Chromebooks are not full-fledged computers, but they do a heck of lot, and cost a lot less money. And they're becoming increasingly popular for back to school. The Tech Times says that Google Chromebook now owns over 50% of educational tech market share. Acer is huge in that marketplace and their newest model is their Chromebook 14. It has a 14” IPS HD screen. It's large enough to enjoy videos and use multiple tabs for various projects. And it's still portable enough to fit in a backpack or book bag. It features Acer's first all-aluminum Chromebook case that adds protection, while remaining lightweight. Acer says their new model (CB3-431-C5FM) is the industry’s first Chromebook with up to 14 hours of battery life on an HD display and up to 12 hours of battery life on a full HD display. More tech specs: The ACER CHROMEBOOK 14 (CB3-431-C5FM) has an Intel Celeron N3160 Quad-Core processor / Full 1920X1080 HD Widescreen IPS LED-back lit display /16:9 aspect ratio /4GB ram / 32 GB eMMC memory. Integrated Intel® HD Graphics, Built-IN webcam, 2 built-In speakers; built-In microphone. 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 / 2 USB 3.0 Port / HDMI with HDCP Support / Headphone/Speaker Jack / 3-Cell Li-Polymer Battery (3950 mAh) / Dimensions: 13.43 (W) x 9.31 (D) x 0.67 (H) Inches / Weight: 3.42 lbs. MSRP: $299.99!
REMEMBER, THIS RUNS CHROME OS, NOT WINDOWS. To use all the features you should be in a WiFi area, but there is a lot you can do offline too. Read the article (link below) to understand the difference between a laptop and a Chromebook.
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2aR21eH ($299.99) -- OMG. The Amazon price is changing daily! It was $269.99 last night, now $319 12 hours later, 8/16/2016. The price is probably steady - $299.99 at Best Buy.
Company website: www.acer.com
This model is also at Best Buy Stores at the same price, $299.99.
This is about Chromebooks from Google: https://www.google.com/chromebook/about/
Here's an article from Laptop Magazine with a good look at the differences between a laptop and a Chromebook. I have nothing to do with Laptop magazine, although I'm a fan. I picked it because it's from May, 2016 and it was the latest date I found.