Lenovo Chromebook C340 entry-level 2-in-1 is $70 off: a basic Chromebook for $250

I routinely scour Amazon and Best Buy for Chromebook deals and thought I found one on the 11.6-inch Lenovo Chromebook C340. Best Buy has dropped the price from $299 to $259. But I wouldn’t buy that model, even though it has a $40 discount, unless you have to have your new gadget right away.

Instead, Lenovo is directly selling a slightly better configuration of Lenovo Chromebook C340 in Platinum Grey for $249.99. You’ll get double the local storage on this entry-level 2-in-1 for $10 less if you order it direct. The only potential downside is that Lenovo says these are shipping in 10-12 business days.

Although this is a low-end device, it is fairly new with Lenovo announcing the model in August of last year, with availability a month later. Still you should keep in mind that this is a small, Celeron-powered model with just 4 GB of memory. So it’s best suited for students, basic browsing and the occasional Android app based on these specs:

CPUIntel Celeron N4000
dual-core
GPUIntel UHD 600
Memory4 GB LPDDR4-2400
Storage64 GB eMMC 5.1 storage
and microSD card slot
Display11.6-inch 1366 x 768 IPS
glossy touchscreen, 250 nits
ConnectivityIntel 9560 802.11AC (2 x 2)
and Bluetooth 4.2
PortsTwo USB Type-C (3.1) and two
USB Type-A (3.1), combo mic/headphone
InputNon-backlit keyboard,
multi-touch trackpad, 720p webcam
Audio2 x 2W speakers
Battery42 WHr battery, claimed runtime
up to 10 hours
Software supportAutomatic Chrome OS updates through
June 2026

If you’d rather have the same configuration in Sand Pink, you can order that directly for $269.99. I have that version in house and it’s a fairly light pink; stay tuned for a review later this week.

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