I have the 2021 HP Chromebook x360 14c on loan to change and my first impressions are very favorable. This has an 11th-gen Intel Core i3, 8 GB of memory, 128 GB of SSD storage and 14-inch screen in a 13.3-inch chassis.
When the HP Chromebook X360 14c with Core i3 and 8 GB of memory drops from its $629 price, it’s worth a look. You can pick one up for $429.
Among the latest 11th-gen Intel Core i3 Chromebooks, most use a dual-core CPU. The HP Chromebook X360 14c has a quad-core i3 and is currently less than the competition at $539.99.
The Lenovo Flex 5i Chromebook was recently announced but the company hasn’t abandoned last year’s Flex 5 model. Costco has an updated Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook for $549.99 with 11th-gen Core i3 and 8 GB of RAM.
At MWC 2021, the new Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5i and 5i devices debuted. Starting at $439.99, these look to piggyback on the success of last year’s Flex 5.
There’s a $100 discount right now if you need a solid mid-ranger. The $529 HP Chromebook X360 14c sale price gets you a Core i5 with 8 GB of RAM.
The base Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook with a Celeron and 4 GB of RAM is a good value at $379.99. A Costco deal has the Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook with 8 GB RAM for $449.99 bumping you up to a Core i3 and double the storage.
If I hadn’t just built a Windows gaming PC last summer, I’d consider this new Asus Fanless Chromebox that was quietly announced at CES 2021. A locked VESA mount solution and 10th-gen Intel chips are in every configuration.
Asus held its CES 2021 news back until the final day of the show, announcing a trio of new Chromebooks. Two are large 15.6-inch clamshells, while one is a 14-inch convertible. You can choose between Intel 11th gen chips among two while an AMD Ryzen powers another.
After the first Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 renders leaked online, a spec sheet with a few hardware details followed. It appears Samsung is cutting the price down to $699 by moving to a QLED panel, removing the fingerprint sensor and going with a 10th-gen Intel Core i3 chipset.
Asus will start to sell its Chromebox 4 with 10th-gen Intel processors and WiFi 6 next month. The base model is $289 for a Celeron; pricing goes up from there based on choice of CPU, memory and storage options, which include faster SSD this time around.