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The ultra-portable Lenovo 100e Chromebook is down to just $119

If it's time to switch computers but you're on a strict budget, you should put some serious consideration towards picking up a Chromebook like the Lenovo 100e (opens in new tab). These affordable laptops have a regular price of $159, but today you can save $40 and grab one for only $119 on sale at Walmart. These computers run the streamlined Chrome operating system so you can focus and accomplish basic computing tasks without having to spend over $500 for a decent PC.

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The 100e is an education-focused Chromebook with an 11.6-inch HD display, durable enclosure, 4GB RAM, 16GB storage, and up to 10-hours of battery life. Today's sale price matches the best we've ever seen for it.

Lenovo's 100e Chromebook is designed with durability in mind. It's built with rubber bumpers, reinforced ports and hinges, and mechanically anchored keys to ensure it can withstand daily wear and tear with ease. It's even drop-resistant up to about 30 inches, keeping it safe even if it falls off a school desk. It's equipped with a MediaTek processor along with an 11.6-inch HD display with built-in antiglare technology. There's also a front-facing 720p HD camera so you can video chat with friends.

One of the best features of this Chromebook is its ability to access the Google Play store and run Android apps just like your phone or tablet can. It can run apps from the Chrome Web Store as well. Lenovo says it has a battery life of up to 10 hours per charge, giving you just enough time to make it through a day of classes without needing to bring your power cord along. It also gives you direct access to Google apps such as Google Classroom, G Suite, and more.

Walmart offers free shipping on this Chromebook, or you can select free in-store pickup where available to receive your order even faster. For more great options for students on a budget, be sure to check out our guide to the Best Chromebooks for Students in 2020 which includes a touchscreen version of the Chromebook above: Lenovo's 300e.

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.