If you want something more than a tablet, the cheapest options are undoubtedly Chromebooks. These are basically the least expensive laptops you can find, and while we're working on other guides for Windows laptops, we're going to start with Chromebooks. The latest iteration of Chrome OS has true multitasking, more apps, and there are more Chromebook options than ever before, often starting at less than $200. But which one is best? A Short Overview of Current Chromebooks Alphabetically, there are current Chromebooks for sale from Acer (C720, C720P, and the new 11/13), ASUS (C200, C300), Dell (11), HP (11/14 and 11/14 G3), Lenovo (N20P), Samsung (Chromebook and Chromebook 2), and Toshiba (Chromebook and Chromebook 2). There's also the Chromebook Pixel, but that's nothing like a budget...

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63 by Johan De Gelas on 11/3/2011

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21 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/2/2011

HP To Stay in the PC Business

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8 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/27/2011

HP TouchPad 3.0.4 Update Now Available, Adds non-webOS Phone Pairing

HP just let us know that the TouchPad, its recently discontinued tablet with an unknown future, is getting another software update over the air today. Version 3.0.4 of the...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/18/2011

HP Launches New Blog, Offers $500 Giveaway to AnandTech Readers

Update: Congratulations to AnandTech reader Tidicus for winning HP's $500 Sweepstakes. Your prize will be on its way to you shortly! Thanks to everyone who entered and don't worry...

1358 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/13/2011

HP Compaq 8200 Elite Ultra-Slim: The Littlest Desktop

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40 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/29/2011

Meg Whitman Named as HP's New CEO

HP announced today that Meg Whitman would be taking over as CEO, replacing outgoing CEO Leo Apotheker after less than a year on the job. According to the New...

21 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/22/2011

HP Offers Refund to European Touchpad, Pre3 Buyers

The HP Touchpad's troubled saga continues: the company's European arm is now offering partial refunds to anyone who brought the tablet at anything other than the bargain-basement fire sale...

8 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/14/2011

HP to Produce One More Run of Touchpads

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10 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/30/2011

More TouchPad News: QuickOffice HD and Forthcoming System Updates

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12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/30/2011

HP Z210 SFF Workstation: Serious Power in Cramped Quarters

We're taking our second excursion into enterprise-class desktop territory with the kind of machine that should be of interest both to IT management and enthusiasts alike: HP's Z210 SFF...

25 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/29/2011

HP Releases HP Pro 3400 Series for Business

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6 by Kristian Vättö on 8/29/2011

HP Offers Another Free 6-pack of TouchPad Apps

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8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/29/2011

New TouchPad Owners: HP Offers Six Pack of TouchPad Apps for Free

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13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/25/2011

HP EliteBook 8760w: Color, So Dreamy

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83 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/25/2011

TouchDroid Project Bringing Android to HP Touchpad

The open source community is wasting no time taking ownership of HP's orphaned Touchpad tablet: a new group called the TouchDroid team is looking to bring Android to the...

18 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/22/2011

Updated: HP TouchPad Reduced to $99 and $149 (16GB & 32GB)

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35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/20/2011

It's Not Qualcomm's Fault: Dispelling TouchPad Myths

There's a whole lot of misinformation on the web right now about reasons why HP had troubles with the TouchPad and eventually had to abandon the entire webOS hardware...

79 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 8/19/2011

webOS Hardware Division Will Shut Down by Q4 2011

On HP's Q3 2011 earnings call it clarified both the reason for the shutdown and the exit timeframe for the webOS hardware division. HP claimed that webOS hardware didn't meet...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/18/2011

HP Mulling Spinoff or Sale of its Personal Systems Group

Alongside the announcement that it would cease operations on webOS hardware and evaluate its options for webOS software, today HP also revealed that it's considering a full/partial spinoff or...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/18/2011

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