Chromebooks – laptops that run on Google’s Chrome OS – sometimes get a bad rap because the initial offerings looked cheap, felt disposable and lacked speed. The Acer Chromebook 14 (CB3-431-C539) has none of these issues, thanks to its brushed metal lid and aluminum chassis that give it a sleek design, and translate to a great build quality.
Sleek, portable, and budget-friendly Chromebooks can save you money. How do these Chrome-OS notebooks stack against Windows 10 laptops for well under $500? Here’s all you need to know, along with the best Chromebook models we’ve reviewed.