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Best Chromebook deals for December 2021

If you need a laptop for work and study and are thinking about making the switch from Windows and MacOS, there’s never been a better time to try out a Chromebook. Chrome OS laptops have been around for a decade, but they really came into their own last year due to the surge of new people doing their jobs and schoolwork online. The cloud-based simplicity of Chrome OS is perfect for those who live their lives online and Chromebooks are very affordable to boot. Piqued your curiosity? Keep reading: We’ve got all the best cheap Chromebook deals of the week right here, along with some details about a few of our favorite models.

Today’s Best Chromebook Deals

With 4GB of RAM and a 14-inch HD screen, this HP Chromebook is perfect for most students looking for a cheap laptop to take notes at home and on the move. more
This Chromebook is unlike any other, as it's all about luxury, from its 4K OLED display to its durable (and attractive) aluminum finish. more
For the price, it doesn't get much better than the Lenovo Chromebook Flex if you're looking for a compact 2-in-1 laptop that can pull double duty as a tablet. more
Designed for everyday versatility, the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 is a laptop that can convert into a screen or tablet in seconds, making it perfect for students and professionals working on-the-go. more
Whether it's for studies or research, the ASUS Chromebook Flip C433 can perform nearly any clerical or educational task with ease thanks to its Intel m3 processor with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. more
The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 is geared for productivity with the full Google experience. With a powerful battery, fast processor, and 2-in-1 design, it is also perfect for presentations. more
Lenovo's 10-inch Chromebook Duet is a unique 2-in-1 laptop that can pull double duty as a stand-alone tablet thanks to its completely detachable keyboard and vibrant 1200p touchscreen. more
With its PC-like hardware and intuitive software, the 13-inch Pixelbook Go is our favorite Chromebook (Google did design Chrome OS, after all). more
Google's Pixelbook Go combines the company's design know-how with great PC-like hardware and sleek Chrome OS software, giving you a laptop that is perfectly suited to working on the go. more
The unique laptop/tablet hybrid is one of our favorite Chromebooks for work or play, and if you need some extra storage, this one is a great pick. more
Need to work on the go? Take this 11-inch HP Chromebook for a spin and watch your workflow fly. This compact Chromebook is powered by Snapdragon CPU and features a handy touchscreen and stylus. more
Among HP's arsenal of versatile laptops is the HP Chromebook 11, which is capable of handling hours of endless productivity but light enough to be with you all day. more
Whether in the classroom or the office, the Lenovo C340 is equipped to handle every task you would ever need. Its 15.6-inch display is also a fold-flat touchscreen for added versatility. more
Boasting a QHD 3:2 display with crystal clear visuals, the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 is exceptionally versatile in both form and function, capable of rotating and handling a laptop's workload and more. more
Love the sleek simplicity of Chrome OS but want a bigger display? The 17-inch Acer Chromebook 317 has what you need, right down to its 1080p IPS touchscreen. more
The 13-inch Google Pixelbook Go is our favorite Chromebook and the one we recommend for most people. It's hard to find on sale, but it's a solid value even at its normal price. more
Need a reliable Chromebook from a reputable brand? Look no further than this offering from Lenovo, which has just what you need to work on the go quickly and easily. more
Capable of folding between four different modes, the HP Chromebook X360 12 is a versatile piece of work, powered by an Intel Celeron processor, with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space. more
This Acer Chromebook runs on Chrome OS, which is an operating system from Google that is designed for the way we live today and comes with an Acer travel laptop backpack. more
Enjoy editing, downloading, and converting Microsoft Office files in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides with this Acer Chromebook Laptop. It comes with built-in virus protection and automatic updates. more
If you're looking for perhaps the cheapest name-brand Chromebook you can buy, then the 11.6-inch Acer Chromebook 11 fits the bill for just 200 bucks. more
With its rugged rubberized housing, this cheap 14-inch Asus Chromebook would be a good "beater" laptop or a first computer for a young techie. more
Don't let that small frame fool you: This Chromebook still packs a lot of great features for an on-the-go student, including fast Gigabit Wi-Fi connectivity, Google Assistant, and ChromeOS. more
Acer remains one of the top brands when it comes to cheap laptops, and its Chromebooks carry that pedigree proudly. Score this one on sale and get a free carrying case as a nice bonus. more

Lenovo Chromebook S330

best cheap Chromebook deals - Lenovo Chromebook S330

Lenovo is putting out some of the best Chromebooks on the market today, but its high-end offerings naturally don’t come cheap. For a super-affordable alternative to laptops like the Yoga, consider Lenovo’s Chromebook S330. This 14-inch computer runs on a quad-core CPU and 4GB of RAM – snappy enough for work tasks like web browsing and word processing. It also comes with 32GB of flash storage for files and apps. Since Chrome OS is largely cloud-based, you don’t need too much space to handle your basic needs.

It may not replace your full-featured Windows, Mac, or Chrome OS laptops, but for such little money, it’s hard to find this much laptop.

Acer Chromebook 15

Acer Chromebook 15 Spin Review
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Compact laptops are handy for travel, but for hours of regular use and work, a full-sized computer like Acer’s excellent Chromebook 15 might be a better option. This Chrome OS laptop features a quad-core Intel Pentium N4200 CPU, 4GB of DDR4 RAM, and 32GB of storage for handling basic tasks. But the highlight of this model is its 15.6-inch HD touch display, which gives you a lot more screen real estate to work with.

It’s still fairly sleek and lightweight, though, and its internal battery provides up to 12 hours of juice, giving you more than enough for a day’s worth of work and entertainment.

Samsung Chromebook 4+

The Samsung Chromebook 4+ is another 15-inch Chromebook, but it’s one of our favorites. It sports a sleek look, featuring a silver chassis and thin bezels, despite being just 3.75 pounds. Like many Chromebooks, it comes with just 4GB of RAM and an Intel Celeron processor, but if your computing tasks are relatively simple, you’ll find plenty of performance here under the hood. The Samsung Chromebook 4+ also comes with two USB-C ports, a full-size keyboard, and up to 10.5 hours of battery life.

Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook

If you’re looking for a solid 2-in-1 Chromebook, look no further than the Lenovo Flex 5. For an affordable price, the Flex 5 Chromebook includes great with its 10th-gen Core i3 processor, a crisp 1080p touchscreen, and excellent battery life. And, unlike some of the cheaper Chromebooks, the Flex 5 features fantastic build quality and refreshingly simple design. The sleek design, 13-inch size, and 2-in-1 versatility rival laptops that cost twice as much. It even utilizes a proper SSD, which is pretty rare to see on a Chromebook.

Deals are scarce right now for this solid mid-range 2-in-1 Chromebook, so if you see one on our list, jump on it before it’s gone.

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet

The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet currently ranks as the best 2-in-1 Chromebook you can buy (by our measuring, anyway). The cheaper model, which runs for around $250 when on sale, comes with a MediaTek processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. That might not sound like a lot, but for a 10-inch Chromebook, it’s plenty of muscle to get you by.

Like the Surface Book 2, the IdeaPad Duet is actually 10.1-inch tablet that can completely separate from the keyboard case. It functions as well as a tablet as it does a clamshell notebook. This design makes it a great option for college students or workers on the go. It’s a little bit more on the small side for a laptop, but with such a great design, you definitely get your money’s worth.

Google Pixelbook Go

Google Pixelbook Go screen
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Given that Google pioneered the Chrome operating system, it’s only fitting that the company’s own Chromebooks are among the best that money can buy, so we’ve saved this one for last. The Google Pixelbook Go has the look and feel of a high-end Chrome OS laptop with a super-slim and attractive design, great build quality, a beautiful high-resolution display, and fast performance under daily workloads. In a word: It’s the Chromebook laptop that most people should buy.

It lacks some amenities like a 2-in-1 design with a fold-flat touchscreen, but if you’re willing to forego those amenities for a solid, no-frills Chromebook, then the Pixelbook Go is arguably a better choice than most Chromebooks thanks to its PC-level hardware which includes newer Intel Core CPUs and full 8GB-16GB of RAM. All of these features would normally run you around $650 for the entry-level model, but you’ll find it at discount from time to time that makes the Pixelbook Go an even better value.

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