Technology keeps getting more portable, and far behind us are the days when the word “computer” invoked the image of a bulky desktop tower hooked up to a monitor and keyboard. The vast majority of today’s PC’s are made to move, and chances are good that if you use a computer on a daily basis, it’s a laptop.
The flip-side of that popularity is that there are enough brands, designs, hardware specs, and price brackets to make your head spin if you’re buying a new laptop. To give you some help, we’ve combed through all the best laptop deals available online right now to bring you this hand-picked list of the six best bargains that include everything from Windows 2-in-1s to MacBook deals. Black Friday deals have started tricking in too, so we’ve thrown all the best Black Friday laptop deals we’ve found to date in below as well.
Best laptop deals right now
- — $300, was $450
- — $430, was $480
- — $550, was $800
- — $599, was $959
- — $750, was $1,000
- — $930, was $1,000
— $300, was $450
Lenovo built its name on affordable Windows PCs and still cranks out some of the best high-value work machines. This 15-inch IdeaPad 3 laptop is a great entry-level computer for anyone looking for a good work machine for less than $500: It runs on an Intel Core i3 CPU and a full 8GB of RAM, and it also sports a high-speed 256GB solid-state system drive. Solid specs for a cheap laptop and perfectly suited for those with basic needs.
At just $300 ($150 off), it’s around the same cost or even cheaper than many Chromebooks out there and is arguably the best cheap laptop you’re going to find right now for less than 400 bucks. Its specs rival laptops that typically go for $500 or more — and since it’s packing pretty recent hardware for such a cheap laptop, it shouldn’t feel outdated any time soon despite its low price.
— $430, was $480
No Windows laptop roundup would be complete without at least one cheap 2-in-1, and the new Dell Inspiron 14 5000 is an unassuming one that you might have overlooked. Despite its plain appearance, it features just about everything you want in a workhorse PC right down to its solid hardware, great build quality, and generous battery life. The 14-inch HD display also offers a ton of versatility as a fold-flat multi-point touchscreen for entertainment and tablet-like use. In short, this thing is built for just about any type of work or other daily computing task, and it’s built to do it all day long.
This configuration comes loaded with a new 11th-gen Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. Many 2-in-1s will set you back a grand or more, but this modern convertible can be yours for an eye-popping $430 right now.
— $550, was $800
Everyone knows the iconic ThinkPad, which causes many to overlook Lenovo’s also-excellent Yoga line. The Yoga C740 brings Lenovo into the 21st century with its sleek design, perfect 14-inch size, and convertible form factor. Its Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and 1080p fold-flat multi-touch display are also perfect specs for work (which is precisely what this thing is built for).
This cheap laptop can be your work companion for just $550, a $250 discount that delivers one of the best prices we’ve seen for this great modern 2-in-1.
— $599, was $959
One of the best laptops on the market today — and in fact, for several years running — is actually a tablet. The Surface Pro line has sat among our favorite 2-in-1s for a while now and the new Surface Pro 7, while not a breathtaking update, is a very solid machine. It’s incredibly well-built, looks great, and performs well. It has a built-in kickstand, and when used with a Type Cover keyboard, makes for a fantastic 2-in-1 ultrabook. We’d also be remiss if we didn’t mention that gorgeous, productivity-friendly 3:2 touchscreen.
One of our few complaints was that the Type Cover still isn’t included by default, but this bundle solves that little hiccup: This configuration has a Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD, and comes with a black Type Cover keyboard so you can use it as a laptop right out of the box. And at just $599 ($360 off), the whole bundle falls well below our $1,000 budget limit. For $180 more, you can alsoat a $251 discount.
— $750, was $1,000
If you’re looking for a featherweight 2-in-1 laptop that’s as light as it is durable, then you need to look no further than the HP Envy x360 13, which has stood out as one of the best ultrabooks money can buy in 2020. This unique laptop earned a spot among our all-time favorites owing to its stunning gem-cut looks, excellent performance, world-class build quality, and all-day battery life.
Right now, you can grab this 13-inch 2-in-1 laptop with an Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD on sale $750 after a $250 discount, bringing the price nicely below our $1,000 budget mark. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on any 2-in-1 boasting specs this good, which might make it our favorite laptop deal to be had for less than a grand right now.
— $930, was $1,000
Deals on Apple products are hard to find, and so sometimes you need to grab them when you can. The MacBook Air, which was modernized and redesigned in 2018, is the best entry-level MacBook you can buy — perfect for a college student or businessperson. The latest 2020 refresh is just as great, and if you want the one with the latest and greatest hardware (that you can still find for less than 1,000 bucks), this is it.
Right now, you can score this deal on this 2020 MacBook Air at $930 ($70 off), one of the better prices we’ve seen so far. This configuration comes with an Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It also comes with a lovely display with a 2,560 by 1,600 resolution, giving you plenty of performance for productivity work. What’s not to like?
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