UPDATE: Nov. 20, 2023, 3:00 p.m. EST This story has been updated with more early Black Friday Chromebook deals.
A quick look at the best early Black Friday Chromebook deals:
If you need a dirt-cheap laptop for basic browsing, schoolwork, or light gaming (and aren’t married to MacOS or Windows), a Chromebook can be a smart buy: They scrap fancy specs in favor of built-in security features, rugged builds, decent battery lives, and affordable price points, and they all come with 100GB of cloud storage for one year via Google One. It’s tough to find a better value pick.
Black Friday is a great time to purchase a Chromebook — or any kind of laptop, really — as they tend to drop to outrageous year-round lows ahead of the holidays; last year’s record was a mere $79. We’ve only found one Chromebook that cheap ahead of Black Friday 2023 (and it’s an in-store doorbuster at Target), but if you broaden your search to $200 or below, you’ve still got tons of options — including one model from Google’s brand-new Chromebooks Plus line.
Keep reading for a running list of the best early Black Friday Chromebook deals thus far. (Spoiler: As of Nov. 20, our favorites are all Acer models from Best Buy.) Be sure to check back often, as we’ll continue to update it in the lead-up to the holiday.
Note: All newly added deals are marked with a ✨. Deals with a
strikeout were either sold out or expired at the time of writing.
Why we like it
Google recently unveiled the Chromebooks Plus, a new series of premium Chromebooks with built-in Google apps, Full HD IPS displays, and 1080p+ cameras with AI features. This 15.6-inch Acer model comes with a 12th-generation Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM for multitasking, and 128GB of storage. Best Buy has it marked down to just $269, which is 33% off its sticker price of $399 — a hefty discount for a laptop that only just debuted in October.
More Chromebook deals
Acer Chromebook 315 (Intel Celeron N4020, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC) — $139
HP Chromebook 14a-ne0013dx (Intel Celeron N4120, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC) — $149
$299(save $150) ✨
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 Chromebook (MediaTek Kompanio 520, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC) — $149
HP Chromebook 15at-na000 (Intel Celeron N4500, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC) — $179.99
$329.99(save $150) ✨
HP Chromebook Plus 15a-nb0033dx (Intel Core i3-N305, 8GB RAM, 128GB UFS) — $349
$499(save $150) ✨
2-in-1 Chromebook deals
Why we like it
In the cheapest overall laptop deal of Black Friday 2023 so far (that’s not an in-store exclusive), you can get this 11.6-inch convertible Chromebook from Best Buy for just $129. It’s not an impressive PC by any means: It has an old MediaTek processor, a measly 4GB of RAM, 64GB of eMMC storage, and a 1360 x 768 touchscreen display with chunky bezels. But for this price, it’s a solid buy for casual tasks like web browsing, taking notes, and watching YouTube videos. (Note that it usually sells for $169.99 on Acer’s website — the retailer’s price is slightly inflated.)
More 2-in-1 Chromebook deals
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook (Intel Processor N100, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC) — $179
HP Chromebook x360 14b-cb0047nr (Intel Celeron N4500, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC) — $199.99
$399.99(save $200) ✨
ASUS Chromebook Flip CM3 (MediaTek Kompanio 820, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC) — $229.99
$329.99(save $100) ✨
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 Chromebook (Intel Pentium Silver N6000, 8GB RAM, 64GB eMMC) — $249
Lenovo Chromebook Duet 3 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2, 4GB RAM, 128G eMMC) — $269
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go (Intel Celeron N4500, 8GB RAM, 32GB eMMC) — $269.99
$349.99(save $80) ✨
ASUS Chromebook Plus (AMD Ryzen 3 7320C, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) — $299
Acer Chromebook Spin 314 (Intel Pentium Silver N6000, 4GB RAM, 128GB eMMC) — $309.99
$479.99(save $170) ✨
Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2, 8GB RAM, 128GB eMMC) — $329
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook Plus (Intel Core i3-1315U, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) — $379
HP Chromebook x360 14c-cd0053dx (Intel Core i3-1215U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $379
$699(save $320) ✨
Acer Chromebook Spin 714 (Intel Core i5-1335U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $469.99
$699.99(save $230) ✨
Gaming Chromebook deals
Why we like it
The Chromebook 516 GE is a 16-inch laptop from 2022 that’s designed specifically for cloud-based gaming (the GE stands for “Gaming Edition”), packing a 120Hz display and a backlit keyboard; this model has a 12th-gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage. It doesn’t have a fancy GPU, but that didn’t matter to the experts at our sister site PCMag, who took it for a test run: “[It’s] still one of the best Chromebooks we’ve ever seen, and one uniquely suited to let you get into high-end PC gaming with a fraction of the hardware usually required,” they wrote. It typically sells for $649.99, but you can snag it on sale for just $449 at Best Buy — a 31% discount we’ve only spotted once before.