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Black Friday laptop deal: Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 just crashed to $399

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2
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Chromebooks have always been moderately priced. Now with Black Friday deals in full swing, these low-cost laptops are more affordable than ever. One of our favorite Chromebooks has just received a price drop that will save you a cool $50.

Presently, Amazon is selling the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 for $399 (opens in new tab). This is down from its normal price of $449. The laptop is not only ideal for college students who need to conserve every penny, but it’s also great for everyday use. We like this laptop so much that it won the award for best Chromebook in our Tom's Guide Awards 2021. As such, it’s a good idea to buy it now before it sells out.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2: was $449 now $399 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Galaxy Chromebook 2 is one of the best Chromebooks you'll find. It's also the first to pack a QLED display, which makes the panel bright and vibrant enough for just about any use. It features a 13.3-inch QLED 1080p LCD, an Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 64GB eMMC. 

In our Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 review, we said Samsung's laptop is one of the best Chromebooks you can purchase. It features a 13.3-inch QLED 1080p LCD, Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 64GB eMMC.

The Galaxy Chromebook 2 doesn’t have a 4K AMOLED display like its predecessor. However, the vibrant 1080p QLED screen allows the device to have longer battery life. In our tests, the Chromebook 2 lasted 7 hours and 50 minutes versus the previous gen's 5:55. Its Celeron processor also gives it a lot of speed for Chrome OS.

While the keyboard is flat and we wish its keys had a bit more travel, we think most users will be able to adjust to Samsung's keyboard relatively quickly. The touchpad may be on the small side for large hands, but we had no issues tapping and scrolling through an entire workday.

The CPU provides plenty of horsepower for multi-tasking. Our review unit didn't stutter or slow down once, even with 20+ tabs open in Chrome and multiple HD videos streaming simultaneously on YouTube.

Be sure to check out our best Black Friday laptop deals and Black Friday Chromebook deals pages for more laptops on sale.

Tony is a computing writer at Tom’s Guide covering laptops, tablets, Windows, and iOS. During his off-hours, Tony enjoys reading comic books, playing video games, reading speculative fiction novels, and spending too much time on Twitter. His non-nerdy pursuits involve attending Hard Rock/Heavy Metal concerts and going to NYC bars with friends and colleagues. His work has appeared in publications such as Laptop Mag, PC Mag, and various independent gaming sites.