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Newegg is offering a Samsung Chromebook 11.6″ WiFi/2GB/16GB Flash bundled with a free 500GB USB3.0 portable hard drive for $230 with free shipping. That is a total savings of $70 off the value of this budnle if purchased separately. The Samsung Chromebook provides an 11.6-inch display, Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual Core Processor, 2GB of RAM, 2 USB ports, and HDMI.  The free hard drive will automatically be applied to your order when you put the Chromebook in your shopping cart.

9to5Google reviewed the Chromebook and found it to be perfect for light computing (web browsing, word processing, email, etc).

At $250, this is a no-brainer buy for many people. Just for Google’s bump in services alone, this is a compelling offer. Google gives you 100 GB of online space—something that normally costs $60 per year—free. It also hooks you up with 12 Gogo in-flight Internet vouchers that are worth around $10 each. That means (on data costs alone) the Chromebook breaks free just after two years of use. Plus, you get a very usable machine to ‘boot’.

So, who is this for? If you depend on your computer’s speed for your livelihood, this computer is going to be frustratingly slow. Get a faster machine like a high-end MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. However, if you want to have a backup machine or a secondary machine, the Samsung Chromebook makes a lot of sense for emergencies.

Amazon reviewers love it too, extending a 4 star rating from over 2,400 entries. Screen Shot 2013-07-14 at 10.45.18 AM

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