Chromebooks are a popular choice for one-to-one computing programs complete. How do you decide which Chromebook is right for your school? Our Chromebook Spec Comparison chart can help you compare popular and new Chromebooks for education.

 

What is a Chromebook?

First introduced in June 2011, a Chromebook is a type of laptop that uses Chrome OS to run. Chromebooks are internet-heavy devices, and most activities occur online. This includes word processing, creating spreadsheets and slideshows, notetaking, etc. These docs are automatically saved to cloud storage via Google Drive. Chromebooks have limited internal storage and rely on cloud-based storage for most applications and data.

Google provides regular updates and security patches to Chromebooks until their Auto Update Expiration. With built-in virus protection, regular security updates, and cloud-based work, Chromebooks are extremely secure devices and less prone to viruses.

 

Why are Chromebooks so popular in schools?

Durable, affordable, secure, fast, easy to deploy—the list of pros goes on. According to 2018 data, 60% of K-12 devices purchased in the US were Chromebooks. Worldwide, Chromebooks came in first place for K-12 devices with 31% of educators reporting their use. In 2019, Google reported 40 million Chromebooks in use in education.

Bear in mind that this data is prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chromebook’s popularity has exploded as more schools had to adjust to remote learning in 2020-2021 school years. There’s no sign that this Chromebook sales will be slowing anytime soon.

Remember that just like any device, there are pros and cons of a Chromebook. Be sure to do your research on different K-12 devices to ensure your students end up with the device that is best for them.

Chromebook Spec Comparison Chart

Name Release Screen Resolution CPU Model CPU Speed Memory Storage Battery Weight (lbs) 2-in-1 Touch
Acer Chromebook 314 2021 14 1366 x 768
1920 x 1080
Intel Celeron N4020 1.1 4GB 32GB 12 3.75 No No
Acer Chromebook 512 2021 12 1366 x 912 Intel Celeron N4020 1.1 4GB 32GB 12 3.09 No No
Acer Chromebook Spin 13 2021* 13.3 1920 x 1080 Qualcomm Kryo 468 2.1 4-8GB 64GB 13.5 2.65 Yes Yes
Acer Chromebook Spin 511 2021 11.6 1366 x 768 Intel Celeron N4020 1.1 4GB 32GB 10 2.78 Yes Yes
HP Chromebook 11MK G9 EE 2021 11.6 1366 x 768 MediaTek MT8183 2.0 4-8GB 32-64GB eMMC 12 2.95 No Available
HP Chromebook 11 G9 EE 2021* 11.6 1366 x 768 Intel Celeron N4500 or N5100 1.1 4-8GB 32-64GB eMMC 12 2.95 No Available
HP Chromebook x360 11MK G3 EE 2021 11.6 1366 x 768 Intel Celeron N4020 1.1 4GB 32GB eMMC 12 3.19 Yes Yes
HP Chromebook x360 11 G4 EE 2021* 11.6 1366 x 768 Intel Celeron N4500 or N5100 1.1 4GB 32-64GB eMMC 12 3.19 Yes Available
HP Chromebook 14 G7 2021* 14 1366 x 768
1920 x 1080
Intel Celeron N4500 or N5100 1.1 4-8GB 32-64GB eMMC 12 3.4 No Available
Lenovo 100E Gen 3 2021* 11.6 1366 x 768 AMD 3015Ce 1.2 4GB 32GB eMMC 10 2.76 No No
Lenovo 300E Gen 3 2021* 11.6 1366 x 768 AMD 3015Ce 1.2 4GB 32GB eMMC 10 2.9 Yes Yes
Lenovo 500E Gen 3 2021* 11.6 1366 x 768 Intel Celeron N5100
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
8GB 64GB eMMC 10 2.9 Yes Yes
Lenovo 14e Gen 2 2021* 14 1366 x 768
1920 x 1080
AMD 3015Ce 1.2 4-8GB 32-64GB eMMC 10 3.2 No Available
Acer Chromebook 311 2020 11.6 1366 x 768 Intel Celeron N4020 1.1 4GB 32GB 10 2.43 No Available
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 2020 11.6 1366 x 768 MediaTek MT8183 2.0 4GB 32-64GB 15 2.65 Yes Yes
HP Chromebook 11 G8 EE 2020 11.6 1366 x 768 Intel Celeron N4020 1.1 8GB 32GB eMMC 13.5 2.91 No No
Lenovo Chromebook Duet 2020 10.1 1920 x 1200 MediaTek Helio P60T 2.0 4GB 64GB 10 1 Yes Yes
Acer Chromebook 15 2019 15.6 1920 x 1080 Intel Pentium N4200 1.1 4GB 32GB 12 4.3 No No
Dell Chromebook 3100 2019 11.6 1366 x 768 Intel Celeron N4020 1.1 4GB 16-32GB eMMC 14 2.85 Available Available
HP 14A G5 2019 14 1366 x 768
1920 x 1080
AMD A4-9120C APU
AMD A6-9220C APU
1.6
1.8
4GB 16-64GB eMMC 9 3.46 No Available
HP Chromebook x360 12b 2019 12 1366 x 912 Intel Celeron N4020 1.1 4GB 32GB 13 2.98 Yes Yes
HP Chromebook 11 G7 EE 2019 11.6 1366 x 768 Intel Celeron N4000
Intel Celeron 4100
1.1 4-8GB 16-64GB eMMC 13 2.93 No Available
Lenovo Chromebook C340 2019 11.6 1366 x 768 Intel Celeron N4000 1.1 4GB 64GB 10 2.65 Yes Yes
Samsung Chromebook 4+ (15-inch) 2019 15.6 1920 x 1080 Intel Celeron N4000 1.1 4GB 32GB+ 10 3.75 No No

 

*At date of publication, these models have been announced, but have not been released.

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