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Looking for a cheap laptop? Go with a Chromebook — these models are on sale for under $200.

Cheap laptops aren’t as hard to find as you think. If you don’t need all the bells and whistles, these deals on Chromebooks can help you save up to 50% as of September 6:

BEST ASUS CHROMEBOOK DEAL: A solid pick for research, note-taking, and everyday browsing, the ASUS Chromebook CX1(opens in a new tab) holds up well for students — $179.99 $269.99 (save $90)

BEST LENOVO CHROMEBOOK DEAL: Engineered for education, the Lenovo 14e Chromebook(opens in a new tab) is lightweight, durable, spill-proof, and loaded with connectivity options — $149.99 $299.99 (save $150)

BEST SAMSUNG CHROMEBOOK DEAL: With military-grade durability and multiple layers of virus protection, the 2021 Samsung Chromebook 4(opens in a new tab) keeps you protected inside and out — $130.50 $229.99 (save $99.49)

If you need a new laptop for school, work, or play, but don’t want to spend a fortune, a Chromebook is the way to go. These machines are perfectly capable of handling all of your daily tasks — they just aren’t loaded with bells and whistles for specialty functions. Unless you’re a creative, though, and need specific apps like Adobe After Effects, you should be able to run just about anything you need on a Chromebook (or at least find a viable alternative).

Don’t want to spend more than $200? We’ve got you covered with some solid deals on ASUS, Lenovo, and Samsung Chromebooks as of September 6:

Powered by an Intel Celeron N3350 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, the ASUS CX1 is right on par with most standard Chromebooks. It’ll last up to 12 hours on a single charge, is accident-proof and spill-resistant, and has plenty of connectivity options (including USB-C), making it a great choice for students. When your roommate spills their beer nearby, this workhorse can hold its own. It’s regularly $269.99, but you can grab it on sale for only $179.99 — that’s $35.69 less than it cost last month, when it skirted its lowest price to date. Now at $90 off, it’s reached a new all-time low.

Credit: ASUS

Tough and durable, the Lenovo 14e Chromebook was built specifically with students in mind. It offers robust connectivity, with both two USB-C and two USB-A ports, is small and lightweight at just over three pounds, and is MIL-SPEC tested to handle bumps, drops, and dings with ease. At 10 hours of battery life, it’s not the most powerful laptop in the business, but it can handle daily note-taking, research, and web browsing. Plus, at half price, it’s a total steal.

lenovo 14e chromebook in black with sunrise image on display

Credit: Lenovo

Weighing in at less than three pounds, you’ll barely notice the Samsung Chromebook 4 in your backpack. But just because it’s light and slim doesn’t mean it’s not sturdy. This thing was built with military-grade durability, along with multiple layers of virus protection guard against malicious malware. You’ll be protected inside and out. It also delivers up to 12 hours of battery and a quick recharge via USB-C whenever you get low, ensuring you won’t miss a beat throughout your day. At just $130.50, you’ll save nearly $100 when you pick up this 2021 model — that’s just about $11 shy of its lowest price ever.

samsung chromebook 4 in gray with open display

Credit: Samsung

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