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Best Chromebook Under £200 UK

So you’ve decided you’d like a Chromebook and have set yourself a clear budget. In this guide we’re going to take a look at the best Chromebook you can buy in the UK for under £200.

Chromebooks are Google ChromeOS powered devices that are easy to use and understand. Even for the most novice of users! They are now also capable of running Android apps, bringing a familiar feeling to most users.

Even with a budget of £200 you’ll find some decent Chromebooks. They won’t set the world alight, but will still be all a casual user needs on a day to day basis.

Best Chromebook Under £200 Overview

ModelRAMHard DriveScreen Size
Lenovo Chromebook S3304 GB64 GB14 inch
HP Chromebook 11a-nb0002sa4 GB32 GB11.6 inch
Lenovo IdeaPad 34 GB32 GB11.6 inch
ASUS Chromebook C223NA4 GB32 GB11.6 inch

Chromebooks Under £200 In More Detail

Let’s take a closer look at the models listed in the table above:

Lenovo Chromebook S330

  • CPU: Intel ‎MediaTek MT8183, 4 cores
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB eMMC SSD
  • Screen: 14 inches, anti-glare
  • Weight: 1.47 kg

The Lenovo Chromebook S330 is a great all rounder. It is our top pick as the best Chromebook for under £200 UK. With the screen size of 14 inches it’s the biggest in the under £200 range. This definitely gives it more of a feel of a traditional laptop, but at a fraction of the cost.

The quad core MediaTek CPU has a surprisingly decent amount of power for the price range ensuring day to day tasks will run smoothly. It also has the largest hard drive of the selection which offers more space to store files locally.

With Lenovo the manufacturer, you know you are guaranteed a great build quality. It is lightweight and compact. The hinge for the screen can be folded up to 180 degrees, meaning you can adjust it to whatever angle suits you best.

It is one of the best budget Chromebooks you can buy for under £200. The perfect choice for those on a budget.

HP Chromebook 11a-nb0002sa

  • CPU: Intel Celeron N3350
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB SSD eMMC
  • Screen: 11.6 inches
  • Weight: 1.36 kg

The HP Chromebook 11a-nb0002sa is small, has a lightweight design and long battery life. This will give you the portability to last all day, wherever you go.

The Intel Celeron processor is dual core. It will give you a good performance to complete all your day to day tasks and web browsing, whilst also being careful on the power consumption.

With a 11.6 inch screen it is smaller than the Lenovo S330. Don’t let this put you off the HP model though – it is still a good screen size, and perfect for being used on your lap.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3

  • CPU: Intel Celeron
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB eMMC SSD
  • Screen: 11.6 inches
  • Weight: 1.12 kg

The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 is the second entry from Lenovo in our best Chromebook under £200 list. Compared to the S330 it is £20 cheaper. It has an 11.6 inch screen with narrow bezels around the screen. This helps keep it compact – in fact it is smaller than an A4 piece of paper! Coupled with weighing 1.12 kg it is very lightweight and portable.

It has a dual core Intel Celeron processor which is ideal for your day to day tasks and web browsing. You can expect up to 10 hours of battery life, giving you seamless running all day long.

ASUS Chromebook C223NA

  • CPU: Intel Celeron 3215U
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB eMMC SSD
  • Screen: 11.6 inches
  • Weight: 1 kg

The ASUS Chromebook C223NA is the final pick for under £200, coming in at just under £160. From reviewing lots of different models under £200 this was the absolute minimum we would go to without being left frustrated by slow performance.

It has the same amount of memory and local storage as both the HP 11a and Lenovo Ideapad 3. What makes this bottom of our list is the processor. It will have no problem with day to day tasks and web browsing, but you may find the performance is stifled when trying to complete other tasks or trying to play some games from the Google Play Store.

However, make no mistake. At such a low price this ASUS model is a great gateway into Chromebook ownership should you be unsure about Chromebooks and want to dip your toes into the market.

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Conclusion – Best Chromebook Under £200 UK

Not everyone needs a powerful laptop designed for gaming or video processing. If you are only wanting a Chromebook to carry out basic tasks there are some good options under £200. We hope you find this guide useful and that it helps you identify the Chromebook for your needs, and budget.

If you are looking to invest a little more in your budget Chromebook, we will soon be publishing an under £300 guide.