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Best cheap Chromebook deals in May 2022

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The best Chromebook deals this week offer pre Memorial Day discounts on today's top-rated Chrome OS laptops. Whether you're upgrading your PC or shopping for a grad gift, there are plenty of bargains out there.

We're seeing notable discounts on budget and premium Chromebooks by Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung. So if you're looking for an affordable laptop for home, school or business use, you don't have to spend a fortune. 

Chromebooks are among the best budget laptops to buy for most people. They offer fast start up times, a long lasting battery, and solid built-in security. And what's more, programmers and developers benefit from the Chrome operating system's Linux and Android app support. 

Whether you have your eye on the budget-friendly HP Chromebook 11, 2-in-1 Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 or premium Samsung Galaxy Chromebook, you've come to the right place. 

Here are the best Chromebook deals going on at several retailers right now. 

Best Chromebook deals 

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2: was $549 now $399 @ Samsung
Save $150 on the versatile Samsung Chromebook 2. This super-slim premium Chromebook sports a convertible design with a stunning quantum dot display. The laptop in this deal packs a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) QLED touch screen, Intel Celeron N4000 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. It's one of the best Chromebook deals you can get. Best Buy has it for the same price.

HP Chromebook X2: was $599 now $299 @ Best Buy
At $300 off, the new HP Chromebook X2 is more affordable than ever. This detachable 2-in-1 has a 11-inch (2160 x 1440) 2K touchscreen, 2.4-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Adreno 618 graphics and 64GB of eMMC storage. It also ships with an HP Wireless Rechargeable USI Pen for jotting down notes or sketching. If you're looking for a flexible laptop that gives you the best of both worlds, the HP Chromebook X2 is a wise choice.

Acer Chromebook Spin 514: was $499 now $289 @ Best Buy
Now $210 off, the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 is more affordable than ever. This convertible laptop transforms into tablet, viewing, and tent mode. It packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) touch display, 2.6-GHz AMD Ryzen 3 3250C dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. 

Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5: was $499 now $389 @ Lenovo
Save $110 on the Editor's Choice Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5. The device in this deal has a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) OLED 400 nit touch screen, 2.55-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon SC7180 8-core CPU and 4GB of RAM. Rounding out its specs are Qualcomm Adreno graphics and 256GB of eMMC storage. Quantities are low, so act fast!

Acer Chromebook Spin 311 2-in-1: was $225 now $199 @ Amazon
At $199, the Chromebook Spin 311 2-in-1 laptop is at its lowest price ever. This convertible Chromebook has an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) display, a 1.8-GHz AMD A6-9220C CPU, 4GB RAM, Radeon R5 graphics, and 32GB of storage. Compact, sleek and versatile, the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is perfect for basic day-to-day tasks.

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 Chromebook: was $379 now $204 @ Best Buy
This deal knocks $175 off the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 Chromebook. This convertible Chromebook has an 11-inch HD (1366 x 768) display, MediaTek MT8183 8-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage. 

Asus Chromebook CX1: was $369 now $199 @ Best Buy
Currently $170 off at Best Buy, the Asus Chromebook CX1 gives you plenty of band for your buck. It features an impressive 17.3-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 1.0-GHz Intel Celeron N4500 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of microSD-expandable storage. It's a budget-friendly option if you want a big screen laptop for creating docs, web browsing and streaming movies. 

Asus Chromebook Flip CM3: was $329 now $279 @ Amazon
Now $50 off, the Asus Chromebook Flip CM3 is even more affordable. The laptop's 360-degree hinge lets you convert from laptop to tablet, stand or tent mode. It packs a 12-inch (1366 x 912) touch screen, 2.0-GHz MediaTek MT8183 8-core CPU paired, 4GB of RAM. MediaTek Integrated graphics, and 32GB of microSD expandable storage. 

Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook: was $599 now $349 @ Lenovo
Now $250 off via coupon, "THINKMAY", the Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga 2-in-1 Chromebook is a solid budget laptop. In our ThinkPad C13 Yoga review, we liked its snappy performance, lightweight, durable design and vibrant display. If you want a versatile and affordable laptop that doesn't skimp on performance, the ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook is a solid choice. It packs a 13.3 inch (1920 x 1080) touch screen, 2.4-GHz AMD Athlon Gold 3150C dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, AMD Radeon graphics, and 32GB of eMMC storage.

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Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.