This small 11 inch notebook from Samsung is different vs any other notebook computer under $400 due to the fact that with the Chromebook you are running Google’s Chrome OS as opposed to either Mac OS X or Windows 8, the more popular operating systems that come pre installed on all other notebooks on sale under $400.
Granted, you can only run Google’s own applications such as Gmail, Google Docs, etc but there are also many programs available for the Chrome OS on the Google Chrome store. For everyday computing needs where all you will be doing is some web surfing or blogging or basic spreadsheet and other tasks that don’t require a Mac OS or Windows application you will be hard pressed to find a better deal on a notebook under$400 for 2013.
The Samsung Chromebook ships with a fast Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual Core Processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory, 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 USB 3.0 port, and a HDMI port for connecting the samsung to your TV or even a projector for big screen presentations or video playback. A built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n offers fast wifi connections regardless of location or wifi signal strength.
Priced just under $400, the Dell Inspiron 15 inch notebook is the second best selling notebook computer currently on sale for under $400. Powered by fast Intel Pentium Processors, the Dell 15 inch Inspiron model is just fast enough for everyday computing tasks. When compared to the ChromeBook you get a much bigger display (15 inch vs 11 inch), a standard Windows PC with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed, and 4GB of RAM with a 500GB hard drive for storage of files, music, photos or videos. For the price, you get a brand name notebook from one of the world’s best selling notebook manufacturers in 2013, and for the price, it’s hard to beat the value of the Dell Inspiron 15 delivers. Currently, it’s the best 15 inch notebook computer under $400 you can buy.
The Toshiba Satellite 15.6 inch notebook is another best selling notebook computer currently on sale for under $400.00. Offering a big and bright 15.6 inch display this notebook by toshiba is currently cheaper than the Dell Inspiron 15, yet offers an AMD E-Series Dual-Core E2-1800 1.7 GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive and Windows 8 comes pre-installed. If it were my money, I would consider this Toshiba over the Dell thanks to the fact that you get faster processing times and a Windows 8 operating system that is the current Windows OS in 2013. Windows 7 will soon become obsolete and the Toshiba is one of the better deals for a notebook on sale under $400 this year.