HP Pavilion x2 ( 2015)
Easily the best-looking Atom-powered hybrid in its price range, the HP Pavilion x2 is still a few tweaks away from being a budget standout.
Acer Switch 10 E ( 64GB SSD, Purple)
Despite extra storage space and a pleasing design, the Acer Switch 10 E suffers from a low-budget feel.
Asus Chromebook Flip
A Chromebook that manages to add hybrid features without driving up the price, the Asus Flip C100 trades speed for long battery life.
Nextbook Ares 11
Although affordable, the Nextbook Ares 11 isn't fit to be your next workstation or tablet. You'd be better off investing in an inexpensive Chromebook.
The Hisense Chromebook offers just enough power and comfort for far less money than the competition.
Acer Chromebook 15 ( black, 32GB)
If your one gripe about Chromebooks is the small screen sizes, the Acer Chromebook 15 is the solution and it's a very nice solution at that.
The bold Alienware Alpha makes good on many parts of its promise to meld the gaming PC and living room game console, but there are still too many rough edges to make this a true console killer.
HP Stream 11.6
The HP Stream 11 aims to be a cloud-focused laptop, much like a Chromebook, but with the added utility of Windows 8. It's a rock-bottom budget laptop, so don't get your hopes up, but the battery life is impressive.
Toshiba Chromebook 2
If you're looking for an all-around solid Chrome OS experience -- with one of the best screens we've seen on a Chromebook -- the Toshiba Chromebook 2 should be your starting point.
Samsung Chromebook 2 ( 11.6-inch, Intel Celeron)
Samsung keeps the nice-looking design of its previous 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 while making it a little more durable and puts live support help just a click away, making it a noteworthy update to the company's Chrome-computing lineup.