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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

Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02)


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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

Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02), on the other hand, delivers a stunning, lightweight convertible design, excellent performance, and impressive battery life for under $300.

the Dell Chromebook 11 Non-Touch is ideal for any grade-school classroom or for use as an affordable, everyday laptop.

The Dell Chromebook 11 Touch is a decent Chrome OS laptop for education, with a rugged design that should survive whatever stresses are inflicted upon it in the classroom.

uninspired build quality

The Samsung Chromebook 2 with Intel Celeron offers sturdier construction than your average Chromebook with good performance with more than 7 hours of battery life, a responsive touchpad and a comfortable keyboard given the 11.6-inch size.