Best Buy is at it again. Today only, the big box retailer is selling an 11.6-inch Asus Chromebook for just $99. That’s $120 off the usual price and an astounding deal all around. The deal ends just before midnight Central time on Tuesday evening.
This is a fantastic deal, but there are a few notable compromises at this price point. For starters, the screen size is small and the resolution is 1366-by-768. Many people are against buying a sub-1080p laptop, but at this price the trade-off is worth it.
The rest of the specs are your typical Chromebook parts including a dual core Intel Celeron N3350 with a boost to 2.4GHz, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of eMMC storage. You’re also getting Wi-Fi is 802.11ac, two USB 3.2 type-C ports, one standard USB, and a microSD card slot.
This is a decent Chromebook. It may seem under-powered, but a Celeron CPU is pretty standard as far as Chromebooks go and 4GB of RAM is a good amount for general use. If you’re looking for a rugged Chromebook you can travel with, this Asus definitely fits the bill.
[Today’s deal: One-day sale on 11.6-inch Asus Chromebook for $99 at Best Buy.]
Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn’t like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he’s not covering the news he’s working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.