Best Chromebook 2018 Buying Guide

Choosing the right Chromebook is not easy. What features should it have? How much will you need to spend in order to buy a good Chromebook?

To help you make the right decision, I have written this guide which goes over all of the important points to consider when choosing your Chromebook.

Choosing a Chromebook based on your needs

Your choice of Chromebook should be based on your particular needs. And your choice may vary depending on whether or not you intend to use it as your primary computer for school or work as well as entertainment and communication.

As a primary computer

If you would like to use a Chromebook as your main computer, choosing the right model becomes even more important.

In fact, until the Play Store becomes accessible to Chromebooks, you will be limited to the Google Chrome web browser and to the few other available applications.

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Dell Chromebook 13 Review

Pros

  • Sober and elegant design
  • Superb IPS display panel
  • Very comfortable keyboard
  • High-performance characteristics
  • Very long battery life

Cons

  • Lack of USB type C ports
  • Stifled sound on some surfaces
  • Small amount of memory

What is the Dell Chromebook 13?

Sober and elegant, the Dell 13 is a mid-range computer geared towards advanced users who are looking for better performance than that offered by basic Chromebooks.

Dell Chromebook 13Conceived for professionals, this portable computer is much less expensive than its mid-range counterparts. So, does the additional quality and performance of this computer justify its extra cost? Read the rest of this article to find out.

Design

The Dell Chromebook 13’s design is one of its strongest suits; it has streamlined edges and a durable case. The underside of its case is equipped with grips to keep it in place, even on an inclined surface.

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Chromebook vs. Windows Laptop, what’s the difference?

If you have only recently become acquainted with Chromebooks and you would like to know more about the differences between them and Windows PCs, you have come to the right place.

Chromebooks are extraordinary laptops for a number of reasons and they have advantages and disadvantages in relation to Windows PCs.

The history of Chromebooks

Before taking a look at the differences between Chromebooks and Windows PCs, you should understand the origin of Chromebooks and the reason for their existence.

The first Chromebooks appeared in 2011 and they were created by Google with the goal of offering a simple, fast and secure computer at a low price that people could use to surf the internet faster and more securely than ever before.

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Play Store for Chromebook: everything you need to know

The Google Play Store is now accessible to certain Chromebooks.

However, the Play Store’s newfound availability raises a series of practical questions. What Chromebooks currently have access to the Play Store? How do you activate access to the Play Store? Is the Play Store for Chromebooks the same as the one for smartphones?

If you have ever asked yourself any of these questions and if you are looking for clear and precise answers, then this article was written for you.

What Chromebooks currently have access to the Play Store?

The Play Store is currently available to all of the Chromebooks included in the following table.

New models are regularly being granted access to the Play Store as new updates are released.

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Inateck offers a protective sleeve for Chromebooks

Protect your Chromebook during transportation with a soft and affordable protective sleeve!

The writing staff at PC4U really love their Chromebooks, that is why we take the necessary measures to protect them whenever we move around.

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Recently, we had the pleasure of testing the leather sleeve by Noreve, and even though we were convinced by this product’s quality, some of you, our readers, told us that they considered its price to be too high. That is why we went in search of other more affordable protective products. And, guess what? We were able to test one of Inateck’s wool felt sleeves!

I’ll tell you right now, this product has a great quality to price ratio.

Be eco-responsible, choose Inateck:

Inateck’s MP1300 sleeve arrived in a craft paper envelope which looked like it was made out of recycled paper; this is logical considering the product’s description:

Eco-friendly materials: durable, renewable and biodegradable.

Once removed from the envelope, Inateck’s MP1300 wool felt sleeve impressed us from the start; its light gray color gives it a classic look without being too basic in appearance.

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Asus Chromebook Flip C100PA–DS03 / DB02 Review

Pros

  • Thin and light-weight
  • 8:5 ratio display adapted to use in tablet mode
  • Aluminum case
  • Ultra mobile

Cons

  • Thick borders around the display

What is the Asus Chromebook Flip ?

With the Flip, Asus was looking to prove that they could create a Chromebook that was not only inexpensive, but also beautiful and ergonomic.

Asus Chromebook Flip

The Flip was created with hybrid use in mind. The display, the keyboard, and the trackpad were all designed so that they would be useful in both the PC and tablet modes.

So, is this Chromebook worth buying? Read the rest of this test to find out.

Design

In terms of its design, the Asus Flip is striking because of its small size and extremely light weight. It weighs just 900 grams and measures 1.5 cm in thickness, making it an ultra laptop.

Asus Chromebook Flip

The room reserved for the trackpad is not ample, but it is sufficient, and the keyboard does not give the impression of having been squeezed as it does on certain other 10 inch laptops.

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Samsung launches Chromebook Pro with stylus and convertible

It looks like Samsung is still betting on devices with Chrome OS since it is launching its new Chromebook Pro, a convertible device that gives a breath of fresh air to this platform.

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The processor will be a modest 6 core Rockchip with 2 high performance Cortex A72 and 4 Cortex-A53 together with 4GB of RAM and only 32 GB of internal storage hidden under a screen of 12.3 inches with a resolution of 2,400 x 1,600 pixels.

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Acer Convertible Chromebook R11 Review (11.6-inch HD Touchscreen Notebook)

A Sheet of Aluminum tops the back of the Acer Chromebook R11’s screen. This is probably the only noble detail in a product that neither hides nor is ashamed of its humble conception and modest benefits. But for a price around 300 dollars little more can be asked of this hybrid between a laptop and tablet operating under Chrome OS. Let’s not forget: it’s a Chromebook and from Acer, an excellent utilitarian firm.

The chromebook market begins to show signs of saturation. There are many companies that have jumped onboard the bandwagon of computers running Google’s operation system and whose philosophy is to always be connected. Asus, Dell, Toshiba, HP and obviously Google have already shown their cards.

And one thing has become clear: with the exception of a few cases in which the price seems like a rocket heading towards a galaxy of millionaires, the idea here it communing decent benefits -such as a battery that holds a full work session- with attractive prices. The Acer Chromebook R11 tries to wager battle in this area.

Laptop and Tablet Computer

The first thing that draws the attention in the Chromebook R11 is its successful minimalist and functional design. Elegant lines, a thickness of 2 centimeters and a weight -somewhat convincing- of 1.25 kilos. Despite this last detail, it is really a convenient and affordable product, of those that liked to be carried around (if you aren’t the typical fanboy of certain brands with allergy to more functional products).

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ASUS C201PA-DS01/DS02 11.6 Inch Chromebook Specs, Reviews

In a short amount of time, Chromebook has grown from a new player on the market to a serious contender in an entry-level laptop market. It’s simple to use and offers only the most basic features, which is why it’s price is set quite low – at $199.

This part of market has been Intel’s playground, where only Nvidia Tegra dares to venture. But now, if you decide to go for Asus C201, you will be getting an ARM-powered device with Chrome OS in its core. We all know how reliable Asus is, which tells you a lot about how good Chromebook 2 actually is.

ASUS C201PA Chromebook

Good price amd formidable features is something many most buyers want, but not all of them will recognize what makes this laptop going. Its processor is not Intel or AMD made. New Rockchip RK3288 is an interesting newcomer to the market as it doesn’t use a lot of power but delivers high performance. Base clock speed is 1.8GHz, which makes this processor one of the best choices when it comes to value for money.

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