Chromebooks have been around for more than a decade, although they’ve always been associated with low-cost devices. If you couldn’t afford the extra power or premium features of a Windows machine, opting for ChromeOS was the next best thing.
However, that’s begun to change in recent years, with Chromebooks expanding into mid-range markets. With a huge range of devices to choose from in 2021, the prospect of significant discounts has become much more likely.
Best Chromebook deals right now
Here are the best deals in the UK and US at the time of writing:
1. Lenovo Flex 3 (Mediatek MT8183, 4GB, 32GB)
Now: $149 ($230 off)
This is a stellar US deal on an excellent 2-in-1 Chromebook. Lenovo’s Flex 3 is down to just $149 in Best Buy’s Black Friday sale, saving $230 on the RRP.
3. Asus CX22NA Chromebook
Now: $99 ($120 off)
US customers are spoilt for choice when it comes to Chromebook deals. The Asus CX22NA is a solid all-rounder which you can now pick up for under $100.
4. HP 11-da0013dx Chromebook
Now: $399 ($200 off)
If an 11in display isn’t too small for you, this is an excellent US deal. The Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered HP 2-in-1 is down to $399 with a hefty $200 discount. That price includes the detachable keyboard shown in official images.
7. Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 (i3, 8GB, 128GB)
Now: $549 ($150 off)
The specs of Samsung’s second-gen Chromebook suggest a higher price, but this model is now available for just $549 with a $150 discount.
8. Lenovo IdeaPad Duet (MediaTek P60T, 4GB, 64GB)
Now: £199 (£80.99 off)
A nice discount on one of the best Chromebooks you can buy. The IdeaPad is a 10.1in tablet with included keyboard cover, making it great for on-the-go productivity. You can save £80 on the usual asking price right now.
How to find good Chromebook deals
Chromebooks often have a low starting price, making knowing if a deal is genuinely good more difficult. If you’re unsure, check the original RRP or sites such as PriceSpy or Google Shopping to see how other retailers are pricing it.
For products on Amazon, CamelCamelCamel is a great way to see how the price has changed over time. Deals aren’t always as great as the retailers claim they are.
Other retailers to consider in the UK include Currys, John Lewis, Argos and AO. In the US, Best Buy, Walmart, Target and B&H Photo are among those that are worth checking. You can also head direct to manufacturer websites – this is sometimes where you’ll find the best deals.