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
Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 128GB for $1,294 (usually $1,499):
It’s not much, but it’s not too often you’ll see Australian stock of Apple’s products getting a massive discount. But if you need a new laptop this EOFY, then the 13-inch MacBook Air with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is now $205 cheaper than its usual RRP at Harvey Norman.View Deal
Microsoft Surface Pro m3 / 4GB / 128GB for $998 (usually $1,199):
This is the cheapest price for Microsoft Surface Pro we’ve come across recently. While it houses only a Core m3 processor, there’s still plenty of grunt under the hood to keep your daily tasks taken care of. You can save over $200 at Harvey Norman on this device.
Microsoft Surface Pro i7 / 16GB / 512GB for $2,634 (usually $3,299):
Or if you’re after a machine with the sleek looks and portability but the heart and mind of a complete beast, you can grab the Intel Core i7 version of the Microsoft Surface Pro with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage for a neat $665 off, leaving it at $2,634.View Deal
Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Yoga i5 / 8GB / 256GB 2-in-1 laptop for $1,299 (usually $1,699):
This brand-new 13-incher boasts a Full HD touchscreen and runs the latest generation processor and graphics. This particular configuration of the ultraportable laptop from Lenovo is currently on sale for the first time for $1,299, saving you $400 on the tax-time purchase.View Deal
Dell XPS 13 i5 / 8GB / 256GB laptop for $1,424 (was $1,899):
By far one of our favourite ultrabooks, the Dell XPS 13 256GB storage version is on sale with a 25% discount. The silver beauty comes packing an 8th-gen Core i5 CPU and 8GB of memory. Let's not forgot the beautiful, nearly bezel-less display. So head over the manufacturer's website and get yourself the XPS 13.View Deal
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 i7 / 8GB / 512GB laptop for $1,149 (usually $2,299):
A 15-inch laptop packing the specs that makes this machine a powerhouse for just half the price is a great bargain. If you need a workhorse, this might just be it and it’s currently on sale with a 50% discount on Dell’s site. The laptop not only packs a punch but also comes with a display that boasts thin bezels to maximise screen real estate.
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: Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520-620 | RAM: 8GB-16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800) | Storage: 128GB-512GB 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 Skylake 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 taken the top slot as the best Ultrabook, the best Windows laptop and the best overall laptop.
Read the full review: Dell XPS 13
Today's best Dell XPS 13 deals
2. Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming
This gaming that doesn't cost a fortune
CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 – 1050 Ti | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch, FHD 1920 x 1080 – UHD 3840 x 2160 anti-glare LED backlit | Storage: 1TB SSHD 8GB – 1TB HDD, 128GB SSD
There are some seriously expensive gaming laptops out there, once you get involved in the optimisation and the latest GPUs, things start get pricey. But if you're after a capable machine on a budget, try out the Dell Inspiron 15-inch gaming laptop.
Read the full review: Dell Inspiron 15-inch gaming laptop
Today's best Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming deals
3. Asus ZenBook UX310UA
Feel old yet, MacBook Air?
CPU: 7th generation Intel Core i3 – 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)
A seriously sleek all-aluminium chassis, a higher resolution than the discontinued , and an impressive swath of ports, including the latest USB-C interface, the latest UX310UA ZenBook is a serious contender for the MacBook Air and, if you're a Windows person, is much better value.
Today's best Asus ZenBook UX310UA deals
4. Lenovo Yoga Book
Is this the netbook of the future – the ultra netbook?
Although the specs are modest, the forward-thinking design of Lenovo's Yoga Book makes it a decent option for creative types and those that want a little more out of their laptops. Sacrificing a bit of raw power means you'll get an innovative digital touchpad and drawing surface for a much more intuitive and precise approach to graphical art.
Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga Book
Today's best Lenovo Yoga Book deals
5. Microsoft Surface Pro 4
The tablet that can replace your laptop
Weight: 766g/786g | Dimensions: 292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45mm | OS: Windows 10 Pro | Screen size: 12.3-inch | Resolution: 2736 x 1824 | CPU: Various | RAM: 4GB/8GB/16GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: up to 9 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP
We know this is technically not a laptop, but it does come close to being a 2-in-1 (if you get the Type Case) and, most importantly, it has the power to get in the ring with some of its non-tablet competitors. Running the full-blown version of Windows 10 and having the option for a powerful Intel Core processor, this is by far the laptoppiest tablet available, and the price certainly isn't that bad.
Read the full review: Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Today's best Microsoft Surface Pro 4 deals
If you're after some more further info on the best laptops, check out some of our other dedicated articles:
- 8 best laptops you can buy in 2017
- Top 10 best gaming laptops 2017
- Top 10 business laptops 2017
- Top 10 2-in-1 laptops 2017
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