1.Here you go taking the first laptop -The HP Stream 11,amounting to around $180 featuring a cloud focused approach identical to the Chromebook but with added Windows 8 support and further but fast as I mentioned the users need.
2.At the second position I picked up the Microsoft Surface 3 with a premium design and budget friendly costing around $430 being a tablet as well as netbook with a support of Windows give best flexibility on using a decent keyboard to be added in particular.
3.Next comes the Lenovo IdeaPad 100S coming with a good ergonomic keyboard is easy to use and having a good battery life lasting a day with average amount of work being done with only one cons regarding the touch-pad with kinda sucks but easy with the budget of $170.
4.Talking about the well known brands,I thought why not Acer?So Acer presents you the Acer Chromebook R11 a budget friendly netbook especially finger friendly hybrid operation but don’t worry about the no to touch screen but you should know this type of devices offer better value and do well in markets just going for approx. $275.
5.You maybe or maybe not aware of this brand – Hisense subjective of being in the Netbook market but yes , this netbook so called a Hisense Chromebook nothing special to add compared to the previous Chromebooks but good at performance and is light weight to carry without an issues so is a considerable good product by Hisense.This will probably cost you nothing more than $180.
Therefore you got a rough estimate about these machines and what they are capable of.You can buy anyone of them based on your requirement and of course,the budget.