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Samsung's Series 5 Chromebook features a 12-inch display and a similar design to Samsung's other Series 5 laptops, with a mostly plastic construction. It runs the new version of Chrome OS, including a desktop, of sorts. It also features an Intel Core processor with 4GB of RAM.

Description

Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 13 is an ultraportable notebook that can convert into a tablet. Using a dual-hinged display, the notebook folds into multiple positions for enhanced content enjoyment. Specifically, the IdeaPad Yoga features 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage.

The HP Envy 14 Spectre is an ultrabook with a 14-inch display. Its base configuration features an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD storage, and an backlit keyboard.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 2012

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: October 2012
  • Price at launch: $999.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Feb. 8, 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,399.00

Also Known As...

  • Alias: Spectre Ultrabook 14t-3200
  • Laptop type: Other, Budget
  • Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Color: Gray

Hardware

  • Laptop type: Ultraportable, Convertible tablet
  • Width: 13.1 inches
  • Depth: 8.9 inches
  • Thickness: 0.67 inches
  • Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Color: Gray, Orange
  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Width: 12.88 inches
  • Depth: 8.7 inches
  • Thickness: 0.79 inches
  • Weight: 3.98 pounds
  • Color: Silver / Black
  • Operating system: Chrome OS

Software

  • Operating system: Windows 8
  • Operating system: Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Screen size (diagonal): 12.1 inches
  • Display surface: Matte
  • Resolution (X): 1280 px
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px

Display (base)

  • Screen size (diagonal): 13.3 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1600 px
  • Resolution (Y): 900 px
  • PPI: 138.03
  • Touch technology: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 14 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1600 px
  • Resolution (Y): 900 px
  • PPI: 131.13
  • Type: Chiclet

Keyboard

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Number pad: No
  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Type(s): Trackpad

Mouse

  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • Model: Celeron 867
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.3 GHz

Processor (base)

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i3-3217U
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.8 GHz
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-2467M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.6 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.3 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-3517U
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.9 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3 GHz
  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-3667U
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.2 GHz

GPU (base)

  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000
  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000

GPU (max)

  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000
  • Base RAM size: 4 GB

Memory

  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • RAM slots: 1
  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • Options: Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 16 GB
  • Card reader support: SD

Storage

  • Options: Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 128 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 256 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD, MMC
  • Options: Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 128 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 256 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD, MMC

Audio

  • Speakers: 2
  • Speakers: 2
  • Audio brand: Beats Audio

Webcam

  • Effective pixels: 1 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video resolution: 720p

Sensors

  • Proximity : Yes
  • USB: 2
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • DisplayPort++: 1

Port options

  • USB: 1
  • USB 3.0: 1
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1
  • USB: 1
  • USB 3.0: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • Mini DisplayPort: 1
  • HDMI: 1
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0 + HS
  • NFC: Yes
  • Wireless video: WiDi
  • Quoted time: 6 hr

Battery

  • Size: 4 cell
  • Chemistry: Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
  • Quoted time: 8 hr
  • Size: 54 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted time: 9 hr
  • The Verge Battery Test: 7 hours and 10 minutes

Benchmarks

  • PCMarkVantage: 9121
  • 3DMarkVantage (IGP): 1526
  • 3DMark06 (IGP): 3462
  • The Verge Battery Test: 5 hours and 14 minutes
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