Chromebooks are still a popular alternative to Windows and Mac laptops, and several of them are on sale for Black Friday. One of Lenovo’s mid-range models, the IdeaPad Flex 5i, is now at its best price yet.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i is now on sale for $269.99 — a decent discount from the $429.99 MSRP, though the laptop has hovered around the $300 for most of November. The laptop has an Intel Core i3-1115G4 CPU, a 13.3-inch 1080p touchscreen, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB storage. For connectivity, you get Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, two USB Type-C ports (which the laptop also charges through), USB Type-C, a combo headphone/microphone jack, and a microSD card slot.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i
This Chromebook is an excellent budget choice, with a spacious 13.3-inch 1080p screen and a 2-in-1 design.
Lenovo built this laptop with a 2-in-1 design, so you can push the screen backwards into tent mode (ideal for watching movies), or back against the keyboard to become a giant tablet. Google reports that the Flex 5i will receive Chrome OS updates until June 2030, at the earliest.
It would have been nice to see more RAM in this model, as you could start running into slowdowns with plenty of tabs open (especially with Android or Linux apps running at the same time). Still, there’s a lot to like here, if you’re in the market for a Chromebook. Amazon says the sale will end at the end of today, November 25.