Check out the best laptop sales at Amazon and Best Buy right now. Prices start as low as $430 for a very serviceable budget model from Lenovo.
Has your laptop lost a step or two? If your current laptop is struggling to keep pace, an upgrade might be in order. Whether you need a new laptop for work, home or the next school year, there are plenty of big discounts right now that can save you some money -- from midrange models on sale at budget prices to higher-end laptops with even larger price breaks. Check out the best deals on Windows laptops and Apple MacBooks right now at Amazon and Best Buy.
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This budget Lenovo model provides two items that aren't always guaranteed at this price -- a full HD display and a 512GB solid-state drive. Many budget laptops offer a 1,366x768-pixel resolution, but the 15.6-inch display here has a 1,920x1,080 pixels for a much sharper picture. And while the 8GB of RAM is standard for the price, the 512GB SSD offers double the capacity you usually get. The 11th-gen Core i5 CPU is now two generations old but should suffice for basic tasks. It's only $430 at Best Buy right now, thanks to a hefty $200 discount.
The Aspire Vero is Acer's first laptop made from postconsumer recycled plastics, and it ships in packaging made from recycled materials that are also 100% recyclable. You might think an eco-friendly laptop would look cheap or boring, but neither is the case with the Aspire Vero. This is one good-looking green laptop, with a sturdy, textured chassis highlighted with tiny yellow flecks. Inside, it supplies a previous 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB solid-state drive. The 15.6-inch display has full HD resolution. Bundled with a laptop sleeve, it's discounted at Amazon right now by nearly $200, leaving more green in your wallet.
This 13.3-inch two-in-one convertible features a roomy 16:10 touchscreen wrapped in a compact, all-aluminum enclosure in an understated dark teal color. It's powered by AMD's latest Ryzen7 7730U CPU, along with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. With the 360-degree hinge, you can use the Yoga 6 as a laptop and tablet. It's $150 off right now at Best Buy.
The second generation of Samsung's sleek Galaxy Book laptop bumps you up to 12th-gen Intel Core processors and supplies a brighter AMOLED display and improved webcam. This 2-in-1 model features a 13.3-inch display with a 360-degree hinge and a 1080p webcam, which produces a better image for video calls than a run-of-the-mill 720p camera. Like the previous-generation models, the Galaxy Book 2 Pro laptops are designed to work seamlessly with Galaxy phones and tablets. The core specs of this model are a 12th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.
MSI's version of the MacBook boasts a thin, sleek, all-aluminum enclosure. This model is $300 off at Best Buy and features a 12th-gen Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. It also features Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics, which doesn't turn the laptop into a gaming machine but provides a small performance boost for media editing over an integrated GPU you usually find at this price. 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 that provides more room to work. Still, this is a thin, light and rugged laptop and a great deal at its current sale price.
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. You can save $150 on the baseline 256GB model at Amazon and Best Buy. You can also save $150 on the 512GB model at either retailer. Read our M2 Apple MacBook Air review.
Most 17-inch laptops are gaming monsters. The LG Gram 17 is neither a gaming laptop nor a monster. It lacks dedicated graphics to drive 3D games but is only 0.7-inch thick and weighs less than 3 pounds, making this 17.3-inch desktop replacement roughly the same weight as your typical 13.3-inch ultraportable. The spacious 2,560x1,600-pixel display is powered by an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and integrated Intel Iris Plus graphics. You also get a roomy 1TB SSD for storage. The processor is a bit outdated at this point but should still be plenty powerful for mainstream use. You can save more than $700 on this LG Gram right now at Amazon.
Wait, where's the touchpad? Dell's XPS 13 Plus features an unconventional design with a borderless touchpad that's disguised on the edge-to-edge palm rest. It also has 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. This discounted model is based on a 13.4-inch display with a 1,920x1,200-pixel resolution and tall 16:10 aspect ratio powered by a 12th-gen Core i7 CPU and 16GB of RAM.
We reviewed the 16-inch Spectre x360 and called it a "big, luxurious two-in-one for creatives." It has since been updated with 13th-gen Intel Core processors while maintaining its good looks and roomy display. This model boasts a 4K OLED panel with a tall 16:10 aspect ratio. Inside, it supplies a 13th-gen Core i7, 16GB of RAM, Intel Arc A370M graphics and a 1TB SSD. It's a great deal with its $500 discount right now at Best Buy.
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.
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.
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.