In an era of $999 laptops a $230 Chromebook isn’t very big news. But the fact that you get a solid, usable laptop with all the Google goodies is an exciting prospect.
The new Chromebook 4 has a 11.6” screen and weighs 2.6 pounds and the 4+ has a 15.6” screen and weighs 3.75 pounds.
From the release:
The Chromebook 4 and Chromebook 4+ also feature extended battery life, lasting 12.5 and 10.5 hours, respectively. So whether you’re working, web-surfing, studying, or streaming, you can power through your day, without worrying about bringing along a charger.
With up to 64GB storage, 6GB memory, and a powerful Intel® Celeron® Processor N4000, you can store more, and do more, and do it all faster.
The Chromebook world has gotten quite impressive and devices like this one are my go-to when it comes to setting up machines for non-tech-savvy users. Since it supports nearly every application under the sun, you can get all your browsing and web calling done and, when you need to do something a little fancier, there is always the App Store and online sources.
All in all, a $239 Chromebook is a great deal and, while this is a little blocky and bulky, it sure beats buying a fully-featured laptop for web browsing and Skype.