You’d think I’m constantly upgrading to the latest Chrome OS laptop. Nope. Here’s why I’m still using a Chromebook that debuted in 2018.
Interested in buying my 2021 Chromebook of the year pick at a $200 discount? The Acer Chromebook Spin 713, with an 11th-gen Intel Core i5 processor is now on sale for $499.
This year, every thing good from the prior model was carried over to the 2021 Acer Chromebook Spin 713 edition. And it’s improved with 11th-gen Intel chips and Thunderbolt 4 support. A current sale can save you $80.
There’s a Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 sale currently available that’s almost as good as the Amazon Prime Day Deal. You can grab the very capable mid-range Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 for $355.99 today.
A current $100 discount brings the Core i3 Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 down from its $699.99 price. Yes, it’s last year’s Core i3 but it has 8 GB of memory and that nice QLED display.
A more powerful Asus Chromebook Flip C536 / CX5 with Core i5 and 16 GB of memory is coming soon. But you’ll pay quite a bit more for these upgrades over the current $569 model.
At MWC 2021, the new Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5i and 5i devices debuted. Starting at $439.99, these look to piggyback on the success of last year’s Flex 5.
If you’re often near outlets, last year’s Galaxy Chromebook limited battery life isn’t a huge issue. At $849, you can now get the Core i5, 256 GB Samsung Galaxy Chromebook for $150 off.
Starting this fall, I’ll be pursuing a Masters in Computer Science at Georgia Tech. Here’s how I think Linux on Chromebooks just might get me through the program.
Asus held its CES 2021 news back until the final day of the show, announcing a trio of new Chromebooks. Two are large 15.6-inch clamshells, while one is a 14-inch convertible. You can choose between Intel 11th gen chips among two while an AMD Ryzen powers another.
Currently in the running for my Chromebook of the year pick, the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 is an amazing value at $629. And it’s currently discounted $80, making it an even better deal at $549.