Acer's premium 2-in-1 Chromebook Spin 13 is down to $600 for the first time at Amazon

Acer Chromebook Spin
Acer Chromebook Spin (Image credit: Jerry Hildenbrand / Android Central)

Almost exactly one year ago to this day, we dubbed the Acer Chromebook Spin 13 "the best Chromebook ever made". But of course, with a regular price of around $820, the question still remains: should you buy it?. That question is a bit easier to answer affirmatively today thanks to a price drop at Amazon taking this fantastic versatile laptop down to $599.99 for the first time in history.

This versatile Acer Chromebook lets you flip between laptop and tablet mode in a flash. It offers access to the Google Play Store so you can download and run all your favorite apps powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U processor.

The Acer Chromebook Spin runs Google's Chrome OS, featuring built-in anti-virus protection, automatic OS updates, and more. All the Google apps available to you will give you a lot of functionality in the form of Google Docs, Sheets, and other programs. It even comes with access to the Google Play Store, where you'll be able to download the latest games, music, movies, and all of Google's library of content. Many Chromebooks don't have access to the Google Play Store, so that's a big win in itself.

The specifications for the laptop itself include a Core i5-8250U processor, a 13.5-inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass, 10-point multi-touch, and 2256 x 1504 pixel resolution. It has 8GB RAM and 128GB flash storage with a 10-hour battery life. One concern many people have with Chromebooks is the small storage space available, but it's actually really affordable to expand it using a microSD card. You can pick up a 256GB microSD card with double the space that the Chromebook has on its own for less than $40 these days.

We have a pretty in-depth guide on this Chromebook that can help you decide whether it's the right purchase for you or not. The Acer Chromebook Spin 13 ships for free at Amazon, though you'd receive your order even faster with an Amazon Prime membership. If you're not a member already, consider starting a free 30-day trial to score free two-day shipping with no order minimum, as well as access to the Prime Video streaming service and more.

Alex Smith
Alex is a graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found making music and working on his eBay business.