EOFY laptop sales 2024: the best early deals on 2-in-1s, gaming laptops and more

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It’s already time to start shopping for early laptop deals in Australia’s EOFY sales, as a number of brands have jumped in early with discounted prices. While we don’t expect the bulk of the sales until late May and early June, the deals available now are well worth a look. As always, to take advantage of the EOFY sales on your next tax return, you need to buy a device for work before June 30, otherwise you'll have to wait until July 2025 to claim it.

This year Dell is focused on everyday low prices rather than changing discounts, so we have scored some exclusive Dell discount codes that can you 10% off a new XPS, or 7% off select Inspiron, Alienware machines, G Series gaming laptops, monitors and more. 

If you're looking for a very portable device, there are a few deals for the Apple MacBook Air on Amazon, with the usual 10% discount. Or, for the Windows-inclined, HP has up to 45% off a range of laptops and you can save AU$1,215 on a HP Envy 2-in-1. Not to be outdone, Lenovo has discounts of up to 55%.

All set for work and looking for a gaming laptop? Then you definitely want to check out both the Lenovo and HP early deals. Our pick of the gaming deals is the Dell G16 7630 gaming laptop, that has a mighty i9 and RTX 4070, but costs as little as AU$2,089.99 using our exclusive Dell coupon codes.  

Whether you want a classic clamshell device or a versatile 2-in-1, the team here at TechRadar has searched high and low to find the best laptop deals in the early 2024 EOFY sales, and we’ll continue to do so through the month of June when the offers come in thick and fast. Scroll down to check out bargains from big brands including Apple, Dell, Lenovo, HP, Microsoft and more.

Retailers offering EOFY laptop deals

Below is a list of the main brands and retailers with EOFY laptop discounts to check out in case you don’t find what you’re looking for in our selection of hand-picked offers:

Best EOFY 2024 laptop deals

Laptop discount codes

Dell XPS laptops | 10% off with exclusive code

Dell XPS laptops | 10% off with exclusive code

To save 10% on a new Dell XPS laptop, head to our dedicated Dell coupon page, click on the 'Get Unique Code' button and then enter the code at checkout.

The 10% off code works on most, but not all, XPS laptops, but can also be applied to a range of other Dell products, such as many Alienware keyboards, mice, backpacks and headsets. It also works on many Dell Precision laptops and desktops, Optiplex desktops, and Latitude laptops. 

Alienware, Inspiron, G Series gaming laptops, monitors and more | 7% off with exclusive code

Alienware, Inspiron, G Series gaming laptops, monitors and more | 7% off with exclusive code

To save 7% on a new laptop, desktop, AIO or monitor, head to our dedicated Dell coupon page, click on the 'Get Unique Code' button and then enter the code at checkout.

The 7% off code works on many, but not all, of the products we tested in the categories below.

Alienware laptops                     Alienware desktops
Inspiron laptops                        Inspiron desktops
G Series gaming laptops         
Consumer monitors

Everyday laptops

2023 Apple MacBook Pro (14-inch)M3 / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSDAU$2,999AU$2,557 at Bing Lee

2023 Apple MacBook Pro (14-inch) | M3 / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,999 AU$2,557 at Bing Lee (save AU$442)

It's only 14.7% off, but that's a better than average discount when it comes to MacBooks most of the time. This saving is off the basic M3 model of the Pro – though with a 512GB SSD rather than the minimum of 256GB. 8GB of RAM isn't much these days (even on a MacBook), but this same model with 16GB will set you back AU$742 extra at Apple.

2024 Apple MacBook Air (15-inch)M3 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSDAU$2,199AU$2,049 on Amazon

2024 Apple MacBook Air (15-inch) | M3 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD | AU$2,199 AU$2,049 on Amazon (save AU$150)

It's only 7% off, but that's still pretty good for a M3 MacBook, and the cheapest price currently available. Not all colours are available, but you can also get it for the same AU$2,049 at JB Hi-Fi if you want an alternative option.

The 8GB RAM and 512GB storage version is 6% off at Amazon, which means it costs just AU$2,344. There's also the same 6% discount at JB Hi-Fi.

2023 Apple MacBook Air (15-inch)M2 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSDAU$2,199AU$1,697

2023 Apple MacBook Air (15-inch) | M2 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD | AU$2,199 AU$1,697 (save AU$502)

If you don’t mind opting for the almost-as-fast M2 processor over the M3, the 15-inch MacBook Air (2023) is back to the lowest price we have seen it. This model isn't sold direct from Apple anymore, but as a comparison, it's 23% off the original RRP, and 17% off the already discounted M3 variant of the Air. All in all, a AU$352 discount for the 2023 MacBook Air over the 2024 model is a very tempting deal.

2022 Apple MacBook Air (13.6-inch) M2 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSDAU$1,599AU$1,369

2022 Apple MacBook Air (13.6-inch) | M2 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD | AU$1,599 AU$1,369 (save AU$230)

The M2 Air is AU$1,599 from Apple, so this is 13.88% off, which is one of the higher discounts we have seen for Apple products. Need it today? You can also grab it in store at JB Hi-Fi for the same AU$1369, though we suggest you order online for pick up to make sure it's in stock. 

2024 Apple MacBook Air (13.6-inch)M3 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSDAU$1,799AU$1,697 on Amazon

2024 Apple MacBook Air (13.6-inch) | M3 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD | AU$1,799 AU$1,697 on Amazon (save AU$102)

It's not typical to see the latest Apple laptops to get a decent discount, but the 2024 M3-powered MacBook Air has 6% off its list price on Amazon. The MacBook Air M3 variant with more storage space is also 6% off, and the 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD-equipped Air will set you back AU$1,973 (save AU$126). Sadly the best 13-inch air has a paltry 2% discount so 16GB RAM and 512GB is AU$2,347 (save AU$52)

HP Laptop (17-cn3029TU) i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD AU$1,999AU$999 at HP

HP Laptop (17-cn3029TU) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1,999 AU$999 at HP (save AU$1,000)

Kitted out with a decently powerful Intel i7-1355U CPU, 16GB of RAM, a large 512GB SSD and monster 17.3-inch display, the HP Laptop (yes, that is the actual name) is currently 50% off. The IPS display has a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 300-nit brightness and covers 45% of the NTSC colour space. It can run for up to 10 hours unplugged thanks to the 41Wh battery, includes Wi-Fi 6 and has a full-size backlit keyboard with numpad.

Or grab the otherwise identical i5-1334U variant (HP Laptop 17-cn3030TU) for AU$899 (save AU$800) – 47% off. 

Acer Swift Go 16 (2023)Intel i5 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD AU$1,699AU$1,188 from Acer

Acer Swift Go 16 (2023) | Intel i5 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1,699 AU$1,188 from Acer (save AU$511)

The 2023 Acer Swift Go 16 is already a very affordable large screen laptop and is now 30% off as it's cleared out to make way for the upcoming 2024 model. All in all, AU$1,188 is a great deal considering you get a 16-inch 2.8K (3200 x 2000) OLED display and a mid-range Core i5-13500H CPU in a slim 1.65kg package. 

HP Laptop (17-cn3028TU) i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD AU$2,159AU$1,144 at HP

HP Laptop (17-cn3028TU) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD | AU$2,159 AU$1,144 at HP (save AU$1,015)

Kitted out with a decently powerful Intel i7-1355U CPU, 16GB of RAM, a large 1TB SSD and monster 17.3-inch display, the HP Laptop (yes, that is the actual name) is currently 47% off. The big IPS screen has a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 300-nit brightness and covers 45% of the NTSC colour space. It can run for up to 10 hours unplugged thanks to the 41Wh battery, includes Wi-Fi 6 and has a full-size backlit keyboard with numpad.

HP Pavilion Plus (14-ew0087TU) i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD AU$2,499AU$1,249 at HP

HP Pavilion Plus (14-ew0087TU) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,499 AU$1,249 at HP (save AU$1250)

Looking for something a step above a basic laptop? Nab a 2.8K (2880 x 1800) OLED equipped Pavilion Plus 14-inch for 46% off. It also offers a decently powerful Intel i7-1355U CPU and 16GB of RAM, plus the latest features such as Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6 and up to 17 hours of battery life. 

HP Pavilion Plus 14-inch OLED i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD AU$1,649AU$1,149 at JB Hi-Fi

HP Pavilion Plus 14-inch OLED | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1,649 AU$1,149 at JB Hi-Fi (save AU$500)

Looking for a premium laptop at an affordable price? The 2.8K (2880 x 1800) OLED equipped Pavilion Plus 14-inch is 30% off at JB Hi-Fi. The laptop offers a decently powerful Intel i7-1355U CPU and 16GB of RAM, plus the latest features such as Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6 and up to 13 hours of battery life. 

HP Pavilion Aero (13-be2123AU) Ryzen 5 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD AU$1,699AU$1,087 at HP

HP Pavilion Aero (13-be2123AU) | Ryzen 5 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1,699 AU$1,087 at HP (save AU$612)

Outfitted with an AMD Ryzen 5 7535U series processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and a gorgeous 13.3-inch 2560 x 1600 resolution 100% sRGB IPS display with 400-nit brightness, this Pavilion offers a decent amount of power and storage in a package that weighs in under one kilogram. What makes it even more worthwhile is the 36% discount that you’ll score if you are quick. 

HP Envy x360 2-in-1 (15-fe0047TU) i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD AU$2,699AU$1,484 at HP

HP Envy x360 2-in-1 (15-fe0047TU) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD | AU$2,699 AU$1,484 at HP (save AU$1,215)

Score a great 45% off this versatile 2-in-1 HP Envy x360 device from HP. It fetures a 13th-gen Intel Core i7-1355U CPU along with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, plus of course a 1080p 15.6-inch touch screen that conveniently folds through 360 degrees. It's a great option if you need a versatile laptop for work or study, but if you're looking for something to use to pursue creative means, check out the slightly lower spec i5 variant (15-fe0022TU), that has a 400 nit, 100% sRGB display and is AU$1,297 (save AU$902). 

Lenovo ThinkPad P16s (Gen 2) i5 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSDAU$3,859 AU$1,899 at Lenovo

Lenovo ThinkPad P16s (Gen 2) | i5 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$3,859 AU$1,899 at Lenovo (save AU$1,960)

Need a new mobile workstation? The ThinkPad P16s offers a great mix of productivity-focused features, and currently has an impressive 50% discount from Lenovo using code EOFY24. Built around the 13th Gen Intel Core i5-1350P vPro CPU, the P16s adds in a RTX A500 4GB GPU that is ready to accelerate generative AI workloads. The P16s has a 16:10, 16-inch form factor, featuring a 1920 x 1200 IPS display (300-nit, 45% NTSC) that uses a 180º fold-flat hinge. The ThinkPad is also ready for high speed peripherals thanks to Thunderbolt 4, and includes both a fingerprint scanner and a facial recognition ready IR webcam. 

Lenovo ThinkPad P14s (Gen 4 Intel) | i5 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX A500 | AU$3,399 now AU$2,219

Lenovo ThinkPad P14s (Gen 4 Intel) | i5 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX A500 | AU$3,399 now AU$2,219 (save AU$1,180) 

Grab 34% off a new ThinkPad, with powerful workstaion abilities thanks to a Core i5-1350P vPro CPU and a Nvidia RTX A500 GPU. The display is a decent 14-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200) 300-nit IPS panel that can lay flat – but those who need high colour accuracy should look elsewhere, as it only covers 45% NTSC. Still, throw in dual Thunderbolt 4 ports, a rapid charge 52.5Wh battery and a premier 3-year warranty and it’s hard to pass up. 

Lenovo ThinkPad T14s (Gen 4 AMD) | Ryzen 5 PRO / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,739 now AU$1,662.28

Lenovo ThinkPad T14s (Gen 4 AMD) | Ryzen 5 PRO / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,739 now AU$1,662.28 (save AU$1,076.72) 

The ThinkPad T14s offers up the Ryzen PRO series CPUs in a lightweight package that starts at 1.26kg. The versatile T14s has work focused features, such as a facial recognition webcam, fingerprint reader, all-day battery life, and a 14-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200) display that can fold through 180º to lay flat. Even better, the ThinkPad T14s is currently 39% off. 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 11) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$3,619 now AU$2,449 from LenovoX1EOFY

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 11) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$3,619 now AU$2,449 from Lenovo (save AU$1,170) 

Currently 32% off using code X1EOFY, this ThinkPad has a solid base spec that underpins the rest of the business-focused features. The 14-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200) display is bright (400-nits), covers 100% of the sRGB spectrum and can fold through 180º to lay flat. The X1 also has dual Thunderbolt 4 ports, a 1080p facial recognition webcam, a quad mic array (with noise cancellation), Zoom certification, and Intel Unison phone link. 

Lenovo Yoga 7i 2-in-1 14-inch (Gen 9) | Core Ultra 7 155U / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$2,329 AU$1,549 at Lenovo

Lenovo Yoga 7i 2-in-1 14-inch (Gen 9) | Core Ultra 7 155U / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$2,329 AU$1,549 at Lenovo (save AU$780)

We loved last year's Yoga 7i 2-in-1 (Gen 8) but the new Gen 9 model takes it to a new level thanks to the Core Ultra 7 155U CPU. The IPS 1920 x 1200 panel that’s great for productivity work, but has a 45% NTSC colour gamut so creators should check out the OLED-equipped Yoga 9i instead, which is 34% off. On the plus side, the power-friendly IPS panel on the Yoga 7i gives proper all-day battery life (up to 14.5 hours) or up to a crazy 25.5 hours if playing video. All in all, it’s a great deal at 33% off with the checkout code EOFY24.

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14-inch (Gen 9) | Ultra 7 155U / 32GB / 1TB SSD | AU$2,199 AU$1,799 at Amazon

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14-inch (Gen 9) | Ultra 7 155U / 32GB / 1TB SSD | AU$2,199 AU$1,799 at Amazon (save AU$400)

How about a deal on the latest Yoga Slim 7, in a variant you can't buy direct from Lenovo? As a comparison, the same Slim 7 model with 16GB RAM and a 512GB HDD is AU$1,639 from Lenovo after a 30% discount – making this an affordable way to get the etra storage and memory. The Slim 7 also has a great 1920 x 1200 OLED (non touch) display with a 400-nit brightness and 1005 DCI-P3 colour.

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5i (16-inch, Gen 9)Intel Ultra 7 155H / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSDAU$2,619AU$1,689 at Lenovo

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5i (16-inch, Gen 9) | Intel Ultra 7 155H / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD | AU$2,619 AU$1,689 at Lenovo (save AU$930)

Despite the relatively affordable price, this big but slim Lenovo laptop comes with a powerful Intel Ultra 7 155H CPU, a massive 32GB of RAM and a large 1TB SSD. It also has a excellent 16-inch 2.8K OLED display. Use the code EOFY24 at checkout to score 35% off. 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook | Intel N100 / 4GB / 128GB eMMC SSD| AU$629 AU$379 at The Good Guys

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook | Intel N100 / 4GB / 128GB eMMC SSD| AU$629 AU$379 at The Good Guys (save AU$250)

A solid 39% discount means this Chromebook makes for a very affordable little laptop. Keep in mind that this is a very basic machine, but the N100 CPU and 4GB RAM is perfectly suited to basic web browsing and email. The Flex 3i has a 12.2-inch form factor, with a 1920 x 1200 touchscreen that folds back for tablet style use. The laptop weighs in at just 1.25kg, and has up to 12 hours of battery life. 


Gaming laptops

MSI GF63 Thin 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop| Intel i7 / RTX 4060 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1,899 AU$1,499 at Computer Alliance

MSI GF63 Thin 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop| Intel i7 / RTX 4060 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1,899 AU$1,499 at Computer Alliance (save AU$400)

AU$1,499 (and 20%) is a solid price for a RTX 4060 gaming laptop. The MSI GF63 is a bit thinner and lighter than most, so runs the GPU at a max of 45W, which is still good enough for casual gaming. It also has a powerful i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1080p 144Hz IPS screen, and weighs in at 1.86KG. 

Alienware m16 R2 Gaming Laptop | Ultra 7 / RTX 4070/ 16GB / 1TB |AU$2698.30now AU$2,509.44 from Dell

Alienware m16 R2 Gaming Laptop | Ultra 7 / RTX 4070 / 16GB / 1TB | AU$2698.30 now AU$2,509.44 from Dell (save $188.88)

To save 7% on the m16 R2, you need to grab an exclusive code from our Dell coupon page and apply it when checking out. Yes, it's only 7% off – but this m16 R2 is already a great deal, just Dell no longer shows the original price. While AU$2509.44 is not the very cheapest RTX 4070 gaming laptop, it's a fantastic deal for a quality Alienware machine that's slimmer and lighter than something like the RTX 4070 equipped G16. It even has a stealth mode and a large 90Wh battery, so can pull double duty as a workstation.

Using the 7% code you can also score the Ultra 9 CPU and 32GB of ram variant of the RTX 4070 m16 R2 for just AU$251.62 extra (pay AU$2,761.06).  Or drop back to the RTX 4060 variant of the m16 R2 and pay just AU$2,257.76.

Dell G15 5535 Gaming Laptop | Ryzen 7 / 16GB / 512GB / RTX 4060 |AU$1,618.10now AU$1,504.84 from Dell

Dell G15 5535 Gaming Laptop | Ryzen 7 / 16GB / 512GB / RTX 4060 | AU$1,618.10 now AU$1,504.84 from Dell (save $113.27)

To score 7% off the Dell G15, you need to grab an exclusive code from our Dell coupon page and apply it when checking out. Now you might be thinking, 7% off – is that all? But this G15 is already a great deal, just Dell no longer shows the original price. And AU$1,504.84 (or even the full AU$1,618.10) is a excellent price for a big 15.6-inch laptop with a RTX 4060 GPU and a 1920 x 1080, 165Hz G-Sync screen with 100% sRGB colour – even if you aren't a gamer. 

Dell G16 7630 Gaming Laptop | Intel i9 / RTX 4070 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / 16-inch 240Hz | AU$2,247.30 AU$2,089.99 at Dell AU$1,978.90

Dell G16 7630 Gaming Laptop | Intel i9 / RTX 4070 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / 16-inch 240Hz | AU$2,247.30 AU$2,089.99 at Dell (save AU$157.31)

To get this deal on the G16 you need to generate an exclusive code from our Dell coupon page, bringing the price down to AU$2,089.99. You might be thinking a 7% discount isn't much, but this G16 is already discounted and a great deal at AU$2,247.30 even without the extra 7% off. Dell no longer gives the original price but similar spec RTX 4070 laptops are over AU$3,000 before any discounts. So AU$2,089.99 for an Intel i9, RTX 4070 gaming laptop is a cracker of a deal – especially considering the G16 has an excellent 2560 x 1600, 240Hz G-SYNC screen that displays 100% DCI-P3 colour.

Or, save an extra AU$249.58 if you opt for the RTX 4060 variant which costs AU$1,978.90, AU$1,840.41 using 7% coupon.

HP Omen 17 | Core i9 13900HX | Nvidia RTX 4090 | 32GB RAM | 2TB SSD | 2560 x 1440 @ 240Hz | 17.3-inch | AU$6,499 AU$4,224 at HP

HP Omen 17 | Core i9 13900HX | Nvidia RTX 4090 | 32GB RAM | 2TB SSD | 2560 x 1440 @ 240Hz | 17.3-inch | AU$6,499 AU$4,224 at HP (save AU$2,275)

While not an all time low, 35% off RRP for a gaming laptop featuring an RTX 4090, i9 13900HX and 32GB of RAM is pretty solid. The Omen 17 rivals mid-range desktop performance and it will happily push frame rates to the limits of the huge 17.3-inch, 240Hz IPS screen. 

Lenovo Legion Pro 5i 16-inch (Gen 9) | Core i9-14900HX / 16GB / 1TB SSD / RTX 4070 | AU$3,399 AU$2,599 from Centre Com

Lenovo Legion Pro 5i 16-inch (Gen 9) | Core i9-14900HX / 16GB / 1TB SSD / RTX 4070 | AU$3,399 AU$2,599 from Centre Com (save AU$800)

The Legion Pro 5i takes the already excellent Legion 5i to the next level, with an i9 CPU, upgraded higher spec screen and beefier cooling. This is a 16GB variant not sold direct from Lenovo, who have the same model with 32GB of RAM on sale for AU$2,919.  

AMD lovers might also want to consider the Legion 5i, with the Ryzen 7 7745HX, 32GB RAM, RTX 4070 model for the same AU$2,599 (35% off RRP) direct from Lenovo.

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16-inch (Gen 9) | Ryzen 7 8845HS / 32GB / 1TB SSD / RTX 4070 8GB | AU$3,789 AU$2,499 at Lenovo

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16-inch (Gen 9) | Ryzen 7 8845HS / 32GB / 1TB SSD / RTX 4070 8GB | AU$3,789 AU$2,499 at Lenovo (save AU$1,290) 

Thanks to a 34% discount with the use of the checkout code EOFY24, the Legion Slim 5 is a surprisingly affordable 16-inch gaming laptop that is also a great all-round productivity workhorse. Notably, this is the Slim model in the Legion 5 stable, and while still chunky, it is thinner and lighter than the 5i and Pro 5i. The Slim 5i features the new Ryzen 7 8845HS CPU and an RTX 4070 GPU running at up to 140W, so can handle any modern game at high frame rates. The 16-inch display supports G-Sync and has a 165Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time for smooth gameplay, but will also satisfy everyday use with a 350-nit brightness and 100% sRGB colour gamut. 

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14-inch (Gen 9) | Ryzen 7 / 32GB / 512GB SSD / RTX 4060 8GB / 2.8K OLED | AU$3,299 AU$2,119 at Lenovo

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14-inch (Gen 9) | Ryzen 7 / 32GB / 512GB SSD / RTX 4060 8GB / 2.8K OLED | AU$3,299 AU$2,119 at Lenovo (save AU$1,180) 

The higher end Legion Slim 5i features the excellent Ryzen 7 7840HS CPU and a RTX 4060 GPU, so can run modern game at high frame rates or handle heavy duty workstation tasks. The 14-inch 2880 x 1800 display uses an OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, 400 nit brightness and 100% DCI-P3 colour. This great price is thanks to a 35% discount when using the code EOFY24 at checkout.

Lenovo Legion Pro 7i 16-inch (Gen 9) | Core i9-14900HX / 32GB / 1TB SSD / RTX 4080 12GB | AU$6,599 AU$3,999 at Lenovo

Lenovo Legion Pro 7i 16-inch (Gen 9) | Core i9-14900HX / 32GB / 1TB SSD / RTX 4080 12GB | AU$6,599 AU$3,999 at Lenovo (save AU$2,600)

The Legion Pro 7i series is Lenovo’s high-performance gaming laptop that has the beefy cooling needed to run the GPU at up to 175W and push frame rates as high as possible. The Pro 7i can have up to an RTX 4090, but it’s the RTX 4080-equipped model that has a huge 39% off the RRP. The Pro 7i also features a mighty Intel Core i9-4900HX CPU, 32GB of 5600MHz DDR5 RAM and a 1TB SSD. The screen is a 16-inch 2560 x 1600 IPS panel that has a 3ms response time, supports G-Sync and has a 240Hz refresh rate. The display will also suit creators thanks to a 500-nit brightness and 100% DCI-P3 colour. The Pro 7i has a large 99.9Wh battery, which can keep it going for over eight hours unplugged. Grab it now for under AU$4,000 with the code EOFY24 at checkout.

HP Victus 15 (15-fa1113TX) i5 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 4050 AU$2,499AU$1,499 at HP

HP Victus 15 (15-fa1113TX) | i5 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 4050 | AU$2,499 AU$1,499 at HP (save AU$1,000)

Boasting a 15.6-inch 1080p display with a smooth 144Hz refresh rate, the Victus 15 is aimed at those who want casual but affordable gaming. Under the hood, you’ll find the older but still capable Intel Core i5-12500H processor, a 6GB RTX 4050 GPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 1TB of storage. All together this adds up to a slim and stylish machine that is currently 40% off RRP.


How to find the best laptop deal during EOFY 2024

When it comes to end-of-financial-year sales, there will be a plethora of discounted laptops on offer. It’s not a purchase you make every day, so it’s understandable if you don’t yet know the difference between your CPUs and GPUs, and all the jargon in between.

Whether it’s technical specifications, brand or type of device you’re unsure of, we’re here to help you make the right choice for your needs.

There’s sure to be a number of eye-catching discounts when it comes to tax-time bargain hunting, but the best advice we can give you is that if a laptop deal seems too good to be true, chances are it’s an older machine. While you’ll save a packet up front, an older model may not have enough power in its internals to keep running in the years to come, so you’ll likely have to upgrade sooner than you would’ve liked.

To help you avoid this, we’ve put together a short guide below so you can make an informed decision and get yourself the best laptop deal this June.

Features to look for 

1. Brand name

So, what exactly should you keep an eye out for when buying a laptop? The best place to start is with the brand name. Considering you’ll be making a worthwhile investment, you’ll want to opt for a brand name you trust, such as Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Acer or Asus. Proceed with caution when it comes to brand names you are unfamiliar with even if they come cheap – the initial saving may not prove to be worth it in the long run.

2. Portability

Once you’ve decided on the brand, the next thing to consider is the size of the machine. Most laptops come with screen sizes between 13 inches and 17 inches. The smaller sizes will certainly be more portable and, oftentimes, they’re more affordable as well (though this isn’t always the case – we’re looking at you, XPS 13).

The larger laptops, on the other hand, will offer more screen real estate, and more space inside the chassis to house powerful components, including a bigger battery. To determine the laptop’s display size, you’ll want to take a look at the tech specs. It’s not uncommon to see the screen size in the name of a product, take for instance, the HP Laptop 17-cn3028TU which, as the name suggests, has a 17-inch display.

You’ll also want to consider the weight of the device – if you need to carry it around for work a lot, then a compact notebook or 2-in-1 weighing about 1.5kg or less is ideal.

3. Technical specifications

Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty – tech specs. There are four main components you’ll want to consider in this space: processor, system memory, storage and, depending on your needs, graphics.

First up, the processor, also referred to as the CPU. The processor is essentially the brains of a machine, and if not buying an Apple laptop, there are two major players in this race: Intel and AMD. The latest MacBooks use the excellent Apple M series CPUs. The latest for 2024 is the M3, while 2022 and 2023 models use the M2, while the older M1 is in 2020 and 2021 models. All three are great, but you will get best performance from the M2 and M3 CPUs. The M2 and M3 come in standard form, as well as more powerful Pro and Max versions (and even an Ultra version for the M2).
The most common CPU you’ll come across in non-Apple laptops is Intel, and its families of chips are available in either the Core range (i3, i5, i7, i9) or the new Core Ultra 5, 7 or 9. This is the first year for Core Ultra CPUs in the EOFY sales, so you can be sure they are the latest models. 

While Intel’s Core i9 or Core Ultra 9 is the latest and most powerful processor available, the average user isn’t likely to need that kind of grunt unless it’s for heavy-duty tasks such as gaming and video editing.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Core i3 chips are built for basic tasks such as web browsing and word processing, and are ideal for someone who doesn’t require much power from their laptop.

For most people, the Core Ultra 5 and Ultra 7 series (or Core i5 and Core i7 series) will fit just right. However, that’s not all you’ll need to consider – each Intel chip comes in a generation, and the most current is the 14th iteration. That said, last year's 13th-gen i5 CPUs are pretty powerful and you can confidently buy a machine powered by it. 

In comparison to Intel, there are fewer laptops powered by AMD Ryzen CPUs, though the Ryzen 5 and 7 processors can compete well with Intel – especially when it comes to maximising battery life. 

The next thing to consider is system memory, also known as RAM. This is the component of your laptop that’s designed to hold your data while it’s in use, and 16GB of RAM is fairly standard across consumer laptops. You will also see 8GB of RAM, but unless you plan for very basic use such as surfing the web, 16GB is the better option. System memory is important in terms of multitasking, so those in need of a machine for gaming, video editing or design programs, should consider 32GB.

In terms of storage, it’ll come in the form of either a solid-state drive (SSD) or a hard disk drive (HDD). SSDs are what you’ll now commonly find in laptops, and we’d recommend you stick with them. They offer very reliable and long-lasting performance, and you’ll find that apps and programs will load much quicker. 256GB is the minimum typically seen, and 512GB or 1TB is ideal if you work with large files. 

Finally, to the graphics, otherwise known as the GPU. If you’re a casual gamer, laptops with integrated graphics should be fine – and this is what you’ll find in most laptops. That means the GPU is built into the CPU, offering basic performance. Notably, the new Intel Core Ultra CPUs have improved graphics compared to the older processors. 

If you’re deep into gaming, then you’ll need a discrete GPU that sits separate from the CPU. That will typically come in the form of Nvidia but there are occasional laptops with AMD Radeon GPUs. However, it’s worth noting that prices can soar quickly when it comes to powerful GPUs, and the laptops tend to be larger and heavier to accommodate the extra cooling needed.

4. Display

Most mid-range laptops will offer a Full HD (1920 x 1080) display as standard, but it’s becoming increasingly common to see 16:10 ratios and 1920 x 1200 resolutions. These screens offer a little more vertical resolution, and are our go-to for most uses. There will be more budget options with 1366 x 768 resolutions, which is fine for smaller screens but is generally best avoided. 

A higher resolution screen will get you a crisper image, but it’ll be a drain on your battery life and come at a cost. So while a 2.5K (2560 x 1440) or 4K (3840x2160) screen may look and sound like a great idea, it typically results in slightly reduced performance and battery life. OLED panels are beginning to appear in laptops, though they come at a significantly higher price point, and there can be burn-in issues over time.

In the end, though, it’s sometimes worth sacrificing a bit of image quality for a smoother frame rate and longer battery life.

Lindsay Handmer
Senior Writer – TechRadar Australia

Lindsay is an Australian tech journalist who loves nothing more than rigorous product testing and benchmarking. He is especially passionate about portable computing, doing deep dives into the USB-C specification or getting hands on with energy storage, from power banks to off grid systems. In his spare time Lindsay is usually found tinkering with an endless array of projects or exploring the many waterways around Sydney.