Top Chromebooks Under $300
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
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 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!
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Lenovo Chromebook C330
HP Chromebook 14a
Lenovo Chromebook Duet
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|Android Apps more info||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Linux Apps more info||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|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|
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)|
|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|
|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|
Expiration Date info
|June 2022||May 2026||May 2028|
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