Back to school 2022: the best student Chromebook deals are here

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September is here, which means you're almost out of time to take advantage of the best back to school sales. This is particularly true when it comes to student Chromebooks. These simple and affordable laptops see some serious price cuts this time of year, and they're pretty much the perfect device to aid any students' educational development, but you're running out of time to get the best prices. 

Naturally, choosing the best Chromebook for any student is going to depend on their age and what they're studying. Regardless of their grade level, you'll probably want something that's durable yet lightweight enough to slide into a backpack. System memory will matter less for a kid in elementary school, while a lot of battery life is crucial for college students. If you've been with us for awhile, you already know that we keep track of the best Chromebook deals all year round, but this guide takes a closer look at devices that are specifically well-suited for students. So without further ado, take a look at our list of the student Chromebook deals. 

Best student Chromebook deals

$349.99 (opens in new tab)

ASUS Chromebook Flip C214: $349.99 $244.75 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

We once called it the "best Chromebook for a student (opens in new tab)", and now you can get the Flip C214 for 30% off at Amazon. The laptop features a durable, water-resistant construction with a powerful Intel Dual-Core processor and up to 12 hours of battery life. And it weighs less than three pounds!

HP 11.6" Chromebook: $225 (opens in new tab)

HP 11.6" Chromebook: $225 $98 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

It may not be the sleekest device on the market (bezels, anyone?), but for less than $100, you can get this classroom-ready Chromebook that comes complete with a fast AMD processor, 4GB of RAM, and a solid webcam for virtual classes. 

Perhaps most importantly for young users, this laptop is as durable as they come, with rugged metal-reinforced edges that can withstand the occasional drop. 

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 11" Chromebook: $219.99 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 11" Chromebook: $219.99 $108 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

The IdeaPad 3 is a great choice for just about any student because it boasts a perfect balance of performance, durability, and lightweight construction. You'll also get up to 10 hours of battery life and advanced virus protection built right into the device. Amazon is currently slashing over 50% off the price of the IdeaPad 3, bringing to down to just $109. 

$249 (opens in new tab)

Acer Chromebook 315: $249 $129 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Currently just $129 at Best Buy, this versatile Acer Chromebook boasts a generous 15.6" anti-glare display, up to 12 hours of battery life, and an estimated 8-second boot time thanks to its powerful Intel Celeron processor. And did I mention that it weighs less than four pounds? Although it lacks a touchscreen, these features make the Chromebook 315 a great choice for any high school or college-aged student. 

$229 (opens in new tab)

Samsung 11.6" Chromebook 4: $229 $119 at Walmart (opens in new tab) 

Compact and easy-to-use, this Samsung Chromebook is a perfect pick for younger students who need something simple to get their classwork done. The laptop boasts 4GB of RAM and up to 12.5 hours of battery life so you can take it to class without stressing over the power cord. Walmart is currently slashing a generous $110 off the retail price of this Chromebook, bringing it down a very-reasonable $119. 

Once you pick out an affordable Chromebook, take that money you saved and check out our list of Chromebook accessories for students, where we've collected some great options for laptop sleeves, USB cords, headphones, and more. 

Patrick Farmer
Deals and Commerce Writer

Patrick (he/him) is a Deals and Commerce Writer at Android Central. In his past life as a freelancer, he covered everything from book reviews to buying guides, and now he's finally settled down with the goal of saving you money. When he's not writing, Patrick is probably sipping on craft beer, riding his bike, or hanging out with his cat.