It’s hard to say whether Black Friday will offer a better Chromebook deal than this one: a $179 14-inch Asus 2-in-1 Chromebook, on sale for 52 percent off at Best Buy.
What makes this a great deal? Discounts aside, this 2022 Asus Chromebook offers what we look for in a quality Chromebook: 8GB of memory; a large, 1080p screen; and a decent processor—in this case, a Core M3 chip. That’s a 2018 chip, but it’s capable of four threads and has better single-threaded performance than the Celeron N4020 that is commonly found in Chromebooks.
This Chromebook is listed at $599, and at press time Amazon is selling it for $249, or $60 more. We don’t expect this deal to last long, so jump on it fast if you need an affordable, yet capable new laptop.