Acer just announced a new iteration of its Chromebook Spin 713 2-in-1 laptop, and we’ve already reviewed it. Perhaps by coincidence (or not), the previous model got a big price cut at Best Buy. You can get the starter model for $ 329, and it offers a lot more than many other Chromebooks in this price range. My colleague Monica Chin is currently rating this 2020 Spin 713 as the best Chromebook you can buy. Check out their buying guide to see how it stacks up against the competition.
The Spin 713 has a 13.5-inch 2K (2256 x 1504) screen with an aspect ratio of 3: 2 that can display more content at once than relatively squashed 16: 9 screens. Battery life and build quality are great, and the 10th Gen Intel Core i3 processor, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB storage should provide a smooth experience for most people.
In case this deal seems known, we made a similar offer last week for the Spin 713 for $ 429, but that was for the upgraded model with an i5 processor and double the amount of RAM and storage. That deal is unfortunately not getting off the ground, but this is still a fantastic offer if you’re willing to take a small hit on those departments. The difference in performance probably isn’t drastic, but if you’re pushing your hardware to the limit, it might be worth waiting for a new deal on the step-up setup.