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Chromebook laptop features

Chromebook by Samsung Corp.

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

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

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

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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.