Chromebooks are the ultimate lightweight, on-the-go machines, especially for people that want an easy interface without a lot of hassle. ChromeOS comes with built-in virus protection, all the Google apps you know and love, and more — and right now, you can pick up the Acer Chromebook for just $100, down from its usual $170. At less than 3 pounds and not even one inch thick, this little laptop can fit just about anywhere.
A Chromebook isn't meant to be anyone's main computer. It lacks the power for more complex tasks like Photoshop or doing any sort of video editing. For basic word processing and email, though? It's perfect. The portability makes it all the more appealing, too! With an 11.6-inch screen and a spill-resistant design, this Chromebook is almost perfectly suited for whiling away the day in a coffeeshop as you knock out that list of emails you've been meaning to answer.
"Literally what the doctor ordered in this case. I will be bedfast for several weeks due to surgeries this year. I did my research, and this was the best Chromebook in my opinion for the money to get me through it. It set up in minutes and synced with my other things. I can even make phone calls with it if I so choose. It's also large enough, screen wise, to watch movies," said one fiver-star reviewer.
"Bought this to replace my older Acer Chromebook (4 years). It has more onboard memory, two usb-c ports and high definition screen. The screen is amazingly crisp even in sunlight," said another user. "It was a breeze to transfer files from my old Chromebook to this one through the cloud. The sound is much better as well with headphones on Spotify or Prime Music. I'm very happy with it."
If you work mainly through Google Suites (in other words, Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc.), the Chromebook is a perfect solution. All the work is done in the cloud, so you don't need as much on-device processing power. There's still enough onboard storage for a few files, but you won't want to store a ton of images or videos (though you can take advantage of the additional 100GB of storage provided through Google Drive!)
"I love this computer! It does everything I need it to do and it's fast! I had a windows 10 and it was slow, kept freezing and very confusing, will never purchase one of those again!" said one fan.
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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