The best Chromebook deals you can get right now

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Samsung’s dynamic Galaxy Chromebook 2 is on sale for $399.99 now. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales/MovieBeat

If you’re looking for an affordable alternative to laptops, Chromebooks are a great option to consider. Still, there are several types on the market these days, and it can be difficult to choose the best one for you and your needs. Some are better suited to basic work tasks, for example, while some of the higher-end models can even compete with some of the best laptops you can buy. Plus, just because one Chromebook has more features than another doesn’t mean it’s right for you or offers the best value.

That’s why we’ve curated this comprehensive list of the best Chromebook deals. Each varies in price and has its own strengths and weaknesses, but all are recommended for one reason or another. And if you want to do even more research before buying a Chromebook, we’ve also compiled a guide to the best options on the market, which you can use to help you figure out which ChromeOS machine is right for you.

Best Chromebook 2022: Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook
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The Lenovo Flex 5 looks and feels better than its price suggests.

Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook

Best Chromebook 2022: Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2
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Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 is a convertible with a stunning QLED display.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2

If you’re considering a Chromebook, Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 is one of the best Chromebooks currently on the market. It’s the first Chromebook to feature a QLED panel – enabling vivid colors and high contrast – and it offers better battery life than the convertible’s predecessor, which couldn’t even last five hours on a charge. Granted, we weren’t fans of the plastic feel of the Chromebook 2 or its high price tag, but we were happy with the Chromebook as a whole and liked the bright, vibrant design of the red model.

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The Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 is our favorite 15-inch Chromebook.

Asus Chromebook Flip CX5

Yes, the Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 is the most expensive model on our list. However, given that this is such a superb device, that high asking price shouldn’t be such a deterrent. It’s a solid machine that can hold its own against midrange Windows laptops, with a sturdy build, wide selection of ports, vivid screen, and comfortable keyboard. All of this delivers impressive performance and battery life, the latter of which can last all day on a single charge. In our testing, the CX5 even managed to deliver one of the loudest sounds we’ve heard from a Chromebook. The only real downsides were the Chromebook’s 16:9 aspect ratio and the trackpad, which can be a little stiff.

A user browses the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 in a conference room.
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The Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 comes with a comfortable keyboard.

Lenovo Chromebook Duo 5

Let’s be honest: the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 is at the low end of the performance spectrum. However, it might be an option worth considering if you’re trying to save money as it still comes with a comfortable keyboard and a terrific 13.3-inch OLED touchscreen. It also excels in terms of battery life, offering between 10 and 12 hours of use to tackle everyday tasks such as browsing, chatting and zooming. The handsome Chromebook doesn’t come with a stylus or biometric authentication, however, and performs much better as a laptop than a tablet given its larger size, at least in our testing.

Flaws aside, the Duet 5 is a decent convertible that’s currently on sale with a Snapdragon SC7180 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage for $399 instead of $469.99 at Walmart. Read our review.

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It’s easy to use the HP Chromebook X2 11 like a tablet.

HP Chromebook X2 11

We liked HP’s Chromebook X2 11 less than the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 mentioned above. We found its performance choppy, at least in our testing, and the detachable keyboard felt cramped and awkward when used on our lap. However, we think it’s a decent buy if you can get it on sale. Unlike the Duet 5, the X2 11 comes with a USI stylus in the box and is smaller, with an aspect ratio of 3:2. The dimensions and aspect ratio make the Chromebook X2 11 better than the Lenovo when it comes to handheld use, with a shape that closely resembles Apple’s iPad. The tablet’s 1440p resolution and in-display fingerprint reader are also nice bonuses, the latter of which makes logging in a breeze.

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