A Chromebook is an lightweight laptop that runs Chrome OS, an operating system that uses a Web browser (Chrome) as its primary interface and focuses on Web apps and online storage. A Chromebook is ideal for someone who spends all their computing time in a browser: checking email and social networks, working in Google’s app suite or in other Web apps, and juggling lots of tabs. A Chromebook also makes a good bare-bones secondary laptop if you already have a laptop or a desktop computer.
Chromebooks must be connected to the Internet for most tasks, though they do support some offline options for Gmail, Google Drive, Calendar, Keep, and Play Movies; and a variety of offline apps are available through the Chrome Web Store.
Google encourages Chromebook users to live in the cloud by providing most Chromebook buyers with 100 GB of free Google Drive storage for two years. This somewhat offsets the fact that most Chromebooks have little local storage. Most Chromebooks also include USB ports and an SD or microSD card slot that you can use to expand storage.
Many Chromebooks will be able to run Android apps over the next few months, but they still won’t be able to run Windows or macOS apps. If you can’t live without a certain desktop app—Photoshop, Microsoft Office, a desktop email client, or something like that — Chromebook is not for you.
Here, we are reviewing some best Chromebooks of 2017. If everything mentioned above suited to you, then you can pick one from below. There are many Chromebooks in market, we are reviewing best of them according to our measure.
Asus Chromebook Flip :
This is the first Chromebook that genuinely feels as comfortable to use as a tablet as it is a traditional laptop. If you’ve been on the fence about buying a premium Chromebook, this one has 100 reasons to make you jump for it
Basic Configurations : CPU: Intel Pentium 4405Y – Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 12.5-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LED backlit anti-glare | Storage: 32GB – 64GB eMMC
Intel Core M-series processors seem like the perfect part to power Chromebooks, as they offer more performance than your average Celeron chip while being efficient. The C302, with its Core m3 processor, performs nearly twice as fast as the that one with a Celeron processor.
Numbers aside, the 2-in-1 Chromebook performs admirably even with two open Chrome windows with 12 open tabs each. Along with our heavy browsing habits, we also had Google Music playing in the background and the Slack Android app open.
- Elegant tablet mode
- Tactile keyboard
- No out-of-box Android app support
- Middling speakers
Dell Chromebook 11 :
Specifically built to withstand the abuses inherent to an education environment, this year’s Dell Chromebook 11 features a solid build housed in a boring design.
Basic Configurations : CPU: Intel Celeron N2840 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 2GB – 4GB | Screen: 11.6-inch, HD (1366 x 768) touchscreen | Storage: 16GB SSD
On this Chromebook 11, you’ll find a 180-degree reinforced hinge, sturdy design, sealed keyboard and trackpad and a punchy typing experience accompanying a perfectly portable package. In addition to using the Chromebook for classwork, bass-happy students will appreciate the loud stereo speakers for music and videos. Everyone else will appreciate the Dell Chromebook 11’s ability to lay flat using a 180-degree barrel hinge, an effective inclusion for touch-based activities.
- Rugged design
- 180-degree barrel hinge
- Touchscreen not standard
- Small keyboard
Acer Chromebook 15 :
Specifically geared toward students and teachers – thanks to its rugged design and gorgeous visuals – the C910 is perfectly suitable for any consumer who doesn’t mind lugging around a few extra pounds and inches.
Basic Configurations : CPU: Intel Celeron – Core i5 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics – HD Graphics 5500 | RAM: 2GB – 4GB | Screen: 15.6-inch, HD (1,366 x 768) – FHD (1,920 x 1,080) | Storage: 16GB – 32GB SSD
Rather than “Think Different,” Acer’s spin on Apple’s catchphrase would be “Think Bigger.” Unlike most in its class, this Chromebook is blessed with a 15.6-inch Full HD screen made better only by its optional Intel Core i5 processor. You probably won’t need all that power on a Chromebook, but it sure is nice to have the option. When it comes to larger Chromebooks, there isn’t much selection, but luckily, Acer has devised a no-brainer.
- Fast processing speed
- Long battery life
- Very heavy
- Awkward keyboard
HP Chromebook 13 :
The HP Chromebook 13 is the finest and thinnest Chrome OS machine yet, however the lack of a touchscreen and average battery life prevent it from being the best.
Basic Configurations : CPU: Intel Pentium 4405Y – Core m7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515 | RAM: 4GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch, FHD (1920 x 1080) – QHD (3,200 x 1,800) | Storage: 32GB eMMC
This Chromebook offers a handful of distinct features from what you might find on a comparable Windows laptop. You’re guaranteed at least a 1440p screen – above average for a Chromebook. Even better are the not one, but two USB-C ports. And, if you’re willing to shell out just a bit more cash, you can also nab yourself an Intel Core-M processor rather than a Pentium. All of this is complemented by incredible style, a metallic design that exudes Pixel influence. Given that Google discontinued its own Chromebook earlier in the year, the HP Chromebook 13 wins the best high-end Chromebook position handily.
- Ultra-thin and sharp design
- High-resolution display is a beauty
- Lacks touchscreen
- QHD+ display hikes price and lowers battery life