Wow! Acer's Chromebook is just $79 for October Prime Day deals

Acer Chromebook with a Tom's Guide deal tag
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Amazon’s second Prime Day event of the year is now in full swing and the retailer is slashing the price of everything from 4K TVs to Bluetooth headphones. Even better, we've just spotted a laptop deal that easily ranks among the best of the Prime Early Access Sale period so far. 

Right now, this Acer 512 Chromebook is on sale for just $79 at Amazon (opens in new tab). That’s a $120 discount compared to its full price of $199 and is comfortably the lowest price that Amazon has ever offered this machine for. It’s not the only bargain laptop deal you can shop now either, this HP Chromebook is on sale for $139 (opens in new tab), which is also a $120 saving compared to its MSRP. 

Acer 512 Chromebook: $199 (opens in new tab)

Acer 512 Chromebook: $199 $79 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
For Prime Day, Amazon has slashed this Acer 512 Chromebook by $120 which sees it crash to a new all-time low price of just $79. It packs a 12-inch HD display, Intel Celeron N4020 processor, Intel UHD Graphics 600, 4GB of RAM and 32GB eMMC, it's an affordable machine for the everyday basics. 

HP 11" Chromebook laptop: $259 (opens in new tab)

HP 11" Chromebook laptop: $259 $139 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This HP Chromebook has also been seriously discounted as part of Amazon's second Prime Day style event of the year, it's now just $139. Under the Indigo Blue case you'll find a MediaTek MT8183 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 32GB eMMC storage. It also packs an 11.6-inch HD display. It comes fully equipped with Chrome OS and is a great machine for light work and internet browsing. 

As you’d probably expect for such a low price, this Acer Chromebook is far from a powerhouse laptop, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still a capable machine. It packs a 12-inch HD display, an Intel Celeron N4020 processor, Intel UHD Graphics 600, 4GB of RAM and 32GB eMMC storage. As you’d expect from a Chromebook, it's powered by the reliable and easy-to-navigate Chrome OS. 

This laptop definitely isn’t the right pick for you if you want to perform processor-heavy tasks like video editing, and it’s most certainly not a good pick if you want to take your first steps into the world of PC gaming. However, if you’re looking for a machine that can do the everyday basics, or is suitable for at-home learning, then this Acer Chromebook is an extremely affordable option. 

Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale, which is the moniker for its latest Prime Day event, is running through tomorrow (Wednesday, October 11) and here at Tom’s Guide, we’re bringing you complete coverage of all the latest deals via our Amazon Prime Day sales live blog. Make sure to bookmark for it and check back regularly for the latest offers and all-time low prices.   

Rory Mellon
Deals Editor

Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.