Toshiba Chromebook 2

Best Chromebook, by the Wirecutter

“A Chromebook looks like a laptop, costs about the same as a tablet, and runs Chrome OS, a stripped-down Linux variant that does everything Google’s Chrome web browser can do and little else,” explains the Wirecutter. It notes that a Chromebook is not for people who “can’t live without a certain desktop app”, such as Photoshop or Microsoft Office. “It’s an inexpensive laptop that’s ideal for someone who spends all their computing time in a browser.”

Here are the Chromebook models recommended by the Wirecutter.

Dell Chromebook 13

“An upgrade”

Acer Chromebook 15

“A bigger option”

Wirecutter is a collection of lists of the best gadgets. Founded by former Gizmodo’s editor Brian Lam, it is aimed at “people who don’t want to take a lot of time figuring out what to get”. Its choices are usually very reliable and take weeks or months of research and testing.

Source: The Wirecutter
Last checked on: 14 March 2016