Samsung Chromebook Series 5
Google announced its Chromebook notebook model this year, and one of the first vendors to jump on it was Samsung. The Chromebook Series 5 runs on Google's Chrome OS and features a 12.1-inch display in a slim, light form factor.
The Chromebook Series 5 comes with a Intel Atom 1.66 GHz-processor, 2 GB of RAM and a 16 GB SSD. While those specifications pale in comparison to some of the higher-end notebooks on this list, the Chromebook was designed to be an inexpensive, easy-to-use notebook that runs the Chrome OS and Web browser fast and takes advantage of Google's cloud offerings. Plus, the Series 5 model has more than 6 hours of battery life. The Chromebook Series 5 starts at $349 for the Wi-Fi only version.