The best Chromebooks 2020: the top 10 Chrome OS laptops

The best Chromebooks in 2020 are more than just the lightweight laptop alternatives they were first created to be. These days, Chromebooks have evolved to be just as capable (or at times, more) than the classic laptops. What were once largely considered to be budget and less powerful substitutes are now reliable portables in their own right, and many of them can hold their own against some of the best laptops out there.

While it holds true that the best Chromebooks may not be for everyone, the same can be said about laptops. If your everyday computing demands involve extensive video editing or AutoCAD designing, for example, a Chromebook isn’t for you – just as not so powerful laptops wouldn’t be ideal. However, if your typical workday mostly includes emails, word processing and handling spreadsheets, and you can do all your important tasks on the Chrome browser, then a Chromebook is a great and more cost-effective fit.

The best Chromebooks will see you through productivity and multitasking – as well as last you long enough for some post-work entertainment due to their excellent battery life – without breaking a sweat or your bank. We carefully picked the best Chromebooks we’ve reviewed so far, and included our price comparison tool. This just might be the best investment you’ll make this year.

Google Pixelbook Go

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1. Google Pixelbook Go

The best Chromebook ever made

CPU: Intel Core m3 – Intel Core i7 | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 615 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) or 4K LCD touchscreen | Storage: 128GB – 256GB eMMC

Incredible battery life

Amazing ‘Hush’ keyboard

Iffy pricing at mid- to- high-end

No biometric login