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Chromebook deal too good to be true? Check this first before pulling the trigger

Chromebook deal too good to be true? Check this first before pulling the trigger

We all probably found that one killer Chromebook deal on Amazon or Walmart that (on paper) appears to be an incredible value for the money. The average, less-informed buyer immediately jumped on the deal, because why wouldn't they? After all, its workhorse specifications are more than enough for basic tasks like Zoom, schoolwork, and light gaming. And for an asking price of just a few hundred bucks, they would be a fool to look elsewhere, right?

Nope. They just fell for a sales trap. And here's how you can avoid doing the same.

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Chromebooks will now get up to eight years of updates (Update: Two eligible so far)

Chromebooks will now get up to eight years of updates (Update: Two eligible so far)

The greatest long-term issue with Chromebooks is their fixed lifespan — unlike PCs, where operating system updates are not tied to specific devices, most Chromebooks only get between 5-6 years of updates. It started to look like Google was finally trying to change that last year, when the company gave most Chromebooks another year of software support, and now Google says at least some Chromebooks released this year will get eight years of updates.

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