Featured: Top 10 Best Chromebooks - February 2016

Another month and time for another look at some of the best Chromebooks that are currently available. In terms of the market, February is an interesting month with a number of devices having been announced last month at CES, but ones which have not quite hit the market yet. As a result, there are a number of Chromebooks which are quite competitively priced this month. Ones which had already graced this list before and ones which have proved their reliability and worth. If you are in the market for a new Chromebook this month, then below are certainly the ten models currently worth checking out.

10. Acer Chromebook C740

The Acer Chromebook C740 is a next-generation Chromebook and as a result is built on a tried and tested design. So for those looking for the reassurance of a solid performing Chromebook, this is a great option to go for. In terms of the specs, the Acer Chromebook C740 comes sporting an 11.6-inch display, which makes use of a 1366 x 768 resolution. Also on offer is 4GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and an Intel Celeron (3205U) dual-core processor.

9. HP Chromebook 14

Another tried and tested design comes from HP with their Chromebook 14 model. This is one of the larger display Chromebooks and is also one of the few Chromebooks which comes sporting an NVIDIA chip inside. In terms of the specs, we are looking at a nicely sized 14-inch display which makes use of a 1366 x 768 resolution. Inside, the Chromebook 14 offers 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and comes powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor. This one is currently available for just over $250 which makes it a good option for a reliably and well-built Chromebook at an affordable price.

8. Toshiba Chromebook 2

Like the HP Chromebook 14, the Toshiba Chromebook 2 remains one of the most popular Chromebooks currently available and with good reason. This one balances screen size with specs and price quite nicely. In terms of the numbers, the Toshiba Chromebook 2 sports a larger 13.3-inch display along with a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. Additional specs include 4GB RAM, 16GB storage and an Intel Celeron (N2840) processor. Not to mention, this is one you can typically pick up for under $300, which makes it an ideal option for those looking for a bigger Full HD display without compromising on specs.

7. Samsung Chromebook 2

Up next s the Samsung Chromebook 2 and this is a Chromebook which can be picked up in a couple of variants. Although, this month the smaller of the two options seems to be the better deal as it is currently available for $191. For the money, we are looking at an 11.6-inch display, which makes use of a 1366 x 768 resolution. Additional specs include 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and an Intel Celeron processor. All in all, not bad for only $191. If however, you are looking for more power and a larger display than the other model boasts a 13.3-inch Full HD display, 4GB RAM, 16GB storage and Samsung's own Exynos 5 octa 5800 processor.

6. ASUS Chromebook Flip

Those looking for a more unique Chromebook might want to check out the Chromebook Flip from ASUS. This is one which takes the functionality of a Chromebook but wraps it up in tablet form. Although, this does mean it is tablet sized as well, as it comes with a 10.1-inch display. However, this is one which comes boasting some decent specs including 4GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and a Rockchip (RK3288) processor.

5. Lenovo 100s Chromebook

The Lenovo 100s is one of the newer Chromebooks to be released and is one which is designed to be specifically affordable and aimed towards the education sector. As a result, this one only costs $179.99. For that price, we are looking at a an 11.6-inch display with a 1366 x 768 resolution. Inside the Lenovo 100s comes equipped with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and an Intel Celeron (N2840) processor.

4. Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-131

Those looking for one of the absolute newest Chromebooks on the market, will want to check out the Acer Chromebook 11 (CB3-131). This is a brand new arrival and one which comes very aggressively priced at only $179.99. However, the specs are also a little on the light side for that money and include an 11.6-inch display which make use of a 1366 x 768 resolution, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and an Intel Celeron (N2840) processor.

3. Dell Chromebook 13

Another recent arrival to the Chromebook scene is the latest range from Dell. This is the Dell Chromebook 13 series and is one which sports a premium build, the ability to customize the specs a little and also a premium price. As the name suggests, this one does come sporting a 13.3-inch Full HD display. As mentioned, this one does offer the ability to choose your specs, but as a guide, for 4GB RAM, 16GB storage and an Intel i3 processor you are looking at about $500.

2. Chromebook Pixel

The Chromebook Pixel hands down does remain the best Chromebook you can buy. It is. However, it also (by a country mile) remains the most expensive Chromebook on the market with its base price coming in at $999. However, you are looking at the best build possible and also the best specs available including 8GB RAM, 32GB storage and an Intel i5 processor - again for the base model.

1. Acer Chromebook 15

The Acer Chromebook 15 has remained the best Chromebook on this list for some time. However, it is not for any particular reason, but instead, more for its ability to effectively offer a decent level of specs, a decent build and most importantly, at a decent price. Whichever model you opt for you can expect a very large 15.6-inch display. While the internal specs do vary depending on the combination you choose and price you are willing to pay. However, this month the best price is on the 4GB model which comes with 16GB storage, as this model is currently available for only $249.99 - the same price as the 2GB model.

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