For everything from the day-to-day remote workload to the evening Netflix binges and casual gaming, your best options on the budget end of the scale are usually Chromebooks.
Up top, you’ve got an 11.6-inch HD touchscreen on a 360-degree hinge for ultimate flexibility in a whole host of use cases. While we haven’t reviewed the Spin 311, we can see ourselves using it in laptop mode for work and tablet mode for play given our past experience of Chromebook 2-in-1s.
Keeping everything zippy is a MediaTek ARM-based Octa-core processor with 4GB RAM, which will do the trick at keeping those multiple tabs running smoothly, alongside 32GB of onboard storage. That seems small but for an OS that relies on an online connection with cloud storage, it’s not really consequential, but it’s good enough for storing those offline Chrome apps.
Oh, and did we mention the ludicrous 15-hour battery life? The hardware innards barely make a powerful dint on the generous battery capacity, meaning this will stay with you throughout the entire day.
But do shop around — the market for cheap laptops is a big one! Check out our best laptop deals hub.
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Jason brings a decade of tech and gaming journalism experience to his role as a writer at Laptop Mag. He takes a particular interest in writing articles and creating videos about laptops, headphones and games. He has previously written for Kotaku, Stuff and BBC Science Focus. In his spare time, you'll find Jason looking for good dogs to pet or thinking about eating pizza if he isn't already.