Chromebook deals are a little dry this week but that doesn’t mean that you can score some big savings. I’ve dug around and found some solid discounts on a variety of devices for just about any use case or budget. From tablets to massive 17.3″ Chromebooks, we’ve got a little bit of everything. Enjoy.
I started doing a monthly deal roundup a while back to highlight the biggest and best discounts at the beginning of each month. Problem is, that the deals change so frequently that the monthly roundup often overlooked some of the BEST deals that just happened to drop later in the month. For that reason, we are now going to bring you a weekly(perhaps bi-weekly) roundup of the best ChromeOS deals around. Here, you’ll find my top five picks of the week but you can still count on more deals throughout the month as they arrive. So, without further ado, here are my top five Chromebook deals for June 29th, 2023.
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook
The smaller of Lenovo’s Snapdragon-powered tablets, the Duet 3 Chromebook is perfect for those wanting the most portable ChromeOS tablet experience while not sacrificing too much on the performance side of things. The 11-inch tablet comes with a detachable keyboard and it compatible with the new USI 2.0 stylus standard. The only real drawback of this model is the 4GB of RAM. While it isn’t a slouch, I wouldn’t recommend it for anything other than content consumption and light web work. For those tasks, it’s a solid device. Right now, you can pick up the Duet 3 for only $279, a $100 savings.
Acer Chromebook 516 GE
Whether you’re into gaming or not, there’s no denying the curb appeal of Acer’s first gaming Chrome OS laptop, the Chromebook 516 GE. Powered by a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 and features cool gaming features like an RGB keyboard and high refresh rate WQXGA display that pumps out 350 nits. The cool thing as that this Chromebook isn’t so flashy that you couldn’t take it to the office. The 12th Gen CPU with Iris Xe graphics and 8GB of RAM gives it more than enough power to handle any workload or gaming session you may find yourself in. This powerful Chromebook is normally $649 but you can pick one up for only $499 today and that’s an exceptional value.
HP 15.6″ Chromebook Full HD
The latest 15.6″ device from HP, this oversized clamshell is rocking a 12th Gen Intel Core i3 N-series processor that’s capable of handling serious workloads. Matched with 8GB of RAM, the productivity-minded Chromebook boasts ample horsepower at a budget-friendly price. This model has the more desirable FullHD display and you get a solid 128GB of RAM. Normally $499, Best Buy has dropped the price $130 to $369 and that’s a very good deal for a Chromebook with this amount of horsepower and a Full HD display.
Acer Chromebook 317
There aren’t a lot of 17.3″ Chromebooks on the market but the ones that are available are very solid machines. They probably won’t be the best choice for a developer or a gamer but you can pick one up and feel confident that the right one will serve you well for moderate web work and such.
Acer’s Chromebook 317 is probably the most well spec’d model of the bunch offering a Pentium N6000, 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Don’t worry. It has a MicroSD slot for file transfers and expanded space. The 317 has a Full HD touch display which gives you a crystal clear and easy to use oversized desktop to keep you productive all day. Regularly $499, you can take a whopping $200 of this massive laptop for a limited time.
Acer Chromebook Vero 514
If you’re in the market for a unique laptop that still offers some very solid performance, the Acer Chromebook Vero 514 is worth your time and consideration. It doesn’t hurt that this Chromebook is part of Acer’s growing number of eco-friendly devices. The clamshell features a 12th Gen Intel Core i3, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The unique chassis is made from 30% post consumer recycled plastics but make no mistake, this Chromebook does not feel cheap in any way. Regularly priced at $499, you can pick up the Vero 514 at Walmart for only $349 and that’s a plant-friendly and wallet-friendly price that I can get behind.
It’s a bit long in the tooth but Samsung’s original Galaxy Chromebook has dropped a mind-numbing $500 off MSRP. Read more about why you might want to buy it here.