When you’re looking for a decent laptop, then it can get quite confusing. There are so many different options out there to choose from, that it can be hard to know which model would be best for you. If you’ve decided that you want to opt for a Chromebook, then this narrows down the market even more.
In terms of the best laptops on the market that run on the Chrome OS, then two immediately spring to mind. The first is the Google Pixelbook Go, which has received pretty great reviews since it was released. It’s one of the more popular Chromebooks out there, and there aren’t many that come close to it in terms of popularity.
One that is worth noting however is the Lenovo Yoga C630, which is another pretty popular Chromebook, ideal for those looking for something lightweight and easy to use.
But out of these two Chromebooks, which model is best and which one should you opt for? Well, we’re going to compare the two to find out.
Lenovo Yoga C630 vs Google Pixelbook Go
The main difference between the Yoga Chromebook C630 and the Google Pixelbook Go is in their overall quality. The Pixelbook Go is one of the most expensive and high quality Chromebooks on the market. In comparison to this, the C630 is more budget friendly.
This is not the only difference between the two, and deciding which one is right for you will depend on what you need. Let’s look at them both separately.
Lenovo Yoga C630
The Yoga C630 is often listed as an alternative to the Pixelbook Go, but I don’t think that’s really fair. It’s a solid laptop in its own right, and although the Yoga series isn’t the most popular of Lenovo’s laptops, it’s still definitely worth considering.
The first thing you’ll notice about this laptop is its sleek design, as it’s very slim and lightweight enough to be carried around with you easily. This is mainly because the laptop doesn’t need to have a fan inbuilt, so they could afford to create something thin and only 1.2kg in weight. Not only is it practically well designed, but it looks pretty good too.
The slimline design extends to the screen as well, which is made to a good standard and can produce some good images. The audio is the only area that lets the device down in terms of performance, as it’s not the best out there and can sound a little tinny. But the rest of the design is pretty impressive, including a very responsive keyboard and a well made trackpad.
Like most Chromebooks, it comes with very little storage (if you want a laptop with storage, then maybe a Chromebook isn’t for you in general). But overall, you can find the base version of this laptop for a pretty reasonable price nowadays.
So for those looking for a cheap laptop that runs on the Chrome OS, then this would likely be a good choice. However, it’s worth mentioning for UK users that like many other laptops, it isn’t as good value for purchasers from this location.
Like Apple’s poor exchange rate for UK purchasers, the C630 follows a similar line. It’s much better value for in the United States than it is this side of the water.
Overall Verdict: For those looking for a fairly cheap 2-in-1 laptop, then one of the better options is the Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630. For those that want it, there’s also a larger 15.6 inch screen size version available too.
Google Pixelbook Go
The Pixelbook Go was designed by Google with the intention of giving people a great user experience much cheaper than what you’d pay for a Macbook. And I have to say, that if you’re happy with using a Chromebook, then it’s certainly a fine choice.
The Pixelbook Go is considered to be one of the lowest costing premium Chromebook’s, and I’d say that that is a pretty accurate description of the device. It’s an ideal choice for casual users who want something they can carry with them anywhere to make notes.
If you want a seamless user experience, then this laptop is going to be a great choice. It’s easy and quick to navigate, and the device itself is responsive and snappy.
It’s built with high quality parts, including a great 1080p webcam. Essentially, Google have stripped away all the clunkiness associated with laptops, including the Windows OS, and made something simple and easy to use.
The design of the laptop is great too, as it’s lightweight and portable. Oh, and this doesn’t even mention the keyboard, which is one of the standout parts of this laptop.
Also, it’s important to note that you can’t actually use the Pixelbook Pen with the Pixelbook Go. Some people think this laptop might be a good laptop for drawing, however this isn’t the case. But if you’re looking for a practical, well made laptop then it might be a good choice.
Pixelbook Go Verdict: This is fairly expensive for a Chromebook, but the class of the Google Pixelbook Go can’t be ignored. Its overall usability is better than most other laptops out there, and although they don’t usually come with the best specs, they are very snappy and responsive.
All in all, if you gave me the choice of owning either of these two laptops to use in the long term, then I’d have to opt for the Pixelbook Go. It’s quick and nippy, and it’s perfect for the user that’s just looking for a laptop that they can go about their daily activities on.
This doesn’t mean to say that the C630 is bad, but it’s just not as good as the Pixelbook Go in my eyes. However, it does typically come with more processing power. This means that it’s be a better choice if you’re looking to run larger programs, like the Adobe Suite (the light Chrome version, obviously).