Forget Black Friday - Amazon's best-selling laptops are under $300 right now

Kate Mendonca
·Shopping Editor

If you’re looking for a laptop on a budget, there’s no need to wait for Black Friday or Boxing Day to find a great deal. A quick look through Amazon’s list of best-sellers provides a whole host of affordable laptops that all ring in under $300.

The current best-seller is the Acer Chromebook 14 which is on sale for $299, down from its regular price of $392. This powerful yet lightweight laptop has a 12-hour battery life for all-day use, making it ideal for students or on-the-go professionals.

The 14 inch HD IPS display boasts 41 per cent more pixels than an HD display for crisp images in videos and photos and sharp text for presentations. It also comes with an anti-glare panel to minimize reflections, so it can easily be used outdoors in brightly-lit rooms without causing any eye strain.

Image via Amazon.
Image via Amazon.

Fully equipped with Bluetooth connectivity and dual-band wireless connection, you’re able to surf the web and seamlessly connect to your other wireless devices. Built-in Chrome technology also makes it easy to sync your Google accounts on multiple browsers without skipping a beat.

“Amazing for such an incredibly low price!” shared one Amazon reviewer. “I use at home and have multiple windows open at once. Streams along with social media apps and office work and have had zero issues. It’s fast loading, battery life is excellent, durable and it looks sharp too.”

Compared to many other laptops in this price range, the Chromebook 14 is built with an aluminum frame rather than plastic, which shoppers have even compared to the look and feel of a much pricier MacBook Air.

“This is the second Acer Chromebook I bought (one was a year ago for my first kid, this one is for her sister)” wrote one repeat customer. “It's a well-built laptop, sturdy. I have a Macbook Air, and the look and feel is very similar. My kids use it mostly for their studies, bring to school, etc. I find it's an excellent value for money.”

This functional laptop is a great choice for basic tasks and streaming videos, all with an affordable price tag that doesn’t compromise performance. Shop the Acer Chromebook 14 above, along with Amazon’s top-selling laptops that all ring in under $300.

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