"Very usable, Inexpensive, Upgradeable Chromebook!"3.0 starson by Itsjus10
*Upgradeable (SATA HDD, 2 RAM slots
*User replaceable battery (Samsung does not)
*Ethernet port (Samsung does not)
*3 USB 2.0 ports
*VGA and HDMI out
*SD card slot
*Gloss Screen (Samsung is matte)
Cons: *Battery life - But user replaceable ;)
*Weight (heavier than the Samsung)
*Cooling fan (Samsung is fanless)
Summary: I originally bought the thin Samsung Chromebook..but returned it a few days later. 16gb of local storage and a washed out matte display wasn't very exciting. I switched to the Acer C7 because it offered more usable features for daily use (Ethernet, VGA etc.).
I am also not a "Weight-Weenie" and can handle transporting a 3 pound device without a problem haha!
I put the $50 savings towards a 64GB SSD and a 8GB DDR RAM upgrade. This gave me 10GB of RAM total. I then installed Ubuntu 12.04 Unity (dual booted). Now that Ubuntu is installed..it works like a normal laptop.
I also found that saving movies locally and trying to play them using the Chrome OS was weak. It only played AVI files.
Once Ubuntu was installed.. I was able to play all my movies locally using the VLC video player =D
Hope this helps you determine which Chromebook to purchase.