Kate Sills is a developer and Tezos enthusiast who has built a Tezos dev machine on the cheap. She says:
This guide will show you how to turn a ~$170 chromebook into a Tezbook, a lightning-fast linux computer with everything you need to start developing smart contracts on the Tezos platform.
On a personal note, this was a learning process for me, so if you see something missing, or wrong, or if you know of a shortcut, feel free to submit a pull request! This blog written in markdown and is entirely open source on github.
You can read the full article and get started with your own Tezbook here.