Which is the best Chromebook to buy – June 2022

Buying a Chromebook was easier when there were only 2 options. Fortunately we have come a long way from the early days of Chromebook, and today there are 100s of options available.

HP Smart buy pro c640
The best Chromebook based on performance, support & pricing

Here are the top 3 things I look at when I’m recommending Chromebook to anyone, and they are in the order of priority.

  • OS Support duration – Google makes a multi-year commitment to update Chromebooks every time a new Chromebook launches. These updates come directly from Google and the updates are silently installed every 2 to 4 weeks. Once these updates stop, you can still use the device, but it may not get security updates anymore.
    Recommendation: Pick a device which was launched in the last 2 to 3 years.
  • Performance – Chromebook performance depends on multiple factors which include the CPU, amount of memory and other system features. When comparing devices in the same price range, always check for performance differences.
  • Price – Most folks looking at Chromebooks do so for price considerations. Pricing should be a critical input to your decision making process, but it not be the #1 priority.

Based on this, below are the Top 10 Chromebooks on Amazon which are available today. The entire list of devices is available here.

1HP Smart Buy Pro c640$575Intel i716GB
2HP Chromebook 11 G8$135Celeron8GB
3Lenovo Flex 5$198Intel i34GB
4Acer Chromebook Spin 514$656Ryzen8GB
5Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5$389Intel i38GB
6Lenovo C340$126Celeron4GB
7Samsung Chromebook 4$127Celeron4GB
9Acer Chromebook 311$159Bristol4GB
10HP 14A G5$200Bristol8GB






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