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We’ve all been there. You’re in the middle of writing a very important email and then, out of nowhere, your laptop goes dark. No matter how long or how hard you hold down that power button, nothing happens. You bargain with the universe, making offerings. Please, don’t die, laptop. Please don’t die. But it ain’t coming back. It’s a goner.
Thing is, most of us get a little preview of this. We have a sense it’s time for a new laptop, but we push it. That’s human nature—who wants to shell out the cost?
New idea: Get ahead of the crash and save yourself some money too. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a new MacBook Air, look at your needs and see if it makes sense to get one that gives you lots of bang for the buck.
For many of us, the HP Chromebook 11 can really get the job done. And the cost? Well, right this minute, it’s on sale at Walmart for an insanely low price: $159—that’s $110 off its list price!
Powerful, speedy, and compact, the HP Chromebook 11 has an 11.6-inch touchscreen, with reinforced corners for durability. In fact, the entire laptop is wrapped in molded rubber, so it’s built for small stumbles and minor falls (making it a great option for students). It’s got enough memory and storage for most folks (4GB of memory and 16GB of on-board storage), but if you need more, you can get an additional 100GB of free storage via Google Drive. And it has a battery life of up to 13 hours.
This laptop runs on Google’s ChromeOS, which means it’s both reliable and secure. For Google Docs, Gmail, YouTube, Netflix and other essential apps, it works in the cloud when it’s logged on to a WiFI network. Anything you can access online, you can access on a Chromebook.
The HP Chromebook 11 also works with Android apps. You don’t need to do anything special to access them. The laptop is ready right out of the box to access both ChromeOS and Android apps.
At just $159, the HP Chromebook 11 has all the tools and features to get the most out of the internet. And at this very low sale price, it’s a steal—whether for you or as a gift for a family member whose laptop is constantly on the fritz. Don’t miss this deal!
Shop it: $159 (was $269), walmart.com
This Chromebook has fans; a couple of them chime in below:
“Very sturdy laptop perfect for first time computer,” wrote a very satisfied shopper. “My little rug rat is growing up fast. His school said that he needed to get a computer for school. This one is perfect. He has already dropped it 3 times with no signs of damage. the battery life is 8 hours which means I don't have to drive to school again when he forgets the charger at home. I have even started to use the computer because the keyboard is so much bigger than the Dell Latitude laptop that I use for work. Personally, I am always working remotely. I make a lot fewer mistakes on this keyboard, so I may have to buy one for myself. For the price tag especially, how could you not buy this Chromebook!”
“I bought this Chromebook 6 months ago,” another five-star reviewer wrote. “Putting the price and benefits in context, it is a good basic device. I can surf the internet, watch videos, edit university documents, read a pdf, listen to music. I have not had problems in any way. Clearly I will not demand it as a desktop PC with 6 cores and 16 GB of RAM, but for what it is it complies. 100% recommended.”
Shop it: HP Chromebook 11, $159 (was $269), walmart.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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