Black Friday Chromebook Deals – 2016

The biggest shopping day of the season is here! If you are in the market for a new Chromebook, this is a great chance get get even lower prices than normal on a ChromeOS device! Here is a quick roundup on Black Friday Chromebook Deals.

Note: We are planning to keep this article updated through this week. Bookmark and check back later!

WalMart: HP Chromebook 11

HP 11 G4Sale Price: $165

Regular Price: $195

The HP 11 G4 is not a flashy device, but this 4 GB model offers plenty of speed and solid construction. It’s a above average device that will serve you (or grandma) well for quite a while.

Specs:

  • 4GB RAM
  • 16 GB SSD
  • 2.16GHz Celeron Processor
  • 12″ display

Detailed review from PC World

Costco / Amazon – Acer R13 Convertible

Acer R13Sale Price: $349 (free shipping for Costco members)

Regular Price: $399

The Acer R13 is the latest touchscreen convertible and one of the top selling Chromebooks. The R13 is one of the few Chromebooks to offer expanded disk space (32GB) standard. This is a decent deal on an outstanding device.

Specs:

  • 4GB RAM
  • 32 GB SSD
  • MediaTek MT8173 Quad-Core Processor
  • 13.3″ 1080p touch display

Detailed review from laptopmag.com

Walmart – Samsung Chromebook 3

Sale Price: $119 (in-store only)

Regular Price: $229

It is good to see Samsung get back into the Chromebook market. Samsung’s third generation Chromebook is on-par with the HP 11. It’s not a flashy device, but it will do the job without emptying your wallet. At a sale price of $119 this is an excellent buy. At the regular price, there are better options.

Specs:

  • 4GB RAM
  • 16 GB SSD
  • 1.6 GHz Celeron Processor
  • 11.6″ display

Detailed review from PCverge.com

Walmart, Staples, Target – Chromecast 2

Chromecast Black FridaySale Price: $25

Regular Price: $35

If you have Chromebooks, you will want a Chromecast (or two or three) to send content to your big screen. Black Friday is the perfect time to pick up a Chromecasts at an even lower than normal price. Google has authorized the price drop so you can expect to see this deal at most major retailers. Chromecast Audio and Chromecast Ultra do not appear to be included in this sale.

BestBuy – Acer Chromebook R11

Acer R11Sale Price: $199

Regular Price: $279

The Acer R11 is the predecessor to the R13 (above) and one of the original Chromebook convertibles. It’s not as powerful or nice as the newer R13, but it is $150 cheaper, so there’s that!

Specs:

  • 4GB RAM
  • 16 GB SSD
  • 1.6 Ghz Intel Celeron Processor
  • 11.6 touchscreen display (convertible)

Costco – Acer 14″

Acer 14 AluminumSale Price: $229

Regular Price: $294

The Acer 14″ boasts an aluminum build which looks and feels like a much more expensive fruit-themed device. The 32GB of standard storage is a nice touch. When you buy from Costco you will also receive a free wireless mouse and an extra 1 year warranty through Costco Concierge.  This is a solid college or business laptop.

Specs:

  • 4 GB RAM
  • 32 GB SSD
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Celeron Processor
  • 14″ 1080p Display

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John Sowash

John Sowash is an experienced educator and the author of The Chromebook Classroom (chrmbook.com), the first book on the use and management of Chromebooks in K-12 schools. You can connect with John via his blog (electriceducator.com) or Twitter (@jrsowash).

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  • Graham 24/11/2016, 11:49 pm

    Thanks John. I have the old 14″ HP and I’d like to upgrade to a Chromebook that will be Play Store compatible. Does the Acer @ CostCo have the Play Store functionality yet? I see it’s on a list but it’s “coming soon” on the Google site.