We've got a solid batch of the best Chromebook deals available today following this week's look around all the major retailers. Below, you'll find our hand-picked selection of the top affordable alternatives to traditional Windows laptops that are available right now. The devices we've highlighted below boast solid performance, useful features and considerable battery lives at a reasonable price.
There are some great deals available right now, too, so 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 have handy features such as all-day battery life or a 2-in-1 touchscreen. That makes them ideal if you're always on the go or enjoy the flexibility of a tablet. Best of all? All of this can be found on a budget of $300/£300 or less.
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 Flex 3 Chromebook:
$179 $119 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $60 – If you're looking for the best cheap 2-in-1 laptop deal this week then we recommend this Lenovo Flex 3 Chromebook at Best Buy. These hybrid devices usually come at a premium, so the fact you can get one for around $100 is surprising value for money. It's an affordable laptop that can cover your basic computing needs and also offer the flexibility of a tablet when needed for doodling or streaming media.
Samsung Chromebook 4:
$229.99 $124.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $105 – We would usually avoid recommending the Samsung Chromebook 4 as it tends to be much more expensive than similar devices, but the current discount means it's one of the best laptop deals available today. It's still a very basic machine best suited to light use, web browsing and school work but it impresses with a considerable battery life of over 10 hours. Great if you need a long-lasting and easily portable device.
Acer Chromebook 315:
$249 $169 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $80 – Consider upgrading to this Acer Chromebook 315 if you'd prefer a laptop with a larger screen at a low price. This is still a basic device to the option above but comes with a 15.6-inch display, so it's less portable but still an affordable pick for school work and light use. It's still tough and reasonably light, plus it has a battery life of around 12 hours, so a good choice if you're carrying it around with you all day.
Acer Chromebook Spin 311:
$249.99 $199.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $50 – If you're looking for the best cheap 2-in-1 laptop deal this week, you can't go wrong with the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 for under $200 at Amazon. It's an affordable device that covers your basic computing needs and also offers the flexibility of a tablet. This machine is great for those who would prefer the usability of an 11.6-inch touchscreen or a better viewing experience when streaming media. It also has a decent battery life of 10 hours.
Today's best Chromebook deals in the UK
Lenovo IdeaPad 3i:
£199 £119 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £80 – This Lenovo IdeaPad 3i is the cheapest laptop deal available this week that's actually worth spending your money on. There may be some slightly cheaper options, but with those, you risk picking up a poor-quality device with inferior components. This is still a basic 11.6-inch device, but it's not a lot to pay for a laptop with a decent 64GB of storage and will be fine for light use or school work.
Asus Chromebook CX1100:
£229.99 £149 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £70 – This Asus CX1100 has been £30 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.
Asus Chromebook C423NA:
£229.99 £159.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £70 – This Asus Chromebook C423NA is a basic device, but it has a larger 14-inch screen compared to the majority of Chromebooks available for under £200. Storage is 64GB, too. That amount isn't essential for Chromebooks, but it's still handy if you have files, applications, photos or videos that you want to store on the laptop instead of in the cloud.
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook:
£299 £199 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £100 – This is one of the biggest savings we've seen on the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook, which is already one of the best value laptops you can buy. It's a small device at just 10.1-inches so can be a little fiddly, but in terms of portability and functionality, it's unbeatable at this price point. Plus, the battery actually lasts up to a whole day, so it's great if you're always on the move.
Asus Chromebook Flip C433TA:
£349.99 £269.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £80 – Here's an affordable 2-in-1 laptop that's currently got a solid discount at Amazon to bring it back to its lowest price ver. It's a good buy if you want the flexibility of a machine that can work in tablet mode for doodling, watching movies or just browsing the web using the 14-inch touchscreen.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i:
£549 £429 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £120 – You usually have to pay a premium for a 2-in-1 laptop, but this is an impressive reduction on a solid device at Currys. It comes with a mid-range Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage - all solid inclusions for the price. It's a good buy for general everyday use, media streaming and some light work or admin tasks. The option to flip to tablet mode offers some welcome flexibility and versatility, too.
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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