Chrome OS laptops aren’t exactly new—the first ones hit the market almost a decade ago—but only recently have Chromebooks finally started to get the attention they deserve. These attractive Chrome-powered notebooks are lightweight, generally affordable, and purpose-built for online work thanks to their cloud-based software. Today’s Chromebooks run the gamut from budget laptops to high-end ultrabooks sporting features like 4K displays. Retailers rolled out Black Friday deals earlier this year due to a global microchip shortage, so grab the Chromebook you’ve been sipping before it runs out of stock. Then, read on to see all the best Chromebook deals and Black Friday Chromebook deals available this week.
With 4GB of RAM and a 14-inch HD screen, this HP Chromebook is perfect for most students who are looking for an affordable laptop for taking notes at home and on the go.
This Chromebook is unlike any other, as it’s all about luxury, from the 4K OLED display to the durable (and attractive) aluminum finish.
With its lovely QLED touch display, 2-in-1 capabilities, and PC-like hardware, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is one of our favorites that’s perfect for working at home and on the go.
For the price, it doesn’t get much better than the Lenovo Chromebook Flex if you’re looking for a compact 2-in-1 laptop that can pull double duty as a tablet.
Designed for everyday versatility, the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 is a laptop that can transform into a screen or tablet in seconds, making it perfect for students and professionals who work on the go.
Whether it’s for study or research, the ASUS Chromebook Flip C433 can handle almost any clerical or educational task with ease thanks to its Intel m3 processor coupled with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Lenovo is offering some of the best Chromebooks on the market today, but its high-end offerings don’t naturally come cheap. For a super-affordable alternative to a laptop like the Yoga, consider Lenovo’s Chromebook S330. This 14-inch computer runs on a quad-core CPU and 4GB of RAM – fast enough for task 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 a lot of space to meet your basic needs.
It may not replace your full-featured Windows, Mac, or Chrome OS laptop, but it’s hard to find that much laptop for so little money.
Compact laptops are handy for travel, but for regular use and work hours, a full-size computer like Acer’s excellent Chromebook 15 may be a better option. This Chrome OS laptop features a quad-core Intel Pentium N4200 CPU, 4GB of DDR4 RAM and 32GB of storage to handle basic tasks. But the highlight of this model is its 15.6-inch HD touch display, which gives you a lot of screen real estate to work with.
It’s still quite sleek and lightweight, and its internal battery provides up to 12 hours of juice, giving you more than enough to last a day’s work and entertainment.
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 weighing in at 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.
If you’re looking for a solid 2-in-1 Chromebook, look no further than the Lenovo Flex 5. For an affordable price, the Flex 5 Chromebook features its 10th-gen Core i3 processor, a crisp 1080p touchscreen, and excellent battery life. And, unlike some cheap Chromebooks, the Flex 5 has great build quality and a refreshingly simple design. The sleek design, 13-inch size, and 2-in-1 versatility rival laptops that cost twice as much. It also uses a proper SSD, which is pretty rare to see on a Chromebook.
Deals are scarce right now for this solid mid-range 2-in-1 Chromebook, so if you see one on our list, jump on it before you go.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet currently ranks as the best 2-in-1 Chromebook you can buy (by our measurements, anyway). The cheaper model, which goes on sale for around $250, comes with a MediaTek processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. That might not sound like a lot, but for a 10-inch Chromebook, that’s a lot for you to get.
Like the Surface Book 2, the IdeaPad Duet is actually a 10.1-inch tablet that can be completely detached from the keyboard case. It works like a tablet…