Chances are, one of the most popular gifts that will be given this year are Chromebooks. This is a market which is constantly seeing growth year on year, which is not surprising. Chromebooks run on Chrome OS and offer consumers the option to have a good performing laptop-like experience, without having to pay a laptop-like price. As such, there are some real bargains to be had in the Chromebook world. If you are looking for a new Chromebook for yourself or as a gift for someone, then there is a quite a variety to choose from. To help narrow down the selection, here are ten great options worth considering.
Samsung Chromebook 2
Staring off the list today is the Chromebook 2 from Samsung. This is a very popular option among Chromebook owners as it is a reliable and well performing Chromebook. This one is available in two different sizes with a smaller 11.6-inch version which comes with 2GB RAM and a 1366 x 768 resolution and a larger version which comes with a 13-inch display a Full HD resolution and 4GB RAM.
Toshiba Chromebook 2
Moving from one popular option to another is the Toshiba Chromebook 2. Again, this is a high-performing Chromebook and one which consistently remains a popular choice for many. The Toshiba Chromebook 2 comes equipped with a 13.3-inch display, a Full HD resolution, 4GB RAM, 16GB storage and powered by an Intel Celeron processor.
Acer Chromebook C740
For those looking for a smaller but reliable Chromebook, then the Acer C740 Chromebook is a great option to go for. This is the third generation of this line of Chromebooks and offers a tried and tested design. The C740 is equipped with an 11.6-inch display with a 1366 x 768 resolution, 4GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and powered by an Intel Celeron (3205U) dual-core processor
HP Chromebook 14
Next on the list is one of the best selling Chromebooks out there. This is the HP Chromebook 14 and comes with a nicely sized 14-inch display. The rest of the specs include 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor. This is a great option for those looking for a bit more screen real estate.
Acer Chromebook 15
Speaking of size, if you are after a big screen Chromebook, then you won't find much bigger than the Acer Chromebook 15. This one comes with a massive 15.6-inch display and also offers the option to choose from a variety of RAM and storage options. Great all-round choice.
Chromebook Pixel LS
If you're simply after the very best that a Chromebook has to offer, then there is no competing with the likes of the Pixel LS series of Chromebooks. These are Google's proof-of-concept Chromebooks and come touting the best in class specs. However, be warned, they also come with extremely high price-tags with the cheapest coming in at a cool $999.
ASUS Chromebook Flip
If you are in the market for something a little bit more portable than one worth checking out is the ASUS Chromebook Flip. This is a 10.1-inch 2-in-1 touchscreen Chromebook, which can be adjusted to be used as a tablet when needed. In terms of the specs, this one comes running with 4GB RAM, 16GB storage and powered by a 1.8 GHz Rockchip Processor. Great options for those looking to save on space.
Acer Chromebook 13
Acer continue to be one of the dominant forces in the Chromebook market and literally offer a Chromebook at different size points. If the 11.6-inch Acer is too small and the Acer 15 is too big, then you will be right at home with the Acer Chromebook 13. This one comes with a 13.3-inch Full HD display along with the option of choosing between 2GB RAM/16GB storage or 4GB RAM/32GB storage. Perfect middle of the road size Chromebook from Acer.
Dell Chromebook 11 (Intel Core i3 Model)
The Dell Chromebook 11 has remained a popular option for quite awhile now and especially for business users. This one comes with an 11.6-inch display and makes use of 4GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and comes powered by an Intel Core i3 4005U processor. Great option for when you want something powerful, yet portable.
Lenovo 100s Chromebook
Last up on today's list is one of the newer Chromebooks to arrive on the market. Now this is not one which comes with masses of high performing specs and is on the small size side. However, the Lenovo 100s Chromebook is a great option for those looking to enter the Chromebook market and is one of the most affordable Chromebooks available. In terms of the specs, this one comes with a 1366 x 768 resolution, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and powered by an Intel Celeron (N2840) processor.