Best Amazon Rated Google Chromebook For 2019

4.1/5
Why We Love It

Perfect computer/tablet combo if you are looking to transition from constantly watching things such as netflix, twitch, youtube, etc. from your phone, and want to free up concentration power. Super easy if you have a google account (android) and offers all the necessities of a computer. It can sort of “game.” Can play stardew valley alright and some simple ones. Use this as a work/reference machine, and it’s everything you’d want for the price.

4.5/5
Why We Love It

I LOVE this Chromebook. I am a ‘computer expert’ and have set up thousands of computers for people professionally and privately over the years and I love my very expensive Windows laptops that I do my Photoshop and video editing on. I bought this as a gift for someone and decided to buy one for myself as well. Oh my god this thing is designed so brilliantly, so easy to set up, so easy to navigate, so easy to configure, so easy to figure out, so user friendly. Chromebooks are excellent for everyday stuff, web surfing, YouTube, Facebook, etc. I’ve used my Chromebook exclusively for several days now and haven’t missed anything on my Windows laptop. I was afraid a Chromebook was going to feel more like a tablet, but it works and feels like a traditional laptop. Some things I love about this over traditional laptops, is #1, this is a real LAP-top, meaning, I can put it in my lap without blocking the fan or vents and causing it to overheat like Windows machines. I can set it on my bed without having to put a hard surface underneath it to keep the air vents open. This doesn’t overheat. I plugged my peripherals in and they worked instantly, my wireless mouse, my external drives, my printer. I haven’t tested the wireless printing yet but it looks easy enough to set up. The battery charges quickly and lasts forever compared to my Windows machines. I love that just signing in with my Google account, all my bookmarks, passwords and everything loads instantly exactly how I like it. The touchpad also is really great, the gestures are very easy to learn and intuitive, and I usually avoid using a touchpad but have found this very easy. 1 finger as a mouse, 2-finger to scroll up or down, 2-finger sideways does page forward or page back, and I set up a 3-finger tap to duplicate the middle ‘scroll’ wheel button on a traditional mouse.

379 Customer Reviews
4.5/5
Why We Love It

Design: This device is a bright attractive white chromebook. I find the design to be pleasing to the eye and appears sturdy even though it is made from plastic. I do not particularly like using it in tablet mode. The screen feels bulky and sometimes unmanageable in tablet mode. The screen quickly transitions to whatever position to place it in whether laptop, tent, or tablet mode. I personal find myself not even using my LG tablet for much of anything except when I need LTE internet away from home. Overall the design is great.

Screen/Input: I find the keyboard to be on par with most laptop keyboards. The keys are a little shallow and I feel my typing has slowed a little bit, but not by much. The IPS touchscreen is very responsive and rarely find myself having to touch the screen more than once for my intended gesture. Screen is bright in home conditions, but feel it would lack in more intense lighting situations, such as outdoors.

Ease of Use: The google play store makes this thing be able to do just about anything. I have not tried any intense applications. I use chrome, netflix, hulu, evernote, several banking apps, and various other apps. All of them are snappy responsive. The bank apps load like they are in phone mode, thus they are in a small window. The apps still work as designed. Netflix and Hulu playback is smooth and pleasant to watch on the screen.

Overall, I am impressed with the Google OS and this device in general. If your someone who is on the fence about the operating system, I suggest you give it a try. The battery life is good as well. When using my gaming laptop its always with a cord tethered nearby. I also understand a gaming laptop is far more power intensive. I have yet to use this chromebook while charging it. The battery has allowed me to watch 4-5 hours of netflix, talk on facebook, and text through my phone without ever getting critically low. I charge it at night and then never put it back on till the next night. This is a max screen brightness. I was also very surprised with the speakers. The speakers were much louder and not distorted. I honestly expected them to be cheap netbook quality that is mostly better just to never use them, but thats not the case with this chromebook. I do generally use a bluetooth headset. The bluetooth headset paired with extreme simplicity. I also set up my brother wireless laser printer with google cloud print in less than 30 seconds.

79 Customer Reviews
5/5
Why We Love It

Easy start up and links with google account immediately. Comes loaded with google apps and is really easy to use. Touch screen is responsive. Folds in half like a tablet but sturdy in laptop form. Battery life is decent, about 6-8 hours. No complaints! Great laptop for someone on the go and on a budget.

134 Customer Reviews
4.5/5
Why We Love It

I’ve always use computers that run on Microsoft Windows operating systems but I use Android software for my phone and tablets,. I needed something to replace my old XP computer. I thought I would try a Chromebook. There is a learning curve if you are use to Windows. Once I got the basics down and installed the apps I needed for daily needs, I ordered some books from Amazon on chromebooks. Now I’m comfortable with Chrome OS. Printing still remains a challenge. Great computer for the money. Love that it can be a tablet or a computer with a keyboard.

838 Customer Reviews
4.5/5
Why We Love It

Excellent Alternative to Windows PCs…FINALLY!!! New, this is around $300, mine is “Refurbished” for $188. And if it holds up which I think it will, I am walking away from Microsoft with their never ending PROBLEMS and BUGGY PRODUCTS. One thing, Chromebooks don’t have DVD/CD Drives or Hard Drives (a Negative and a Positive) but they offer abundant Cloud Storage (a Positive and a Negative). No Drives means very few moving parts to break and very little heat to dissipate…I don’t think they even have fans! Well, I am willing to spend $188 to test out this alternative path from MS which I have been searching for for years, Chromebooks have no Operating System other than the Chrome Browser. Google provides lifetime Free Virus Protection, An Entire Suite of Office Apps called Google Docs (no Outlook or MS Works needed…YAY!) plus Hundreds more Apps at No Charge! Try it, You’ll Like it.

973 Customer Reviews
4.5/5
Why We Love It

This thing is great! I bought the 4GB model which will hopefully last me a few years but it’s nice and snappy now. The 16GB of SSD storage is perfect as I use it for school and the biggest file I might be storing would be a picture. It integrates perfectly with my google account! This thing boots up super quick and it sleek and beautiful. It’s lightweight, has a long battery life and although it’s smaller than a standard laptop, the keyboard is easy to use.

Google and partners have done great with Chromebooks and have plenty of features to accommodate. There are multiple physical keyboard shortcuts running along the top of the keyboard to quickly adjust settings. There are also several different hotkey menus which are accessed by keyboard combinations.

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