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Samsung Chromebook 2 (13-inch)

Samsung joins the Chromebook makeover party with two new models -- an 11.6-incher that will retail for $319 and a 13.3-inch model that will hit for $399.

March 3, 2014

MSRP: $399.00

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Your next Chromebook will add power, battery life, according to Google and Intel

New and updated Chrome OS laptops and boxes, with faster processors and longer battery life, are highlighted at a joint press preview.

By May 6, 2014

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Samsung's Chromebook Series 5 550: the second generation

One year later, the newest second-generation Samsung Series 5 Chromebook has a faster processor and more RAM along with a better Chrome OS...but it's more expensive than an iPad 2. That just doesn't make much sense.

By May 29, 2012

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Why Google built the pricey, powerful Chromebook Pixel

With Chrome OS foundering, the company needed to take a bold step to kick-start its cloud vision.

By March 1, 2013

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Google offers low-budget ARM-based Chromebook

The browser-based laptop, weighing 2.5 pounds with an 11.6-inch screen, is "the best computer that's ever been designed" for a price of $249, Google says.

By October 18, 2012

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Samsung Chromebook makes CES cut, but Atom does not

Samsung's next-gen Chromebook will appear later this year. That's the plan, at least.

By January 11, 2012

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Windows user's open letter to Android boss Sundar Pichai

An event with Google's new head of Android is coming up, and Crave's Eric Mack has one request: that Google's ecosystem becomes awesome enough for him to leave Windows... for good.

By July 18, 2013

Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

The third version of Lenovo's ultralight 14-inch laptop, the X1 Carbon, gets nearly all the basics right while adding a few new twists, including a function key row that changes app by app.

February 11, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating February 11, 2014
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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14

Lenovo tries something new with the semi-hybrid IdeaPad Flex 14. The fold-back hinge is of dubious practical use, as it doesn't fold all the way down into a tablet, but if you pick the right configuration, this is still a good, inexpensive Core i5 laptop, even without the gimmicks.

October 8, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating October 8, 2013
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Sony XBR-X900B series

If you can stand its speakers, Sony's XBR-X900B will reward you with the best combination of audio and video quality you've ever seen (or heard).

June 24, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating June 24, 2014