Amazon laptop sale: Shop the Acer Chromebook 311 for $200, plus more devices on sale

·Shopping & Lifestyle Editor
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Shop this Acer Chromebook, and more laptops on sale at Amazon Canada.
Shop this Acer Chromebook, and more laptops on sale at Amazon Canada.

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Whether you're ready for it or not, the new school year is just a few short weeks away. That means it's time to start planning ahead for all of the supplies that students and teachers will need to make this year a great one.

If you're looking to add a new, affordable laptop to your arsenal (or your child's), Amazon Canada's current sale on Acer Chromebooks is one you'll want to check out.

The Acer Chromebook, 14" is currently 25 per cent off, and shoppers say that it's and "excellent little laptop for the value."

Save 25%: Acer Chromebook 311

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

$200 $268 at Amazon

What is it?

Normally retailing for $268, this compact and portable Chromebook is 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.

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 3.1 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 $268 at Amazon

What shoppers are saying

Backed by a 4.3-star rating from more than 1,000 customer reviews, the Acer Chromebook 311 has been called an "excellent ChromeBook for an awesome price!"

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."

"Absolutely loving my first Chromebook!" raved one reviewer.

"Does the job without any issues," added another.

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

This Chromebook is an affordable pick, especially at its current sale price of $200. 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 for a device with more power, you can also shop more laptops on sale below.

Save $200: Acer Chromebook, 14"

Acer Chromebook, 14
Acer Chromebook, 14". Image via Amazon.

$250 $450 at Amazon

Save $90: Acer Aspire 5, 17.3"

Acer Aspire 5, 17.3
Acer Aspire 5, 17.3". Image via Amazon.

$760 $850 at Amazon

Save $106: ASUS VivoBook 14 X415 Thin and Light Laptop

ASUS VivoBook 14 X415 Thin and Light Laptop. Image via Amazon.
ASUS VivoBook 14 X415 Thin and Light Laptop. Image via Amazon.

$449 $555 at Amazon

Save $115: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 Gaming Laptop

ASUS TUF Gaming A17 Gaming Laptop. Image via Amazon.
ASUS TUF Gaming A17 Gaming Laptop. Image via Amazon.

$899 $1,014 at Amazon

Save $164: ASUS Chromebook Flip 2 in 1 Laptop

ASUS Chromebook Flip 2 in 1 Laptop. Image via Amazon.
ASUS Chromebook Flip 2 in 1 Laptop. Image via Amazon.

$399 $563 at Amazon

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