It’s been about manufacturers clustering around a low price point, and the compromises they have had to make to get a device out at that price point.
With the Chromebook 11 though, for the first time, a Chromebook can be both about affordability but also about delight.
It feels solid – light yet sturdy. The keyboard is genuinely very good. The IPS screen’s colours are rich and vibrant. The styling feels fresh and simple and clean and friendly.
It feels, in short,a beautifully made, simple to use computer.
Plus the fact you’ve only paid GBP £229/USD $279/AUD $364 for it not only makes that the sweeter, but also makes you feel you’ve got a special, secret, insiders’ deal when everyone else is paying two, three, eight times as much to do pretty much the same things you’ll be doing on your Chromebook.