Grab yourself a Chrome OS laptop on the cheap with one of these delightful deals
The Amazon Spring Sale is here and it brings with it a host of deals on all sorts of products, including Chromebooks and that means it’s a great time to pick up a dirt cheap computer for the kids or any other family member for that matter.
If you don’t need the power of a conventional laptop, Chromebooks makes a great alternative. They’re simple to use, easy to maintain and you generally don’t need super powerful components to keep them running quickly.
Below, you’ll find a selection of the best deals we’ve found on Amazon and elsewhere, on a variety of machines from conventional compact laptops to big-screened 2-in-1 machines ideal for media consumption and even a touch of cloud gaming.
If you’re not too worried about sticking to a budget and simply want the best Chromebook money can buy, you’ll want to check out our roundup of the best Chromebooks, while our list of the best laptop deals has you covered if you’re hungry for some Windows or MacOS-based savings.
One thing to note before you get going, though. If you spot a tempting deal on a Chromebook that’s seemingly too good to be true, make sure you check it against Google’s Auto Update Expiry list to see when it will stop getting automatic updates for features and security. Older models might well not have much shelf life left, so it’s worth balancing that against the price before buying.
Best Chromebook deals in January 2023
This isn’t as good a deal as you might think because the price is actually normally around £180 and not the RRP of £350, however its still good value and this price is the lowest this particular chromebook has ever dipped to. at £160. For that money, you’re getting a Celeron N4500 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage plus an 11.6in touchscreen and rugged build that should resist the worst your kids can throw at it.
You don’t have to go cheap when buying a Chromebook, as this gaming machine from Asus proves. It has a large, 15.6in touchscreen with a refresh rate of 144Hz and is aimed at those who are interested in buying a laptop for games streaming. It’s quite new, so it hasn’t had much time to establish a pattern of historic prices, but with £100 off the RRP, and a generous specification, it looks a pretty good deal, especially as it has a 2-in-1 design and a 360-degree hinge.
This Chromebook is so new that it hasn’t had time to establish a real-world price just yet but it’s currently £100 off the RRP of £700 and delivers a pretty rounded specification for the sale price of £600. For that money, you’re getting a laptop with a Full HD 144Hz touchscreen rated at 250 nits of brightness, a 360-degree hinge so you can tuck away the keyboard and just concentrate on the screen, and a host of reasonably powerful internal components. The CPU is an 11th gen Intel Core i5, you get a whopping 16GB of RAM and there’s also a sizeable 256GB SSD for storage.