If one of your goals for 2020 is to be more productive, you’re probably looking to upgrade to a better laptop. But, if another one of your goals is to save money, then you’re probably better off shopping for a refurbished model, which is usually just as good as new, but, since it’s pre-owned, comes at a discount. Here are 10 from top brands like Samsung, Dell, and Lenovo that you can get right now.
Lenovo N21 11″ Chromebook 2.1GHz, 4GB RAM, 16GB Drive (Refurbished)
This zippy Chromebook takes just three seconds to boot, while the six-cell battery lasts for eight hours on a full charge. It also has a 180-degree camera and a crisp display. The N21 retails for $599, but you can get a refurb model now for just $89.99.
Lenovo N22 11.6″ Chromebook 16GB (Certified Refurbished)
Running Chrome OS on an Intel Celeron N3050 processor, the N22 lets you work for 14 hours on a full charge. You can make video calls with the 720p HD webcam, and add more space via the memory card slot. It was originally $249.99, but you can get a certified refurb model now for $99.99.
Lenovo Tab 4 8″ 16GB Tablet Black (Refurbished)
Perfect for gaming, messaging, and more, this 8-inch Lenovo tablet offers HD visuals and Dolby Atmos sound. The 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon processor makes this razor-thin device well suited to multi-tasking. Order now for $79.99 to get a refurb Tab 4, worth $329.
Acer 11.6″ Touchscreen Chromebook 1.6GHz Intel N3150 16GB (Refurbished)
With an 11.6-inch touchscreen display on a 360-degree hinge, the Acer R11 works as a laptop and a tablet. Under the hood, it has 4GB of RAM and a quad-core Intel Celeron processor. Order now for $139.99 to get a refurb, worth $298.
Acer Chromebook 11″ C740-C4PE 16GB (Certified Refurbished)
With reinforced corners and extra rib panels, this Acer machine is more durable than most laptops. It provides 9 hours of battery life, with 16GB of SSD storage and an Intel Celeron processor. Originally $199, certified refurbs are now only $99.99.
Acer Touchscreen 11″ Chromebook 16GB (Certified Refurbished)
Another great touchscreen option is the highly-rated Acer Chromebook. The 11-inch display has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, and the 1.6GHz processor can handle multitasking. Normally $399, certified refurbs are currently $249.
Dell Chromebook 11-3120 2.16GHz Intel Celeron 16GB SSD (Refurbished)
This Dell powerhouse has a 2.16GHz processor that can handle loads of tabs. The 11.6-inch anti-glare display is perfect for working outdoors, and you get nine hours of battery life. Refurbs are now 66% off the full price at $84.99.
Samsung Chromebook 11.6″ 16GB (Refurbished)
Made by the same people who design Galaxy phones, the Samsung Chromebook has an Exynos 5 Dual-Core 1.7GHz CPU and a bright 1366 x 768 display. It was originally $599, but you can pick up a refurb now for $99.99.
Dell Chromebook 11 11.6″ 16GB (Certified Refurbished)
Built to meet the U.S. Military Standard, the Dell Chromebook 11 packs a 2.1GHz Intel chip into a rugged case. This device also has an HD anti-glare display and 16GB of SSD storage. Order now for $104.99 to get a certified refurb model.
Dell 5190 Touchscreen Chromebook Intel Celeron N3450 32GB (Refurbished)
This 2018 touchscreen Chromebook can withstand spills and drops, making it great for kids. It also works as a 2-in-1 device, with a 2.4GHz Intel processor and 32GB of storage. You can grab a refurbished model now for only $199.99.
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