Best laptop deals: Save on Apple, ASUS, Microsoft, and more this weekend

Best laptop deals: Save on Apple, ASUS, Microsoft, and more this weekend

UPDATE: Apr. 7, 2023, 5:00 a.m. EDT This story has been updated with the latest and greatest laptop deals.

The only thing better than a great laptop is a great laptop that fits your budget. Nowadays, even cheap PCs pack the specs to help you tackle whatever’s on your to-do list, whether it’s work, school assignments, watching Netflix, or just endlessly browsing social media. If you’re looking to pick up a new laptop (but don’t necessarily want to wipe your savings account in one go), we’re compiling a weekly list of the best deals on laptops across major retailers right here. Read on for our top picks as of April 7 (categorized by price, then listed in alphabetical order).

Laptop deals under $300

This is prime territory for entry-level Chromebooks with Intel Celeron N Series processors, embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) flash storage, and 11- to 14-inch displays that are geared toward light multitasking.

Why we like it

It won’t blow you away with its processing power or low-res display, but according to our friends over at PCMag(Opens in a new tab) (which is owned by Mashable’s publisher, Ziff Davis), this 15-inch Lenovo laptop from 2022 earns points for its all-day battery life and durable build. A $130 price drop at Best Buy(Opens in a new tab) makes it a good value: You’ll pay just $199.99 instead of its usual $329.99 MSRP. Note that it comes with three free months of Xbox Game Pass (worth $29.97), though we wouldn’t recommend playing any games on it besides The Sims or Minecraft on low graphics settings.

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Laptop deals under $600

A bit of a catch-all, this price range often includes bare-bones gaming laptops, upgraded Chromebooks, and 2-in-1 PCs with solid-state drive (SSD) storage and 15- to 17-inch displays.

Why we like it

Seeing a Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 at a sub-$500 price point is extremely rare, but Best Buy(Opens in a new tab) pulled it off with a clearance markdown that takes a whopping 45{fa54600cdce496f94cc1399742656d2709d9747721dfc890536efdd06456dfb9} off this model’s $899.99 MSRP. It comes with a 13-inch PixelSense touchscreen, a battery life of up to 19 hours (plus a fast-charging feature), and a snappy little AMD Ryzen 5 Microsoft Surface Edition that can support multitasking.

More laptop deals under $600

  • Acer Aspire 5 (AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $379.99 $479.99 (save $100)

  • ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED (Intel Evo Core i5-1240P, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $499.99 $749.99 (save $250)

  • Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop (Intel Core i7-1255U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $599.99 $849.99 (save $250)

  • HP Chromebook x360 14c-cc0013dx (Intel Core i3-1115G4, 8GB RAM, 128BG SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $399 $699 (save $300)

  • HP Laptop 15z-ef3000 (AMD Ryzen 5 5625U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $399.99 $719.99 (save $320)

  • HP Pavilion Laptop 15t-eg200 (Intel Core i5-1235U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $499.99 $899.99 (save $400)

  • Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab)$479 $576.99 (save $97.99)

Laptop deals under $900

Think Microsoft Surface Laptops, Samsung Galaxy Books, and older-generation Apple MacBook Airs on sale.

Why we like it

This is the 13-inch MacBook Air from 2020 with an M1 chip, a sleek fanless design, and an 18-hour battery life — you may recall it nabbing a Mashable’s Choice Award upon release. Its base configuration is on sale at the record-low price of $799.99 on Amazon(Opens in a new tab), which is about $200 off its usual retail price of $999.

More laptop deals under $900

  • Acer Nitro 5 (Intel Core i5-11400H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $749.99 $1,049.99 (save $300)

  • Acer Swift 3 (Intel Core i7-1165G7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $649.99 $929.99 (save $280)

  • ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 8GB DDR5, 512GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $879.99 $1,079.99 (save $200)

  • HP ENVY Laptop 17t-cr000 (Intel Core i5-1240P, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) $699.99 $1,099.99 (save $400)

  • HP Pavilion Laptop 15t-eg200 (Intel Core i7-1255U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $649.99 $999.99 (save $350)

  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (Intel Core i5-1135G7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $800.99 $1,299.99 (save $499)

  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 5, 13.5-inch (Intel Core i5-1235U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $899.99 $999.99 (save $100)

  • Samsung Galaxy Book Pro (Intel Core i5-1135G7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $638.71 $999.99 (save $361.28)

Laptop deals over $900

Here’s where you’ll find souped-up gaming laptops from Dell and ASUS, newer Apple MacBooks, and other workhorses with several-hundred-dollar discounts.

Why we like it

A 2022 standout, this high-end ASUS laptop impresses with a 14-inch secondary touchscreen between the keyboard and its main 16-inch, 165Hz display — great for keeping tabs on Discord, Spotify, or in-game maps while you play. (PCMag called it a “gaming dream machine(Opens in a new tab)” in their 4/5-star review.) This base configuration just went on sale at Amazon(Opens in a new tab) for $1,699.99, which is a whopping $800 off its $2,499.99 MSRP and its biggest discount(Opens in a new tab) to date by far. It previously sold out on the ASUS website(Opens in a new tab) at this same price, FYI.

More laptop deals over $900

  • ASUS ROG Flow X13 (AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $1,199.99 $1,599.99 (save $400)

  • ASUS ROG Strix G15 (AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $1,299 $1,499 (save $200)

  • ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED (Intel Evo Core i7-12700H, Intel Arc A370M, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $999.99 $1,399.99 (save $400)

  • Dell Inspiron 14 Laptop (Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3050, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $999.99 $1,449.99 (save $450)

  • Dell XPS 13 Plus Laptop (Intel Evo i7-1260P, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $1,299.99 $1,849.99 (save $550)

  • Dell XPS 15 Laptop (Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $1,249 $1,899 (save $650)

  • Lenovo Yoga 9i (Intel Evo Core i7-1260P, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $1,349.99 $1,749.99 (save $400)

  • Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 5G (Intel Core i5-1130G7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab)$979.99 $1,399.99 (save $420)

  • Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro (Intel Core i5-1240P, 8GB RAM, 512 GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab) — $979 $1,249.99 (save $270.99)