The best laptop deals in the US are designed to offer you better notebook computers for significantly cheaper prices. But, they can be difficult to find, especially during the chaos of holiday shopping already underway.
That’s why we, each week, comb through all the most popular US laptop retailers – like Newegg, Amazon, Walmart and Jet – to find only the top deals on laptop makes and models 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 during December 2017.
The best laptop deal of the week
Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch (refurbished) is just $749
If you've been holding out for an upgrade to your aging MacBook Air, Amazon may have the deal for you. Score a manufacturer refurbished model for a fraction of the list price!View Deal
More top cheap laptop deals of the week
15.6-inch Lenovo ideapad 320 is now $225 (was $269)
This sizable laptop from Lenovo comes with a DVD drive for the holdouts out there as well as an Intel Celeron processor and a massive, 1TB hard drive for 16% off the list price on Jet.View Deal
14-inch Acer Aspire 1 is now $199 (was $219)
This mid-sized laptop from Acer offers up a 1080p display powered by an Intel Celeron processor with 32GB of storage for a cool 18% off the list price on Amazon.View Deal
11.6-inch HP Chromebook 11 is now $179 (was $199)
If something more lightweight is your bag, this Chromebook from HP sports an HD screen powered by an Intel Celeron processor and room for 16GB of storage for 10% off the list price on Jet.View Deal
15.6-inch Acer Aspire A315 is $104 off on Walmart
This all-purpose laptop from Acer offers up an HD screen and 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor backed by a whopping 6GB of DDR4 RAM and a 1TB HDD for just $375 on Walmart. View Deal
Lenovo IdeaPad 320 is $160 off on Newegg
Looking for some more premium that won't drain the savings? This 15.6-incher from Lenovo is a powerhouse for the price, with Intel Core i7 and Nvidia 940MX power behind it for just $699 – that's 19% off!View Deal
Where to find the best laptop deals in the US:
- Amazon laptop deals
- Best Buy laptop deals
- NewEgg laptop deals
- Walmart laptop deals
- Staples laptop deals
- Dell's best laptop deals
- Lenovo laptop deals
- HP laptop deals
- Acer laptop deals
Popular cheap laptop deals
1. Lenovo Ideapad 510
A powerful and stylish 15.6-inch laptop
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.
2. Asus Transformer Mini T102HA
A budget 2-in-1 bargain
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
3. HP Laptop 15
Big specs, small cost
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.
4. Acer Swift 3
Apple looks and feel for hundreds less
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.
The best deals on our favorite laptops
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.
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
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.
2. Asus Zenbook UX310
This laptop should cost a lot more than it does
CPU: Intel Core i3 – Core 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) | Storage: 500GB – 1TB HDD; 500GB – 1TB SSD
The Asus ZenBook UX310, the long awaited follow-up to the ZenBook UX305, sports a 7th-generation Intel Kaby Lake processor and an all-aluminum frame, truly a candidate for the MacBook Air’s throne. That’s thanks in no small part to the ZenBook UX310 offering all the latest ports, including USB-C, and the option of a beautiful QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) display, complete with 178 degrees of rotation and a serious case of the anti-glare.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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).
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
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.
7. Microsoft Surface Pro 4
The tablet that can replace your laptop
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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