Best Power for Netbooks

This list is all about processing power; not necessarily the kind of power which will affect your gaming experience. No, this kind of horsepower aims to get complicated operations done.

If, for instance, you want to reduce video rendering time or edit high-resolution graphics, this list is for you. It is, however compiled with no pause for budget; If you're strapped for cash, scroll down to the budget section for the most powerful options at below-average prices.

Most power across the board US$370 - US$1319

Here are the most powerful netbooks I have on file with absolutely no regards for price:

Most power under $400

Need something cheaper? No worries, here are the best performing options for netbooks priced below average.

There might be some overlap with the list above, but everything down here is considered budget-friendly.

  • #8, Laptops (under $575)
    Lenovo S330 14-inch Chromebook - Business Black

    Lenovo S330 14-inch Chromebook - Business Black from US$270;
    ~$370 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck0/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power0/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy4/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck0.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power1/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability0.5/5
    Autonomy3/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck0/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy3.5/5
    Specs
    Processor: MediaTek MT8173
    Graphics: ARM PowerVR GX6250
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 32.00 GB
    Screen Size: 14"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 32.57 x 23.24 x 2.08 cm
    Weight: 1.501 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Best Buy site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #1, Laptops (under $575)
    Acer Chromebook 311

    Acer Chromebook 311 from US$24011% cheaper than usual
    ~$328 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy1/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy2.5/5
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Celeron N4000
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 600
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 64.00 GB
    Screen Size: 11.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 29.60 x 19.90 x 1.82 cm
    Weight: 1.100 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Best Buy site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #2, Laptops (under $575)
    Asus Chromebook C204MA 11-inch Chromebook

    Asus Chromebook C204MA 11-inch Chromebook from US$250;
    ~$338 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy3/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy2.5/5
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Celeron N4000
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 600
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 32.00 GB
    Screen Size: 11.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 29.20 x 19.90 x 2.01 cm
    Weight: 1.200 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Staples site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×

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