Best Black Friday Chromebook deals at Best Buy so far:
When it comes to deals on Chromebooks — and most kinds of laptops, really — Best Buy pulls ahead of the pack during holiday shopping events like Black Friday. Yes, other retailers like Amazon and Walmart will occasionally price-match its deals, and brands’ direct websites sometimes have juicy one-off doorbusters that hang around for a few days. But for the most part, everyone else is simply trying to keep up with the tech retailer’s discounts.
Case in point: In the lead-up to Black Friday 2023 on Nov. 24, 16 of the 21 great Chromebook deals we’ve found around the web are exclusively available at Best Buy. (Its sale began a week early on Friday, Nov. 17.) Keep scrolling to peruse a running list of them, and check back often: We’ll continue to update this list as the actual holiday approaches.
Chromebook deals at Best Buy
Why we like it
Announced in October, Google’s new Chromebooks Plus are upgraded Chromebooks with built-in Google apps, Full HD IPS displays, and AI-powered 1080p+ cameras. Best Buy wasted no time in putting some on sale as part of its Black Friday programming, and this Acer model with a 12th-generation Intel Core i3 CPU, 8GB of memory, and 128GB of storage is the only one that comes in under $300. (Those are some pretty decent specs for that price point.)
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
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 Chromebook (MediaTek Kompanio 520, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC) — $149
HP Chromebook 15a-nb0013dx (Intel Processor N200, 8GB RAM, 64GB eMMC) — $199
HP Chromebook Plus 15a-nb0033dx (Intel Core i3-N305, 8GB RAM, 128GB UFS) — $349
2-in-1 Chromebook deals at Best Buy
Why we like it
It runs on an old MediaTek CPU with only 4GB of RAM, only has 64GB of slow eMMC storage, and it’s kind of a clunker. But convertible Chromebooks don’t get any cheaper than this Acer Chromebook Spin 311, which Best Buy is selling for only $129 (or 24% off — Acer’s website lists it for $169.99); it’s actually the cheapest laptop deal of Black Friday 2023 thus far, aside from a $79 in-store doorbuster at Target that’s sold out. Bargain hunters who just need a basic laptop for everyday browsing, email-sending, or occasional YouTube-watching need not look any further.
More 2-in-1 Chromebook deals
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook (Intel Processor N100, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC) — $179
HP Chromebook x360 14b-cb0033dx (Intel Celeron N4500, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC) — $249
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
ASUS Chromebook Plus (AMD Ryzen 3 7320C, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) — $299
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
Acer Chromebook Spin 714 (Intel Core i5-1335U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $469.99
Gaming Chromebook deals at Best Buy
Why we like it
Featuring a 120Hz display, an RGB backlit keyboard, and more power than you’d usually expect from a Chromebook, last year’s Acer Chromebook 516 GE is “uniquely suited to let you get into high-end PC gaming with a fraction of the hardware usually required,” said the experts at our sister site, PCMag. (They gave it a 4/5 “Excellent” rating and an Editor’s Choice Award). The model with a 12th-gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage is on sale at Best Buy for $449, or 31% off.