Do you remember the Google Chromebook? About 18 months ago, it hit the news as a small, light, cheap computer designed to serve as a gateway to cloud computing services.
To send an email, to edit a document, to open your customer database ... in fact, to do absolutely anything at all with the Chromebook, you have to be connected to the internet.
Claim your cheap Chromebook
Chromebooks haven't made a huge splash, but as a new model has just been announced, it's fair to say that the concept of a Google laptop will be around for a while yet.
And - inevitably - that means you can currently pick up an older Chromebook at a bargain £139, although you do have to remember to claim a cashback deal in 30 days to get that price.
Just hop on over to Currys, where you'll see the Chromebook for £199.99 all in.
When you check out, use voucher code CUR5 to knock a tenner off the price. Then remember to claim your £50 cashback in 30 days (set yourself a calendar reminder).
Ok, it's a bit of a hassle, but if you want to see if you can survive on cloud computing services alone and you want a little laptop to carry around then there can't be many cheaper options.
Isn't it worth waiting for the new Chromebook?
The new Chromebook should be available later this month and the entry-level model costs £229 if you buy it from Currys. That's quite a bit cheaper than the original Chromebook was when it launched, so if you're willing to wait there's a good chance prices will drop further.
Is it worth waiting? Not if you want a portable laptop to acces cloud services and you want it on the cheap. £139 is a bargain.
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(Deal spotted via HotUKDeals.)