Lenovo Chromebook C330 Laptop Review
Dream Chromebook? The Lenovo Chromebook C330 is one of the most balanced Chromebooks to cross our review desk. While there are some weak points (notably the keyboard and port selection), these are minor flaws in an otherwise excellent package.
Chromebooks are typically good budget options for those that can operate completely online. However, it seems that every Chromebook has a fatal flaw that cripples the entire experience. Either the processor is too weak, or the build is too cheap, or the screen is horrific. There hasn't yet been a Chromebook that balances build quality, performance, and price.
The Lenovo Chromebook C330 might just change that.
The C330 sits in a nice space in the Chromebook world. Priced at US $280-300, it is on the upper end of what we would consider a "budget" device. For that money, the C330 offers quite a bit, including excellent Android app compatibility thanks to its MediaTek SoC. In addition, most of its components are better than what can usually be found in a Chromebook.
Chromebooks targeted at consumers are beginning to become a rare breed, but there is still some competition for the Lenovo Chromebook C330. We will look at two of Dell's recent offerings, the Chromebook 11 3181 and Chromebook 11 3181 2-in-1. We will also compare Acer's Chromebook R13 and Chromebook R11 as well as Lenovo's older Flex 11 Chromebook.