This top-rated Chromebook is on sale for its Boxing Day price — but not for long

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This affordable laptop is on sale for just $199 in time for Boxing Day.
This affordable laptop is on sale for just $200, making it the same price as a Boxing Day deal.

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Canadians know that Boxing Day is one of the best times of the year to take advantage of the biggest sales on tech and electronics.

However, when you spend as much time browsing online as I do, you'll learn that you can also find those same deals scattered throughout the year — as long as you know where to look.

Right now, one Chromebook in particular rings in at just $200: the Acer Chromebook 11 is 33 per cent off right now on Amazon Canada, making it the same price as it was on Boxing Day.

Acer Chromebook 311

Save 33% on the Acer Chromebook 11. Image via Amazon.
Save 33% on the Acer Chromebook 311. Image via Amazon.

$200 $299 at Amazon

What is it?

Normally retailing for $299, this compact and portable Chromebook is already a budget-friendly choice. Simple setup connects your device to your Google account, providing easy access to email, Google Drive, Google Chrome browser and more. The laptop also comes with an impressive HDR camera to have you looking your best on video calls.

Featuring a durable design and spill-resistant keyboard, this Chromebook can hold up to even the toughest conditions you can throw at it. A 10-hour batter life means you won't have to worry about recharging during the day, and a lightweight design (it weighs just over two pounds) lets you carry this laptop with you wherever you go.

Tech specs

For those looking for more information on the nitty gritty about this Chromebook, it features an Intel Celeron N4000 Dual-Core Processor, an 11.6" HD Widescreen ComfyView LED-backlit IPS Display and 4GB of memory.

It also comes with two USB-C ports, and two USB 3. ports to connect to all of your other devices. Two built-in stereo speakers provide audio, along with a jack for headphones if you’re looking to keep things quiet for those around you.

Acer Chromebook 311. Image via Amazon.
Acer Chromebook 311. Image via Amazon.

$200 $299 at Amazon

What shoppers are saying

Backed by a 4.4-star rating from more than 1,000 customer reviews, the Acer Chromebook 311 has been called an "excellent little laptop for the value."

One reviewer noted that it's "great for school work" since it's "compact for a small desk" and its smaller size can easily be carried throughout the day. It's also been hailed as being "easy to setup" and "perfect for remote learning."

Since this laptop runs on the Chrome operating system, some reviewers have noted that it's more suited to "basic" functions, including online browsing, watching videos, streaming, social media and some school work.

Final verdict

Ringing in at just $200, this Chromebook is an affordable pick and a great device for more basic computer tasks. It does feature a smaller screen size and limited capabilities, but the tradeoffs result in a simple and lightweight laptop that's ideal for light computing and everyday use.

If you’re looking to shop this laptop on sale, this deal is only on for a limited time, so be sure to grab one while they're still in stock.

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