Best cheap Chromebook deals June 2022 - The Verge News
If you’re looking for a cheaper laptop alternative, there are currently a number of good Chromebook deals to choose from, whether you’re a fan of Lenovo’s Flex 5, the vibrant Galaxy Chromebook 2, or Asus’s Chromebook Flip CX5.
If you’re looking for an affordable laptop alternative, Chromebooks are a great option to consider. Yet there are several kinds on the market these days, and it can be overwhelming to pick the right for you and your needs. Some are better suited for basic work tasks, for example, while some of the higher-end models can even rival some of the best laptops you can buy. Moreover, just because one Chromebook has more features than the other doesn’t mean it’s the right one for you or the best value for your money.
That’s why we’ve curated this comprehensive list of the best Chromebook deals. Each varies in price and comes with its own strengths and weaknesses, but all of them come recommended for one reason or another. And if you’d like to do even more research before buying a Chromebook, we’ve also compiled a guide to the best options on the market, which you can use to help you determine which Chrome OS machine is right for you.
Lastly, a word of caution: Amazon Prime Day is set to begin on July 12th. While it’s not guaranteed that we will see rock-bottom pricing on some of our favorite Chromebooks, it’s typically one of the better times to be shopping for a laptop outside of Black Friday.
The Lenovo Flex 5 looks and feels nicer than its price may suggest.
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Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook
The Lenovo Flex 5 — the best Chromebook for midrange shoppers — may typically retail around $400, but it still looks and feels far more premium. It features a sleek, backlight keyboard that’s one of the better ones we’ve used on a Chromebook, along with a physical webcam shutter, front-facing speakers, and a relatively good port selection (for the price) that includes a microSD reader and a USB-C port on each side. The Flex 5’s audio quality and battery life aren’t great, however, with the latter only providing about five and half hours of runtime when we tested it.