I’m back! Did you miss me? Okay, maybe you didn’t know I was gone but we recently returned from a quick trip to Orlando and upon my return, I was overwhelmed by a landslide of incredible Chromebook deals. We’ve already shared four of these deals earlier today but due to the nature of these discounts, I thought it a good idea to go ahead and do my Top 5 roundup a little early.
Why? Well, this week’s Top 5 happens to have not one, not two, but three of our favorite ChromeOS devices released in the past year. So, I’ll get to the point and make this as quick and painless as possible. There’s a high probability that some of these deals could be gone tomorrow and I’d hate for you to miss big savings on that new Chromebook you’ve been wishing for.
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 March 13, 2023.
Acer Chromebook Spin 714
At the top of the list, we have Acer’s latest premium consumer Chromebook and, in my humble opinion, the best deal of the week thus far. The Acer Chromebook Spin 714 features a powerful 12th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and a crispy 14-inch 16:10 display that’s an absolute joy to use. The 14-inch convertible has an aluminum chassis, backlit keyboard, plenty of ports and a rechargeable garaged USI stylus. It’s pretty much the total package and retails for the solid price of $729. Right now, however, you can score this powerful, premium Chromebook for only $499 which is an absolute steal.
Acer Chromebook 516 GE
One of the first-ever Chromebooks built with cloud gaming in mind, the Acer Chromebook 516 GB features a powerful 12th Gen Core i5, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Along with the horsepower, the Acer is equipped with a game-centric customizable RGB keyboard and a 120Hz, 350 nit display that’s perfect for playing your favorite titles on GeForce NOW, Amazon Luna, Xbox cloud, and Boosteroid. Even if you aren’t into gaming, this powerful clamshell isn’t gaudy and you could easily make it your daily driver for work or play. Normally $649, the Acer Chromebook 516 GE is down to its lowest price ever at $449, a whopping $200 discount.
ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX5 Flip
If you prefer an ASUS device or you’re looking for a convertible, the Chromebook Vibe CX5 is where it’s at. Rocking an 11th Gen Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and ups the ante with a 144Hz display. You won’t get the RGB keyboard and yes, this is the same chassis as the ASUS CM5 but that doesn’t retract from its build quality or its raw power. If you want a larger, 15.6″ convertible with plenty of options, this one is a solid choice and like the Acer 516 GE, the Vibe has been discounted by $200 bringing the price down to a silly $499.
Lenovo Duet 5 Chromebook
Still my favorite ChromeOS tablet ever made, the Lenovo Duet 5 offers up a beautiful OLED display that’s large enough to be productive but light enough to give you a solid tablet experience. Whether you’re buying it for work or play, the 13.3″ detachable offers a premium build, USI compatibility and battery life that puts other Chromebooks to shame. Normally $499, you can pick up this sleek ChromeOS tablet for a mere $379 over at Best Buy for a limited time.
ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5601
Last but not least, we have a 16-inch convertible from ASUS. The Chromebook Flip CX5601 isn’t the most premium device out there but it offers up a powerful 12th Gen Intel Core i3 and plenty of features to warrant a premium-ish price tag. For some odd reason, ASUS left out a backlit keyboard but you still get 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a well-built convertible that’s a solid choice when it’s on sale. Right now, you can pick up the ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5601 for $449. At that price, it’s worth every penny.