This $379 Chromebook can convert into a tablet and lets you access Android apps alongside ChromeOS

  • Published on: June 14, 2017

Update: Best Buy has price-matched, and the beauty of Best Buy is their college student program will drop another $50 off the price, bringing the total to $329 for the same Chromebook!

The Samsung Chromebook Plus is one of the newest Chromebooks around, having just been introduced in January this year, and is currently $378.74 on Amazon. It shipped at a starting price of $449. While it has seen a few drops here and there since then, this is the lowest it has ever dropped. Pretty much everywhere else, including Newegg and Best Buy, has it for $419 or higher right now.

The Chromebook Plus is lightweight, comes with a stylus, and has a touchscreen. It can convert from laptop into tablet. It comes with Bluetooth, a 720p integrated webcam, and two USB-C ports. It has a nice, bright, screen with 2,400 x 1,600 pixel resolution, which is part of the reason it cost a bit more out the gate than your average Chromebook.

It’s also unique in that it’s part of Google’s attempt to combine ChromeOS and Android, letting you use the features of the Chrome operating system while also accessing Android apps. If you already use an Android smartphone, this Chromebook should complement it pretty well. The Chromebook Plus uses a 2 GHz OP1 Dual-ARM processor, which is designed for use with Android apps, to make that a faster process. However, since ChromeOS is designed to work with a different kind of processor you might see some slowness in other aspects (like when browsing the Internet).

It’s not perfect. It is a Chromebook, after all, which means it’s designed for light work not heavy play. It only has 4GB RAM and a 32GB SSD, which can be expanded with a microSD port. The battery life is only six hours and the keyboard doesn’t have a backlight. It’s designed to be able to do a few things at a time and do them well. If that’s what you need, then go for it.

Check out what else Android Central has to say about this Chromebook.

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  • Published on: June 23, 2017

The 24-inch Dell UltraSharp U2415 is on sale for $212, its lowest price ever

Update: We shared this deal on June 20 when the U2415 dropped to $225. That seemed like a great deal at the time, but then it sold out. Well, now Amazon has the monitor back in stock and at an even lower price, $212.

  • Published on: June 23, 2017

The $60 littleBits Rule Your Room Kit is the perfect introduction to electronic inventions for your little one

Motivated by a desire to see every child find an understanding of electronics and engineering, littleBits’ kits have been designed with young inventors in mind.

  • Published on: June 23, 2017

Ditch the app, the Philips Hue Dimmer Switch is now $20

The Philips Hue Dimmer Switch can dim up to 50 lights at once from anywhere in the house when paired with the Philips Hue Bridge.

  • Published on: June 23, 2017

The Thermapen MK4 is the best instant-read meat thermometer out there, and this price is its lowest ever

Get the best instant-read thermometer you’ll ever use at a price more in keeping with what you’d spend on a thermometer.

  • Published on: June 23, 2017

You’ll never need another remote control when you finally get the $86 Logitech Harmony Companion

This is a true universal remote control, unlike other universal remotes which barely control anything at all, and it’s going for its lowest price ever.

  • Published on: June 23, 2017

Never worry about whether or not you locked the door with the Schlage Camelot Auto-locking Keypad

These keypad entry locks come in a variety of colors, all of which are selling for low prices even if some are slightly more expensive.

  • Published on: June 23, 2017

Protect your electronics from power outages and storm surges with deals on these APC UPS Backups

APC has three different models across three different retailers on sale right now. All of them matching low prices.

  • Published on: June 22, 2017

The Yamaha 76-Key Portable Grand Piano for $140 is a sound deal

With a built-in teaching system and some of the most realistic piano sounds on the market today, this price isn’t worth missing out on.

  • Published on: June 22, 2017

Travel to the Wizarding World with the $200 Lionel Hogwarts Express train set

The Hogwarts Express train set by Lionel inspired by the Harry Potter series features a smoking chimney, lights and a myriad of different sounds to bring it to life.

  • Published on: June 22, 2017

Keep your home secure with the $158 SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit

Update: This deal has expired.

  • Published on: June 22, 2017

Amazon has a select number of digital HD movies on sale for 10 cents each

Update: This deal has expired.

  • Published on: June 22, 2017

Get this great looking surround sound system from Harman Kardon at one of its lowest prices ever

This 5.1-channel surround sound system is going for one of its lowest prices ever.

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