Best Prime Day Chromebook deals 2022

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Prime Day Chromebook deals make a great opportunity to get a super discount on some of the most affordable laptops out there. Chromebooks are excellent alternatives to Windows or MacBook laptops as most of them are so much cheaper and run on a simpler operating system that's much better suited to the needs of anyone just wanting to do a bit of work from home, browse the net, write up documents for work/school, watch Netflix, and so on. 

Some of the specs are lower than you might expect, but that lightweight operating system doesn't require as much juice as the bloated world of Windows and these generally aren't machines favored by anyone working in design or media editing. Chromebooks aren't really designed with gaming in mind either. 

But for the basics, we can't think of a better value proposition as a cheap Chromebook will generally run a lot smoother than a cheap Windows laptop. So let us help fix you up with some of the best Prime Day offers we've found. And hey, some of the best offers might be found at stores other than Amazon and we'll help pick those out for you too.

Best Acer Chromebook deals

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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. 

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Acer Chromebook Spin 311: $249.99 $199.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Similar to the Spin 713 that we described above, the 311 is a compact, convertible laptop with a durable 11.6-inch touchscreen display, 4GB of RAM, and a powerful battery that will last up to 10 hours on a single charge. Prime Day sees the price of this Chromebook drop down to just $199.99 — a 20% discount. 

Best ASUS Chromebook deals

ASUS Chromebooks

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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. 

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ASUS Chromebook Flip C434: $569.99 $409.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Prime Day is still the home of a bunch of great deals, and if you're looking for a convertible Chromebook, the ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 might be the way to go. This Chromebook features a rotating hinge, all-metal body, and a 14-inch FHD touchscreen display, and can be had for $160 off. 

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ASUS Chromebook CX1: $249.99 $194.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Hot off the prices this morning is a Prime Day deal that sees the price of the ASUS Chromebook CX1 drop to just $194.99, a discount of 22%. For less than $200, you're getting a 15.6-inch Chromebook that comes complete with 8GB of RAM, military-grade durability, and up to 11 hours of battery life. 

Best Lenovo Chromebook deals

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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 15 hours of battery life and exceptional speed thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chipset. 

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Lenovo 14e Chromebook: $299.99 $149.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

It's never too early to start thinking about the Back to School season, and this Prime Day deal for the Lenovo 14e Chromebook is perfect. This Chromebook was designed with students in mind, thanks to its 14-inch display and all-day battery life. It might not be as impressive as newer Chromebooks, but as Prime Day winds down, you'll want to consider saving $150. 

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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i: $429.99 $359.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

As we already mentioned, the Flex 5i is our number-one favorite Chromebook that money can buy, so it's no surprise that we're giving it center stage this beautiful Prime Day morning. Kicking off the two-day sale event, you can get a Flex 5i for an impressive 70 bucks off. 

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Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5: $428.64 $299.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Now this is more like it. Kicking off Prime Day early this morning, Amazon decided to slash a whopping 30% off the price of the IdeaPad Duet, a powerful 2-in-1 device that boasts up to 15 hours of battery life and a 13.3-inch Full HD display. That discount brings the price of the Duet 5 down to just $299.99, which is the cheapest it's ever been.

Other Chromebook brands

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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". 

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HP Chromebase: $609.99 $499.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

If you've ever wondered what a desktop-version of a Chromebook would look like, well, this is it. The HP Chromebase features a beautiful 21.5-inch Full HD touchscreen display with a powerful Intel Pentium Gold processor in an all-in-one-design — and it's currently $110 off, thanks to Prime Day. 

How to choose a Prime Day Chromebook deal

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Farmer
Staff Writer

After years of working as a freelancer, Patrick Farmer (he/him) began his career at Android Central as a deals and commerce writer before being brought into the fold as a staff writer in early 2023. When he's not sharing his thoughts on smartphones, wireless carriers, and streaming services, you'll often find him listening to music, camping out at a brewery, or treating his cat like a human child.