Amazon Prime Day is officially over, with the main two days of the event now concluded. But fear not — you can still grab some barnstorming Prime Day deals if you’re after a shiny new Chromebook. While most computer shoppers have their eyes glued to Prime Day MacBook deals and gaming laptop price cuts during these events, many folks are sleeping on some great Chromebook deals featuring deep discounts across the board. If you’re in need of a new everyday laptop and are thinking of giving one of these cloud-based Chrome OS machines a spin, we’ve got all the best offers left before the sales finally end.
One of the best Prime Day Chromebook deals that’s still up for grabs is HP’s Pro c640 Chromebook, which isfor $556. That’s $238 off its normal price, making now the perfect time to snag this Prime Day Chromebook deal before it ends — and it might be your last chance to do it before Black Friday rolls around late next month.
Today’s best Prime Day Chromebook deals
- Lenovo Chromebook S330 (Mediatek CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB SSD) — $239, was $299
- Samsung 11.6-inch Chromebook (Intel N3060, 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC) — $299, was $499
- Samsung Chromebook 4 (11.6-inch, Intel Celeron N4000, 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage) — $319, was $499
- Acer Chromebook 715 (Intel Core i3-8130U, 4GB RAM, 128GB) — $419, was $550
- ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA DH54 (Intel m5, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC) — $715, was $1,000
- Acer Chromebook Spin 13 (Intel i3, 8GB RAM, 64GB eMMC) — $766, was $1,215
- Google Pixelbook Go (Intel m3, 8GB RAM, 64GB storage) — $1,326, was $1,399
Should you shop today or wait until Black Friday?
Chromebooks have been very popular with buyers over the last few months, with some models still waiting for a restock. If you are in need of a new laptop, we suggest not holding off until Black Friday or even Cyber Monday as demand will be at its peak. This means that the Chromebook you had your eye on might be out of stock or see an extended shipping delay on Black Friday, potentially keeping you from getting your new device until next year. If you need a Chromebook now and cannot wait that long, it would not be a good idea to wait. There’s also a possibility that if a certain Chromebook runs out of stock during Prime Day, it won’t see a restock by Black Friday. Prices between the two events shouldn’t vary by much either, so don’t let that hold you back from taking advantage of these deals. We suggest shopping the last few Prime Day deals to ensure you don’t miss out.
How to choose a Chromebook
Chromebooks are one of the most popular laptop options on the market currently thanks to their affordable prices and excellent features. That said, the sheer number of options can be overwhelming for any prospective buyer, especially when there are so many good Chromebooks to choose from. Here are a few tips to make your shopping easier.
Screen resolution: Most Chromebooks have an average resolution of 1080p, which is considered high-definition. Some Chromebooks can have 4K or UHD displays but they tend to be more pricey. You can also get cheaper Chromebooks with lower resolution displays but our suggestion is to stick with 1080p resolution if you can afford it, as it will be worth it in the long run.
Processor: Intel Core processors are your best bet if you’re a big multitasker and have tons of tabs open at once. Another great top-end processor is AMD’s Ryzen. That said, the Intel Celeron or Pentium processors are also decent, even though they carry less load. If you don’t plan to use your laptop with heavy-duty apps and need something more affordable, stick with Chromebooks with these processors. They tend to lower your laptop’s price by $200 or so.
Connectivity: Check to see the port selection on your new Chromebook. The numbers you want to watch out for are the number of USB ports offered and if there are additional USB-C ports available. Almost every Chromebook will have an audio jack so don’t worry about that.
Battery Life: A good Chromebook that’s worth your investment should have a battery life of over 10 hours. Some Chromebooks with a hefty price tag like the Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 don’t even have a tested battery life that lasts eight hours, which is less than ideal. If you’re spending $500 or over on a Chromebook, make sure the battery life surpasses 10 hours (at least) so you can use it all day without interruption.
2-in-1 devices: If you’re looking for a convertible Chromebook that functions both as a tablet and a laptop, choose a 2-in-1 device. These Chromebooks are more easily portable while still having strong processors and UHD displays. A great 2-in-1 Chromebook is the Acer Spin 713 Chromebook, for example.
Storage: Chromebooks usually store their data on the cloud so you’re fine getting a Chromebook with 32GB worth of storage or less. Some Chromebooks like the Google Pixelbook Go can support up to 256 GB of storage if you need it.
Are any Prime Day Chromebook deals too good to be true?
Amazon Prime Day may be over, but there are still a lot of good Chromebook deals floating around. You can also find good deals on Chromebook accessories like laptop bags and covers. When buying your new Chromebook or any new accessories, make sure to do a little research in advance. Check Chromebook reviews, features, ratings, and compare retail prices all beforehand so you know exactly what you want and can avoid a bad deal. Also, be cautious of off-brand products that are very heavily discounted. If you think a deal seems suspicious — it probably is. Stick to the brands you know and have researched prior to the event — it’ll save you a lot of disappointment.
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