publishUpdated   Nov 10, 2020, 10:36 am

Gone are the days where Chromebooks were just for enthusiasts, as these laptops and tablets have entered the mainstream. Get the best features of Chrome, along with the best apps from the Play Store, in a single package. And with up to 8-years of updates, you won’t have to worry about your Chromebook losing support any time soon.

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Best Chromebooks Overall

If you’re looking for the best Chromebooks that money can buy, you’re in luck. Outside of the Chromebook Duet with its unique design, there are quite a few great Chromebooks that includes specs and features that rival, or surpass, even some of the best Windows laptops.

Lenovo Chromebook Duet

The Chromebook Duet is a rather unique product in that it’s one of the best ChromeOS, but is actually a tablet. With the included keyboard, and up to 10-hours of battery life, the Duet is sure to handle anything you want to throw at it.

ASUS Chromebook Flip
The Chromebook Flip from ASUS is arguably the best Chromebook overall. From its 14-inch convertible display, to providing a solid keyboard and plenty of ports, you really can’t get much better than this at this price point.
Google Pixelbook Go
It should come as no surprise that Google ditched the tablet idea and went back to a traditional design with the Pixelbook Go. But this Chromebook is extremely lightweight and sports Google’s Titan C chip for some of the best security protection on the market.
Acer R31 Convertible Chromebook

The Acer R31 may not be as powerful as the other devices in this category, but its convertible design that allows it to transform from a regular laptop into a tablet or a stand make it an extremely attractive option for those on a budget.  The Acer R31 sports a 13.3-inch FHD display, 4GB of RAM and up to 12 hours of battery life thanks to its Mediate MT8173C Quad-Core chipset.
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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook
If you want all the bells and whistles in a Chromebook, then the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is the way to go. You’ll find specs that rival most Windows laptops, while getting a gorgeous AMOLED display and even an included stylus.

Best Budget Chromebooks

The great thing about Chromebooks is that you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get a solid experience. Those wanting an entry-level Chromebook, or something they can just carry around instead of a tablet, will be more than happy with these options.

ASUS Chromebook C202XA

The ASUS Chromebook C202XA is the ultimate Chromebook for the classroom, sporting a spill-proof keyboard and a scratch-proof, military-grade, rugged body. If you’re looking for a Chromebook that can survive the abuse and torture most elementary-grade students can muster, the ASUS Chromebook C202XA is the only option you should consider.
Lenovo Chromebook C340
Lenovo’s Chromebook C340 is one of those middle-of-the-road Chromebooks, which is surprisingly solid when you dive a bit deeper. The display can be folded back into various modes, and comes with a touchscreen. We just wish the actual spec sheet was a little bit better.
Lenovo S330

If you’re in the market for a lightweight Chromebook with a big screen, the Lenovo S330 is the way to go. This Chromebook has an array of I/O ports, while sporting the MediaTek MT8173C chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage
Acer Chromebook Spin 311
While some may enjoy larger displays, those aren't for everyone, and that's where Acer's Chromebook Spin 311 comes in. With an 11.6-inch convertible touchscreen display, this can spin and pivot to almost any position, along with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, and up to 10-hours of battery life.

Phandroid’s 2020 Holiday gift guide

While the list above highlights a few of our favorite gadgets of 2020, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of 250 products in 19 different categories to make it easy for you to find the best gifts for your family members, friends (or yourself) this holiday season. We’d also like to thank MediaTek for sponsoring the Chromebooks, Smart Home, and Smart Speakers & Displays sections of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide.

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