The Samsung Chromebook Pro will make a believer out of many Chromebook skeptics by offering great value, features and performance for a budget-priced laptop.
If you've bemoaned the loss of DVD burners, HDMI outputs and Ethernet jacks or you miss being able to easily add RAM and a hard drive on your own, the Acer Aspire E 15 is what you want. Its solid performance and battery life make it an even sweeter deal.
As one of the biggest Chromebooks, the Acer laptop is perfectly priced for anyone interested in a big laptop for basic online use.
With the Stream 14, HP once again shows that a Windows laptop for email and online apps can be attractive and inexpensive.
The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users.
The Lenovo Flex cuts some corners but ultimately delivers as an affordable combination laptop and tablet, if you keep expectations in check.
The Swift 1 is cheap, looks nice and has a good battery -- just don't give it anything more difficult to do than web browsing.
Samsung's Chromebook Plus V2 might be pricier than your average Chromebook, but the design and improved performance over the last-gen model let you do more with Chrome OS and Android than lower-end options.
With a hybrid hinge, touchscreen and support for Google Play apps, the Asus Chromebook Flip is a small Chromebook offering big value.
This Acer Aspire S13 isn't the most inspiring thin notebook, but it's a remarkably practical and cost-effective choice.
Well-suited for basic online use, the 500e is sturdy, portable, long-lasting Chromebook that competently doubles as a tablet.
The Acer Chromebook R13 is a capable Chromebook that won't break the bank, but if your needs are simple there are many other, more affordable laptops worth scoping out.
The Acer Spin 5 is a capable convertible that's attractively priced for its features.
While still a great all-around useful laptop, the 13-inch MacBook Air is stuck with a lower-res display and a design that's no longer cutting-edge.
Out of all the cheap Chromebooks, the Lenovo Flex 11 is one of the only models that offers extra built-in durability.
Acer's Chromebook R 11 has a neat hybrid design and the price is right, but simpler, non-touch devices offer better value.
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.
This Lenovo ThinkPad 13 takes a lot of the design and quality we like the ThinkPad brand for, and transforms it into a more casual Chromebook, ideal for schoolwork and writing.