Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best cheap laptops under $300 price range are the low-end notebooks with basic features which have been released very recently. Samsung offers such notebooks useful for educational purposes. Also, some of this list notebooks are a combination of netbooks and notebooks running on Chrome OS.


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Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02)
Lenovo S21e-20
Samsung Chromebook 2
Acer Aspire One Cloudbook (14-inch)
Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02)
Lenovo S21e-20
Samsung Chromebook 2 (XE500C12-K01US)
Acer Aspire One Cloudbook (14-inch)
$219 - $299
$249
$250
$250
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Release Date
Jul 2015
Jul 2015
Oct 2014
Sep 2015
Display
10.1 inches, Widescreen, 1280 x 800
11.6 inches, Standard
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
Hard Drive
16 GB, SSD
64 GB, HDD
16 GB, SSD
64GB , eMMC
Installed Memory
4 GB, 4 GB
2 GB
2 GB
Operating System
Google Chrome OS
Microsoft Windows 8
Google Chrome OS
Windows 10
Processor
1.8 GHz, Rockchip RK3288-C
2.25 GHz, Intel Celeron N2940
2.58 GHz, Intel Celeron N2840
1.6-GHz dual-core Intel Celeron N3050
Laptop Type
General Purpose, Value, Widescreen
Value
Value, Widescreen
Average Rating
 3.9 stars
 2.8 stars
 3.5 stars
 3.5 stars
Look and Feel
91% Positive
9% Negative
100% Positive
90% Positive
10% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
Display
63% Positive
37% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
40% Positive
60% Negative
100% Negative
Performance
37% Positive
63% Negative
100% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Keypad
50% Positive
50% Negative
60% Positive
40% Negative
78% Positive
22% Negative
100% Positive
Battery
100% Positive
100% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive