One of the major perks of back-to-school season is shopping. It's the perfect excuse to treat yourself to essentials like a new backpack, a better office chair, and other products that can help you get the new academic year off to a great start. Chromebooks, which are known for their durability and long battery life, can be another great investment, and right now on Amazon, you can get select models from brands like HP, Lenovo, and others on sale, with prices starting as low as $169.99.

Get the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 on Amazon for $234.98 (Save $264.02)

One of the big stand-outs of this sale is the Acer Chromebook Spin 311. Originally $499, you can get it for $234.98, which is a little more than 50 percent off. It features an 11.6-inch touch screen and offers up to 10 hours of battery life. Not only that, but it boasts an innovative two-in-one functionality, so you can use it as a laptop or fold it like a book for greater portability. Nearly 8000 Amazon shoppers have reviewed the Spin 311 and give it a 4.6-star rating, with one noting: "I ordered it for my daughter for her to take online classes from camp and school. We are very happy with this [Chromebook]. [It also has a] touch screen and can be folded like a book, so [it's] easier for her to use when reading books."

Acer isn't the only brand to shop during this sale, however. You can also get a great deal on the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 11 Chromebook, which usually retails for $219.99 but is on sale for $169.99, so you'll save $50. Featuring an 11-inch display and up to 10 hours of battery life, this model is another solid option for students and has a 4.2-star rating on the site. Or, you can grab the HP Chromebook 14, which offers a 14-inch display, up to 13 hours of battery life, and has more than 1000 positive reviews and a 4.4-star rating on Amazon. Originally $269.99, it drops to $209.99, for $60 in savings.

No matter which brand you choose, this sale is a great chance to save extra on some of the most popular Chromebooks on Amazon. Many of these models also offer built-in virus protection and feature Intel cores, which means the central processing units (also known as CPUs) will be adept for everything from standard browsing on Google Chrome to streaming videos, and more.

Check out Amazon’s complete Chromebook sale here.

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