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This Dell Chromebook is $31 U.S. — It Doesn’t Get Any Cheaper Than That

15 May 2024 11:11 AM | Anonymous

Here is an article that is not about any of the "normal" topics of this newsletter: genealogy, history, current affairs, DNA, and related topics. But it is a bargain that probably will probably appeal to many readers of this newsletter:

I am a big fan of Chromebooks and Chromebox systems, the low powered and (usually) super cheap laptop and desktop computers that perform most all the functions of high-powered Windows and Macintosh computers. They often appear in the online ads for less than $100 (USA funds). I have several: one on the end table beside the couch in my living room (great for use while watching TV) plus one in each bedroom, one in my in-home “office," and even one in my automobile (I don’t use it while driving!). 

Chromebooks surf the web, run word processors (although perhaps in equivalent programs, such as Google Documents, not Microsoft Word), spreadsheets, presentation programs (similar to Microsoft PowerPoint), play games, read and write email messages, perform all functions on Facebook, and perform much more. In other words, Chromebooks are super easy-to-use products that never get viruses, and run probably 98% of the applications that most people perform on their high-powered computers. 

Now a Dell Chromebook 3180 which had prices starting at $219 when it was released in 2017, is down to a very affordable $31 from Walmart. That’s $188 in savings, but there’s a catch — this isn’t a brand new device. If you’re fine with that, and you just need a basic machine for simple tasks, then proceed with your purchase immediately if you don’t want to miss out on this bargain.

This is a great offer for your second computer (a laptop that is great when traveling), or for a child or grandchild, for an adult who is not a very experienced computer user, or most anyone else looking for a low-cost machine that will perform 98% pf the tasks that most people normally perform on computers. The only major thing missing is that it will not run some of the very high-power-demanding computer games nor will it run high-powered engineering CAD/CAM or similar programs (most of the people using those programs already know they will not work properly on Chromebooks or Chromebox systems). Again, it never gets viruses.

At this price (under $31) you will not obtain a super high-powered state-of-the-art computing system. However, I doubt if you will find anything that is cheaper. To repeat myself, it "will perform 98% pf the tasks that most people normally perform on computers."

I don't know how long this sale will last but it is available right now at:

NOTE: I am not compensated in any way by anyone for publicizing this article. I am simply a satisfied Chromebook user who wishes to "spread the word."

NOTE #2: I am not planning to buy one of these myself. While this price is extremely attractive, I already have too many Chromebooks! All purchased at much higher prices.

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