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The best cheap Chromebook deals in June 2022

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Here are all of this week's best Chromebook deals with a variety of options to help you pick up a budget laptop for less. These devices are excellent alternatives to traditional Windows laptops if you need a straightforward and long-lasting machine. With the right Chromebook, you can spend as little as possible on a device that can handle basic tasks, schoolwork or just some everyday browsing and come with useful features such as all-day battery life or a 2-in-1 touchscreen at a more affordable price.

That's exactly what you get when you pick up one of the best Chromebooks - many of which you'll find reduced just below. Let us help you buy smart so you can get a capable machine for relatively little cost. And you can snag an even better bargain with one of the Chromebook deals on this page. We've picked out the best offers available today after a search through all the top retailers and the ones we've highlighted generally offer the best value for money, too.

So, if you need a Chromebook to get you through some general day-to-day tasks, tackle some light work or double as a tablet for media streaming, then you can find some standard and 2-in-1 options here. We've gathered the best Chromebook deals currently on offer just below and will look out for even more bargains during this year's Prime Day in July.

Today's best cheap Chromebook deals in the US

Lenovo Chromebook 3: $139 $79 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $60
– 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.

Samsung Chromebook 4: $229.99 $124.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $105
– We tend to avoid the Samsung Chromebook as it's usually a lot more expensive compared to similar devices. However, it jumps into the list of this week's Chromebook deals as it has a huge $110 discount at Amazon. That's only $20 off the record low. It's still a basic machine but one that's ideal for school work and light use – especially for those on the go as it has a very impressive 12.5-hour battery life.

Acer 315 Chromebook: $289 $229 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $60
– This Acer 315 is a good pick if you prefer a larger 15.6-inch display compared to the 11 or 14-inch screens usually found on Chromebooks. It's also a full HD IPS panel, too, which means you get a clearer, sharper and brighter image. It's a great feature to find at this price as it's typically saved for more expensive laptops. Alongside the great price, this is a solid basic laptop for light work and everyday use on a small budget.

Acer Chromebook Spin 514: $499 $249 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $250
– After a 2-in-1 Chromebook deal? This Acer Chromebook Spin 514 has a massive $250 off at Best Buy right now. That's a great price for a flexible entry-level laptop for light use, everyday tasks and some media streaming. You can also enjoy a full tablet experience with the 14-inch HD touchscreen.

Lenovo Flex 5i Chromebook: $489.99 $399 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $90
– This Lenovo Flex 5i is a best-seller on Amazon right now. It's easy to see why, though, when you look at the components and features packed inside. There's an Intel i3 processor and 8GB RAM for fast performance, while you can also switch it to tablet mode and use the full HD touchscreen. Even with all this, it still holds a reasonable budget price of just under $400 and it's excellent value for money.

Asus 2-in-1 Chromebook: $569 $449 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $120
– This may seem quite expensive compared to all the other Chromebook deals on this page, but it's a great price for a powerful and premium 2-in-1 device. You get solid performance whether in laptop or tablet mode thanks to the selection excellent components, including an Intel i3 processor and 8GB RAM. Overall, it's a great choice for those who don't want to compromise functionality in order to get the flexibility of a 2-in-1 device. This Chromebook nails both.

Today's best cheap Chromebook deals in the UK

Asus Chromebook CX1100: £229.99 £129.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £100
– This Asus CX1100 is back on offer again and is 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 then this will do just fine.

Asus C523NA Chromebook: £229.99 £189.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £60
– It's not always easy to find a laptop with a 15.6-inch screen for under £200 but this Asus C523NA Chromebook just slips under that price range at Amazon. Along with the larger screen size, you get an Intel processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage - all components you'd expect for this price and enough to power a machine for general browsing or basic office work.

Acer Chromebook Spin 311: £299 £249 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £50
– 2-in-1 devices don't often feature in the best laptop deals, but this Acer Chromebook Spin 311 has a solid discount right now at Currys. At this price, it's still a fairly basic device, but it has a reasonable Intel processor, 64GB of storage and a massive 15-hour battery life. You can use the tactile touchscreen to make navigation easier and view media more comfortably. It can then be flipped back quickly when you need to do a bit of word processing or send an email.

The best cheap Chromebook deals

Alongside all of the top offers available right now, we've picked out a handful of devices from our guide to the best Chromebook and shared the lowest prices available today just below. 

HP Chromebook 14

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HP Chromebook 14

A perfectly balanced Chromebook - the top choice for most

CPU: Intel Celeron N4000 Series / AMD A4 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 2GB – 4GB | Screen: 14-inch, HD (1,366 x 768) BrightView | Storage: 16GB – 32GB eMMC

Excellent keyboard, trackpad
Crisp, vivid screen
Slower than some rivals
Average battery life

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

The cheap Lenovo Duet Chromebook in laptop mode

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Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook

Perfectly balanced 2-in-1 Chromebook for students

CPU: MediaTek Helio P60T | Graphics: ARM G72 MP3 800GHz | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 10.1-inch FHD (1920 x 1200) Touchscreen | Storage: 64GB-128GB eMCP

Lightweight and portable
Excellent battery life
Impressive value for money
Clunky keyboard and trackpad

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

Dell Chromebook 11

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Dell Chromebook 11

A smaller model perfect for kids

CPU: Intel Celeron N2840 - N4020 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 2GB – 4GB | Screen: 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) touchscreen | Storage: 16GB SSD

Rugged design
180-degree barrel hinge
Touchscreen not standard
Small keyboard

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

Acer Chromebook 15

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Acer Chromebook 15

The cheapest 15-inch laptop you’ll find - great for work

CPU: Intel Celeron – Core i5 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics – HD Graphics 5500 | RAM: 2GB – 4GB | Screen: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) – FHD (1,920 x 1,080) | Storage: 16GB – 32GB SSD

Large, FHD screen
Lots of RAM
Roomy keyboard
Could fit more ports

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 Chromebook 14

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Acer Chromebook 14

A good looking Chromebook with style

CPU: Intel Celeron N3160 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS | Storage: 32GB SSD

Gorgeous looks
Solid keyboard and touchpad
Flaky HD video playback

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 

Asus Chromebook Flip C434

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Asus Chromebook Flip C434

Flexible yet powerful

CPU: Intel Core m3-8100Y - 8th gen i5 | RAM: 4GB - 8GB | Storage: 32GB - 128GB eMMC | Display: 14-inch, 1080p touch screen | Dimensions: 12.6 x 8 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 3.1 pounds

Streamlined, premium looking design
Excellent display
Impressive battery life

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. 

Google Pixelbook Go

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Google Pixelbook Go

An affordable Google laptop with the specs of something much more

CPU: Intel Core 8th Gen m3 - i7 | Graphics: Intel UHD 615 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) - 4K UHD (3840x2160) | Storage: 64GB – 256GB SSD

12 hour battery life 
Smooth design 
Portable high performance computing
Pricey for the Chromebook market

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 cheap 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. 

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.