The Best Chromebooks of 2013

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This year was amazing for Chrome OS. 2013 followed 2012’s success and Chromebooks are growing in popularity. Some of these affordable laptops have even beat PC giants like Microsoft and Apple! We can say it has been Chrome OS’ best year and things will only get better, but which Chromebooks are the best of the year? Let’s check them out!

5 – HP Chromebook 11

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Despite its charger issues and recall, the HP Chromebook 11 is a very good laptop. The $279 laptop offers decent specs on a very nice body. It’s the only Chromebook to feature a light bar (like the Pixel’s) on the lid and you can pick between different colors.

It’s charger is both its demise and an advantage. It was definitely not nice having a charger that was overheating, melting and burning stuff. At the same time, the fact that it uses a standard microUSB por makes it very easy to replace the charger or juice up on-the-go.

HP Chromebook 11 specs

  • 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 IPS display
  • Exynos 5 Dual processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB SSD
  • VGA webcam
  • Up to 6 hours of battery life

4 – Samsung Chromebook

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The Samsung Chromebook is not technically from 2013, but it continues to be among the most popular Chrome OS laptops around. It was Amazon’s best selling laptop in 2012 and this year it is standing in the second place. It is only beat by the more affordable Acer C720.

The Samsung Chromebook was a hit for being among the first Chromebooks with an affordable price. Only costing $250, it beat the likes of Macbooks and Windows computers.

Samsung Chroembook specs

  • 11.6-inch 1366×768 display
  • Samsung Exynos 5 Dual processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB SSD
  • VGA webcam
  • Over 6.5 hours of battery life

3 – HP Chromebook 14

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It is hard to find a Chromebook with a screen larger than 12 inches. Most have 11.6-inch displays and this is why the HP Chromebook 14 stands out in the crowd (literally).

This is the only Chromebook with a 14-inch screen. It is also one of the first Chromebooks to feature an Intel Haswell procesor, which gives it amazing battery life. This laptop can give you up to 9.5 hours of use in one charge!

Ad for $299, this computer is quite the deal!

HP Chromebook 14 specs

  • 14-inch 1366×768 display
  • 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron Haswell Processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB SSD
  • HP TrueVision HD Webcam
  • Up to 9.5 hours of battery life

2 – Acer C720P Chromebook

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Touchscreens are in the future of Chrome OS, but up until the C720P came around only the Pixel had a touch display. The Acer C720P is the first relatively affordable Chromebook to come with a touchscreen.

The device is also pretty affordable at $299, which is much easier to swallow than a $1300 Pixel.

Acer C720P Chromebook specs

  • 11.6-inch 1366×768 touchscreen display
  • 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron Haswell processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB SSD
  • VGA webcam
  • Up to 7.5 hours of battery life
  • 1 – Chromebook Pixel

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    Now if you have a lot of extra cash and want the best of the best, you can’t do better than a Chromebook Pixel. This laptop is definitely the best Chrome OS device around. No other Chromebook beats it, but it is also amazingly expensive at $1300.

    The machine is built like a beast with an aluminum body. It was the first Chromebook to come with a touchscreen. The laptop also has one of the best laptops screens in the market, with great clarity and 2560×1700 definition.

    Chromebook Pixel specs

    • 12.85-inch 2560×1700 display
    • 1.8 Intel Core i5 processor
    • 4 GB of RAM
    • 32 GB SSD
    • HD webcam
    • Up to 5 hours of battery life