Your credit card bill can rack up quickly this time of year, but don't worry, there are still some dirt-cheap laptops on sale post-Black Friday.
One of the cheapest laptops we've seen all year, this Chromebook is a great option if you need to run simple tasks, like browsing the web and checking social feeds and email.
In our Acer Chromebook 14 review, we applauded the laptop's sturdy aluminum chassis, good speaker quality and long battery life. We should note, however, that the laptop we reviewed was slightly different than the model on sale.
Incredibly, this $139 version also comes with an all-metal design, making it one of the cheapest aluminum laptops we've ever come across. You also get a large, 14-inch display, which is a feature you rarely find on a Chromebook.
Given its low-end Intel Atom x5-E8000 processor, you shouldn't expect the Acer Chromebook 14 to perform anything beyond basic tasks. That being said, a 4.4-star user rating after 90 reviews suggests the laptop has plenty of power for most people.
You'll be hard-pressed to find a cheaper laptop than this $139 Acer Chromebook 14, let alone one made entirely of aluminum. With that said, if you want a laptop that feels premium but doesn't sell at a premium price, this is the one to buy.
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Phillip Tracy is the assistant managing editor at Laptop Mag where he reviews laptops, phones and other gadgets while covering the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News covering 5G and IoT. When he's not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, traveling or watching soccer.