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Best Cyber Week Laptop Picks: Final Chance on Deals From Apple, HP, Lenovo and Dell

The days following Cyber Monday might be your last chance this year to score a major deal on a new laptop. Here are the best deals we've found so far.

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Cyber Monday has transitioned into Cyber Week, and just like last year, retailers are pushing out some of the best laptop deals we've seen all year. Models from Apple, HP, Acer, Dell, Lenovo and more are available at amazing prices. That means there should be something for everyone, including anyone looking for a new MacBook, Chromebook or Windows laptop.

That includes newer models with Intel's current chip family, the 12th-gen Core chips, and AMD Ryzen 6000-series processors. You'll also find bargains on laptops equipped with the previous but still capable 11th-gen Core processors and AMD Ryzen 5000-series chips.

Many PC makers offer discounts if you buy directly from them, including Lenovo, Dell, HP and Acer. Even Apple had a shopping event for Cyber Monday, but that particular deal is over. We've also found deals available from retailers such as Amazon, Best BuyNewegg  and Walmart

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HP has deep discounts on many of its Pavilion laptops. The HP Pavilion 14 is a budget laptop that looks and performs above its price. At 3.2 pounds (1.4 kilograms), the laptop can easily be a daily carry for school or work. It could also be a good home office laptop that can be easily connected to a monitor, keyboard and mouse at a desk, but also has a screen that's comfortably large enough for full-time use. It's just a solid everyday laptop with a clean design. The configuration we tested is normally $800 but is just $550 right now. For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, HP even has discounts on the Intel and AMD customizable versions -- a rarity -- so you can choose the exact specs you want. 

Read our HP Pavilion 14 review.

 

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The highlight of this Lenovo two-in-one Chromebook is its 11th-gen Intel Core i3 CPU, which is common to many budget Windows laptops and has more than enough oomph to power the lightweight Chrome OS. The Flex 5i features a 13.3-inch touchscreen with a 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution. It offers USI pen support, but you need to buy a stylus separately.

Read our Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5i review.

 

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We often call the MacBook Air the most universally useful laptop you can buy. Although it was recently updated with a larger display and Apple's latest M2 chip, it also got a higher starting price. The good news is the M1 MacBook Air is still available and remains a fantastic choice for most people in need of an ultraportable everyday laptop. For a base price of $999, and often on sale for at least $100 less, it's a great value, considering these tank-like laptops can last for years. Right now, though, you can get one for $200 off.

Read our Apple MacBook Air M1 (Late 2020) review.

 

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Acer

Acer knows how to put together good laptops at low prices. The Aspire 5 is one of our favorites for the home that's also portable enough for the occasional trip. It's a 15.6-inch laptop with a 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U CPU and 16GB of RAM. You also get a 512GB solid-state drive. Most laptops at this price supply only 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Plus, it has a large port assortment including Gigabit Ethernet and an HDMI out. 

Newegg

The highlight of this 16-inch model from Asus is its 4K, 16:10 OLED display. An OLED panel supplies incredible contrast and vivid colors, and this one should also provide a sharp picture with its fine 3,840x2,400-pixel resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio, which provides more room vertically than a widescreen 16:9 panel. It's rare to find an OLED panel at this price, especially with 4K resolution. Inside, it features an octa-core AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU along with a sufficient 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. You can save $200 on it right now at Newegg.

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The Inspiron 16 Plus is one of our favorite laptops for creators on a budget, and you can get it at an even better price for Black Friday. This configuration comes with a 12th-gen Intel i7 CPU and an RTX 3060 GPU, plus a 1TB SSD. The display is perfect for anyone just starting out with web content, and the 16-inch size gives you plenty of room in the keyboard and touchpad.

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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 a 12th-gen Core i5 CPU, 16GB of RAM and Intel Iris Xe graphics. You also get a roomy 512GB SSD for storage and can save $400 on it right now.

Read our LG Gram 16 review.

 

Dell

Dell's XPS 13 Plus is a new twist on a longtime favorite. With the Plus model, Dell has introduced a new invisible touchpad that sets it apart from most laptops. But overall, the XPS 13 Plus shines for the same reasons as its predecessor: the slim and light design, excellent performance, and great OLED display. However, be warned that the new trackpad might not be for everyone, and battery life could use some improvement. The regular XPS 13 was previously on sale for Black Friday, but right now Dell is offering a discount that knocks about $500 off the Plus model equipped with a 12th-generation Intel Core i7.

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The HP Laptop 17 is a good pick if you want everyday performance and a bigger display. It's perfect for home office tasks, entertainment and just general computing. Battery life is good also at nearly 9 hours in our tests. Plus, HP offers many configuration options so that you can balance price and performance to match your needs. 

Read our HP Laptop 17 review.

 

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Our pick for the best 14-inch, two-in-one laptop, the Lenovo Yoga 9i is a great option if you're looking for a multifunctional device. Powered with 12th-gen Intel CPUs, the Yoga 9i offers more power than your average convertible laptop. It's especially good for work and school, thanks to the OLED display.

This model is currently showing as out-of-stock, but we'll leave it here in case it comes back later in the week. 

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The Surface Pro 8 is a great choice if you want a tablet that can also double as a laptop. (Note that there's also a Surface laptop, which is an entirely separate device.) It's not the most recent entry in the Surface Pro line, but the specs are largely the same, and you can save a few hundred dollars by going with the 8. Save $400 by going with the 256GB SSD or $300 with the 512GB or 1TB SSD. But note that several models are out of stock at Microsoft's online store right now, including some of the less-expensive configurations. 

Apple

The baseline model of the 14-inch MacBook Pro costs $1,999 and features an eight-core M1 Pro chip, a 14-core GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB solid-state drive. You can save $400 on it right now at Amazon -- that's the biggest discount we've seen yet for one of Apple's most useful and powerful MacBooks. It's an unquestionably great deal, but an M2 Pro update is expected soon -- likely before the end of 2022.

Read our 14-inch MacBook Pro review.

 

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Apple's current-gen MacBook Air was down to a record-low price at Amazon and Best Buy, but sadly that deal appears to be over. You can still get $50 off at Amazon, but the M2 Air is back up to $1,199 at Best Buy.  

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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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