The holidays are on us once again. For many of us, the spirit of giving is a chance to make someone's Christmas or Hanukkah a little more special by finding just the right gift. It's awesome that there is something that's easy to find and is something that anyone would love — a new Chromebook!
- Simple and easy: Acer Chromebook 11
- For the student: Lenovo Chromebook 500e
- Great all around: Samsung Chromebook Plus
- For the Enterprise: Acer Chromebook Spin 13
- For the Mac expat: Google Pixelbook
- For the Windows expat: Google Pixel Slate
- For the traveler: Lenovo Chromebook C330
- For entertainment: ASUS Chromebook 15
Acer's Chromebook 11 is an affordable, durable, and simple computer that's great to use at home or on the go. There is no touch support and it doesn't try to be a tablet — it's just a great dependable Chromebook.
The Lenovo Chromebook 500e is built tough and ready for the education market. But it still has all the options we want to see in a great Chromebook with a great touch display, Wacom EMR Pen support, 64GB of storage and a quad-core Intel CPU.
Samsung's refresh of its popular Chromebook Plus brought a more powerful Intel processor that offers the performance a Chromebook in 2018 needs. You'll still love the FHD 12-inch display, excellent Pen support and long battery life, too!
The Acer Chromebook Spin 13 is the first (of undoubtedly many) Chromebooks with Intel's eighth-generation Core i5 processor and that makes it the most powerful Chromebook you can buy right now. It oozes premuim from every pore and has a price to match. but it's an ideal laptop for an Enterprise application.
Google's Pixelbook is the company's Chromebook halo device. It's built for the person who wants to use a Chromebook the way Google intended it to be and is an excellent take on the next generation of mobile. It's fast, secure, and reliable. It also looks great and anyone used to computing on a Mac would love it.
Everyone loves the design of Microsoft's Surface line. Google included. The Pixel Slate and its Pixel Keyboard folio case and Pixelbook Pen can offer a complete experience for anyone switching over from the Windows world, and that includes powerful specs and an amazing display.
The 2.5 pound 11-inch Lenovo Chromebook C330 has everything you would want in a travelling companion — 360-degree hinges, a 10-finger multitouch display, and 10 hous of uptime from its 45 Whr battery. Looking good and being affordble are nice qualities, too.
Your shows and movies are going to look great on the edge-to-edge 1080p display the ASUS Chromebook 15 sports. You'll also find plenty of memory and storage for apps from Google Play and everything the web has to offer. This is your desktop replacement when you're away from your desktop.
As you can see, there is a Chromebook for just about everyone in your life. I've been using the Google Pixelbook every day since its launch and find it to be perfect for work and play. With over a million apps via the Chrome Store and Google Play, a Chromebook can meet the needs of anyone, no matter how ambitious they may be; with support for Linux applications even the most hardcore user has software to do everything they might need.
With 6 years of full support and updates from Google, security like no other, and many different styles and prices to choose from, a Chromebook makes the perfect gift this holiday season.
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