this fall.
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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.
BMW announced specifications and released photos of a new hybrid coming to its lineup, the ActiveHybrid 5. This car joins the ActiveHybrid 7, using BMW's new hybrid system to generate extra power and get better fuel economy.
Automotive News reports on the low sales numbers for the BMW 5-series Gran Turismo.
CNET Car Tech reviews the 2010 BMW 550i Gran Turismo.
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