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Curious about Chromebooks? One of the best ones is really affordable today

Now might be the moment to take the plunge.


Mike Wehner


Posted on Apr 2, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 4:14 am CDT

Chromebooks carry a special appeal because they aren’t like regular laptops. They run Google‘s minimalist Chrome OS instead of a traditional operating system, but if you’re mostly the Web-surfing, writing, and YouTube-watching type, they could be the perfect devices for you.

Still, they remain largely a niche laptop. But Google is trying to change that, and pique the interest of curious users. It’s mostly doing that with a big price drops every now and then. And here’s its latest. 

Best Buy has a one-day deal that will be hard to ignore. One of the highest-rated Chromebooks—with double the storage of most of its peers, no less—is temporarily on sale for the low price of $179.99


The Acer C720P Chromebook has an 11.6-inch screen, 1.4GHz Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of memory, and a hefty 32GB solid-state hard drive. The 720p display also doubles as a touchscreen. It normally costs between $250 and $300, depending on the retailer, and it carries a near-perfect 4.5-star rating on both Amazon and Best Buy. It has over 700 reviews on the latter site.

It goes without saying, but $179.99 for the C720P is a pretty great deal. The fact that it only lasts for one day means that stock will probably move fast. If you’ve been waiting for a crazy price drop to convince you to jump into the Chromebook world, this might be your cue. 

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*First Published: Apr 2, 2015, 2:19 pm CDT