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Laptops for the Casual Worker

Laptops are the kings of versatility. Fully-featured to handle the same tasks as full-sized computers and yet small enough to carry around.

To achieve this, several compromises had to be made. You usually get less for your money with a laptop but if you need to work out of the house, a laptop is your best bet.

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Acer Spin 11-inch Convertible Chromebook (CP311-3H-K9K9)

Acer Spin 11-inch Convertible Chromebook (CP311-3H-K9K9)

ranked #1 among Laptops priced under $375

This versatile Chromebook offers a great experience for the price and is a compelling option if you can`t quite decide between getting a netbook or a

Who it's For

  • Casual Nomad
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck61th percentile
Versatility98th percentile
Power11th percentile
Storage Space10th percentile
Portability89th percentile
Battery Autonomy100th percentile

Specs

Screen

12", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

MediaTek MT8183

GPU

ARM Mali-G72

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total

Pricing

Typically sells for C$299.
Lenovo Flex 5 13-in Touchscreen Chromebook (82B80012CF)

Lenovo Flex 5 13-in Touchscreen Chromebook (82B80012CF)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced under $375

This versatile Chromebook can serve both as a netbook or tablet, and it could be a great fit if you're looking to remain connected, and maybe even pro

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck50th percentile
Versatility83th percentile
Power12th percentile
Storage Space10th percentile
Portability88th percentile
Battery Autonomy42th percentile

Specs

Screen

13", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Celeron 5205U

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$499.
Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H-C0Z8)

Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H-C0Z8)

ranked #4 among Laptops priced under $375

Chromebooks excel as easy-to-carry travel companions for those of us who need to remain connected on the go with a focus on online resources and the c

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck50th percentile
Versatility99th percentile
Power7th percentile
Storage Space10th percentile
Portability91th percentile
Battery Autonomy73th percentile

Specs

Screen

12", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Celeron N4000

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader

Pricing

Typically sells for C$199.
Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H-C29L)

Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H-C29L)

ranked #5 among Laptops priced under $375

Chromebooks excel as easy-to-carry travel companions for those of us who need to remain connected on the go, and this model is no exception. A USB-C d

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck45th percentile
Versatility98th percentile
Power7th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability91th percentile
Battery Autonomy63th percentile

Specs

Screen

12", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Celeron N4000

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader

Pricing

Typically sells for C$199.
HP 14in Chromebook (14a-NA0010ca)

HP 14in Chromebook (14a-NA0010ca)

ranked #6 among Laptops priced under $375

This Chromebook offers a pretty compelling solution if you're looking to handle everyday communication and connectivity away from your main rig.

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck38th percentile
Versatility94th percentile
Power7th percentile
Storage Space10th percentile
Portability49th percentile
Battery Autonomy64th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support, VA or SVA Display

CPU

Intel Celeron N4000

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, eMMC Storage (slow), Micro SD Storage Expansion

Pricing

Typically sells for C$399. You could save 30% right now.
Acer 14-inch Chromebook 314 (CB314-1H-C1S4)

Acer 14-inch Chromebook 314 (CB314-1H-C1S4)

ranked #7 among Laptops priced under $375

This Chromebook has a larger screen, helping readability without compromising ease of transportation too much.

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck32th percentile
Versatility87th percentile
Power7th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability1th percentile
Battery Autonomy65th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1366×786(1366 × 786, 1.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Celeron N4000

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$299.
Asus C523NA 15.6" Chromebook (Touch) (C523NA-DH02)

Asus C523NA 15.6" Chromebook (Touch) (C523NA-DH02)

ranked #8 among Laptops priced under $375

With an unusually large screen for a Chromebook, this model trades some of its portability to give the user a larger picture to work with (but not nec

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck24th percentile
Versatility97th percentile
Power5th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability84th percentile
Battery Autonomy60th percentile

Specs

Screen

15", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Celeron N3350

GPU

Intel HD Graphics 500

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$346. You could save 28% right now.
HP 14-inch (14-fq0008ca)

HP 14-inch (14-fq0008ca)

ranked #9 among Laptops priced under $375

This laptop is as modest as it gets, but if you need more versatility than a Chromebook can offer, this could be worth a look.

Luckily, this laptop

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck24th percentile
Versatility94th percentile
Power14th percentile
Storage Space10th percentile
Portability85th percentile
Battery Autonomy50th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD 3020e

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$349. You could save 20% right now.
Asus 14-inch Touch Screen Chromebook (C423NA-RH91T)

Asus 14-inch Touch Screen Chromebook (C423NA-RH91T)

ranked #10 among Laptops priced under $375

Not quite a convertible netbook, but this Chromebook can run Chrome OS, and Android (even Linux if you're comfortable trying beta features) and is qui

Who it's For

  • Casual Nomad
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck22th percentile
Versatility96th percentile
Power9th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability87th percentile
Battery Autonomy90th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), TN Display, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Pentium N4200

GPU

Intel HD Graphics 505

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, eMMC Storage (slow), Micro SD Storage Expansion

Pricing

Typically sells for C$349.
Asus L410 14-inch NetBook (L410MA-SH01-CB)

Asus L410 14-inch NetBook (L410MA-SH01-CB)

ranked #11 among Laptops priced under $375

This laptop is all about cost-effectiveness, and if you're strapped for cash, it could be a compelling option, especially if you're a patient person c

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck15th percentile
Versatility99th percentile
Power6th percentile
Storage Space10th percentile
Portability85th percentile
Battery Autonomy39th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Celeron N4020

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Acer Nitro 5 15-inch Gaming Laptop (AN515-55-5917)

Acer Nitro 5 15-inch Gaming Laptop (AN515-55-5917)

ranked #1 among Laptops priced $375-925

Suppose you're craving your favourite PC game or need to get some graphical work done in places where a desktop PC would be impractical. In that case,

Who it's For

  • Serious Gamer
  • Video Editor
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck93th percentile
Versatility90th percentile
Power70th percentile
Storage Space41th percentile
Portability1th percentile
Battery Autonomy54th percentile

Specs

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i5-10300H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, 4 GB

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

HP x360 14-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook (14C-CA0030CA)

HP x360 14-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook (14C-CA0030CA)

ranked #2 among Laptops priced $375-925

Who it's For

  • Casual Nomad
  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck63th percentile
Versatility60th percentile
Power27th percentile
Storage Space14th percentile
Portability83th percentile
Battery Autonomy93th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Core i3-10110U

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

128 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$799.
Acer Aspire 5 (A515-55-55R6)

Acer Aspire 5 (A515-55-55R6)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced $375-925

This cost-effective laptop bundles quite a few attractive features such as a fast drive, a full HD screen and a processor capable of handling most pro

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck61th percentile
Versatility91th percentile
Power50th percentile
Storage Space27th percentile
Portability76th percentile
Battery Autonomy59th percentile

Specs

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i5-1035G1

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$649.
Asus ZenBook 14-inch Laptop (UM431DA-BH51-CB)

Asus ZenBook 14-inch Laptop (UM431DA-BH51-CB)

ranked #4 among Laptops priced $375-925

This premium-looking laptop is a solid choice for productivity on the go and thanks to its small size and plentiful ports, it gives you plenty of opti

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck51th percentile
Versatility79th percentile
Power46th percentile
Storage Space41th percentile
Portability87th percentile
Battery Autonomy56th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 8 Mobile

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$799.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop (81WR000ECF)

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop (81WR000ECF)

ranked #5 among Laptops priced $375-925

This laptop makes a pretty good impression for a budget model. The monitor is relatively low-rez, making it better-suited for single-tasking and anyon

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck45th percentile
Versatility53th percentile
Power39th percentile
Storage Space27th percentile
Portability43th percentile
Battery Autonomy47th percentile

Specs

Screen

15", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Core i3-10110U

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

256 GB total, Solid State (very fast), Micro SD Storage Expansion

Pricing

Typically sells for C$699. You could save 28% right now.
Lenovo 14-inch Touchscreen Chromebook (82C10007US)

Lenovo 14-inch Touchscreen Chromebook (82C10007US)

ranked #6 among Laptops priced $375-925

This serious-looking Chromebook is a bit larger, making things a bit easier to read while sacrificing some battery autonomy.

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck44th percentile
Versatility75th percentile
Power6th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability1th percentile
Battery Autonomy42th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Celeron N4020

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$299.
Asus Chromebook Flip C434 (C434TA-DSM4T)

Asus Chromebook Flip C434 (C434TA-DSM4T)

ranked #7 among Laptops priced $375-925

Chromebooks can be quite versatile, but the most affordable models can come a little short for more advanced users. By investing more in a model like

Who it's For

  • Casual Nomad
  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck43th percentile
Versatility94th percentile
Power16th percentile
Storage Space10th percentile
Portability86th percentile
Battery Autonomy84th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Core m3-8100Y

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 615

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader

Pricing

Typically sells for C$429.
Google Pixelbook Go (GA00519-US)

Google Pixelbook Go (GA00519-US)

ranked #8 among Laptops priced $375-925

This premium Chromebook comes with a few extras like an FHD touchscreen, extended battery life and some additional horsepower.

Who it's For

  • Casual Nomad
  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck36th percentile
Versatility60th percentile
Power24th percentile
Storage Space10th percentile
Portability94th percentile
Battery Autonomy98th percentile

Specs

Screen

13", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Core m3-8100Y

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 615

Memory

8 GB

Storage

64 GB total

Pricing

Typically sells for C$879. You could save 9% right now.
Asus Flip C234MA 2-in-1 Chromebook (C234MA-BB01T-CB)

Asus Flip C234MA 2-in-1 Chromebook (C234MA-BB01T-CB)

ranked #9 among Laptops priced $375-925

This Chromebook is a compelling solution for anyone looking for affordable connectivity around the house, school, the office, the coffee shop, or anyw

Who it's For

  • Casual Nomad
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck28th percentile
Versatility92th percentile
Power6th percentile
Storage Space10th percentile
Portability88th percentile
Battery Autonomy96th percentile

Specs

Screen

12", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP)

CPU

Intel Celeron N4020

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$409.
HP Chromebook 14A G5 (7DA26UT#ABA)

HP Chromebook 14A G5 (7DA26UT#ABA)

ranked #10 among Laptops priced $375-925

If you're looking for a laptop to browse the web and work on the cloud but need a bit more screen real estate than the regular netbook has to offer, t

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck20th percentile
Versatility69th percentile
Power2th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability83th percentile
Battery Autonomy63th percentile

Specs

Screen

12", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen, VA or SVA Display

CPU

AMD A4-9120C

GPU

AMD Radeon R4

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$439.