This $79 Chromebook is still one of the best cheap Black Friday laptop deals

Lenovo Chromebook 3 Black Friday deal
Lenovo Chromebook 3 Black Friday deal (Image credit: Lenovo)

Update (11/24/22): The Lenovo Chromebook 3 is still available for $79 at Best Buy (opens in new tab), while the other $79 Chromebook deal we spotted has since sold out, so if you are in the market for a cheap Chromebook for Black Friday don't wait too long.

Right now, the Lenovo Chromebook 3 is down to just $79 (opens in new tab) — an incredible Black Friday deal for those who are looking for a dirt cheap laptop for the basics.

Remember the $79 HP Chromebook (opens in new tab) ? Well, that's sold out now and Lenovo has stepped up with yet another huge Black Friday Chromebook deal.

Lenovo Chromebook 3 deal

Lenovo Chromebook 3: (opens in new tab)

Lenovo Chromebook 3: $139 $79 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $60 on the Lenovo Chromebook 3 at Best Buy. This laptop has an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) display, 1.1-GHz Intel Celeron N4020 dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and Radeon R5 graphics. There's 64GB of eMMC storage on board, expandable via the laptop's built-in microSD slot. Like all Chromebooks, it comes with an extra 15GB of Google Drive storage and Google Perks.

Super cheap Chromebooks are not powerhouses, Intel Celeron is not something we commonly see or recommend these days, but if your needs are basic productivity and casual entertainment like going down YouTube wormholes, then this is actually good enough for all of that.

Lenovo's Chromebook 3 is one of the most affordable machines among its extensive family of laptops. The laptop in this deal has an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) display, 1.1-GHz Intel Celeron N4020 dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and Radeon R5 graphics. For safekeeping important files, you get 64GB of eMMC storage, expandable via microSD. As with all Chromebooks, it includes an extra 15GB of Google Drive storage. 

These specs may not blow you away when pitted against a premium laptop like the MacBook Air. However, it's all you need for web browsing, creating docs, basic photo editing, and casual gaming. 

Although we didn't test this laptop, Lenovo Chromebook 3 reviews at Best Buy average 4.6 out of 5-stars. Satisfied owners praise its incredible speed, performance, and battery life.

Jason England
Staff Writer

Jason brings a decade of tech and gaming journalism experience to his role as a writer at Laptop Mag. He takes a particular interest in writing articles and creating videos about laptops, headphones and games. He has previously written for Kotaku, Stuff and BBC Science Focus. In his spare time, you'll find Jason looking for good dogs to pet or thinking about eating pizza if he isn't already.