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.
For a limited time, Best Buy Student Deals offers the mid-tier Pixelbook Go for $764 (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab) 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.
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Google Pixelbook Go (i5/8GB/128GB): was $849 now $764 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Google Pixelbook Go (opens in new tab) is one of the best Chromebooks (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) takes $85 off the Core i5/8GB/128GB model.
Google Pixelbook Go (i7/16GB/256GB): was $1,399 now $1,259 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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.
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.
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.
This deal ends August 2.