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Best Chromebook deals and prices in July 2021

Chromebook deals
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Chromebook deals often feel like a mirage. They're already low-priced, so why would they need to be discounted? However, sales do exist and the world of Chromebook deals gives you ways to save up and down the line, from low-end laptops to attractive 2-in-1s that pack Intel Core CPUs. Plus, with back to school season right around the corner, Chromebook prices will only get better. 

Currently, the best Chromebook deal comes from Best Buy. It has the Samsung Galaxy 13.3-inch 4K Chromebook for just $799. It's one of the more powerful Chromebooks as it packs a Core i5-10210U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. Not to mention its gorgeous 4K screen.  

We're constantly curating and adding to this list of affordable Chromebook deals. Just remember to make your purchase quickly as Chromebook sales tend to run out almost as quickly as they're stocked. (Don't need a Chromebook? Make sure to check out our guide to the best cheap laptop deals and best budget laptops).

Best Chromebook deals right now

HP Chromebook 14: was $309 now $238 @ Amazon
As more kids continue in-home learning, cheap laptops have become harder to find in stock. However, Amazon has the HP Chromebook 14 in stock — and on sale. It features a 14-inch 1366 x 768 LCD, Celeron N4000 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB eMMC storage. View Deal

Lenovo Chromebook Duet: was $299 now $249 @ Best Buy
Rarely discounted, the Lenovo Chromebook Duet is now on sale at Best Buy. It features a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 IPS touchscreen, MediaTek Helio P60T CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. It'll happily run all your web apps, some games, video calls, and double-up as a very capable tablet. It's one of the best Chromebook deals available now. View Deal

Dell Chromebook 11 3100: was $355 now $239 @ Dell
You want enough durability so that you don't need to buy a second Chromebook. Dell gives you all that (protection against drops and spills) plus a Celeron CPU, 4GB of RAM and an 11.6-inch HD display — all for $110 less than normal.View Deal

Samsung Chromebook (2020): $299 @ Amazon
The Samsung Chromebook 3 is the perfect laptop for kids or anyone in search of a capable, affordable machine. While this isn't a Chromebook discount, Amazon does have stock for $299. (Samsung Chromebooks are sold out at various retailers). This 2020 model features an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 LCD, Atom x5-E8000 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage (expandable via microSD slot). View Deal

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2: was $549 now $369 @ Amazon
Right now, Amazon has only 5 units left of the convertible Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 — because it's over $150 off! It's optimized for Android app usage, with its 2-in-1 design and included stylus pen. Plus, it's just under 3 pounds, so it's pretty portable too. View Deal

Asus Chromebook Flip C434: was $569 now $486 @ Amazon
A fantastic deal, the Flip C434 is one of the best Chromebook deals now that it's on sale. Its Core M3 processor and 4GB of RAM will allow Chrome OS to fly at decent speeds. View Deal

Galaxy Chromebook 4K: was $999 now $799 @ Best Buy
Best Buy has the excellent Samsung 4K Chromebook on sale for $799. Its Core i5-10210U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD are better specs than you'll find in most Chromebooks. If you have a phone or tablet to trade in, Samsung has it on sale for as low as $599 after trade inView Deal

What is the difference between a Chromebook and a laptop?

While most laptops run on Microsoft's Windows or Apple's MacOS, Chromebooks are powered by Chrome OS, Google's cloud-native operating system. This fast and powerful Linux-based OS relies on Google's suite of applications. Among G Suite's apps are Gmail for email, and Drive for storage. G Suite productivity tools like Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides mimic Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, respectively.

Rather than storing documents and photos directly onto the Chromebook's local storage drive, you can opt to store them in the cloud. As a result of the Chromebook's simple OS, the specs are less complex than Window-based machines. 

While Chromebooks aren't ideal for tackling heavy graphics tasks, they'll get you through day to day computing. What's more, select Chromebook can run Android apps and Linux OS without having to rely on a dual boot which makes it great for developers.