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The Best Black Friday Chromebook and Chromecast Deals

Black Friday is once again upon us and the deals for Chrome fans are as plentiful as ever.

The best deals this year don’t all require queuing up in the middle of the night or even waiting until Black Friday. If some of the deals below don’t quite strike your fancy, traditional brick-and-mortar and online retailers are holding online sales throughout the week, including Amazon and Newegg.

$94 – 11.6″ Acer Chromebook

The 11.6″ Acer CB3-111 has been out since this time last year. The device includes a standard 2GB of RAM, 16GB eMMC flash storage, and a 2.16GHz Intel Celeron processor.

Office Depot and OfficeMax are selling the device for $94.99, but it’s also available for $99 if you only have a Best Buy nearby.

The CB3-111 originally retailed for $199 and currently retails for $169, but as far as deals go, it’s hard to go wrong with a Bay Trail device coming in a few dollars shy of a C-note.

  • Where: Office Depot/OfficeMax ($94.99; in-store and online) and Best Buy ($99; in-store)
  • When: November 26–28

black-friday-2015-asus$94 – 11.6″ ASUS Chromebook

Another in the $94 range is an ASUS Chromebook with 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD from Fry’s. It appears to be the ASUS C201 which runs a quad-core Rockchip ARM processor with respectable performance benchmarks and a stellar 13 hour battery life.

If you’re tempted, be sure to sign up for Fry’s email newsletters on their site to get the promo code for the in-store discount on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Where: Fry’s, in-store
  • When: November 26

black-friday-2015-acer-156$229 – 15.6″ Acer Chromebook with $20 Google Play Credit

Costco is offering an online-only deal for the Acer C910 with a roomier 4GB of RAM and 32GB SSD than the 11.6″ models being offered above. The C910 comes with either a 1366×768 or glorious 1920×1080 IPS screen, but commenter Kekkel contacted Costco customer support who confirm it’s, sadly, the former.

To sweeten the deal even more, you’ll also get $20 of Google Play credit and an Acer wireless mouse.

  • Where: Costco, online only
  • When: November 26–30

Chromecast Deals

So you’ve got your eye on a TV instead and need a streaming stick or maybe you’ve just built a new PC and wouldn’t dream of replacing it. Either way, there are a few Chromecast deals this year on both the Chromecast and Chromecast Audio.

Any Two Chromecast or Chromecast Audio – $50


If you’ve been waiting to grab a new Chromecast, it’s a great opportunity to get streaming on the cheap and make using your fancy speakers even easier.

  • Where: Best Buy, in-store
  • When: November 26–28

Chromecast Two Pack with $12 Google Play credit – $48.99

If you’re a Costco member, you can grab a two pack of Chromecasts with $6 of Google Play credit per device for $20 off the usual $68.99 price tag.

  • Where: Costco, in-store and online
  • When:  November 27–29
  • FirstLine

    Welcome back. That 2 pack US Chromecast deal is sweet.

  • Got a 2-pack Chromecast last weekend. It’s awesome to be honest.

  • Kekkel

    I have asked the Costco customer support and they have confirmed that it’s 1366×768

    • Sam Tran

      A tad disappointing it isn’t the 1080p, but thanks! I’ve updated the article.

  • Peter Andrews

    99 DOLLARS for a chromebook? Nice..good Christmas present for an older family member or as a second PC to back up a fixed desktop gaming PC.

    Also should be a good stocking filler for a younger child to do school work and Web use on.

  • Heimen Stoffels

    Some sweet deals! Esp. the Chromecast Audio one, 2 for $50. That will probably sell like hotcakes :)

    Btw, if you live in The Netherlands, like me, be sure to check the Media Markt website on Friday as they’ll have a big Black Friday sale as well.

  • Heads up …Fry’s Chromebook deal mentioned above is not listed on Fry’s even after signing up for promos. There are other Windows laptops on sale from from Asus but not the one mentioned here.

  • liamdools

    $94 is the only price you should have to pay for a laptop with 16GB of storage, ever. Cloud or not, 9GB of free space isn’t acceptable for anything that costs more than $100.

    • Sobriquet

      You have no idea what you are talking about

    • Harveywallbanger237

      16GB is plenty, using cloud and USB for other storage; try it, you’ll like it!

      • liamdools

        I did try it. I tried liking it for two years, but found it was impossible. No sane person can keep anything in slow syncing cloud storage you can’t always get to. And the fact that that’s all the new Dell Chromebook 13 has at $800 and you can’t swap it out is plain pitiful. Even a $400 Windows tablet would have like 64GB or something, and that’s WITH the price of a Windows license.

        • Harveywallbanger237

          I have 1 TB Cloud storage and 64 GB mini flash drive on mine, it works for me, sorry it didn’t for you. I just picked up a very, very clean Dell CB11 with 4 GB/16 GB/ 2955u CPU, for $107.50, just what I was looking for; the kids now use my Dell i5 3000 most of the time, I like the CB. I had the Asus C300 with 2 GB and n2830, a little too slow for me, the CB11 is just right.

    • jeffmaz

      I have 5 Chromebooks between family and office. All have 16 GB memory. All have SD cards with nothing on them. The memory just isn’t needed for Chrome OS. However, 4gb RAM helps a lot.

  • Steve_NYC

    Not trying to threadcrap at all since I think this is a good Chromebook for the price, but this isn’t the Acer C910. Acer sells the Chromebook 15 and the Chromebook 15 C910 according to their website. The C910 only comes in black according to their website. I’m pretty sure this is the CB5-571-C5XU. That seems to be the only white Acer Chromebook 15 with 4GB of RAM, 32GB SSD and 1366 x 768 display. Full retail is $299.99, so this is an exceptional deal at $229 with the external mouse and the $20 Google Play credit.

  • Avishkar Manna

    Guess I gotta wait till next year for a Dell Chromebook 13…. Well it just came out too

    • du365

      But you don’t have a job…how will you ever buy it?

      • Avishkar Manna

        I’m actually unemployed.

        • du365

          Sucks for you.

  • M HiStat

    Best Buy had the CB3-111 for $99, but when I checked on Thanksgiving Day, they were sold out On-Line. (and I wasn’t going down to the local store to wait in line). Out of curiosity, I checked Amazon in the evening and they also showed up at $99 but when I tried to ‘check out’, they were gone! I then checked again on the 27th and Amazon had them listed for $94.99 (supplied by Amazon LLC), so I grabbed one!

  • Vin

    Too bad Santa Google didn’t lower the price on a 2015 Pixel LS.

  • arrianadavis

    For those who live outside US like me, you can access Netflix, Hulu and similar media stations on your Chromecast by using UnoTelly or similar tools.

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