11.6″ Haier Chromebook 11 HR-116R via Amazon
Black Haier Chromebook 11 HR-116R is a brand new 2015 model 11.6 inch budget Chromebook with a 1.8GHz Rockchip processor, small but adequate amounts of memory and flash storage as you will be doing pretty much everything online- if you are familiar with other Chrome devices and the OS and your Chromebook will always be updated in the background, including the antivirus without you needing to do anything manually and a very long 10 hour battery life and unlike Windows machines it will not slow down by time. You do not need to use any antivirus program as it comes built into the system and gets updated regularly. It has a fan-less design thanks to the RK3288 processor drawing in as little as only 3 watts of power, which also explains the extended battery life.
Haier Chromebook comes with the Cortex A17 quad core Rockchip RK3288 processor (1MB L2 cache) at 1.8GHz speed that outperforms some Intel Atom CPU’s in several benchmarks (an a powerful GPU is embedded to be able to support up to 4k resolution), 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM memory for multitasking (that may seem small at first sight but adequate for this small Crome OS system), 16 GB eMMC flash storage and Chrome OS. It boots up in just 8 seconds thanks to the Flash storage and wakes up from hibernation instantly. Like the other Chromebooks it has this great convenience of synchronising with Android tablets and smart phones whenever and on whichever device you sign in with your Google account, whatever work you have on your Haier Chromebook will appear right in front of you. 100GB of Cloud based Google Drive storage is included and you can use free of charge for 24 months.
Chrome systems are very easy to set-up and they are often pretty much ready to be plugged in and go as all you need to do is logging into your Google account and you will not experience any of that Windows-like long load times. You can share the system easily with others as it will be just a matter of each person logging into their own accounts and none will be able to play with your private stuff and whatever you have, including Maps, Docs and Gmail will be saved in Cloud conveniently. Chromebook 11 HR-116R weighs 2.5 pounds and measures 11.4 x 8.1 x 0.71 inches and with 10 hours of battery life in average use so you can be out away from power outlets all day long as it is also quite a portable unit with only 2.4 lbs weight, 0.71 inch thickness and 11 inch small display- it will conveniently fit in your purse or bag. It has an 11.6 inch high definition widescreen LED backlit display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and 16:9 image aspect ratio so the images will be sharp and clear, although it is not Full HD with IPS panel, on such small 11 inch display normal HD will be just fine.
Connectivity options on Haier Chromebook include the Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI output if you wish to to hook up to large screen HDTV’s or external monitors, dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless featuring MIMO, 2 x USB ports, a micro SD slot, a headphone jack and double stereo speakers for decent sound from such a small machine. The main reason you can have a Chromebook at such low price (you may check out the price through the links on this page) is the cheap Rockchip RK3288 processor based on the mid-2014 release quad core ARM Cortex-A17. What you’re getting here is adequate computing performance and features at super low prices and this is great as long as you are not expecting to run Windows apps or to play advanced games. Haier is a company better known for other home appliances like washing machines. Hisense is another Chromebook brand with very similar or identical specs that is coming out on the market, with 8.5 hour battery life and heavier at 3.3 pounds so Haier Chromebook looks like your better bet here.