Amazon's got this blazing-fast, shape-shifting Acer Chromebook for more than $200 off

Rudie Obias
·3 min read

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Take the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 for a spin—and save nearly 50 percent. (Photo: Amazon)
Take the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 for a spin—and save nearly 50 percent. (Photo: Amazon)

Working from home this past pandemic year has been...an experience. It's also put a beating and a half on your go-to computer. How 'bout an upgrade? How 'bout an incredible deal? How 'bout this one from Amazon on a compact, top-rated laptop?

Right now, the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 convertible laptop is on sale for just $265 — that's $234 off. Amazon shoppers love it—more than 4,500 reviewers gave it a perfect five-star rating.

And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

It's a laplet! It's a tabtop!

Confession: We lied: The sleek, incredibly thin Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is actually more than just a laptop. It has a brilliant 11.6-inch HD touchscreen display (at 1366x768 resolution) and flexible 360-degree hinge (hence the name 'Spin'), so it can rotate to any angle for use as a tablet. 

It's a hit with users, that's what. "The screen quality is excellent for this price point," raved a delighted five-star reviewer. "I love that you can use this as a tablet, a laptop, or even prop it up for viewing. Perfectly versatile."

Here's the 411 on the Spin 311--it's just $265. (Photo: Amazon)
Here's the 411 on the Spin 311--it's just $265. (Photo: Amazon)

A gaggle of Google goodness

This Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is a true workhorse, with an Intel Dual-core Celeron N4020, 4GB of memory and 32GB of on-board storage (it comes with an additional 100GB of Google Drive cloud storage space for free too). It even features two USB-C and two USB-A ports and a stalwart 10-hour battery life.

Chromebook runs the latest version of ChromeOS, so you know you'll get speedy results. And unlike Windows 10 or macOS laptops, with long loading times and complicated app downloads, you just log in to your Gmail account via Google Chrome and you’re good to go.

"So much better than a regular laptop! It is perfect! I first started using a Chromebook at work, earlier this year," shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. "I realized that they are superior to my regular HP laptop that I use for my rental property business and other home use needs. I used to love PCs but the format that they switched to several years ago was frustrating, slow and confusing. This is so simple and doesn't take forever to open or download documents. I can do everything with it, including filling out and signing documents. I don't even use my printer anymore. I wish that I bought this years ago, I could have saved money and frustration."

Stand the Chromebook Spin 311 up like a tent and make it your at-a-glance guide for following recipes.(Photo: Amazon)
Stand the Chromebook Spin 311 up like a tent and make it your at-a-glance guide for following recipes. (Photo: Amazon)

The Acer Chromebook Spin 311 hybrid is ideal for anyone who wants the power and usability of ChromeOS at an affordable price. If you need a simple, yet reliable and easy-to-use laptop-tablet combo, this is the one!

"I'm 72 and have been agonizing over replacing my aging Asus laptop, so I ordered this Chromebook. What a great decision," added another five-star reviewer. "Opened it up, plugged it in and turned it on. Then answered a few questions and it synched with my Note8. I like to cook and can hardly wait to look up a recipe, tent it, and start creating. I have very simple computer needs: email, banking, and looking up recipes."

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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