Best laptop deals: Dell XPS, HP Omen, Lenovo ThinkPad, Microsoft Surface and more on sale
If you didn’t find a new laptop under the tree this year, there are plenty of good post-holiday deals to be had, whether you need a work-from-home, remote-learning or gaming upgrade. As we put 2020 in the rearview mirror, there are some worthy discounts available right now from nearly every major retailer, including Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart.
We’ve rounded up all the best laptop deals here so you can save on new gear from brands such as Dell, Gateway, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft. Be sure to check back, because we’ll update this list periodically as more deals become available and others expire.
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If you’re no longer commuting, why not get the biggest laptop you can find? This 17.3-inch model from Asus offers a midrange component lineup at a budget price with an AMD Ryzen 7 CPU, 12GB of RAM and a 512GB solid-state drive.
If you’re of a certain age, then you may recall the Gateway name and its computers that shipped in black-and-white cow-print boxes. Gateway has returned as a line of low-cost laptops and tablets at Walmart. But you won’t find any of the models on store shelves in their iconic cow packaging; the new Gateway laptops are available online only. This 14-inch Gateway laptop features a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU and 16GB of RAM. You get a 256GB solid-state drive for storage. The storage capacity is average for the price, but the amount of memory is double what is usually on offer. And you get a full HD (1,920×1,080-pixel) display, which is better than the 1,366×768-pixel panels found on other budget laptops. There’s also a fingerprint reader for easy, secure logins.
Take the above model, expand the display from 14.1 to 15.6 inches and get a whopping $250 in savings. If you’re working or learning from home and commuting less, the added screen real estate outweighs the added heft and bulk.
This 15.6-inch Pavilion model sold direct from HP is a modern, midrange laptop powered by an 11th-gen Core i5 CPU and 8GB of RAM. And it’s customizable, so you can double the RAM for a reasonable $50. I’d also consider plunking down $120 to upgrade the display to a full HD panel.
This is a high-powered configuration by Chromebook standards: You’ll find neither a budget CPU nor a meager allotment of RAM here. This HP Chromebook has a 10th-gen Intel Core i3 processor and 8GB of memory. And the 14-inch display, which can rotate all the way around into tablet mode, features a full HD (1,920×1,080-pixel) resolution where most Chromebooks supply only a 768p panel.
Dell’s top-end Inspiron 7000 two-in-one convertible boasts an all-aluminum chassis that’s thinner, lighter and sturdier than the midrange Inspiron 5000 that features metal lids and keyboard decks but flimsy plastic bottom panels. This 13.3-inch model supplies a 11th-gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, Intel Xe graphics and a 512GB SSD with 32GB of fast Optane memory.
You can save a bundle on the best overall Windows two-in-one tablet. This Surface Pro 7 model is $439 off and runs on a 10th-gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The 12.3-inch touchscreen has a crisp 2,736×1,824-pixel resolution.
You can save more than $2,000 on Lenovo’s flagship ThinkPad with code THINKHOLIDAY. It has a 10th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB solid-state drive. The 14-inch display offers full HD resolution and 400 nits of brightness.
With a slightly bigger screen and smaller body, Dell’s new XPS 13 continues its steady march towards laptop perfection. This model features the new 13.4-inch display with a razor-sharp 3,840×2,400-pixel resolution powered by an 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM.
The Dell G5 15 earned our Editors’ Choice Award for budget gaming laptops at the end of last year. It offers outstanding performance for the money, and it doesn’t have terrible battery life like most gaming laptops. This discounted model features a 10th-gen Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics. The 15.6-inch display has a full HD (1,920×1,080-pixel) resolution and a speedy 120Hz refresh rate but is rated for only 250 nits of brightness. This budget gamer should let you play Fortnite and other less demanding titles at 1080p with some quality settings enabled.
This 15-inch gaming laptop offers a 10th-gen Intel i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD with 32GB of fast Optane memory. For graphics, it has the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, which has 6GB of dedicated VRAM and supports real-time ray tracing, which reproduces how light behaves in the real world to give games a more photorealistic look. The GeForce RTX 2060 is the budget card in the RTX lineup and is an exceptional gaming value. The 15.6-inch screen has a 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution and a lightning-fast 300Hz refresh rate.
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