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Your go-to computer went through a lot this past year. So, how 'bout an upgrade? How 'bout an incredible deal? How 'bout this Prime Day steal from Amazon on a compact, top-rated laptop?
For Prime Day, the Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 convertible laptop is on sale for just $300 — that's 40 percent off this super-popular laptop. In fact, it's so popular that it has earned a five-star rating from more than 2,100 reviewers.
And Amazon will give you free shipping too. But if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get so much more — from access to new movies and TV shows, discounts at Whole Foods and two-day shipping on many, many items. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here.
It's a laplet! It's a tabtop!
The sleek, incredibly thin Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 is actually more than just a laptop. It has a brilliant 12.2-inch HD touchscreen display (at 1900x1200 resolution) and flexible 360-degree hinge, so it can rotate to any angle for use as a tablet.
"I wanted both a tablet and a computer. I love that you can download apps and use them for both the computer and the tablet form," reported a delighted five-star reviewer. "The stylus makes using Lightroom and other creative apps a breeze. Being able to use the cloud is a must because the storage would fill up pretty quickly...The large screen is also a good thing for activities like editing photos, drawing, and taking notes. Start up, web browsing, and apps are quick. The battery life is really great for everyday use..."
A gaggle of Google goodness
Meanwhile, this Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 is a true workhorse, with an Intel Celeron 3965Y Processor, 4GB of memory and 32GB of on-board storage (plus 200GB of Google Cloud storage included). The Chromebook is designed with dual camera for Zoom video calls, two USB-A ports and a stalwart nine-hour battery life. It even comes with a pen, so you can write, sketch, edit, magnify and take quick screenshots with ease.
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. In fact, this Chromebook can access and download ChromeOS and Android apps for more versatility. And shoppers say it's better than Windows 10 laptops too.
"I really love this Chromebook! It's super fast. No comparison to a Windows laptop," shared a savvy Amazon shopper. "I love that it is a Samsung, because it is a quality item. Sturdy construction, yet very light weight. Not only is it way faster than my old Windows laptop, but it doesn't get hot! The keyboard is comfortable and allows me to type at top speed. The touchscreen is a must have feature for me and this one is sensitive and works perfectly. Also, you can run Android apps on it! It comes with a stylus that pops out of a right-side compartment under the keyboard. I charged it three days ago and it's still has 55 percent left after several hours of use. I'm very happy with my choice to purchase this Chromebook. It is worth every penny."
The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 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! And shoppers are raving about the included stylus pen.
"I really like this Chromebook," added another five-star reviewer. "I like the fact that it has a built-in stylus that upon removing allows you to write handwritten notes that automatically go into Google Keep. I like the 360-degree hinge in case you want to use any of the android apps...The screen is top notch and the speakers are very impressive..."
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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