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The Hisense Chromebook

Hisense's first Chromebook is cheap, yet chic. Designed with students and budget shoppers in mind, it's compact, portable and inexpensive.

This is just one of several new low-cost Chromebooks released with a partnership with Google.

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Textured design

The computer has a plastic build, with a textured top cover that's easy to grip. It does however pick up a lot of fingerprints and smudges.

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Thin and trim

The laptop has a low profile, at 11.7 inches across and 0.6 inch thick.

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Compact build

With the lid closed, the laptop is still thin and easy to tote around.

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No heft here

This Chromebook weighs 3.3 pounds (1.2kg).

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Full-sized keyboard

You get a full-sized, wide keyboard, but the keys feel mushy when you type.

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Metal trackpad, plastic key

Though most of the machine is plastic, there's a metal trackpad and palm rest.

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Left side ports

The Chromebook has two USB ports, one on each side, and an HDMI port. The left side has the charging port as well.

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Right side ports

On the right, there's a microSD card slot and a headphone jack.

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Internal guts

Inside, it has a Rockchip 3288 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. There's also an ARM Mali 760 quad-core graphics chip.

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Chrome inside

True to its name, this laptop is running Chrome OS.

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Always online

With Chrome OS, you'll need to be online to do most tasks, since all of the programs run through the Chrome browser.

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Charger

The laptop gets its power from a proprietary charger.

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On sale now

You can pick up the Hisense Chromebook for $149 at Walmart.com and other retailers.

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