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 2022, the prospect of significant discounts has become much more likely.
Chromebooks are the focus of this article, but there are 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.
Best Chromebook deals right now
Here are the best deals in the UK and US at the time of writing:
1. Asus Chromebook Flip C433TA (Core M3, 4GB, 64GB)
Now: £379 (£170.99 off)
This excellent deal means the Flip C433TA is close to the cheapest it's ever been, aside from Black Friday. You can currently save 31% on the RRP at Amazon.
2. Acer Chromebook Spin 513
From: John Lewis
Now: £299.99 (£100 off)
This Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Chromebook from Acer is currently available with a useful £100 discount at John Lewis.
3. Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 (Mediatek MT8173C, 4GB, 64GB)
Now: $208.88 ($111.11 off)
This is a excellent US deal on a solid Chromebook. Lenovo's Flex 3 is down to just $208 at Amazon, saving 35% on the RRP. Stock is limited, but it should still arrive shortly after ordering.
4. HP Chromebook x360
Now: £499.99 (£100 off)
This convertible Chromebook from HP is down to the lowest price we've seen it, thanks to a £100 discount at Argos. It's now down to under £500.
5. Lenovo Duet Chromebook
From: John Lewis
Now: £199 (£80 off)
This capable 10.1in Chromebook has the detachable keyboard cover included in the price. That makes it great value for money, especially at this new sub-£200 price point.
6. Acer Chromebook 314
Now: £179 (£50.99 off)
Save 22% on the RRP of this Chromebook from Acer which has a MediaTek processor, Full HD screen and up to 12 hours of battery life. That's a £50 discount.
7. Asus Chromebook Flip CX5500 (plus Fitbit Inspire 2)
Now: £589.99 (£100 off compared to buying separately)
This excellent bundle pairs Asus' 15.6in convertible Chromebook with the Fitbit Inspire 2 fitness tracker, saving £100 on the usual total.
8. Asus C423NA Chromebook
Now: £179.99 (£50 off)
The C423 is a solid all-rounder, especially at this price. This Intel Celeron N3350 model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage is now under £180 with a useful discount.
9. Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 4 (Refurbished)
Now: £219 (£80 off)
Laptops don't come much cheaper than this and although the Chromebook 4 from Samsung is basic, it provides a solid experience for everyday tasks. At just £219, it's a great deal - the refurbishment means the product still works and looks like new.
10. HP 14a-na0502sa Chromebook
Now: £349 (£30 off)
This is a modest discount, but it means this HP Chromebook represents even better value for money. With a Full HD screen, Pentium Silver processor and up to 11.5 hours battery life, there's a lot to like here.
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.