Chromebooks are always a great option for anyone seeking a reliable, affordable machine for light productivity and online services. That’s extra true today, however, as you can pick up a refurbished Acer or Dell Chromebook for less than $80 bucks each, which is more than $200 off their usual asking price. Here’s a closer look at both Chromebooks:
$57 (was $289)
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Chromebook in this price range that offers more than the Acer N7 C731. With a 13-hour battery life, 1366×768 resolution, 4GB RAM, an 11.6-inch display, this has everything you need to send emails, browse the web, or access documents remotely. If you only need something affordable to handle word processing or other light tasks, this deserves a closer look. This Chromebook has a “B” refurbished rating due to light scuffing, but it should still operate like new.
$80 (was $289)
The Dell Chromebook 5190 is a great device for browsing the web, streaming your favorite shows, or tackling a bit of work. It features an 11.6-inch touchscreen, 4GB RAM, and a spill-resistant keyboard and protective bumpers to prevent an accident from putting it out of commission. That makes this a great travel item, as it’s small enough to fit into most bags and resilient enough to withstand a beating. And while it’s not new, this Dell Chromebook also received a “B” refurbished rating.
If neither of the above products caught your eye (or you’re interested in laptops that are better for gaming), check out our roundup of the best cheap gaming laptops. These are much more expensive than the Chromebooks above, though they’re about as budget-friendly as gaming laptops get.
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