There are Chromebook deals then and there Chromebook deals. This will be one of the last. One of my favorite parts of covering the ChromeOS world is the wide variety of devices and the fact that any of them could be sold out at any moment. We generally scour major retailers for good deals early in the morning, so this must have popped up recently at Costco because there’s no way it wasn’t caught because we looked for discount prices on Chromebooks earlier today.
Right now, you can get what I still consider one of my all-time favorite Chromebooks for a staggering number $400 off retail price. The ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5400 It comes with everything you could ask for in a Chromebook at this point. Ultra-fast internal components, a solid display, convertible form factor, gorgeous keyboard, glass trackpad, stock USI stylus, and an all-aluminum chassis merge into an overall Chromebook experience almost like no other.
Key specifications of the ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5400
- Processor Intel® Core™ i5-1130G7
- Integrated Intel® Iris Xe graphics
- 512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
- 16 GB RAM
- Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
- Bluetooth 5.0
- 14-inch HD 1920 x 1080 NanoEdge Touchscreen
- USI Garage Registry
- 360-degree hinge
- Two USB Type-C Thunderbolt™ 4 ports
- 1 x USB 3.2 Type A (Gen 1)
- Micro SD card reader
- Backlit keyboard
- Large glass touch panel
- 720p webcam with privacy shutter
- Harman Kardon speakers
- 3.10 pounds
Worth the asking price
When we tested this machine we had a Core i5 model with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, so this Costo model is close to what I use on a daily basis with the addition of an even larger 512GB of NVMe storage. The standard asking price of $899 is — by most measures — a fair and reasonable amount for a Chromebook with this build quality and this impressive spec sheet.
But right now, you can get it from Costco for just $499.99, and it’s absolutely nuts! There’s no Chromebook in this price range that’s going to be great to use, look great, and perform this well. You usually get a $500 Chromebook with a few trade-offs or sacrifices. This is not the case here. This Chromebook is the real deal.
The ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5400 has been nearly my favorite Chromebook on our list since late 2021, and it’ll be on our list again this year, too (coming soon!). I can’t express how much I enjoyed using it before having to return it to ASUS, and I can’t believe this version of it can now be purchased for $499.99. As far as I know I don’t need a new personal Chromebook right now, I’m fond of picking one up just because it’s such a great device.
So, after all that, you have to go get this thing now if it matters to you. Not a Costco member? There will be an additional 5% fee unless you get a membership, but that only adds $45 to the bottom line. At $545, this is still a ridiculous bargain and 100% worth your time, but I’ll bet time isn’t on your side here. This will probably be fast, so I won’t waste any more of your time. Good luck and God bless you!
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