Our favorite two-day sale event of the year is less than two weeks away, which means the Prime Day Chromebook deals are just around the corner. If you've been with us for a while, you know that we love a good laptop, and Amazon's Prime Day offers some of the best Chromebook deals that you're likely to see until Black Friday rolls around. So whether you need a new laptop for work or play, Prime Day is the time to buy.
In the meantime, we're going to use this page to share with you all of the best Chromebook deals that are active at this very moment. Although we don't know exactly what kind of discounts Amazon will have in store for us on the morning of July 12th, we can say with a good bit of confidence that the deals below will rival those featured during Prime Day. So if you simply can't wait two more weeks to pick up your new Chromebook, then you're in the right place. Either way, bookmark this page! We'll be updating it with new deals as Prime Day gets closer.
Best Acer Chromebook deals
Acer is a Taiwanese tech company that produces some of the best Chromebooks that money can buy, such as the Acer Chromebook Spin 713, a laptop that we chose as the best option for gaming and performance. Like many of the devices on this list, Acer Chromebooks typically boast excellent battery life and a convertible design that lets you turn the laptop into a tablet in an instant.
One more thing: when shopping for Chromebooks made by Acer (and a few other manufacturers) note the number at the end of the laptop's name. That signifies the size of the display (the Acer Chromebook 314, for example, has a 14-inch screen). This little tidbit could save you from digging through specs if you already know what size you want.
Best ASUS Chromebook deals
Boasting at least 10 hours of battery life depending on the model, ASUS Chromebooks are a great choice if you're looking for something particularly light and portable. ASUS' Flip Chromebooks are particularly versatile, with convertible designs, touch screens, and loads of stylish color options at a mid-range price.
If you choose to opt for a standard ASUS Chromebook, expect to find devices that are extremely powerful and fast, if a bit pricy. For example, we love the ASUS CX9 for its stunning 4K or FHD display, but expect to spend more for these premium features.
Best Lenovo Chromebook deals
They produced our absolute favorite Chromebook on the market today, the Flex 5i, so we're obviously a little biased when it comes to Lenovo laptops. Even without a Prime Day discount, you can usually find the Flex 5i for around $400, which is a pretty incredible value when you consider the specs. While this Chromebook's battery life isn't worth cheering over, the Flex 5i's 13-inch 1080p screen, backlit keyboard, and powerful 11th Gen Intel Core i3 chip are definitely worth celebrating for the price.
Lenovo is also the creator of the IdeaPad series of Chromebooks, powerful little tablet-laptop hybrids that students and younger users love. We're particularly fond of the IdeaPad Duet 5, a compact device that provides up to 12 hours of battery life and exceptional speed thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chipset.
Other Chromebook brands
Of course, this list only features a few of the many excellent brands that sell Chromebooks. In addition to smartphones and wearables, Samsung makes quite a few impressive Chromebooks, while Google itself is known for selling its own powerful devices, such as the Pixelbook Go. Although it's a little hard to find nowadays, HP also sells the Chromebook x2 11, a device that we once selected as the "best premium tablet".
How to choose a Prime Day Chromebook deal
There's always a ton of specs and features you typically need to juggle when shopping for a laptop, but for Chromebooks, the buyer's guide can be summed up pretty well into four points:
- Get a touchscreen. — Unless you're anti-fun, there's no reason not to get a touchscreen model; they do not cost that much more and it's always worth it. Touchscreens make it easier to interact with Android apps as well as making it easier to do things like sign documents or zoom in precisely.
- 4GB of RAM is good, 8GB is better. — Most Chromebooks sold today come with 4GB of RAM, and 4GB is perfectly fine for running a video call plus a dozen or so tabs in Chrome. More RAM is always better, but 4GB is fine. If it says it has 2GB of RAM — or 16GB of internal storage — close the tab and walk away.
- Check the expiration date!!! — Yes, Chromebooks come with expiration dates, after which they are no longer guaranteed to receive Chrome OS updates. It's called the AUE date, and they're listed for every single Chromebook model on the relevant Google support page, so before you move that Lightning Deal Chromebook from your cart to the checkout, take ten seconds and look it up on this page. Most Chromebooks launched in 2021/2022 have 8 years of support ahead of them.
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 hiking the Colorado wilderness, sipping on craft beer, or hanging out with his polydactyl cat.
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