Samsung 4K Chromebook for $200 off is the ultimate back to school laptop sale

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August is an excellent month for laptop deals and if you're looking for a Chromebook that packs more muscle power than the competition — Best Buy has a deal you can't miss. 

Currently, Best Buy has the Samsung Galaxy 13.3-inch 4K Chromebook on sale for $799. That's $200 off and one of the best Chromebook deals we've seen for power users. It's also one of the best back to school sales of the month. 

Galaxy Chromebook 4K: was $999 now $799 @ Best Buy

Galaxy Chromebook 4K: was $999 now $799 @ Best Buy
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2-in-1 is one of the few Chromebooks to pack a 13.3-inch 4K screen. It also packs a Core i5-10210U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. The 2-in-one cuts no corners and offers excellent performance. It's currently at its lowest price ever. 

Yes, we know. That $799 price tag seems ridiculous for a Chromebook. However, the Galaxy Chromebook isn't your typical Celeron-powered Chromebook. This 2-in-1 packs a 13.3-inch 4K screen, Core i5-10210U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. 

More importantly, the laptop performs well. Really well. In our Samsung Galaxy Chromebook review, we loved its extremely vibrant 4K display. This isn't too surprising, as Samsung screens tend to offer extremely-high color saturation. Meanwhile, its Core i5-10210U CPU and 8GB of RAM shredded through all of our tests. We were able to use split-screen mode with a 1080p YouTube video and a dozen Chrome tabs open with zero stutter. We even layered two more 1080p YouTube videos on top, and could hear each individual video play on top of the other without any lag.

Where it does fall short is battery life. We got 5 hours and 55 minutes on a single charge, which means you'll need to tote around its charger should you need to travel outside. Otherwise, this is a killer machine with killer looks. 

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor-in-chief at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets, appliances, and apparel. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. He's also always on the look out for the best coupon codes to use when shopping. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.