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Chromebook laptop features

Chromebook by Samsung Corp.

$249 at Amazon.com, Best Buy and other retailers.

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This sleek, light, fast device that uses Google Inc.’s Chrome operating system makes a handy, inexpensive “second laptop” for home or travel use.

Comes with 16 gigabytes of flash memory storage, with slots for additional memory

HDMI output connects to TV sets.

Doesn’t run standard desktop software -- uses Internet-based Google apps for e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets and other functions.

New offline support permits use when device isn’t connected to the Internet.

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