The sub $500 article and discussion made me start thinking about what would be considered the minimal acceptable specs for a Chromebook? Keyboard and screen quality are important too but a little harder to quantify but I thought I put this out there and see what others think.
Intel Core i3, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB SSD storage? I think 1080P touchscreen should be minimums too. I tend to use touch more often when using Chromebook than Windows PC but that might be more of a personal preference.
I’ve had some rather poor experiences with the Chromebooks that schools provide but that might have as much to do with the poor construction, keyboards, screens and trackpads that those had more than the lack of CPU/RAM.