Best Chromebook Deals: Big Savings on Samsung, Asus, Lenovo and More – CNET

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If you want a budget-friendly device that still has a bit of power behind it, going with a Chromebook is an excellent option. That’s because Chromebooks rely on ChromeOS, which is generally a more lightweight operating system that doesn’t eat up as many resources as Windows. That means you can get more power out for the same budget and lets you get online and do productivity work for cheap prices.

Since they’re less complicated to use, a Chromebook can also make an excellent laptop for kids. (They might already be using one for school.) They’re also good for less tech-savvy adults in need of just a simple computer, or anyone who wants an inexpensive laptop for a home office and some entertainment. There’s even a new crop of big-screen Chromebooks for gamers.

Read more: Best Chromebook for 2023

To help you find the best Chromebook deal, CNET’s editors have selected all the top discounted Chromebooks available right now. One word of shopping advice: Although Chromebooks can run well on modest components, some heavily discounted models online might still be too underpowered. A big discount might not be worth the frustration. Also, if the Chromebook is cheap, be sure to check the auto-update expiration date for the model. The AUE is when ChromeOS stops receiving system updates and is typically eight years out, but the date is not the same for every model. 

We’ll continue to monitor Chromebook deals and regularly update this list, so check back for the best prices.

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Lenovo

A great option if you want a bit more power under the hood, the Lenovo Slim 3 comes with a MediaTek Kompanio 520 processor, which will handle ChromeOS and productivity tasks perfectly fine. It also has a lovely 14-inch, touch-enabled screen that runs an FHD resolution, so it’s good for content watching too. You can also take advantage of a deal that takes 20% off certain Logitech accessories if you bundle them together.

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Acer

The Acer Chromebook Plus 515 is one of the cheapest Chromebooks you’ll find that has a desktop-grade CPU, the Intel Core i3-1215U, which will let you get more productivity and day-to-day activities done. You also get a generous 8GB of RAM that will give you a better quality of life. The 128GB of storage isn’t too bad either, although you’re likely to stream most of your content.

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HP

This HP Chromebook has a larger 15.6-inch FHD screen and an almost desktop-grade Intel Core i3. You also get a great 8GB of RAM, and about average storage of 128GB. You also get six months of Webroot internet security and antivirus, six months of Norton 360 and three months of YouTube Premium if you’re a new subscriber.

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Acer

Once you start hitting the $500 price bracket and above, you’ll get some really great features you’d usually find on gaming laptops. For example, this Chromebook 516 GE comes with a 16-inch monitor that has an impressive 2,560×1,600 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, at least for a Chromebook. It also has a midrange desktop-grade Intel Core i5-1240P and 256GB of storage, so it’s a lot more versatile and is a great option for cloud gaming.

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Asus

At 16 inches this Asus Chromebook is great for those who like bigger screens, and given that it’s touch-enabled, you can use it without the keyboard and treat it like a big tablet. It has an Intel Core i3 processor and 8GB which should be more than fine for most productivity and general tasks. You also get six months of Webroot and Norton 360, as well as a special offer that gives you 20% off certain Logitech accessories if you bundle them in.