A lot is changing in the world of wallet friendly laptops and they are becoming increasingly more smart, quirky and capable. In 2015, we witnessed Chromebooks taking a huge step forward in terms of quality- they are no longer the plastic, cheap, disposable and underpowered laptops. People are starting to seriously think them as an easy to use, lighter version of a laptop that does your job just when you need it to be done. A lot of them have been released last year and this year as well.
The 10 best Chromebooks to purchase
Toshiba Chromebook 2:
Featuring one of the brightest displays and a long lasting battery, Toshiba Chromebook 2 is the favorite Chrome OS laptop on a budget. With a solid Intel Celeron processor which enables multitasking and a keyboard which is joy to type on, this machine sets the minimum standards for a Chromebook. Its silver colored refined deck imparts a premium look and thanks to its partnership with Skullcandy, there’s more than enough audio power for filling a room.
Google Chromebook Pixel 2015:
Featuring a Core i5 processor, full HD display, USB 3.1 ports and more than required RAM, Chromebook pixel sets a high end bar for all the Chrome OS models. Performance and hardware aside, the Pixel is one of those Chromebooks that has itself figured out completely. The build quality and design of the machine is superb. Its vibrant screen and tactile keyboard, rounds out the Pixel Chromebook as one great, pretty premium package. However, it’s quite an investment you would be making here since you could get far more powerful Windows laptops in the same price range.
Lenovo N20p Chromebook:
You will not find a sexier enough Chromebook as the Lenovo N20. However, its plus point is the 300 degree hinge that can bend the display backward into a stand or tent mode, which is great while watching movies or showing presentations. Its touchscreen controls are something that add more to the crazeof the Chromebook. Although it’s not quite tuned for work purposes, Lenovo N20 offers much versatility as a leisure notebook. And with the two 3.0 USB ports, an SD card reader and an HDMI port, the Chromebook delivers great value.
Asus Zenbook UX303:
Power, value and style: this model of Asus Zenbook has it all. The 13.3 inched Ultrabook is powered by an Intel Core M CPU, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD; all of which has been crammed into a light sleek aluminum chassis. Also the bright matte screen is immune to reflection and its battery life at 9.5 hours is just awesome. Asus even has managed to put in three 3.0 USB ports into the UX305.
Acer Chromebook R11:
This is Acer’s first Chromebook featuring a 360 degree hinge, meaning it can be flipped to a few different modes. Apart from that, R11 is a great solid Chromebook that is portable, sleek and lightweight. Its HD screen is vibrant, impressive and touch friendly as well. Despite all the plastic materials and clickytrackpad, Acer Chromebook R11 is one of the best Chromebooks that you can lay your hand on, especially in that price range.
Asus Chromebook Flip:
A Chromebook with a 360 degree hinge definitely appeals to your mind, which is the most striking aspect of this one. The chassis is completely metal, imparting a premium feel to the device at a great price range. The keyboard is bit smaller and the performance isn’t quite stellar, but it is still is a solid choice if you are looking for a mobile and a well-constructedChromebook.
Acer Chromebook 15:
In the range of bigger Chromebooks, this is perhaps your best option. The key points about this machine are its specifications, an amazing 1080 display, loud speakers, impressive performance and a great battery life. Its only downside is that it is not much of a looker.
Dell Chromebook 11:
Dell has altered its strategy on Chromebooks since its 2015 version. With this new iteration, it has squarely aimed towards the education market and has a done a pretty nice job in that aspect. Though it’s chunky and comes with quite a large footprint for the small screen it has, Dell Chromebook 11 is easy to handle in a classroom and can be tossed into bags. It also has fully waterproof trackpad and keyboard.
HP Chromebook 14:
The only 14 inched best looking Chromebook out there that comes in three different color variations. The all plastic body plays up the playfulness rather than just faking a preium look. Unfortunately, the chromebook doesn’t come with 1080 display, additional RAM or a fantastic battery life that has become the essence of every Chromebook these days. We can soon hope to get an HD update later this year.