Chromebooks are among the best Black Friday sales we've seen, but that's no surprise. According to Julie Ramhold, consumer analyst at Dealnews.com, laptops are "one of the quintessential Black Friday items" and that customers should expect "prices to drop as low as $90 for things like simple Chromebooks." That's been proven true, especially over at Amazon where an Asus Chromebook is on sale for even less than expected; $80 — from $250! That's not the only deal, either — there are loads of Chromebooks on sale at different price points. Time to shop!
Tossing a laptop into a backpack is a surefire way to get at least a few scratches on it, but this Chromebook is ready. With an anti-scratch surface, it'll look brand-new for a long time to come. It's also a great tool for on-the-go productivity, thanks to gigabit Wi-Fi compatibility. In other words, your internet can be really fast.
"I love the design and durability of it," one five-star reviewer said. "Battery works amazingly and it's very compact and light. It's my son’s first computer and I love that it's user friendly for him and easy to get the hang of understanding the different functions of it." Adds another fan: "Our new Asus Cromebook is very fast and has a crystal clear screen. We are very impressed with the quality of this new device."
That's not the only Chromebook on sale. You can pick up a 2022 Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i for just $270 — nearly 40% off — or an Asus Chromebook with a detachable screen (versatile tablet, anyone) for $230.
It's kind of like an iPad, but way more affordable. And then there's the fact that it includes an audio jack, like all good laptops should! It's powered by a 2.0GHz processor with 4GB of RAM, as well as 64GB of onboard storage. Even with the keyboard attached, the entire laptop only weighs 1.12 lbs. It's so light, you might not even realize it's there.
"The cover looks great, and latches onto the tablet via magnets. Inside the front is a keyboard that can be detached or folded over the back," said one customer. "The tablet’s keyboard is just big enough for me to type on reasonably well - and the trackpad - while small - is enough to navigate the pointer..."
Amazon has slashed prices across the board for Chromebooks, so if you're looking for a great, budget-friendly laptop, now's the time. The deals last only as long as stock does, and at these prices? Yeah, they're going to sell out quick. Read on for more.
Asus Chromebook C203XA Rugged & Spill Resistant Laptop$185$250Save $65
Asus Chromebook Detachable CM3, 10.5" Touchscreen$343$370Save $27
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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