Like any device, Chromebooks have their advantages and their disadvantages.
Chromebooks are Google’s take on the laptop. They run a slimmed-down operating system optimized for getting on the web with just the Chrome browser and Chrome apps. If you can do everything in your browser with web-based services and online storage, you can switch to a Chromebook.
Many Chromebook users haven’t actually “switched” to a Chromebook — they’ve purchased a Chromebook as an additional device, not one that replaces their current computer entirely. A Chromebook is the simple laptop you pick up when you need to browse the web, watch videos, type emails, write documents, and do other things you can accomplish in a browser. But let’s assume you actually want to switch to a Chromebook.
The Acer Chromebook Deals:
- Haswell 720 Acer Chromebook 11.6-Inch, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD, HDMI port, USB 3, 8.5-hour battery life: $149.99 Refurb or $199 new at Amazon shipped (few bucks more for 32GB Storage).
- Same as above Acer 11.6″ Chromebook 2 GB 16 GB | C720-2802 Official Acer eBay Outlet Store: $149.99 shipped
- Acer 11.6″ C7 Chromebook 2GB 16GB Chrome OS Celeron (Refurb) | $139.99 C710-2856 Official Acer eBay Outlet Store
- Acer C710-2856 11.6″ Chromebook Intel Celeron 847 1.1Ghz 2GB RAM 16GB SSD (Refurb) $119.99 shipped at Newegg
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