Best Chromebook laptops
Whether you're working, studying, or simply surfing the web, you need a laptop that ticks all your boxes.
Why buy a Chromebook laptop?
These laptops have taken the computer market by storm over the past few years. Not only are they thinner and lighter than regular laptops so you can carry them around with ease, they’re lighter on your wallet too – usually priced several hundred pounds cheaper than regular laptops.
Rather than running on Windows or macOS, Chromebooks run on Linux-based Chrome OS, designed to be used with an internet connection. Chromebooks are perfect for your work and study needs for tasks like word-processing, emails, presentations, web browsing and streaming, with applications and documents stored in the cloud rather than on the device.
Simply connect to WiFi or combine your Chromeboook with one of our Mobile Broadband packages, and you’ll be up and running in no time.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go
Operating system: Chrome OS
Screen Size: 14-inch
Processor: Intel® N4500 Processor
Connectivity: Supports WiFi 6 and has always-on 4G LTE connection
Power: 45W Super Fast USB-C® and 42.3Wh Battery up to 12 hours¹
Compact and light, built for endurance and designed for productivity, the Galaxy Chromebook Go is ready for anything. Weighing just over 1kg, it’s ideal for carrying around so you can work on the go, and with military-grade shock resistance and spill-safe keyboards, you can deal with any accidents that come your way. The Galaxy Chromebook Go isn’t just durable, it’s flexible too. With its 180° hinge allowing for it to be folded, the whole team can get a great view of your presentations, learning apps and e-books and whatever else you want to share. The compact USB-C® charger works with other Samsung devices, which means you’ll only need one plug for everything. And with up to 12 hours of battery life¹ as well as a super-fast charging 42.3Wh battery, you can work, study or play all day. Plus, with an always-on 4G LTE connection and WiFi 6 compatibility, you can download, stream, check emails, and hop on video calls anytime, anywhere.
Key features of Chromebooks
Processing power and Operating System
Chromebooks have come on leaps and bounds in recent years, and now feature powerful processors to help you carry out your everyday tasks. The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go features the Intel® Celeron™ processor, which can handle your busy inbox, any documents you need to edit, browsing the web and more.
And of course, all Chromebooks have a Chrome-based operating system, designed specifically for Chromebooks. Chrome OS is a super-simple, web-based operating system developed by Google that is built into Chromebooks. It not only allows you to browse, but supports offline document editing, and you can to download Android apps from the Google Play Store for use on your Chromebook, so you can do all the things you love on your laptop too.
The Galaxy Chromebook Go in has Google Assistant and Voice Command built-in, so it’s as handy as using your mobile device. Plus, with Phone Hub, you can sync up your phone and your Chromebook – perfect if you’ve got a busy social calendar or work schedule.
Size and design
With their Chrome-based operating system and use of the cloud to store files, Chromebooks tend to be thinner, lighter and therefore more portable than the average laptop, which makes them a great option if you're looking for a laptop for students and professionals on the go. And that’s not all they’re built to do. Many Chromebooks are built to have flexible screens that you can bend whichever way you like. The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go’s 14-inch screen rotates 180°, perfect for presenting and sharing notes with classmates and colleagues. Don’t be fooled into thinking that just because they’re light that they’re delicate – Chromebooks are made to be durable, with water-resistance being a common feature. The Galaxy Chromebook Go has passed several of the MIL-STD-810G³ tests, making it perfect for all-day classroom use and beyond.
Use out and about
Chromebooks work best with an internet connection, so whether that’s connecting to WiFi or mobile broadband, there are lots of options to make sure you get the most out of your Chromebook. Some Chromebooks support lightning-fast WiFi 6, 30% faster than WiFi 5, which means you can experience faster speeds and lower latencies especially in crowded areas - perfect for working from student dorms or in classrooms. And when WiFi isn’t an option, many Chromebooks, like the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go, also have an always-on 4G LTE connection. This means you can stay connected when you’re out and about, streaming, emailing, downloading and remote learning, especially when paired with our Mobile Broadband packages. Plus, with 12 hours of battery life on a single charge, you can leave your charger at home worry-free.
Frequently asked questions
Chromebooks are a new type of laptop.
They tend to be lighter and thinner, and are primarily designed for use with an internet connection to keep all your Google apps (like Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar and Google Keep) up-to-date.
Their distinguishing feature is that they run on a Chrome-based operating system, called Chrome OS. This is what differentiates them from traditional Windows and Mac laptops.
Whilst laptop and Chromebooks look much the same, there are a few differences between them.
The main difference between a Chromebook and a traditional laptop is the operating system (OS).
Whereas laptops can run on popular operating systems like Windows and macOS, Chromebooks run on Chrome OS, a web-based operating system. Laptops are designed for both online and offline use, and applications are stored on the device.
Though Chromebooks are designed primarily for online use, there are still lots of things you can do on your Chromebook offline, from playing games, to watching movies and listening to music.
Laptops usually have hard disk drives (HDD) or Solid State Drives (SSD), whereas Chromebooks will have Solid State Drives or eMMC (embedded MultiMediaCard) and are generally smaller in capacity as most work is carried out online.
Storage on device can be expanded with memory cards or external USB sticks or drives.
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google for use on phones, tablets, watches and more.
Chromebooks, on the other hand, run on another operating system designed specifically for laptops called Chrome OS.
Some Chromebooks can now download Android apps from the Google Play Store for use on Chromebook.
The Galaxy Chromebook Go has built-in Google Assistant and Voice Command, and has the ability to sync with your Android devices, perfect for those with busy schedules and social calendars.
Terms and conditions
¹Actual speed of USB can vary depending on user environment. Typical value of battery capacity tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 41.1 Wh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.
²Weights and height vary depending on manufacturing process.
³Results based on Samsung internal testing. No additional warranty applies. Tested under Mil-STD-810G standard for transit drop, vibration, low pressure, high/low temperature, thermal shock, humidity. Transit drop test condition results based on Mil-STD-810G with the original product packaging.