Best laptop sales in Australia: Cheap laptops to buy in February 2018

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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.

If you're from the US or the UK, check out our selections of the top laptop deals in the US or in the UK.

Best laptop deals this week

Apple MacBook Air 2017 (13.3", 128GB, 8GB RAM) for $1,031 (down from $1,289): 

If you're looking for the sleekest of sleek when it comes to a laptop, there's little competition for the MacBook Air. It's quite rare to see any discounts on Apple products, so if you're after this ultra-portable system, this is your best chance at scoring it close to $1,000, but just be aware that it's a grey import through Vaya's store. Enter the P20TECH code at checkout to knock the 20% off the price before February 26.
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Apple MacBook Pro 2017 (15", 256GB, 16GB RAM) for $2,799 (down from $3,499):

Another machine from the masters of design is on sale on eBay, but this time it's not just a pretty face. You can net yourself a respectable 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, sporting a 256GB SSD, Core i7 processor, and 16GB of RAM for only $2,799 from the Ausluck eBay store. Be sure to apply P20TECH at checkout and do so before the 26th of February.
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Dell XPS 13 touch (13", 8th-gen Intel Core i7, 512GB, 16GB RAM, QHD touch-screen) for $1,999 (was $2,799):

If you're liking the portability and style of Apple's laptops but are after a Windows machine, the latest Dell XPS 13 is likely for you – and it's got a touch screen! A gorgeous QHD display, 512GB SSD, 16GB of RAM and the brand-spanking 8th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU power this sleek beast, and for a limited time you can save $800 by grey importing from Dell Malaysia. Just be sure to enter the code P20TECH at checkout – offer ends 26/2.
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Asus ZenBook UX310UA gaming laptop (13", 256GB, 8GB RAM, GT 940MX GPU) for $1,199 (was $1,599):

For portable gaming at an affordable price, the Asus ZenBook is a respectable choice – with a 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, and a dedicated Nvidia GT 940MX GPU, you'll be able to use the system for low-level gaming and creative work. If you enter P20TECH at checkout, you'll knock 20% off the price, bringing it to a low $1,199.
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Dell XPS 13 laptop for $1,499 (usually $1,999): Save $500 on one of the best 13-inch ultrabooks around. This configuration is powered by a Core i5 processor and comes packing 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. It's down to $1,499 until February 22.

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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.

Best laptops

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

Gorgeous bezel-less display
Faster than ever
Lightweight, compact frame

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

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

Stellar battery life
Ports for days
Great value

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

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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)

All aluminium body
Backlit keys
Bendy keyboard
Meh battery life

A seriously sleek all-aluminium chassis, a higher resolution than the discontinued Asus ZenBook UX305, 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.

Read the full review: Asus ZenBook UX310

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4. Lenovo Yoga Book

Is this the netbook of the future – the ultra netbook?

Insanely thin and light
Halo Keyboard surprisingly accurate
Excellent display
Clever Create Pad

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

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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

Larger, sharper screen
Vastly improved Type Cover
Built in kickstand

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

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