‘Best Chromebooks of 2108’ – PCMag.com

PCMag.com introduces “The Best Chromebooks of 2018: Budget-friendly webcentric chromebooks can save you money, but is it worth it if you can find a capable Windows 10 laptop for well under $500?”

Check out the list!

By Marcus Qwertyus [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
By Marcus Qwertyus [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

NEW! Chrome OS Tablet coming!

The Verge introduces Chrome OS Tablets.
The Verge introduces Chrome OS Tablets.

Chromebook users (like myself) will be excited about the release of a new Chrome OS tablet that will be similar to an iPad pro but will include a free Wacom-branded stylus pen with built in storage.

I read about the tablet in this article from The Verge – “The first Chrome OS tablet is here.  Acer’s announcement comes a day before Apple’s new iPad.

“The Tab 10 has a 9.7-inch, 2048 x 1536 display — just like the iPad — with front- and rear-facing cameras, an estimated nine hours of battery life, an OP1 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a USB-C port. There’s also a microSD card slot and a headphone jack.” The Verge

ALIENWARE ALPHA from Dell

“The Witcher 3 at 60FPS? Yep, the Alienware Alpha can do that. With an ultra-small form factor, NVIDIA GTX 960 GPU graphics powering high-end gaming, it’s hard to figure out what it can’t do.”  Dell – Alienware Alpha

Change the way you view desktop gaming”

Video: Alienware Alpha R2 Desktop: Up Close 1:24

“A gaming desktop that performs like a console, with an intuitive UI, full access to Steam and robust gamepad support that makes it perfectly suited for fragging away on the couch.” — Tom’s Guide

“For 1080p gaming, whether it’s in the living room on your big screen TV or a dedicated PC space with a computer monitor, the Alpha R2 brings the requisite horsepower.” — HotHardware.com

The CL-200 FANLESS Wallet-sized mini desktop PC

Logic Supply introduced the smallest fanless PC ever in the CL-200. 

“Ultra-reliable and feature rich, the CL200 combines the ease of x86 architecture with our Hardshell™ Fanless Technology in the Ultra Small Form Factor. “

It is available in ” Two distinct flavors, one ultra-small computer”:

  • Streamlined for efficiency, the CL200 is designed as an economical drop-in solution, built on a Linux platform.
  • Need more? The CL210 brings two Mini DisplayPorts™, dual LAN, and up to 32 GB of EMMC onboard storage.

ASUS Chromebook FLIP (UPDATED)

I am excitingly awaiting the arrival of my new ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 with Intel Core m3, 12.5-Inch Touchscreen, 64GB storage and 4GB RAM. I did a lot of research and narrowed down my choice between the Samsung Pro and this computer. Of course, I would love a new $995 Pixel but I cannot afford that.

UPDATE: I received my ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 and love it!  A few of the features that I like are:

  • Its integration with Google Drive
  • The size of the drive
  • Lighted keyboard
  • Size of the monitor
  • The ‘function’ alternative keys including the switch windows, volume adjustment keys, etc.
  • The speed of starting up
  • The Internet speed