EOFY 2023 laptop deals in Australia: save a packet on a powerhouse device

EOFY 2023 laptop deals and sales
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Australia’s EOFY sales are one of the best times to pick up a brand-new laptop – not only will you get a solid discount directly from the brand or reseller, it becomes tax deductible too if you’re using it for work. And with most of us now working from home at least a few days a week, your total savings could be quite significant.

As a popular product during EOFY sales, you can often find laptops on sale for up to 50% off. There’s typically a big variety of models on sale, including powerful machines with some top-notch specs. Lenovo has already smashed typical discounts, with some machines already scoring 60% off on site.

So whether you’re after the traditional clamshell laptop for work or a sleek 2-in-1 to use on the go, June is a good time to be shopping around for your preferred brand – Apple, Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft, HP and more. And TechRadar’s Aussie team is already hard at work digging up the best EOFY laptop deals to be had this month. 

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:

EOFY 2023 laptop deals

Ultrabooks & laptops

Apple MacBook Air (2022; 13.6-inch)

Apple MacBook Air (2022; 13.6-inch) | M2 / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,349 AU$2,117 on Amazon (save AU$232)

A 10% discount seems to be about as much as you can expect from an Apple laptop these days, and Amazon is usually where to find that offer. True to form, the latest 13-inch MacBook Air is available for a little less... however, if you can hold off till Prime Day, you may be able to score a 11% of 12% discount, but there are no guarantees.

More colours: Grey: AU$2,117 | Silver: AU$2,117

HP Envy 13 (13-ba1006TU)

HP Envy 13 (13-ba1006TU) | i5 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD | AU$1,649 AU$890 on HP (save AU$759)

This 13-inch HP Envy laptop might have some older specs, but it's a great bargain for under a grand. The Intel Core i5 chip is a 11th generation processor (now up to 13th-gen in the latest laptops) but will still give you great performance. With 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD card, this laptop is a good budget option if you’re just after something for light work or study.

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 (Gen 4)

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 (Gen 4) | Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,569 AU$1,039 on Lenovo (save AU$1,530)

Outfitted with an AMD Ryzen 7 5000 U series processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and a nice 14-inch FHD display with 300-nit brightness, this ThinkPad offers a decent amount of power and storage. What makes it even more worthwhile is the over 50% discount that you'll score when you use the code EOFY23 at checkout directly from Lenovo.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 10, 2022)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 10, 2022) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$3,419 AU$2,279 on Lenovo (save AU$1,140)

We’ve reviewed the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10, and we’re fans of its classic styling and powerful processors. This model comes equipped with an Intel i7-1255U CPU, but one gripe we had was its short battery life. If you don’t spend your days too far from a charging port though, that might not be a big deal. There’s over a grand to be saved on this model when you buy directly from Lenovo.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 | i5 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD | AU$1,799 AU$974.25 on Amazon (save AU$824.75)

Having now been succeeded by the Surface Laptop 5, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 can often be found at a decent discount. This deal knocks the 14-inch silver model with an 11th-gen Intel Core i5 chip down to AU$975 – just note you'll need to proceed to checkout to see this final price.


Lenovo Yoga 7

Lenovo Yoga 7 | Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,479 AU$1,599.20 on Lenovo eBay (save AU$879.80)

This 14-inch convertible laptop allows you to flex your creativity, thanks to the Lenovo Digital Pen. Power is a aplenty too, with AMD's Ryzen 7000 series CPU under the hood and a generous amount of system memory too. It's a good-looking bargain available via Lenovo's official eBay store with the checkout code LENMAY23.

More discounts: Lenovo Yoga 7: AU$1,699 at Lenovo

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i (Gen 8)

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i (Gen 8) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,109 AU$1,359.20 on Lenovo eBay (save AU$749.80)

You’re getting plenty of power at a reasonable price with this Lenovo 2-in-1, as it comes fitted with Intel’s latest 13th-gen i7 processor. On top of that, you’re getting 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, so it should be an excellent multi-tasker. It’s got a 360-degree hinge which allows it to move between standard laptop, tent mode and tablet, giving you lots of versatility. Nab this deal through Lenovo’s official eBay store using the code LENMAY23.

More discounts: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i: AU$1,379 at Lenovo

HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 (16-f1013TX)

HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 (16-f1013TX) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$3,699 AU$2,959 on HP (save AU$740)

HP’s Spectre x360 line are the laptop maker’s most premium 2-in-1 devices, which goes some way to explaining the mighty high price tag on this machine. We think the design of the laptop is gorgeous, and the 16-inch, 3K resolution display with 400-nit brightness is lovely. It folds back onto itself completely flat, so it can also be used like a tablet. Now 20% off directly at HP.

HP Envy x360 2-in-1 (15-ew0031TU)

HP Envy x360 2-in-1 (15-ew0031TU) | i5 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,099 AU$1,679 at HP (save AU$420)

Score a neat 20% off this versatile 2-in-1 HP Envy x360 device from HP. Packing in a 12th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU along with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, it also has a 1080p 15.6-inch touch screen that conveniently folds in on itself as well. It's a great option if you're looking for something to use to pursue creative means, but also need a general laptop for work or study.

HP Pavilion x360 2-in-1 (14-ek0048TU)

HP Pavilion x360 2-in-1 (14-ek0048TU) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1,999 AU$1,599 at HP (save AU$400)

A 20% discount sees this 14-inch convertible tumble down in price by a decent AU$400. There's a powerful 12th-generation Core i7 CPU here paired with 16GB of memory, which is more than enough for all your work and everyday multitasking needs. And weighing just 1.5kg makes it rather portable too.

Gaming laptops

MSI GF63 Thin

MSI GF63 Thin | i5 / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3050 | AU$899 AU$809.10 on Centre Com eBay (save AU$89.90)

This RTX 3050-fitted laptop is down to an incredibly low price of AU$809.10, and it’s available via Centre Com’s official eBay store. The processor you’re getting is an 11th-gen Intel i5, so it’s two generations old now, but at this price we think that’s fair. You’re also only getting 8GB of RAM, but there’s a second slot available if you want to upgrade. You need to checkout with Afterpay to get this deal, and use the code APEOFY10.

Razer Blade 14

Razer Blade 14 | Ryzen 9 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 3070 Ti | AU$3,399 AU$2,999 at Mwave (save AU$400)

The Razer Blade 14 often gets deals that can bring it down as low as AU$2,699, and although this saving isn't as large, it's still a decent offering off a fantastic gaming laptop. With a slim design that makes it easy to bring with you for on-the-go gaming, and an array of specs to help with high performance and immersive gameplay, this saving of AU$400 from Mwave is one worth considering.

HP Omen 16 (16-k0078TX)

HP Omen 16 (16-k0078TX) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3060 | AU$2,799 AU$1,791 at HP (save AU$1,008)

This 16-inch HP Omen laptop is a well balanced and decently powerful gaming option. An RTX 3060 GPU combined with a 16.1-inch FHD 144Hz screen and 16GB of RAM is a good combo for most gaming needs. At 2.36kg it's light enough to throw into a backpack to use as a genuinely mobile gaming laptop, and the exceptional 36% discount makes it a very tempting option indeed.

HP Victus 15 (fb0072AX)

HP Victus 15 (fb0072AX) | Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RX 6500M | AU$2,299 AU$1,471 at HP (save AU$828)

Boasting a 15-inch 1080p display with a smooth 144Hz refresh rate, you’ll be able to game on the go thanks to this powerful device. Under the hood, you’ll find the AMD Ryzen 7 processor, AMD Radeon RX 6500M GPU that has excellent base clock speeds, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage – giving you a slim and stylish machine that can handle just about any game you want to play.

Lenovo Legion Pro 7i (Gen 8)

Lenovo Legion Pro 7i (Gen 8) | i9 / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 4070 | AU$4,599 AU$3,099 on Lenovo (save AU$1,500)

Powerful specs don't get better than this! This 16-inch beast boasts the latest 13th-gen i9 processor paired with an Nvidia RTX 4070 GPU. Oodles of storage and system memory means you want for nothing here. And a 32% discount with the checkout coupon EOFY23 means you save a cool AU$1,500.

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro | Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 3070 | AU$2,699 AU$2,159.20 on Lenovo eBay (save AU$539.80)

This Lenovo Legion 5 Pro comes outfitted with a Ryzen 7 6800H processor and an RTX 3070, alongside 16GB of RAM. Those are all great ingredients for a killer gaming laptop, not to mention a 1TB SSD for your gaming library. The 16-inch screen has 500-nit brightness, plus a refresh rate up to 165Hz. Anyone can get this deal via Lenovo’s eBay store, using the code LENMAY23 at checkout.

How to find the best laptop deal during EOFY 2023

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.

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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 Envy 15-ep1084TX which, as the name suggests, has a 15-inch monitor.

You’ll also want to consider the weight of the device as well – 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 there are two major players in this race: Intel and AMD. The most common CPU you’ll come across in laptops is Intel, and its families of chips are available in Core i3, i5, i7 or i9.

While Intel’s Core i9 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 i5 or 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 13th iteration. That said, the 12th-gen i5 CPUs are pretty powerful and you can confidently buy a machine powered by it. You’ll be able to find 10th- and 11th-generation CPUs also available, with the latter being the far superior option. That said, if you don’t need that kind grunt, you can save money by opting for a 10th generation processor, but a futureproof machine would be one powered by a 12th generation Intel Core CPU.

In comparison to Intel, there are fewer laptops powered by AMD Ryzen CPUs, though the 5000-series processors and the latest 7000 series can compete well with Intel.

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 8GB of RAM is fairly standard across consumer laptops. System memory is important in terms of multitasking, so those in need of a machine for gaming, video editing or design programs, may want to consider a laptop with 16GB of RAM.

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.

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.

If you’re deep into gaming, then you’ll need a discrete GPU that sits separate from the CPU. That will almost always come in the form of Nvidia or, if you’ve opted for an AMD processor, it’ll be Radeon. However, it’s worth noting that prices can soar quickly when it comes to powerful GPUs.

4. Display

Most mid-range laptops will offer a Full HD (1920 x 1080) display as standard, but there will be more budget options with 1366 x 768 resolution, which is fine for smaller screens. 

In fact, a lower resolution is often great for a laptop with lower specs as there are fewer pixels for the processor and graphics card to shift, therefore optimising performance. 

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 4K screen may look and sound like a great idea, it’ll take a serious toll on your machine’s core components. 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.

Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

Sharmishta is TechRadar's APAC Managing Editor and loves all things photography, something she discovered while chasing monkeys in the wilds of India (she studied to be a primatologist but has since left monkey business behind). While she's happiest with a camera in her hand, she's also an avid reader and has become a passionate proponent of ereaders, having appeared on Singaporean radio to talk about the convenience of these underrated devices. When she's not testing camera kits or the latest in e-paper tablets, she's discovering the joys and foibles of smart home gizmos. She's also the Australian Managing Editor of Digital Camera World and, if that wasn't enough, she contributes to T3 and Tom's Guide, while also working on two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under.

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