Top Five Chromebooks for the Budget-Conscious

MY WIFE HAS BEEN BUGGING ME TO BUY HER A CHROMEBOOK.

She’s the type of person who’d find a Chromebook very useful. All her files are on the cloud and she accesses them on Google Drive. She prefers typing on a laptop than a tablet or phone (I don’t blame her) but doesn’t want to spend a ridiculous sum for a lappie.

On second thought, I think I really should get her a Chromebook so that she won’t have to borrow my laptop every now and then.

She just has one consideration in choosing a Chromebook– it should be less than $300. It’s up to me to choose based on other factors like screen size, design, specs, battery life, etc.

With those things in mind, I started looking for an affordable Chromebook. Here are my choices:

 

#5

ACER CHROMEBOOK R11 CONVERTIBLE 

Acer is one of the best brands out there for budget laptops. This 11.6 inch Chromebook converts into a tablet which I am sure my wife would like. It is powered by an Intel Celeron N3150 Quad Core Processor with onboard memory of 4GB DDR3L. Internal storage is 32GB.  Price is around $270.

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#4

HP CHROMEBOOK 11 G4 11.6 INCH LAPTOP 

For less than $200, we can get our hands on this solidly built laptop from HP. Its screen measures 11.6 inches . It is backed by an Intel Celeron N3060 processor.  Memory is 4GB and internal storage is 16GB. Battery can last up to 10 hours.

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#3

ASUS CHROMEBOOK C202SA-YS02 11.6″

This Chromebook has been designed and built to withstand rugged use. With its rubber guards and spill-resistant keyboard, this Chromebook should last for many years. It is powered by an Intel Celeron N3060 Processor with 4GB DDR3 of memory and 16GB of flash storage. stars

 

 

#2

DELL CHROMEBOOK 11 11.6-INCH

It has practically the same specs as the previous models– 11.6 inch screen (although non-touch), 4GB RAM and Intel Celeron N3060 dual core processor.  Battery life is also good at around 8 hours.

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