Chromebook Stories November 19

Samsung Chromebook Black Friday deals are live with all-time lows from $349

Samsung’s Black Friday prices on its popular high-end Chromebooks are now available at authorized retailers. Amazon has the Chromebook Plus Convertible Touch Laptop for $349 shipped. Also at B&H and Best Buy. Regularly $449, this is a new Amazon all-time low by $29. With a full 360-degree design, this high-end Chromebook does it all. Full feature list below. We loved it in our hands-on review and Amazon customers largely agree.

Chromebook Stories November 16

expiredAcer’s 15-inch 1080P Chromebook has 4GB RAM, HDMI and more for $189

Best Buy’s latest early Black Friday sale includes the Acer 15-inch Chromebook 1.5GHz/4GB/16GB SSD for $189 shipped. That’s good for $60 off the regular price and a new all-time low that we’ve tracked by $11. Rated 4.5/5 stars by nearly 500 Best Buy reviewers.

Chromebook Stories November 8

expiredBest Buy will sell you a $99 Samsung 11-inch Chromebook w/ HDMI (Reg. $179)

Best Buy offers the Samsung 11.6-inch Chromebook 1.6GHz/2GB/16GB SSD for $99 shipped. That’s good for $80 off the MSRP and the first discount that we’ve seen on this Best Buy exclusive. Sure, this isn’t a spec’d out model but for under $100 it’s a great buy for the kids or to use as a casual browsing/email machine. Samsung Chromebooks generally receive solid ratings across the board.

Chromebook Stories August 15

Samsung’s Chromebook Pro 2.2GHz/4GB/32GB gets first notable discount to $499

Amazon offers the Samsung 12-inch Chromebook Pro 4GB for $499 shipped. Also at B&H and Best Buy for $1 more. That’s up to $51 off the regular price and an Amazon all-time low. Early reviews at Amazon are solid. Learn more in our in-depth coverage at 9to5Google.

Chromebook Stories June 21

expiredSamsung 12-inch 4GB Chromebook Plus goes to $338 shipped w/ education coupon

Best Buy offers the Samsung 12-inch Chromebook Plus 2.0GHz/4GB/32GB for $337.99 shipped with an education coupon. That’s $112 off the original price, down $4 from our previous open-box mention and the best available. College student deals at Best Buy recently changed, as you’re no longer required to have a .edu email address. Simply hit this page and register for these deals, and you’ll receive the code in your inbox. Rated 4.4/5 stars by 383 Best Buy customers.

Chromebook Stories June 15

expiredSamsung’s 12-inch 4GB Chromebook Plus as low as $341 shipped (Reg. $449)

Best Buy currently offers via eBay the Samsung 12.3-inch Chromebook Plus 2GHz/4GB/32GB SSD for $341 shipped. Note that this is an open-box item. The Chromebook Plus was one of this year’s highly-anticipated releases, and we highly recommended it in our review at 9to5Google. Today’s open-box deal is an all-time low. Rated 4.4/5 stars by 373 Best Buy customers.

The Chromebook Plus has a list price of $449, and can also be found new on Amazon and Best Buy for $379 shipped.

Chromebook Stories June 6

Acer’s 15-inch Chromebook w/ 16GB SSD is $125 (Cert. Refurb, Orig. $200)

Monoprice is offering a manufacturer recertified Acer 15.6-inch Chromebook Celeron N3060 1.6GHz/2GB/16GB SSD for $124.99 shipped. For comparison, Amazon has it refurbished for $133 and you can get it new from Walmart for $179. Rated 4.2/5 stars by 84 Walmart shoppers.

Acer Chromebook Celeron N3060 Features:

  • This Certified Refurbished product is certified factory refurbished, shows limited or no wear, and includes all original accessories plus a 90-day warranty.
  • Zero Air Gap allows you to enjoy enhanced screen clarity even in sunlight, so you can enjoy content anywhere you go.
  • Blazing fast Intel Celeron N3060 Dual-Core 1.60 GHz Processor
  • With USB 3.0 easily transfer text and data files, photos and even movies at ten times the speed of USB 2.0.
  • The 15.6″ Display and 1366 x 768 resolution LCD HD will have you captivated.

Chromebook Stories May 26

expiredLenovo Chromebook w/ touchscreen, USB-C & 4GB RAM for $350 (Orig $600)

Staples is offering the Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook w/ 13.3-inch touchscreen for $349.99 shipped. That takes $250 off the regular price $600 price tag and is the lowest price we’ve tracked. It comes equipped with two USB Type-C ports, 4GB of RAM and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Lenovo’s line of ThinkPad computers are normally highly rated.

Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Features:

  • Intel Core i3-6100U Processor
  • 13.3″ IPS 1080p Touchscreen
  • 16GB eMMC Storage
  • 4GB RAM
  • WiFi AC + Bluetooth
  • 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB Type-C
  • 42Wh, 3-Cell Lithium-Polymer Battery
  • Access to Android Apps (Currently in Developer Channel)
  • Chrome OS

Chromebook Stories May 5

Lenovo N22 11.6-inch 4GB Chromebook w/ 802.11ac Wi-Fi: $128 (Orig. $199)

Walmart offers the Lenovo N22 11.6-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/16GB Chromebook for $129 shipped or $128 with in-store pickup. That’s a $70 savings off the original MSRP, down $19 from the Amazon all-time low, $11 less than the previous deal price and the best offer available. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Lenovo N22 Features:

  • 1.6 GHz Intel Celeron N3050 Dual-Core 4GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
  • 11.6″ LCD Display, HD 1366 x 768 Screen Resolution
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics, 16GB of eMMC Flash Storage, microSD Card Reader
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.1, USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 / HDMI, Chrome OS
  • Up to 10 Hours battery backup, Black Color, Thin and Light, Only 2.8 lbs.

Chromebook Stories May 1

expiredAcer Chromebook 14 1.6GHz/4GB/32GB (refurb): $186 (Orig. $300), more

Acer’s official Recertified Store via Amazon offers its 14-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/32GB SSD Chromebook for $185.99 shipped. For comparison, it has an original list price of $300 and Amazon currently offers it in new condition for $265. Our previous low mention was $225. Rated 4.2/5 stars by nearly 700 reviewers.

Acer Chromebook 14 Features:

  • Intel Celeron N3160 Quad-Core Processor 1.6GHz (Up to 2.24GHz)
  • 100% Aluminum Chassis
  • 4GB LPDDR3 Onboard SDRAM Memory, 32GB Internal Storage
  • 14” Full HD IPS Display (1920 x 1080), Intel HD Graphics
  • Google Chrome, Up to 12-hours Battery Life
  • 90-day warranty

Acer is also offering its 15-inch Chromebook 1.6GHz/2GB/16GB for $133.99 (Orig. $199) as well at Amazon. It comes with the same 90-day warranty. Rated 4/5 stars.

Chromebook Stories April 17

Lenovo ThinkPad 11-inch 4GB Chromebook marked down to $140

Amazon offers the Lenovo ThinkPad 11-inch 11e Chromebook (3rd Gen.) 1.6GHz/4GB/16GB for $139.99 shipped. Also at Staples. That’s good for a $210 savings off the original price, down $45 or more from most online retailers like B&H and an Amazon all-time low. Lenovo Chromebooks generally receive solid ratings across the board at Amazon.

Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Features:

  • Intel HD 5500 LPDDR3 graphics
  • 4GB LPDDR3 1600 MHz RAM
  • 16GB eMMC storage
  • Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core 1.6 – 2.08 GHz 2MB cache processor
  • Operating system: Google Chrome
  • 11.6″ HD twisted nematic (TN) LCD display with 1366 x 768 screen resolution
  • Connectivity: Intel 7265 IEEE 802.11ac wireless LAN, Ethernet, Bluetooth v4
  • Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, HDMI, network (RJ-45), headphone/microphone combo port
  • 3-cell 42 Wh lithium-polymer battery
  • Camera: 720p webcam

Chromebook Stories April 9

expiredHP’s 14-inch 4GB Chromebook (refurb) is selling for $145 (Orig. $450)

Trusted eBay seller RefurbForLess (98.5% positive feedback from nearly 30,000) via eBay Daily Deals is offering the manufacturer refurbished HP 14-inch Chromebook (model AKO31NR) 2.16GHz/4GB/16GB SSD for $144.99 shipped. That’s over $300 below the original list price, and it’s also over $100 less than Target’s current offer for a new one. There’s a 90-day warranty from the day customers receive this item. Rated 3.9/5 stars by 365 Amazon shoppers.

HP Chromebook Features:

  • Intel Celeron N2840 Dual-Core
  • 4 GB SDRAM
  • 16 GB Solid-State Drive, No Optical Drive
  • 14-Inch 1920×1080 pixel LED-lit Screen
  • 1 USB 3.0; 2 USB 2.0; 1 HDMI
  • Wireless LAN 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0

Chromebook Stories April 3

expiredSamsung’s premium 4GB Chromebook Plus can be had for $369 w/ this .edu coupon

Best Buy currently offers the Samsung 12.3-inch Chromebook Plus 2GHz/4GB/32GB SSD for $369 shipped after you apply an .edu coupon. Not signed up for Best Buy’s education-specific offers yet? It’s free to get started (and now, you don’t need a .edu email address to be eligible). You can learn more on this landing page. This Chromebook is one of the most highly-anticipated releases of the year. It has a list price of $449 but has largely been available at $419 over the last few weeks at online retailers like Walmart. Today’s deal is an all-time low. Rated 4.4/5 stars by 180 Best Buy customers.

Samsung Chromebook Plus Features:

  • Flexible 360° profile. Enables you to use upright as a computer to reply to emails or finish a paper and recline for a tablet view ideal for surfing and viewing
  • This Device comes with the pen out of the box. Power to personalize your communications by writing directly on screen. Take notes, make a sketch, capture part of the screen, etc
  • All the apps you love on your phone are now available on your computer. Over a million apps are waiting for you. Find your favorites or explore what’s new
  • Your world doesn’t have to hit pause when you’re not online. Continue to get things done using docs and apps in offline mode
  • Makes it easy to carry with you wherever the day takes you. Turn heads with a full, metal design that’s a touch above the typical Chromebook

Chromebook Stories March 24

expiredAcer’s 13-inch Convertible 4GB Chromebook for as little as $275 (Reg. $400)

Amazon is offering the Acer Chromebook R13 Convertible 2.1GHz/4GB/32GB SSD for $349.99 shipped. Regularly priced at $400, that’s an all-time low for this laptop. This deal can also be found at Best Buy. With its tablet-mode and its 12-hour battery, this device is ideal for productivity. It’s rated 4.1/5 stars on Amazon.

Acer’s Chromebook R13 Convertible features a MediaTek Quad-Core processor, integrated PowerVR GX6250 Graphics, 802.11ac WiFi, and Bluetooh 4.0. We mentioned in our review at 9to5Google that “When folded 360 degrees, this is a monster 13.3 inch tablet.” With the ability to use Android apps, this laptop also provides a full tablet experience. Includes 1 USB-C, 1 USB 3.0, and 1 HDMI port, and also a MicroSD Card slot.

If you don’t mind spending less on a refurbished model, Newegg has one for $275 shipped this week only.

Chromebook Stories February 27

expiredAcer 13-inch Touchscreen Chromebook 2.1GHz/4GB/32GB SSD: $339 shipped (Reg. $500+)

Best Buy’s official eBay storefront is offering the Acer R13 13.3-inch Touch-Screen Chromebook 2.1GHz/4GB/32GB SSD (model MT8173) for $338.99 shipped. You can also find this deal at Best Buy’s online store. This Chromebook usually sells for over $500 and this deal is $10 below Amazon’s all-time low price. Best Buy’s users gave this item 4.4/5 stars.

Acer’s Chromebook features a 360-degree hinge which provides the perfect combination of flexibility and strength to enjoy a great touch experience. It has incredible battery life of up to 12 hours, and it’s equipped with the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology so you can enjoy fast downloads and video streaming. With included free apps such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, you don’t have to sweat losing any of your work since your files are automatically backed up online.

Chromebook Stories February 23

expiredSave on Acer’s 11.6-inch Chromebook 2.16GHz/2GB/16GB SSD: $144 shipped (Reg. $180)

Amazon offers its Prime members Acer’s 11.6-inch Chromebook 2.16GHz/2GB/16GB SSD (model CB3-131-C3SZ) for $143.99 shipped. For comparison, it is selling for $180 at other online retailers. This is the all-time low price on Amazon and it was given 4.1/5 stars by over 1,000 users.

Chromebooks like this one are affordable devices to browse the web, take notes in school, and watch your favorite TV shows. It features a 2.16GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 16GB internal solid-state drive. Includes up to nine-hours of battery life and and HD IPS screen with Intel HD graphics. It also ships with 100GB of free Google Drive online storage.

ICYMI: The Lenovo 11.6-inch ThinkPad 11e Chromebook with 4GB of RAM is on sale for $158 shipped (Reg. $200+)

Chromebook Stories February 22

expiredLenovo’s Thinkpad 11e Chromebook offers a 16GB SSD and 4GB of memory for $158 shipped (Reg. $200+)

Adorama’s official eBay store offers the 11.6-inch Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook for $157.99 shipped. That’s 37% off of the list price and an all-time low for the device. Perfect for students or those who just need a device for web browsing and light document editing. Rated at 5/5 stars.

The ThinkPad runs ChromeOS and is equipped with an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 HD display and a built-in webcam. Even though the Chromebook has a lightweight and compact design, you still get two USB 3.0 ports, as well as an HDMI port for connecting to external displays. The ThinkPad only comes with 16GB of storage, but the USB 3.0 ports means that files should transfer quickly from external storage devices. It is however packed with 4GB of memory, which is more than enough for surfing the web or editing an occasional document.

Chromebook Stories February 16

expiredHP’s 14-inch Chromebook with 4GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD goes on sale for $211 shipped (Reg. $280, all-time low)

Amazon offers the HP 14-inch Chromebook 1.8GHz/4GB/16GB SSD (model 14-ak050nr) for $211.29 shipped. Also at Walmart. That’s a $78 savings off the regular price, down $38 from Best Buy and the lowest that Amazon has ever offered it for.

HP’s 14-inch Chromebook is powered by a 1.83GHz Intel Celeron processor and has 4GB of RAM plus a 16GB solid-state drive. The full 1080p display is perfect for editing documents, watching videos and general tasks. You’ll also receive two-years of Google Drive access with purchase, which includes 100GB of storage. Rated 4/5 stars by 333 Amazon customers.

Chromebook Stories February 9

expiredLenovo’s Touchscreen 11-inch ThinkPad Chromebook sports 4GB of RAM, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and more: $220 shipped (Reg. $300)

Newegg offers the ThinkPad Yoga 11-inch 3rd Gen Touchscreen Chromebook 1.6GHz/4GB/16GB for $219.99 shipped. That’s good for $180 off the original MSRP, down $110 from B&H and the best offer that we can find.

Lenovo’s 11-inch Chromebook features a touchscreen IPS display that is powered by Intel HD graphics and 4GB of RAM. This model is packed with specs, including USB 3.0, HDMI, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and a 4-in-1 media card reader. Of course, it uses Chrome OS and offers support for Android apps. Lenovo Chromebooks generally receive solid ratings over at Amazon.

Chromebook Stories January 16

expiredLenovo’s 11-inch Chromebook sports 4GB of RAM, 16GB SSD, and a touchscreen: $180 shipped (Reg. $230+)

Woot via Amazon offers the Lenovo 11.6-inch N22 Chromebook 1.6GHz/4GB/16GB SSD for $179.99 shipped. That’s down from the original list price of $300 and regular going rate of $230 or more at nearly every other online retailer.

Lenovo’s 11-inch Chromebook is full-featured with a touchscreen display, 4GB of RAM and a 16GB internal solid-state drive. It’s perfect for students, thanks to a water-resistant keyboard and up to ten hours of battery life. Rated 4/5 stars.

Chromebook Stories December 10, 2016

expiredThe best touch screen 4GB Chromebook w/HDMI, HD cam you’ll find for $180 shipped (Lenovo N22 at Amazon)

Today only, Woot via Amazon has the Lenovo Chromebook N22 with 4GB RAM and touch-enabled display for $179.99 shipped (Reg. $300). This isn’t a barebones Chromebook by any means with 1.6GHz Intel Processor, 4GB RAM, HDMI out, 720P rotating camera, tough Lenovo shell, waterproof keyboard and touchpad and touch display. It was a Gold Box last month at $5 more.

The touch display is key as Android Apps are rolling out via the Google Play Store over the coming weeks and months. This is great for kids/grandparents or as a backup machine to the daily driver.

More on the N22 at Lenovo

Chromebook Stories November 27, 2016

expiredChromebook Sale at Best Buy + Visa Checkout $25 off, Acer R13: $324, Asus Flip 2-in-1 $195

Best Buy has simultaneous sales on high end Chromebooks with flip screens and touch displays together with the $25 Visa checkout discount yielding all time lows on a number of products. Of particular interest to me is the Acer R 13 which I reviewed earlier this month that hasn’t seen a discount yet. It is now $75 off if you use the Visa Checkout.

If you want to spend less, the ASUS Flip 2-in-one is only $195 (after Visa Checkout) for the 2GB version but I’d chip in another $10 for the 4GB RAM version.

If you are looking at the very solid MacBook-like Acer Chromebook 14, you are better off heading to Amazon where it is still $229 shipped.

To activate the deal, instead of the normal yellow checkout button, click the Visa Checkout button below it.  The price will be reflected in your final checkout.

Chromebook Stories November 13, 2016

expiredLenovo Chromebook L22 with 4GB RAM, Touch display, HD display/camera: $185 shipped

Today only, Woot via Amazon’s Gold Box has the Lenovo Chromebook N22 with 4GB RAM and touch-enabled display for $184.99 shipped (Reg. $300). This isn’t a barebones Chromebook by any means with 1.6GHz Intel Processor, 4GB RAM, HDMI out, 720P rotating camera, tough Lenovo shell, waterproof keyboard and touchpad and touch display.

The touch display is key as Android Apps are rolling out via the Google Play Store over the coming weeks and months. This is great for kids/grandparents or as a backup machine to the daily driver.

More on the N22 at Lenovo

Chromebook Stories October 18, 2016

expiredAcer’s 14-inch Chromebook has it all: 4GB RAM, 32GB SSD, 1080p display and HDMI for $269 shipped

Best Buy’s official eBay Store offers the Acer 14-inch Chromebook 1.6GHz/4GB/32GB SSD (model CB3-431-C5EX) for $269 shipped. Also available direct. Today’s deal is down $30 from Amazon and a match for the lowest that we’ve ever seen it offered.

Acer’s 14-inch Chromebook has a full 1080p HD IPS display and is powered by an Intel 1.6GHz Celeron processor. Features include Google Chrome OS, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage. It ships with two USB 3.0 ports and HDMI output for viewing on larger displays. A built-in webcam and free Google Drive storage (100GB) round out the list of notable specs. Rated 4.2/5 stars by nearly 250 Amazon customers.

Chromebook Stories September 12, 2016

Amazon offers the Samsung 11-inch Chromebook 3 1.6GHz/2GB/16GB SSD (model XE500C13-K01US) for $169.99 shipped. That’s a $30 savings off the original price and online sellers such as B&H. Today’s deal is the best that we’ve seen on this model.

The Samsung Chromebook 3 brings impressive 11-hour battery life to the table, which is around 30% more than comparables at this price point. An 11-inch display is powered by the 1.6GHz Celeron processor. Additional specs include 2GB of RAM, a 16GB solid-state drive and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Over 150 Amazon customers have left a 4.2/5 star rating.

Need more power? The larger 4GB is also on sale for an Amazon all-time low price of $179.99 shipped.

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