If you’re on the hunt for a brand new laptop without spending a fortune, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking for lightning fast gaming rig, a portablet 2-in-1, or a barebones Chromebook, we’ve curated a list of the best laptop deals available right now, using our finely honed editorial judgement to only recommend truly compelling deals on worthwhile notebooks.
If you’re looking for an especially juicy deal, one of our writers’ favorite super-tiny ThinkPad laptops is on sale for $600, a truly remarkable deal. We dig it so much that he wrote a post of its own about the sale, so be sure to check it out if you’re on the hunt for powerful, portable, yet affordable laptop! If it fits your budget, this is truly an exceptional deal.
For even more notebook options, check out our roundup of the best laptops. We’ve got can’t-miss picks for every use case and budget, putting our thousands of hours of hands-on testing to work for you.
The best laptop deals today
From: Best Buy
Now: $599.99 ($300 off)
My jaw dropped when I saw the price on this HP Victus gaming laptop. For just $599.99, you’re getting an Intel Core i5-13420H CPU, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. That’s a decent amount of power, especially for a budget machine. You should be able to run most games on the Medium to High graphics preset. However, for more intensive titles, we’d definitely recommend scaling the graphics back a bit. Gameplay should be smooth thanks to the 15.6-inch 1080p display and the 144Hz refresh rate. According to reviewers on Best Buy, it’s a great value for a sub-$700 laptop. Sign us up!
The Lenovo 14 Slim 7 is a fantastic machine for office and everyday use. It’s packing an Intel Core i7-1260P CPU, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage. The 14-inch display has a resolution of 2880×1800, an aspect ratio of 16:10, and a maximum brightness of 400 nits. The taller aspect ratio is nice, as it makes scrolling through webpages and documents a heck of a lot easier. There’s even a user-facing 1080p webcam, which is perfect for videoconferencing calls. Believe me, as someone who works from home, 1080p is the resolution you want.
The Acer Aspire 3 is a slim, lightweight laptop with a lovely touch-enabled display. It weighs just under four pounds, making it a travel-friendly device. Under the hood, you’ll find an AMD Ryzen 5 7520U CPU, AMD Radeon graphics, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. That means you should be able to zip right through everyday tasks and whatnot. The 15.6-inch IPS display has a resolution of 1920×1080 and is touch-enabled. 1080p is perfectly suitable for watching YouTube, doing office work, and so on. Also, according to the manufacturer, this laptop has up to 11 hours of battery life, which is a solid result.
The Dell XPS line of laptops are known for being luxurious, powerful, and lightweight. If you’re in the market for such a machine, you’ve come to the right place. The XPS 13 Laptop is on sale for $599 right now. It comes with an Intel Core i5-1230U CPU, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage. It’s more than capable of zipping through productivity tasks and day-to-day use. The 13.4-inch display has a resolution of 1920×1200, a refresh rate of 60Hz, and a maximum brightness of 500 nits. In other words, the picture should be wonderfully bright. It also weighs just 2.59 pounds, making it the perfect travel companion.
Convertible laptops are great due to their versatility. You can swing the screen around 360 degrees and use it like a tablet or you can prop it up like a tent for watching movies. If you’re in the market for such a machine, you’re in luck, as the Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 is on sale for $899.99 at Best Buy today. This machine features an Intel Core i7-1260P CPU, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. It should be able to zip through office work as well as everyday tasks. The 16-inch 1200p display is also spacious and touch-enabled. All in all, this is an awesome deal. However, you better act fast, as it’s on clearance and will likely run out of stock.
If you’re on the hunt for a solid everyday laptop, you’ve come to the right place. The Acer Aspire 5 has a 15.6-inch 1080p display, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of onboard SSD storage. The processor is a Ryzen 3 3350U, which has four cores, four threads, and a maximum boost to 3.5GHz. It’s packed with modern features like Wi-Fi 6, a backlit keyboard, and a fingerprint reader for biometric logins. Acer starts this laptop off with Windows 11 in S mode, but there’s no reason not to do a one-way upgrade to full Windows 11. This is being sold by a third-party retailer, but Amazon is handling shipping, which means it falls under the company’s return policy.
If you’re on the hunt for the ultimate gaming experience, the HP Omen is worth considering. It’s currently $600 off at eBay, which is absolutely bananas given the powerful hardware inside. The Omen has an Intel Core i7-13700HX CPU, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 GPU, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage. In other words, this machine should fly through intensive titles on the High or Ultra graphics preset. The display, which is a roomy17.3-inches, has a resolution of 2560×1440 and a refresh rate of 240Hz. That means visuals should be luscious and smooth. Overall, this is a killer deal. Get it now.
If you’ve shopped online before for laptop deals you’re probably aware that there’s a vast range of laptop configurations available.
A good place to start is with the processor. Buy laptops with Intel 12-series Core chips or higher, such as the Core i5-12510U, or the Core i7-13800H; or go with an AMD Ryzen processor (but not an AMD Athlon or A-series chip). Avoid laptops with Pentium or Celeron processors unless it’s a Chromebook (running Chrome OS). You’re going to need to pay attention with gaming laptops, too, as some GPUs, like the RTX 4050 Ti, don’t offer much boost over their RTX 3xxx-series cousins, and Nvidia has dropped the Max-Q designation on certain low-power options.
Display resolution is a gotcha. If you see a laptop labeled as “HD” resolution that means 1366-by-768 and often isn’t worth your time for a laptop under 13 inches unless the deal is absolutely standout. What you want is “Full HD” or “FHD,” which means 1080p.
Reviews can be helpful. Even if you can’t find a review of a specific configuration, try related models. They’ll often give you a good idea of the build quality and performance. Also buy from brands you trust. Amazon’s daily laptop deals right now are full of brands we’ve never tested or talked to (Broage, Teclast, DaySky, Jumper) and it’s just a good idea to be wary.
Ashley is a professional writer and editor with a strong background in tech and pop culture. She has written for high traffic websites such as Polygon, Kotaku, StarWars.com, and Nerdist. In her off time, she enjoys playing video games, reading science fiction novels, and hanging out with her rescue greyhound.