Touchscreen Chromebooks continue are the best value in technology. Also, they offer great speed, reliability, or performance for often well at the price of a competing Windows laptop. However, Chrome OS begins out as a simple browser. From games or apps to file browsers and also some Adobe app support, Chrome OS comes a long way in terms of its functionality. Also, it is fully dominating the budget market for laptops and replacing the awful, clumsy Windows laptops of the last decade. Also, there is the best Chromebook for every price tag. But if all you want is a PC is a way to write a paper, browse Facebook or Instagram, watch Netflix, a Chromebook is an amazingly the best option.
There are lots of various versions to select from that picking up a Chromebook today can be an intimidating task. Which version should you pick up, and which should you ignore? This is our article for the best touchscreen Chromebooks available on the market.
The best touchscreen Chromebooks are as follow:
Google Pixelbook Go
Launched back in October of last year, the Pixelbook Go is Google’s first older Chromebook in two years. It replaces the real Pixelbook—one of the best Chromebooks ever made. However, the Pixelbook Go lowers the price by 35%. Also, it making it an affordable choice for anyone looking to invest in the new Chromebook. At $650, it’s still priced relatively high compared to most other devices on the market, but rather than that, the Pixelbook Go looks to have all the magic you like from a Chromebook today.
But the Chromebook design is a bit disappointing. But in the cheaper market, the Go has lost one of the best things about the real Pixelbook: its tall display. Besides on the 2017 Pixelbook, the Go uses a standard 16:9 aspect ratio with a 13.3″ display screen. The display makes it a solid offering for watching YouTube or movies. However, after a productivity work, a 3:2 display like the real device would’ve been much appreciated. Also, it considers this isn’t a 15″ device.
The device’s weight is 2 pounds. Also, it measures 13mm thick—basically as thin as the device could be. Also, it uses magnesium build. It helps to keep the frame of the device light. But it also offers a grippy ribbed texture under the design. However, it’s a premium-feeling device. Also, it’s best to view Google helping to push the cost of this style of Chromebook down to something more affordable than we’ve seen in the past. Also, rather than having a touchscreen, it’s worth noting the Pixelbook Go can’t fold 360 degrees to become a tablet. This is an older laptop-style through and through, something that probably disappoints some potential buyers.
The Chromebook begins with 8th Gen Intel Core m3, which should be very fast for some basic browsing and video playback. Also, if you decide on doing any kind of work on the Go, you like to upgrade to an i5 or an i7 for extra cash. Go is available in 4 tiers. However, the Pixelbook Go adds either 8GB or 16GB, with 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of storage. There’s no choice for expandable storage. So that you must ensure that you are getting the storage you want upfront.
- Best keyboard or speakers
- Premium build
- High pricing
- No expandable storage
- No 3:2 aspect ratio
- Can’t fold 360 degrees
Asus Chromebook Flip C434
Asus has constantly made some of our favorite Chromebook. Just like Chromebook Flip C302 hee are Asus’s Chromebook C434 as the single best Chromebook a student can purchase today.
The first thing you must check about the C434 is the build. It’s the premium-feeling device using the all-aluminum build. Also, it makes a huge difference in day-to-day usage. The design of the machine is identical to something you’d find on a Surface Laptop or MacBook Pro. The anodized finish is also identical to the MacBook line of products, ignoring the textured feel of some metal Chromebooks on the market today. The whole device is quite thin and light. It weights is only 3.3 pounds and a little over half an inch thick. When we talk about displays, Asus added a 1080p LED panel, which seems crisp, good, and colorful.
Rather than 14″ display, the device chassis is closer to a standard 13″ laptop. Asus included the webcam at the top of the display rather than moving it to the bottom. It means that, besides the thinner bezel, you lose none of the actual features of a normal display.
With the laptop sides, you have two USB-C 3.1 ports that you can use for the data transfer, video out, charging, with a single USB-A port. Also, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD card slot for expandable storage on your device. However, this might feel like fairly limited port selection, that USB-C port enables you to use adapters to access any accessory you probably want, and also enables you to charge the device with a basic USB-C cable.
- Best build quality and design
- Good display screen
- Long-life battery
- Terrible speakers
- Weight makes tablet mode quite difficult
Samsung Chromebook Plus
If you’re wondering about something with stylus support, then you must go for Samsung’s Chromebook Plus v2. It moves with the Flip C302 in every way. A vivid 2400×1600 display is one of the best display screens you can get on a laptop. Also, the amazing aspect of ratio makes it good for productivity. Also, you’ll find 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, the least amount we suggested for devices in 2020. This latest model of the Plus switched to an Intel Celeron processor rather than of the ARM chip in the older model. As it isn’t quite as strong as the Core m3 you’ll find in our top choices.
The stylus helps to make this the best business-friendly laptop. Similar to Samsung’s Note series of mobiles and tablets, Chromebook Plus has a pop-out stylus designed into the body of the device. You can access it at any time, and the display screen can compatibles lots of the same Note-like features and abilities that make the Note series very popular. You can also use the stylus for note-taking, drawing, highlighting—you name it. Also, with Chromebook Plus is the best device, we really suggest checking out one of our top picks if you can. They’re both latest and stronger than Samsung’s device. Also, it helps to improve your experience day-to-day.
- Thin, metal chassis
- Amazing high-res display
- Built-in stylus
- No backlit keyboard at $400
- Android app compatibility isn’t perfect
- Speakers are not so good
Acer Chromebook R 11
R11 another amazing Chromebook for all ages. But when we praised the device for its affordability, its light-weight, and its amazing performance, it’s become difficult to continue to recommend a low-resolution display in 2020. Aslo, if the display screen measures at 11.6″. The laptop is also in your range $300 to $400 range getting really, really good lately.
But still, if you’re stuck in a budget under >$300, the R 11 is still the best option to pick up on the cheap. It’s made of plastic but looks solid in the hand. Special thanks to its metal coating. Also, it has two USB ports or a SD card slots. Not just this but you can also do worse than the Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of RAM powering this device. Battery life is also very good. Overall, R 11 is still a solid budget Chromebook to buy. Also, it’s worth saving a little additional to select up the Chromebook Flip or Chromebook Plus.
- Bright IPS touchscreen with the best viewing angles
- Light and thin chassis
- Play Store and Android app compatibility
- 720p display in 2020
- No backlit keyboard
Lenovo Chromebook Duet
If you’re on the market to buy a budget-priced Chromebook. Then it’s difficult to beat Lenovo’s new Duet. The Chromebook is designed like a Chrome OS model of Microsoft’s Surface Go, the Duet features a 10.1″ 1920×1200 display with a keyboard attachment. However, it is one of the cheapest hybrid devices you can ever pick up today. In tablet mode, the Duet looks like a standard 10″ tablet. Also, the 16:10 aspect ratio keeps the device from feeling too wide while holding it in your hand.
Fortunately, at $300, you can’t expect something on the Surface Pro line level. The touchpad or keyboard both are fairly cramped, as the Chromebook itself is so small. However, the MediaTek processor is very weak for anything rather than basic productivity or browsing tools. Still, there’s a lot of bright sides to the device. It includes all-day battery life, best color reproduction on the IPS panel, and amazingly solid duel speaker.
- Amazing value
- Best battery life
- Weak RAM or processor
- Small size
ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA
A successor to the smaller Chromebook Flip launched in 2015. However, the C101PA isn’t quite as good as the $449 version we have at the top of the list. Well, it is the best upgrade over the real model of this laptop we had featured to buy six months ago on this list. Not too much change between the older and the latest version, with the device using a 10.1″: 1280×800 resolution display and an upgraded Rockchip processor.
The C100PA can compatible Android apps and also features USB-C connectivity as we saw on the 12″ version. It’s quite thin-and-light. Also, it comes in at 2 lbs and just .6″ thick, and features USB-A port for your external hard drives. The display screen is solid and performs very fast than you probably expect from the ARM-based Rockchip processor. Also, if it isn’t screaming-fast. At $299, it probably difficult to buy compared to the much-improved 12.5″ model.
- Cheap for the featureset
- Portable or thin
- Small, cramped keyboard
- Minimum storage than competing Chromebooks
Acer Chromebook R 13
We highly recommended the R 11 above, but do you want a bigger display than the 11″? Then go for Acer R 13, the older, bigger brother in our selection. For an additional $50, you get the same laptop. It has 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 2 USB ports, a microSD card slot, and an HDMI port that’s roughly equivalent to the Intel Celeron found in the R 11. The main difference is the size: a 13.3″ 1080p IPS display brings the same touch-enabled functionality to a bigger, higher-resolution of the display screen. The body is now made of aluminum, providing the R 13 a more premium feel over its smaller sibling.
Fortunately, the bigger size makes it using the R 13 as a tablet a bit more trouble than the 11″ version. But if you can put up or carry the extra size and weight, the R 13 offers a middle ground between the R 11 and the Samsung Chromebook Plus.
- 13″ 1080p display
- Best build quality
- Mediocre processor for the price
- Better alternatives for just a bit more cash
HP Chromebook x2
It is the only convertible Chromebooks on the market. However, the HP Chromebook x2 is a masterclass in performance or design. When it first comes to the market, it was a costly choice for students, beginning at $599. Also, it is easy to find the Chromebook x2 under $500.
But with an Intel Core m3 chip, 32GB of storage, 12 hours of battery life, and some amazing dual B&O-branded speakers. Also, there are lots to love with the Chromebook x2. The best part comes with the display screen. At 2400×1600, this is an amazing display or a convertible design. However, the display comes with the keyboard and becomes an iPad Pro-Esque 12″ tablet executing Chrome OS. Our major qualms with the x2 come in the software. If you like a new Chromebook that features the design of something such as Microsoft’s Surface Pro, HP’s convertible is the best choice to consider.
- Convertible design
- Amazing performance and battery life
- Only 32GB of storage
- Chrome OS still buggy on tablets
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