Top Chromebooks Under $300

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2020 has been another stellar year for Chromebooks! Computer makers are rolling out new Chromebooks regularly, and not just low-end models, but mid-range and high-end models as well. A whole new category of Chromebooks has emerged, featuring better processors, more RAM, flexible designs, and much better screens. Here are three of the best Chromebooks you can buy for under $300.

Lenovo Chromebook C330

Lenovo Chromebook C330

The Lenovo Chromebook C330 is a great little device that comes in under $300. With a 11.6 inch screen that flips around into tablet mode, it is slightly smaller and lighter than the Acer Chromebook R 11. It features a Quad-core 1.7 Ghz (max 2.1 Ghz) ARM-based processor and 4 GB of RAM which provide plenty of computing power. The screen is a bright touch display similar to those found in many of today’s tablet computers. If you want a small and more stylish device that won’t weigh down your backpack, you will love the Lenovo Chromebook C330.


Acer Chromebook 311 Spin

Acer Chromebook 311 Spin

Acer released the Chromebook 311 Spin in 2020 and it quickly became one of the top selling Chromebooks on Amazon. The Acer Chromebook 311 Spin has been popular due to its low price, flexibility, and good performance. We chose it for our list of top Chromebooks in 2020 because it’s one of the few Chromebooks that is under $300 with an Intel processor and touch screen. The Acer Chromebook 311 Spin also supports Android apps via the Play Store as well as Linux apps.


HP Chromebook 14 and Lenovo Chromebook Duet

Other chromebooks to consider in the under $300 price range include the HP Chromebook 14 and Lenovo Chromebook Duet. The HP Chromebook 14 is HP’s 6th generation 14-inch model. With each new generation, HP makes minor improvements that have led to quite a compelling offering.

Perhaps the most interesting new Chrome device of 2020 is the Lenovo Chromebook Duet. This 10.1 inch tablet comes with a keyboard and case that give you all the features of a full-blown Chromebook and the flexibility and portability of a tablet. If you can find the Lenovo Chromebook Duet in stock, it might be a great choice for you!

For more details on these Chromebooks, see the comparison table below. To explore even more Chromebooks, check out our comparison app.

Comparison Table

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Lenovo Chromebook C330
HP Chromebook 14a
HP Chromebook 14a
Lenovo Chromebook Duet
Lenovo Chromebook Duet

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Model Number 81HY0000US 14a-na0020nr ZA6F0031US
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Android Apps more info Yes Yes Yes
Linux Apps more info Yes Yes Yes
Perfomance Rating 4.1 4.4 8
Processor Quad-core 1.7 Ghz (max 2.1 Ghz) MediaTek M8173C Dual-core 1.1 Ghz (max 2.6 Ghz) Intel Celeron N4000 Processor Octa-core 2.0 Ghz MediaTek P60T
RAM 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB
Internal Storage 64 GB eMMC 32 GB eMMC 64 GB eMCP
Screen Size 11.6" 14" 10.1"
Screen Resolution 1366x768 1366x768 1920x1200
Touch Screen Yes No Yes
Screen Type IPS WLED-backlit IPS
width x length x thickness
11.4 x 8.48 x 0.77 inches
(289.56 x 215.39 x 19.56 mm)
12.82 x 8.60 x 0.70 inches
(325.63 x 218.44 x 17.78 mm)
9.44 x 6.29 x 0.28 inches
(239.78 x 159.77 x 7.11 mm)
Weight 2.64 lbs (1.2 kg) 3.24 lbs (1.47 kg) 0.99 lbs (0.45 kg)
Backlit Keyboard No No No
Webcam 1280×720 HP Wide Vision HD Front 2 MP / Rear 8 MP
WiFi 802.11ac (2x2) Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) (2x2) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2x2, MIMO, 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Wi-Fi Dual Bands
Bluetooth 4.1 5.0 4.2
Ethernet No No No
HDMI Full Sized HDMI No No
USB Ports 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB-C
(USB-C port is USB 3.1 Gen 2 with DisplayPort 1.2 support)
1 USB 3.0, 2 USB-C
(with DisplayPort 1.2)
(power, data, DisplayPort, and audio w/ adapter)
Card Reader microSD microSD No Card Reader
Battery 3 cell, 45 WHr, Lithium-ion 2 cell, 47.36 WHr, Lithium-ion 27.6 WHr, Lithium-ion
Battery Life 10 hours 13.5 hours 10 hours
Fanless Yes Yes Yes
Auto Update
Expiration Date info
June 2022 May 2026 May 2028

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