The Chromebook is a range of laptops that runs Google?s own Chrome OS. The tech giant partnered with various device makers to come up with cheap but efficient computers that are aimed primarily to first-time consumers or average users.
To maintain its low cost, ?these device are designed to be used while connected to the Internet because most of the data are saved in cloud storage. Instead of Microsoft Windows applications, Chromebook laptops are integrated with proprietary apps like Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Keep, Google Drive, Google Docs, and others–all of them can still work while in offline mode.
As mentioned, a lot of these Google-powered laptops are already cheap. But in case you only have $300 to spend, here are some of the best Chromebook models you can buy with that amount.
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The Chromebook C720P model from ACer sports a Core i3 processor with 2GB RAM with is faster and more powerful than its previous version. It?s lightweight, portable which makes it easy for to take anywhere. The battery lasts for over 7 hours and the laptop?s display has a crisp 1366×768 pixel resolution.
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If you want a gorgeous-looking Chromebook, then you better get this model from HP. It sports MacBook-like viewing angles & contrast and is made with a solid keyboard and loud speakers. However, its drawback lies in its performance. The HP Chromebook 11 reportedly lags when you try load heavy web pages and it?s battery only lasts for about five hours.
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This Google-powered laptop from Dell doesn?t feel like it was made on a budget. It?s equipped with a 4th Gen Intel? 2955u 1.4GHz processor, 2GB DDR3L ?RAM, and 16GB of SSD storage. It also features two USB 3.0 ports. What?s great about Dell Chromebook 11 is its impressive battery capacity; ?it?s integrated with 51WHr battery that is capable of delivering up to 11 hours of moderate usage.
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If you?re looking for a well-rounded Chromebook then the Asus C200 is a good choice. The 4GB RAM variant only cost $260 and features a fanless design courtesy of Intel?s Bay Trail processor. That means you don?t have to deal with any distracting noise when you use it. It?s lightweight and has a battery that can last up to 10 hours on a single charge.
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