Chromebook: ASUS has made one of the best possible all-around Chromebooks through the years. Simply over a yr in the past, the corporate launched the Chromebook Turn C302CA, a $499 type competing with the Samsung Chromebook Plus/Professional. It is nonetheless some of the best possible Chrome OS units in the marketplace, with its full-HD 13-inch show, 2-in-1 design, backlit keyboard, and twin Sort-C ports. I have used one as my primary computer for approximately 8 months now, and it served me smartly.

The C302 was once to begin with best to be had with an Intel Core m3 CPU and 4GB of RAM, which is indisputably rapid on Chrome OS, however wasn’t fairly sufficient for energy customers. ASUS launched a Core m5 type a couple of months in the past for $650, however if you happen to desperately wanted extra horsepower, the corporate is now promoting a C302 with the Intel Core m7 CPU and 16GB of RAM. The one drawback? It prices $979.

Whilst the Intel Core m7 6Y75 processor is indisputably a step up from the m3 and m5, it can not fairly justify the prime asking worth. The bottom type Pixelbook, which is recently $899 ($100 off) from the Google Retailer, has a miles beefier Intel Core i5-7Y57. Now not best is the i5 a more moderen chip design (seventh gen vs sixth gen), however it has extra tough built-in graphics and a reasonably upper spice up clock. Despite the fact that that Pixelbook type best has 8GB of RAM, Chrome OS is way lighter on reminiscence utilization than Home windows or macOS, and also you get the Pixelbook’s extra top rate design and three:2 show.

When you nonetheless actually need to purchase one, you’ll be able to get it from Amazon, Jet, NewEgg, Adorama, CDW, and TigerDirect. A few of the ones websites, like Amazon and CDW, recently have it priced at $911-929.