We like Chromebooks here. I like them so much I want another. I have the Acer C720 with 4GB of RAM and an 11″ screen. I want one with an IPS display. I want 1920×1080 resolution. I almost bought a Toshiba Chromebook 2. But then the Dell Chromebook 13 showed up with it’s glass trackpad and carbon fiber awesomeness.
But those premium materials push the cost up. The base price for the Dell Chromebook 13 is $430 on Dell.com — $100 more than the Toshiba. For a while, there was a model with 2GB of RAM available for $399. That seemed silly to skimp on RAM on a “premium” laptop, so I passed on that guy. And $400 is still a lot for a Chromebook IMO.
Then I found this deal. On Jet.com, you can get the base Celeron model with 4GB of RAM for $379. Now we’re getting somewhere.
With promo code 15NOW, you’ll get 15% off your first order, a max of $30, so that pushes the price down to $349.
Now we’re talking.
And if you waive your “free” return, you’ll save another $8. Boom. $341 for the new Dell Chromebook 13. Just ~$10 more than I almost paid for the less-cool Toshiba Chromebook 2.
But wait, there’s more. The description says is comes with “Windows Server 2012R2 Foundation Edition,Factory Installed, No Media, 2 Socket” … but that’s probably a typo.
Perfer an MacBook Air? Best Buy is clearing out their stock:
- Apple MacBook Air (Latest Model) – 11.6″ – 4GB – 128GB Storage, $750 (was $900)
- Apple MacBook Air (Latest Model) – 13.3″ – 4GB – 128GB Storage, $850 (was $1,000)
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