Best Australian deals: Cheap laptops to buy in November 2017

If you're looking for a cheap laptop or a mammoth saving on a premium portable computer, you've come to the right place. We've scoured the web for savings – from the usual suspects to the niche deal sites – and rounded up all the genuine and worthwhile specials in one neat place. We've covered everything from budget browsing machines to high-performance powerhouses, so you'll no doubt find something to match your needs.

Up the top, we've highlighted a selection of the latest deals that we've sniffed out, so you can reap the rewards of having your finger on the pulse. Below that we've covered some of the more popular laptops that often come up on special, and then included a quick list of the best prices on TechRadar's pick of the latest best laptops.

If you're from the US or the UK, check out our selections of the top laptop deals in the US or in the UK.

Best laptop deals this week

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 256GB 13-inch laptop ($2,063.20): It's great news when an Apple product goes on sale, meaning you can get a premium machine for lesser. This particular model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar comes with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, alongside a 20% discount on the listed price on eBay. To avail the discount, use the code PIXELS at checkout and the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar can be yours for just $2,063.20, saving you over $515 on the listed price. Sale ends November 6.

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch 256GB 2017 model ($1,711.20): Got no need for the Touch Bar? You can still get a 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro for lesser than its retail value by heading to eBay and getting 20% off the listed price. Currently the 256GB 13-inch MacBook Pro is available for $1,711.20, down from a listed price of $2,139. But this discount is only available if you use the code PIXELS at checkout until November 6.

Apple MacBook Air 2017 13-inch 128GB laptop ($1,087.20): Looking for a lighter option than the MacBook Pros? You can save $271 on the 2017 model of the MacBook Air featuring 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage. Head to eBay, apply the code PIXELS at checkout and grab yourself a brand-new MacBook Air for just $1,087.20. Offer ends November 6.

Dell XPS 13 256GB 13-inch laptop ($1,439.20): Dell has managed to cram a 13-inch display into a 11-inch chassis by making the screen practically bezel-less. The 13.3-inch InfinityEdge display on the XPS 13 boasts Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, plus there’s a promise of great battery life, topping our list of the 10 best Ultrabooks of 2017. This XPS 13 laptop come with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, powered by a 7th-generation Intel Core i5 CPU. This flavour retails for $1,999 on Dell’s website, but the company’s eBay store has it already discounted by 10%. For an additional 20% off, add the code PIXELS at checkout to get the XPS 13 laptop for $1,439.20, saving you nearly $560. This offer ends November 6.

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series 512GB 2-in-1 laptop ($1,279; usually $2,199): If you’re not too enthused with a traditional laptop and are in the market for a brand-new 2-in-1, you should head to eBay and consider this 15-inch Dell Inspiron. Featuring a 7th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, a massive 512GB SSD, a Full HD display and an infrared camera for facial recognition, this machine usually comes with a premium price tag of $2,199. But until November 6, you can apply the code PIXELS at checkout and get the Inspiron 15 7000 2-in1 for just $1,279. That's a massive savings of $920.

We'll keep on updating the list of deals as and when we find them. Below, you'll find up to date prices on five of TechRadar's favourite laptop, so keep an eye out for those savings.

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The best deals on our favourite laptops

Over the years we've reviewed plenty of laptops and, as a result, we've seen what to avoid and what to jump on when there's savings to be had. We'll keep track of the prices of some of the best we've seen so that you can snatch up a bargain when they do show up. Check out the prices below and see if anything has dropped enough to tickle your fancy.

Best laptops

1. Dell XPS 13

Dell's latest Ultrabook is simply the best laptop in the world

CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520-620 | RAM: 8GB-16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800) | Storage: 128GB-512GB SSD

Gorgeous bezel-less display
Faster than ever
Lightweight, compact frame

Saying that we're very happy with Dell's XPS 13 is a huge understatement. The slim profile, revolutionary design and small frame bely its powerful performance and gorgeous 13-inch screen. Typically you'd have to weigh up portability and performance, but the XPS 13 has managed to strike a fine balance between the two. With Intel's latest Skylake processors plus lighting, quick storage and memory, the XPS 13's starting price is certainly an impressive one. We're so chuffed with it that it's taken the top slot as the best Ultrabook, the best Windows laptop and the best overall laptop.

Read the full review: Dell XPS 13

2. Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming

This gaming that doesn't cost a fortune

CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 – 1050 Ti | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch, FHD 1920 x 1080 – UHD 3840 x 2160 anti-glare LED backlit | Storage: 1TB SSHD 8GB – 1TB HDD, 128GB SSD

Stellar battery life
Ports for days
Great value

There are some seriously expensive gaming laptops out there, once you get involved in the optimisation and the latest GPUs, things start get pricey. But if you're after a capable machine on a budget, try out the Dell Inspiron 15-inch gaming laptop.

Read the full review: Dell Inspiron 15-inch gaming laptop

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3. Asus ZenBook UX310UA

Feel old yet, MacBook Air?

CPU: 7th generation Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 4GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800)

All aluminium body
Backlit keys
Bendy keyboard
Meh battery life

A seriously sleek all-aluminium chassis, a higher resolution than the discontinued Asus ZenBook UX305, and an impressive swath of ports, including the latest USB-C interface, the latest UX310UA ZenBook is a serious contender for the MacBook Air and, if you're a Windows person, is much better value.

Read the full review: Asus ZenBook UX310

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4. Lenovo Yoga Book

Is this the netbook of the future – the ultra netbook?

Insanely thin and light
Halo Keyboard surprisingly accurate
Excellent display
Clever Create Pad

Although the specs are modest, the forward-thinking design of Lenovo's Yoga Book makes it a decent option for creative types and those that want a little more out of their laptops. Sacrificing a bit of raw power means you'll get an innovative digital touchpad and drawing surface for a much more intuitive and precise approach to graphical art.

Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga Book

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5. Microsoft Surface Pro 4

The tablet that can replace your laptop

Weight: 766g/786g | Dimensions: 292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45mm | OS: Windows 10 Pro | Screen size: 12.3-inch | Resolution: 2736 x 1824 | CPU: Various | RAM: 4GB/8GB/16GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: up to 9 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP

Larger, sharper screen
Vastly improved Type Cover
Built in kickstand

We know this is technically not a laptop, but it does come close to being a 2-in-1 (if you get the Type Case) and, most importantly, it has the power to get in the ring with some of its non-tablet competitors. Running the full-blown version of Windows 10 and having the option for a powerful Intel Core processor, this is by far the laptoppiest tablet available, and the price certainly isn't that bad.

Read the full review: Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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