The Acer Chromebook 3 XE500C13-K04US 11.6-inch is a bestselling Chromebook that has received positive reviews for its simplicity and compact size, and its decent performance and multitasking capabilities thanks to the 1.6-GHz Intel Celeron N3060 processor paired with 4GB of RAM.
The ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS02 is a rugged Chromebook that has been designed for the classroom and features double the RAM as many of its competitors. The ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS02 is a bestselling Chromebook that has been praised for its battery life, rugged and durable build quality, 4GB of RAM, 180-degree hinge and for its spill-resistant keyboard.
The 14-inch body is thin and it's light at about 3 pounds (1.4 kg), but if you were hoping for something smaller, HP makes an 11.6-inch Stream for $20 less. It has the same internal components as the 14, but has one less USB 3.1 port and a microSD card slot instead of the 14's full-size slot.
The HP Stream 14-ax030nr 14-inch budget laptop has received positive reviews for its small, lightweight profile, pleasing design, its fast boot up speeds thanks to its eMMC storage and its decent handling of basic tasks, such as word processing, video streaming and photo viewing. Furthermore, its battery life is solid.
Acer Aspire 1 comes with a 14-inch Full HD display, which is a rare scene for a laptop priced under $300. It comes with a widescreen display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Considering the specifications, the laptop is unarguably a great bargain for the price.
The Acer Chromebook CB3-131-C3SZ runs on the Google’s proprietary Chrome OS, which is a lightweight operating system for laptops. The OS is well-known for its resource utilisation and can deliver decent performance even under a feeble set of specifications.
All budget laptops under $200 comes with very little amount of internal storage (32GB at most) so to buy a laptop with more storage (500GB or 1TB HDD), we recommend you to increase your budget a bit and have a look at our guide to buy best laptop under $300.