Presidents Day is one of the few holidays to come before spring rolls in, so if you’re after a new Chrome OS laptop, then now’s a fine time to shop some Presidents Day Chromebook sales and score one on the cheap. These unique cloud-based laptops have blown up in popularity lately due in large part to the great value that they provide, and these Presidents Day Chromebook deals can save you even more. We’ve already scoured all the Presidents Day sales to bring you the best Chromebooks from across all the major online retailers:
Best Presidents Day Chromebook sales 2021
Should you buy a Chromebook on Presidents Day?
These Presidents Day Chromebooks sales are likely to your last opportunity to score one of these Chrome OS laptops for cheap until spring arrives, so we don’t recommend waiting if you need a new computer now or know you’re going to need one very soon. Chromebooks do go on sale fairly often (not least of all because there are so many of them on the market now), but seasonal sales like this are naturally when you’ll see them at the lowest prices of the year. Just make sure you do some comparison shopping to make sure you’re actually getting the best deal. The easiest way to do your due diligence is to bookmark this page, as we’ll be keeping it stocked with the best Presidents Day Chromebook deals as long as the sales are running.
How to choose a Chromebook on Presidents Day
Chromebooks, or laptops that run on Google’s cloud-based Chrome OS (instead of more common operating systems like Windows or MacOS), have gained a lot of attention in recent years owing to the fact that they’re a great value. However, the Chromebook market has also grown a lot due to this popularity, and you’ve got quite a few options to choose from today if you’re shopping for Presidents Day Chromebook deals.
Cheap Chromebooks in the $200-$400 range are still out there aplenty, of course, so if all you need is a basic machine for work, study, and general everyday use, there are many to choose from. Brands like HP, Lenovo, Dell, Asus, Samsung, and Acer all offer excellent inexpensive Chrome OS laptops in this price bracket and you’ll see a lot of those among these Presidents Day Chromebook sales.
Note that virtually all of these cheaper Chromebooks sport pared-down mobile hardware (usually Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium, AMD A-series, and MediaTek processors) along with less RAM — typically 4GB — in contrast to standard Windows laptops. These Chromebooks are also light on space, sporting 32GB to 64GB of eMMC flash storage instead of solid-state drives. That said, since Chrome OS is heavily cloud-based, you probably won’t need much. Just understand the limitations of these budget-minded machines and you shouldn’t be disappointed.
When moving up in price to Chromebooks in the $400-$700 range, however, you’ll find machines with more PC-like specs such as our current favorite, the Google Pixelbook Go. In this bracket, look for Chrome OS laptops packing Intel Core and AMD Ryzen processors, 8GB of RAM or more, and proper SSDs. These Chromebooks offer enhanced performance, making them good for users such as professionals who might require better hardware for more demanding workloads. This could also be the sweet spot for Presidents Day Chromebook sales that let you score a very capable mid-range laptop for a great price.
Many might assume that Chromebooks are generally cheap, and while there are plenty of models that fit that bill, it’s a mistake to write off these laptops altogether if you’re the type that likes to have the best. More than a few Chrome OS machines have hit the market lately that can truly be considered “premium” — the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is just one stand-out example. In the $700-plus bracket, you can find Chromebooks sporting better hardware (and even features like 4K touch displays) that you almost never see on any similarly priced Windows computers, let alone notoriously expensive MacBooks. These high-end Chrome OS laptops may also offer the biggest discounts to be found among all the Presidents Day Chromebook deals, so keep your radar tuned for those.
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