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Best Chromebook Deals: Save $350 on HP, $150 on Asus and more

Check out some of the best deals on some of the most popular Chromebooks right here, right now.

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$219 at Amazon
Asus CX1 Chromebook on white background
Asus CX1 Chromebook
Save $61
$370 at HP
HP Chromebook x360 14 open and angled to your left
HP Chromebook x360 13b
Save $80
$499 at Best Buy
Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 viewed from above against a black background
16-inch Asus Chromebook Flip CX5
Save $150
$349 at Best Buy
HP 14-inch Chromebook
HP 14-inch 2-In-1 Touchscreen Chromebook
Save $350

Looking for a laptop that doesn't run Windows? You can go the MacOS route and pick up a MacBook. Even if you find a MacBook on sale, however, you'll still pay a premium for it. The other way to go is to grab a Chromebook that runs Google's ChromeOS

Chromebooks are user friendly and tend to be more affordable than Windows laptops and Apple MacBooks. Plus, since they're less complicated to use, a Chromebook can make an excellent laptop for kids (they might already be using one for school) or less tech-savvy adults in need of just a simple computer -- or just anyone who wants an inexpensive laptop for a home office and entertainment. There's even a new crop of big-screen Chromebooks for gamers.

Read more: Best Chromebook for 2023

To help you find the best Chromebook deal for you, CNET's editors have selected all the top discounted Chromebooks available right now. One word of shopping advice: Although Chromebooks can run well on modest components, some heavily discounted models online might still be too underpowered. A big discount might not be worth the frustration. Also, if the Chromebook is cheap, be sure to check the auto-update expiration date for the model. The AUE is when ChromeOS stops receiving system updates and is typically eight years out, but the date is not the same for every model. 

We'll continue to monitor Chromebook deals and regularly update this list, so check back for the best prices. 

Asus CX1 Chromebook on white background

This Asus model is on sale for $219 right now and features a 14-inch display powered by an Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of RAM. Those are average components for a budget Chromebook, but it adds a bit more storage than usual with 64GB. It has a 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution display for a sharper picture and more workspace than you'd get with the 1,366x768-pixel resolution found on other low-end Chromebooks.

HP Chromebook x360 14 open and angled to your left

This HP Chromebook two-in-one has a large touchscreen powered by a MediaTek CPU and 4GB of RAM. It should suffice for basic tasks and powering ChromeOS. While the CPU and RAM are in budget territory, the 128GB solid-state drive is bigger than you get with most Chromebooks. The 13.3-inch full-HD display is a widescreen, which means more scrolling through web pages and documents than a 16:10 display, but better for watching movies and viewing two windows side by side. It's also a higher resolution than the 1,366x768-pixel panel sometimes found at this price. It's discounted by $80 on HP right now.

Laptops with roomy 16-inch, 16:10 displays are all the rage, and this popular trend has trickled down to Chromebooks with this Asus model. Powering its spacious 16-inch display with a tall 16:10 aspect ratio is an Intel Core i3-1215U processor and 8GB of RAM -- ample power to run the lightweight ChromeOS. It also supplies a large-for-a-Chromebook 128GB SSD. It features a plastic keyboard deck but an aluminum lid for added style and durability.

HP 14-inch Chromebook
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This HP Chromebook is a 2-in-1 laptop that comes with a 14-inch 1080p display, an Intel 11th-gen Core i3 chip, and a 128GB SSD. 8GB of RAM rounds out the main specifications in a Chromebook that's currently yours with a whopping $350 discount.

What should you look for in a Chromebook deal?

One of the biggest things to consider is which configuration is on sale. Often, with the best Chromebook deals, only a specific version of the Chromebook is on sale and making any changes to it could affect the price. This means that sometimes you find the 256GB model is actually cheaper than the 128GB option, or a similar situation.

When are the best Chromebook deals available?

Generally, you'll find the best Chromebook deals during back-to-school shopping time in late summer or early fall, and a bit later in the year during annual Black Friday sales events. There are Chromebook deals available throughout the year, but if you're looking for the best deal and can afford to wait a little, these are the best times of the year to buy one.

Which retailers usually offer the best Chromebook deals?

You can usually find deals across a variety of retailers when it comes to Chromebook sales. Amazon and Best Buy are constantly running discounts, and deals can also be found at Newegg and Walmart. Amazon's prices fluctuate and Best Buy's sales come and go, so it's worth checking back weekly to see if a discounted price returns.

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