Acer's Chromebook 514 (starts at $349; $499 as tested) is an upscale Chromebook with a 14-inch screen. Priced higher than a fan-fave and PCMag Editors' Choice winner from Acer, the Acer Chromebook 14, it brings to the table improved portability, a sleek aluminum design, and the option for touch-input tech. Once you add a backlit keyboard and long battery life to the mix, it becomes a tempting alternative to budget notebook PCs in its price range. Despite its Intel Pentium processor, this Acer feels snappy enough for most undemanding use thanks to Google's lean Chrome OS. Provided that the OS meets your functional needs, the Chromebook 514 provides a first-rate way to get things done without spending a ton. We're taking our Editors' Choice garland for consumer Chromebooks from the 14 and hanging it on the 514.