A lot of attention is paid to operating systems of Apple and Microsoft but you should spare a good, long hard thought for ChromeOS. When it was launched in 2011, it was met with great scepticism but Google has kept the faith and infused it with some great features, the latest of which is support for Google Play apps.

As the name suggests, the Asus Chromebook Flip C100PA notebook runs ChromeOS. At its heart is a quad-core RK3288X Rockchip processor running at 1.8GHz, and it also has up to 4GB of RAM and 16GB of eMMC storage. We’d compare it as an alternative it to an iPad Pro because it has a nifty trick up its sleeve: the ability to flip into a tablet.

That 10.1-inch wide-view angle LED display may flap behind Apple’s flagship tablet but it hinges back over the keyboard and becomes a touchscreen marvel that can be used for up to nine hours on a single battery charge. Sounds good? That’s not even the half of it. It also has topquality stereo speakers that pump out high-fidelity surround sound at up to 80dB, making it great for enjoying your music or watching movies