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.
Best laptop deals this week
Gigabyte Aero 15-X8 notebook i7 / 16GB / 512GB / GTX 1070 | usually $3,399 now $2,699
It’s a exciting time to be a gamer in Australia right now, with PAX currently being held in Melbourne. It also means there are discounts to be had on gaming gear, like $700 off on this excellent 15-inch Gigabyte Aero notebook with top-of-the-line innards. It’s sleek, it’s powerful and discounted to an excellent price at Mwave until October 28 with the use of the code AEROPAX at checkout.View Deal
Acer Nitro 5 gaming notebook i7 / 16GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD / GTX 1060 | usually $1,799 now $1,699
You may think $100 off on a 15-inch gaming laptop isn’t much of a discount, but for a machine running Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, that’s not a bad deal. So if you’re looking for a gaming laptop that keeps below the $2K mark, this PAX offer from Mwave isn’t a bad option.View Deal
HP Envy 13 laptop i5 / 8GB / 256GB SSD | usually $1,799 now $1,439.20
HP is hosting its version of Oktoberfest with 20% off selected laptops, including this sleek 13-inch Envy. Apply the code HPFEST20% to secure the discount.View Deal
HP Omen 17 i7 / 16GB / 128GB SSD + 2TB HDD / GTX 1050 | usually $2,499 now $1,749.30
Gaming laptops don't come cheap, but if you're after something to keep your game on, then there's 20% off on this 17-inch Omen from HP. You'll need to apply the code HPFEST20% at checkout to save nearly $750.View Deal
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 laptop i7 / 16GB / 256GB SSD + 2TB HDD | usually $2,299 now $1,609
There's plenty of oomph under the hood of this 15-inch machine, with an 8th-gen Intel Core CPU and 16GB of system memory. Plus you get a whole load of storage as well, all for 30% off the usual RRP. That's a saving of $690.View Deal
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in1 laptop i7 / 8GB / 256GB SSD | usually $2,099 now $1,679
This convertible was on sale last week as well but it seems like Dell has bumped the price a tad and is offering 20% off on the new RRP. However, if you're after a portable laptop with powerful innards, this is still a decent price after discount.View Deal
We'll keep on updating the list of deals as and when we find them. Below, you'll find up to date prices on TechRadar's favourite laptop, so keep an eye out for those savings.
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.
1. Dell XPS 13
Dell's latest Ultrabook is simply the best laptop in the world
CPU: 8th generation Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 8GB-16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) - 4K (3,840 x 2,160) | Storage: 256GB - 1TB SSD
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 Kaby Lake 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 still one of our favourite Ultrabook, and has taken the top spot as the best Windows laptop and the best overall laptop.
Read the full review: Dell XPS 13
2. Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370
An incredible 2-in-1 that hits the right spot
CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 | RAM: 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreen | Storage: 512GB PCle SSD
Asus has nailed it with the overhauled ZenBook Flip S 2-in-1. Adding top of the line processing power, plenty of memory and a speedy PCle solid state drive available in some of the models, this laptop shows off a beautiful new design to perfection, giving you the ability to use it as a laptop or a tablet. While it costs a pretty penny as compared to some of the competition out there, it would be our top recommendation if money isn't a factor.
Read the full review: Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370
3. Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 13-inch 2018
The best MacBook Pro yet
CPU: Quad-core Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch 2,560 x 1,600 IPS | Storage: 128GB - 2TB PCle 3.0 SSD
While this may not be a great leap from the previous generation of MacBook Pros with Touch Bar, the 2018 model is definitely the best Apple has produced to date. The Cupertino firm has ramped up performance for the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2018, more so than the bigger 15-inch model as well. A thin OLED display at the top end of the keyboard can be customised to for various functions, and also offer Touch ID for secure logins. And although it retains Apple's signature design, it doesn't come cheap, but you can argue with the choice if you're a diehard Apple fan.
Read the full review: Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 13-inch (2018)
4. MSI GS65 Stealth
Get your game on with the best
CPU: Intel Core i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM, Max-Q) | RAM: 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) anti-glare, wide-view 144Hz panel | Storage: 512GB M.2 SSD
Our earlier choice of gaming laptop, the Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 has been knocked off its perch by MSI's GS65 Stealth. With cutting edge components, including an 8th-gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU, it makes the top spot in gaming laptops. It's also cheaper than the ROG Zephyrus GX501. And it doesn't look like a hunky gaming laptop either; with subtle design tweaks, the GS65 Stealth can pass off as a work or study laptop without anyone being none the wiser.
Read the full review: MSI GS65 Stealth
5. Dell XPS 15 2-in-1
The marriage of luxury and power
CPU: Intel Core i5 - i7 | Graphics: Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics with 4GB HMB2 graphics memory | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 512GB PCle SSD
Dell's XPS 15 laptops were already some of the best you could buy, but this beautifully redesigned 15-inch 2-in-1 competes with the Dell XPS 13 in every respect, with the convenience of becoming a tablet when needed. It's one of the most aesthetically pleasing devices in its category and also boast plenty of power. Under the hood is a new Intel Kaby Lake G-series processor featuring 'discreet-class' Radeon graphics – meaning with the power comes a bit more noise.
Read the full review: Dell XPS 15 2-in-1
If you're after some more further info on the best laptops, check out some of our other dedicated articles:
- The best laptops of 2018 in Australia
- Best gaming laptops of 2018
- The best ultrabooks of 2018
- Best business laptops of 2018
- Best 2-in-1 laptops of 2018
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