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This tough Chromebook is ridiculously cheap for Black Friday

The super-tough Asus Chromebook CX1500CKA is going cheap on Amazon this Black Friday

When it comes to offering a solid laptop experience for very little money, you generally can’t do better than a good Chromebook. The Asus Chromebook CX1500CKA is a fine example of what you can get, offering an uncommonly robust 15in machine for just £180.

Amazon has never sold this particular model as cheap. In the days leading up to Black Friday, it was going for £229, while the retail giant has generally been selling it for around the £300 mark throughout much of 2022.

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For the money, you’re getting a 15.6in Full HD display with a 77% screen-to-body ratio. This display can also be laid completely flat courtesy of a flexible 180-degree hinge, which makes it great for sharing ideas with multiple parties.

This flexible display is connected to a full-sized chiclet keyboard with 1.4mm of key travel, so it should prove comfortable to type on too.

This iteration of the Asus Chromebook CX1500CKA is powered by the combination of a Pentium Silver N6000 processor and 4GB of RAM. If you’re new to Chromebooks, you should know that they’re far less memory-heavy than Windows laptops, so 4GB of RAM should prove ample.

Elsewhere, this Asus Chromebook CX1500 model supplies a 64GB eMMC hard drive, as well as a 38Wh battery that can supposedly last 11 hours on a single charge.

For connectivity, you get Wi-Fi 6, two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports, and a microSD slot. That makes it better connected than many Windows laptops selling for several times the price.

Perhaps most impressively of all, the Asus Chromebook CX1500 has undergone industry-leading MIL-STD 810H4 US military tests, which means it’ll stand up to more rough and tumble than your average laptop. We’re talking extremes of temperature ranging from 50 to zero degrees, 85% humidity, 25kg of pressure, and more.

Of course, it runs on Google’s Chrome OS. This lightweight operating system places the onus on online applications and usage, though it’s not without offline functionality.

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