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 Chrome OS was the next best thing.
However, that’s begun to change in recent years, with Chromebooks expanding into mid-range and even premium markets. For many people, they’ll be the best option regardless of price.
More choice than ever before in 2022 means discounts are available throughout the year. Prime Day deals have come and gone, but there are still some great offers available this month.
Chromebooks are the focus of this article, but there are also some great discounts on Windows devices – check out our separate roundups on the
best laptop deals and
best budget laptop deals if that’s something you’d prefer.
What are the best Chromebooks right now?
Many of the leading Chromebook makers appear in our
best Chromebook chart. For each of the 10 entries, an in-depth review highlighting its strengths and weaknesses is available. The current top five is as follows:
- Acer Chromebook Spin 713
- Google Pixelbook Go
- HP Chromebook x360 14c
- Asus Chromebook Flip CX5
- Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga
Some of these are included below, but there are plenty of options to choose from.
Best Chromebook deals in the US
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook
If you’re in the market for a premium Chromebook, look no further. The Galaxy Chromebook is a very capable device which Samsung is offering a big discount on right now.
HP 14c-cc0013dx Chromebook
From: Best Buy
This 14in HP Chromebook is usually one of the most expensive Chrome OS devices you can buy, but this big discount makes it much more affordable.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook
With an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a Full HD display, the IdeaPad Flex 5i is a solid choice for the basics. It’s also available with a at its lowest ever price with a 37% discount right now.
Asus Chromebook Flip C434
The Asus Flip C434 is a capable Chromebook at an incredible price. It features a 14in touchscreen that can rotate a full 360°, and this close to the lowest it’s ever been.
HP Chromebook x360 14c-cc0047nr
This entry-level HP Chromebook offers 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage along with a touch-screen display. HP is offering a big discount and a one-year warranty.
Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5
From: Best Buy
The Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 is a great everyday laptop for students or those on a tight budget. It’s almost half price in Best Buy’s clearance sale.
Asus C423NA Chromebook (refurbished)
If you don’t mind a refurbished model, this is an excellent offer. The C423NA Chromebook is a great affordable option, especially with a huge 58% off the price when buying new.
Acer Chromebook Spin 513
Last year’s Spin 513 is one of the best ARM-based Chromebooks you can buy. It combines the Snapdragon 7c chipset with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and is available now with an 21% discount.
Best Chromebook Deals in the UK
Lenovo IdeaPad 5i
This Lenovo Chromebook is down to its lowest ever price at Amazon. For under £300, you get an Intel Core i3 processor, 14in Full HD touchscreen display and 256GB SSD.
Google Pixelbook Go
The Pixelbook Go is one of the best Chromebooks you can buy. This hefty discount makes it even more tempting.
Asus Chromebook Flip C433TA
This convertible Asus Chromebook is available with a 35% discount right now. With a 14in touchscreen and decent performance, it’s worth considering.
Acer Chromebook Spin 513
This 13.3in Acer Chromebook includes a Qualcomm chip, 4G LTE and convertible functionality. It’s available with a useful £150 discount right now.
HP Chromebook x360 14c
This convertible Chromebook from HP is available with a useful discount right now. Specs are competitive, with an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3
The IdeaPad Duet 3 is a great compact Chrome OS 2-in-1, with a 10.95in screen, Qualcomm processor and 128GB SSD. It’s down to its lowest eer price for Black Friday.
Acer Chromebook 515
(£50 off + free mouse)
Currys has £50 off the RRP of the Acer Chromebook 515, and it’s throwing in an Acer wireless mouse for free.
HP Chromebook 14b-na0005na
From: John Lewis
This is a relatively modest discount, but it means HP’s budget-friendly 14in Chromebook is even more affordable.
Where to find the best deals on Chromebooks
Chromebooks are usually sold at all the major electronics retailers. With that in mind, here are the key places to consider in the UK:
In the US, check out the following:
It’s also worth going direct to manufacturer websites – this is sometimes where you’ll find the best deals. Popular Chromebook makers include:
How to know if a Chromebook deal is good
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
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.
If those methods aren’t working for you, it’s worth heading direct to the manufacturers website to see how much it is there. Third-party retailers sometimes market a new price as a deal, when in reality the product is now widely available at that price.
Another option is to check trustworthy review sites such as Tech Advisor. Not only will this give you a good indication of how good the Chromebook really is, reviews are usually published shortly after the product is released. That means the prices quoted usually reflect how much it cost at launch.
Should I buy refurbished?
While deals come and go, one place you’ll consistently find low prices is on refurbished tech. This typically means it’s either been used as a demonstration model or returned by a customer, meaning it can no longer be sold as new. In all situations, the companies selling them will fix any faults and give the device a full refresh before it’s marked as refurbished. That means it’ll be in excellent condition by the time it reaches the customer, perhaps even as good as new.
That’s the big difference when compared to used tech, which may be damaged in some way or have reduced battery life. See more in
our guide to refurbished tech.
If you’re happy with an older model of a Chromebook that’s been pre-owned, you could save a lot of money shopping refurbished. We would recommend that the model you buy is certified refurbished, as these are rigorously tested to work like new. You also get a one-year hardware warranty.
Retailers worth checking include
Laptops Direct and
musicMagpie, both of which clearly describe the condition of the device you’re buying. There’s also
Amazon’s Renewed program, where all devices are tested to work and look as new,.