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Chromebooks are known as being some of the most affordable laptops, and with their simple interface and generally compact and lightweight design, they're a great choice for students of all ages.
For anyone looking to get a head start on shopping for the new school year this fall, you're not going to want to miss out on Amazon Canada's latest deal. A range of ASUS laptops are on major sale, and Amazon Prime members can save up to 38 per cent on select devices.
Included in the sale is the ASUS Chromebook C204EE Rugged & Spill Resistant Laptop, which rings in at under $150. Since this deal ends on July 22, you'll want to shop it while you still can.
In addition to containing all of the tools you'd expect from a Chromebook, this ultra affordable laptop is built to endure even the toughest conditions.
The ASUS Chromebook C204 has a spill-resistant keyboard that can endure light spills and a durable 3D-textured finish that won't show scratches or fingerprints. Plus, the laptop can withstand drops of up to 3.9-feet, giving parents peace of mind.
Built-in Google software lets you access a library of apps, games, music, movies, TV, books, magazines and more. Plus, the laptop has a battery life of up to 11 hours on a single charge and features a 180-degree lay-flat hinge, mimicking the design of a tablet for reading and other classroom activities.
'Perfect for school or the office!'
Thanks to its affordable price tag, long battery life and simple setup, Amazon shoppers have given this ASUS laptop top marks.
Earning an average rating of 4.2 stars, shoppers recommend the Chromebook for its long-lasting battery life, lightweight design, and value for money.
The battery lasts me "one full day," writes one user. For the price, the "Chromebook is excellent."
Based on "value for money," the Chromebook "simply cannot be beaten," says another.
It's "perfect for school or [the] office!"
Since this laptop runs on the Chrome operating system, it has some definite advantages, as well as some drawbacks. The simple interface is easy to use and syncs up with your Gmail account in just minutes, but may require a bit of a learning curve if you're used to a Windows or Mac laptop.
It also is better suited to everyday tasks like browsing the internet or editing documents, but may not be the best choice for gaming, or working with large image and video files.
At $139 it's hard to go wrong with this portable and durable ASUS laptop. Shoppers agree that it's a top choice if you're looking for a "basic" and affordable option, especially one that's user-friendly for kids and older adults.
Those who need something more powerful may find this Chromebook lacking, but it still delivers everything you need for those who are after a device with "no extra bells and whistles."
And in case you're looking for a laptop with a little more power, you can shop more ASUS devices on sale until Thursday.