Acer’s gaming Chromebook just hit its lowest price ever

Man using Acer Chromebook 516 GE on a wooden table next to a coffee mug
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Acer's Chromebook 516 GE is the laptop maker's first gaming Chromebook. It's also one of the best Windows laptop alternatives around. 

For a limited time, you can get the Acer Chromebook 516 GE for just $549 (opens in new tab) at Best Buy. That's $100 off its normal price of $649 and of course the lowest price ever for this newly released cloud gaming notebook. Sweetening the deal, Best Buy is tossing in a free SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless RGB Gaming Mouse (valued at $50) and Webroot Internet Security With Antivirus Protection (valued at $30). 

This is one of the best Chromebook deals you can get this holiday season.

Acer Chromebook 516 GE:  $649 (opens in new tab)

Acer Chromebook 516 GE: $649 $549 @Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the Acer Chromebook 516 GE cloud gaming laptop. Powered by Intel's powerful 12th Gen processor, it's optimized for Nvidia GeForce Now's top tier gameplay. The Acer Chromebook 516 GE packs a gorgeous 16-inch (2560 x 1600) 120Hz display, Intel Core i5-1240P 12-core CPU, 8GB or RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics and 256GB SSD. 

Acer's Chromebook 516 GE is a top-rated Chromebook optimized for Nvidia's GeForce Now top tier cloud gaming. It's also one of the best for college students, business pros, and anyone else looking for a capable PC. It features a 16-inch (2560 x 1600) 120Hz display, Intel Core i5-1240P 12-core CPU, 8GB or RAM and Intel Iris Xe graphics. For fast file transfers and storage, it's configured with a 256GB solid state drive. 

Although we didn't test this laptop, Acer Chromebook 516 GE reviews at Best Buy rate it 4.8 out of 5-stars. Owners happy with their purchase like its powerful, snappy performance, fantastic display, reliable Wi-Fit 6E, and 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port. The laptop's build quality and comfortable, responsive keyboard were also a hit among owners. 

Whether you want to surprise someone special or upgrade your laptop, you can't go wrong with the Acer Chromebook 516 GE. At just under $550, it's an excellent value for the price. 

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost,, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.