Chromebooks, which have become more powerful and versatile, have changed a lot in recent years. Very affordable, it’s no longer just for students. And with the summer Boulanger cuts, its price drops even more.
A fast, easy-to-learn, secure and versatile operating system, Chromebooks have come a long way in a decade. So much so that it easily competes with other Windows and macOS devices. And this, both for basic needs and for the completion of professional tasks.
The other advantage of Chromebooks is their reasonable prices compared to the rest of the market. Strength has doubled during sales since Boulanger lowered the price of several devices. Laptops for all profiles, for example the Asus C423 which drops to 329 euros instead of 469 euros.
Asus C423: Chromebook at the best value for money
The Asus C423 is positioned in the mid-range segment. It perfectly illustrates Google’s goal with Chromebooks: to offer the laptop at the best value for money.
The Asus C423 is based on a discreet design, with a gray aluminum casing, a comfortable keyboard and a large touchpad. Its hinge allows it to open 180 degrees, in order to more easily share its screen with a colleague for example. The 14-inch panel offers Full HD resolution.
You will have no problem taking the Asus C423 with you wherever you are, as it is kept in a backpack. It must be said that it weighs only 1.3 kg for a thickness of 16 mm.
On the technical side, it offers a stable and smooth user experience in most tasks thanks to its Celeron N3350 processor, 8GB of RAM, and Chrome OS. You can access many applications thanks to the presence of the Google Play Store (YouTube, Deezer, Instagram, etc.), but also to the Microsoft Office suite in web applications if you are not a fan of Google Drive tools.
Finally, its 38-watt battery provides ten hours of use per charge, enough to work on the train without bothering to use a charger. Not to mention, there are two USB Type-C charging ports making it compatible with multiple power cables. The Asus C423 also has two USB 3.1 ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a microSD card reader.
During the cuts, the Asus C423 Chromebook goes for €329 in Boulanger instead of €469, down €140.
Packard Bell CB314: Chromebook Experience for Small Budgets
One would think that at only 199 euros, the Chromebook Packard Bell CB314 offers very limited uses. But that means we quickly forget that to get a Chromebook certified, you have to respect the specifications that Google enforces.
This means that Packard Bell CB314 gets up and running quickly, and synchronizes constantly with Google Drive suite apps in ZipperIt provides the ability to work offline and is updated automatically.
If its technical sheet doesn’t sound like much, with an Intel Celeron N4000 processor and 4GB of RAM, the Packard Bell CB314 runs smoothly thanks to the good optimization of Chrome OS. You can perform many office tasks, such as taking notes or creating spreadsheets and presentations.
The 64GB eMMC internal storage matches the 15GB of online storage provided via Google Drive. Even better, docs, spreadsheets, and presentations don’t count toward this storage space.
Its 14-inch touch screen allows easy navigation between different applications. Again, the presence of the Google Play Store allows you to retrieve all your favorite apps. In terms of autonomy, the Packard Bell CB314 can take about ten hours from an electrical outlet.
Boulanger is taking advantage of sales to lower the price of the Packard Bell CB314 to €199 from €299. €100 discount makes this Chromebook a fun option for students.
HP x360 Chromebook with Cover and Pen Bundle
Those looking for a work- and entertainment-ready solution will quickly turn to the Boulanger HP x360 Chromebook package. Indeed because it has a protective cover and a pen in addition to a laptop. But also because the Chromebook of choice has more than one trick up its sleeve.
The HP x360 features a 14-inch, 360-degree swivel touchscreen display. A format that encourages note-taking, even handwritten with a pen, drawing, or simply a comfortable display of a flowing series. Especially since this Chromebook is a nomad as it weighs only 1.6kg and is 17.9mm thick.
The Intel Core i3 processor, backed by 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory, calls itself under the hood of the HP x360. Art paper ensures a good daily experience. The last strength: its autonomy of up to 13 hours. Enough to give you a day of work without worrying about the battery.
The Boulanger Chromebook + cover + stylus now comes at a discount. It shows a price of €499 at the seller, normally for €699, with an immediate drop of €200.
Why fall in love with a Chromebook?
We told you earlier, Chromebooks should respect the exact specifications set by Google. So you are sure to always enjoy a secure, fast and smart laptop.
This is an achievement made possible thanks to Chrome OS, the operating system developed by Google. This is the crux of the user experience because even components chosen by manufacturers, such as Acer or HP, must ensure that Chrome OS works optimally.
Strategy gives interesting properties. Chromebooks boot up in seconds, come with free antivirus software already built in, and have a long battery life.
Google is committed that the Drive suite of apps is fully integrated into Chromebooks, which natively includes Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs, Chrome, etc. Even better, these laptops are not closed to third-party apps because the Google Play Store allows you to download any app available in its catalog. You can also install Netflix, Spotify, Adobe Lightroom, or even VLC. And what about the Office 365 suite? It is also available via web applications. Everyone is here!
Finally, Chromebooks are very easy-to-use devices. And if you have the slightest doubt, Boulanger has launched a page dedicated to learning how to use your computer properly.