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The new Chromebook is just under 2.5 pounds and is both sleeker and thinner. Battery life appears the same as Google says “up to 6.5 hours.” While the 1366 x 768 screen is 0.5-inches smaller, it’s not a detriment. Of course, the biggest change is the ARM processor inside. It’s a Samsung Exynos 5250, which is a dual core, next-generation Cortex-A15 chip of Samsung’s own design. It handles 1080p video just fine and runs the ChromeOS quite well. I’d say the performance is comparable to the Intel-powered Chromebook I have, but perhaps a half-step behind; at least in my few hours of using the device.

Price: $249

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OMG OMG where do i buy one!

is it possible to put android on it?
 
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It's not bad for 11.5 inches.
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It's not bad for 11.5 inches.

That's what she said haha

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It's not bad for 11.5 inches.

Nyea I guess but I'm using 1366x768 and I'm not pleased with the screen real estate, I always seem to need more.
post #7 of 37
Still not $100 or less? Still not buying.
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hmm, still not in the 150-200 range it needs to be in
i really hope this move to ARM works out better than using damn atoms, they should at least made like the broadcom bcm70015 part of the platform so it could have real video and flash acceleration.

anyways, anxious to try it lol
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this should really REALLY run android.. just the chrome browser is kinda sucky

I am sure people will hack it to run android. If/when they do I will buy one.
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Really impressed, def picking this up.
 
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