Looking to buy a Chromebook? For those that don’t know, Chromebooks are laptop computers that run on the Google Chrome OS rather than on windows 10 or on the MAC OS. Chromebooks typically power up quickly and are easy to use to access email and to surf the internet. They are lightweight, have a relatively long battery life and are less expensive than comparable laptops. Chromebooks were designed to be used primarily when connected to the internet with most applications and documents in the cloud. Several of the top Chromebooks are the Acer Chromebook 14, the HP Chromebook 14 Intel and the ASUS Chromebook C 202. Read on to learn more.
- Acer Chromebook 14
- HP Chromebook 14 Intel
- ASUS Chromebook C 202
Acer Chromebook 14
The Acer Chromebook 14 has a full 14- inch HD or Full HD IPS low reflection and anti-glare display screen and a 9- hour battery life. It has 32 GB of hard drive memory and 4 GB of RAM and includes a fast Intel Celeron Quad-Core 1.6 GHz processor with Intel Burst Technology up to 2.24 GHz along with a very fast wireless connection. It is light weight and thin with a durable 100 % all aluminum alloy metal case. Microsoft software can not be installed on the Acer Chromebook 14 and it is currently available for a list price of approximately $300.
- 32 GB of hard drive memory and 4 GB of RAM
- Light Weight and Durable
- Cost around $300
HP Chromebook 14 Intel
The HP Chromebook 14 Intel is a sleek and solidly designed mid-level Chromebook with an Intel Celeron Processor and a vivid back-lit 14- inch HD high quality anti-glare display screen. It starts quickly and has excellent graphics and a user- friendly keyboard. It has 4 GB of RAM and 16 GB of eMMc (Embedded MultiMedia Card). It also has Bluetooth connectivity along with stereo speakers and a Chrome operating system. In addition, it has a front facing HP True Vision HD Webcam with an integrated digital microphone. It also has a microphone jack and a micro SD media card reader at a cost of $250.
- 16 GB of eMMC and 4 GB of RAM
- Bluetooth connectivity and HD Webcam
- Cost of $250
ASUS Chromebook C202
The ASUS Chromebook C202 is a versatile notebook that weighs 2.6 pounds. It is extremely durable (it can be dropped from 3.9 feet without damage) and water resistant with a 11.6-inch screen. It has 16 GB of eMMc flash storage and 4 GB of RAM along with 100 GB of Google Drive Space. It can be purchased for about $220 in dark blue or silver colors and comes with reinforced rubber guards, easy grip handles and a spill resistant keyboard. The ASUS Chromebook C202 has built in virus protection and automatic updates and accommodates all Google apps. It can access Microsoft Office files through Google Documents.
- Light and Durable
- 16 GB of eMMc flash storage and 4 GB of RAM
- Cost of $220
Chromebooks power up quickly (approximately 8 seconds) and provide a safe, secure and less expensive laptop option for those using it for emails, internet surfing and social media. The ASUS Chromebook C202, the HP Chromebook 14 Intel and the Acer Chromebook 14 all work quickly and efficiently with clear and bright displays and all are good choices to meet your basic computing needs.