The best cheap laptop deals in August 2018

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On the hunt for a summertime laptop deal? Now's a great time to get a great price on a laptop, with plenty of back-to-school deals in the mix. We’ve compiled the absolute best laptop deals of the week in addition to a selection of perpetual favorites for the best cheap laptops.

Purchasing a new laptop can be an often confusing task of comparing storage, memory, processing power and features, but our guide below will help you find the best laptop deals and get the most for your money. From huge names like Dell to lesser known brands, you’re sure to come away happy with these bargains.

At the top of the page, you'll find our selection of the very latest and best cheap laptop deals of the week. Beneath those, you'll find our pick of the latest best cheap laptops along with their lowest available prices.

The best laptop deal of the week

Lenovo IdeaPad 220s 11" Laptop | Was $249.99, now $157.99 | Lenovo
If you're computing needs are minimal and you don't mind a small display, this Lenovo IdeaPad is a steal at only $158. It features 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD, and Intel Celeron dual-core processor. Even better, it's nearly $100 off list price.View Deal

More top cheap laptop deals of the week

Acer Aspire 3 15.6-inch Laptop | Was $459.99, now $279.99 | Staples
If you're looking to stretch your dollar, this Acer Aspire laptop is a great option. For under $300, you get a versatile machine with an AMD Ryzen 3 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 1TB HDD. Better yet, it's $180 off list price.View Deal

Lenovo Ideapad 330s 15-inch Laptop | Was $599.99, Now $379 | Walmart
Lenovo's latest iteration of the Ideapad 330 is thinner and lighter while still packing 16GB Intel Optane Memory, 4GB RAM, and a 1TB HDD. Better yet, it's $220 off list price - a $40 drop from last week - and comes in both midnight blue and platinum grey.View Deal

Dell Inspiron 15 5575 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop | Now $599 | Walmart
With a high-def touchscreen, DVD drive, and Radeon Vega8 Graphics, this Dell laptop is a portable multimedia machine. Even better, it's about $30 less than what other stores charge.View Deal

Dell Inspiron 15 5566 15-inch Laptop | Was $759.99, now $749.99 | Dell Small Business
Another versatile machine, this 15-inch laptop from Dell comes equipped with an i7 processor to handle your most arduous tasks. It also has 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. It's $10 off an already competitive list price.View Deal

Dell Latitude 5491 14-inch Laptop | Was $1,855.71, now $1,206.21 | Dell Small Business
Designed to handle all your business tasks, the price of this Dell laptop makes for good business as well as it's $650 off its list price when you apply coupon code "SAVE35." And with a Coffee Lake i5 processor and 8GB of RAM, it will do just anything you ask of it.View Deal

Alienware 17 R5 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop | Was $2,034.99, now $1,569.99 | Antonline via eBay
If you want to take your gaming on the road without sacrificing power, this Alienware laptop is a good option. It features an i7 hexa-core processor, Nvidia  GTX 1070 graphics, 16GB RAM, and a 1TB HDD. Plus, it's nearly $500 off list price.
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The best cheap laptops of 2018

Acer Swift 3

The bigger, better value proposition

CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 4GB – 8GB | Screen: 14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) ComfyView IPS | Storage: 128GB – 256GB SSD

Powerful for the price
Stellar battery life
Boring looks
Down-firing speakers

Here we have one of the few budget laptops with a processor nearly equivalent to the MacBook Pro, that is, if you opt for the Intel Core i5 configuration. The best part? It’s roughly half the cost of its Apple-branded rival. Now given that it sells at a range of different prices, the Acer Swift 3 can be an obtuse purchase, but lucky for you, the midrange model will get you by just fine.

Read the full review: Acer Swift 3

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

Small, portable and flexible

CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8350 | Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 10.1-inch HD (1,280 x 800) LED touch display | Storage: 64GB

Tablet and laptop in one
Sizable hard drive
Tiny size could be tough

Its name is alphabet soup to the average reader, but then again this convertible laptop has always been about function over form. For one minuscule transaction, you’re getting a tablet equipped with an included keyboard and even a fingerprint scanner for more secure logins. Along with reliable performance and a magnesium-alloy chassis, it’s built to last.

Read the full review: Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

acer chromebook 15

Acer Chromebook 15

Battery life like no other

CPU: 1.5GHz Intel Celeron 3205U | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 15.59-inch, HD (1,920 x 1,080) touchscreen | Storage: 32GB SSD

 Stunning battery life 
 Attractive, fanless design 
Trackpad feels clunky 

While it may be outclassed by the Pixelbook and the Samsung Chromebook in terms of sheer power, the Acer Chromebook 15 can still pack a wallop while providing battery life that is frankly out of this world. It’s rare that a laptop can truly provide all-day battery, but in our independent battery tests, Acer’s Chromebook lasted an astonishing 17 hours – on top of providing enough power to get your work done online. If you’re looking for a 15 inch Chromebook that will give you the most bang for your buck, look no further.

Read the full review: Acer Chromebook 15 

Lenovo Yoga Book

Lenovo Yoga Book (Windows 10)

The netbook of the future – the ultra netbook?

CPU: 1.44GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8550 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 10.1-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,200 resolution), IPS touchscreen | Storage: 64GB flash storage (plus 128GB with microSD)

Insanely thin and light
Keyboard surprisingly accurate
Woefully underpowered
Dated microUSB port

The Lenovo Yoga Book, and the Windows 10 version of it in particular, is the sort of futuristic fodder you would find in an episode of Black Mirror. It has a keyboard that doubles as a Wacom touch panel and, best of all, it’s cheap as hell. Now, of course, that comes with the caveat of a weak Intel Atom processor, but the rest of the Lenovo Yoga Book should go down in the history books.

Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga Book

Asus X102BA

Acer Chromebook 14

Meet the anti-MacBook Air

CPU: Intel Celeron N3160 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) display | Storage: 32GB SSD

Top-notch build quality
Solid keyboard and touchpad
Full HD display
Flaky HD video playback

With its slick lines and a slim silhouette, the Acer Chromebook 14 makes for a subtle, snazzy laptop. Although its display isn't the most attractive we've seen, it’s still acceptable for full HD. On top of that, the keyboard and trackpad adhere to the principle of ‘it just works.’ The battery life is satisfactory as well despite falling a bit south of Acer's 12-hour claim in real-world use.

Read the full review: Acer Chromebook 14

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