Samsung keeps the nice-looking design of its previous 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 while making it a little more durable and puts live support help just a click away, making it a noteworthy update to the company's Chrome-computing lineup.
Atom is moving on up -- to the Pentium and Celeron branding. And Intel is renaming the architecture too.
It looks more expensive than it is, and its performance is in line with other budget systems (read: acceptable for basic use), but weak battery life keeps the Acer TravelMate 2480-2153 from replacing a Gateway model as our favorite low-cost laptop.
If you're still considering an Intel Celeron processor for a midsize laptop in 2012, the Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542 at least turns on and lets you surf the Web, if slowly.
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If you're still considering an Intel Celeron processor for a midsize laptop in 2012, the Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542 at least turns on and surfs the Web, if slowly.
Best Buy is launching its lowest-advertised-price laptop to date--and it's definitely a laptop, not a Netbook.
HP's small-form-factor Pavilion s7500y Slimline is compact and configurable, with features such as a TV tuner, but we wish the upgrade options included newer, more powerful CPUs.
This configuration is no longer available from HP.
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