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  • syxbit - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - link

    I want a Haswell Chromebook w/ 1080p
    The only Chromebook w/ 1080p (apart from the Pixel) is the Samsung.
    I'd like to see benchmarks between the low end Haswell in the Acer, and the Exynos in the new Samsung.
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  • winchuff - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - link

    Don't we ALL want Intel and a 1080p screen? I'd certainly be willing to pay extra for it. Reply
  • psychobriggsy - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - link

    TBH even a small upgrade over the 1366x768 these have (why even bother getting the 13.3" model - it's heavier and doesn't have improved resolution on that larger screen?) would be appreciated - it doesn't have to be 1920x1080. 1600x900 could be a reasonable compromise if it kept costs down. Reply
  • bsd228 - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - link

    It's not about the resolution, really. It's about the fact that these 1368x768 screens universally suck. The cheapest choice possible. For a tiny difference, you can get ones that don't. The nearly identical 1440x900 would be fine, with better color/brightness. Reply
  • agent2099 - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - link

    All any of these chromebooks are missing is a high res screen. That fact that they call these "HD" screens at 1366 is laughable.

    Give me an 11" chromebook with 1080p or higher and add $30-40 to the MSRP and I'll buy one right away.
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  • coder543 - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - link

    1366 x 768 is greater than 1280 x 720... so, yes, it is an HD display. A Full HD display would be nice though. Reply
  • nerd1 - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - link

    $899 11.6" MBA is also 1366*768.... Reply
  • aryonoco - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - link

    Agreed completely with the comments above. I feel like if anyone comes out with a 13" Chromebook with 1080p display, 4GB of RAM, and a Haswell Celeron and price it around $350, they'll instantly have the best selling laptop on the market. Reply
  • ShieTar - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - link

    But since $800 Subnotebooks with 1080p display, 4GB of RAM and Haswell core-i3 are selling well enough, nobody is really interested in throwing away profits by bringing out the system described above. Reply
  • dac1319 - Monday, May 12, 2014 - link

    I believe you are looking for this: http://amzn.com/B00J49ZH1U
    Samsung Chromebook 2 13.3", due out next month.
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  • Eric F - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - link

    1080p means shorter battery life and more weight.

    For 11" screen, not sure whether it's attractive.
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  • rxzlmn - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - link

    more weight? cause they need to add more pixels I suppose? lol Reply
  • Eric F - Thursday, May 08, 2014 - link

    Compare ipad 3 with ipad 2: high resolution really put more weight to the machine. Reply
  • Morawka - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - link

    give me a chromebook at chromebook prices that has the ability to install windows with a intel cpu....

    k thx bye
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  • thesavvymage - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - link

    seriously. the chromebooks have such better build quality and screens than comparatively priced windows laptops... I want! Reply
  • ShieTar - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - link

    Does that surprise you? Producing a Windows laptop at the same price requires you to pay for the Windows license, and it requires a better storage system (16 GB won't do it). And if you offer a windows system with 2GB of memory, you won't find that many buyers either.

    You add all that and scale your profits, and you're at a selling point around $500. And at that point most people will rather go $600 and get a more powerful CPU.
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  • gijames1225 - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - link

    The 11in one with 4 gigs of ram and running Ubuntu would be a great proposition. Reply

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