Looking for an affordable Chromebook under $200 for browsing the internet, creating spreadsheets, presentations, attending virtual/online classes, etc? Chromebooks under 200 we’ve shared below not only give you access to the internet, but they also let you install Google Chrome apps so that you do everything that is possible with a cheap Windows non-gaming/basic laptop on a Chromebook. Modern Chromebooks ship with the latest Google security features. Some of them also come pre-installed with Google Play Store. If there’s Play Store in the Chromebook, you can install Android apps and games. Below is the list of the finest and cheapest Chromebooks you can buy for below $200.
Best Chromebooks under 200
The HP 11A Chromebook doesn’t have an HDMI port nor does it have a touch display. It has an Intel dual-core Celeron N3350 processor that has a base clock speed of 1.1 GHz and a maximum clock speed of 2.2 GHz. 11A features a beautiful WLED anti-glare 11.6-inch display and USB Type-A, USB Type-C ports. The HP Chromebook under 200 comes with a 47 Whr lithium-ion 2 cell battery, 4GB RAM, and it includes stereo speakers. HP 11A weighs 1.35 kilograms and sports a TrueVision HD web camera. 11A also offers a dual-array microphone, HD 500 Intel graphics, and 32GB eMMC storage.
K01US is Samsung’s best selling Chromebook under 200 dollars. It looks better than most of the cheap Chromebooks that are available for purchase online. K01S has an Intel Celeron N400 1.10 to 2.60 GHz dual-core processor and 4GB LPDDR4 RAM. It includes 32GB eMMC storage and an 11.60-inch anti-glare and anti-reflective high-definition display. Samsung K01US features Intel HD 600 graphics chip and two 1.5-watt stereo speakers. This Chromebook comes with a USB Type-C port, Gigabit WiFi system, and a 5070 mAh battery. On a single charge, K01US can last for 12 hours, according to Samsung. K01US also features a TPM security chip.
Dell Chromebook 11
This Dell Chromebook under 200 dollars has a 1.1 to 2.80 GHz Intel Celeron N4200 dual-core processor. DC11 has a spill-resistant keyboard and it has been thoroughly tested, according to Dell. The Chromebook from Dell sports an 11.6-inch HD display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, and it has a battery backup of 14 hours. Thus, DC11 is a great budget Chromebook for students who spend most of their day’s time at school. Dell Chromebook 11 has 4G RAM, 16GB eMMC storage memory. It sports two USB 3.1 ports and includes an Intel HD graphics chip.
Asus Chromebook C223
C223, manufactured by the Taiwan-based laptop manufacturer Asus comes with a 1.1 GHz to 2.4 GHz Intel dual-core Celeron processor and has and high-definition 11.60-inch anti-glare display of 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 45% NTSC, 16:9 aspect ratio. It includes 4GB 2400 MHz DDR3 RAM and features flash 32GB eMMC storage memory. The Asus Chromebook under 200 USD contains two lithium-ion batteries and 1 USB Type-C/Type-A port. It offers up to 600 minutes of battery backup, according to Asus. C223’s weight is below 1 kilogram. The buyers of this Chromebook will get free 100GB cloud storage space on Google Drive.
Lenovo 100E is the most popular budget Chromebook with the highest rating. It looks nice and has got good specifications. It is the only Chromebook on our list that has a non-Intel processor. 100E packs MT8173C quad-core Mediatek Cortex A53 processor. It features a dual-channel WiFi 11AC system and an 11.6-inch anti-glare LED display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and 250 nits brightness. This Chromebook from Lenovo has a 720p web camera, LPDDR4 4GB RAM, and 32GB flash storage memory (SSD).
Should you buy a renewed Chromebook?
I would say no. Renewed Chromebooks are priced $10 to $30 lower than newer ones. As the price difference isn’t too much, why waste money on an old device when you can purchase a new one by paying 20$/30$ more?
Cheap Chromebook vs laptop
Windows 10 OS gets large updates often (1 to 2GB in size). It also comes with plenty of useless applications. Most of the software available for Windows OS is paid. For example, you may have to install antivirus software on a Windows laptop. Chromebooks, on other hand, run on the stable and lightweight Chrome OS. They also let users install Android/Chrome apps. Unless you install/download apps from untrusted sites and install them, you won’t have to install antivirus software.