The best 14-inch Budget Chromebook to buy in 2019

If you’re looking at buying a budget Chromebook then you may have noticed there is plenty to choose from. Also, if you’re interested in a 14-inch model there is, even more, to choose from.

There are plenty of decent 14-inch Chromebooks available but there is only one that stands out from the rest. Sure, there are a couple of laptops that come close. However, if you’re considering buying a 14-inch budget Chromebook in 2019, there is only one Chromebook you should consider.

If you’re uncertain whether a budget Chromebook is for you. Then take a look at the Top Ten Chromebooks to buy in 2019.


After looking at all the 14-inch Chromebooks currently available the one that stands out from the rest is the Acer 14 Chromebook CB514-1HT. This device offers everything you could need from a Chromebook in 2019.

So what makes the Acer 14 CB514 the best budget Chromebook in 2019?

There are two main reasons why this is the best Chromebook to buy in 2019. Firstly, it looks the part. Secondly, it has a fantastic display that can only really be matched by the HP Chromebook 14 G5. However, the Acer wins the HP G5 when it comes to looks and weighs in slightly lighter at 1.50kg vs 1.53kg. So let’s take a closer look.


The best budget Chromebook to buy in 2019
The Acer 14 has a fantastic touchscreen HD display

The Acer 14 has an all-over aluminium design, which not only makes it look great. It also means you are getting your hands on a well-built device. The slim bezels on this laptop not only look good it also means the chassis is nice and compact for the 14-inch display that is on offer.


The display is simply fantastic and is the main reason why this is the best Chromebook you can get your hands on in 2019. It offers True HD with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 and the IPS panel means you get crisp images and great viewing angles.

If you’re looking for a Chromebook to use Android Apps on then you’ll be happy to know the Acer 14 comes with a touchscreen display. This means you can make the most out of what Chrome OS can offer from a device that is relatively cheap to buy.


The 4GB of memory is a decent amount of memory for a budget Chromebook. You should comfortably be able to use most of the Android Apps without any problems.

The storage available is 32GB, which is again perfectly acceptable from a budget Chromebook. It’s true that today with Android Apps, you should be looking at getting as much storage as possible, so 32GB is a little on the low side. However, You’ll be able to install a few Android Apps without any problems.

If you live in the USA then you’ll be happy to know the USA version comes with 64GB of storage.

Acer 14 Chromebook - best budget Chromebook of 2019

However, if you do need more disk space then you can easily use the Micro SD slot to add further storage. This is one of the easiest ways of adding extra storage to a Chromebook. Also, since a Chrome OS update some time ago, you can now install Android Apps on an SD Card.


The keyboard on the Acer 14 is nice to use. It cannot compete with some of the keyboards available from higher-spec models. However, when looking at all the budget Chromebooks currently available; it’s definitely one of the best I’ve come across.

When it comes to connectivity the Acer 14 offers everything you could possibly need. It has the older type USB port, which is useful for older peripherals that you may want to connect. It also comes with the newer Type-C port, which is what all devices will use in the future.


The display is arguably the most important factor when buying a laptop. The performance needs to match it somewhat, but the display has to be good.

The 14-inch IPS panel with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution cannot be beaten by any other budget Chromebook on the market. The touchscreen also means it’s ideal for someone wanting to use Android Apps.

The Acer 14 CB514-1HT offers everything you could possibly need from a budget Chromebook in 2019. This is why I’ve chosen this device as the number one budget Chromebook for 2019. Read the Acer 14 CB514-1HT review to find out more.