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Chromebooks are modern-day laptops, specially designed for students and teens, and they are relatively cheaper than other Windows laptops. What makes these small machines so popular amongst youngsters is the unique body designs and an easy to operate OS that works like magic.

Here is a quick guide for choosing your next Chromebook with the best configurations and latest designs.

Choose the best hardware

The most overlooked thing in Chromebooks is the hardware. Most users, especially youngsters, skip out the hardware factor while purchasing a Chromebook. The reason is simple- the design factor takes over the hardware. Young people like trendy and cool looking gadgets, but here is the catch; most Chromebooks look cool and aesthetically pleasing in comparison to regular laptops. But they don’t perform well. Hypothetically, this also applies to Chromebooks, because a better-looking Chromebook might not perform well, and a more dull looking Chromebook might outperform a trendy Chromebook.

Ensure you check out the hardware sections while purchasing any Chromebook instead of drooling over the cool designs.

Budget friendliness

Just because a Chromebook has better hardware, it doesn’t mean it will be cheaper and affordable. A premium Chromebook can go up high as $1,266 and more. Finding and selecting a Chromebook serves two purposes. First, it saves you a lot of money. Second, you can get the basics like streaming videos, editing images, and writing reports right. If your Chromebook can do the basics right, then there is no point buying a $1,266 laptop when the latter can do the minimal.

Although the premium Chromebook might have better options, speed, and other functionalities, they have a very steep cost. A budget-friendly Chromebook works in the same way as other premium Chromebooks, so choose your budget accordingly while buying your next Chromebook.

The 2-in-one Chromebook

If creativity is your area of expertise, then the 2-in-one Chromebook is the best option for you. A lot of window users might be wondering, what’s a 2-in-one Chromebook? Does it support Windows+Chrome OS? Well, not exactly, a 2-in-one Chromebook works like a tablet+Laptop, and it comes in handy for people who do digital art, fashion designing, and image manipulation.

You can easily detach the Chromebook screen from the keyboard and use it as a tablet, and it performs impressively well considering the price, which is almost similar to next-gen Android laptops.

Taking all the above points into account, here are some of the most impressive Chromebooks you can buy right now.

Top 5 budget-friendly ChromebooksSamsung Chromebook 4

Samsung Chromebook 4 is one of the best budget-friendly laptops on our list. Apart from the $229.99 price tag, the laptop comes packed with 4 Gigs of ram, Intel® Celeron® Processor N4000, and 32GB of eMMC storage.

The Samsung Chromebook 4 is a basic entry-level Chromebook based laptop, specially designed for teens and students.

Acer Chromebook 514 Touchscreen

A more premium looking Chromebook comes from the Taiwanese based company – Acer. The Acer Chromebook 514 Touchscreen, as the name suggests, is a touchscreen Chromebook that comes with a 14-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) touchscreen display, 4 Gigs of ram, and two storage options of 32GB and 64GB.

The backlit keyboard complements the aluminum design, and the 3950 mAh battery provides 12-hours of standby time on a single charge.

Asus Chromebook Flip C434

The Asus Chromebook Flip C434 is a modern, convertible laptop with sleek aluminum chassis, 4 Gigs of RAM, 64GB of eMMC storage, and a 360-degree hinge.

The Asus Chromebook Flip C434 comes with a NanoEdge touch 2 in 1 display, making it one of the best displays in this price segment.

Google Pixelbook Go

The strongest contender in the best Chromebook war is undoubted; the Pixelbook Go from Google. The 13.3-inch display provides a stunning viewing experience, while the slim bezels add a unique body-to-display ratio that puts other Chromebooks to shame. A new Pixelbook Go starts from $848.98, and it is one of the costliest Chromebook you can buy with money.

But the overall experience and the powerful hardware justifies the price, and no wonder why people prefer Pixelbook Go over other premium Chromebook Laptops.

HP Chromebook x2

Earlier, we mentioned the 2-in-one Chromebooks and how they are better for creative professionals. The HP Chromebook x2 comes at the top of the 2-in-one Chromebook section, and it comes under a feasible price of just $599.99.

The full-size keyboard and the digital pen(included) makes doodling easier than ever before. The USB Type-C supports fast charging, and the slim design appeals to youth and adults alike.


At $599.99, the HP Chromebook x2 might be the best Chromebook in the market. But if you are on a budget and want something quick and reliable, then Samsung Chromebook 4 is your best option. However, other cheaper options are available in the market, but they don’t perform very well. So choose wisely and consider factors like hardware, software updates, and, most importantly, your budget while buying any laptop.

Source: How to find the perfect Chromebook without hurting your bank account

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