Best Chromebook

Here's a round-up of the best Chromebooks currently on the market

Chromebooks represent a new type of laptop that's designed to be simple. A Chromebook runs Google's Chrome OS rather than Windows, and it requires an Internet connection in order to be most useful. You can think of a Chromebook as being a new generation of 'netbook', mainly because a Chromebook is relatively inexpensive, and some models are smaller than 13 inches, making them highly mobile.

If you're already a heavy user of Google's services, such as Gmail, Drive, Docs, and Play Music, then a Chromebook is a great product to consider and you will get a lot out of it. Don't expect a Windows-like interface, though: for the most part, you will be working inside a Chrome Web browser.

There are currently a few Chromebooks on the market, and we've reviewed models from Acer, HP, Samsung, and Toshiba. We've ranked them here for you so that you know which is the best one to purchase. Click on each product to read the full review.

We'll be adding to this roundup as we review more of these types of products.

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HP Chromebook 11

HP's Chromebook 11 is lovely little laptop to consider if all you want to do is get online and you are already an everyday user of Google's online services. It looks good, feels comfortable to use, and boots up in no time. However, its performance can sometimes feel slow, and it's a very glossy product.

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  • 12th Feb., 2014
  • Elias Plastiras
  • HP
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  • Pros:
  • Stylish and well built
  • Good keyboard
  • Vibrant screen
  • Cons:
  • Has few ports
  • Somewhat sluggish performance
  • Glossy finish

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