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$300 is a most reasonable price for business users requiring internet usage and Powerpoint and Excel applications. The best notebooks under $300 of 2016 support a processor speed of atleast 1.5 GHz and offer pretty decent performance for personal use.

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Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02)
Dell Chromebook 11 Non-Touch
Dell Chromebook 11 Touch
Acer Aspire One Cloudbook (14-inch)
Samsung Chromebook 2
Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02)
Dell Chromebook 11 Non-Touch
Dell Chromebook 11 Touch
Acer Aspire One Cloudbook (14-inch)
Samsung Chromebook 2 (XE500C12-K01US)
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Release Date
Jul 2015
Jul 2015
Jun 2015
Sep 2015
Oct 2014
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, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
Hard Drive
16 GB, SSD
16 GB, SSD
16 GB, SSD
64GB , eMMC
16 GB, SSD
Installed Memory
4 GB, 4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
2 GB
Operating System
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Windows 10
Google Chrome OS
Processor
1.8 GHz, Rockchip RK3288-C
2.16 GHz, Intel Celeron N2840
2.16 GHz, Intel Atom N2840
1.6-GHz dual-core Intel Celeron N3050
2.58 GHz, Intel Celeron N2840
Laptop Type
General Purpose, Value, Widescreen
Value
Value, Widescreen
Value, Widescreen
Average Rating
 3.9 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.6 stars
 3.5 stars
 3.5 stars
Look and Feel
91% Positive
9% Negative
62% Positive
38% Negative
60% Positive
40% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
90% Positive
10% Negative
Display
63% Positive
37% Negative
30% Positive
70% Negative
30% Positive
70% Negative
100% Negative
40% Positive
60% Negative
Performance
37% Positive
63% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
57% Positive
43% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Keypad
50% Positive
50% Negative
71% Positive
29% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
78% Positive
22% Negative
Battery
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive