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Developer Information for Chrome OS Devices


This page provides developer-related information for Chrome devices.  These are systems that shipped from the factory with Google Chrome OS on them.  For details about Google Chrome OS and how it differs from Chromium OS, see the note in the FAQ about Google Chrome OS.  Chrome OS devices typically require special setup in order to be used for Chromium OS development.

Caution: Modifications you make to the system are not supported by Google, may cause hardware, software or security issues and may void warranty.

Remember: Chrome OS devices are not general-purpose PCs.  We believe you should be able to hack on your own property, but if you do it's not our fault if something breaks.

Googlers not finding what they're looking for may want to look at go/cros-names.

End of Life (EOL) / Auto Update Expiration (AUE)

The official Google policy includes projected dates. Here we focus on the corresponding release versions as that is often more useful to developers.


These WiFi routers are marketed as OnHub, Google Wifi, and Nest Wifi.

Release date Manufacturer Model Project code name Board name(s)Base board
 August 2015 TP-LINKOnHub Router TGR1900 Whirlwind whirlwind storm
 November 2015 ASUS OnHub SRT-AC1900 Arkham arkham storm
 November 2016 GoogleGoogle WiFi Gale gale gale
 November 2019 GoogleNest Wifi router (not "point") Mistral mistral mistral

USB Type-C

Notebooks and Desktops

These are your standard Chromebook/Chromebox/etc devices.

ReleaseOEMModelCode nameBoard name(s)Base boardUser ABIKernelKernel ABIPlatformForm FactorFirst ReleaseEOL/AUEUSB GadgetClosed Case Debugging
Google Pixelbook Goatlas atlas poppy x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Amberlake-Y Chromebook M75 June 2026 Yes Yes 
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebooklillipup volteer volteer x86_64 5.4 x86_64 TigerLake-UP3 Chromebook R90 June 2029 Yes 
Lenovo Lenovo 300e Chromebook Gen 3 AMDvilboz360 zork dalboz x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Pollock Chromebook R91 
Lenovo Lenovo 100e Chromebook Gen 3 AMDvilboz zork dalboz x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Pollock Chromebook M91 
Acer Acer Chromebook 712Kindred Hatch  Hatch x86_64 4.19 x86_64 Cometlake-U Chromebook R79 Yes 
Asus  ASUS Chromebook Detachable CM3 (CM3000)Kakadu kukui kukui arm 4.19 aarch64 MT8183 Chromeblet R88 Yes 
HP Blooguard octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Convertible 06/2026 
Asus ASUS Chromebook Flip CM3 (CM3200)Damu jacuzzi jacuzzi arm 4.19 aarch64 MT8183 Convertible R87 Yes 
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook (13", 5) Akemi Hatch Hatch  x86_64 4.19 x86_64 Cometlake-U Convertible R81 Yes 
December 5, 2010 Google Cr-48Mario x86-mario x86 3.8 x86 PineTrail Chromebook ~R8 R56 No 
May 30, 2011 Samsung Samsung Series 5 ChromebookAlex x86-alex & x86-alex_he x86 3.8 x86 PineTrail Chromebook R11 R58 No 
June 30, 2011 Acer Acer AC700 ChromebookZGB x86-zgb & x86-zgb_he x86 3.8 x86 PineTrail Chromebook R12 R58 No 
April 29, 2012 Samsung Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550Lumpy lumpy x86_64 3.8 x86_64 SandyBridge Chromebook R17 R65 No  
July 1, 2012 Samsung Samsung Chromebox Series 3Stumpy stumpy x86_64 3.8 x86_64 SandyBridge Chromebox R17 R65 No 
October 14, 2012 Samsung Samsung ChromebookSnow daisy daisy arm 3.8 arm Exynos 5250 Chromebook R22 R75 No  
October 30, 2012 Acer Acer C7 ChromebookParrot parrot_ivb parrot x86_64 3.8 x86_64 IvyBridge Chromebook R27 R69 No 
October 30, 2012 Acer Acer C7 ChromebookParrot parrot x86_64 3.8 x86_64 SandyBridge Chromebook R21 R65 No 
December 30, 2012 Lenovo Lenovo Thinkpad X131e ChromebookStout stout x86_64 3.8 x86_64 IvyBridge Chromebook R22 R69 No 
January 30, 2013 Google Google Chromebook PixelLink link x86_64 3.8 x86_64 IvyBridge Chromebook R22 R69 No 
January 30, 2013 HP HP Pavilion Chromebook 14Butterfly butterfly x86_64 3.8 x86_64 SandyBridge Chromebook R22 R65 No 
September 12, 2013 Acer Acer C720/C70P/C740 ChromebookPeppy & Pepto peppy slippy x86_64 3.8 x86_64 Haswell Chromebook R30 R76 No 
September 29, 2013 HP HP Chromebook 14Falco falco & falco_li slippy x86_64 3.8 x86_64 Haswell Chromebook R30 R76 No 
September 29, 2013 HP HP Chromebook 11 G1Spring daisy_spring snow arm 3.8 arm Exynos 5250 Chromebook R27 R72 No 
January 15, 2014 Dell Dell Chromebook 11Wolf wolf slippy x86_64 3.8 x86_64 Haswell Chromebook R31 R76 No 
January 30, 2014 Toshiba Toshiba ChromebookLeon leon slippy x86_64 3.8 x86_64 Haswell Chromebook R31 R76 No 
March 13, 2014 ASUS ASUS Chromebox CN60Panther panther beltino x86_64 3.8 x86_64 Haswell Chromebox R32 R76 No 
May 4, 2014 Samsung Samsung Chromebook 2 11"Pit peach_pit peach arm 3.8 arm Exynos 5450 Chromebook R30 R75 No 
May 18, 2014 Samsung Samsung Chromebook 2 13"Pi peach_pi peach arm 3.8 arm Exynos 5450 Chromebook R34 R75 No 
May 18, 2014 LG LG Chromebase 22CV241 & 22CB25SMonroe monroe beltino x86_64 3.8 x86_64 Haswell Chromebase R33 No 
May 25, 2014 HP HP Chromebook 11 G2Skate daisy_skate snow arm 3.8 arm Exynos 5250 Chromebook R34 R75 No 
May 29, 2014 Lenovo Lenovo N20 ChromebookClapper clapper rambi x86_64 4.4 x86_64 BayTrail Convertible R34 R76 No 
May 31, 2014 ASUS ASUS Chromebook C200Squawks squawks rambi x86_64 4.4 x86_64 BayTrail Chromebook R34 R76 No 
June 5, 2014 Lenovo Lenovo ThinkPad 11e ChromebookGlimmer glimmer rambi x86_64 4.4 x86_64 BayTrail Convertible R34 R76 No 
June 14, 2014 <white label> Enguarde enguarde rambi x86_64 4.4 x86_64 BayTrail Chromebook R34 No 
June 14, 2014 <white label> Expresso expresso rambi x86_64 4.4 x86_64 BayTrail Chromebook R34 No 
June 21, 2014 HP HP Chromebox G1Zako zako beltino x86_64 3.8 x86_64 Haswell Chromebox R34 R76 No 
August 20, 2014 Acer Acer ChromeboxMcCloud mccloud beltino x86_64 3.8 x86_64 Haswell Chromebox R36 R76 No 
August 30, 2014 ASUS ASUS Chromebook C300Quawks quawks rambi x86_64 4.4 x86_64 BayTrail Chromebook R34 R76 No 
August 31, 2014 Acer Acer Chromebook 11 (C730 / C730E / C735)Gnawty gnawty rambi x86_64 4.4 x86_64 BayTrail Chromebook R34 No 
September 1, 2014 HP HP Chromebook 11 G3 / G4 / G4 EEKip kip rambi x86_64 4.4 x86_64 BayTrail Chromebook R34 No 
September 2, 2014 Toshiba Toshiba Chromebook 2Swanky swanky rambi x86_64 4.4 x86_64 BayTrail Chromebook R36 No 
September 7, 2014 Acer Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5-311)Big nyan_big nyan arm 3.10 arm Tegra K1 T124 Chromebook R35 R77 No 
September 13, 2014 Dell Dell ChromeboxTricky tricky beltino x86_64 3.8 x86_64 Haswell Chromebox R36 R76 No 
October 13, 2014 Samsung Samsung Chromebook 2 11 - XE500C12Winky winky rambi x86_64 4.4 x86_64 BayTrail Chromebook R36 No 
October 18, 2014 HP HP Chromebook 14 G3Blaze nyan_blaze nyan arm 3.10 arm Tegra K1 T124 Chromebook R36 R77 No 
February 28, 2015 Acer Acer C670 Chromebook 11Paine auron_paine auron x86_64 3.14 x86_64 Broadwell Chromebook R40 
February 28, 2015 Dell Dell Chromebook 11 (3120)Candy candy rambi x86_64 4.4 x86_64 BayTrail Chromebook R39 No 
March 11, 2015 Google Google Chromebook Pixel (2015)Samus samus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Broadwell Chromebook R39 
April 23, 2015 Acer Acer Chromebook 15.6" (CB3-531)Banjo banjo rambi x86_64 4.4 x86_64 BayTrail Chromebook R42 No 
April 30, 2015 <white label> Jaq veyron_jaq veyron_pinky arm 4.19 arm RK3288 Chromebook R41 
April 30, 2015 <white label> Mighty veyron_mighty veyron_pinky arm 4.19 arm RK3288 Chromebook R41 
April 30, 2015 Acer Acer Chromebook 15Yuna auron_yuna auron x86_64 3.14 x86_64 Broadwell Chromebook R40 
April 30, 2015 <white label> Jerry veyron_jerry veyron_pinky arm 4.19 arm RK3288 Chromebook R41 
May 1, 2015 ASUS ASUS Chromebook C201Speedy veyron_speedy veyron_pinky arm 4.19 arm RK3288 Chromebook R41 
May 1, 2015 Acer Acer Chromebox CXI2Rikku rikku jecht x86_64 3.14 x86_64 Broadwell Chromebox R42 
June 2, 2015 Lenovo Lenovo ThinkCentre ChromeboxTidus tidus jecht x86_64 3.14 x86_64 Broadwell Chromebox R42 
July 1, 2015 ASUS ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PAMinnie veyron_minnie veyron_pinky arm 4.19 arm RK3288 Convertible R42 
August 1, 2015 Acer Acer ChromebaseKitty nyan_kitty nyan arm 3.10 arm Tegra K1 T124 Chromebase R40 No 
August 3, 2015 ASUS ASUS Chromebox CN62Guado guado jecht x86_64 3.14 x86_64 Broadwell Chromebox R41 
August 13, 2015 Dell Dell Chromebook 13 7310Lulu lulu auron x86_64 3.14 x86_64 Broadwell Chromebook R43 
September 1, 2015 AOpen AOpen Chromebox CommercialNinja ninja rambi x86_64 4.4 x86_64 BayTrail Chromebox R43 No 
September 2, 2015 AOpen AOpen Chromebase CommercialSumo sumo rambi x86_64 4.4 x86_64 BayTrail Chromebase R43 No 
September 4, 2015 Lenovo Lenovo 100S ChromebookOrco orco rambi x86_64 4.4 x86_64 BayTrail Chromebook R44 No 
September 22, 2015 Toshiba Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015 Edition)Gandof gandof auron x86_64 3.14 x86_64 Broadwell Chromebook R44 
November 2, 2015 ASUS Asus Chromebit CS10Mickey veyron_mickey veyron_pinky arm 4.19 arm RK3288 Chromebit R45 
November 26, 2015 <white label> Heli heli rambi x86_64 4.4 x86_64 BayTrail Chromebook R45 No 
December 1, 2015 Acer Acer Chromebook R11Cyan cyan strago x86_64 3.18 x86_64 Braswell Chromebook R44 
December 22, 2015 Samsung Samsung Chromebook 3Celes celes strago x86_64 3.18 x86_64 Braswell Chromebook R46 
February 29, 2016 ASUS ASUS Chromebook C202SA/C300SATerra terra strago x86_64 3.18 x86_64 Braswell Chromebook R48 
March 7, 2016 Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook 3rdUltima ultima strago x86_64 3.18 x86_64 Braswell Chromebook R48 
March 29, 2016 Acer Chromebook 14 (CB3-431)Edgar edgar strago x86_64 3.18 x86_64 Braswell Chromebook R49 
April 1, 2016 Acer Acer Chromebase 24Buddy buddy auron x86_64 3.14 x86_64 Broadwell Chromebase R48 
May 5, 2016 HP HP Chromebook 13 G1Chell chell glados x86_64 3.18 x86_64 Skylake Chromebook R49 
May 27, 2016 Lenovo Thinkpad 13 ChromebookSentry sentry kunimitsu x86_64 3.18 x86_64 Skylake Chromebook R50 
May 31, 2016 Acer Chromebook 14 for work (CP5-471)Lars lars kunimitsu x86_64 3.18 x86_64 Skylake Chromebook R49 
July 8, 2016 HP HP Chromebook 11 G5Setzer setzer strago x86_64 3.18 x86_64 Braswell Chromebook R51 
August 1, 2016 Lenovo Lenovo Chromebook 11Reks reks strago x86_64 3.18 x86_64 Braswell Chromebook R48 
August 5, 2016 <white label> Relm relm strago x86_64 3.18 x86_64 Braswell Chromebook R52 
August 8, 2016 <white label> Wizpig wizpig strago x86_64 3.18 x86_64 Braswell Convertible R50 
August 12, 2016 Acer Acer 15.6" ChromebookBanon banon strago x86_64 3.18 x86_64 Braswell Chromebook R51 
September 6, 2016 Acer Acer Chromebook R13Elm elm oak arm 3.18 aarch64 MT8173 Convertible R52 
January 5, 2017 ASUS ASUS Chromebook Flip C302Cave cave glados x86_64 3.18 x86_64 Skylake Convertible R53 
February 7, 2017 Dell Chromebook 11 Model 3180Kefka kefka strago x86_64 3.18 x86_64 Braswell Chromebook R54 
February 7, 2017 Dell Dell Chromebook 13 3380Asuka asuka kunimitsu x86_64 3.18 x86_64 Skylake Chromebook R55 
February 12, 2017 Samsung Samsung Chromebook PlusKevin kevin gru arm 4.4 aarch64 RK3399 Convertible R53 
February 28, 2017 AOpen AOpen Chromebase Minitiger veyron_tiger veyron_pinky arm 4.19 arm RK3288 Chromebase R54 
February 28, 2017 AOpen AOpen Chromebox Minifievel veyron_fievel veyron_pinky arm 4.19 arm RK3288 Chromebox R54 
March 17, 2017 Lenovo Lenovo N23 Yoga Chromebookhana hana oak arm 3.18 aarch64 MT8173 Convertible R56 
April 24, 2017 Lenovo Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Chromebook / Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e ChromebookPyro pyro reef x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Chromebook R56 Yes 
April 24, 2017 HP HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 EESnappy snappy reef x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Convertible R56 Yes 
May 25, 2017 Samsung Samsung Chromebook ProCaroline caroline glados x86_64 3.18 x86_64 Skylake Convertible R56 
June 30, 2017 Acer Acer Chromebook Spin 11 R751TElectro reef reef x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Chromebook R53 Yes 
August 10, 2017 Poin2 Poin2 Chromebook 14Birch hana oak arm 3.18 aarch64 MT8173 Chromebook R56 
September 1, 2017 ASUS Asus Chromebook Flip C101PABob Bob gru arm 4.4 aarch64 RK3399 Convertible R58 Hinge Port 
September 8, 2017 Acer Chromebook 15 CB515-1HT/1HSand sand reef x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Chromebook R59 Yes 
October 31, 2017 Google PixelbookEve eve eve x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Kabylake-Y Convertible R61 Left Port Left Port 
November 15, 2017 Poin2 Poin2 Chromebook 11CHanawl hana oak arm 3.18 aarch64 MT8173 Chromebook R56 
February 14, 2018 Acer Acer Chromebook 11 (C732, C732T, C732L & C732LT )Astronaut coral coral x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Chromebook R64 Yes 
March 1, 2018 Lenovo Lenovo 300e Chromebookhana hana oak arm 3.18 aarch64 MT8173 Convertible R64 
March 1, 2018 Lenovo Lenovo 100e Chromebookrobo coral coral x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Chromebook R64 Yes 
March 1, 2018 Lenovo Lenovo 500e Chromebookrobo360 coral coral x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Convertible R64 Yes 
March 5, 2018 Acer AcerChromebook 11 (CB311-8H & CB311-8HT)Santa coral coral x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Chromebook R64 Yes 
March 16, 2018 Acer Acer Chromebook Spin 11 (CP311-1H & CP311-1HN)Lava coral coral x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Convertible R64 Yes 
May 18, 2018 HP HP Chromebox G2Kench fizz fizz x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Kabylake-U/R Chromebox Yes 
June 1, 2018 Acer Acer Chromebox CXI3Sion fizz fizz x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Kabylake-U/R Chromebox Yes 
June 1, 2018 CTL CTL Chromebox CBx1Wukong fizz fizz x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Kabylake-U/R Chromebox R67 
June 1, 2018 Viewsonic ViewSonic NMP660 ChromeboxWukong fizz fizz x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Kabylake-U/R Chromebox Yes 
June 1, 2018 HP HP Chromebook x2Soraka soraka poppy x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Kabylake-Y Chromeblet Left Port Yes 
June 1, 2018 ASUS ASUS Chromebox 3Teemo fizz fizz x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Kabylake-U/R Chromebox Yes 
June 14, 2018 Samsung Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2)Nautilus nautilus poppy x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Kabylake-Y Convertible R67 Yes 
June 15, 2018 CTL CTL Chromebook J41Whitetip coral coral x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Chromebook R67 
June 30, 2018 CTL CTL Chromebook NL7Blacktip coral coral x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Chromebook R67 
June 30, 2018 CTL CTL Chromebook NL7T-360Blacktip360 coral coral x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Convertible R67 
June 30, 2018 <white label> blacktip coral coral x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Chromebook R67 Yes 
August 8, 2018 ASUS ASUS Chromebook C223babymega coral coral x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Chromebook R67 yes 
August 31, 2018 Lenovo Lenovo Chromebook C330maple hana oak arm 3.18 aarch64 MT8173 Convertible R67 
September 14, 2018 ASUS ASUS Chromebook C423rabbid coral coral x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Chromebook R68 yes 
September 17, 2018 Lenovo Lenovo Chromebook S330maple14 hana oak arm 3.18 aarch64 MT8173 Chromebook M67 
October 8, 2018 ASUS ASUS Chromebook C523babytiger coral coral x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Chromebook R69 yes 
October 15, 2018 Acer Epaulette coral coral x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Chromebook R69 Yes 
October 26, 2018 Dell Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 Model 7486vayne vayne nami x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Kabylake-U/R Chromebook R69 Yes 
October 26, 2018 Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630pantheon pantheon nami x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Kabylake-U/R Convertible R69 Yes 
October 26, 2018 Acer Acer Chromebook 13 / Spin 13Akali / Akali360 nami nami x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Kabylake-U/R Convertible R69 
November 2, 2018 Samsung Samsung Chromebook Plus LTENautilus LTE nautilus poppy x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Kabylake-Y Convertible R69 yes 
November 26, 2018 Google Google Pixel SlateNocturne nocturne poppy x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Kabylake-Y Chromeblet R71 Left Port Left Port 
January 6, 2019 HP HP Chromebook 14 (db0000-db0999)careena grunt grunt x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Stoney Ridge Chromebook R70 Right Port 
January 7, 2019 Acer Acer Chromebook 315Aleena grunt grunt x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Stoney Ridge Chromebook R71 Left Port 
January 16, 2019 PCmerge PCmerge Chromebook AL116Whitetip coral coral x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Chromebook R71 yes 
January 18, 2019 ASUS ASUS Chromebook C403babymako coral coral x86_64 4.4 x86_64 ApolloLake Chromebook R71 yes 
January 21, 2019 HP HP Chromebook 11A G6 EEBarla grunt grunt x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Stoney Ridge Chromebook R71 Right Port 
February 27, 2019 Lenovo Lenovo 300e Chromebook 2nd Gen (MTK)Sycamore360 hana oak arm 3.18 aarch64 MT8173 Chromebook R72 
February 27, 2019 Acer Acer Chromebook 311bobba bobba octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook R72 Yes 
February 27, 2019 Acer Acer Chromebook Spin 511bobba360 bobba360 octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook R72 Yes 
February 27, 2019 Lenovo Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen (MTK)Sycamore hana oak arm 3.18 aarch64 MT8173 Chromebook R72 
March 1, 2019 Lenovo Lenovo 300e Chromebook 2nd Gen (Intel)Phaser360 Octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Convertible R72 Yes 
March 1, 2019 Lenovo Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen (Intel)Phaser Octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook R72 Yes 
March 1, 2019 Lenovo Lenovo 500e Chromebook 2nd GenPhaser360S Octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Convertible R72 Yes 
March 6, 2019 Acer Acer Chromebook Spin 512(R851TN)sparky360 octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Convertible R72 yes 
March 6, 2019 Lenovo Lenovo 14e Chromebookliara liara grunt x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Stoney Ridge Chromebook R71 Left Port 
March 8, 2019 Acer Acer Chromebook 512(C851/C851T)sparky octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook R72 yes 
March 15, 2019 ASUS ASUS Chromebook Flip C434Shyvana rammus rammus x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Amberlake-Y Convertible R72 yes 
March 22, 2019 Acer The Acer Chromebook 311 (C721) Kasumi grunt grunt x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Stoney Ridge Chromebook R72 Left Port 
March 22, 2019 Acer Acer Chromebook Spin 311 (R721T)Kasumi360 grunt grunt x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Stoney Ridge Chromebook R72 Left Port 
March 30, 2019 ASUS ASUS Chromebook Tablet CT100Dumo scarlet scarlet arm 4.4 aarch64 RK3399 Chromeblet R73 
April 1, 2019 CTL CTL Chromebook Tab Tx1Druwl scarlet scarlet arm 4.4 aarch64 RK3399 Chromeblet R72 
April 5, 2019 ASUS ASUS Chromebook Flip C204Apel octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook R73 yes 
April 5, 2019 ASUS ASUS-Chromebook-Flip-C214Ampton octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Convertible R73 yes 
April 22, 2019 HP HP Chromebook x360 11 G2 EEMeep octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook R73 Yes 
April 22, 2019 HP HP Chromebook 11 G7 EEMimrock octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook R73 Yes 
June 17, 2019 Lenovo  Lenovo Chromebook C340-11Laser octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Convertible R74 yes 
June 17, 2019 Lenovo Lenovo Chromebook S340-14Laser14 octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook R74 yes 
July 31, 2019 Lenovo Lenovo Chromebook C340-15pyke nami nami x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Kabylake-U/R Convertible M75 Yes 
August 20, 2019 ASUS ASUS Chromebook C425leona leona rammus x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Amberlake-Y Chromebook M75 Yes 
August 26, 2019 Dell Dell Latitude 5400 Chromebook Enterprisesarien sarien sarien x86_64 4.19 x86_64 Whiskey Lake Chromebook R75 No 
August 26, 2019 Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chromebook Enterprisearcada sarien sarien x86_64 4.19 x86_64 Whiskey Lake Chromebook R75 No 
September 2, 2019 ASUS ASUS Chromebook Flip C433TAshyvana-m shyvana rammus x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Amberlake-Y Convertible M75 Yes 
September 4, 2019 Acer Acer Chromebook 315 (CB315-3H/3HT)Blorb octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook R76 Yes 
September 4, 2019 Acer Acer Chromebook 314 (CB314-1H/1HT)Droid octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook R76 Yes 
September 4, 2019 Acer Acer Chromebook Spin 311 (CP311-2H)gik360 octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Convertible R76 Yes 
September 4, 2019 Acer Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9HT/9H) )gik octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook R76 Yes 
October 7, 2019 Samsung Samsung Chromebook 4Bluebird octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebox R76 yes 
October 7, 2019 Samsung Samsung Chromebook+Casta octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook M75 yes 
October 15, 2019 Google Pixelbook Goatlas atlas poppy x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Amberlake-Y Chromebook October 2019 June 2026 Yes Yes 
December 27, 2019 ASUS ASUS Chromebook C202XAtelesu hana hana arm 3.18 aarch64 MT8173 Chromebook M78 
January 6, 2020 Samsung Samsung Galaxy Chromebookkohaku hatch hatch x86_64 4.19 x86_64 Cometlake-U Convertible M79 Yes 
January 7, 2020 Lenovo Lenovo Chromebook Duet/Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebookkrane kukui kukui arm 4.19 aarch64 MT8183 Chromeblet R79 Yes 
January 13, 2020 ASUS ASUS Chromebook Flip C436FAhelios hatch hatch x86_64 4.19 x86_64 Cometlake-U Convertible M79 Yes 
January 14, 2020 Lenovo Lenovo 10e Chromebook Tabletkodama kukui kukui arm 4.19 aarch64 MT8183 Chromeblet M80 Yes 
January 20, 2020 HP HP Chromebook x360 11 G3 EEVortininja octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook R78 
January 20, 2020 HP HP Chromebook 14 G6Dorp octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook R78 
January 20, 2020 HP HP Chromebook 11 G8 EEVorticon octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook R78 
February 28, 2020 HP HP Chromebook 14ablooglet octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook R79 
February 28, 2020 Lenovo Lenovo 100e 2nd Gen AMDTreeya Grunt x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Stoney Ridge Chromebook R80 
February 28, 2020 Lenovo Lenovo 300e 2nd Gen AMDTreeya360 Grunt x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Stoney Ridge Convertible R80 
May 1, 2020 Acer Acer Chromebook 314 (C933L/LT)droid octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook R80 Yes 
June 23, 2020 Acer Acer Chromebook Spin 311 (CP311-3H)juniper jacuzzi jacuzzi arm 4.19 aarch64 MT8183 Chromebook M81 Yes 
July 31, 2020 Lenovo Ideapad 3 ChromebookLick Octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook R80 
August 11, 2020 Dell Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook EnterpriseDrallion Drallion Drallion x86_64 4.19 x86_64 Cometlake-U Chromebook R83 Yes 
October 12, 2020 Lenovo Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebookmorphius zork zork x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Picasso/Dali Convertible M86 Yes 
October 23, 2020 HP HP Chromebox G3Noibat Puff Puff x86_64 4.19 x86_64 Cometlake-U Chromebox R85 Yes 
October 29, 2020 ASUS ASUS Chromebox 4Duffy Puff Puff x86_64 4.19 x86_64 Cometlake-U Chromebox R85 Yes 
October 29, 2020 Acer Acer Chromebox CXI4Kaisa Puff Puff x86_64 4.19 x86_64 Cometlake-U Chromebox R85 Yes 
November 13, 2020 ASUS ASUS Fanless ChromeboxFaffy Puff Puff x86_64 4.19 x86_64 Cometlake-U Chromebox R85 Yes 
December 29, 2020 HP HP Pro c645 Chromebook Enterpriseberknip zork zork x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Picasso/Dali Chromebook M86 June 2029 Yes 
January 7, 2021 Samsung Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2nightfury hatch hatch x86_64 4.19 x86_64 Cometlake-U Convertible Yes 
January 13, 2021 Acer Acer Chromebook Spin 514Ezkinil Zork Zork x86_64 4.19 x86_64 Picasso/Dali Convertible R86 Yes 
January 22, 2021 Acer Acer Chromebook Spin 513Lazor Trogdor Trogdor arm 5.4 aarch64 QC-7C Convertible R87 Yes 
January 29, 2021 HP HP Chromebook 11MK G9 EEesche jacuzzi jacuzzi arm 4.19 aarch64 MT8183 Chromebook R87 Yes 
January 29, 2021 HP HP Chromebook x360 11MK G3 EEburnet jacuzzi jacuzzi arm 4.19 aarch64 MT8183 Convertible R87 Yes 
March 5, 2021 HP HP Chromebook 14 G7Drawman Dedede Dedede x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Jasper Lake Chromebook R87 June 2029 Yes 
March 12, 2021 HP HP Chromebook 11 G9 EEDrawlat Dedede Dedede x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Jasper Lake Chromebook R87 June 2029 Yes 
March 19, 2021 HP HP Chromebook x360 11 G4 EEDrawcia Dedede Dedede x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Jasper Lake Chromebook R88 June 2029 Yes 
March 26, 2021 HP HP Chromebook 14a-nd0097nrdirinboz zork dalboz x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Pollock Chromebook R88 June 2029 Yes 
April 16, 2021 Asus ASUS Chromebook Flip CM5woomax zork zork x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Picasso/Dali Chromebook R88 June 2029 Yes 
May 25, 2021 Lenovo Lenovo 500e Chromebook Gen 3Boten boten dedede x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Jasper Lake Convertible R90 June 2029 Yes 
May 27, 2021 Acer Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (CP713-3W)Voxel Volteer Volteer x86_64 5.4 x86_64 TigerLake-UP3 Convertible R89 Jun 2029  Yes 
May 27, 2021 Acer The Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-1H)Volta Volteer Volteer x86_64 5.4 x86_64 TigerLake-UP3 Chromebook R91 June 2029 Yes 
May 30, 2021 Lenovo botenflex boten dedede x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Jasper Lake Chromebook R90 June 2029 Yes 
May 31, 2021 Asus ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 (CX5500)delbin Volteer Volteer x86_64 5.4 x86_64 TigerLake-UP3 Convertible R89 June 2029 Yes 
June 4, 2021 HP  HP Pro c640 G2 ChromebookElemi Volteer Volteer x86_64 5.4 x86_64 TigerLake-UP3 Chromebook R90 June 2029 Yes 
June 16, 2021 HP HP Chromebook 14aLantis Dedede Dedede x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Jasper Lake Chromebook R90 June 2029 Yes 
June 26, 2021 Asus copano copano terrador x86_64 5.4 x86_64 TigerLake-UP4 Chromebook R90 June 2029 Yes 
June 30, 2021 Acer Acer Chromebook 511Limozeen Trogdor Trogdor arm 5.4 aarch64 QC-7C Chromebook R90 June 2029 Yes 
July 7, 2021 HP HP Chromebook x360 14aGumboz zork dalboz x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Pollock Chromebook R89 July 2029 Yes 
July 20, 2021 Asus ASUS Chromebook CX9 (CX9400)drobit drobit Volteer x86_64 5.4 x86_64 TigerLake-UP3 Chromebook R90 June 2029 Yes 
August 2, 2021 Asus Asus Chromebook CX1500Galith Dedede Dedede x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Jasper Lake Chromebook R90 June 2029 Yes 
August 5, 2021 Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Gosasuke sasuke dedede x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Jasper Lake Chromebook R90 June 2029 Yes 
August 20, 2021 ASUS ASUS Chromebook CX1101Apele octopus octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook R91 June 2026 Yes 
August 21, 2021 ASUS ASUS Chromebook C424Nospike Octopus Octopus x86_64 4.14 x86_64 Gemini Lake Chromebook M75 June 2026 
August 23, 2021 ASUS ASUS Chromebook Flip CM1Jelboz360 zork dalboz x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Pollock Chromebook R92 June 2029 Yes 
August 24, 2021 Asus ASUS Chromebook CX1700Gallop Dedede Dedede x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Jasper Lake Chromebook R91 June 2029 Yes 
September 23, 2021 Lenovo Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 /IdeaPad Duet 5 ChromebookHomestar Strongbad Strongbad arm 5.4 aarch64 QC-7C Chromeblet R92 June 2029 Yes 
September 27, 2021 Asus ASUS Chromebook Flip CR1100Storo360 Dedede Dedede x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Jasper Lake Convertible R92 June 2029 Yes 
September 27, 2021 Asus ASUS Chromebook CR1100Storo Dedede Dedede x86_64 5.4 x86_64 Jasper Lake Chromebook R92 June 2029 Yes 
October 14, 2021 Acer Acer Chromebook 514Spherion asurada asurada arm 5.4 aarch64 MT8183 Chromebook M93 June 2029 

The 10 Best Chromebooks for Programming in 2020

To find the best Chromebook for programming, you have to consider processing power, speed, and storage. RAM is also an extremely crucial factor. Moreover, you will also be looking for a Chromebook with an excellent keyboard, as you do not want something that is fatiguing or uncomfortable. As you might be coding for hours on end, you will be looking for a model with a high-resolution display that is easy on your eyes.

That may sound like a lot of things to check off the list, but you will have to find the best combination of all these features to indeed have the best Chromebook for programming in 2020. Chromebooks are mostly lightweight and run on Chrome OS. The latest models can handle just about anything you can throw at them. You will also have to find one that is best suited according to your budget. Here we have rounded off the ten best Chromebooks in 2020 for programmers.

Best Chromebooks for Programming

1) Google Pixelbook Go

Google Pixelbook Go

Google Pixelbook Go

The Pixelbook Go is a 13.3-inch Chromebook with a clean and minimalistic design. It weighs 2.3 pounds and feels sturdy because of its magnesium chassis. Pixelbook is gently curved around the edges and is intentionally made ridged at the bottom for a better grip. It comes with a backlit keyboard and two high-quality speakers. It features a relatively quieter keyboard with the keys providing the right amount of springy resistance.

The trackpad on Pixelbook Go comes with a palm rejection so that you do not accidentally move your cursor as you are coding. It comes with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 with an LCD touchscreen. Moreover, all Pixelbook Go models are fanless because they use Intel Y-series chips. It can also provide great battery life with Google itself, claiming that you can use this for 12 hours straight. When it comes to premium Chromebook, the Pixelbook Go is mostly unmatched because of the particular benefits and features it offers.

2) Lenovo Chromebook Duet

Lenovo Chromebook Duet

Lenovo Chromebook Duet

The Chromebook Duet’s base model has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Other than its head-turning price, this Chromebook can be particularly comfortable to use due to its small size. It comes with a detachable keyboard that helps programmers code for extended periods without getting tired or fatigued. Like other high-quality Chromebooks in the market, its battery packs an amazingly long life of around 22 hours.

This Chromebook comes with an extremely affordable price tag. At such a low cost, it is ideal for a programmer who is buying a laptop only for programming applications. Duet manages to provide the perfect balance between tablet portability and Chromebook utility to its customers. It also comes with a vast library of available software. It comes with a downloadable beta version of a Linux virtual machine so that you can use an actual terminal interface and all the Linux software through it.

3) Asus Chromebook Flip C436

Asus Chromebook Flip C436

Asus Chromebook Flip C436

Just like its predecessor, the Flip C436 comes with small bezels and a 14-inch screen. It has a magnesium alloy body and stable 360 degrees hinge. With a weight of 2.4 pounds and a thickness of only 13.7 mm, this Chromebook is relatively portable. It has a snappy and comfortable keyboard. This laptop also features a fingerprint reader in the top right corner for logging into Chrome OS.

The touchpad that comes with Flip C436 is smooth and responsive. The base model of this laptop has a 10th generation Intel Core i3 processor coupled with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. You can also get a configuration with 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD along with a Core i5 processor. The strongest argument in favor of the C436 is its impressively compact body. With an elegant design and fast performance, Asus Chromebook Flip C436 is an excellent choice for programmers.

4) HP Chromebook 14

HP Chromebook 14

HP Chromebook 14

HP Chromebook 14 is one of the best Chromebooks available in 2020, thanks to its sharp 14-inch display, snappy keyboard, and attractive chassis. It has a long battery life, which enables you to use it for lengthy projects without worrying about the battery percentage. The Chromebook 14 has an attractive design highlighted by a fresh white color variant that looks exceptionally pleasing.

The left side of this laptop has a USB Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port, and a lock slot. There is a microSD card slot, a headphone jack, and another pair of USB ports on the right side. The white, chiclet-style keys on its keyboard are well-spaced and large. They feel quite bouncy because of their above-average actuation force. Armed with an Intel Celeron N3350 CPU and 4 GB of RAM, the Chromebook 14 has enough power to tackle all of your programming tasks easily.

5) Acer Chromebook 714

Acer Chromebook 714

Acer Chromebook 714

Chromebook 814 is one of Acer’s latest Chrome OS-powered laptops. It features a 14-inch Full HD IPS touch display, an Intel Core i3-8130U processor, 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, and 64 GB of storage. It comes with two USB-C ports, one USB Type-A port, a headphone jack, and a microSD card slot.

Acer rates its battery for up to 12 hours of use. The minimal design and darker aluminum give this Chromebook a professional and classy look. The keyboard deck barely flexes, and the hinge lets you open the laptop’s lid with one finger. Moreover, its trackpad has a Gorilla Glass-covered surface, which helps you to glide your fingers across it smoothly. Acer Chromebook 714 is rated for military-grade durability and has the potential to withstand rain, humidity, extreme temperatures, vibrations, and shock.

6) Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630

Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630

Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630

Lenovo Yoga Chromebook comes with an excellent 4K display and a durable all-aluminum chassis. This Chromebook further expands the boundaries of what you can expect from a Chromebook in 2020. Like most Chromebooks, it costs much less than a similarly configured Windows counterpart.

On the left are USB 3.0 Type-A and USB-C ports along with an audio jack. The other side has a USB-C port, a microSD card slot, a volume rocker, and the power button. The low overhead of Chrome OS means that the C630’s Core i3 processor is more than capable of handling any programming software.

7) HP Chromebook x2

HP Chromebook x2

HP Chromebook x2

With HP Chromebook x2, you get a 12.3-inch display, an in-lap typing experience, and longer battery life. It comes with the HP Active Pen and an easily detachable keyboard. Armed with an Intel Core m3-7Y30 CPU with 4 GB of RAM, this laptop can quickly fulfill all of your programming requirements. Its Intel chip helps you to get the best possible combination of outstanding performance and extended battery life.

The x2 is built using the finest materials and packed with better internals than most Chromebooks. It is not the lightest Chromebook, but it is still comfortably portable with and without its keyboard attachment. It has two USB-C ports, one microSD card slot that can be used to expand the internal storage, and one headphone jack. Its keyboard is full-sized and perfectly fine to use, as is its trackpad. Overall, its elegant design, supportive keyboard, and exceptional performance make it stand out from other Chromebooks available in the market.

8) Google Pixel Slate

Google Pixel Slate

Google Pixel Slate

The pixel slate has a beautiful display, solid construction, and a great-feeling keyboard. It comes with a 12.3-inch, 3000 x 2000 resolution touchscreen surrounded by decently sized bezels. This is known as a molecular display because it uses a different kind of substrate for the LCD. Pixel Slate has an aluminum body and a folio-style keyboard. You can slide the keyboard flap down on a system of magnets to hold up the display at any viewing angle.

The keyboard attaches through a magnetic connector, which makes it pretty easy to toggle between laptop and tablet modes. Google Pixel slate features an elegant design, a sharp screen, and around 10 hours of battery life. All of these aspects work in favor of enabling it to fall in the list of 10 best Chromebooks for programmers.

9) Acer Chromebook Spin 11

Acer Chromebook Spin 11

Acer Chromebook Spin 11

With this laptop, Acer has packed solid hardware into a compact design. Acer Chromebook Spin 11 offers an attractive design with some respectable Intel Celeron horsepower. It sports a stylish, silver cross-hairline pattern on a silky-textured plastic cover. Each side of this Chromebook has a USB Type-C port and a USB 3.0 port. The left side also features a microSD card slot and a headphone jack.

The 11.6-inch display on the Chromebook Spin 11 comes with a 10-point capacitive touch panel. It makes it capable of accurately tracking finger movements and commands. Its keyboard has a 1.1 mm of key travel and an actuation value of 70 grams. With a dual-core Intel Celeron N3350 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of eMMC flash memory, it can provide a seamless experience for a range of applications.

10) Samsung Chromebook 3

Samsung Chromebook 3

Samsung Chromebook 3

This 11.6-inch Chromebook boasts a fantastic display and 10 hours of battery life. It features a 1.6-GHz Intel Celeron N3060 processor and 32 GB of eMMC flash storage. This enables you to expect a solid performance even under enormously high loads. For a low range device, the Chromebook 3’s build quality is surprisingly good.

It has a flexible and robust hinge, with up to 180 degrees of available rotation. There is no flexing around its keyboard, which can be an annoying problem in other laptops falling in this range. Typing on its spill-resistant keyboard feels exceptionally comfortable, as its keys are ever so slightly curved to keep your fingers oriented. The keys are well-sized and take full advantage of the width on offer.


Chromebooks have evolved so much since they first appeared in 2011. Programmers always need an easily deployable, flexible, and secure laptop. This makes Chromebooks the perfect choice in several varied programming applications. Right now, multiple vendors are manufacturing Chromebooks, including Google, HP, Acer, Samsung, and Lenovo. Powered by Chrome OS, they provide an extremely affordable choice even in the highly competitive market of 2020.

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Are you having difficulty picking the Best Chromebook For Programming? With all these notebooks and ChromeOS apparatus in the marketplace nowadays, buying a notebook is almost always a challenging process. Fortunately for you, I have compiled a listing of the greatest Chromebooks for your programming needs.

The prerequisites for a fantastic programming apparatus are exactly the same, no matter the OS. Possessing a decent CPU, the absolute minimum of 8GB of RAM, and also a fantastic amount of disk space are crucial for a programming notebook. Many Chromebooks arrive with a Core m3 that is made for fanless systems and may access throttled under high load. Regrettably, the majority of Chromebooks do not have some lovers, so expect a little throttling in the event that you go for a fanless system. Additionally, expect these devices to be more costly than your average Chromebook because of the specs.

Buying Guide:

To assess what is the Ideal chromebook for programmers, I took into consideration that net and application programmers have particular software tools, for example:

  • Syntax-highlighting text editor
  • Safe shell and file transfer programs
  • Team communication tools such as Slack or even IRC.

A few of the tools you are using might not be accessible on Chrome OS. To be able to use your favorite tools, you might want the flexibility of conducting Linux either side-by-side or instead of Chrome OS. You will probably also realize which you want to use a cloud-based IDE.

You need to pick a Chromebook that has a processor that can make it simple to set up Linux if you opt to do that immediately or down the street. That is because, in the event that you would like to utilize Crouton in your Chromebook to possess OS-switching in a keystroke, you want an Intel/AMD x86/64 processor, or you won’t have the ability to run particular programs. You might also dual-boot your own Chromebook with Linux versions like Ubuntu.

Aside from the processor necessity, you’ll also have particular hardware requirements. If You Want to work on pictures or at the control line for long periods, you Want a:

  • High Excellent display
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Strong processor
  • Full-sized HDMI video output interface.


Chromebooks can be found in two distinct styles. The conventional clamshell and the 2-in-1 layout. When you consider buying a Chromebook, making certain you understand that it will fit your requirements is best. Can you do a great deal of drawing or drawing, then a 2-in-1 might be better for you since the hinge enables the notebook to fold the keyboard behind the screen and eventually become a tablet computer.

If you are a blogger or writer, then the clamshell design might be better for you since the tablet feature may not be a significant selling point for you.


The quantity of memory that your Chromebook has is vital. It will help each of the programs which you have along with the apparatus itself run fast so that you do not run into lag occasions. The typical amount of RAM a Chromebook includes is 4GB. If you are just going to use the laptop for surfing the net or viewing videos on the internet, then that is the correct number for you.

But if you anticipate doing jobs that may push the Chrome OS, then you may wish to plan for something a bit bigger. Some versions have a range of RAM available from 8 to 16 GB of RAM, but at the level, you might have some discretionary processor upgrades to consider. More RAM is never a bad thing. Just how much RAM you want depends upon what you anticipate doing.


Together with the Chrome OS to a Chromebook, the storage generally favors using alternatives like Google Drive or DropBox. In certain ways, this might be preferable to a few. So long as you have an online connection, you can get your documents, and with Google Drive, you may set up files to permit you to get them offline.

While the amount of storage from the hardware itself may not fit a few of their opponents, if both notebooks neglect, which one is going to keep your documents securely tucked away in the cloud?


The greatest selling point to anyone considering purchasing a Chromebook is your cost. When there are versions like the Pixelbook that may cost approximately $1,000, a great, quality Chromebook might just price between $299 and $499.

This is sometimes an ideal price range if you are on a budget, just starting out, or perhaps in school where the cash isn’t always offered.

What Chrome OS Can and Can Not Do

There may be a great deal of confusion in regards to the OS on Chromebooks, and also, we wanted to attempt to clean the fog, so to speak, so that you understand just what the Chrome OS can and can not do.

Due to the operating platform, a Chromebook is basically an Android pc. When utilizing a Chromebook is quite user-friendly, having the ability to get Android programs can add another tier of productivity into a Chromebook. Having access to programs like Spotify, Snapchat, Instagram, and lots of others may make things such as advertising your company on Instagram simpler.

For designers, previously, Chromebooks didn’t have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud, but which has just shifted as Adobe has made software for Chromebooks so it’s still possible to utilize their own systems. These programs are Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Sketch, Comp CC, Lightroom cellular, Illustrator Draw, and Creative Cloud Mobile.

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Top Rated Best Chromebooks For Programming Brand:

Google Pixelbook Go

Google Pixelbook Go

  • Display Size 13 inch
  • Resolution 1080p
  • Weight 2.3pounds
  • CPU i5- 8200 Y
  • RAM 8GB – 16GB
  • Storage 128GB SSD
  • Battery Avg 12 Hours battery
  • Price $799

The Pixelbook Go is a 13.3-inch Chromebook using a clean and glossy layout. It weighs 2.3 lbs and feels sturdy due to its magnesium chassis. Pixelbook is lightly curved round the edges and can be intentionally made ridged in the base for a better grip. It includes a backlit keyboard plus 2 high-quality speakers. It features a comparatively quieter keyboard using all the keys providing the proper number of elastic immunity.

The trackpad on Pixelbook Go includes a hands-on rejection, so you don’t inadvertently move your cursor as you’re coding. It includes a resolution of 1920 x 1080, having an LCD touchscreen. Additionally, all Pixelbook Go versions are fearless only because they utilize Intel Y-series processors. In addition, it can provide a great battery life together with Google itself, asserting you may use this for 12 hours straight. If it comes to premium Chromebook, the Pixelbook Go is largely unmatched due to the particular advantages and features it provides.

Acer C720-3404

Acer C720-3404

  • Intel Core i3-4005U
  • 32 GB Solid-State Drive (SSD); No CD or DVD drive. Cloud-based apparatus with complimentary Google Drive storage.
  • 11.6-Inch Display
  • Intel HD Graphics 4400

The Acer C720-3404 is very popular for turning into an affordable programmer notebook. Its adequate battery life up of 2 hours and weight under 3 lbs makes it the best mobile choice. The tradeoff with all the lightness is the build quality is so-so. The 11.6″ anti-glare display with 1366 x 768 pixels is sufficient for traveling and coffee store use. Having a bigger (by Chromebook criteria ) 32GB SSD, you might not require any attached storage.

The Acer C720’s keyboard isn’t poor but”a small, shallow and spongy” PC Advisor. This small notebook can be quite cheap, but also for development purposes, you really ought to spend the additional $40 for the Intel Core i3-4005U 1.7 GHz processor, which has an Octane rating * of 14600. That is the version I am advocating here.

*Octane score is a standard that measures JavaScript performance, a step especially suited to comparing the relative ability of Chromebooks.

Google Pixelbook

Google Pixelbook

  • CPU: 7th-generation Intel Core i5-i7
  • Pictures: Intel HD Graphics 615
  • RAM: 8-16GB
  • Display: 12.3″ LCD 2400×1600 (235 ppi)
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB SSD

Yes, even a Chromebook (or 2 ) has made our very best laptop for programming. That is because Google Pixelbook is strong (and amazing ) sufficient to compete with the Surfaces and MacBooks of this planet. Ironically, the ChromeOS isn’t quite as great a location to program since Windows or macOS. On the other hand, the Pixelbook’s aid of Android makes it a must-own notebook for any Android programmer. How this notebook succeeds the now stopped Google Chromebook Pixel, that was created by and for Google’s own programmers, should give it a street cred in the opinion of coders.

This product is only available in the United States and UK at the time of this writing. Australian readers: have a look at a nice alternative from the Surface Pro.

Asus Chromebook Flip


  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4405Y — Intel Core m3-6Y30
  • Pictures: Intel HD Graphics 515
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Display: 12.5-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LED-backlit anti-glare
  • Storage: 32GB — 64GB eMMC

Ahead of the Pixelbook was accessible, the ideal Chromebook out there was that the Flip. A FullHD screen and complete Intel processor help to create Chromebooks, a legitimate alternative for anyone on the market for a brand new notebook. The largest draw, aside from the superb tablet style, is the cost. A number of different notebooks with these high-end attributes would cost a couple of times as much. Anyone who may be on a budget, however, must get a 2-in-1, can’t fail with all the Chromebook Flip from Asus.

HP 14a-na0020nr

HP 14a-na0020nr

  • CPU: Intel® Celeron® N4000
  • Performance: 4 GB LPDDR4-2400 SDRAM (onboard)
  • Video images: Intel® UHD Graphics 600
  • Hard disk: 32 GB eMMC
  • Screen: 14″ diagonal HD, anti-glare, micro-edge, WLED-backlit, 220 nits, 45 percent NTSC (1366 x 768)

This isn’t a very powerful device. But, it’s the very best Chromebook for coding in which an extremely demanding environment isn’t utilized. This is sometimes attributed to how the system uses an Intel Celeron processor that’s comparably weak, particularly for present times.

Nevertheless, the unit is capable of managing some mild coding and even provides you great results in the long term. It’s a 14-inch screen using a 1366 x 768 resolution, which is excellent for productivity jobs. The massive screen provides real estate for split-screen, permitting you to do more without having to constantly switch tabs.

You receive 4GB of RAM, which is adequate for a few light multitasking. You also receive 32GB of storage, which will make it possible for you to store countless projects locally because they have a tendency to occupy hardly any space.

The gadget is cheap, which makes it a fantastic selection for people that are only getting started and do not have a massive budget for a notebook. Thus, in regards to functionality and dollar value, this gadget comes recommended.

Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5

Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5

  • Display Size: 13.3 Inches (33.7 cm)
  • Display Resolution: 1080 x 1920
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-10110U — 4.1 GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB Flash Memory

Despite being among the most recognizable notebook makers, Lenovo is not well known for its lineup of Chromebooks. But you would be making a massive mistake by overlooking Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 because of a viable programming system. Lenovo appears to focus on 2-in-1 Chromebooks. This one is the same. You can just reverse back the keyboard and utilize the Chromebook as a tablet computer.

It is a 13 inch Chromebook using a lively 1920 x 1080 display, ideal for watching movies and coding late into the evening. The 64GB eMMC 5.1 flash storage makes file transfers exceptionally fast while cutting back on boot instances.

Despite conducting an Intel Core i5, the Flex 5’s battery can last up to ten hours. It’s a cozy set of I/O choices. You get two USB Type-C interfaces, one USB Type-A interface, along with an audio jack. All in all, the Flex 5 is among the very best value-for-money Chromebooks on the market. It is the ideal companion in your journey for a programmer.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook

  • Display Size AMOLED 13.3 inches
  • Resolution 4k
  • Weight 2.4lbs
  • CPU i5-10210U
  • RAM 8GB
  • Storage 256GB SSD
  • Battery Avg 5 Hours battery
  • Price $999

This notebook is the spiritual successor to the first Google Pixelbook. It matches the exact same layout, using an improved screen. The 4k AMOLED panel is exactly what you’d expect from a Samsung device. The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook includes a built-in media reader to get microSD and UFS memory cards along with also a 360 flip and fold layout. This notebook also includes a stylus, but many Chromebook programs and Android programs have limited support for styluses. Alas, the notebook also has meager battery lifetime and overheating issues that hold back it from becoming the ideal Chromebook.

HP Chromebook 14

HP Chromebook 14

  • CPU 1.83GHz Intel Celeron N2940
  • Display Size 14.1
  • Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics
  • Hard Drive Size: 16GB
  • Hard Drive Type: MMC
  • Native Resolution: 1920×1080
  • RAM 4GB

HP Chromebook 14 is among the greatest Chromebooks out there in 2021, as a result of its sharp 14-inch screen, snappy keyboard, and attractive chassis. It’s a very long battery life, which lets you utilize it for extended projects without worrying about the battery percent. The Chromebook 14 has an appealing layout highlighted by a new white colour variant that appears exceptionally pleasing.

The left side of the notebook has a USB Type-C interface, a USB 3.0 interface, and a lock slot machine. There is a microSD card slot, a headset jack, and yet another set of USB ports on the ideal side. The whitened, chiclet-style keys onto its own computer keyboard are well-spaced and big. They feel very bouncy due to their above-average actuation force. Equipped with an Intel Celeron N3350 CPU and 4 GB of RAM, the Chromebook 14 has sufficient power to handle all your programming tasks readily.

Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook

Lenovo Yoga C630

  • Display Size 15.6 inch
  • Resolution 4k
  • Weight 4.2lbs
  • CPU i5-8250U
  • RAM 8GB
  • Storage 128GB SSD
  • Battery Avg 6.5 Hours battery
  • Price $769

Lenovo Yoga Chromebook is accompanied by a superb 4K screen plus a durable all-aluminum chassis. This Chromebook further expands the bounds of what you may count on from a Chromebook from 2021. Like many Chromebooks, it costs less compared to a similarly configured Windows counterpart.

On the left are USB 3.0 Type-A and USB-C interfaces together with an audio jack. The other hand features a USB-C interface, a microSD card slot, also a volume rocker, along with the power button. The reduced overhead of Chrome OS implies the C630’s Core i3 processor is more than capable of managing any programming program.

Acer Chromebook Spin 13

Acer Chromebook Spin 13

  • CPU: 8th-gen Intel Core i3 — i5 U-Series
  • Pictures: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • RAM: 4GB — 8GB LPDDR3
  • Display: 13.5-inch 2,256 x 1,504 IPS touch screen
  • Storage: 64GB — 128GB eMMC SSD

For many small business people, lugging around a notebook can become a weight after a couple of excursions with it slung over your shoulder. Although many will obviously place Chromebooks and schooling collectively, Asus is expecting to change the conversation by using their Spin 13. The stunning aluminum casing houses a 13.5-inch QHD display. Having an 8th-gen Intel Core processor, this Chromebook can manage many tasks at the same time. With its design and skills, it might be the new office alternative for employees.

Dell Inspiron Chromebook 11 2-in-1

Dell Inspiron Chromebook 11 2-in-1

  • CPU: Intel Celeron N3060
  • Pictures: Intel HD Graphics 400
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Display: 11.6-inch, HD (1366 x 768) touchscreen
  • Storage: 16GB-32GB eMMC

Should you do any type of freelance writing, you are aware it may be tough to discover a notebook that’s what you want but without all the bells and whistles which you may never use. The Inspiron Chromebook 11 2-in-1 from Dell is your notebook you’re searching for. With an extremely inexpensive price, this Chromebook was made to do precisely what Chromebooks were supposed to be: an easy-to-use notebook for an extremely inexpensive price.


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Google’s lineup of Chromebooks has generated a big dent in the notebook market with cheap, high-quality notebooks created for everybody in your mind. If you operate in a design or creative area, you could be initially reluctant to check at a Chromebook to suit your requirements.

Hopefully, with our listing of the greatest Chromebooks for Brands and Creatives in 2021, we could influence you a tiny bit, so the next time you’re searching for a brand new notebook, you are going to consider one of these choices above.

Are you a lover of Chromebooks and possess a favorite that does not appear on our listing? Inform us about it in the comments beneath!!

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How to enable Developer mode on a Chromebook in just a few minutes

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Chrome OS devices are getting more powerful and capable, allowing for a pretty good, albeit simple, PC experience. If you want to go beyond the basic capabilities of your Chromebook, though, you’ll have to enable Chrome OS Developer Mode. This post will explain exactly how to do it and what to look out for when you’re at it.

Here:What is a Chromebook and what can it do?

Warning: Remember that enabling Chrome OS Developer Mode opens up your computer to abilities that aren’t officially supported. Make sure to do your research, and keep in mind that unsupported and experimental features can cause problems. The responsibility falls only upon you if something happens to your software or hardware. 

What is Chrome OS Developer Mode, anyway?

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Chrome OS Developer Mode is similar to gaining root access on your Android device. It gives you more control over your Chromebook and is a great option for those who love tweaking their devices.

Developer Mode isn’t for everyone and has several drawbacks, which we’ll get to later on. But if you want to gain root access to the Chrome OS’s file system to do things like sideload Android apps or install an additional OS, among many other things, enabling Developer Mode is the way to go.

How to enable Chromebook Developer Mode

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First, make sure you back up and save any important files you have stored on your device. Enabling Developer Mode wipes your login info and any locally stored data, which cannot be restored.

How to enable Developer Mode:

  1. Turn on your Chromebook.
  2. Press and hold the Esc key, refresh key, and the power button at the same time.
  3. When the “Chrome OS is missing or damaged. Please insert a recovery USB stick or SD Card.” message shows up, press and hold the Ctrl and D keys simultaneously.
  4. Some Chromebooks may require you to turn OS verification off. Press Enter (if required).
  5. Wait for the device to restart and go through the Chromebook setup process.
  6. You will get an odd screen saying that OS verification is off. Keep in mind this screen will happen every single time you boot up.
  7. Press Ctrl and D to restart successfully.

Also:The best Chromebooks you can buy

How to disable Chrome OS Developer mode

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As easy as it is to enable Chromebook Developer Mode, it is even simpler to disable it. But remember to backup your data once again, as disabling Developer Mode also erases everything from your Chrome OS device.

How to disable Developer Mode:

  1. Turn on your Chromebook or reboot it if it’s already on.
  2. When the screen that says “OS verification is off” shows up, press the spacebar.
  3. This will technically perform a factory data reset and wipe the laptop clean.
  4. Go through the Chromebook setup process again.

That’s all there is to it!

Also read:How to reset a Chromebook

Drawbacks of enabling Developer mode

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There are a lot of advantages to enabling Developer Mode on your Chromebook. It gives you access to the developer shell, allows you to install a standard Linux desktop environment, and is something you will need to enable if you are a Chrome OS developer.

Developer Mode is certainly not for the average user, and some technical know-how is needed to take full advantage of this mode. It also has a few disadvantages that you need to be wary of — check them out below.

  • Google doesn’t support Developer mode, so you may be at risk of voiding your device’s warranty.
  • All the security features are disabled when Developer Mode is turned on.
  • You lose your data when enabling or disabling Developer Mode. As you can see from the steps required to disable it, an accidental press of the spacebar at the wrong time is all you need to lose all your data once again. Making continuous backups if you’re working on something important is recommended.
  • Chromebooks boot up extremely fast, which is a feature you will lose when Developer mode is enabled. You’ll have to see that warning screen every single time you switch on the device.

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You’ll likely have plenty of other questions. Don’t worry; we’re here to help. Here are some resources to make life with your new Chromebook easier.

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