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    Samsung Chromebook

    Acer C7 Chromebook getting 16GB SSD option, keeping $199 price tag

    Acer's C7 Chromebook is the cheapest way to get in on Google's cloud-OS party. But, it still ships a 320GB 5,400RPM drive. Truth be told, such a large amount of local storage is counter to the whole idea of Chrome OS -- not to mention that the slow spin introduces a certain amount of unwelcome lag. Thankfully the bargain-basement $199 laptop is about to get an SSD makeover, according to a listing at Best Buy. The official specs at the Google Play store still list the standard hard drive, but the big box shop has a model featuring 16GB of solid state storage. The updated C7 keeps the same affordable price point, though we have no idea when it might start shipping.
    More at Engadget...


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    The SSD option is a good idea. The whole idea behind Chromebooks is web storage anyway, so I'd rather have a smaller but faster SSD than a large standard hard drive.

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