MBA 11 vs Acer Chromebook

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by firewood, May 11, 2011.

  1. firewood macrumors 604

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    Both are clamshells with 11.6" displays and full sized keyboards.
    MBA 11 2.3 lbs vs Chromebook at 2.95 lbs
    MBA 11 5 hours battery life vs Chromebook 6 hours
    MBA 11 Core 2 Duo processor vs Chromebook dual-core Atom

    I guess if you're a poor student who's always near fast wifi and VMs on the schools servers, this Chromebook's much lower price might be tempting. Something one can dump in an unpadded gym bag without worrying too much about it getting stolen.

    But both heavier and slower and a year later?
     
  2. mayhone1 macrumors regular

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    Yeah I'm a college student and I would rather have the air! :apple:
     

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