The best laptop deals in July 2017: cheap laptops for every budget

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Searching for the best laptop deals? You’ve come to the right place. That’s because, each week, we comb through all the most popular US laptop retailers, like Newegg and Amazon, to find only the top deals on laptop makes you can trust.

Whether you’re after a 2-in-1 laptop with a hybrid personality, an Ultrabook designed for lengthy productivity, web browsing and video streaming on the go or a monstrous gaming laptop, this guide to the top laptop deals covers all bases.

At the top of the page, you'll find our selection of the very latest and best cheap laptop deals of the week followed by a selection of popular quality laptops that retailers like to discount on a regular basis. Beneath those, you'll find our pick of the latest best laptops along with their best available prices.

Editor's Note: all of these deals are available as of this writing, so please note the time stamp next to the byline when browsing.

The best laptop deal of the week

Samsung's most impressive Chromebook yet has finally arrived, the Chromebook Plus, and already with a fine discount. This 2-in-1 laptop comes running Chrome OS behind a 12.3-inch, 2,400 x 1,600-resolution display backed by a 2GHz ARM processor with 4GB of RAM and a 32GB eMMC flash drive.

This is before even getting to the included stylus and not one, but two, USB-C ports. All of that for an additional 30 bucks off isn't bad at all.

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An old cult classic: Microsoft's discontinued Surface 3 tablet is already a hard find, but one at this price? Unheard of. Score the smaller Surface with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD for 8% off the sticker price at just $369 on Amazon.

A mega-cheap HP Chromebook: One of the cheapest around right now, you can score an HP Chromebook 11 G5 with an Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB of memory and 16GB of flash storage behind an HD screen at a whopping 50% off (with a promo code) for only $169 on NewEgg.

A cheap, 15-inch powerhouse: One of HP's best deals right now is on a 15.6-inch HP laptop with the latest Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB of storage behind a 720p display for $70 off at just $429 on Best Buy.

XPS power for a pittance: While it's got an older, 6th generation Intel Core m5 processor inside, this Dell XPS 12 with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD behind a svelte 4K display is a steal for more than 18% off at just $649 on eBay.

Even cheaper Chromebook: Samsung has another Chromebook on this list this week, with its 11.6-inch Chrome OS laptop, packing 32GB of flash storage and 4GB of RAM behind an HD screen, for $20 off at just $179 on Best Buy.

A mega-cheap Windows laptop: As if in some competition, HP has challenged Chromebooks with the HP Stream 14, with similar components but twice the normal storage for a whopping 71% at just $142.99 on eBay.

Now for Dell's sub-$700 hybrid: Upping the ante, Dell is offering its 15-inch Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 with an Intel Core i5 chip, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD under a 1080p touchscreen for $150 off at just $649 on Best Buy.

Huge gaming rig; tiny price tag: MSI has a NewEgg-exclusive deal on its 17.3-inch GL72 model gaming laptop, packing the latest Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia GTX 960M graphics and 8GB of RAM with a rebate card for just $729 on NewEgg.

Windows 10 on the mega cheap: You might suspect that a 15.6-inch laptop can't be had for less than 500 bucks, but think again. This Lenovo comes offering an AMD A6-Series processor with Radeon R4 graphics, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive behind an HD screen for just $229 on Best Buy.

Big Chromebook; small price: Acer has quite the steal on a 15.6-inch Chromebook right now. With 4GB of RAM and 16GB of storage behind an HD display, this Chromebook can be had at $49 off for just $250 on Best Buy.

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1. Lenovo Ideapad 510

A powerful and stylish 15.6-inch laptop

Intel Core i5 CPU to start
Optional Nvidia graphics
SSD and HDD options
Screen no sharper than 1080p

There have been some generous offers going of late for this popular Lenovo series. Any choice between the 6GB and 12GB RAM options should run multiple reasonably-demanding standard applications at once. Drive sizes vary from 256GB solid-state to 1TB spinning hard drives. Plus, some options include dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 940MX graphics.

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2. Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

A budget 2-in-1 bargain

Built-in fingerprint sensor
Rated for 11-hour battery life
No more than 4GB of RAM

This is one of the most value-packed 2-in-1 laptops we've seen in a while, an ideal entry point to casual users wanting to try out the world of these higher function tablet/laptop hybrids. Specs include 4GB of RAM, 128GB of solid-state storage, a 10.1-inch HD (1,280 x 800) screen, Windows 10 and a quad-core Intel Atom processor.

Read our full review: Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

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3. HP Laptop 15

Big specs, small cost

Lots of configuration options
Plenty of colors
Limited battery life
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There's some hefty grunt under the shell of this HP Laptop 15 and there are some great prices available as well. Even with the Intel Pentium processor and 4GB of RAM to start, this laptop will whip through pretty much any day-to-day activity you can throw at it without the juddering performance of even cheaper laptops. Hell, it'll even have a decent crack at playing a few of the less demanding games out there if you equip it with an Intel Core processor.

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4. Acer Swift 3

Apple looks and feel for hundreds less

Intel Core i processors
Gorgeous, all-metal shell
Full HD screen
Limited expansion options

From afar, this laptop might be mistaken for a MacBook Air, which tells you a lot about its level of quality. Replete with an all-metal frame, this is probably one of the best-looking laptops for under 500 bucks. There are plenty of ports (old and new), 4GB of RAM and up to 512GB in solid-state storage. The cheapest models have a respectable Intel Core i3 processor, but you can get the more powerful i5 versions if you need that extra kick. Another dig at Apple? Unlike the Air, this laptop sports a fully HD screen.

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We've reviewed loads of laptops over the years: we've seen the good ones, the great ones and the ones to avoid. Sometimes, the best laptops pop up online at some truly deal-tastic prices. In this section, we list the very best laptops out there and the best deals on each one.

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 620 | RAM: 8GB | Screen: 13.3-inch QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) | Storage: 128GB – 512GB SSD

Same long-lasting battery
Faster than ever
Still poor webcam position
No Windows Hello

The Dell XPS 13 is, bar none, the best laptop you can buy today. It features a revolutionary design that's astonishingly thin and light. Fitting a 13.3-inch screen into such a small frame means Dell has created a nearly borderless Infinity display. It's a powerful and long lasting machine even by today's Ultrabook standards. The XPS 13 comes outfitted with Intel's latest Kaby Lake processors plus lighting, quick storage and memory, all while coming in at a very affordable starting price. For these reasons, it easily takes the top slot as the best Ultrabook and the best overall laptop.

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2. Asus Zenbook UX305

This laptop should cost a lot more than it does

CPU: 900MHz Intel Core M3-6Y30 (dual-core, 4MB cache, up to 2.2GHz) | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515 | RAM: 8GB DDR3 | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD 1920 x 1080 | Storage: 256GB SSD

Incredibly thin and light
Vibrant, glare-free screen
Excellent inputs
Weak graphics power

This is one of the best value Ultrabooks on the market and has been on our shortlist for a few months already. Its price has gone up marginally because of the exchange rate but with a gorgeous finish, a full HD display and a Core M CPU for under £600, it's the one to beat.

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3. Acer Aspire S 13

Proof the MacBook Air is getting old

CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 – 620 | RAM: 4GB – 8GB | Screen: 13.3-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) anti-glare IPS touch | Storage: 128GB – 512GB SSD

High performance
Decent battery life
Great prices
Shell feels a little cheap

Arguably, the MacBook Air is no more, but the clones never stop coming. Among them is the Acer Aspire S 13. It’s not quite as thin and light as many prominently featured Ultrabooks, nor is it particularly premium. However, the Aspire S 13 packs quite a punch when it comes to performance. USB-C and a full HD display put it just over the edge in beating out the 13-inch Air, and for a much lower cost. Despite the powerful CPU, the Acer Aspire S 13 even manages a battery life of 7 hours and 49 minutes, according to our testing.

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4. Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming

Gaming on a budget done right

CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 – 1050 Ti; Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 8GB – 32GB | Screen: 15.6-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – UHD (3,840 x 2,160) anti-glare | Storage: 256GB – 512GB SSD; 512GB – 1TB HDD; 8GB SSHD

Stellar battery life
Ports for days
Screen is lacking

It is relatively pricey, but this Inspiron absolutely nails it when it comes to value, especially for hardcore gamers. This is among the strongest laptops housing Nvidia's new, low-end GTX 1050 graphics chips. The latest Intel Core series processors, full HD displays and tons of storage options make the Inspiron 15 Gaming a fine solution for PC gamers on a budget.

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5. Lenovo Yoga Book

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

CPU: Quad-core Intel Atom x5 | Graphics: Intel HD 400 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 10.1-inch (1,920 x 1,200) LED | Storage: 64GB flash

Insanely thin and light
Halo Keyboard surprisingly accurate
Underpowered
Dated microUSB port

Lenovo has crafted a brilliant, forward-thinking device that could very well create a subcategory in computing all of its own. The modest specs hold it back from taking on the big boys in terms of raw power, but the innovative digital touchpad keyboard and drawing surface look like trendsetters to us. The Android version is currently about $100 cheaper than the Windows one (click "see all prices" above to see all options).

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6. Asus Chromebook Flip

The premium Chromebook is finally affordable

CPU: Intel Pentium 4405Y – Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 12.5-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LED backlit anti-glare | Storage: 32GB – 64GB eMMC

Elegant tablet mode
Tactile keyboard
No out-of-box Android app support
Middling speakers

Before Asus's latest flipping Chromebook came around, pickings were slim when it came to affordable models with full-on Intel Core processors and 1080p displays, not to mention touchscreens, backlit keyboards and USB-C ports. It may use an Intel Pentium chip on the low-end, but the Asus Chromebook Flip is by no means low-end. Compared to what’s offered by the competition, the Asus Chromebook Flip’s value is unparalleled, and that’s without getting into its pristine tablet mode, which blows other hybrids completely out of the water.

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7. Microsoft Surface Pro 4

The tablet that can replace your laptop

Larger, sharper screen
Vastly improved Type Cover
Type Cover still sold separately
Tiny battery life improvements

Can a tablet really replace your laptop or home PC? That's still up for debate, but the best tablet trying to make that happen is the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 – and it does a fine job with the full blown version of Windows 10, an integrated kickstand and optional keyboard attachment. Great for for creative professionals, students and everyday folks alike – it's only the premium price that pushes it down the list, but if you're willing to pay for it, you're getting a lot of power – a lot.

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