January 29, 2023
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A Chromebook is a laptop running Chrome OS as its operating system. The devices are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and data residing in “the cloud”. A Chromebook is an example of a thin client. Chromebooks are primarily sold both directly from Google and from the company’s retail partners. Now to know the most popular of them, check out our reviews on the top Chromebooks!

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#1: Toshiba Chromebook 2

Overview: For the price, the Toshiba Chromebook 2 might seem like a steep investment, but wrapped up in that slim, silver package are the specs of a top-of-the-line Chromebook. Featuring a brilliantly vivid 1080p screen, a nifty backlit keyboard and the option of an i3 processor configuration, there’s little to complain about here. Although, we could do with a matte display option – just food for thought.

 

Pros Cons
Sharp 1080p IPS display. Disappointing battery life in testing.
Snappy Intel Core i3 processor. Mismatched casing parts.
Thin and light. A bit pricey.

 

Specifications
Processor Intel Celeron N2840
RAM 4GB
Storage 16GB eMMC
Screen Size 13.3 Inch
Price $237.99

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#2: Acer Chromebook 15

Overview: If you’re mulling over the Acer Chromebook 15 for your next notebook, then you’d better have big ideas. Compared to most other Chromebooks, this one has more screen real estate, more processing power and unsurprisingly costs more as a result. Specifically geared toward students and teachers – thanks to its durable frame and gorgeous visuals – the Acer Chromebook 15 is fine for any consumer who doesn’t mind the extra weight slash inches.

Pros Cons
15.6-inch display with full HD resolution Sparse port selection.
Full-size keyboard and touchpad. Too heavy
Long battery life in testing.

 

Specifications
Processor Intel Celeron 3205U Dual-core
RAM 2 GB, DDR3L SDRAM
Storage 16 GB SSD
Screen Size 15.6-inch HD
Price $209.99

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#3: Dell Chromebook 11

Overview: On the Chromebook 11, you’ll find a 180-degree reinforced hinge, rugged design, sealed keyboard and trackpad and a punchy typing experience accompanying a portable package. In addition to using the Chromebook for school work, bass-happy students will appreciate the loud stereo speakers for music and videos.

 

Pros Cons
Healthy port selection. Touchscreen not standard
Loud speakers Small keyboard
180-degree barrel hinge Large footprint for screen size

 

Specifications
Processor Intel Celeron N2840
RAM 2 GB DDR3L-SDRAM
Storage 16 GB SSD
Screen Size 11.6-Inch
Price $219.99

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#4: Asus Chromebook Flip

Overview: The number of laptops running Google’s Chrome OS has grown rapidly over the past year or two, and as manufacturers look for ways to differentiate, we’ve seen all manner of devices under the Chrome umbrella. But with super-slim new designs, souped-up components, touch screens, and multimode hinges, extra features have meant higher prices. The Asus Chromebook Flip, on the other hand, delivers a stunning, lightweight convertible design, excellent performance, and impressive battery life. It synthesizes the best innovations in the category into one system and does so at an affordable price

 

Pros Cons
Fully metal construction Display resolution is lower than that of most other chromebooks.
Excessive battery life
Touch screen.

 

Specifications
Processor Rockchip 3288-C
RAM 2 GB DDR3 RAM
Storage 16 GB SSD
Screen Size 10.1-inch
Price $279.99

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#5: Acer Chromebook R11

Overview: The Acer Chromebook R11’s minimalist design may not be the most enticing, but behind that shell is a surprisingly ready laptop that will last all day. Acer’s R11 packs in day-long battery life, punchy performance and a 360-degree hinge with touchscreen into a subdued design. It won’t break the bank, thereby making flaws, like an iffy trackpad and barely-HD touch display, a little easier to swallow.

 

Pros Cons
Convertible Terrible trackpad
Attractively minimalist HD-only screen
Good battery life

 

Specifications
Processor Intel Celeron N3150
RAM 2GB DDR3L
Storage 32GB SSD
Screen Size 11.6-inch
Price $271.00

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#6: Google Chromebook Pixel

Overview: Over the last few years, Google’s Chrome OS has morphed from an interesting thought experiment to a robust category of inexpensive hardware. Since then, Chromebooks have cropped up on college campuses, high school classrooms, and in homes, topping various lists of best-selling systems and bringing a very different PC experience to all sorts of people, from power users to technophobes, with pretty much every major manufacturer producing a Chromebook of its own.

 

Pros Cons
Premium design and construction. Very expensive for a Chromebook.
High-resolution touch screen. Limited local storage.
Quick-charging battery lasted 12 hours in our tests. 3:2 screen hurts multitasking
Free 1TB of Google Drive storage for three years.

 

Specifications
Processor Intel Core i5-5200U
RAM 8 GB
Storage 32GB Flash Storage
Screen Size 12.85 Inch
Price $1,709.40

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#7: Lenovo N20p Chromebook

Overview: This is one of the “sexier” Chromebooks around, showcasing Lenovo’s lust for style. However, the best feature is the N20p’s 300-degree hinge, bending the N20p’s display backward all the way into stand mode (or “tent” mode), which lends itself rather well to watching films or showing presentations. Still, there’s some struggle when using it as a tablet, as Chrome isn’t entirely made for touch as an almost exclusively browser-based interface. But, on the bright side, with two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port and an SD card reader, this Chromebook delivers an excellent overall value.

 

Pros Cons
Touch capability Relatively expensive.
Gorgeous design Drab gray design.
300-degree hinge. Poor viewing angles

 

Specifications
Processor Intel Celeron N2830 Dual Core
RAM 2 GB DDR3 RAM
Storage 16 GB SSD
Screen Size 11.6-Inch
Price $259.95

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#8: Asus Chromebook C300

Overview: After years of refinement, Asus finally came with a bigger, better and bolder Chrome OS devices like the Asus Chromebook C300. This 13-inch Chromebook comes with a slightly faster processor than the rest of its cloud-based flock – all while ditching the fan simultaneously. The TN screen unfortunately is awash, but this Chromebook simply goes on and on with its nigh excessive battery life.

 

Pros Cons
Great performance under pressure Narrow viewing angles
Battery life goes on and on Cheap-looking plastic on sides.

 

Specifications
Processor Intel Celeron N2830
RAM 2 GB DDR3 RAM
Storage 16 GB SSD
Screen Size 13.3 Inch
Price $229.98