Updated on 3 December 2015 by

The best notebooks in the sub $250 price range are Wi-Fi enabled budget tablets, Netbooks designed for watching movies and a few ultraportable laptops.


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Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02)
Dell Chromebook 11 Touch
Acer Aspire One Cloudbook (14-inch)
Samsung Chromebook 2
Lenovo S21e-20
Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02)
Dell Chromebook 11 Touch
Acer Aspire One Cloudbook (14-inch)
Samsung Chromebook 2 (XE500C12-K01US)
Lenovo S21e-20
$219 - $299
$250 - $470
$250
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$249
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Release Date
Jul 2015
Jun 2015
Sep 2015
Oct 2014
Jul 2015
Display
10.1 inches, Widescreen, 1280 x 800
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
11.6 inches, Standard
Hard Drive
16 GB, SSD
16 GB, SSD
64GB , eMMC
16 GB, SSD
64 GB, HDD
Installed Memory
4 GB, 4 GB
4 GB
2 GB
2 GB
Operating System
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Windows 10
Google Chrome OS
Microsoft Windows 8
Processor
1.8 GHz, Rockchip RK3288-C
2.16 GHz, Intel Atom N2840
1.6-GHz dual-core Intel Celeron N3050
2.58 GHz, Intel Celeron N2840
2.25 GHz, Intel Celeron N2940
Laptop Type
General Purpose, Value, Widescreen
Value, Widescreen
Value, Widescreen
Value
Average Rating
 3.9 stars
 3.6 stars
 3.5 stars
 3.5 stars
 2.8 stars
Look and Feel
91% Positive
9% Negative
60% Positive
40% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
90% Positive
10% Negative
100% Positive
Display
63% Positive
37% Negative
30% Positive
70% Negative
100% Negative
40% Positive
60% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
Performance
37% Positive
63% Negative
57% Positive
43% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Negative
Keypad
50% Positive
50% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
78% Positive
22% Negative
60% Positive
40% Negative
Battery
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Negative

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