Whether it8217;s school work, video editing, spreadsheet managing, or whatever else your job may entail, you need a good laptop to get your tasks sorted.
Chrome OS is Google8217;s alternative to Windows and, essentially, is a more complex version of the Chrome browser with a desktop. It8217;s ridiculously simple to use, updates itself and lacks the confusion and complexity that often hobbles Windows and macOS.
Our pick of the best Chromebooks to buy today
There8217;s no doubt that the Pixelbook is a visually stunning piece of hardware. But many non-pro users, who by-and-large only need to access the web, some mobile apps, email, Google Docs and Netflix, could save a lot of money by going with a cheaper Chromebook.
If you8217;re looking at the budget end of the market then a Chromebook is a savvy choice. The Chrome OS operating system has developed considerably over the course of time, with both online and offline use possible, including the option to run Play Store apps.
Sure, the Acer Chromebook 11 isn8217;t going to bring design excitement with its plastic finish, but it8217;s befitting of the price point. Besides, it8217;s smartly made, portable, has a 360-degree hinge so the screen can be positioned as you please, and it works for many hours at a time too.
If your school or college season is incoming and you don8217;t have heaps of cash then this is a savvy buy to crack on with your homework.
The Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA is a Chromebook that feels like a £1000 laptop in many respects.
The all-day battery life, decent typing experience, good screen quality for the price and prospective future potential from Google Play make the Flip among the most interesting Chromebooks available today.
Its all-metal case and low weight make it a good choice for those tempted by a MacBook or Windows machine for work while travelling, who just don8217;t have the spare cashflow.
The Acer Chromebook 15 is the perfect example of how Chromebooks have progressed over recent years. No longer does the word 8216;Chromebook8217; dictate an ultra-budget look and feel, with the Acer 158217;s aluminium panel finish paving the way for this future of this product type.
Despite its reasonable price point, the Asus Chromebook C301 is a super laptop for watching online video due to its Full HD display and 15 hour battery life. The base model boasts 4GB of memory plus 32GB of storage so there should be enough for all the basic files you have on your device. As with every Chrome OS laptop, though, most of your data is stored in the cloud on Google Drive. And, at a mere 1.35kg, it is effortlessly portable, too.
The Acer Chromebook 11 N7 is a good Chromebook for those who8217;d rather have a laptop that feels hard as nails rather than looks that tell those nearby it8217;s worth stealing. It must be one of the sturdiest laptops in the world at this price.
It8217;s a great little typing machine, the screen is only just about fine but if you just want a computer for the basics this is a good choice.