Grab yourself this Lenovo Chromebook for just $99 before Black Friday

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We're seeing tons of early Black Friday deals landing on Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and beyond. A lot of these early bird deals aren't that impressive, but we've sorted the wheat from the chaff to bring you this stellar deal on Lenovo's IdeaPad 3 Chromebook.

What makes this such a good deal? Well, it's a full two-thirds down from the current retail price of $300, bringing this compact Chrome-powered laptop down to just $99 at Walmart. If you're looking to buy a new Chromebook but you're shopping on a tight budget, this is one of the best deals out there right now.

The best Chromebooks embody three main principles: versatility, affordability, and security. Sure, they're not nearly as powerful as a high-end gaming laptop, but they make up for that by providing speedy everyday performance at a reasonable price tag.

$99 is, in fact, exceedingly reasonable, perhaps even verging into 'shockingly cheap' territory. The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Chromebook was already a good budget laptop, equipped with a 14-inch HD display and an octa-core MediaTek processor that should provide a nice long battery life.

It's not the flashiest laptop on the planet, but it looks a heck of a lot better than the average $99 laptop, which will typically have either paper-thin construction, enormous screen bezels, or both. At this special Black Friday price, the IdeaPad 3 Chromebook puts our normal ranking of the best cheap laptops to shame.

Bear in mind that if you want a computer for gaming, or generally want to use your laptop to run resource-intensive software, you might want to invest in a laptop with a discrete graphics card - the one thing Chromebooks lack. You can check out our Black Friday gaming laptop deals here!

Not in the US? Scroll down for more Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Chromebook deals in your territory.

The best Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Chromebook deals

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Chromebook:$300$99 at WalmartSave $201

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Chromebook: $300 $99 at Walmart
Save $201 – Holy moly! This might be the best Black Friday Chromebook deal we've seen yet. Two-thirds shaved off the price of this budget Chrome laptop from Lenovo! Yes, the specs are fairly modest, but the IdeaPad 3 will do just fine for low-intensity office tasks or schoolwork.

Want to see what else is available this week? Head on over to our main laptop deals page for more recommendations.

Christian Guyton
Editor, Computing

Christian is TechRadar’s UK-based Computing Editor. He came to us from Maximum PC magazine, where he fell in love with computer hardware and building PCs. He was a regular fixture amongst our freelance review team before making the jump to TechRadar, and can usually be found drooling over the latest high-end graphics card or gaming laptop before looking at his bank account balance and crying.

Christian is a keen campaigner for LGBTQ+ rights and the owner of a charming rescue dog named Lucy, having adopted her after he beat cancer in 2021. She keeps him fit and healthy through a combination of face-licking and long walks, and only occasionally barks at him to demand treats when he’s trying to work from home.