Pixelbook Go sees $140 price cut in Best Buy back-to-school deal

Pixelbook Go up to $140 off in Best Buy Student deal
Google Pixelbook Go (Image credit: Future)

Update July 30 at 9:55 am ET: You still have time to save 10% on the Pixelbook Go. Best Buy is extending its back-to-school deal through August 2.  

The Pixelbook Go is one of the best Chromebooks around. This week, Best Buy student deals takes up to $140 off the Google Pixel Go and bundles it with free Sony headphones.

For a limited time, Best Buy Student Deals offers the mid-tier Pixelbook Go for $764. This laptop normally priced at $849, so that's $85 off and the lowest price we've ever seen. 

You must sign up for Best Buy's free Student Deals program and add the items to your cart to see the deal price. Students, parents or teachers who enroll are also eligible for one-hour curbside pickup and free next-day delivery. 

This is one of the best laptop deals we've seen all year.

Google Pixelbook Go (i5/8GB/128GB): was $849 now $764 @ Best Buy

Google Pixelbook Go (i5/8GB/128GB): was $849 now $764 @ Best Buy
The Google Pixelbook Go is one of the best Chromebooks available. It packs a bright display, solid performance and great battery life into a super-slim design. For a limited time, Best Buy Student Deals takes $85 off the Core i5/8GB/128GB model. 

Google Pixelbook Go (i7/16GB/256GB): was $1,399 now $1,259 @ Best Buy

Google Pixelbook Go (i7/16GB/256GB): was $1,399 now $1,259 @ Best Buy
If you're a power user, you can save $140 on the high-tier Pixelbook Go. This model features a 13.3-inch 4K display, Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and 256GB SSD.

Google's Pixelbook Go is like a MacBook Air for Android users. I own the Pixelbook Go and it's one of the best laptops I've ever used. 

It packs a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) display, an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8200Y CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. As with all Chromebooks, you get an additional 15 GB of Cloud storage and unlimited Google Photos storage. 

What's more, Google perks nets you 100GB of storage for 12 months. 

In our Google Pixelbook Go review, we liked its super-slim design and bright colorful display. We gave the Pixelbook Go a 4 out of 5 star rating for its solid performance and great battery life

Design-wise, the Pixelbook Go's smooth black magnesium-alloy lid has only a sleek Google "G" logo. The underside of the laptop has a washboard-like, grippable ribbed texture. 

In real world tests, the Pixelbook Go's  Core i5-8200Y processor and 8GB of RAM shredded through 30 Google Chrome tabs and five 1080p YouTube videos simultaneously without a hint of lag. 

In our lab, on the Geekbench 4.1 overall performance test, it scored 6,516, beating the 6,209 Chromebook average. 

At 2.3 pounds and 12.2 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches, the Pixelbook Go is lighter and thinner than most of our best 13-inch laptops. It's more portable than the HP Envy 13 (2.8 pounds, 12.1 x 8.3 x 0.57 inches), the HP Chromebook 15 (4 pounds, 14.1 x 9.7 x 0.7 inches) and Asus Chromebook Flip C434 (3.1 pounds, 12.6 x 8.0 x 0.6 inches).

Connectivity-wise, the Pixelbook Go keeps it simple with two USB Type-C ports and a headphone jack. 

Powered by Google's Chrome OS, the Pixelbook Go is a solid pick if you're already in the Google ecosystem or just looking for a Windows laptop alternative

This deal ends August 2. 

Hilda Scott

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.