Best Chromebooks

They are simple, safe, and last a long time on a load. The best Chromebooks are great not only for students but for anyone who wants a laptop that is easy to use and less prone to malware than Windows laptops. Chromebooks are also under development. Many of them now have slimmer designs and touch screens, some have a more traditional clamshell look, and some have a 2-in-1 design.

And with the support for Android apps, Chromebooks are becoming more and more versatile. If you’ve been expecting for a new premium Chromebook (Google decided not to update its Pixelbook this year), we’ve got good news from CES. The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is super thin from $999, has a 4K OLED display along with a 10th Gen Intel’s Core i5 processor, and stands out from the crowd in bright Red design.

List of the best Chromebooks of 2021

We review several Chromebook every year, and the books that make up our list offer the latest combination of value, performance, and computing convenience. Some are so good that they also make our best notebook list.

Acer Chromebook Spin 713

The best Chromebook with long battery life

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  • CPU: Intel Core i5-10210U
  • RAM: Intel UHD
  • Storage: 128GB SSD
  • Display: 13.5-inch, 2256 x 1504
  • Dimensions: 11.8 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 3 pounds

The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 is among the best Chromebooks on the market thanks to its 11-hour battery life. We prefer laptops that last at least 8 hours to get through an entire day at school or work, but the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 exceeds our 8-hour minimum. The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 made its way onto the list of best Chromebooks because of its colorful and bright screen, fast performance, and versatile design.

And, mind you, it won’t cost you more than $700 to get this Chromebook. For high school and college students looking for a cheap, portable and durable laptop, the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 is definitely one of the best Chromebooks to choose as their everyday device.

Asus Chromebook Flip C434

The best Chromebook overall

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  • CPU: Intel’s Core m3-8100Y
  • RAM: 4GB Of RAM
  • Storage: 64GB eMMC storage
  • Display: 14-inch, Full-HD 1080p touch-screen
  • Dimensions: 12.6 x 8 x 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 3.1 pounds

The best Chromebook overall, the Flip C434, is an excellent successor to the Flip C302CA, our previous top pick. Not only do the super small edges allow Asus to fit its large 14-inch screen in a smaller chassis than you’d want, that display is both bright and colorful. What’s more, the aluminum design provides a more first-class feel than most Chromebooks. Oh, and I almost forgot: it lasts for around 10 hours on a single charge.

Last update was on: September 23, 2021 7:58 pm

Samsung Chromebook 3

Great for students and schools

  • CPU: 1.6-GHz Intel’s Celeron N3060
  • RAM: 4GB Of RAM
  • Storage: 32GB eMMC storage
  • Display: 11.6-inch, (720p)1366 x 768-pixel
  • Dimensions: 11.4 x 8 x 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 2.5 pounds

Easily the best Chromebook, Samsung’s 11.6-inch, the 2.5-pound laptop is light enough to take anywhere. And with 4GB RAM, the Intel’s Celeron N3060-powered Chromebook 3 can handle multitasking with aplomb. And for an inexpensive device, it looks stylish. Sure, it’s plastic, but the black metal cover is stylish enough for any environment. In the Laptop Mag Battery Test, the Chromebook 3 has run for 9 hours and 44 minutes, which is more than enough for working and playing all day long.

Last update was on: September 23, 2021 7:58 pm

Google Pixelbook Go

A great display along with very long battery life

  • CPU: Intel’s Core i5-8200Y
  • RAM: 8GB of RAM
  • Storage: 128GB SSD storage
  • Display: 13.3-inch, 1080p (Full-HD) touch-screen
  • Dimensions: 12.2 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Weight: 2.3 pounds

The Pixelbook Go is another device that you can buy. The Google laptop is super slim and light with a weight of only 2 pounds, and it has an easy to handle design. Its extreme portability extends the battery life of this Chromebook, as it lasted an impressive 11 hours and 30 minutes on our battery test. Other highlights of this Chromebook includes a vibrant 13.3-inch display and solid performance of the Intel Core m3 processor (Core i5 is available). The speakers are not stellar, but overall the Pixelbook Go is one of the best Chromebooks.

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HP Chromebook x2

Our favorite 2-in-1 detachable Chromebook

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  • CPU: Intel’s Core m3-7Y30
  • RAM: 4GB of RAM
  • Storage: 32GB SSD storage
  • Display: 12.3-inch, 2400 x 1600 pixel resolution
  • Dimensions: 11.5 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Weight: 3.1 pounds

With an all-day battery life along with a comfortable, detachable design, the HP Chromebook x2 is one of the best notebooks for all business users. It’s like a Microsoft Surface Pro running Chrome OS. The Chromebook x2 also offers a sharp, clear screen, quality sound, and a comfortable keyboard for solid typing. The Core m3 processor isn’t great, but it’s oomph enough to work mostly in the cloud. Besides, HP includes the keyboard and pen in the price.

Last update was on: September 23, 2021 7:58 pm

Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630

The best 15-inch Chromebook

  • CPU: Intel’s Core i5-8250U
  • RAM: 8GB of RAM
  • Storage: 128GB SSD storage
  • Display: 15.6-inch, 3840 x 2160 (4K) resolution
  • Dimensions: 14.2 x 9.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 4.1 pounds

If you want a large screen Chromebook, you’re sure to want it with a large, high-resolution panel. While the Yoga Chromebook C630 starts at $599 with a Full-HD 1080p screen and an Intel Core i3 CPU, it can be further upgraded to a 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) display with an Intel’s Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. This should provide enough power for all the Android apps you want, and then some. This laptop also has a neat aluminum cover, so the chassis looks as sharp as the images on the screen.

Last update was on: September 23, 2021 7:58 pm

Lenovo Chromebook Duet

Best Chromebook with high portability

  • CPU: MEDIATEK Helio P60T
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: Up to 128 eMMC
  • Display: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel
  • Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 2 pounds

The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is one of the best Chromebooks because it is a low-priced 2-in-1 that is a tablet, but can also turn into a laptop with an accompanying winding kickstand cover and detachable keyboard. The most spectacular feature of the Lenovo Chromebook Duet is its battery life – you can get almost 13 hours of battery life on the Duet.

The screen is colorful, so watching Netflix, Disney Plus+ and Amazon Prime Video on this Chromebook will be pleasing to the eyes. It also has an ultra-portable design. You can fold it into a book-like shape, and no one will ever know you’re carrying a laptop — they’ll think you’re holding a notebook or a journal.

Last update was on: September 23, 2021 7:58 pm

HP Pro C640 Chrome Enterprise

The best Chromebook for business

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  • CPU: Intel Core i5-10210U
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 128GB SSD
  • Display: 13.5-inch, 2256 x 1504
  • Dimensions: 11.8 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 3 pounds

The HP Pro C640 with Chrome Enterprise is the best Chromebook for business users and employees. The HP Pro C640 has excellent military-level durability. This means that if you or one of your employees drops this Chromebook on the ground, there is a very good chance that it will remain intact. Another reason the HP Pro C640 made it to our Best Chromebooks page is its incredible security features.

Security is important to many entrepreneurs, and the HP Pro C640 puts your mind at ease with its fingerprint scanner. And because Chrome Enterprise runs on the Pro C640, the chances of security breaches and system update wrecks are low, especially compared to systems running Windows 10. Finally, the HP Pro C640 is on our Best Chromebooks page because of its incredible variety of ports, which gives users a wide range of connectivity options.

Last update was on: September 23, 2021 7:58 pm

Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook

The best Chromebook for a lightweight experience

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3500C
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 128GB PCIe SSD
  • Display: 13-inch, FHD
  • Dimensions: 12.1 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 3.2 pounds

Another Chromebook that can be considered the best Chromebook of 2021 is the Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook. We praised the ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook for its snappy performance, durable chassis, lightweight design and colorful display.

It’s also a 2-in-1, so it can bend and transform into many poses at your convenience. The Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook is just 0.6 inches thin and weighs 3.2 pounds, so you can travel effortlessly with this featherweight Chromebook. According to our tests and real-world experiences, the Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook earns 4 out of 5 stars.

Acer Chromebook 314

A tremendous Chromebook

  • CPU: Intel Celeron N4000
  • Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 600
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Screen: 14-inch LED (1366 x 768) high definition
  • Storage: 32GB eMMC

If you’re looking for a Chromebook that gives you real value for your money, the Acer Chromebook 314 is the best Chromebook for you. It’s easy to use, reliable and has a great combination of screen and battery life (up to 12 hours). Not to mention its bright 14-inch display, which gives you more screen space for your productivity needs.

It also has a keyboard that is satisfying and a joy to use, as well as a touchpad that responds well to all your finger movements and commands. More importantly, it strikes a good balance between design, usability, features, battery life and performance while being comfortable with its own limitations.

Last update was on: September 23, 2021 7:58 pm

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