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Acer: Chromebooks good, Windows 8 bad

Acer: Chromebooks good, Windows 8 bad

Acer expects Chrome OS to play an increasing role in its fortunes moving forward, as "Windows 8 itself is still not successful" according to the Taiwanese company's president. 5- to 10-percent of Acer's US shipments were Chromebooks such as the C7 ultraportable, Jim Wong told Bloomberg, and the company is confident that Chrome OS can sustain consumer interest in the face of what it sees as waning Windows 8 demand.

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HP Pavilion Chromebook leaked for February 17th

HP Pavilion Chromebook leaked for February 17th

This week it appears that HP is getting set up to work with a Pavilion-branded Chromebook, pumped up and ready to take action with the rest of the extremely inexpensive machines that Samsung and Acer have created thus far. We've had our hands-on review looks at the newest Samsung Series 3 Chromebook and Acer C7 Chromebook, now it's time for HP to bring what we're expecting will be one of the least hardcore versions of their lineup to the Chromebook world. I say least hardcore simply because HP has been known for and has proven to us that they are, indeed, hardcore with their Elite lineup top to bottom - with Chrome the game is altogether different.

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Samsung Chromebox with Intel Core i5 surfaces

Samsung Chromebox with Intel Core i5 surfaces

We'd reported on January 2 that the Series 3 Chromebox had received a design update, with Samsung rolling out a sleeker, rounded-edge model bearing the same specs as its predecessor. Now Samsung has pushed out another Chromebox model, this one running an Intel Core i5 processor in a more sophisticated-looking design. The device is available now for about $400.

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Acer C7 Chromebook Review

Acer C7 Chromebook Review

The Acer C7 Chromebook is the most recent addition to the Chromebook universe and one of Google's chosen few to be featured on their very own Chomebook portal. This device sits aside the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook as one of three (the other being a slightly higher-powered Samsung Chromebook 550.) This device reduces the baseline price of a Chromebook in general down to $199 and brings with it a slightly thicker and less MacBook Air-looking solution than Samsung's Series 3 - but where does that extra $50 USD go?

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Acer C7 Chromebook unveiled for $199

Acer C7 Chromebook unveiled for $199

In a move that will certainly have those of you thinking about getting a Chomebook jumping for joy, Acer and Google have announced a new C7 Chromebook for $199. This lovely machine is ready to take on the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook with a price that under-cuts that machine by $50! This machine has an 11.6-inch display and many of the same perks that come with the Samsung machine, starting with 100GB free storage for 2 years on Google Drive.

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