The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go is the one I would buy this Cyber Monday

Galaxy Chromebook Go
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There are a lot of Chromebooks on sale over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. It's the same way every year and a lot of people pick one up and find that for most people a Chromebook is the best laptop you can buy. The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go (opens in new tab) is the one I would buy if I were shopping for another one.

It's not the most powerful model and it definitely doesn't have the best display but it does one thing better than most others — it's super light and still "ruggedized" which makes it perfect to carry around.

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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go: $299.99 $276.59 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

The Galaxy Chromebook Go remembers that Chromebooks were designed to be mobile and portable. The specs are enough to make it useful, and it even comes in several LTE models. If you like to take your laptop with you this is a great Chromebook to pick up.

The Galaxy Chromebook Go, as mentioned, has modest specs — a Celeron processor, 32 GB of storage, and 4GB of memory. Paired with an unremarkable 1366 resolution cheap laptop display it's easy to dismiss it as a Chromebook you don't want. But I wouldn't.

Where this model shines is being mobile. It's super thin and lightweight while still being built tough and water resistant, has Wi-Fi 6 support and if you need it $20 more gets you an LTE model for use with AT&T or Verizon. Your Chromebook wants to get out and see the world.

You'll find all the best Black Friday Chromebook deals right here at Android Central.

Take a look at our guides to the best Prime Day phone deals and best Prime Day smartwatch deals so you're totally prepped when it's time to buy. 

Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.