Thursday, 2 March 2017

Chromebooks under £400

You may know of Chrome as your most preferred browser with it being fast and reliable especially when pitted against other less reliable browsers. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Chromebooks, an offering from Google, apply the same rules of reliability and speed. 

Many smaller laptops are not capable of running something like a Windows operating system making it frustratingly impossible for us to use our devices with ease, and that’s where Chromebooks come in to fill the void in the market.

Read on as we take a look at our favourite Chromebooks under £400

 HP Chromebook 11

• Price: £199.99
• Processor: Intel Celeron N3060 / 1.6GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.48 GHz
• RAM: 4GB
• Storage:16GB eMMC
• Screen: 11.6" Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
• Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics
• Operating System: Google Chrome OS

The least expensive option in our list of Chromebooks under £400, the HP Chromebook 11 is thin and light and has a fanless design if you’re someone who is annoyed by noisy laptops. Its dual core processor and HP True Vision HD webcam make it suitable for someone looking for a resourceful Chromebook.

  Dell Chromebook 11 (3120)

• Price: £257.49
• Processor: Intel Celeron N2840 (2.16 GHz)
• RAM: 4GB
• Storage:16GB eMMC
• Screen: 11.6" HD LED (1366x768)
• Graphics: Intel HD Graphics

If you‘re under the impression that Chromebooks are weak and delicate alternatives to a laptop, you would be wrong; the Dell Chromebook 11 has been military tested in the US to ensure it is durable enough to withstand a range of testing conditions, making it perfect for school or work. It also comes with a 180 degree hinge, a 4th gen Intel Core processor and an impressive battery life. It was recently included in the list of ‘The 7 Best Chromebooks of 2017’ by Tech Radar and came in at number 3 so if you’re on the lookout for a dependable laptop, this would be the perfect choice. It is also reasonably priced coming in at the lower end of Chromebooks under £400.

ASUS Chromebook C201

• Price: £261.49
• Processor: Rockchip RK3288C
• RAM: 4GB
• Storage:16GB Flash
• Screen: 11.6" HD Display
• Graphics: Integrated Graphics
• Operating System: Google Chrome OS

Most Chromebooks have a battery life of 9-14 hours; the ASUS Chromebook C201 fulfils the higher end of the average with an impressive 13 hour battery life making it perfect for use all day without worrying about the battery running out on you. It has high quality speakers as well as Bluetooth 4.1, making it seamless for use with all your other devices.

The touchpad is built for multi touch gesture allowing you to work fast in a flawless manner. It also comes with two USB 2.0 ports, a HDMI micro port as well as a Micro SD card reader so if you need a laptop to use with multiple devices or like the ease of connectivity between your devices, the ASUS Chromebook C201 would be a good match.

ASUS Chromebook Flip

• Price: £288.49
• Processor: Rockchip Cortex-A17 RK3288C
• RAM: 4GB
• Storage:16GB SSD
• Screen: 10.1" Touchscreen
• Operating System: Google Chrome OS

The unmistakable USP and the beauty of the ASUS Chromebook flip lies in the design. With its unique 360 degree flip screen, it makes it easy to use when you’re out and about and want the flexibility of a laptop and tablet hybrid. It has an impressive 10.1 inch touchscreen as well as a HD camera adding to its versatility. It has a 9 hour battery life making it portable, as Google state Chromebooks are for ‘work and for play’ and this is most definitely the case for the ASUS Chromebook Flip. It is lightweight, convenient to travel with and easy enough for everyone to use.

If you find yourself using Chrome as well as Google Docs, the Chromebooks provide the option of working offline with Google Play Offline, they also have built in virus protection and a system which updates itself sparing us the mundane tasks of constantly checking (and missing) vital updates and increasing the security of your device.

Did you enjoy reading our list of Chromebooks under £400? Do you have a Chromebook or are you thinking of swapping your current laptop for one? Let us know in the comments below.

*Please note: all prices are subject to change without notice and all offers are subject to availability*

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