The best Cyber Monday Chromebook deals for 2020

Cyber Monday arrived yesterday, trailing behind Black Friday weekend to kick off the biggest online shopping week of the year. If it’s time for a new laptop, don’t think that the only Cyber Week discounts are on Windows and MacOS machines; many retailers also are offering huge markdowns on Chromebooks, unique laptops powered by Google’s cloud-based Chrome OS that are popular (and often much less costly) alternatives to MacBooks and Windows laptops. If you missed out on a special Chromebook you were eyeing among the Black Friday or Cyber Monday offerings, then these still-ongoing Cyber Monday deals and Cyber Week sales are giving you another chance to find it before the curtains fall on 2020 — but don’t drag your feet.

To help you find the laptop that’s right for you, we’ve scoured the web to smoke out all the best remaining Cyber Monday Chromebook deals you can still score right now. If you’re not already settled on one of these Chrome OS-powered workhorses, though, then also check out these awesome Cyber Monday laptop deals that are also still up for grabs on MacBooks, touchscreen 2-in-1s, and more.

Best Cyber Monday Chromebook deals

Some of the hottest sales this week are Best Buy Chromebook deals and a great Acer Chromebook deal from Amazon. See more discounts below:

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Samsung Galaxy 13.3 inch 4K Ultra HD Chromebook

$892 $999
This Chromebook is unlike any other, as it's all about luxury. From it's 4K OLED display, it's all aluminum finish, as well as its feisty red color. This is a truly stylish device.
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Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 2-in-1 (11.6 inches, MediaTek CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB)

$179 $279
For less than a couple Benjamins, it doesn't get much better than the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 if you're looking for a compact 2-in-1 laptop that can pull double duty as a tablet.
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ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 (14-inch, Intel m3-8100Y, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC)

$529 $570
Whether it's for studies or research, the ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 can perform nearly any clerical or educational task with ease thanks to its Intel m3 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
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Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 2-in-1 Laptop

$450 $550
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.
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Lenovo Chromebook Duet 2-in-1 with Free 64GB MicroSD Card

$299 $329
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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HP Chromebook 11 (Intel Celeron, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC)

$149 $219
Need to work quickly on the go? Take this HP Chromebook 11 out for a spin and watch your workflow fly. This compact Chromebook is powered by Intel Celeron with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of space.
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HP 2-in-1 14-Inch Touchscreen Chromebook

$269 $399
HP makes plenty of budget Chromebooks, but with its 14-inch display, this 2-in-1 Chrome OS machine feels more like a full-on laptop (and it's one of the cheapest convertibles you'll find).
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Google Pixelbook Go (Intel Core m3, 8GB RAM, 64GB SSD)

$649
The 13-inch Google Pixelbook Go is our favorite Chromebook and the one we recommend for most people. Being a new release, it's hard to find on sale, but it's a solid value even at its normal price.
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Acer Chromebook 315 (4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC) + Protective Sleeve

$258 $330
If a cheap, dependable Chromebook is what you're looking for, the no-nonsense Acer Chromebook 315 is worth a look (and well worth its small price tag).
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HP Chromebook x360 14 2-in-1 (Pentium Gold CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB flash storage)

$360 $550
This 14-inch HP Chromebook combines the cloud-based speed and simplicity of Chrome OS with the versatility of a 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop.
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Samsung Chromebook 4+ 15-inch (4GB RAM, 64GB Storage)

$299 $379
This lightweight Chromebook features a large 15.6 inch FHD display, as well as USB-C connectivity, allowing you to charge up and stay productive on the go for school, work, and a lot more.
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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 (Intel i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB eMMC)

$700 $760
Boasting a QHD screen with crystal clear visuals, the Acer Chromebook Spin 13 is exceptionally versatile in both form and function, capable of rotating and handling a laptop's workload and more.
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HP Chromebook x360 14 2-in-1 (Core i3 CPU, 8GB RAM, 64GB eMMC)

$490 $520
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.
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HP Chromebook 14 (Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC)

$200 $270
On a budget? Packed with an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage, the HP Chromebook 14 is a fantastic economical option.
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HP Chromebook 14 (Intel Celeron N4000, 4GB RAM, 64GB) with Mouse and Sleeve

$259 $269
Among HP's arsenal of versatile products is the HP Chromebook 14, which is capable of dishing out hours of endless productivity thanks to its Intel Celeron processor in unison with 4GB of RAM.
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Lenovo C340 Touchscreen Chromebook (Amazon Renewed)

$247 $292
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

$394 $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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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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Samsung Chromebook 3 11.6" with Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB Flash Storage

$300 $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.
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Acer Chromebook 514 (Intel Celeron N3450, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC storage)

$388 $420
Boasting an immense 12-hour battery life, This Chromebook includes built-in offline storage and an extra 100GB on Google Drive to store and back up your files.

How to choose a Chromebook

The pickings were slim when Chromebooks first came onto the scene about a decade ago, but today, pretty much every major PC maker offers its own Chrome OS laptops, and they cover the entire spectrum of sizes, hardware configurations, designs, and prices. If you want a super-cheap 11-inch Chromebook with mobile hardware, they’re out there. If you want a high-end 2-in-1 Chromebook with a 4K display and the latest hardware, you’ve got options. In 2020, narrowing down this field to find the best Chromebook for your needs and budget is now much the same as shopping for any Windows laptop — although there are some distinctions to keep in mind. And if that distinction has you wondering, check out our guide to Chromebooks versus laptops for more information.

As Chromebooks run on Google’s cloud-based Chrome OS operating system, they’re not quite as resource-heavy as Windows laptops. That doesn’t necessarily mean that Chromebooks can perform the same tasks as Windows laptops for less — for instance, Chrome OS is not really designed for demanding jobs like gaming or video rendering, where you’ll be better served by a Windows PC with a dedicated GPU. The cloud-based convenience of Chrome OS lends itself especially well to things like web browsing, document writing, taking online classes, and similar projects for work and study. That means they’re a great choice for those heading off to college or attending school virtually, and you can have a look at the best Chromebooks for students.

Super-cheap Chromebooks in the sub-$300 bracket tend to sport pared-down mobile CPUs (such as Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium, Intel N-series, AMD A-series, and MediaTek processors), a minimal amount of RAM (usually 4GB), and 32GB to 64GB of eMMC flash storage. These are simple laptops built for basic tasks, and they’re perfectly suitable as a first laptop for a kid, a backup computer, or a machine that’s solely dedicated to school or work (i.e. it won’t be your PC for a heavy user). You get what you pay for, but if your needs are modest and your expectations are realistic, you won’t be disappointed. The best brands to look for here include Lenovo with products like the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5, or Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, and Samsung. You can even find some cheap 2-in-1s among these budget Chromebook offerings.

If you need something that’s more like a traditional laptop in terms of hardware in performance, you can usually expect to pay something closer to traditional laptop prices. However, there are a lot of good Chromebooks out there, like the Google Pixelbook and Samsung Chromebook Pro. Many of these higher-end Chromebooks come loaded with the latest Intel Core CPUs, boosted RAM, and proper solid-state storage drives, along with nicer displays (up to and including 4K panels on some of the newer models). And a high-end Chromebook can be a great investment. The top brands to look for in this bracket are Lenovo, Samsung, and Google, with laptops like the Google Pixelbook Go, Lenovo IdeaPad Duet, HP Chromebook 15, Asus Chromebook Flip C436, and Samsung Galaxy Chromebook being two of our own favorites.

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