Chromebooks are already aimed to be laptops for those without the cash for some high-falutin’ Ultrabook or MacBook. So, to find deals on laptops already designed to be affordable can be a difficult task.
Alas, laptop makers like Acer, Asus, Dell and more have been able to wow us, with considerable savings on some of their most wanted Chrome OS laptops this February. Below, you’ll find the best deals on some of our favorite Chromebooks across the web’s largest retailers this month. Just remember that these deals are available as of this last writing, so note the article’s time stamp.
HP Chromebook 14
A finely balanced Chromebook
CPU: Intel Celeron N2840 – N2940 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 2GB – 4GB | Screen: 14-inch, HD (1,366 x 768) BrightView | Storage: 16GB – 32GB eMMC
This is where you should begin your quest for a Chromebook. At 14 inches in screen size and inside a cute frame, the HP Chromebook 14 offers a decent middle ground for the indecisive shopper. With standardized parts inside, this Chromebook can do essentially everything its closest rivals can and then some, with its microSD card reader and slew of ports – unlike similarly-priced, tinier Chromebooks.
Dell Chromebook 11
If you must go small, go with a Dell
CPU: Intel Celeron N2840 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 2GB – 4GB | Screen: 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) touchscreen | Storage: 16GB SSD
It’s almost as if Dell hand-crafted this Chromebook to work done in the classroom. It’s got an indicator light on the lid that teachers can use as if the student raised his or her hand to answer a question. And, it’s rubberized in many places to better survive drops and dents. It’s an awfully mobile laptop, too, making it ideal for work at almost any class level, or if you just want a lightweight web browser and email machine.
Acer Chromebook 15
The cheapest 15-inch laptop you’ll find
CPU: Intel Celeron – Core i5 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics – HD Graphics 5500 | RAM: 2GB – 4GB | Screen: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) – FHD (1,920 x 1,080) | Storage: 16GB – 32GB SSD
If you’re seeking a large laptop but don’t want to pay the premium, Chromebook deals are the right ones to hunt. Acer’s crafted a powerful, 15.6-inch Chrome machine that can house plenty of stronger components than most other laptops at its price range. It doesn’t do much that’s unique to its larger size so much that it simply does those things more. For many, that’s a value proposition worth trying to find the best deal over, and this just so happens to be the best one.
Asus Chromebook Flip
The sharpest hybrid Chromebook
CPU: Rockchip 3288-C | Graphics: ARM Mali T624 | RAM: 2GB – 4GB | Screen: 10.1-inch, WXGA (1,280 x 800) IPS multi-touch | Storage: 16GB eMMC
Looking for a Chromebook that can do more than just browse Facebook? Asus helped blaze the trail toward Chromebooks that support Android apps with its Chromebook Flip. This means that you can run just about any Android app on this Chromebook, thanks to its responsive touchscreen. Plus, you can store all of those apps and additional data on a microSD card, so don’t sweat topping out your new laptop-meets-Android-tablet.
Acer Chromebook 14
The best cheap MacBook Air money can buy
CPU: Intel Celeron N3160 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS | Storage: 32GB SSD
Acer tends to run the roost of our Chromebook roundups, and for good reason: it makes great Chromebooks. If you want the look and near-feel of a MacBook Air, despite it getting practically cut off, Acer makes a Chromebook for that. Its Chromebook 14 looks and feels like Apple’s famous notebook on the outside, but of course can’t feel like using one with how little it costs. Still, a full HD screen is one thing this super-cheap laptop has and the MacBook Air doesn’t, so there’s that.