Great Chromebooks Under $300

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It has been a great year for Chromebooks. Computer makers are rolling out new Chromebooks on a regular basis, 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.

Acer Chromebook 14

Acer Chromebook 14 The Acer Chromebook 14 was one of the top sellers during the holiday season and continues to be very popular. This Chromebook features a sleek design and a 100% aluminum chassis. The 14-inch screen has a full-HD resolution and features bright and clear IPS technology.

Inside, the Acer Chromebook 14 is no slouch. It features a quad-core Intel processor, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB or internal storage. With both a great design and good performance, this Chromebook is a great choice for those on a budget who want a more traditional laptop that won’t weigh them down on the go.

ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA

ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA ASUS’s entry into the convertible Chromebook category is the ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA. With a 10.1 inch screen and metal body, it is slightly smaller and lighter than the Acer Chromebook R 11. It features a quad-core ARM based processor from Rockchip and 4 GB of RAM which provide plenty of computing power. The screen is a bright IPS touch display similar to those found in many of today’s tablet computers. With the same list price as the Acer model above, the decision of which one is best really comes down to what you like the most. If you want a slightly smaller and more stylish looking device, you will certainly love the Chromebook Flip.

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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  Acer Chromebook 14
Acer Chromebook 14
ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA

List Price: $299.99
Amazon Prices:
List Price: $279.00
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Model Number CB3-431-C5FM / NX.GC2AA.007 C100PA-DB02
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Android Apps more info Yes Yes
Linux Apps more info Yes No
Perfomance Rating 5.6 5.5
Processor Quad Core 1.6 Ghz (max 2.24 Ghz) Intel Celeron Processor N3160 Quad Core 1.8 Ghz Rockchip RK3288C
Internal Storage 32 GB eMMC 16 GB eMMC
Screen Size 14" 10.1"
Touch Screen No Yes
Screen Type IPS IPS
width x length x thickness
13.4 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches
(340.36 x 236.22 x 17.78 mm)
7.2 x 10.4 x 0.6 inches
(182.88 x 264.16 x 15.24 mm)
Weight 3.4 lbs (1.55 kg) 2.0 lbs (0.91 kg)
Backlit Keyboard No No
Webcam 1280x720 1280x720
WiFi 802.11ac with MIMO (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2 4.1
Ethernet No No
HDMI Full Sized HDMI Micro HDMI
USB Ports 2 USB 3.0 2 USB 2.0
Card Reader No Card Reader microSD
Battery 3 cell, 3950 mAh, Lithium-ion 2 cell, 4200, Lithium-ion
Battery Life 12 hours 9.0 hours
Fanless Yes Yes
Auto Update
Expiration Date info
June 2021 July 2020

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