Looking for the best Chromebook deals? We've searched all the major retailers to bring you a selection of the week's top offers on some affordable alternatives to traditional Windows laptops.
With some great deals available right now, you can spend as little as possible on a device that can handle basic tasks, school work or just everyday browsing. Plus, some of the best Chromebooks come with useful features such as all-day battery life or a 2-in-1 touchscreen that make them ideal if you're always on the go or enjoy the flexibility of a tablet. All of this can be found on a budget of $300/£300 or less.
Now's an especially good time to buy, with the many back to school sales currently underway. So, if you need a Chromebook to get you through general day-to-day tasks, tackle some light work or double as a tablet for media streaming, you can find some standard or 2-in-1 options here.
Today's best Chromebook deals in the US
Lenovo Chromebook 3:
$139 $99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $40 – The Lenovo Chromebook 3 is the cheapest Chromebook deal this week that's worth considering, as you seriously compromise on performance if you go any cheaper. This is a very basic laptop but good for light use and school work, for those with very little to spend.
Lenovo Chromebook 14e:
$299.99 $149.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $150 – Consider upgrading to this Lenovo Chromebook if you'd prefer a larger screen, as this one comes with a 14-inch display. It's still a basic device but will be fine for school work and light use if you need something affordable. It's also a good option if you will carry it around all day, as it comes in a tough and light chassis.
Acer Chromebook Spin 311:
$249.99 $199.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $50 – This Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is one of the best cheap 2-in-1 Chromebook deals this week. At under $200, it's an affordable device that covers your basic computing needs and offers the flexibility of a tablet. That's great for those who prefer the usability of the 11.6-inch touchscreen or a better viewing experience when streaming media. It also has a decent battery life of 10 hours.
Lenovo Chromebook Duet:
$299 $249 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $50 – We're big fans of this compact little device at TechRadar, as you will see from our Lenovo Chromebook Duet review (opens in new tab). It may be a little fiddly to use due to its tiny 11-inch size, but this is a low price for a lightweight and portable laptop/tablet hybrid. It surprises most of all in terms of battery life, however, where it lasted over 21 hours in our testing. That's fantastic if you need a laptop that fits your on-the-move schedule with no need to worry about recharging regularly.
HP 14-inch 2-in-1 Chromebook:
$699 $399 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $300 – A huge $300 discount is back again on this HP 2-in-1 Chromebook after it disappeared for a few weeks. We're usually cautious about paying this much for a Chromebook as it often loses its value-for-money edge over $300. However, this is a bargain for a reasonably powerful and versatile laptop. Performance is good for general everyday use and work tasks, plus it's a 2-in-1 device so you can flip it around and use it as a tablet with the 14-inch touchscreen.
Today's best Chromebook deals in the UK
Asus Chromebook CX1100:
£229.99 £129.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £100 – This Asus CX1100 has been £20 cheaper but it's still one of the best Chromebook deals available right now. It's a very basic 11.6-inch device, but that's no great surprise considering the price. For those on a tight budget who need a straightforward and inexpensive laptop for light use or school work, this will do just fine.
Acer Chromebook 314:
£279.99 £219.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £60 – As with the majority of Chromebooks, the Acer 314 is a basic device, but it does include 128GB of storage - at least double the devices available for under £200. Large storage isn't really necessary with Chromebooks, but it's still handy if you have a load of files that you'd rather store locally instead of in the cloud.
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook:
£279.99 £259.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £20 – The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook is one of the best value laptops you can buy, so this £20 discount makes it even better. This slim and light 10.1-inch device might be a bit fiddly for some, but in terms of portability and functionality, it's an unbeatable buy at this price point. The battery actually lasts up to a whole day too, so it's great if you're always on the move.
Asus Chromebook Flip C433TA:
£349.99 £299.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £50 – Here's a good price for a 2-in-1 laptop at Amazon. The Asus Chromebook Flip C433TA also comes with 128GB of storage, which is a solid upgrade compared to other devices in a similar price range. You pay a small premium for the laptop's flexibility, but it's an excellent feature for those who prefer tablet mode for certain uses, such as browsing or streaming.
Lenovo Yoga Chromebook:
£699.97 £399.97 at Box (opens in new tab)
Save £300 – Chromebooks tend to get worse value for money as the price increases, but this is a huge saving on a laptop from Lenovo. The discount is so huge because it includes some dated components, but if you want a very powerful 2-in-1 Chromebook for significantly less then it's definitely worth considering.
More cheap Chromebook deals
Alongside our hand-picked selection of the top offers available right now, we've also highlighted a small selection of devices that are featured in our guide to the best Chromebook. These come fully recommended from TechRadar reviewers so you know you're getting a good device. Today's lowest available prices are just below.
This is where you should begin your search for a Chromebook. At 14 inches in screen size and inside an robust frame, the HP Chromebook 14 offers a fine middle ground for the indecisive shopper. With standardized parts inside, this Chromebook can do essentially all its closest rivals can and then some, with its microSD card reader and slew of ports – unlike similarly-priced, tinier Chromebooks.
Plus, you'll find a fantastic tactile keyboard and vivid display on here as well - which is surprising as these are usually the first corners to be cut when manufacturers are trying to bring the price down this low. We see Chromebook deals regularly including this model as well, so you'll find an excellent price if you're shopping at the right time.
Read our full review: HP Chromebook 14
With the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet, you'll be getting a Chromebook that strikes a perfect balance between the portability of a tablet and the functionality of a laptop, all for a terrific bargain price.
What impresses most of all is the substantial battery life – the Lenovo Duet was able to last upwards of 22 hours in our testing. That'll get you through a full day of bouncing between lectures, speeding through some work and the odd bit of fun on the side – and then still have some juice leftover.
There are questions about the finicky nature of the keyboard and the trackpad, but these can be easily remedied with a separate keyboard and mouse of your own. Looking past that, it's a great bit of kit if you're a student on a budget, especially when you compare it to similar models that sport a FHD touchscreen and up to 128GB of storage for all your files.
Read our full review: Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook
It’s almost as if Dell hand-crafted this Chromebook to get 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 (or ask) a question. And, it’s rubberized in many places to better survive drops and dents. It’s an awfully mobile laptop, too, making it sensible for work at almost any class level, or if you just want a lightweight web browser and email machine. In the education sector, a Chromebook price can be one of the most important factors so you'll be safe in the knowledge that this Dell 11 is efficient as well.
Chromebook deals on this model usually pitch it at the same price as the HP 14 and Acer 15, however if you're looking for a kids laptop for school you'll want to take a look at this sturdy contender.
Read our full review: Dell Chromebook 11
While it sits at the same price point as the smaller 14-inch HP and 11-inch Dell above, this Acer Chromebook offers up a full-sized 15.6-inch display. That's a big deal if you're looking to get more done that as you'll easily be able to view multiple windows at the same time. You're also getting the option of slightly beefier components here, though not at entry level.
So, if you're going to get a lot of work done on your new Chromebook, this might be the model to go for. There's plenty of room to breathe in the design and a little more power under the hood as well.
It doesn’t do much that’s exclusive to its larger size so much that it simply does those things more. For many, that’s a selling point worth trying to find the best deal over, and this just so happens to be the best one.
Read our full review: Acer Chromebook 15
Acer tends to run the show in our Chromebook roundups, and for good reason: it makes great Chromebooks. If you want the look and near-feel of a MacBook Air, but with the Chromebook price tag this is the model for you. The 14 looks and feels like Apple’s famous notebook on the outside, but of course can’t truly feel like using one with how little it costs.
Read our full review: Acer Chromebook 14
Looking to spend a little more to pick up a suite of extra features? The Asus Chromebook Flip offers up an excellent 2-in-1 laptop design that can easily switch into more of a tablet experience for an MSRP of between $400 and $600. That puts it firmly in the mid-range category of Chromebook deals, sitting above the everyday offers in both price and features but well below the Google Pixelbook Go prices below.
The Google Pixelbook Go is one of the most well known premium Chromebooks out there. It does have the price tag to match, but it's nowhere near the $1,000/£1,000 tag on its predecessor. The 8th generation of processors to choose from and the substantial SSD sizes on offer mean you'll be zipping through tasks on an ultra portable laptop with a great full HD screen.
Plus, the Go can manage all that and still stay alive for 12 hours at a time, which is pretty good going when you consider the power stored inside this sleek shell. It might not be the cheap and cheerful machine you were expecting to pick up, but it's certainly worth a look if you're going to be using your Chromebook for anything strenuous.
How much should I pay for a Chromebook?
On average, you only need to pay somewhere around $200 / £200 to get a decent Chromebook. Of course, there are options to spend slightly less (and a whole lot more, too) but that is the ballpark figure to keep in mind. Anything lower and the machines are very basic. This can be fine, though, if you're aware of those limitations and are willing to accept the dramatic dip in performance.
If you pay much more a Chromebook can lose its edge in terms of value for money. We would say that once you get closer to $500 / £500 you're better off taking a look at some of the more general laptop deals available right now as you get more for your money. And if you want really high performance you'll want today's cheap gaming laptop deals or MacBook deals for that.
What to look for in cheap Chromebook deals
The cheapest Chromebook deals are already pretty good for the price, and tend to be aimed at those who don't want to blow all their cash on a single gadget purchase. You're not picking up bags of storage at the lowest end of the price spectrum, but with Chrome OS removing the need for updates (these laptops don't run on Windows), you won't need as much space as you would on a conventional laptop. Plus, everything will run through your web browser on a Chromebook, which means you need even less storage.
The models above all carry decent processors for the cash, so you'll be sorted for an acceptable speed considering how little you're spending on your laptop here. However, it's worth checking out display quality and keyboard textures, as this is where manufacturers tend to cut corners in order to squeeze into these cheap Chromebook prices.
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