Is now a good time to buy a Chromebook?

Is now a good time to buy a Chromebook?

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See what’s on sale, what’s not, and what’s coming soon on the Chromebook front.

It’s never a bad time to get a Chromebook; they come in every price range and even older models are kept up-to-date with the latest software. But some times are better than others, especially if you’re looking for a great deal or wanting to get the latest model.

What you’re looking for will also affect when you should buy. Buyers looking for a good deal on a current model or a better deal on an older model can usually find something that ticks the right boxes, but certain times of the year will bring bigger sales and lower prices. Of course, if you’re waiting for the latest and greatest, it makes sense to wait if it looks like a new model is going to be released soon.

That’s what this is for. We keep an eye on things because we like Chromebooks and because that’s what we do — follow the industry. Here’s what we recommend if you’re looking and don’t have to buy right now.

July 2017

Here’s our take on the market as of July 2017.

Current models

You’ll always be able to find an older Chromebook on the cheap at places like Amazon. For the most part, there’s nothing wrong with buying a Chromebook that’s 2 years old. They’ll keep getting updated and stay secure and easy to use, but they use older processors that will eventually feel sluggish when you’re doing the things you want to do with your Chromebook.

Sometimes you’ll find a fairly new Chromebook that fits your price on sale. Right now, Amazon is having a back to school sale on Chromebooks and has the Acer Chromebook R11 priced at $250. You can find cheaper Chromebooks, but the Acer R11 is a great Chromebook and saving $50

Article originally published at: Android Central