Chromebook Comparison and 2016 Buyer’s Guide

Everything you need to know about choosing the best Chromebook!

What is a Chromebook?

A Chromebook is a notebook which comes with Google’s Chrome OS operating system instead of Windows or Mac OS X. Chromebooks all conform to a certain set of specifications set out by Google and are designed with portability, long battery life, and ease of use in mind. Chromebooks tend to be priced less than most Windows and Mac laptops because Chrome OS requires less system memory (RAM) and internal storage (SSD) space than their Windows based competition.

This chart gives you more details on what you should know before buying a Chromebook, the Chromebook hardware and internal storage.  You can limit your search by selecting touchscreen, backlit keyboard, supports Android apps now or in the future and etc.  You can also compare various Chromebooks side by side for numerous specs of the various Chromebooks.

The information for this post is based on the Comparison Chart by Jim Mendenhall, updated July 13, 2016.