So here’s a list of all the Chromebooks with USB-C ports. (AKA USB Type-C.)
The requirement is none other than there must be at least one (1) USB C port on the Chromebook.
Other factors like convertibility, touchscreen, SD card compatibility, USB 3.1, 3.0, and 2.0 ports, etc.
This is based on my own research using various sources online cited below in the references section and individual contributions from readers!
If you find a mistake or I’m missing one let me know by dropping a comment.
Okay, onto the list!
Last updated: 1/11/21. This list is checked periodically for newer models with USB-C.
All Chromebooks with USB Type C
Here’s the list.
As long as the laptop has at least one USB-C port, it qualifies. It doesn’t matter if the particular model is recalled, discontinued, old or new, or even exclusive to schools.
If it has USB-C, it’s on the list.
Lenovo Chromebook C330 (81HY0000US)
The C330 has a single USB-C port that can charge devices, be used as a DisplayPort, or HDMI port. It also is equipped with a nice USB 3.1 (gen 1) port for other devices, HDMI out for screen mirroring, SD card reader, Bluetooth 4.2, and your basic audio 3.5mm jack.
The CPU is a MediaTek 1.70GHz MTK8173 with 4GB of 1866MHz RAM. The storage is variable up to 64GB eMMC with expandable space by plugging in your favorite SD card.
The display is an 11.6” 1366 x 768 IPS touchscreen with 300 nits of brightness and anti-glare coating.
Rated at 10 hours of battery life, this is a versatile Chromebook that’s perfect for students or business professionals.
Check out the C330 on Amazon.
HP Chromebook 14
There are multiple models for this series that have USB-C ports.
The HP 14 14-db0050nr is a popular model due to its large screen size which made it a go-to choice for gamers or people looking for a Chromebook for entertainment (movies, shows, Netflix, Hulu, Kodi, Plex, etc.)
It features a 14” display with a full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS resolution display.
Equipped with 2 USB-C ports for charging your phone and other devices, and 2 USB 3.0 ports for everything else, the HP 14 has everything you need for modern connectivity. It also has a MicroSD card reader for expandable storage space.
The battery is advertised to run for 9 hours, but varies depending on usage.
It’s powered by an AMD A4-9120C APU Dual Core running at 1.6GHz with 4GB of RAM. The HP 14 is one of the few Chromebook models that can be upgraded.
Check it out on Amazon.
This is the smaller brother of the previous HP model. The 14-db0020nr has an identical CPU, RAM, and the same 32GB of storage space as the db0050nr.
However, the display is only 1366 x 768 pixels, so it’s HD but not full HD. You won’t watch movies or videos in 1080p glory with this one. It has the same exact ports- 2 USB-C for charging, power delivery, or video transmission.
Personally, the price difference between the two models is negligible and the upgrade in pixel resolution is worth the premium. I mean, you’ll be staring at the screen 100% of the time you use your laptop, right? So you’ll get your money’s worth.
See it on Amazon.
Google Pixelbook Go
The Pixelbook Go was created by Google and is one their flagship models. This thing will cost you a pretty penny and rivals the price of Windows laptops.
It has dual USB-C drives that can output 4K displays.
Powered by an Intel Dual Core at 1.1GHz (Intel Core m3-8100Y) CPU, this beast of a laptop will take on any (web-based) taks with ease. Remember the limitations of Chrome OS- unless you load Linux onto there. Hello Steam games.
There are multiple variants- both a 8GB RAM with either a 64GB or 128GB SSD. Or you can upgrade to 16GB RAM with a 128GB or 256GB SSD. That’s huge.
The display is a 13.3” FHD 1920 x 1080 pixel LCD touchscreen.
Everything about this Chromebook is premium and makes it one of the most expensive Chromebooks ever built.
The battery runs for 12 hours to handle gaming, Android apps, Ubuntu, and even web chatting over Skype at 1080p 60FPS.
With 8GB of RAM and a 64GB drive, this thing ain’t no joke.
See the Pixelbook Go on Amazon.
Lenovo Chromebook S340 (81V30000US)
This Chromebook has dual USB-C ports and two regular USB 3.0 ports. Equipped with a 1080p screen 14” diagonal, you can really get some screen time in without squinting your eyes.
Battery advertised to run for 10 hours for all-day productivity or entertainment- your choice. The screen is also IPS, which has truer color fidelity compared to other technologies like TN panels.
The CPU is a Dual-Core Intel Celeron N4000 and it has 4GB of RAM with a decent 32GB SSD. All around work laptop that fits the bill. Nothing unique. No major drawbacks.
See the S340 on Amazon.
Lenovo Chromebook S330 (81JW0000US)
The Lenovo S330 is a 14” 1920 x 1080 TN panel laptop that has some higher-end specs without breaking the budget. It comes with a MediaTek M8173C processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 64GB SSD. The screen is a TN panel, so it’s slightly faster for response time compared to IPS displays.
The S330 has 1 USB-C port and 1 USB 3.0 port. There’s also an SD card reader for adding more storage. The battery is rated for 10 hours of use.
Check the price on Amazon.
Lenovo Chromebook 100e
This is a bargain model that you can pick up for dirt cheap, especially if you buy it used.
It features an 11.6” display at 720p (1366 x 768 resolution), no touchscreen support, 720p conference webcam, 16GB of storage, MediaTek M8173C CPU at 1.7GHz (Quad-Core), and 4GB of RAM.
As for ports, this device has 1 USB-C port, 1 USB 3.0 port, SD card reader, and a full-sized HDMI output (similar to all the other models on this list).
The battery is rated to run for 10 hours, which makes this a perfect “burner” laptop. Who cares about scratches when you got it for a steal price? Take it everywhere and use your laptop freely.
See the Lenovo 100e on Amazon.
Lenovo Yoga C630 (81JX0007UX)
The Lenovo Yoga is a premium offering that will fetch a pretty penny. It has an Intel Core i5-8250U CPU clocked at 1.6GHz (Quad-Core), 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, and a 15.6” display at full 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. It has 2 USB-C ports and 1 USB 3.0 port with an SD card reader.
The display has a 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution, so if you want high res, this is it.
The battery is advertised to run for 10 hours. This is one of the most expensive Chromebooks on the market and is a competitor to the Pixelbook from Google.
Any Chromebook enthusiast surely knows about this one. It’s one of the more powerful models on the market!
Check out the Lenovo C630 on Amazon.
Samsung Chromebook 4 (XE350XBA-K01US)
The Samsung Chromebook 4+ features a 15.6” display with full HD resolution at 1920 x 1080 pixels. It has an Intel Celeron N4000 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 32GB SSD.
There are also 2 USB-C ports, a single USB 3.0 port, and a microSD card reader. The battery is advertised to run for 10.5 hours. Overall, it’s a modest offering from Samsung considering that they released the Pro and Plus as their flagship devices.
This one fetches only a fraction of the price and has a large display. It’s one of the few laptops with a huge screen that runs Chrome OS.
See it on Amazon.
Lenovo Chromebook 300e (81QC0006US)
The 300e is powered by a MediaTek M8173C CPU clocked at 1.7GHz with 4GB RAM and 32GB SSD. The display is a shy 11.6” IPS screen at 1366 x 768 resolution.
There are USB-C and USB 3.0 ports and an SD card reader. The battery is clocked at 10h like most of the other models here on average. Not the best by Lenovo, but an affordable, budget Chromebook that has USB-C.
See the 300e on Amazon.
Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 (XE520QAB-K02US)
The Samsung Plus V2 is a luxuriously priced Chromebook with an Intel Core M3-7Y30 CPU at 1.0GHZ, 4GB RAM, and a 64GB SSD. It features a 1920 x 1200 LED display, 2 USB-C ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, and a microSD card reader.
This is one of their best Chromebooks from Samsung that you can currently buy, but it’ll cost you more than triple the price of the entry-level ones.
If you’re looking for a Chromebook with USB-C and don’t care about anything else, you can go cheaper.
Check it out on Amazon.
Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-1HT-C7AZ)
The Acer 14 is a nice, large Chromebook that doesn’t break the bank.
Powered by an Intel Celeron N3450 CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD, this laptop packs a punch. There are two USB-C ports and USB 3.0 ports with a microSD card reader.
The battery is rated to run for 12 hours, which is above average. If you want an all-day battery and more than one USB-C port, this laptop is worthy of your consideration.
The 514 is actually one of the few Chromebooks equipped with a keyboard that lights up.
See the Acer 514 on Amazon.
HP Chromebook 14 (14-ca030nr)
The HP Chromebook 14 has 2 USB-C ports and 2 USB 3.0 ports, a microSD reader, Intel Celeron N3450 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 14” display, 1366 x 768 resolution, 4GB of RAM, and 16GB of RAM.
Not much to say about this particular laptop. It’s an upgradeable Chromebook with an overall positive sentiment. It’s cheap, affordable, and has average specs.
See the HP 14 on Amazon.
Dell Chromebook 14
This Chromebook has 2 USB-C ports and 1 USB 3.0 port. It has a 1920 x 1080 14” display and even includes a fancy stylus pen, not that any particular pen is special.
You can pretty much use any capacitive touch pen on a capacitive touch screen. This laptop has 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage space, and is powered by a 2.2GHz Intel Core i3-8130 CPU.
It is a convertible that lets you swap between laptop and tablet modes.
See the Dell 14 on Amazon.
HP Chromebook x360 14
The HP x360 is a premium Chromebook that features an impressive 8GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 2.2GHz Intel Core i3-8130 CPU.
The display is a 14” screen with FHD resolution. There are dual USB-C ports and USB 3.0 ports. There’s also a microSD card reader.
See the X360 on Amazon.
Acer Chromebook 15 (CB315-2H-25TX)
This is a large screen laptop that’s equipped with 2 USB-C and 2 USB 3.0 ports. It also has a microSD reader, 720p webcam, and a 10h battery.
The CPU is an AMD A4-9120, 4GB RAM, and 32GB SSD. The screen is 15.6” and 1366 x 768-pixel resolution with ComfyView technology. For those looking to play games or watch shows, a larger screen is worth the extra premium.
See the Acer 15 on Amazon.
ASUS Chromebook C423 (C423NA-DH02)
The ASUS C423 is equipped with 2 USB-C ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, and an SD/SDHC/SDXC card reader. The battery runs for 10 hours.
The display is a 14” 1366 x 768p display. It has an Intel Celeron N3350 CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB SSD storage, and an HD cam. Nothing special about this particular Chromebook. The price is average for the specs.
The RAM is on the lower side and DOES bottleneck the machine when you have multiple tabs, apps, or other programs running at the same time. There’s 32GB of storage onboard, which can be expanded with the SD card reader.
See the C423 on Amazon.
ASUS Chromebook C223NA (C223NA-DH02)
This particular ASUS is an entry-level Chromebook with 32GB of space, a Dual-Core Intel Celeron N3350, 11.6” 1366 x 768 display, 2 USB-C ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, microSD card reader, and 4GB RAM. The battery on this model is advertised to run for 10 hours.
See the C223NA on Amazon.
Lenovo 14e (81MH0006US)
This Lenovo Chromebook has 2 USB-C ports and 2 USB 3.0 ports. It’s equipped with a 14” screen at 1080p, A4-9120C APU, 32GB storage, microSD reader, and 4GB RAM.
Nothing particularly special about this model. It’s just average all over the map. The price is average also and cheap enough to be budget-friendly. It’s one of the larger screens for a cheaper price.
See the Lenovo 14e on Amazon.
ASUS C425 (C425TA-DH384)
The C425 has 2 USB-C ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, a microSD card reader, and a 10-hour battery. There’s a 64GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, and an Intel m3-8100Y CPU.
The specs on the C425 are nothing short of impressive, as they’re double or triple the specs of entry-level models. The display is a 1920 x 1080 IPS display.
See the C425 on Amazon.
Lenovo 500e (C425TA-DH384)
The 500e doesn’t have any special mentions. It just comes with your basic Intel Celeron N4100 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 32GB SSD.
The 11.6” display has a 1366 x 768p resolution. It’s a touchscreen and comes with an EMR pen, which is nice. It has dual USB-C ports, a microSD reader, and 3.0 ports.
See the Lenovo 500e on Amazon.
Acer Chromebook Spin 13 (CP713-1WN-53NF)
Another pricey laptop, the Acer Spin 13 has a 13.5” display at 2256 x 1504 resolution, an Intel Quad-Core i5-8250U CPU, 128GB SSD, and 8GB of RAM.
It has 1 USB 3.0 and 2 USB-C ports. Just like the Yoga C630, this laptop runs on the premium end. It also includes a Wacom EMR stylus pen to tackle the IPS touchscreen.
See the Acer Spin on Amazon.
Lenovo Chromebook C340 15 (81T90003US)
The C340 is a moderately priced laptop with an Intel Pentium Gold 4417U CPU, 32GB SSD, 4GB RAM, and 2 USB-C ports.
The display is an average 14” panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and IPS build. There’s also a single USB 3.0 port and a microSD reader.
Samsung Chromebook 4 (XE350XBA-K02US)
This Chromebook has 4GB RAM and your choice of a 32GB or 64GB SSD. You can also upgrade to 6GB RAM with a 64GB SSD. This is the bigger cousin of the 11″ Samsung Chromebook 4 with upgraded specs and military grade construction.
The display is an 15.6” 1920 x 1080 LED screen. It has 1 USB 3.0 and 2 USB-C ports. A large SSD is the appealing factor of this device.
Otherwise, the CPU and low resolution really bottleneck this system. You get what you pay for. It does have a 10-hour battery though.
See the Samsung Chromebook 4 on Amazon.
HP Chromebook x360 11
A smaller version of the 14” x 360, this model has dual USB 3.0 and USB-C ports.
Equipped with a 32GB SSD, 4GB of RAM, and an Intel Celeron N3350 CPU, this thing is an all-around hardy device. The screen is only 768p though at 11.6”, but it’s crafted with Corning Gorilla Glass for extra durability.
Check out the HP x360 on Amazon.
Samsung Chromebook Plus (XE520QAB-K02US)
One of the modestly priced flagship models, this bad boy comes with a Core m3-7Y30 CPU, 4GB RAM, and 64GB SSD.
The display is a 12.2” screen with 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution. There’s also a 13MP camera, built-in pen, and a powerful battery. The device is a two-in-one so it switches between tablet and laptop mode. There’s even an extra camera for meetings or recordings.
There are 2 USB-C ports, 1 USB 3.0, and a microSD card reader. Not as powerful as the higher-end models, but was once a giant among its kind. It’ll still cost you a premium though.
Check out the Plus on Amazon.
Common FAQs about USB-C and Chromebook
Here are some of the most common Q and A about these mysterious new USB ports. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been ignoring the latest trends in the development of USB technology.
This section addresses everything you need to know about how to use USB-C ports on your Chromebook and Chrome OS.
Okay, so what does USB-C do?
What’d the difference between USB C and 3.1
USB 3.0 became the new standard over USB 2.0 after many long years. It offers improved speeds and also is backward compatible with any 2.0 port.
USB 3.1 then capitalizes on USB 3.0’s speed (theoretical bandwidth of 5 Gbps) by doubling it to (10 Gbps).
That’s the major difference between 3.0 and 3.1. Compatible remains the same. Even if your device doesn’t support 3.1, you can still use it in a 3.1 port and vice versa.
USB-C is a completely different ballgame.
The USB Type C connector is different from regular USB ports that we’re all familiar with. USB-C replaces the standard with a connector that allows many new features.
What can you do with USB-C?
- Charge your Chromebook directly through the USB port
- Streaming output in 4K quality
- Connectivity with wireless mice, keyboards, smart home devices, speakers, TVs, etc.
- 10 Gbps speeds
As of now, I only see Chromies using their USB-C ports to charge their device. You can charge your Chromebook using a wall outlet, power bank, or even a car adapter with a USB Type-C interface.
This interface is also universal, which means it doesn’t matter what type of Type-C charger you buy. You can get any generic cable, plug in a power bank at one end, plug in your Chromebook at the other, and voila. The charging LED lights up. Bam.
Some laptops even rely solely on USB-C and won’t charge with anything else. Others only work with their proprietary charger.
This will become the new standard as we move towards connectivity and wireless devices. Many newer laptops already have a USB-C port.
Chromebooks are no exception. This is an emerging “new standard” for devices all around. And I, for one, welcome our new USB overlords.
Do all Chromebooks have USB C?
No, but many newer or more expensive models do.
This list covers all the Chromebooks that come equipped with a USB Type C port.
Does Chrome OS recognize USB-C automatically?
Yes, Chromebooks can utilize the added benefits of USB-C ports.
This means if you have a Chromebook with a USB-C port, you can charge your device, stream in high resolution, read/write or upload/download at high speeds (10 Gbps), or even connect with other wireless devices.
Do I need even need USB-C?
That depends on what you need to do. If you want to “future-proof” your Chromebook and make your investment last, then investing in a Chromebook with USB-C ports is the right move.
Should you buy a laptop with Type-C USB connectors?
- If you plan to keep it for a long time, yes.
- If you want to be able to use the latest tech, yes.
- And if you just want something cheap or you’re old school and don’t care about using cutting edge gadgets, then no.
And if you have a bunch of smart devices, want to stream from your device, or charge your phone, then USB-C is necessary.
The majority of premium (read: expensive) or newer Chromebooks have at least a single USB-C port and a USB 3.0 port built-in.
How to use the USB-C port on a Chromebook
- Simply plug in your compatible device into the port.
- If you’re trying to charge your Chromebook:
- Plug the cable into the power bank or power source
- Plug the other end into the Chromebook
If want to transfer data to and from a USB device, it works just like USB 2.0 and 3.0:
- Plug the USB cable into your Chromebook’s port
- Launch the Finder (click on the bottom left or press the Finder key on your keyboard, which looks like a magnifying glass)
- Open the Files app
- Find the USB device on the left menu
If you want to move files from the USB to your Chromebook:
- Download and move files from the device on your Chromebook by copy and pasting, cutting, or just dragging them and dropping them into your local folders (Downloads or any custom folder you made).
If you want to move files to the USB device, do the opposite:
- Copy and paste them, cut them, or drag and drop them into the device.
Chrome OS recognizes USB-C automatically by default. But compatibility with devices, like smart home devices, is limited. As for charging or file transfers, it works.
All your USB-C belong to us
If you found a Chromebook with USB C that’s not on this list, let me know and I’ll add it.
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Thanks for reading!