If you’re shopping for a new laptop this Black Friday, it might be worth considering one of the cheap Chromebooks on sale. During the holiday season, you’ll find great deals on computers running Google’s Linux-based Chrome OS operating system at retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Target and Newegg. Unlike traditional laptops, Chromebooks are designed to run Google apps, store most of their data in the cloud and use Android apps. Many also have touchscreens and support a stylus for handwriting and drawing.
Samsung’s Chromebook Pro and Plus are two of the best Chromebooks on the market, but you don’t have to shell out big bucks to get one. The Duet 5 is a bargain bin version of those premium devices that’s still quite capable of day-to-day tasks. It has a stunning 13.3-inch OLED FHD display, 8GBs of RAM and 128GB of storage. It even has a discrete GPU for a little extra oomph in the graphics department and supports the S Pen, the stylus that comes with most Samsung phones.
At Walmart’s pre-Black Friday sale, you can pick up this 14-inch convertible for a ridiculously low price. Its Gemini Lake N4020 CPU is a workhorse that can handle almost anything a casual user will throw at it. Its 1366 x 768 HD display isn’t the best out there but you’re getting a ton of computer for an incredibly low price and it’s definitely one of the best Chromebook deals this year.