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These are the best cheap Chromebook deals for August 2020

For decades, the PC market was split neatly between Windows and MacOS when it came to software ecosystems (with Linux remaining a distant third choice mostly relegated to power users). That dynamic changed when Google exploded onto the scene with its unique new Chrome OS, a cloud-based operating system that created a new breed of computer: the Chromebook. While still something of an oddity, these Chrome OS-powered machines have grown in popularity with many professionals, students, and regular users, and there are now Chromebooks that can give high-end Windows laptops and MacBooks a run for their money.

Arguably the greatest advantage of Chromebooks is the value they provide, though, so whether you’re after a no-frills Chrome OS laptop or something more premium (like Google’s high-end Pixelbook), we’ve got you covered: Below, we’ve rounded up all the best cheap Chromebook deals you can score online right now covering a wide range of specs, features, and prices.

Today’s best Chromebook deals

  • Acer Chromebook Spin 11 2-in-1$310, was $330
  • Dell Chromebook 11 3100 2-in-1$369, was $518
  • Acer Chromebook 715$389, was $550
  • Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 Chromebook$499, was $599
  • Google Pixelbook Go$799, was $849

Google Pixelbook 2-in-1 Chromebook (Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$1,559 $1,649
Expires soon
For a high-end Chromebook boasting PC-like specs, this 12-inch Google Pixelbook has it all including a Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, and a large 512GB solid-state drive (no skimpy flash storage here).

Google Pixelbook Go (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM,128GB SSD)

$799 $849
Expires soon
The new 13-inch Google Pixelbook Go is our current favorite Chromebook and the one we recommend for most people. It's finally starting to go on sale, but it's a solid value even at its normal price.

Acer Chromebook Spin 11 2-in-1

$310 $330
Expires soon
This slick little 2-in-1 has an 11-inch multi-touch display that can fold flat for use in tablet mode, making it an extremely versatile (not to mention extremely affordable) daily laptop.

Samsung Galaxy 13-Inch 4K Chromebook

$549 $999
Expires soon
Not all Chromebooks are created equal, and unlike many others, this 2-in-1 Samsung Chromebook with 4K display is far from a budget option -- but it's one of the best Chromebooks money can buy.
MUST-HAVE

HP Chromebook 14

$260 $338
Expires soon
A solid, no-frills 14-inch Chromebook to meet your basic needs. Ideal for light daily use, as a kid's first laptop, for a student, or just as a cheap "backup" computer.

Samsung Chromebook 3 11.6" with Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB Flash Storage

$278 $349
Expires soon
It's decidedly basic in 2020, but this cheap Samsung Chromebook would be a great backup/travel work machine or a first laptop for a young techie you know.

HP Chromebook x360 14 2-in-1

$534 $549
Expires soon
Most Chrome OS laptops are sporting mobile CPUs and pared-down hardware, but if you want more traditional PC-like specs with a modern 2-in-1 design, this 14-inch HP Chromebook x360 fits the bill.

Lenovo Chromebook S330 (Mediatek CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB SSD)

$239 $299
Expires soon
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.

HP Chromebook 15 (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB)

$470 $594
Expires soon
The 15.6-inch HP Chromebook 15 is a solid and affordable laptop that offers a bit more juice than the more basic Chrome OS machines.

Dell Inspiron 14-inch 2-in-1 Chromebook (Intel i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD)

$505 $599
Expires soon
With PC-like specs and a fold-flat 14-inch touchscreen, the Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 Chromebook offers a lot of versatility for work, browsing, and entertainment. Perfect for any home office.

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

Google Pixelbook running Adobe Lightroom CC
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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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