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Featured: Top 10 Best Chromebooks – May 2015

May 20, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

 

Chromebooks have been around for a little while now. With more and more manufacturers jumping on the bandwagon. We now have Chromebooks ranging from as low as $149 from the likes of Haier all the way to around $999 from Google with the Chromebook Pixel. Other manufacturers making Chromebooks include HP, LG, Acer, ASUS and even Samsung. Here are our top 10 Chromebooks for the month of May.

10. Toshiba Chromebook 2

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This 13.3-inch Chromebook from Toshiba is their second generation Chromebook. It features 2GB of RAM and 16GB of SSD storage. It’s also got all the usual fixings, including a webcam, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, a HDMI port and Bluetooth 4.0. It’s available now for $229 from Amazon.

Buy the Toshiba Chromebook 2

9. ASUS C300

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This is the big brother to the ASUS C200 Chromebook. This is the 13.3-inch version. All the specs are the same aside from the screen size. But we do still have a 1366×768 resolution display here. The ASUS C300 has a brushed aluminum look to it as well, which looks amazing, I might add. It’s also going for about $189 right now on Amazon, making it a pretty sweet deal.

Buy the ASUS C300 Chromebook

8. Lenovo N20p

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Here we have Lenovo’s first Chromebook that’s available to everyone. They had one earlier on that was just for education customers, but this one is for everyone. This one has an 11.6-inch 1366×768 resolution display, Intel Celeron N2830 Dual Core Processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of SSD Storage, and an assortment of HDMI, USB ports and a webcam around front.

Buy the Lenovo N20p

7. HP Chromebook 14

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The new version of the HP Chromebook 14 is actually quite good. HP Choose to throw in a nice NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, along with 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD drive. It has a 14-inch display, but it is a 1366×768 resolution display. So not crazy high-end, unfortunately. It does still have all the usual ports like HDMI, USB 2.0 and 3.0, and a Webcam on the front.

 Buy the HP Chromebook 14

6. Acer C720 (Intel Core i3 model)

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Earlier this year, Acer announced a new version of their popular C720 model. This one has the Intel Core i3-4005U 1.7 GHz processor inside. Which is obviously much more powerful than the Intel Celeron 2955U processor in most of these other Chromebooks. We’re also looking at 2GB of RAM, 32GB of SSD storage and a 11.6-inch 1366×768 resolution display.

Buy the Acer C720

5. Samsung Chromebook 2

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Here we have Samsung’s second ARM-based Chromebook. Which explains the name. We’ve got a 13.3-inch 1920×1080 resolution display here, powered by a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5800 2.0 GHz Processor, 4GB of RAM, 16GB of SSD storage and about 8.5 hours of battery life. There’s also the faux leather backing which looks really nice.

Buy the Samsung Chromebook 2 13.3-inch

Buy the Samsung Chromebook 2 11.6-inch

4. Haier Chromebook

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Haier has actually made the cheapest Chromebook around, at just $149. It’s an 11.6-inch display, powered by a Rockchip RK3588 processor.  It also has 16GB of storage inside, via a SSD. Along with 2GB of RAM and 10 hours of battery life, according to Haier.

Buy the Haier Chromebook

3. Dell Chromebook 11 (Intel Core i3 Model)

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The Dell Chromebook 11 is a pretty interesting model. I haven’t been a huge fan of Dell’s laptops, but I’ve spent the past week or so with their Chromebook 11 with the Intel Core i3 inside, and it’s amazing. It features a 16GB SSD as well as 4GB of RAM, and man it’s speedy. It also has amazing battery of around 8-10 hours or more.

Buy the Dell Chromebook 11 

2. Chromebook Pixel LS

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Many may not agree with the placement of the Chromebook Pixel LS due to it’s price. But it’s a damn good machine. Google is selling the Pixel for $999, but you are also getting an Intel Core i5 processor along with 8GB of RAM at that price. Not to mention the 2560×1700 resolution touch display. It’s pretty amazing.

Buy the Chromebook Pixel LS

1. Acer Chromebook 15

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Acer has been dominating this list for quite a while. They do have the most Chromebook models out on the market, so it’s not a surprise. The recently announced Chromebook 15 is a 15-inch Chromebook with some pretty amazing specs. It features the Intel Celeron Dual-Core 3205U 1.5 GHz Processor. Along with the choice of 2GB or 4GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of SSD Storage.

Buy the Acer Chromebook 15