When I meet family and friends, one question stands out from the rest: “What is a Chromebook?” It’s a question I’m hearing a lot more now that Chromebooks have made their way into the mainstream, providing competent budget choices for under $500. What exactly is a Chromebook? Chromebooks run Google’s Chrome OS instead of Windows 10 or macOS.
Originally conceived as a forum for Google’s cloud applications (Chrome, Gmail, and so on), these laptops have performed admirably in the educational market. However, Chromebooks’ popularity has grown over time, and the latest Chromebooks are now among the best laptops available. During the current coronavirus pandemic, demand for Chromebooks soared, and Google outsold Apple by shipping more Chrome OS laptops than MacBooks in 2020. (according to the IDC via Geekwire).
Below is a comprehensive list of Chromebooks that are cheap and costs under $250.