If you’re in the market for a new computer, there’s good news: There are plenty ofon Chromebooks, laptops, touchscreens, 2-in-1 devices and more to shop right now. It’s one of your best opportunities all year to buy a Chromebook for as little as $99, or a Windows 10 laptop for as little as $130.
How can you pick between Black Friday laptops and Chromebooks? If you mostly do light computing tasks, such as visiting websites, writing documents or video conferencing, an inexpensive Chromebook is a great choice. If you often perform more intensive tasks, such as gaming or photo editing, a more powerful Windows 10 or MacBook is a better option.
Screen size is important, of course — smaller devices are more portable, but larger screens are easier to read. Features such as touchscreen functionality and tablet mode are a matter of personal preference.
Best Buy, Walmart and Amazon all have deals on Chromebooks and laptops available now, featuring Apple, HP and more. To view all the deals, tap the buttons below. Or scroll down and check out our top laptop picks.
Find some of the highlights from these Black Friday sales ahead. The Chromebooks and laptops below also make for excellent.
GeoBook 120 Minecraft edition 12.5″ HD laptop: $130 at Best Buy
This is about as cheap as we’ve seen any non-Chromebook get this year. The 12.5-inch GeoBook 120 Minecraft edition comes pre-loaded with Windows 10 in S-mode, a one-year subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal and Minecraft included free from the Microsoft Store. Features 4GB of memory and 64GB SSD storage.
You can upgrade your GeoBook to an Intel Pentium processor for just $100 more. And that’s not the only upgrade you get: The GeoBook 240 features a full HD screen, 8GB of memory and 128GB SSD storage.
11.6″ ASUS Chromebook (32GB): $99 at Best Buy
If you’re shopping for a Chromebook this holiday season, you’ll be hard pressed to find a less expensive device than this $99 ASUS offered by Best Buy right now. It features an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of flash memory.
Lenovo Flex 3 11-inch 2-in-1 Chromebook: $149 at Best Buy
Or, for $50 more, you can upgrade to this Lenovo Flex 3 Chromebook that doubles as a touchscreen tablet during Best Buy’s Black Friday sale. The Chromebook features natural finger-touch navigation, multicore processing, a built-in 720p webcam with microphone, a 4GB system memory and a 32GB eMMC flash memory.
11.6″ HP Chromebook with touchscreen (32GB): $139 at Amazon
This HP Chromebook features 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, an 11.6-inch touchscreen and a fantastic price.
Samsung Chromebook 4 (32GB): $129 at Walmart
This slim, 11.6-inch device features 4 GB of memory, 32 GB of storage, a full-size keyboard and trackpad, and voice control with Google Assistant.
Lenovo 14″ Yoga 9i 14 2-in-1 laptop (512GB): $1,350
This Windows 11 upgradable Lenovo model features a powerful quad-core with an eight-way processing performance. It has a 16 GB system memory and 512 GB of storage.
Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 convertible (64GB): $160
Another solid Chromebook option is the 11.6-inch Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3, currently rated 4.5 stars at Amazon. The touchscreen has a 360-degree hinge that converts it between laptop mode, tent mode, tablet mode and stand mode. It has 4 GB of memory, 64 GB of storage and a battery that lasts 10 hours on a charge.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7: $800 at Best Buy
This multi-tasking laptop is on sale at Best Buy. This Microsoft device features an Intel Core processor, all-day battery, instant-on abilities, improved graphics, two USB-C ports and up to 16GB RAM and 256GB of storage. It’s also the thinnest Surface device yet, at just 7.33 millimeters. Right now you can buy it for $400 off its regular price at Best Buy.
MacBook Air: $849 at Amazon
The least expensive MacBook option — aside from picking up an older, refurbished MacBook model, of course — is the MacBook Air. Powered by the Apple M1 chip, it’s a fast machine in a tiny package. It has a silent, fanless design and, of course, Apple’s signature Retina display.
The MacBook Air features a 13.3-inch screen, 7-core GPU, 256 GB of SSD storage, 8 GB of memory, a backlit keyboard and Touch ID. It’s available in gold, silver and space gray. Note that it only has two Thunderbolt ports, one of which will be used for charging.