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This is the cheapest Chromebook right now and businesses will love it

Acer 315 Chromebook - $299.97 at Walmart

Acer 315 Chromebook - $299.97 at Walmart
(roughly £235)
This impressive Chromebook from Acer delivers excellent value for money and is a great choice for businesses. Plus, it comes with a carry sleeve included. Check it out now!

The Acer 315 Chromebook (CB315-3H-C2C3) might be an entry level device, but it's packing some rather impressive components - especially given the price tag.

That's not to say it offers outrageous performance, but it's certainly a device with a couple of interesting features that will appeal to anyone looking for an affordable business laptop.

It has a 15.6-inch screen which, despite its low resolution, should be a bonus for anyone after a large visual real estate for video conferencing and number crunching. Speaking of numbers, it is also one of the few Chromebooks to feature a dedicated numeric keypad - great for spreadsheets.

The rest of the configuration isn't too shabby either, given the ridiculously low price tag. There’s a dual-core Celeron processor with UHD Graphics 600 video, 4GB LPDDR4 and a generous 32GB eMMC storage.

Add in Bluetooth 5.0, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, four USB ports (including two Type-C) and a microSD card reader and you have a Chromebook that can easily deliver the goods.

It also has a 3-cell battery that Acer claims can power the device for a staggering 12.5 hours (longer than most Windows laptops) and comes with a free classy protective sleeve.

Just bear in mind, it is a bit of a chunky beast (despite an all-plastic chassis), weighing in at around 2kg.

There has been a surge in demand for Chromebooks since the beginning of the pandemic, with many remote workers looking for a computing platform that’s affordable and easy to use. In other words, it's worth snapping one up quickly if you can.

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Desire Athow

Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Then followed a weekly tech column in a local business magazine in Mauritius, a late night tech radio programme called Clicplus and a freelancing gig at the now-defunct, Theinquirer, with the legendary Mike Magee as mentor. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global techfests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. He has an affinity for anything hardware and staunchly refuses to stop writing reviews of obscure products or cover niche B2B software-as-a-service providers.