The all new Acer C7 Chromebook is a very interesting low cost Chromebook coming at a prices lower than the Samsung ARM-based Chromebook. With its Intel Celeron 867 Processor it boosts the Chromebook to a whole new level. While the ARM Chromebook tries to set new standards for batterylife, this Chromebook comes with an average batterylife of about 3.5hrs. Additionally to the 320GB HDD it comes with 100GB Cloud Storage from Google. Nothing special portwise but it delivers the ports one would expect from a laptop (except the lacking SD-Card slot).
Medion Akoya S2218, 11.6 inch, 1200 grams (2.65 lbs) The Medion Akoya S2218 has been released at fantastic prices at Aldi in Germany and the UK (239 Euros and 149GBP!) though the German product specs are better. There's a write up about this product on umpcportal.com (25th August 2015)
Asus E202, 11.6 inch, 1200 grams (2.65 lbs) The Asus EeeBook E202 is a Windows 10 11.6 inch notebook with a Pentium N3700 cpu based on Braswell architecture - this is a quad core processor with consumption of 6 watts at 1.6GHz base and turbo to 2.4GHz. It is expected to come in at around $200. For this level the stand out features are USB-C and AC wifi and there are also 2 full sized - USB 2.0 and 3.0. Asus suggest a battery life of 9 hours.
Acer Aspire E11-131, 11.6 inch, 1290 grams (2.84 lbs) The original Acer Aspire E11 was a nice entry-level fanless laptop competing with the HP Stream 11 and ASUS X205. The Braswell (Intel Atom 2015 version for entry-level laptops) upgrade will give the E11 an good GPU boost along with a small CPU boost. Efficiency should be a little better too but the difference won't be that much. See the note below on CPU
Dell Chromebook 11 ( 2015), 11.6 inch, 1245 grams (2.74 lbs) Dell's new for 2015 education sector focused Chromebook 11 is lightweight, comes in 3 flavours - 2/4GB RAM and touch and non-touch screens. It's built for daily school and college life having a reinforced hinge so should more able to survive drops and spills. It has a claimed battery life of up to a 10 hours but this is supported by a high capacity battery (43Whr).
Lenovo S21e, 11.6 inch, 1150 grams (2.54 lbs) Lenovo are promoting this 11.6 inch laptop as a value for money travel companion with a full-sized island-style keyboard. Lenovo say it has fast, smooth processing performance.
Battery life is a lowish (nowadays) 5 Hours.
Lenovo N21 Chromebook, 11.6 inch, 1290 grams (2.84 lbs) It's a rugged, durable and designed for education Chromebook say Lenovo in the blurb. What they mean is it's drop resistant, built to withstand bumps and accidental drops from up to 2.3feet/70cm with a stronger, thicker rear cover and a frame
around the screen, sides and corners to absorb the force of bumps.
Xolo Chromebook, 11.6 inch, 1150 grams (2.54 lbs) Indian smart devices company Xolo have introduced a Chrome OS laptop at around the $200 mark (conversion from rupees only). Fast, sleek and easy is the strap line and it does look it. It's aimed at students, has the RK3288 quad core Rockchip powering it, AC wifi and ability to switch between multiple accounts.
Acer Aspire V3-111P (43BC), 11.6 inch, 1390 grams (3.06 lbs) The Acer Aspire V 11 Touch features the smart new FlowCurve design - somewhat different from traditional notebooks, in profile at least. No fans so its whisper-quiet and runs cool. Claimed 7 hours of battery life.
ASUS X200MA (-US01T-BL), 11.6 inch, 1300 grams (2.87 lbs) The ASUS X200MA is a budget touchscreen notebook running on Intels BayTrail-M Celeron N2815 processor. It sports 4GB of RAM and 500GB of HDD Storage. In terms of connectivity you are limited to the WiFi b/g/n and Ethernet port, Bluetooth is not included in this package. Port wise it offers a USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, and an SDXC card slot. We miss Bluetooth and would have loved to see WiFi a or ac being included. The touch enabled screen has a resolution of 1366x768.
ASUS K200MA (K200MA-DS01T), 11.6 inch, 1360 grams (3 lbs) The ASUS K200MA is a budget touchscreen notebook running on Intels BayTrail-M Celeron N2830 processor. It sports 4GB of RAM and 500GB of HDD Storage. In terms of connectivity you are limited to the WiFi b/g/n and Ethernet port, Bluetooth is not included in this package. Port wise it offers a USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, and an SDXC card slot. We miss Bluetooth and would have loved to see WiFi a or ac being included. The touch enabled screen has a resolution of 1366x768.