How much does a Chromebook weigh?

Modified Nov. 3, 2023, 8:54 p.m.


Are Chromebook lightweight laptops? What Chromebook is lightweight? I tried to answer all the questions you could ask about the Chromebooks weigh

Every laptop is different, the weight of Chromebooks depends on the configuration of the Chromebook you choose. The best way to tell you how much a Chromebook weighs is to make a comparison. I’ve made searches to be able to give the weight of many Chromebooks and I put them in a table below. The table is sorted by weight and you will find the weight in both pounds and kilograms metric.

List of Chromebooks ordered by weight

Chromebook Screen size Pounds Kilograms
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 4K 13.3” 2.29 lbs 1.04 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 11.6” 2.42 lbs 1.1 kg
Samsung Chromebook 4 11.6” 2.6 lbs 1.18 kg
Lenovo N22 11.6” 2.60 lbs 1.18 kg
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 11.6” 2.62 lbs 1.19 kg
ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 i7 14” 2.71 lbs 1.23 kg
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 FHD 13.3” 2.71 lbs 1.23 kg
Acer Chromebook 514 14” 2.87 lbs 1.30 kg
Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 2-in-1 12.2” 2.98 lbs 1.35 kg
Samsung Chromebook 4+ 15.6” 3.1 lbs 1.4 kg
ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 2-in-1 14” 3.30 lbs 1.5 kg
HP Laptop X360 14a Chromebook HD Touchscreen 14” 3.64 lbs 1.65 kg
Acer Chromebook 315 15.6” 3.97 lbs 1.8 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook 13.3” 4.53 lbs 2.05 kg

On average, Chromebooks’ weight is between 2.5 and 3.5 lbs. The weight is depending on many parameters including the size of the screen, a Chromebook with an 11.6 inches screen will weigh about 2.5 lbs while one with a 15.6 inches screen will weigh between 3 and 4 lbs.

Are Chromebooks lightweight laptops?

As we can see above in the table, most Chromebooks will weigh under 3 lbs. We now need to know what’s the average weight of other laptops, again it’s difficult to answer this question as the weight will depend on the type and specifications of the laptop. Here are some examples of the weight of the most famous laptops.

Macbooks are probably the most famous laptops, the Macbook Air M2 weighs about 2.73 lbs (1.24 kg), and the Macbook pro weighs 3.09 lbs (1.4kg). Some Chromebooks are more lightweight than Macbooks. However, the Macbooks have a 13” screen, a bigger battery, and better specifications.

Gaming laptops have a graphics card and use more power, we can’t compare Chromebooks to them as the usage is completely different. If I take another Windows laptop like the Lenovo IdeaPad 3i with a 14 inches screen, it weighs 3.15 lbs (1.43 kg).

The weights of Chromebook and different laptops to make a comparison

Chromebooks are lightweight laptops, there are as lightweight as the most famous laptops. The weight depends mainly on the screen size and the materials used.

How much do School Chromebooks weigh?

Schools are not choosing the same Chromebooks for their students, but Dell is one of the laptop constructors working a lot with Schools. Schools are trying to choose robust laptops as their students will bring them everywhere. Therefore, they can be a little heavier than other Chromebooks. For example, the Dell Chromebook 3100 with an 11.6 inches screen weighs 2.85 lbs (1.29kg).

If your school’s Chromebooks have a small 11.6 inches screen size, therefore there will weigh probably less than 3 pounds ( 1.36 kg ). Which is still considered lightweight and won’t be too difficult to carry all day.

The best, lightest, and thinnest Chromebook

The lightest Chromebook but also the best one is the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook. It weighs only 2.29 lbs ( 1.04 kg ) and has still very powerful components and a 4K AMOLED display. With a thickness of less than 1 cm, it’s also the thinnest Chromebook. Easy to carry but still powerful to execute all the tasks like coding on a Chromebook, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is probably the best choice you can make if you are looking for a Chromebook.

The display is amazing and you can use the built-in pen to directly draw on the Chromebook. It has a powerful CPU and a 256 GB SSD which will be enough to store all your documents directly on the laptop. Such amazing specs come with a higher price than the average Chromebook, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook cost $860.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook

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Maxime Levesque is a technical engineer with more than 5 years of professional experience. He is an expert in computer and phones, mostly on Apple products. Maxime is also the founder of TechBrowser.

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