Google Chromebook Buying Guide

google chromebooks samsung acerGoogle Chromebook Buying Guide with details about chromebooks’ product specifications, features, price comparisons and review. As of writing, Google Chromebooks are only available for sale at Amazon and BestBuy and manufactured exclusively by Samsung and Acer.

What is Google Chrome

Official video from Google introducing what chromebooks are and what they can do.

* You can also find more details in this Google Chromebooks video series

3G or Wi-Fi

First thing first, chromebooks are available for purchase with either Wi-Fi or 3G. Just like the Apple iPads, 3G models cost a little bit more since they include support for both 3G and Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi models supports Wi-Fi only and not 3G. Be sure to take this into consideration when making a buying decision.

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Technical Details and Features

- Chrome-based operating system
- Colors: Available in white and silver
- Intel® Atom™ processor N570 featuring a 512KB x 2 cache and 1.66GHz processor speed.
- 2GB DDR3 memory
- SuperBright 12.1″ WXGA high-resolution, non-glare display ideal for web browsing
- 16GB mSerial ATA (mSATA) Solid State Drive (SSD)
- Built-in webcam
- 2 USB ports
- Boots in less than 10 seconds and resumes instantly
- 6 cell battery supporting up to 8.5 hours of continuous use
- Size (LWH): 11.6 inches, 8.6 inches, 0.8 inches
- Weight: 3.26 pounds

Acer AC700 Chromebook Technical Details and Features

- Chrome-based operating system
- Colors: Available in Silver only
- Intel® Atom™ processor N570 featuring a 512KB x 2 cache and 1.66GHz processor speed.
- 2GB DDR3 memory
- 11.6″ HD display
- 16GB mSerial ATA (mSATA) Solid State Drive (SSD)
- Built-in webcam
- 2 USB ports
- Boots in less than 10 seconds and resumes instantly
- Up to 6 hours of continuous use
- Size (LWH): 8.06 inches, 11.24 inches, 1 inches
- Weight: 3.19 pounds

Google Chromebook Price Comparisons

Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook (Titan Silver)

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Samsung Series 5 Wi-Fi Chromebook (Titan Silver)

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Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook (Arctic White)

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Samsung Series 5 Wi-Fi Chromebook (Arctic White)

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Acer AC700 Chromebook (3G)

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Acer AC700 Chromebook (Wi-Fi)

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Which Google Chromebook To Buy?

In conclusion, we like the fact that Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks offers a larger display (12.1″ compared to Acer’s 11.6″) and a longer battery life (8.5 hours compared to Acer’s 6 hours) but recognize that they do cost a little bit more. Acer AC700 Chromebooks doesn’t cost as much as their Samsung counterparts. Being happy buyers/users of Acer’s laptops and netbooks for the past few years ourselves, we have to say that Acer is worth its salt and should be a good bet for your money.