Chrome OS Stories March 8, 2016

expiredAsus Chromebit turns any HDMI display into a Chrome OS computer for $70 shipped (Reg. $90)

Update (3/8 1:30pm): This deal is now also available via Amazon.

Newegg has the Asus Chromebit Chrome OS Mini PC for $69.99 shipped. That’s $20 off the original list price, $15 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we’ve seen for it by $15. 

This candy bar sized device can turn any display with an HDMI input into a full Chrome OS computer. With dual-band a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 you get a super fast connection from wireless peripherals. It also has 16GB Flash memory storage and it comes with an HDMI extender cable so you can work around more than a few wiring situations. Rated 3.7/5 stars by over 100 Amazon shoppers.

Chrome OS Stories November 22, 2015

expiredSamsung 11-inch Chromebook 2 2.16GHz/2GB/16GB SSD: $149 shipped (Reg. $190+)

Best Buy offers the Samsung 11-inch Chromebook 2 XE500C12-K01US 2.16GHz/2GB/16GB SSD for $149 shipped. Also available at Amazon for $1 more. This is a savings of $101 off the original price, $41 less than the next reputable seller and the lowest current price we can find. Rated 4.4/5 stars by over 400 Amazon customers.

Features include:

  • Intel Celeron 2.16 GHz Processor
  • 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 16 GB Solid-State Drive (SSD); No CD or DVD drive
  • 11.6 inches 1366 x 768 pixels LED-lit Screen
  • Chrome Operating System; Silver Chassis

Chrome OS Stories October 20, 2015

Acer Chromebook w/ full HD display 1.50GHz/4GB/16GB SSD: $249 shipped (Reg. $279)

Best Buy offers the Acer Chromebook 1.50GHz/4GB/16GB SSD (model CB5-571-C4G4) for $249 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $30 and the lowest price we’ve ever seen. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars from Best Buy reviewers. Features and tech specs include:

Google Chrome OS Automatically downloads and installs security and software updates, so you don’t have to waste your time managing patches and waiting for restarts.

15.6″ display with a wide viewing angle Enjoy brilliant colors in your photos and videos. 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. LED backlight.

Intel® Celeron® processor 3205U Entry-level dual-core processor for general e-mail, Internet and productivity tasks.

4GB system memory for basic multitasking Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.

16GB hard drive for decent file storage space Holds a modest collection of digital photos, music and videos.

Chrome OS Stories July 20, 2015

Following the success of Raspberry Pi, small simplistic computers are seeing a huge boom in popularity over the last year. Non-traditional operating systems are finding a place in schools and with at home tinkerers looking for a new challenge. From Chromebooks to Ubuntu, more and more consumers are looking for Windows and Mac alternatives.

After being announced last month, Jide Tech launched its Kickstarter campaign for the $30 Remix Mini Android PC five days ago and the response has been astonishing.  expand full story

Chrome OS Stories June 30, 2015

expiredAcer 11-inch Chromebook 2.16GHz/2GB/16GB (refurb): $110 shipped (Orig. $200)

The official Acer eBay Store offers its manufacturer refurbished 11-inch Chromebook (CB3-111-C8UB) 2.16GHz/2GB/16GB for $109.99 with free shipping. This laptop originally had a list price of $200, today’s deal is $60 better than Amazon’s new condition price, $20 less than our previous mention and the best current offering. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Features include a 11.6-inch display, 2.16GHz Celeron N2830 processor, 2GB of memory and a 16GB hard drive. A HDMI output and digital media reader are bult-in, it runs on the Chrome OS and includes a 90-day manufacturer’s warranty.

If you’re after a slight bump in performance and a larger screen, check out this deal on a Toshiba Chromebook.

Chrome OS Stories May 29, 2015

expiredAcer Chromebox 1.4GHz/2GB/16GB w/ Keyboard + Mouse $120 shipped (Reg. $150+)

Newegg offers the Acer Chromebox (CXI-2GKM) 1.4/GHz/2GB/16GB Desktop with Keyboard and Mouse for $129.99. Coupon code EMCASNW66 drops the total down to $119.99 with free shipping. That’s $60 off the original price, $30 better than Amazon’s current offering and the lowest we can currently find it. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

Features:

  • Intel® Celeron® Processor 2957U (1.4GHz, 2MB L3 Cache)
  • Google Chrome Operating System
  • 16GB SSD
  • 2GB DDR3L Memory
  • Intel® HD Graphics
  • Digital Media Card Reader -Secure Digital™ (SD) Card
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless
  • Bluetooth® 4.0
  • High-Definition Audio Support
  • 4- USB 3.0 Ports (2 front & 2 rear)
  • 1- HDMI™ Port
  • 1- Display Port
  • USB Keyboard and Mouse

Chrome OS Stories February 17, 2015

The official Samsung Store has its 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 for $299.99 shipped. When you enter the coupon code SD50CHROME at checkout the price drops to only $249.99 shipped. That’s $50 off the regular price as well as $50 below most other retailers we found.

This Chromebook features:

  • 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 16 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 11.6-Inch Screen, 1366 x 768 LED HD Resolution
  • Chrome OS, 8.0-hour battery life

Amazon shoppers gave it 4.4/5 stars and excellent reviews.

Also, still live on Amazon is this Acer Chromebook for only $159 right now.

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Chrome OS Stories September 29, 2014

expiredHP Chromebox CB1 desktop computer 1.4GHz/2GB RAM/16GB SSD $139 shipped (Reg. $180)

Amazon has the HP Chromebox CB1 desktop computer in white (CB1-014) for $138.64 shipped (you’ll see the final price in the cart). That’s around $111 under the original listing, $41 under HP’s price and the best price we’ve seen by $11.

Along with Google’s Chrome OS, it features 2GB DDR3 RAM, a 16GB solid state drive and Intel HD graphics running on a Intel Celeron 2955U processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. It also has HDMI/DisplayPort connection and a 1 year hardware and technical support warranty.

Transform any compatible monitor or TV with the HP Chromebox and safely access your favorite websites and Google Chrome apps in seconds. The HP Chomebox lets you connect to the Internet via WiFi or Ethernet network.

It has received a 4.2/5 star rating from 50 Amazon customers. With your savings, the matching white Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard has very good user ratings and Amazon’s 6.5-foot basic HDMI cables have solid reviews and are currently $2 off. While this Chromebox will work on your TV, the HP envy monitors (very similar to the ones seen in the image above) are currently going for $258 shipped at Newegg ($275 at Amazon, Reg. $300)

Chrome OS Stories August 14, 2014

Newegg is offering the ASUS M004U Chromebox with a $20 Newegg promotional gift card for $169 shipped. Adding the $20 GC, that’s $51 under the original price and the best current value available.

While, you can also knock an additional $10 off at Newegg with a mail in rebate, Amazon is currently offering this same model for $159.99 shipped. If you aren’t interested in the Newegg credit, this is the lowest direct dollar price we’ve seen on this highly rated Chromebox. Like Newegg, Amazon is also offering an additional $10 off via its own post-purchase rebate, for those interested.

It features Google’s Chrome OS running on a Celeron 2955U (1.4GHz) with 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 16GB SSD and Intel HD graphics. The Chromebox “houses a processor powerful enough for ultrafast multitasking performance in Chrome OS and the connectivity options to choose your own screen size, connect to multiple displays at once. While ASUS displays are recommended, any HDTV or monitor with HDMI or DisplayPort will do the trick.

The ASUS M004U Chromebox has received a 4.5/5 star rating from over 260 Amazon customers and is ranked as the #1 Best Selling Desktop Computer

We also have some other solid Chrome OS devices like the HP Chromebox CB1 desktop computer 1.4GHz/2GB RAM/16GB SSD for $150 shipped (Reg. $180) and the Lenovo IdeaPad 11.6-Inch Touchscreen Chromebook for $300 shipped (Reg. $330+).

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Chrome OS Stories February 6, 2014

expiredSamsung Chromebook 11″ WiFi/2GB/16GB SSD (Used-Very Good) from $113 Shipped (Reg. $250 new)

Update (2/7): ‘Very Good’ used condition models now available for $112.74 

Update: While supplies last, there are ‘like-new’ condition units available for $137.26.

Amazon Warehouse Deals is offering a Samsung Chromebook in ‘very good’ used condition for $134.37 with free shipping. That’s $115 below retail for a new unit and $35 better than past deals for refurbs. Of note, refurbished/used Chromebooks are not eligible for the 100GB of Google Drive space promotion. The Samsung Chromebook provides an 11.6-inch display, Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual Core Processor, 2GB of RAM, USB 3.0, and HDMI.

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

If you’re looking for a bigger screen/increased performance, check out this deal on a manufacturer refurbished 14″ HP Pavilion Chromebook.

Chrome OS Stories November 17, 2013

expiredAcer C7 11.6-inch Chromebook w/ 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD: $130 shipped (Reg. $230)

Groupon is offering the manufacturer refurbished Acer C7 11.6-inch Chromebook with 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD for $130 shipped. That’s $100 off the regular listing and Amazon’s price, $10 cheaper than our previous mention on a refurbished unit, and the current lowest price we can find. Inside, this thing has a 1.1GHz Intel dual core processor, 2GB RAM, Chrome OS, all running on a super quick 16GB SSD. This deal comes in iron grey and comes with a 90 day warranty directly from Acer.

The Acer C7 Chromebook has received a 4 out of 5 star review among Amazon customers. A full list of specs can be found below:

Acer C7 11.6-inch Chromebook w/ 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD: $130 shipped (Reg. $230)

Chrome OS Stories October 15, 2013

Google recently unveiled a new sub $300 HP-made Chromebook, said to be based on the design of the Chromebook Pixel. It is set to launch on October 16 starting at $280 through Amazon, Google Play, and Best Buy as well as other retailers. Today, MacMall is offering preorders on the new HP Chromebook 11 with a $10 discount, bringing the total down to $270 with free shipping. This also sees the device’s price draw even nearer to Samsung’s 11-inch $249 option.

It features an 11.6″ IPS display with 16:9 aspect ratio at 1366 x 768, VGA webcam, Two USB 2.0 ports, MicroUSB for 15.75W charging, SlimPort video output, 802.11a/b/g/n, built-in optional 3G and  Bluetooth 4.0. It also comes with 16 GB of storage plus 100GB of Google Drive space.

HP Chromebook 11, 1.70GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC pre-order $10 off: $270 shipped (Reg. $280)

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Ebay is offering the Refurbished Acer 11.6″ Chromebook 2GB 320GB Chrome OS for only $159.99 shipped. That’s 30% off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen for this Chromebook.  Amazon sells the same model (New) for $280 and their customers gave positve reviews with a solid 4/5 stars rating.

The Acer C7 Chromebook is simple to use and stays up-to-date automatically. It boots-up in less than 20 seconds, never slows down, and requires almost zero setup or maintenance.

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Chrome OS Stories September 19, 2013

Groupon is offering a manufacturer refurbished 11.6″ Acer C7 Chromebook with 2GB of RAM and a 16GB solid state drive for $140 shipped. This is $90 off the new regular listing, $60 off Amazon’s new price, beats our previous refurb. mention by $10 and is the current lowest price on a manufacturer refurbished unit. This is just $10 more than the cheapest Chromebook we have ever seen, and that option didn’t have a solid state drive. The Acer C7 runs Google’s Chrome OS with a 1.1GHz Intel Celeron dual-core processor and features 3 USB ports, an HDMI port, and packs nearly 4 hours of battery life in a single charge.

11.6″ Acer C7 Chromebook w/ 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD: $140 shipped (Reg. $199 new)

Continually updated, always new, the Acer C7 Chromebook keeps getting better and better. It starts in seconds, has virus protection built in, and runs your favorite Google apps plus thousands more. At about an inch thin and 3 lbs. light, this Chromebook goes wherever you go and keeps your files safe and secure in the cloud.

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