Amazon isn't the only place to find a great deal; these Best Buy sales are too good to miss
Amazon's Prime Day is in full swing, and it's the place to be for most of the best deals around. However, other major retailers are countering some of Amazon's specials with their own sales events. Best Buy, for example, is hosting a Black Friday in July sale with a ton of great deals on everything tech. While a lot of these products can be found at Amazon — and in many cases at a slightly better price — there are some standout deals that Amazon isn't hosting.
Usable Chromebooks don’t get much cheaper than this
If you're looking for a capable Chromebook on a tight budget, the Acer Spin 311 is one of the more competent options in the sub-$250 segment. It has an 11.6-inch touch display, a thin and light chassis for ultimate portability, and it offers a nice balance between performance and battery life. We liked it so much that we named it the Best Value pick in our roundup of the best cheap Chromebooks, and today's discount only amplifies that sentiment.
A powerful 8-core processor and 2-in-1 touchscreen design under $200 is hard to beat
Nowadays, it's easier than ever to find a cheap Chromebook that gets the job done. However, even at budget-friendly price tags, these nimble little machines raise the bar on just what to expect in terms of performance and value. The Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is one of those machines, packing a surprisingly powerful set of hardware under the hood and combining it with a versatile 2-in-1 design.
Enjoy a simple and fuss-free computing experience
There are a lot of different Chromebooks on the market today, with many different manufacturers entering the arena to offer their specific brands of computing. Acer, in particular, makes a variety of Chromebooks, ranging from compact budget laptops to high-end gaming laptops.
Get 12 hours of battery life, a widescreen Full HD touch display, and HDR camera for just $250
The Acer Chromebook 315 is by no means a cheap Chromebook, with its regular price tag clocking in at $600 for this versatile little machine. With features such as a widescreen IPS touch display and extensive battery life, that price is rather fair in terms of the value this laptop offers. However, a deal like this comes around every so often and helps you go from "eh, maybe I'll buy it but let me keep browsing" straight to "yeah, I should definitely check this out" just by looking at the discounted price. Thanks to this deal, the Acer Chromebook 315 can easily be considered one the best Chromebooks to go with for just $250.
This is the 2-in-1 budget Chromebook you've been looking for
A good budget Chromebook typically falls in the $250 - $350 price range, but what if you need to go even cheaper than that? There are certainly some options, such as the sub-$100 plastic machines that pop up around Black Friday, but you really are getting into bottom-of-the-barrel performance and usability at that point. Enter the Chromebook Spin 311, from Acer. It's a laptop with a 11.6-inch touchscreen that hits a nice sweet spot between functionality and affordability. It typically retails between $200 to $250, but right now it's on sale for just $150.
That's a great discount on our favorite Acer Chromebook
All it takes is a quick glance to realize that Acer's 516 GE is not your typical Chromebook. It has this big, beautiful 16-inch display, a rich port selection, and a bright RGB keyboard. All of this is backed by superb performance and nearly 10 hours of battery life. It's built for gaming, but we named it the overall best Acer Chromebook of 2023. And right now you can pick one up for just $449.
The Vero lineup makes its education debut, along with three other Chromebooks
Acer makes some of the best Chromebooks around and regularly releases new models. We saw the company unveiled the Chromebox CXI5 (yes, that’s box, not book) at CES earlier this year, but that was aimed at the average consumer. Acer has now announced a new lineup of Chromebooks designed specifically for education clients. It includes the company’s first-ever Vero-series Chromebook specifically for education.
A compact traveler and an oversized productivity machine go up against each other in this Chromebook comparison
The HP Chromebook 14 and the Acer Chromebook 317 are both clamshell laptops available with touch displays, and they have a similar upper-range price that might make it harder to choose between the two. However, their significant size difference and feature set will likely appeal to different types of users.
Two Chromebooks enter, but only one is needed. Which one is right for you?
Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook Go and Acer's Chromebook Spin 311 are affordable laptops with many similarities. They have a similar resolution display, offer a similar performance level, and are both fairly compact with a sleek build. The Galaxy Chromebook Go doesn't have a convertible build, but its optional 4G LTE connectivity makes it quite versatile, especially for those often working outside of Wi-Fi range. On the other hand, the Spin 311's convertible design makes it easy to use as a tablet, and its smaller size is ideal for traveling or children. It's so good that we included it in our list of the best Chromebooks as a value option. Let's take a more extensive look at the pros and cons of these two Chromebooks to help you decide which one is better suited to your needs.
Need a new Chromebook? One of these is great for casual users, while the other is made for business. We compare to help you decide.
Acer's Chromebook Spin 311 and Lenovo's ThinkPad C14 Chromebook are considered some of the best Chromebooks around, but they're each made for a different type of user. The Spin 311 is an affordable Chromebook that's great for casual users and kids, while the ThinkPad C14 Chromebook offers a heavy business spin for professionals.
The high-end Flex 5i Chromebook goes up against the budget Acer Chromebook Spin 311
Choosing your next Chromebook can be a tough decision, especially when dealing with two of the best Chromebooks on the market today. The 13-inch Lenovo Flex 5i Chromebook represents an all-around productivity machine with extra performance from the 11th Gen Intel Core processor (CPU) — however, it is becoming harder to find. The Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is a more affordable laptop with excellent battery life and enough power to get you through a school or work day.
It may be neat, tidy, and upgradeable, but that's a Chromebox and a USB-C monitor
While there aren't many awesome new Chromebooks at CES 2023, we're seeing some Chrome diversity from Acer in what it's calling a "modular" all-in-one, the Acer Add-in-One 24. (No, that's not a typo. Yes, really.) Before we dive into this enigma of a desktop bundle, we first begin with its heart: the Acer Chromebox CXI5. It's been two years since its predecessor, the CXI4, and while the exterior design is quite similar, it's getting the 12th Gen Intel processors it needs to keep up with its enterprise competitors.
There's still time to get high-end performance at mid-range prices
Chromebooks have long been fighting the reputation for being these low-end budget machines, only up for handling simple tasks like email and web browsing. That couldn't be the furthest thing from the truth, and we've got plenty of options these days for users who need more power. If you're in the market for that kind of machine, we've actually got a few here that are currently on sale, with Lenovo's IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook and Acer's 516 GE Cloud Gaming Chromebook both still available with their massive Cyber Monday discounts.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 714 is a touchscreen powerhouse featuring a 12th Intel Core i5 processor
Black Friday may be over, but there are still a ton of deals you can pick up for Cyber Monday. Among the many deals that we've discussed this past week, Chromebook deals have been somewhat underwhelming, particularly compared to deals on smartphones, audio, and smart home products. But that changes today with a remarkable deal on one of the best Chromebooks we've come across over the years, the Acer Chromebook Spin 714. You can now get this Chromebook for just $479, an astonishing $250 off the MSRP.
From lightweight laptops to Pixelbook successors, there's a new Chromebook in your future
While phones and tablets might get the bulk of the attention when it comes to Cyber Monday deals, Chromebooks deals can get downright chaotic. Starting at prices like $80 — we've even seen $50 in the past — Chromebook sales can be so sweet, but you'll have to pay extra attention to avoid "deals" that are really just what a 2019 Chromebook should cost when it's three years old.
Don't miss out on these capable Chrome OS machines while they're still on sale
Chromebooks are in a better place than ever before. Chrome OS itself constantly sees a more streamlined implementation, while hardware continues to get more powerful and efficient, enabling high performance and long battery life. Low prices have always been an enticing reason to use one of today's best Chromebooks over a more traditional laptop, and with the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale, that's especially true now.
You get less power than the Spin 713 but the same awesome touchscreen
Chromebooks have traditionally fallen into one of two extremes: affordable Chromebooks with meager processors and even more meager screens or premium, ultra-powerful Chromebooks with shorter battery life. The best Chromebook around, the Acer Chromebook Spin 713, falls in the latter category with a gorgeous 400-nit touchscreen, a beefy i5 processor, and just enough battery to maybe get through a short workday without needing a charger. But what if you wanted that premium screen and build quality with a little less horsepower and a little more longevity?
It also brought a ruggedly underwhelming Chrome OS tablet
Next @ Acer unveiled a whole slew of PCs and desktops, but alongside those announcements came two brand-new Chromebooks — and the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (3H) that we previewed two weeks ago. The Acer Chromebook Tab 510 is another 10-inch Snapdragon-powered Chrome OS tablet with a mind towards durability. However, with only "Up to 4GB RAM", you'll likely want to skip it in lieu of 8GB models like the HP Chromebook X2 (which is still $300 off right now) or the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5, which are two of the best Chromebooks on the market today.
Go get you some of them sweet Xe graphics
Acer's high-end Chromebooks hit an interesting sweet spot in the category. They're nice enough to be head and shoulders above most of the budget stuff (including Acer's own cheaper Chromebooks), but still well south of four figures and sitting comfortably in the "midrange" of the broader laptop landscape. The latest version of the Chromebook Spin 713 is one that eager Chrome OS fans have been waiting on for a while, and it's now on sale at Best Buy.