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Just like the global tablet market, Chromebooks had a surprisingly great 2020 despite the deadly pandemic that ravaged so many other industries and tech segments, posting a new all-time record for quarterly sales during the recently concluded holiday season to end the year at a 109 percent growth over 2019’s total.
While already extremely reasonable, said price is currently reduced to a little over $250 on Lenovo’s official US website and $240 by Amazon, but believe it or not, there’s a way to save even more without sacrificing… too much. Top-rated eBay merchant VIP Outlet has certified refurbished units listed at $225 a pop, with coupon code “PREZDAY20” shaving an extra 20 percent off that marked-down price.
In addition to being “professionally inspected, cleaned, and refurbished”, the Lenovo Chromebook Duet units sold at a measly $180 apiece in “limited quantity” will also come in brand-new packaging with “original or new accessories” included.
At that crazy low price, it’s almost impossible to find a decent alternative to this bad boy on the market today with similar specifications or an equally flexible design, let alone both those things. Powered by a middling MediaTek Helio P60T processor, the 10-incher sports a sharp Full HD display while packing a satisfactory 4GB RAM count.
Granted, the Chrome OS platform is no match for Android or iPadOS in many key areas, but the pre-loaded software allows the Chromebook Duet to boot in “under 10 seconds” and keep the lights on for a solid 10 hours or so on a single battery charge. Besides, Chrome OS machines can access Google’s Play Store with relative ease nowadays anyway.