6 Budget Chromebooks to Buy for 2019

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For those who don't know, there's a competitor emerging over the computer and tablet market right now. In my opinion, it may be the greatest thing or the biggest threat. I'm talking about Chromebooks and they are taking over in a big way.

What is that you say?

Well, if you really are curious,  click and check out introduction to Chromebooks. Now that you have an idea, let me share with you 6 of the best budget Chromebooks to buy right now.  

Are you ready? Okay then, Let's begin.

1. Acer Chromebook Spin II

Product specs

Intel Celeron N3350 (Up to 2.4GHz) processor | 11.6" HD (1366 x 768) Multi-touch widescreen LED-backlit IPS display | 4GB of Onboard DDR4 Memory | 32GB internal storage | Wacom Stylus Pen included | Up to 10-hours Battery Life | Google Chrome OS | 3.09 lbs (1.4 kg) | 2 USB Type-C ports, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps) DisplayPort over USB Type-C | 5MP 1080P Full HD (2592 x 1944) HDR rear-facing camera | 1MP 720P HD (1280 x 720) HDR front-facing camera

The good stuff

  • Useful for school or college students
  • Comes with a stylus pen
  • 2 good quality internal cameras
  • Well-designed keyboard
  • Good battery life

The not-so-good stuff

  • 11-inches is pretty small
  • Low-resolution display,
  • Stylus pen can easily get lost
  • Small internal storage

The verdict

The Acer Chromebook Spin II offers you a pretty keyboard, responsive touchscreen, and a stylus pen to use. It runs Chrome OS, supports Android apps and is durable so it can take a bit of a beating and water resistance. The specs are of a low grade but that's expected from a budget laptop, yet it performs really well. You will have no trouble using it and with the long battery life, you won't be disappointed.

So students, scholars, get this Chromebook now - it will be the best tool you ever need.

2. Asus Chromebook C523

 

Product Specs

15.6 inch HD (1366x768) anti-glare NanoEdge Display |  Intel Dual-Core Celeron N3350 Processor (2M Cache, up to 2.4 GHz) | 4 GB LPDDR4 Memory | 32GB eMMC storage | USB Type-C, USB Type-A | Google Chrome OS | 3.7 lbs (1.7 kg) |

The good stuff

  • Budget price for a 15.6-inch
  • Part sleek, part-aluminium design
  • Good-looking 1080p panel
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Durable 180-degree hinge

The not-so-good stuff

  • Glossy screen coat is a glare magnet
  • Mediocre battery life
  • No keyboard lighting
  • Not so good sound output

The verdict

The Asus Chromebook C523 comes with a silver and black design finish and a big touchscreen that can go up to 1080p. This is perfect for budget buyers looking for a Chromebook with a bigger screen that comes at a budget price. The specs are of a low grade but it performs great as a standard budget laptop.

Give this one a go - you won't go wrong.

 

3. HP Chromebook x2

 

Product specs

12.3" diagonal 2K WLED-backlit touch screen (2400 x 1600) | Intel Core m3-7Y30 (1 GHz base frequency, up to 2.6 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 4 MB cache, 2 cores) | 32GB eMMC Storage | 4 GB LPDDR3-1600 SDRAM | 802.11ac WiFi (2x2) and Bluetooth 4.2 | Wide Vision 5MP Front Camera | 13MP Rear Camera | 1 headphone/microphone combo; 2 USB 3.0 Type C | Google Chrome OS | 3.06 lbs (1.4 kg)

The good stuff

  • Elegant design
  • High-resolution screen
  • detachable keyboard and a kickstand
  • Strong performance
  • Good battery life

Not-so-good stuff:

  • Expensive
  • No backlit keyboard
  • Average cameras

The verdict

The price tag is a little high for a budget Chromebook. The price range is between $450 and $550 for a 12-inch and at just below $600 for a 14-inch. With its elegant black design, lightweight, and good battery life, the HP Chromebook x2 is a worthy competitor for all 2-in-1 laptops.

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4. Dell Chromebook 3189

Product specs

Intel Celeron N3060 1.6GHz | 32GB SSD Storage | 4GB DDR3 of RAM | 11.6" IPS display (1366 x 768) | Intel HD Graphics | 802.11AC, Bluetooth 4.0 + HS | Chrome OS | Up to 10 hours Battery Life | 3.16 lbs (1.43 kg)

The good stuff

  • Good 10 hours of battery life
  • Spill-proof exterior
  • 2-in-1 convertible form factor
  • Support for Google for Education administration and features

The not-so-good stuff

  • Low-resolution screen
  • No USB-C ports
  • No Backlit Keyboard
  • No Optical Drive

The verdict

The Dell Chromebook 3189 is a durable 2-in-1 laptop, with good battery life, and strong processing to improve the overall system performance at the budget price offered. Although it won't have the best features and standard budget specs, it is a simple 2-in-1 laptop that can work for you, it's that simple.

Check it out to find out more.

5. Lenovo 500e Chromebook

Product Specs

Intel Celeron N3450 | 11.6” HD (1366 x 768) 10-point multi-touch screen | 4 GB of RAM | 32 GB Storage | 2.97lbs (1.35kg) | 720p HD front-facing camera | 5MP HD back-facing | Up to 10 hrs | 2 USB-C, 2 USB 3.0, Micro SD card reader, Audio combo jack | 802.11 AC 2 x 2 WiFi, Bluetooth® 4.2

The good stuff

  • Good performance for scholars
  • Two USB-C and two USB 3.0 ports
  • Stylus included
  • Impressive 9 hours of battery life
  • Durable and spill-resistant

The not-so-good-stuff

  • Low-quality screen resolution
  • No HDMI port
  • Two standard internal cameras

The verdict 

The Lenovo 500e Chromebook is a good laptop for students. It is durable, good performance, and long lasting battery life. If you can bear the low-quality screen and its semi-ruggedness, then this one is a good choice.

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6. Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1

Product Specs

Google Chrome OS | 14-inch Full HD touch screen for hands-on control | Intel Core i3-8130U processor | 4GB of RAM | 128GB eMMC storage | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | Bluetooth 4.0 | HDMI | Intel Wireless-AC connectivity (2x2, 867 Mbps) | Built-in webcam | Backlit keyboards | 5.77 lbs (2.6 kg)

The good stuff

  • Quick performance
  • Stylish, sturdy aluminium design
  • Stylus pen included and fits inside chassis
  • Comfortable backlit keyboard

The not-so-good stuff

  • Heavy for its size
  • low battery life
  • Display hinges are overly stiff
  • Loud touchpad clicks
  • No dedicated video-out connector
  • No cable lockdown slot.

The verdict 

The Dell's Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1 looks good, feels good with its added features, but its got low battery and it weighs more. Yet it has good performance thanks to the Intel i3 processor improving its overall system performance and comes at a good price tag. If you can bear, then this is for you.

Check it out and see what's on offer

The final word

Chromebooks are the most flexible, versatile, easy-to-use, lightweight, and let's not forget, cheap and powerful laptops to use right now. It is not like any modern laptop out there, and it's perfect for someone who is looking for a budget laptop to work on it daily.

If you are looking for a good performance laptop, at a budget price then check out and see what's on offer - you really don't have anything to lose, except having a great experience with a Chromebook.

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7 Comments

  1. Louis
    April 2, 2019

    I did not know of Chromebooks until I read about it in your post. I guess this would be ideal for me, because I’m a student and I’m looking for a system that is powerful, as well as budget friendly. The Lenovo 500e would be ideal for me, because it offers productivity at a very friendly price.

    Thanks go this information, I’ll check more about Chromebooks from your previous article.

    Regards

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  2. ajibola40
    April 2, 2019

    Thanks KS for writing this review on 6 budget chromebooks to buy for 2019.i must commend you for taking your time to do your findings and research to bring the best out of the best chrome books in the market for review. When it comes to comes to buying a chrome book. One must make not to go for cheap ones because from the experience I had in the past they don’t last and they also lack so important features.all this chrome books in this review are the best, I have one am using presently which is HP Chromebook x2

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  3. Jay
    April 2, 2019

    This does seem interesting. It seems google plan to dominate the computer world both online and offline. Getting this type of laptop can give you much more flexibility when operating. The main disadvantage I find with this is been online when making use of the laptop. Not everyone lives in places whereby they would be able to access the internet easily so I think this might be a major disadvantage of chromebooks but for those that would be able to make use of it, the chromebooks listed here sure looks amazing and they can be a change to the normal systems we make use of.

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    1. LGMadyibi
      April 2, 2019

      It is a disadvantage as you say because to really get the most use of Chromebooks you need to be online constantly. Thank you for your comments. Much appreciated. 

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  4. aoluwatobi
    April 2, 2019

    The competition In the tech world is really becoming a threat to developers who aren’t capable or creative to meet up with the evolving standard in the computer and tablet market.
    At a point like this where we have so many laptop and tablet brands erupting in the market, this amazing article is best fit to help us as consumer in the choice of our Gadget. I don’t just buy a laptop or tablet because of its brands or outlook,I look out its specifications, advantageous edges over others.However,I discovered that not all marketers will want to disclose what I call Not up to standard qualities and verdict of using the product,as they just want to sell their product.

    Reading through the Amazing article on the 6 Budget Chromebook to buy in 2019, if I have my way I will go for all the 6Chromebook,why,because they all fit best .

    Chromebooks are the most flexible, versatile, easy-to-use, lightweight, and let’s not forget, cheap and powerful laptops to use right now. It is not like any modern laptop out there, and it’s perfect for someone who is looking for a budget laptop to work on it daily.
    If you are looking for a laptop with good performance, at a budget price that’s not too exorbitant with an outstanding spec offer – i will advise you to look out for any of the Chromebook.
    I have used it and am still going forward to one of the 6chromebook listed out in this article

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  5. Tolu
    April 2, 2019

    You are right. Competition for market share is good for the industry, and the customers. it would make the companies offer the best package at the best competitive price. As an IT Consultant, I’m always on the system, and I get frustrated with low-performing laptops. All the laptops in your review are okay, however, the choice for individual differs. Like in my case, I open a lot of files at the same time, and this affects the system RAM, I would prefer a system with a large RAM, good battery life and speed. Looking at all the systems, and based on my knowledge and experience, I’m rooting for the HP Chromebook x2

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  6. Judy
    April 2, 2019

    They say you should learn something new everyday and I have to say I have certainly done that today. I had never heard of Chrome books and having read your post I quickly assumed they would be a cheaper option than a regular laptop. They would be handy for someone   using and accessing the Cloud but for those of us who like to have our own immediate accessible files I like to have my own built in storage.  

    The biggest advantage of Chromebooks would be the fact that other people accessing your device would not be able to get into your files.  The other question I would have is whether they would become outdated as Google comes up with new and smarter technology or would it update with that happening? 

    They do have a very practical application for students as they will not be storing personal data and a set could easily be used by a number of different students and classes. .

    Thank you for making me aware of this new device. I am in the market for a more versatile tablet but I will leave Chromebooks on the shelf

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