Macbook Pro 13.3" tops Amazon bestsellers list, Chromebook comes third

The Macbook Pro 13.3” tops the list with Toshiba Portege R835-P56x and Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook following on 2nd and 3rd positions respectively

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Ultraportables seem to be the flavor of the season, as all of the top three laptops on Amazon’s current bestsellers list sport screen sizes between 11.6” and 14.4” – excluding them.

The first ultraportable is the Apple Macbook Pro MC700LL/A 13.3-Inch carrying a price-tag of $1134. This ultraportable comes with a 13.3” LED-backlit display panel with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, a 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared, 320 GB Hard Drive, 8x DVD/CD SuperDrive, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, high speed Thunderbolt Port, FaceTime HD Camera and Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard. The product gets a rating of 4.7 out of a total of 5.

The second laptop, the Toshiba Portege R835-P56x, sports a 13.3" diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT display at 1366 x 768 native resolution (HD) with 16:9 Aspect Ratio and LED Backlit, a 2.3 GHz (2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology) Intel Core i5-2410M Processor, 3MB Cache memory, 4GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM (max 8GB), 640GB (5400 RPM) HDD, Serial ATA hard disk drive with TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor), and a 6 cell/48Wh Lithium Ion battery promising up to 8hrs of life. The system comes pre-loaded with Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. You shell out $799.99 for it.

The third entry is a breath of fresh air into the already crowded configurations we have in market. The Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook is the first officially released computer to run Google’s Chrome OS. It has a dual-core Intel processor, the superbright 12.1” screen, up to 8hrs of battery life, and cloud storage. It is a new product in market, and still has a lot of scope for improvement, but it is heartening to see more and more people being ready to try out new concepts. It has a lot to do with Samsung’s brilliant design and Google’s brand name associated with the Chrome OS. In fact the Cromebook was the highest selling product a few days ago – as reported by Liliputing.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-07- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)