Given the ubiquity of laptops nowadays, shopping for a new one — and finding a worthy deal — is not always a simple task. There’s an ocean of hardware specifications, features, sizes, and even designs (such as 2-in-1s, Chromebooks, gaming machines, and touchscreen laptops) to choose from today, but if it’s time for a new computer and you’re hunting around for a bargain, we can help you out.
Below, we’ve rounded up a handful of the best laptop deals available at the moment, along with a short guide that can answer some common questions you might have. If all of this is still a bit overwhelming and you need some more information, however, then also be sure to check out our more in-depth buying guide to get up-to-date with everything you need to know before you buy.
Best laptop deals right now
Dell built its name on affordable Windows PCs and still cranks out some of the best high-value work machines. This 15-inch Inspiron touchscreen laptop is a great entry-level computer for anyone looking for a good work machine for less than $500: It runs an Intel Core i3 CPU and 8GB of RAM, and it also sports a high-speed 128GB solid-state system drive plus a 1TB HDD.
At $400 after a 10% price cut, it’s around the same cost or even cheaper than many of the best Chromebooks out there. Its specs rival laptops that typically go for $500 or more — and since it’s packing pretty solid hardware for a cheap laptop, it won’t feel outdated any time soon despite its low price.
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.
No Windows laptop roundup would be complete without HP, and the Envy x360 2-in-1 is a sleeper hit. It features just about everything you want in a modern workhorse, right down to its solid hardware, great picture quality, and generous battery life. The 15-inch 1080p display not only looks great, it offers a ton of versatility as a fold-flat touchscreen for entertainment and tablet-like use.
In short, this thing is built for serious work, and it’s built to do it all day long. This configuration comes loaded with one of the newer Intel Core i5 CPUs, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Many 2-in-1s will set you back a grand or more, but a $150 discount means the HP Envy x360 can be yours for $700 right now, and students can take another $100 off with a My Best Buy student account.
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 the 2020 MacBook Air at $899 ($100 off). 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?
If you’re looking for a convertible 2-in-1 that works as well as a laptop as it does as a tablet, then you need to look no further than the HP Spectre Folio. This unique laptop gets overshadowed by the Spectre x360 line, but is one of our favorites owing to its stunning leather-clad looks, excellent performance, high-quality build, and mind-blowing battery life.
Right now, you can grab this brand new model with an Intel Core i7 CPU and 256GB SSD on sale for $428 off, bringing the price down to $972 — right below our $1,000 budget mark. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on a new HP Spectre Folio, and as a nice bonus, it comes bundled with the HP Active Pen stylus.
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