Why you should gift yourself a Chromebook this Christmas

Every one’s a Christmas cracker

Google Chromebook
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If you want to get yourself or your loved ones the perfect Christmas present, a Chromebook is the gift that keeps on giving. With great battery life, lightweight design and Google’s easy to use Chrome operating system they’re the perfect partners for working or studying on the go – and they make great home machines too. 

The best of both worlds

One of our favourite Chromebooks is the clever Asus Chromebook Flip 2-in-1 C434. It’s a triumph of engineering: not only has it managed to cram a 14-inch display into a 13-inch chassis thanks to its ultra-slim bezels, but that display is also a touchscreen with an innovative 360-degree hinge. That means you can use the Asus as a traditional laptop and then quickly flip it into tablet mode or stand it up on a table or your lap when you want to watch video.  

If you’ve ever tried to use a tablet for proper typing you’ll understand why we love the Asus Chromebook’s dual roles: there’s no substitute for a real keyboard and the one in the Asus is really great. It’s superbly comfortable with great key travel to really help you fingers fly, and it has an adjustable backlight so you can keep being creative – or keep on chatting – after the sun goes down.  

There’s substance to match the style. Inside the Asus there’s an Intel Core m3 processor and 4GB of RAM, and its ten-hour battery life means it has the stamina for even the most demanding days. It’s two brilliant devices in one, and while it’s a premium product with premium looks it doesn’t come with a premium price tag. 

Google Chromebook

(Image credit: AO)

Powerful, portable and incredibly affordable 

We love 2-in-1 devices, and if you’re looking for something even more affordable and portable the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 will bring you lots of cheer this Christmas. Its 11.6-inch display means it’s even more portable, and because it’s a 2-in-1 it’s a tablet as well as a laptop. It comes complete with free built-in anti-virus protection and a free12 months subscription to Google One with 100GB of storage, so you never need to worry about security or storage. And with a whopping ten hours of battery life you don’t need to worry about running out of power either.  

If you don’t need a flippable computer, ASUS’s superb Chromebook C423NA is hard to beat: it’s really affordable and comes with a 14-inch display, Intel Celeron processor and a ten-hour battery. Like other Chromebooks it comes with free built-in anti-virus and a year of Google One, and like all other Chromebooks it comes with 3 months of YouTube Premium and many other awesome Chromebook perks.

All the apps you need for work time and me-time 

Chromebooks don’t run Windows: they run Google’s Chrome OS, which has been designed for speedy performance, energy efficiency and fast startup. They’re great devices for every kind of user, and the Google Play Store has all the apps you need for work and play – not just Google’s own apps, but other big hitters such as Microsoft Office, Netflix and Disney+, big-name games and every conceivable kind of media player. Whether it’s movies or magazines, books or blockbuster games, Chromebooks have a whole world of apps to choose from. 

Help to get you started 

And of course, as an AO customer you get stellar customer service too. AO offers seven-day delivery and delivery slots that suit you, so there’s no need to spend days wondering when the courier might come, and there’s a 100 day returns policy for extra peace of mind. It’s no wonder that over 200,000 delighted AO customers have left glowing five-star reviews on TrustPilot. 

Click here to discover AO’s Christmas Chromebook crackers. 

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