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Best Chromebook deals and prices in October 2021

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Chromebook deals are in high demand right now. Whether students are back in class or opting for remote learning, a new Chromebook is the perfect accessory. Fortunately, there are plenty of sales on everything from low-end laptops to attractive 2-in-1s that pack Intel Core CPUs. 

Currently, the best Chromebook deal comes from Best Buy. The retailer has various Chromebooks on sale from $90. The sale includes HP, Asus, Samsung, Acer, and more.

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 guides to the best laptop deals and best budget laptops).

Best Chromebook deals right now

Chromebook sale: from $90 @ Best Buy

Chromebook sale: from $90 @ Best Buy
Chromebooks are inexpensive laptops that run Google's Chrome OS. As a result, they tend to pack slightly less powerful specs than Windows machines. (Although there are some Chromebooks with heftier spec sheets). As past of its latest Chromebook deals — Best has select machines on sale from $90, which is the starting price we'd normally see in mid-November. 

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 11.6": was $219 now $179 @ Amazon

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 11.6": was $219 now $179 @ Amazon
If the 2-in-1 Lenovo Chromebook Flex is sold out, you can get the non-convertible version for the same price. Rated for 10 hours of battery life, with dual USB Type-C ports, and dual USB Type-A plus a microSD reader.

Acer Chromebook Spin 311 11.6" was $289 now $204 @ Amazon

Acer Chromebook Spin 311 11.6" was $289 now $204 @ Amazon
One of the more popular mid-range Chromebooks, Acer's Chromebook Spin 311 is at a massive discount here. This convertible is rated for up to 10 hours of battery life. It also features a touchscreen, a necessity for laptops with its 360-degree hinge. 

Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 11": was $319 now $196 @ Amazon

Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 11": was $319 now $196 @ Amazon
Yes, a 2-in-1 Chromebook with a touchscreen for less than $200! Oh, and its 64GB storage is twice as much as what we expect from Chromebook deals this low. We're shocked to see this deal hasn't disappeared yet, so grab it now before it's gone. 

HP Chromebook 14: was $309 now $199 @ Amazon

HP Chromebook 14: was $309 now $199 @ 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. 

Dell Chromebook 11 3100: was $355 now $249 @ Dell

Dell Chromebook 11 3100: was $355 now $249 @ 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.

Samsung Chromebook (2020): was $269 now $239 @ Amazon

Samsung Chromebook (2020): was $269 now $239 @ Amazon
The Samsung Chromebook 3 is the perfect laptop for kids or anyone in search of a capable, affordable machine. Amazon has it on sale for $239. (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). 

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2: was $549 now $263 @ Amazon

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2: was $549 now $263 @ Amazon
Right now, Amazon only has a few units left of the convertible Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 — because it's over $200 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. 

Asus Chromebook Flip C434: was $569 now $468 @ Amazon

Asus Chromebook Flip C434: was $569 now $468 @ 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. 

Galaxy Chromebook 4K: was $999 now $695 @ Amazon

Galaxy Chromebook 4K: was $999 now $695 @ Amazon
Amazon has the excellent Samsung 4K Chromebook on sale for $695. It packs a 13.-inch 4K display, Core i5-10210U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. It's one of the best Chromebook deals we've seen.

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. 

Millie Davis-Williams

Millie is a Deals writer at Tom's Guide covering the latest tech news and specializing in deals content and how-to articles about everything from phones, streaming devices and headphones to games and software. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gaming on her Nintendo Switch and creating digital art.