Best Chromebook deals: Cheap laptops starting at $180

Chromebooks are often a good choice for someone on a budget who finds even the best and cheapest laptops a little expensive. Using ChromeOS, such systems aren’t much more useful to those who need Windows, but it does mean better battery life and an experience designed for working in the cloud. To help you save even more on these often budget-friendly offers, we’ve selected all the best Chromebook deals currently available. These include some extremely cheap deals as well as those for those who are able to spend a little more.

Acer Chromebook 314 – $180, was $269

The Acer Chromebook 314 is on the front lines.

The Acer Chromebook 314 is a very stylish looking Chromebook. It has an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB memory and 64GB eMMC storage. It’s a pretty basic thing so the attractive part of the Acer Chromebook 314 is its screen. It has a 14-inch full HD widescreen LED-backlit IPS display. It’s also a touchscreen if you prefer to be more tactile in your work. The Chromebook weighs just over three pounds, so it’s easy to take out and take with you, while it has a massive 12.5 hours of battery life, so it’s ideal for your busiest days. The USB-C ports keep it suitably up to date too.

Samsung 15.6-inch Chromebook – $219, was $269

A side angle of a Samsung 15.6-inch Chromebook in front of a white background.

The Samsung 15.6-inch Chromebook is a fairly angular-looking Chromebook with some useful specs for the price. It has an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB memory and 64GB eMMC storage. The main attraction here is the larger-than-average (for the price) 15.6-inch screen. It is a Full HD display so you can enjoy 1920 x 1080 resolution with energy-efficient LED backlight. This means it is a little heavier than some Chromebooks but it weighs in at about 3.75 pounds which is okay. It also has a built-in media reader and HD webcam and microphone, so it has all the basics covered.

HP 14-inch Chromebook – $269, was $299

HP 14-inch Chromebook displays ChromeOS at a side angle.
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HP is one of the best laptop brands at the moment and such quality translates into this HP 14-inch Chromebook. It has an Intel Celeron processor, 4 GB memory and 64 GB eMMC storage which may not sound that attractive. Its 14 inch screen is also only HD so what is special about this laptop? Battery life is far better than other batteries lasting up to 14 hours during mixed use. It also has an HP True Vision 720p HD webcam with integrated dual array digital microphones, so it’s ideal for taking video calls on the go. It also looks quite smooth.

Lenovo Flex 3i – $319, was $349

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook product image.

The Lenovo Flex 3i is an extremely sleek-looking laptop with a particularly attractive 12.2-inch WUXGA touchscreen. Yes, it’s a small screen but it looks great with a 1920 x 1200 resolution and it’s also LED backlit. Even better, you can use its 360-degree hinge to convert it into one of four modes – laptop, tablet, tent, and stand mode. Basically, it’s a laptop and tablet combined. The performance is enhanced with an Intel N100 processor, 4GB of memory and 64GB of eMMC storage. There’s also an HDMI 1.4 output if you want to connect it to another screen, while the whole thing weighs just 2.75 pounds.

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 – $469, was $499

Front angle view of the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5i showing the display and keyboard.
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One of the best Chromebooks, the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 has a gorgeous screen. It has a 13.3-inch OLED screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution and self-light pixels so you can enjoy deep blacks and vibrant colors in the same scene. This Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 also has a touchscreen that offers 2-in-1 capabilities so that you can easily use it as a tablet as well as a laptop. It is powered by Snapdragon 7cG2 processor, has 8GB memory and 128GB eMMC storage, so it is much better than the rest. It’s incredibly light at just 2.2 pounds, while it also has a 5MP fixed-focus front-facing camera and an 8MP autofocus rear-facing camera.

Acer Chromebook 516 GE Cloud Gaming Laptop – $619, was $649

Acer Chromebook 516G Cloud Gaming Laptop with RGB.

Demonstrating that Chromebooks can also be used for gaming now that cloud gaming is mainstream, the Acer Chromebook 516 GE Cloud Gaming Laptop certainly stands out. It has a 16-inch display with a 2560 x 1600 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, so it’s well thought out for gaming purposes. It also has an Intel i5 processor, 8GB of memory, and 256GB of SSD storage. It won’t sound like one of the best gaming laptops as the focus is entirely on cloud gaming but that screen definitely means whatever you stream will look great. There’s also a multi-zone RGB and anti-ghosting keyboard with DTS audio. All of this has been optimized to work especially well with the top tier of Nvidia GeForce Now.

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