For portability, simplicity, sleek design and all day computing, at a price that everyone can afford, without a doubt, Chromebook is your answer.
If you are like me, and work mainly on the Chrome browser, updating your blog, checking emails, scheduling your day on the calendar and working on spreadsheets and documents, then you are probably ready for an entirely new operating system, the Chrome OS. As the name suggests, the operating system by Google is based primarily on the Chrome Browser.
With tonnes of apps in the Chrome Web Store, there is really nothing that you can’t do on the browser. There is even Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook from Microsoft and Office Online extension for Chrome which lets you access the cloud version of the popular Office suite from Microsoft. There is really nothing you cannot do on Chrome.
And if you have the urge to edit photos or carry out a spot of graphic design on your Chromebook, there are a handful of photo editing and design applications too. These cloud based image editors are as powerful as PhotoShop and they are free.
Top 10 Best Photo Editing and Design Apps on Chrome
We list the 10 of the best photo editing and design applications for Chrome in alphabetical order. These apps gives you direct access to the functionality of its cloud based web application with a quick shortcut in Chrome:
- BeFunky Photo Editor | Collage Maker | Designer [Chrome Web Store]
- Canva [Chrome Web Store]
- Fotor Editor [Chrome Web Store]
- Image Resizer [Chrome Web Store]
- Photopea [Chrome Web Store] – PHOTOSHOP ALTERNATIVE
- Piktochart [Chrome Web Store] – INFOGRAPHICS
- Pixlr Editor [Chrome Web Store] – PHOTOSHOP ALTERNATIVE
- Pixlr Express [Chrome Web Store]
- Polarr [Chrome Web Store] – LIGHTROOM ALTERNATIVE
- Psykopaint [Chrome Web Store] – PHOTO PAINTING
Here’s our recommendation, five of the best 11-inch Chromebooks in the market right now.
1. ASUS Chromebook C202 11.6-inch Chromebook – 180 HINGE, RUGGED, SPILL RESISTANT
Ruggedized and Water Resistant Keyboard Design with 180 Degree hinge Chromebook based on Intel Celeron, 4 GB RAM memory and 16GB eMMC storage.
Asus Chromebook C202, featured 180-degree hinge, spill-resistant keyboards, and reinforced rubber wrapped frames which is suitable for intense usage by students both inside and outside the classroom. With its durability and ruggedness, we can minimize downtime and creates more learning time. Asus Chromebook C202, with its high durability and with its spill-resistant keyboard and reinforced rubber wrapped frames, I think it’s very recommended for children, students and adults who use this chromebook in their daily life.
- Intel Celeron N3060 Processor (2M Cache, up to 2.48 GHz)
- Display: 11.6 inches HD 1366 x 768 Anti-Glare Display
- Designed for rugged use with reinforced rubber guards, easy grip handles, and a spill resistant keyboard
- Can open/edit MS Office files using free embedded QuickOffice editor or Google Docs, and can download Microsoft Office Online (an online version of Microsoft Office) for free. Cannot install standard MS Office software.
- 4GB DDR3 RAM; 16GB Flash Storage; No CD or DVD drive
- Up to 10 hours of battery life
2. Acer Chromebook CB3 11.6-Inch Chromebook
Intel Celeron N2840 Dual-Core Processor,2 GB RAM,16 GB Solid State Drive,Chrome), White
Acer Chromebook 11 has slim design which makes it easy. It also has fast wireless connection that makes everything easy. It also has long battery life that enables you to do all your work outside without having to worry that you’ll run out of power. It also has 11.6 inch HD IPS anti-glare display; this feature allows you to work under the sunlight.
- Intel Celeron N2840 2.16 GHz
- 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM
- 16 GB Internal Storage
- 11.6-Inch HD IPS Screen, Intel HD Graphics
- Aluminum Cover, Google Chrome, Up to 9-hour battery life
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Intel N3050 2.16GHz 4GB RAM 16GB SSD Drive Bluetooth 4.1 HDMI WiFi Chrome
Lenovo chromebook has up to 10 hours battery life which allows you to work outside without having to worry that you’ll run out of power while at school, university or others. Large memories and hard disk size allows you to keep a lot of notes, documents, videos and games.
The best thing about this is it has long battery life which is up to 10 hours, and also it’s very light, only 2.8 lbs. Another good thing about this chromebook is it has high resolution, and big memory that makes it possible for you to have everything you need in one notebook.
- 2.16 GHz Intel Celeron N3050 Dual-Core 4GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
- 11.6-inch LCD Display, HD 1366 x 768 Screen Resolution
- Integrated Intel HD Graphics, 16GB of eMMC Flash Storage, microSD Card Reader
- 11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.1, USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 / HDMI, Chrome OS
- Up to 10 Hours battery backup, Black Color, Thin and Light, Only 2.8 lbs.
Rockchip, 4 GB, 16GB SSD, Pearl White/Light Blue
Asus C201 Chromebook has spacious touchpad which makes it effortless to navigate and control. With its high speed of wireless connection, now you don’t have to worry about downtime or slow internet speed anymore. Huge memory and long battery life, probably the longest battery life ever, makes it hard to resist this chromebook.
Asus C201 Chromebook has all everything you can ask for from a Chromebook. It has the HD displays that you’ll love, big amount of computer and hard disk size, long battery life and also fast wireless connection. This Chromebook will absolutely make your life easier with all its features.
- 11.6inch 1366 by 768 glossy HD display for vivid high definition image quality
- 1.8GHz Rockchip processor with 4GB RAM memory and 16GB SSD storage
- 11ac wireless for up to 3 times faster wireless speeds
- Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security for protection of sensitive information
- Spacious touchpad for effortless navigation and control
- Up to 13 hours of battery life
4GB RAM 16GB SSD 11.6″ Laptop (Black)
This Samsung Chromebook has battery life up to 11 hours which is more than enough for you to use it outdoor or during presentation. Its design is also slim, light and safe. With its spill resistant design, you can use it without worrying that you will accidentally break the system because of the spill.
Long battery life, huge memories, slim & light design with spill resistant feature makes it safe for you and your kids to use it without having to worry that you’ll accidentally break the system.
- Intel Celeron N3050 processor with 4GB memory and 16GB storage
- Simple and secure Chrome OS
- 11.6” HD Anti-Reflective Display with Image Enhancer
- Work or play for up to 11 hours on a single charge
- Spill-resistant keyboard protects against accidental damage
HP chromebook offers you a slim design with huge memory and long battery life. With all its features, you’re going to be able to work outside your home or office without having to worry that you’ll run out of power. With its slim design, you can also bring it easily with you.
4 GB RAM, 16 GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics
- Intel Celeron N2840 (2.16 GHz)
- 2GB Memory 16GB Flash SSD
- 11.6-Inches diagonal HD SVA WLED anti-glare (1366 x 768)
- 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 headphone/microphone combo jack, HD Webcam
- Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2) WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 Combo
- Battery Life: 11 hours