Google’s incursion into the realms of hardware and software opened the door to a new kind of laptop. Chromebooks, with their reliance on cloud storage, allow manufacturers to build powerful but light laptops by not having to find space for increasingly large hard drives. We here at Techscheme have decided to put together a list of some of the best Chromebooks available from our partners at Currys PC World – buying through Techscheme allows you to save up to 12% on the listed price (even in the sales) and spread the cost over up to three years.
Google Pixelbook 00124 12.3-Inch
With an entire range of laptops based on Chrome OS, we’d be silly not to start with its creator -Google. The Pixelbook 000124 is the most impressive Chromebook on the market. Weighing just over a kilogram, and just over 10cm wide this 4-1 convertible laptop is the perfect portable laptop.
It also bucks the trends in Chromebooks that Google themselves set, with an Intel Core i7 processor 16GB of RAM and a whopping 512GB eMMC hard drive this is a Chromebook that can exceed normal laptops in its price range.
ASUS Flip C302 12.5-Inch
The Flip C302 from Asus is another convertible Chromebook that’s great for using as a laptop or tablet. The 12.5-Inch Full HD display is crisp and bright, perfect for streaming video. It’s ultra-light and portable and the 10-hour battery life makes it excellent for commuters.
Power-wise it’s more what you’d expect from a mid-range Chromebook; there’s an Intel Core m3 processor 4GB of RAM and a 64GB hard drive. It’s funny, if the Pixelbook didn’t exist this would be one of the top Chromebooks on the market, but of course, the Flip C302 is less than half the price.
ACER CB3-431 14-Inch
The first of our non-convertible Chromebooks is much more what you’d expect in this kind of laptop. At 14-inches those with larger hands might find this easier to view and type than with the other models on this list. It looks spiffy too, with its tough aluminium design.
Looking at the specs you get an Intel Celeron Processor, 4GB of RAM and a 32GB eMMC hard drive, which is great for everyday use at work and home and the 12-hour battery life means you can swap between the two without worry.
ASUS C202 11.6-Inch
Lastly, the Asus C202 is another non-convertible Chromebook for those who prefer the extra durability of a solid laptop. The 11.6-inch screen is the smallest on this list so it should appeal to those who want something uber-portable.
With a 16GB eMMC hard drive, the C202 comes closest to the original idea of a Chromebook with your storage based mainly on the cloud, utilising Chrome OS apps to get the most out of your machine.
|Google Pixelbook 00124
|Asus Flip C302
*Prices based on Currys PC World listings at the time of writing
These are just some of the great Chromebooks available from our partners at Currys PC World. We’ve tried to get a good range of prices in here, from £1699 to £179 you’ll find something that’s perfect for you. You can save up to 12% on even those great prices buy buying through Techscheme’s employee benefits scheme, and we’ll help you spread the cost over up to three years.