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Windows might still be the most popular desktop operating system in the world, but it sure seems like Microsoft’s days at the top are numbered. The company is doing everything it can to stay competitive, and Windows 10 was certainly a massive step in the right direction compared to Windows 8. But an increasing number of computer buyers are looking for decent laptops for the least possible amount of money, and Windows machines still can’t offer the same value as Chromebooks.
Here’s a perfect example: right now Amazon is selling the Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook for just $179.99. It offers a powerful processor, 4GB of RAM, USB-C connectivity, 10 hours of battery life and more, and it’s a fraction of the price of a comparable Windows laptop.
Here are some key details from the product page:
- Ultrafast USB Type-C Data Transfer Rate: ThinkPad Chromebook is equipped with two USB Type-C ports, for powerful and fast connectivity to peripherals. USB Type-C can charge your laptop or your peripherals and provides video and data I/O. The connector is also smaller – narrowing the gap between device and connector size – and reversible, meaning it doesn’t have to be oriented “correctly” to connect to the port.
- Thin and Light Design; Long Battery Life: Starting at a mere 3.2 lbs (1.4 kg) and just 0.78” (19.8 mm) thin, this Chromebook is ultraportable – it’s perfect for productivity on the go. And with up to 10 hours of battery life, you can work a full day without recharging.
- Tested to Military Specifications: Military-specification testing validates the ruggedness, durability, and quality of this Chromebook by conducting 12 tests.
- Integrated 720p HD Webcam & Dual Noise-Cancelling Microphones: Enjoy superior web conferencing on your Chromebook, which includes a low-light sensitive 720p HD webcam with wide-angle viewing and face-tracking, dual noise-cancelling microphones with configurations for crystal-clear private and conference mode VoIP meetings, plus, convenient multimedia keys for quick and easy access to microphone, speaker, and camera controls.
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