Whether you are looking for a new laptop for heading back to school in the fall or just an upgrade for browsing at home, there are plenty of sales right now that can save you some money. There are a number of great deals on laptops with Intel’s previous 11th-generation (and very capable) Core processors, and you can also save on a new MSI Prestige 14 model that features Intel’s current chip family, thecode-named . And if you want something with an AMD chip, there are deals for you as well. With deals available at Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg, you’ve got plenty of choice when it comes to where to buy, too.
Check out the options below, which are regularly updated as sales expire and new deals emerge.
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Dell’s entry-level Inspiron has an admittedly drab, plastic chassis, but it serves up a full-HD (1,920×1,080-pixel), 15.6-inch touch display powered by an 11th-gen, quad-core Core i5 processor along with 16GB of RAM and a huge 1TB SSD. That’s double the memory and storage space you usually find at this price.
Dell’s latest 14-inch convertible boasts a modern, all-metal design that blurs the line between the company’s premium XPS line and its mainstream Inspiron machines. And it’s available in a rainbow of colors. This discount model has what Dell calls a Pebble Green chassis. Inside, it supplies AMD’s octa-core Ryzen 7 5825U CPU along with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.
This budget-to-midrange laptop from HP may have an uninspired plastic enclosure, but if you care more about screen size, memory allotment and storage space than you do about a sleek design, then this model is worth checking out. It should offer decent performance, too, with double the RAM and solid-state storage usually included on most other laptops at this price. At this price, you can usually find 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, but sometimes less. In that light, the 32GB of memory and the 1TB SSD here are downright thrilling. You also get a full-HD (1,920×1,080-pixel) resolution for the roomy 17.3-inch display.
Samsung’s midrange Galaxy Book delivers a sleek, all-metal chassis at a price where plastic enclosures are usually on order. Inside, this 15.6-inch laptop is powered by an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. The touch display is only so-so, but the Galaxy Book is otherwise a great value with its high style and solid mix of components at Best Buy’s current sale price.
This 15-inch Pavilion 15 offers a well-rounded configuration for the money. Its 15.6-inch, full HD display is powered by an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. It features a basic, plastic chassis but it’s fairly thin with a sleek, brushed aluminum finish. It also supplies both USB-A and USB-C ports so you don’t have to carry a dongle with you to connect your USB devices
MSI’s version of the MacBook boasts a thin, sleek, all-aluminum enclosure and has been updated with 12th-gen Intel processors. This model is $200 off at Newegg and features a 12th-gen Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. You also get a pair of Thunderbolt 4 ports. 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 it’s a great deal at its current sale price.
In our review of the Acer Swift X we praised the machine’s punchy performance for a laptop in the $1,000 price range, and it’s even more affordable right now at its current discount. The 14-inch machine is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050Ti Laptop GPU as well as 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. It’s got enough power for tasks like raw photo editing while remaining light enough to take on the go at just over 3 pounds.
Lenovo’s premium two-in-one convertible delivers the Intel Evo platform inside a thin yet durable all-metal chassis. This model features an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics and a 512GB SSD. The 14-inch touchscreen boasts a 4K resolution and can rotate 360 degrees into tablet mode to be tapped, swiped and drawn on with the included active pen. It’s a whopping $650 off right now at Best Buy.
The 13.5-inch Spectre x360 is one of CNET’s favorite two-in-one convertibles for its premium styling, light weight and long battery life. This model features an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a roomy 1TB SSD with 32GB of speedy Optane memory. The 13.5-inch OLED display features what HP calls a 3K2K resolution — that is, 3,000×2,000 pixels. The display also has a boxy 3:2 aspect ratio, providing more vertical space than a 16:10 for even less scrolling through webpages and documents.
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 2,560×1,600-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 and can save nearly $300 on it right now.