Looking for a Chromebook? Deals starting at just $149 at Best Buy

Best Buy Chromebook deals
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Best Buy just dropped three great Chromebook deals this week that are perfect if you're looking for a machine that'll cover the basics without breaking the bank.

First up is this 14-inch Asus Chromebook for $149 (was $249) (opens in new tab) - a compact laptop that's not only rocking a fresh $100 discount but also a very nice modern aesthetic that belies its low price point. Inside an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage also give it plenty of power for the basics.

Another worthy consideration is this 14-inch HP for $169 (was $319) (opens in new tab), which features the same specs and power as the Asus above but also comes with a handy touchscreen. That's definitely a bonus rather than a necessity in our eyes, but it could be a nice little feature to have while sitting back and watching YouTube.

Finally, we've got this 13.5-inch Acer Spin 713 for $329 (was $529) (opens in new tab), a pricier option but easily the most powerful machine on our list. Inside, it's got a 10th gen Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage, making it a better choice if you're looking to do more intensive tasks. Also, this one's fully convertible, so you can use it as both a laptop or a tablet.

Chromebooks, in general, are a good choice if you value good battery life, a lightweight, and tend to use your laptop for browser-based tasks like emails or typing. They're particularly good as an inexpensive laptop for school or college, although that's not their only use - they're also great for streaming all your favorite content.

Outside the US? See the best Chromebook deals in your region just below.

Chromebook deals at Best Buy

Asus 14-inch Chromebook: $249 (opens in new tab)

Asus 14-inch Chromebook: $249 $149 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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For the price, it's hard to beat this 14-inch Asus. The price suggests a cheap and cheerful machine, but it still features an excellent modern design that's not heavy on the screen bezels like some Chromebooks. Inside, it's also packing an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage - nice specs that are going to cover you for all those simple browser-based applications.

HP 14-inch touchscreen Chromebook: $319 (opens in new tab)

HP 14-inch touchscreen Chromebook: $319 $169 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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Another great option for a cheap Chromebook is this 14-inch HP, which actually features a handy touchscreen too. The basic specs here are the same as the Asus above, namely an Intel Celeron, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of RAM, so it'll come down to personal choice whether that touchscreen is going to be worth the extra dollar for you. 

Acer Spin 713 13.5-inch Chromebook: $529 (opens in new tab)

Acer Spin 713 13.5-inch Chromebook: $529 $329 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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If you're looking for more versatility out of your machine, consider this Acer Spin 713. While still not breaking the bank, this handy 13.5-inch machine is capable as both a laptop or a tablet thanks to its convertible form factor. Inside its 10th gen Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage are a significant upgrade too and will have zero problems with most work or casual tasks.

We're rounding up plenty more of this week's cheap laptop deals (opens in new tab) here at TechRadar if you're more into Windows machines. Also worth checking out are this week's Amazon deals - which cover not only cheap laptops, but 4K TVs, headphones, and iPads.

Alex Whitelock
Deals Editor

Alex is deals editor at Future PLC and an all-around expert at one thing - saving readers as much cash as possible while scoring them the best products for their needs. With content that's always packed full of helpful information, no-nonsense expertise, and of course deals, Alex has also written for other leading sites such as T3 and GamesRadar. At work, you'll find him mostly covering computing, gaming, and advising people on how to save on their cell phone plans. Outside of work, you'll find him playing guitar, indulging his love for music, or down at the local climbing gym mostly hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities.