For computers part of a class that should rely primarily on affordability, Chromebooks are pretty expensive nowadays. Look at HP’s 11 incher. Amazon and Best Buy both charge $279 in a non-LTE flavor, offering just 2 GB RAM, a 16 GB SSD and 6-hour battery as part of the deal. Also, a tiny, low-res 11.6-inch 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution display.
Good thing Best Buy can do much better than that, possibly for a limited time only, as far as the LTE-enabled variant is concerned. The Chrome OS-based mini-laptop, complete with Verizon-friendly 4G speeds, is actually cheaper than the Wi-Fi-restricted model, going for $249.
No lengthy contract needed either, as you have the choice between a new month-to-month plan, adding the Chromebook 11 to your existing Big Red account, or purchasing it sans any plan. In all three cases, you cough up 250 clams, which is a lot more adequate for what the 11-incher brings to the table.
BB even throws in free shipping to sweeten the promo, while the sole little detail that sets this Chromebook apart from the non-LTE version (aside from the extra connectivity perk) is flash storage.
Again, the discounted $250 price tag may come with an expiration date, so you’ll want to hurry up, think less and buy more. After all, you wouldn’t want the laptop to leap back to $380, right?
Via [Best Buy]