These days, a laptop or tablet is an essential tool for learning or working. And while it’s easy to splurge on the latest technology, there are also plenty of options available that won’t break the bank.
If you’re looking to add an affordable new laptop to your (or your child’s) arsenal, Amazon Canada’s current sale on the popular Acer Chromebook is one you’ll want to check out.
The Acer Chromebook 311 is 33 percent off right now, and shoppers say it’s “a great little laptop for the value.”
$269 at Amazon
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What is that?
Normally retailing for $269, this compact and portable Chromebook is a budget-friendly option, especially at its sale price of $180. A simple setup connects your device to your Google account, providing easy access to email, Google Drive, the Google Chrome browser and more. The laptop also comes with an impressive HDR camera so you’ll look your best on video calls.
A 10-hour battery life means you won’t have to worry about recharging throughout the day, and a lightweight design (it weighs just under one kilogram) lets you take this laptop with you wherever you go.
For those looking for more information on the nitty gritty about this Chromebook, there is a Dual-Core Intel Celeron N4000 Processor, 11.6″ HD Widescreen ComfyView LED-backlit IPS Display and 4GB of memory.
It also comes with two USB-C ports, and two USB 3.1 ports to connect to all of your other devices. Two built-in stereo speakers provide sound, as well as a headphone jack if you want to keep things quiet for those around you.
$269 at Amazon
What shoppers are saying
Backed by a 4.4-star rating from more than 1,200 customer reviews, the Acer Chromebook 311 has been called “A great Chromebook at an awesome price!”
One reviewer noted that it’s “great for schoolwork” since it’s “compact for a small desk” and its smaller size makes it easy to carry around throughout the day. It was also praised as “easy to set up” and “perfect for distance learning.”
“I absolutely love my first Chromebook!” raved one critic.
“Does the job without any issues,” said another.
Since this laptop runs on the Chrome operating system, some reviewers have noted that it is better suited for “basic” functions, including online browsing, watching videos, streaming, social media and some school work.
This Chromebook is an affordable choice, especially at the current sale price of $180. It has a smaller screen size and limited capabilities, but the trade-offs result in a simple and lightweight laptop suitable for light computing and everyday use.
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