Holiday Tech Gift Ideas 2015-2016: Chromebooks

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The way we use our computers have really changed over the last 5 years or so. How many times a day do you do something on your laptop or desktop that is not inside a web browser? That’s what a Chromebook is all about. It’s a relatively cheap laptop that runs Chrome OS and is essentially just a browser. Some of these Chromebooks have gotten really good though, and we’ve got three of our favorites listed below.

Acer Chromebook 15


The Chromebook 15 from Acer is a great model to pick up. Not only is it a decently sized laptop, but it also has a full HD display, as well as stereo speakers on the front which provide some amazing sound. Acer has also added 4GB of RAM inside along with 32GB of SSD storage so that users can have a pretty good experience with the Chromebook 15. It also comes in a few different models, there’s one powered by an Intel Celeron, one by the i3 and i5. So you can choose how much power you want.

Acer Chromebook 15

Toshiba Chromebook 2


Toshiba has also made a pretty spectacular Chromebook here in the Chromebook 2. This is one of the few Chromebooks that has a backlit keyboard. We also have a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS display here, so it’s not a tiny Chromebook, but it is a decent size. We also have 4GB of RAM and 16GB of SSD storage, making for a pretty speedy experience on the Chromebook 2. Finally, it’s powered by the Intel Celeron 3215U processor which clocks in at about 1.7GHz.

Toshiba Chromebook 2

HP Chromebook 14


One of the best Chromebooks ever made, according to some people. The HP Chromebook 14 has a 14-inch display, as you’d expect. It is also powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, something these other Chromebooks don’t have. Which means it is an ARM based processor, but it’s still pretty speedy. HP offers the Chromebook 14 in a slew of colors as well. And it comes in both 4GB of RAM and 2GB of RAM models so you can choose whichever you want. We strongly recommend the 4GB model, you’re definitely going to want that extra RAM for Chrome.

HP Chromebook 14