Dell's Inspirion 5000 and Inspirion 3000 are on the best lists of less expensive computers with a number of Chromebooks, including the Acer Chromebook C720 P-2600 and the Dell Chromebook 11. The 11- and 13-inch versions of the HP Stream also meet quality and price criteria for good, inexpensive computers. The Toshiba Chromebook 2 is the best moderately priced Chromebook and the Lenovo IdeaPad 100S is the best of the least expensive computers, according to Laptopmag.com.
Other Lenovo computers that pair quality and reasonable prices are the Think Pad 11e Chromebook, the Chromebook 100s and N20P Chromebook. Acer computers making most quality, but less expensive computer lists are the Aspire E1 and the Aspire 10E and Switch 10. Among reasonably priced and ultra portable computers are the Samsung Chromebook 2, the Lenovo Yoga 11e Chromebook and the Asus Chromebook Flip that weighs in at under two pounds. Despite their Chrome operating system, the several Chromebooks among these good-value computers come with a full range of features, the functionality of a regular laptop and a longer battery life, according to PCmag.com.
The storage capacity of most of these less expensive computers is 16 gigabytes up to 500 gigabytes and random access memory is two or four gigabytes. Storage capacity and memory are just two considerations when looking for quality and moderate price in a computer. Quality also includes a processing speed of at least one gigahertz, a network interface controller and multiple drive options. Many less expensive computers also come with extra features, so look for webcams, thumbprint scanners and pre-installed software, too.