If you’re in the market for a new computer, now is the time to start shopping. Black Friday 2021 may be over, but it’s just a technical matter. Cyber Monday sales are crowded withOn Chromebooks, laptops, touch screens, 2-in-1s and more. You may not find a better deal until Black Friday 2022.
How do you choose between laptops and Chromebooks? If you mostly do light computing tasks, like visiting websites, writing documents, or video conferencing, an inexpensive Chromebook is a great option. But if you’re a gamer, love editing photos, or frequently work with big data, the more powerful Windows 10 or MacBook is a better choice.
Screen size matters – smaller devices are more portable, but larger screens are easier to read. Features like touch screen functionality and tablet mode are a matter of personal preference.
Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and Samsung all have deals available through Cyber Monday, which include Apple, HP, and more. To view all deals, click the buttons below. Or scroll down and check out our top laptop picks.
Find some highlights from these early Cyber Monday sales. The Chromebooks and laptops below are also excellent.
ASUS Chromebook 11.6-inch (32GB): $109 at Best Buy
If you’re shopping for a Chromebook this holiday season, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a cheaper device than the $99 ASUS Best Buy now. It features an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of flash memory.
11.6-inch ASUS Chromebook (32 GB), $109 (regularly $219)
Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha 13.3-inch (512GB): $800
There are some solid deals on Samsung Galaxy Windows 11 laptops in Samsung’s Black Friday sale too. The Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha 2-in-1 features a gorgeous 13.3-inch QLED touchscreen display, an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. In short, it’s a powerful yet compact device at $250 off Samsung right away.
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha (512GB) laptop, $800 (regularly $1,050)
13.3-inch Galaxy Book Pro (512GB): $1,099
Black Friday deals from Samsung include a sale on the Galaxy Book Pro. The 13.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Book Pro features an upgraded AMOLED touchscreen that adapts to indoor and outdoor lighting. The 2-in-1 is powered by an 11th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and 512GB storage (for an extra $100, you can upgrade to a 15.6-inch screen.)
Galaxy Book Pro: $1,100 (regularly $1,400)
Lenovo Flex 3 11-inch 2-in-1 Chromebook: $329 at Best Buy
Try this Lenovo Flex 3 Chromebook that doubles as a touchscreen tablet during Best Buy’s Black Friday sale. The Chromebook features natural navigation at the touch of a finger, multi-core processing, an integrated 720p webcam with microphone, 4GB system memory, and 32GB eMMC flash memory.
Lenovo Flex 3 11-inch 2-in-1 Chromebook, $329 (down from $379)
HP Chromebook 11.6-inch Touchscreen (32GB): $140 at Amazon
This HP Chromebook features 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, an 11.6-inch touchscreen, and a great price.
HP Chromebook with 11.6-inch Touchscreen for $140 (under $260)
Samsung Chromebook 4 (32GB): $129 at Walmart
This slim 11.6-inch device features 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a full-size keyboard, dashboard, and voice control with Google Assistant.
Samsung Chromebook 4, $129 ($284 regularly)
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 14-inch 2-in-1 Laptop (512GB): $1350
This Lenovo upgradeable Windows 11 model features a powerful quad core processor with 8-way processing performance. It has 16 GB system memory and 512 GB storage.
Lenovo Yoga 9i 2-in-1 Laptop, $1,350 (regularly $1,750)
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 on Amazon. The touch screen has a 360-degree hinge that switches 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 when charged.
Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 Convertible, $160 (under $320)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (256GB): $800 at Best Buy
This multitasking laptop is for sale at Best Buy. This Microsoft device features an Intel Core processor, all-day battery, instant capabilities, improved graphics, two USB-C ports, up to 16GB RAM and 256GB storage. It’s also the thinnest Surface to date, measuring just 7.33mm in length. You can now buy it for $400 off its regular price at Best Buy.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7, $800 (regularly $1,200)
MacBook Air (256GB): $849 at Amazon
The cheapest MacBook option—aside from opting for a revamped older MacBook model, of course—is the MacBook Air. Powered by the Apple M1 chip, it’s a fast machine in a small package. It features a silent, fanless design, and of course, Apple’s own Retina display.
MacBook Air features a 13.3-inch display, 7-core graphics processor, 256GB SSD storage, 8GB storage, 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.
MacBook Air, $899 (down from $999)
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