See also: Samsung took the wraps off of the new kings of the Chromebook jungle back at this year, the Chromebook Pro and Plus, and these are definitely going to be the devices to beat in this segment.
Normally when we think of Chromebooks, what we’re imagining is something affordable and basic.
Indeed, there aren’t really many options for anyone looking to run a more upscale Chrome OS experience.
The latest generation of the ASUS Chromebook Flip has received a significant upgrade when compared to its predecessor, with it now being powered by an Intel Core m3 processor, and featuring a larger 12.5-inch display with a Ful HD resolution.
It retains the portability and multi-purpose features of the previous generation though, and remains ideal for those looking for a single device that can function as both a Chromebook for basic productivity, and a tablet for media consumption.
Many felt a computer that was “limited to the web” would ultimately struggle to find a following, and yet despite this the Chromebook market has exploded in recent years.
While the Chromebook market might still be a very niche one, there a growing number of people that are looking for an affordable, virus-free computing experience that serves as their gateway to the web.
The best part, obviously, about both these Chromebooks is that they will be among the first to be able to run Android applications.
The execution may be a touch lacking as we found in our , but the idea is chock full of potential, and adds a whole other layer of productivity to the rather simple Chrome OS.
With an Android Wear smartwatch you can read and respond to messages, even when your phone isn’t with you.
And with it’s always-on display, you’ll always see important info like time, calls and notifications.* In May of 2011 the Chromebook line was first announced, immediately finding itself a target of mixed reception.
If budget isn’t your priority, but you’re not quite willing to go all out for the now retired , then the HP Chromebook 13 G1 might just be the device for you.