Now that we’re spending a lot more time at home, the demand for a compact Chromebook has spiked, from students looking for a cheap educational tool to others just looking for a web browsing device that has the battery to last for ages during those bedtime Netflix binges.
If you’ve been waiting for a good deal, now’s the time to act — grab Acer’s Chromebook Spin 311 for just $229 at Walmart, which is a big $70 saving off the list price!
While we haven’t personally reviewed the Chromebook Spin 311, the spec list here paired with a seriously low price makes us confident that this is an absolute steal for anyone looking to get a Chromebook the whole family can use.
A MediaTek ARM-based Octa-core processor with 4GB RAM will do the trick at keeping those multiple tabs running smoothly, while 32GB of on-board storage isn’t as consequential to an OS that relies on an online connection, but it’s good enough for storing those offline Chrome apps.
And, of course, the showpiece is a 360-degree hinge, turning that 11.6-inch HD touchscreen into a tablet whenever you want a casual sofa browsing experience. Plus, you can confidently stay untethered with 15-hour battery life.
But do shop around — the market for cheap laptops is a big one! Check out our best laptop deals hub.
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Jason brings a decade of tech and gaming journalism experience to his role as a writer at Laptop Mag. He takes a particular interest in writing articles and creating videos about laptops, headphones and games. He has previously written for Kotaku, Stuff and BBC Science Focus. In his spare time, you'll find Jason looking for good dogs to pet or thinking about eating pizza if he isn't already.