Yesterday I published an opinion piece about the problems that arise when retailers continue to sell old Chromebooks, even as they near the end of lifespan as far as Google Auto Update Expiration date policy goes.
The article has generated a fair amount of discussion… but one point that came up is that instead of opting not to include old Chromebooks in Liliputing’s daily deals posts, I could just let you know when they could stop receiving OS updates.
So let’s give that a try. Right now Newegg is running is selling a refurbished Acer C720 Chromebook with a reasonably speedy processor and 4GB of RAM for just $60 after rebate… which sounds like a great deal. But Google only promises updates through June, 2019.
One nice thing about this model though, is that it’s relatively easy to replace Chrome OS with Ubuntu or another operating system and turn the laptop into a cheap Linux PC.
Or you could just buy a newer Chromebook that comes with another few years of official support.
Here are some of the day’s best deals.
- Refurb Acer C720 11.6″ Chromebook w/Celeron 2955U/4GB/16GB (updates through June, 2019) for $60 after rebate – Newegg (coupon: EMCSPTPU3)
- Refurb HP Chromebook 14 G4 w/Celeron N2840/4GB/16GB (updates through Sept, 2021) for $155 – Woot
- Refurb HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 convertible w/Celeron N3350/4GB/32GB (updates through Nov, 2023) for $210 – Woot
- Refurb HP ProBook x360 11 G1 convertible w/Celeron N3350/4GB/64GB/Win10 Pro for $290 – Woot
- Dell Inspiron 13 7000 convertible w/Core i5-8250U/8GB/256GB SSD for $649 – Microsoft Store
- Dell Inspiron 13 5000 convertible w/Core i7-8550U/8GB/256GB SSD for $699 – Microsoft Store
- Dell Inspiron 13 5000 convertible w/Core i5-8250U/8GB/1TB HDD for $599 – Microsoft Store
- Dell Inspiron 13 7000 convertible w/Core i7-8550U/16GB/256GB SSD for $900 – Best Buy
- Microsoft Surface Pro for $671 and up – Amazon
- Refurb Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) tablet w/16GB for $40 – Woot
- Name your price for 10 sci fi eBooks – StoryBundle World SF Bundle
- Name your price for $215 worth of eBooks – Humble Bizarre Books Bundle
You can find more bargains in our daily deals section.