Whether you're in search of a user-friendly laptop foror a powerful computer for your grind, now is a great time to find an affordable device that suits your needs. Apple's new M1-powered MacBook Air is at its lowest price yet on Amazon, and Best Buy has a number of two-in-one convertibles from Dell, HP and Lenovo that are discounted by $200 or $300.
We've rounded up the best laptop deals from Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg and Walmart. If you're due for a laptop upgrade, check out these deals, which are regularly updated as sales expire and new deals emerge.
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If you're of a certain age, you may recall the Gateway name and its computers that shipped in black-and-white cow print boxes. Gateway has returned as a line of low-cost laptops and tablets at Walmart. But you won't find any of the models on store shelves in their iconic cow packaging; the new Gateway laptops are only available online. This 14-inch Gateway laptop features a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU and 16GB of RAM. You get a 256GB SSD for storage -- average capacity for the price, but the amount of memory is double what is usually on offer. And you get a full HD (1,920x1,080-pixel) display, which is better than the 1,366x768-pixel panels found on other budget laptops. There's also a fingerprint reader for easy, secure logins. The green and black models are sold out, but you can get it at a steep discount in either blue or pink.
Take the above model, expand the screen from 14.1 to 15.6 inches and get a massive $350 in savings. If you're working or learning from home and commuting less, the added screen real estate outweighs the added heft and bulk. The discount applies to the black or green color option.
It's a generation behind the Yoga 7i two-in-one and not quite as thin and lightweight as its high-end siblings, the Yoga C940 and Yoga 9i, but the Yoga C740 still has an all-metal chassis and a premium look and feel. And while it doesn't have all the extras of the C940 or 9i, you still get features like pen support and a privacy shutter for the webcam. You can save $300 on this well-rounded 15.6-inch model that features a10th-gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD with 32GB of speedy Optane memory.
This midrange laptop is currently on sale at a budget laptop price. It features a 15.6-inch full HD touchscreen powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 3700U CPU, 12GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. The CPU is a generation behind AMD's current line but a member of the leading Ryzen 7 series -- it should power through general tasks with its above-average memory allotment.
This Acer Aspire 5 model features a 15.6-inch, full HD display powered by an 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. At its discounted price, it provides ample bang for the buck with a modern and powerful Intel CPU along with ample memory and solid-state storage capacity.
Plenty of memory and solid-state storage power this 15-inch Lenovo laptop. It's based on a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU, which is a generation behind Intel's current crop of chips but should provide enough muscle for general Windows use, especially when paired with 16GB of RAM. You also get a 512GB SSD. The 15.6-inch display features full HD resolution and touch support.
MSI's version of the MacBook boasts a thin, sleek, all-aluminum enclosure and Intel's Evo platform. This discounted model features an 11th-gen Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. You also get a pair of Thunderbolt 4 ports. This Prestige 14 sale model delivers modern components and tons of style for $999.
Dell's top-end Inspiron 7000 two-in-one convertible boasts an all-aluminum chassis that's thinner, lighter and sturdier than the midrange Inspiron 5000 that feature metal lids and keyboard decks but flimsy plastic bottom panels. This 13.3-inch Intel Evo model supplies a 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics and a 512GB SSD with 32GB of fast Optane memory.
The step-up MacBook Air model has a list price of $1,249 and delivers the M1 processor with a slight difference from the baseline model -- it has an eight-core GPU. More significantly, it doubles the storage capacity with a 512GB SSD. You can get this model for a lowest-we've-seen-yet $1,100.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro uses Apple's new M1 processor, which is an eight-core CPU with four performance cores and four efficiency cores, an eight-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine. The step-up model with a 512GB SSD is currently $199 off at Amazon.