Back to school deal slashes 35% off the best student Chromebook for durability

ASUS Flip C214 on desk
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The end of summer may seem like it's lightyears away, but back to school season and its many accompanying tech deals have already landed. We've seen outstanding sales from the likes of Best Buy, Samsung, and beyond, but if you're in the market for a new laptop, we've just found an Amazon deal that shouldn't be missed. Head over to the big A and grab an ASUS Chromebook Flip C214 and you'll instantly get 35% off, no strings attached. 

If you're unfamiliar with the Flip C214, we once called it the "best Chromebook for durability" in our roundup of the best student Chromebooks. This versatile laptop boasts rugged, rubberized edges, reinforced ports, and a spill-resistant keyboard, so it can handle just about anything the active student lifestyle can throw at it. The laptop's exterior has also been given a textured finish so it's easier to hold (aka harder to drop). The C214 doesn't skimp on specs either, as you'll get the power of an Intel Dual Core processor and up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge. Its compact 11.6-inch touchscreen display is also convertible, which means you can flip and fold the Chromebook into tablet or tent mode in an instant. 

"Best durability" Chromebook gets a 35% price drop

ASUS Chromebook Flip C214 | 4GB RAM:$349.99$225.99 at Amazon

ASUS Chromebook Flip C214 | 4GB RAM: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=169923&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB07R2YBG94%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$349.99 $225.99 at Amazon

What the Flip C214 lacks in power it makes up in pure ruggedness, thanks to a military-grade construction, spill-resistant keyboard, and rubberized edges that can withstand the occasional tumble. The Chromebook also boasts a durable 360-degree hinge, dual webcam setup, and a compact 11.6-inch touchscreen display. Best of all, the C214 is currently just $225.99 at Amazon. 

Need a backup plan?

ASUS 14" CM3401 Chromebook | 8GB RAM: $499$299 at Best Buy

ASUS 14" CM3401 Chromebook | 8GB RAM: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fasus-14-chromebook-amd-ryzen-3-7320c-8gb-memory-128gb-ssd-ponder-blue%2F6534970.p&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">$499 $299 at Best Buy

The ASUS C214 has a low stock warning, so if you didn't place your order in time, this deal on the ASUS CM3401 is an excellent alternative. Currently seeing a whopping $200 discount at Best Buy, the CM3401 is powered by an AMD Ryzen 3 processor and comes with 8GB of RAM, an all-day battery, and an ultra-thin design that slides easily into a backpack. 

Patrick Farmer
eCommerce Editor

After almost a decade of working in the e-commerce space, Patrick Farmer (he/him) began his career at Android Central as a Deals and Commerce Writer before moving into a new role as AC's eCommerce Editor in 2023. When he's not hunting down the best deals and offering shopping advice for our readers, you'll often find him listening to music, camping out at a brewery, or treating his cat like a human child.