Acer's 13-inch Chromebook drops to $250 on Amazon today

If you're looking to get a modern Chromebook on the cheap, Acer's Chromebook 13 is 17% off today on Amazon, so long as you're okay with the lower-end model. That discount knocks $51 off the price of the Acer Chromebook 13 with 2GB of RAM and 16GB flash storage, bringing it down to a palatable $249.

The Acer Chromebook 13 sports, as you might have gathered from its name, a 13.3-inch display, though in this case it's a very nice 1080p unit. What makes it different from most other Chromebooks, however, is the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor at its heart, with four cores each running at 2.1GHz. It's also running a NVIDIA Kepler GPU with a beastly 192 CUDA cores.

Chromebooks are starting to catch on in popularity, with sales rising substantially in recent quarters as devices become reasonably powerful for their price points.

Sure, the Acer Chromebook 13 isn't a visual stunner, but discounted by $51, you might just call it a bargain. For somebody a first computer, it could be just what is needed. So who's game?

Derek Kessler

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm (the old one), and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.