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Best Laptop Deals: Save Big on Dell XPS, MSI, Apple and Many More

Whether you're looking to pick up an everyday laptop for the basics or a productivity powerhouse, we've collected some of the best laptop deals you'll find.

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$899 at B&H
MacBook Air M2 2022
M2 MacBook Air: $899
Save $200
$1,000 at Amazon
LG Gram 16 2-in-1 on a blue background
LG Gram 16 2-in-1: $1,000
Save $700
$600 at MSI
MSI Prestige 14 Evo: $600
Save $300
$1,700 at Best Buy
Dell XPS 13 Plus: $1,700
Save $400
$750 at Dell
Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 16 in tablet mode
Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1: $750
Save $150

Laptops have become an important part of our lives because they give us easy access to work, school, and entertainment. Their portability means we can travel with our computer and our data rather than be tied down to a large desktop. There's an absolute ton of options out there, whether you're a fan of Apple's ecosystem and its thin-and-light MacBook Air or you want a convertible two-in-one device to use on the go. 

We've done a bit of the heavy lifting for you and rounded up some of our favorite deals across the board. So, be sure to check out the deals below or click through to the deal roundups we have for something a bit more specialized.

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MacBook Air M2 2022
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Battery Life/Runtime 1,039 minutesWeight 2.7 poundsDisplay size/type 13.6-inch 2560 x 1664 Liquid RetinaProcessor tested Apple M2 8‑coreGraphics tested Apple M2 8‑core

In addition to receiving the second-gen Apple silicon chip, the M2 MacBook Air boasts a larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display and is available in two new colors: starlight and midnight. It also ditches the Air's tapered wedge shape and now looks more like the squared-off, slablike Pro models. The webcam has also been upgraded to a 1080p resolution for better video calls. The 13-inch MacBook Air starts at $1,099 from Apple, but you can get it for $200 less than that at B&H right now. Read our M2 Apple MacBook Air review.

LG Gram 16 2-in-1 on a blue background
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LG's largest convertible, the Gram 16, features a roomy 16-inch, 2,560x1,600 display and weighs only 2.6 pounds. And it can run all day: The big 80-watt-hour battery is rated to run for 19.5 hours. This configuration offers a 12th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. We like it for anyone looking for a laptop with a big screen for productivity in a lightweight package for frequent travel. It features previous-generation Intel silicon but is still a good deal thanks to its hefty $700 discount.

Read our LG Gram 16 2-in-1 review.


MSI's take on the MacBook boasts a thin, sleek, all-aluminum enclosure. This model is $300 off when you pick it up from MSI directly and features a 12th-gen Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a substantial 1TB SSD, as well as an Intel Iris Xe GPU. The 14-inch display features a full HD resolution but has the older 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio rather than the taller 16:10 ratio which provides more room to work. Still, this is a thin, light, and rugged laptop and a great deal at its current sale price.

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This Dell laptop is a good choice if you need some serious power to go along with a stunning OLED display. Released just last year, it boasts an unconventional design with a borderless touchpad, a touch-sensitive row of Function keys and an edge-to-edge keyboard with flat keys that bump up against their neighbors. It all adds up to an unusually sleek look. The 13.4-inch OLED display features a fine 3,456x2,160-pixel resolution powered by a 12th-gen Intel Evo i7 CPU, along with a blistering 32GB of RAM and a substantial 1TB of built-in SSD storage. Read our Dell XPS 13 Plus review.

Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 16 in tablet mode

Two-in-one convertibles are great, and the Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 is a great option if you want something powerful and lightweight. Under the hood, you get the high-end AMD Ryzen 7 7730U, which is not only efficient but can easily handle productivity and editing tasks. It also comes with an impressive 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, more than we usually see at this price, and the 14-inch screen runs at FHD and is touch-enabled, so it's easy to use in tablet mode. You can pick it up directly from Dell for just $750, down from the original $900.

What should you look for in a laptop deal?

One of the biggest things to consider is which laptop configuration is on sale. Often, with the best laptop deals, only a specific version of the laptop is on sale and making any changes to it could affect the price. This means that sometimes you find the 512GB model is actually cheaper than the 256GB option or a similar situation.

When are the best laptop deals available?

Generally, you'll find the best laptop deals during back-to-school shopping time in late summer or early fall and a bit later in the year during annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events. There are laptop deals available throughout the year, but if you're looking for the best deal and can afford to wait a little, these are the best times of the year to buy one.

Which retailers usually offer the best laptop deals?

You can usually find deals across a variety of retailers when it comes to laptop sales. Best Buy, Amazon, Newegg and other retailers tend to offer sales on more specific models while manufacturers like HP, Lenovo and Dell usually host larger sales that cover more models and configurations. If you're looking for a specific model, you'll want to keep checking back weekly for the latest set of deals.

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