While that may seem like a high price for a Chromebook, even after this discount in the 4th of July sales, it's worth pointing out that this is one of the best Chromebooks you can buy right now, and it's packed with some premium specs, including an Intel Core i3-1215U, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.
As with HP's other Elite Dragonfly laptops, the HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook has a gorgeous thin and light design and B&O quad speakers, and offers the kind of performance you'd not normally expect from a Chromebook. It's also aimed at professionals, with increased security and virtual collaboration.
This $170 discount makes it a great time to buy a powerful Chromebook, then. We may also see some good Amazon Prime Day deals next week, but as the HP Elite Dragonfly 13.5 inch Chromebook is so new, we don't expect to see any price drops lower than this.
HP Elite Dragonfly 13.5 inch Chromebook:
$1,149 $979.99 at HP
Save $170 - HP's premium Elite Dragonfly Chromebook has only just gone on sale, and the company has already cut the price by $170. Don't think this is because the Chromebook isn't any good, however. It's part of HP's 4th of July sale.
Chromebooks are brilliant devices that run ChromeOS, rather than Windows, and that allows them to offer much longer battery lives, thanks to ChromeOS being so lightweight.
ChromeOS also runs brilliantly on lower-end hardware, which makes Chromebooks much more affordable than laptops. However, in a premium device like the HP Elite Dragonfly 13.5 inch Chromebook, the high-end specs mean that ChromeOS will simply fly when in use.
If you're not too sure if a Chromebook is for you, check out our should I buy a Chromebook? guide for more assistance.
Best Buy 4th of July sale: quick links
- Apple: up to $800 off iPhone 13 Pro, $200 off MacBook Pro, and more
- Appliances: Samsung, Whirlpool, LG, Maytag and more from $218.99
- Cameras: save $100 on the GoPro Hero10 Action Camera
- Chromebooks: get a Lenovo Chromebook 3 for just $79
- Furniture: desks, TV stands, and side tables from $49.99
- Headphones: up to $200 off JBL, Apple and Samsung
- KitchenAid: get $100 off KitchenAid stand mixers
- Laptops: save up to $200 on the latest Windows devices
- Outdoors: up to $150 off grills, tools and pools
- PC gaming: up to $300 off desktop gaming PCs
- Small appliances: Air fryers from $29.99
- Smart home: $150 off the Arlo Pro 4 - Camera Security Bundle
- Smartwatch: Apple Watch, Fitbit and Garmin from $129.95
- Soundbar: get the Sony HT-S400 Soundbar with Subwoofer for $199.99
- Tablets: get up to $130 off Samsung Galaxy tablets
- Toys: free gift card of up to $25 with Lego Super Mario starter sets
- TV: big screen TVs at 55-inches and up from $269.99
- Vacuum: up to $200 off Dyson, Roomba and Shark
- Video games: up to 60% off PS5, Xbox and Nintendo Switch games
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