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Gaming deal alert: The Acer 516 GE gaming Chromebook dropped by $200 today

At 31% off, the Acer 516 GE Cloud Gaming Chromebook showcases impressive specs along with its impressive discount at Best Buy.
Written by Josh Slate, Contributor
Acer 516 GE Cloud Gaming Chromebook
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Needless to say, gaming is incredibly popular, but in order to play most games, you need a high-power gaming PC or laptop. However, Chromebooks are quickly becoming the go-to for cloud gaming. For those looking to invest in a gaming Chromebook, this Acer 516 GE Cloud Gaming Chromebook holds a $200 discount at Best Buy, making laptop gaming just a bit cheaper and clocking in at only $449.

Right away, Acer delivers on an impressive display with a 16" 2560 x 1600 screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. The screen also holds an IPS panel with 350 nits of brightness and a 100% color gamut. But, where this Acer Chromebook really excels is in its processor, memory, and graphics. Unlike other gaming computers or monitors, this Chromebook features a 16:10 aspect ratio instead of the typical 16:9.

With an Intel Core i5-1240P processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a large, 256GB SSD, Acer packs a major punch in this Chromebook, although its thick design is evident of that. You can put these parts to the full test with its gaming capabilities with Xbox Game Pass and NVIDIA GeForce Now.

Read the review: Acer 516 GE review: As good as cloud gaming gets

With specs as powerful as those in this Acer 516 GE Cloud Gaming Chromebook, you can use the laptop for school, work, or play without worry about breaking the bank. This $449 price tag is the lowest price I've seen on this laptop in the last six months, so taking advantage of this offer soon could benefit you and your bank account. You can also check out my recommendations for the top Chromebook deals right now.

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