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Disclosure: Staples sent me a Samsung Chromebook to review and keep — the same one they are now giving away to a lucky reader here! No further compensation was received for reviewing or hosting this giveaway. All opinions are my own. 

The Samsung Chromebook — The Ultralight, Super Portable New Computer!

I have a big, heavy, hard-to-travel-with yet very dependable laptop. I used to lug that puppy with me everywhere in order to blog and work and avoid iPhone  headaches.

But now I have a new travel/coffee shop/conference/go-anywhere buddy, the Samsung Chromebook. This new netbook/laptop hybrid looks suspiciously like a MacBook Air but retails for just $250 at Staples. Even with a  dual core processor it weighs just 2.5 pounds, is less than an inch thick and provides 6.5 hours of battery life.

On the Chromebook, I am able to perform all my work tasks and access the Internet with lightning speed (it starts up in less than a second). As a dedicated Google user, my G-mail, Google+, YouTube, Hangouts, Search (of course) and other Google settings are ready to go as soon as I log in. There was literally no set up or installation out of the box — I just plugged it in and got to work.

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The Chromebook uses the Google Chrome Operating System, which ensures a secure virus-free experience with its built-in virus protection,  updates itself automatically and stores all your data in the Cloud so you never lose a thing. Although the Chromebook does not have Windows, you can access any program you need via the Google apps and Google docs, from PowerPoint to spreadsheets and beyond.

Staples is stocking more and more family-friendly laptops, tablets, high-definition headphones and notebook planners to help with our household needs from homework to telecommuting. They sent me the Samsung Chromebook to illustrate their commitment to families and help spread the word.

But I’m not the only one who is getting a new Chromebook — one of you lucky readers will win one too! 

Fill out the entry box below — there are multiple forms of entry. The winner will be drawn randomly from all forms of entry at midnight on Halloween 2013.

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