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I like the Lenovo N20p. They're not the cheapest Chromebooks around: the 1.83GHz Intel Celeron N2930 processor model runs $349.99, while its otherwise identical twin with a 2.16GHz Intel Celeron N2830 processor will cost you $329.99.
On the other hand, while the keyboard isn't as good as a Lenovo ThinkPad's keyboard, it is an excellent keyboard. If you spend your time writing papers for class all the time you'll really appreciate this.
This Chromebook also comes with a touch screen. Its six cell battery also gives it a long life, up to eight hours. That's none too shabby for a Chromebook with with an Intel rather than ARM-based processor.
Both models come with 2GB of RAM standard. You also have the option of upgrading to 4GB. Most of the other features are the same as you've seen on the other Chromebooks: 16GB of storage, a headphone jack, a USB 2 and USB 3 port, an HDMI port and an SD Card slot.
The one exception is that the N20p comes not just with dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4. It also supports the newer and faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi. This can make a real difference if you're home or office, as mine does, already supports 802.11ac.
You say you want a bigger Chromebook screen? The Toshiba Chromebook with its 13.3-inch display has you covered.
Other than that, it comes with the usual feature set of a 1.4GHz Intel Celeron CPU, 2 GBs of RAM, a 16GB SSD, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4, a headphone jack, two USB 3 ports an HDMI-out port and an SD Card slot.
At $299, that's a little on the high side, but friends who've bought one tell me it has excellent battery life and they love the screen; so if those factors are important to you, then give this Chromebook a try.
Samsung Chromebook 2
Samsung was the first big name vendor to really support the Chromebook with the Samsung Series 5 back in 2011. I still have that Chromebook and while it's showing its age, it's still useful. The new Samsung 2 looks good but at $299 and $399 list price for the 11.6- and 13.3-inch, respectively, they strike me a little pricey.
Still, you might be tempted by the 13.3-inch model because it has a true 1080p display. While it doesn't equal the Chromebook Pixel, it's also a third of its price.
The other important features are an odd mix of a little too slow for the price. For example, the eight-core 1.6GHz Exynos 5 Octa chip is a little slow while the 4GBs of RAM is just right.
Otherwise it's an ordinary Chromebook with a 16GB SSD, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4, a headphone jack, a USB 2 and USB 3 port, an HDMI port and an SD Card slot.
Still, if you want to sneak watching a HD movie in while you should be studying...