Chromebook options

Having moved to Google at home with both an assistant, and also their Wi-fi, and using a Nexus 6p, I’ve found myself in need of a new laptop and my current one has died, and I’m seriously considering a Chromebook.

I work in IT, in Education, so becoming more familiar with Chromebooks is (for me) a good move.

What are the options for for Chromebooks, in the £500 price range? It must be able to run the Google Play Store apps, and I want to have a reasonable experience, so nothing too slow.

Conversation 5 comments

  • John Scott

    13 November, 2017 - 11:57 am

    <p>I think the Samsung Pro Chromebook is nice, since you are familiar with Chrome OS I think going with a nicer more robust hardware will provide a better experience. I like the HP Chromebook 14 a bigger screen but well within your price point. Samsung claims to have a Black Friday deal on the Chromebook Pro. Just FYI. </p>

    • maethorechannen

      Premium Member
      13 November, 2017 - 1:01 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#215248"><em>In reply to John_Scott:</em></a></blockquote><p>Seeing as his price range is in pounds, a Samsung would be a difficult choice as Samsung stopped selling PCs on this side of the Atlantic a few years ago.</p>

  • maethorechannen

    Premium Member
    13 November, 2017 - 1:06 pm

    <p>I'd wait until Black Friday. Last year I got a Lenovo N22 (it's on the "will get Android support one day" list, but I'm not holding my breath) from Amazon for £99.</p><p><br></p><p>You might even be able to get a "real" laptop and use the savings to get a Chromebook to play with while staying within your budget.</p>

    • StevenLayton

      13 November, 2017 - 1:21 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#215328"><em></em>In reply to maethorechannen</a> Waiting for Black Friday is a sensible idea. I can wait, as I still have access to a work device. </blockquote><p><br></p>

  • StevenLayton

    13 November, 2017 - 4:02 pm

    <p>It’s funny, I’ve just realised something that should have been obvious to me.</p><p>I was a Windows Phone user that jumped ship to Google Android 18 months ago when WP died.</p><p>Because of that, I started buying entertainment content from Google.</p><p>Because of that, I bought a Google Home and Google WiFi to interact with it, and control access to it for the family.</p><p>Because of that, I’m going to replace my dead Windows laptop with a Chromebook.</p><p><br></p><p>Because of the nail, the shoe was lost….(or something like that)</p>


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