Great Chromebooks Under $200

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In 2015, major computer makers have pushed the price of their entry-level Chromebooks lower than ever. There are several Chromebooks available for less than $200, and a few for even less. You often can find Chromebooks for as low as $149 online. Here are a few popular models from top manufactures that you can get pick up this holiday season for less than $200.

Acer Chromebook 11

The Acer Chromebook 11 has been the best selling Chromebook since its release early this year. This Chromebook features a 2.16 Ghz Intel processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of fast eMMC storage. The 11 inch screen is quite good for the price with decent brightness and viewing angles. The small, lightweight design is great for students or anyone who is on the go. With WiFi, HDMI, USB ports and an SD card slot, the Acer Chromebook 11 has pretty much everything that most users need and expect. And at a list price of $169, it's hard to beat this the Acer Chromebook 11!

ASUS Chromebook C201

Not to be outdone by Acer, ASUS has also released an entry-level 11 inch Chromebook with the same $169 list price as the Acer Chromebook 11. The ASUS Chromebook C201 is a very nice looking notebook with a navy blue outer shell and a stylish design. It features a quad-core 1.8 Ghz ARM based processor from Rockchip and 2 GB of RAM. The quad-core processor gives this Chromebook great performance for such a cheap laptop. It also features all the same ports and a similar screen as the Acer Chromebook 11 but with better battery life and a higher quality webcam. If you really want to boost performance, I recommend that you get the version with 4 GB of RAM.

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  ASUS Chromebook C201
ASUS Chromebook C201
Acer Chromebook 11
Acer Chromebook 11
ASUS Chromebook C201
ASUS Chromebook C201
Price
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List Price: $169.00
Amazon Prices:
List Price: $169.99
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List Price: $179.00
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Model number C201PA-DS01 CB3-111-C670 / NX.MQNAA.001 C201PA-DS02
Android Apps more info Yes - Coming in 2017 Yes - Coming in 2017 Yes - Coming in 2017
Perfomance Rating 4.9/10 3.9/10 5.8/10
Color
Navy Blue

Moonstone White

Navy Blue
Processor Quad Core 1.8 Ghz
Rockchip RK3288C
Dual Core 2.16 Ghz (max 2.41 Ghz)
Intel Celeron N2830
Quad Core 1.8 Ghz
Rockchip RK3288C
Ram 2 GB 2 GB 4 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB eMMC 16 GB 16 GB eMMC
Screen size 11.6" 11.6" 11.6"
Screen resolution 1366x768 1366x768 1366x768
Screen touch No No No
Screen type LED Backlit TN LED LED Backlit TN
Dimensions
width x length x thickness
11.2 x 7.6 x 0.7
(284.5 x 193.0 x 17.8 mm)
11.8 x 8.0 x 0.73
(299.7 x 203.2 x 18.5 mm)
11.2 x 7.6 x 0.7
(284.5 x 193.0 x 17.8 mm)
Weight 2.1 lbs (0.95 kg) 2.4 lbs (1.09 kg) 2.1 lbs (0.95 kg)
Backlit Keyboard No No No
Webcam 720p HD Yes 720p HD
Wifi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11ac MIMO 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1 4.0 4.1
Ethernet No No No
Mobile Broadband No No No
HDMI Micro HDMI Full Sized HDMI Micro HDMI
USB Ports 2 USB 2.0 1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 2 USB 2.0
Card Reader microSD SD microSD
Battery 2 cell, 38 Whrs, Lithium-ion 3 cell, 3220 mAh, Lithium-ion 2 cell, 38 Whrs, Lithium-ion
Battery life 13 hours 8.5 hours 13 hours
Fanless Yes Yes Yes
End of Life Date info May 2020 unknown May 2020
Id as5 a12 as6

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