Is there a list of recommended chromebooks?
I'm looking for a mid/low-end chromebook that can play stadia in 1080p without hiccups. Preferably with a hdmi out port and a wired network connection.
Would be neat with a "Stadia certified" scheme ....
I could be wrong but I don't think any Chromebooks are currently available with an ethernet port - you'd need to use some manner of USB-ethernet adapter in order to plug into a wired network.
Other than that, pretty much any modern Chromebook should run Stadia at 1080p without putting up too much of a struggle. I'd personally recommend something with at least 8GB of RAM - not specifically for Stadia but just because Chrome loves its RAM.
I ended up buying an Acer Chromebook CB714 that I found on sale. Stadia plays just fine in 1080p (balanced) on it over wifi.
It has a 14" full hd multitouch screen, an 8 gen Intel core I3 cpu, 4Gb memory and an integrated GPU that does hardware decoding of the stadia stream.
It does not have a HDMI output nor wired ethernet. But I suppose I'll get some adapters at some point.