These are the best cheap Chromebook deals for October 2020

Gone are the days when the only choice you had when buying a laptop was Windows or MacOS. The past few years have seen Chromebooks, laptops that run on a unique cloud-based operating system, explode in popularity. It’s not hard to see why: These Chrome OS-powered machines are light, simple, and typically very affordable, making them a viable alternative to Windows laptops and MacBooks for students, teachers, remote workers, and anyone else looking for a solid no-frills workstation.

That’s not to say that all Chromebooks are cheap. Some of the best Chromebooks today easily stand on par with the latest Windows 2-in-1s and MacBooks in terms of hardware capabilities and design, and these will also cost you about the same — unless you find a killer bargain, that is. Below, we’ve rounded up all the best cheap Chromebook deals you can find right now.

Today’s best Chromebook deals

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Acer Chromebook 715 (Intel Core i3-8130U, 4GB RAM, 128GB)

$419 $550
Many Chromebooks are on the small side, but the Acer Chromebook 715 is a full-sized 15.6-inch laptop with respectable PC hardware -- and a price tag that's hard to beat.
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Samsung 11.6-inch Chromebook (Intel N3060, 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC)

$299 $499
Need a reliable Chromebook from a reputable brand? Look no further than this offering from Samsung, which has just what you need to work on the go quickly and easily.
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Lenovo Chromebook S330 (Mediatek CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB SSD)

$239 $299
Lenovo as a brand needs no introduction, and along with its great (but often pricey) ThinkPad laptops, it offers some very solid -- and super affordable -- Chromebooks like the S330.
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Samsung Chromebook 4 (11.6-inch, Intel Celeron N4000, 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage)

$319 $499
If you want to get a new laptop without paying an arm and a leg, the recently released Samsung Chromebook 4 is a great option. This lightweight laptop is powered by an Intel Celeron N4000 processor.
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ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA DH54 (Intel m5, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC)

$715 $1,000
For a more high-end Chromebook experience, this device from ASUS is a great option. It can be flipped into tablet mode, has a beautifully crisp screen, and is plenty powerful, too.
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Acer Chromebook 315 (Intel N4000 CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB) + Protective Sleeve

$278 $330
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.
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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 (Intel i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB eMMC)

$839 $900
With a strong emphasis on visual prowess, the Acer Chromebook Spin 13 is designed with a QHD touch-screen display, while being just as robust as a laptop with its Intel i5 processor and 8GB of RAM.
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Google Pixelbook Go (Intel m3, 8GB RAM, 64GB storage)

$1,326 $1,399
Google's Pixelbook range combines the company's design know-how with its great Chrome OS software, giving you a laptop that is perfectly suited to working on the go.
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Lenovo Chromebook Duet 2-in-1 with USB-C Dongle

$329 $349
Lenovo's Chromebook Duet is a unique 2-in-1 laptop that can pull double duty as a standalone tablet thanks to its completely detachable keyboard.
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Lenovo C340 Touchscreen Chromebook (Amazon Renewed)

$282 $349
Whether in the classroom or the office, the Lenovo C340 is equipped to handle every task you would ever need without a hitch. Its 11.6-inch display is also a touchscreen for some added versatility.
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Lenovo Chromebook C330 11.6" 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop

$405 $459
Use this versatile compact laptop in tent, tablet, or laptop mode. At just over 2.5 pounds, you can easily take this machine on the go for collaborative work on your Google apps.
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Asus Chromebook C523 (Intel Celeron N3350, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC)

$280 $289
If you want a reliable companion in your private workspace, you can't go wrong with the Asus Chromebook C523. It's sized at 15.6 inches, making it one of the bigger Chromebooks on the market.
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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 (Intel i3, 8GB RAM, 64GB eMMC)

$766 $1,215
This clever 2-in-1 works as a traditional laptop, but can be flipped over and used with a stylus - perfect for artists and graphic designers. Its high-res screen and sturdy design suit it perfectly.
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Samsung Galaxy 4K 2-in-1 Chromebook (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$948 $1,000
For a high-end Chromebook boasting PC-like specs, this 13-inch Samsung Galaxy 2-in-1 laptop has it all including a Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, and a stunning 4K touchscreen.
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HP Pro c640 Chromebook (Intel Pentium CPU, 8GB RAM, 32GB)

$556 $794
HP rarely disappoints when it comes to laptops and the HP Pro c640 Chromebook is among its most well-rounded, equipped with an Intel Pentium processor with 8GB of RAM for great utility and power.
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Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 2-in-1 Laptop (12.2", 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC)

$489 $550
Chromebook Plus is a laptop and tablet in one. Digital artists will love tablet mode as it's easier to sketch using the built-in pen. And with 64GB memory, space won't be a problem.
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Samsung Chromebook 3 11.6" with Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB Flash Storage

$309 $349
It's decidedly basic in 2020, but this cheap Samsung Chromebook would be a great backup/travel work machine or a good first laptop for a young techie you know.

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 Yoga Chromebook

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If you’re looking for a standard clamshell Chromebook, look no further than the Lenovo Yoga Chromebook. For an affordable price, the Yoga Chromebook includes great with its 8th-gen Core i3 processor, a crisp 1080p screen, and excellent battery life. It currently sits stop our list of the best Chromebooks in the 15-inch size category. And, unlike some of the cheaper Chromebooks, the Yoga features fantastic build quality and refreshingly simple design. The thin bezels around the edge of the display mimic the look of laptops that cost twice as much. There’s even an option with a 4K screen, which is pretty rare to see on a Chromebook.

Deals are scarce right now for this new high-end Chromebook, so if you see one on our list, then jump on it before it’s gone.

HP Chromebook x2

HP Chromebook x2 Review
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The HP Chromebook x2 currently ranks as the best 2-in-1 Chromebook you can buy (by our measuring, anyway). The cheaper model, which currently starts at $530, comes with an Intel Core M processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. That might not sound like a lot, but for a 12-inch Chromebook, it’s plenty of muscle to get you by.

Like the Surface Book 2, the HP Chromebook x2 is a 12.3-inch tablet that can magnetically pop out 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 expensive side for a Chromebook, but with some impressive features, you definitely get your money’s worth.

Google Pixelbook

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Given that Google pioneered the Chrome operating system, it’s only fitting that the company’s own Chromebook is one of the best that money can buy, so we’ve saved it for last. The Google Pixelbook 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 touch display, and fast performance under daily workloads. In a word: It’s the most high-end Chromebook laptop you can buy.

The touchscreen can fold flat for tablet-like use (or can stand up in tent mode if you just want to watch some entertainment), and the Pixelbook has better specs than most Chromebooks with its PC-level hardware which includes newer Intel Core i-series CPUs. All of these features would normally run you $999, but you’ll find it at discount from time to time.

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