Acer C720 Chromebook available for $99 USD through Best Buy's XP trade in program
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Windows XP has been around for a very long time and there are still a lot of computers using it to go online, with more stuck to it in the business environment due to hardware/software compatibility reasons. Unfortunately, Microsoft decided to end official support for the 12-year old operating system on April 8 and after that no new updates or support options will be available.
To ease the transition from an old Windows XP laptop to a new machine and a fresh Windows flavor, Best Buy introduces a trade-in program that may end up offering a very good deal to the end user. "Now through 4/19/2014, bring in your working Windows XP laptop and trade it in for a $25 gift card plus a discount coupon good for $75 toward the purchase of a new Windows computer, Apple computer or Chromebook." claims the promotion page.
The Acer C720 Chromebook is a very popular machine and has a list price of $199 USD, but thanks to the trade-in program, it can go as low as $99 USD. The $100 store credit can be used to purchase any machine mentioned above, but the C720 is probably the best deal for users who just need to be mobile, go online and do some light office work.
This lightweight Chrome OS laptop comes with a Celeron processor from Intel at 1.4 GHz, 2 GB of DDR3 memory, 16 GB of fast SSD storage, 11.6-inch display and Intel HD graphics. The Acer C720 weighs only 2.8 pounds and is covered by a 1-year limited warranty.