Most people who work on a computer everyday use laptops, and it’s no huge mystery why considering that we’re living in the age of mobile tech and remote jobs. It’s also no secret that laptops have largely closed the distance with traditional desktop PCs thanks to recent advances in mobile hardware. You no longer have to shell out a small fortune to get a portable computer that’s capable of handling heavy workloads — even cheap laptops are pretty capable nowadays. Whatever your needs are, though, our roundup of the week’s best laptop deals is the only thing you need to find your next workstation and save a bundle.

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Laptop Deals

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HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 Laptop (11th Gen Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$950 $1,110

Featuring a compact build and an incredible battery life (up to 22 hours), the HP Spectre x360 makes an amazing machine for on-the-go productivity. It's slim, sleek, and packed with functionality. more

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HP 17 Laptop (Intel i3, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$450 $600

If you're a professional in need of a larger screen and some extra storage space, this HP laptop has over one terabyte of storage for all your clerical and office-related needs. more

Buy at Staples

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Evoo 14-Inch Ultra Slim Notebook (Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$349 $560

Grab a new Evoo laptop packing a snappy Ryzen CPU and save some cash. Perfect specs for work and daily use without breaking the bank. more

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MSI Prestige 4K Laptop (Core i7, GTX 1650 Max-Q, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM)

$1,288 $1,499

MSI's 14-inch Prestige laptop takes everything up a notch. The dedicated Nvidia GPU will be a great boost for games, and content looks superb on its 4K display. more

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Lenovo ThinkBook 16 (Ryzen 5, RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$1,490 $2,129

Lenovo's new 16-inch ThinkBook pairs a gorgeous 1600p 16" display with beefy hardware that can even handle gaming. It's all the laptop you'll need for years to come. more

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HP Pavilion 13 Laptop (11th gen Core i5, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$600 $780

With an 11th-gen Core processor backed by 16GB of RAM, this laptop can run multiple applications at once without an issue. Battery life is great which means you can stay productive even on the go. more

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HP Laptop 15t-dw300 (11th Gen Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$540 $600

Looking for a high-performing laptop on a budget? This powerful and lightweight laptop is for you. Its i7 processor combined with selection of ports makes it a great budget laptop for every day use. more

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Lenovo Flex 5, 15.6" Touch Display (Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$700 $860

Get the best of both worlds with this 2-in-1 laptop/smart tablet from Lenovo. The laptop powered by AMD Ryzen is thin, has a widescreen display, and is easy and comfortable to use and set up. more

Buy at Newegg

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Dell Vostro 15 7000 Small Business Laptop (Core i5, 8GB RAM, GTX 1650 Ti)

$749 $1,713

Dell's 15-inch high-performance laptop with a stylish, sophisticated design features 10th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX Graphics on select models. more

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Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop (11th Gen Core i3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD)

$372 $535

Two words best describe the Inspiron line: practical and affordable. Designed to be portable in size yet big on performance, this laptop is no-nonsense yet highly versatile. more

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Surface Laptop 3 with 13.5-inch Touch-Screen (Core i5 CPU - 8GB RAM - 256GB SSD)

$1,000 $1,050

You can work or play all day long with this Microsoft Surface Laptop 3. At less than 3 pounds and a 13.5-inch display, the Laptop 3 is faster than the Laptop 2 and has a more complete port set. more

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ASUS Vivobook Flip 14 2-in-1 (Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$529 $599

The hinge and lightweight design on this laptop make it perfect for work, play, and school. It features a narrow-bezel display as well as an all-day battery and the latest Intel processors. more

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ASUS VivoBook 15 (11th gen Core i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$500 $750

This laptop is powered by a new 11th-generation Core processor and some extra RAM, giving you extra juice for work and graphical tasks, more

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Dell Inspiron 14 (11th Gen Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$813 $985

Intel's 11th gen Core processors are here, and you can score a nice deal on a powerful (but affordable) Dell Inspiron that's packing one of these CPUs. more

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Staples Laptop Deals

Up to 33% Off

HP, Lenovo, Dell, and ASUS Laptops will be discounted up to $300 off. If you've been looking for a budget laptop, Staples has a great selection of laptops, including 2-in-1 touchscreens. more

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, 13.5" (Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$1,419 $1,599

The Surface Laptop 3 is built with the latest processor which makes it two times faster than the older model. It brings in up to 11.5 hours of battery life in such an elegant, compact form factor. more

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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15.5 inch (16 GB RAM, Core i7, 512GB SSD)

$1,117 $1,300

Just released a few months ago, this Samsung Galaxy Book Pro will bring your photos and videos to life unlike any other laptop thanks to its super vibrant AMOLED display more

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HP Pavilion x360 14 2-in-1 Laptop (Core i3, 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 128GB SSD)

$478 $699

Looking for a modern 2-in-1 with up-to-date hardware that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? This HP Pavilion x360 is a highly versatile convertible work machine that won't break the bank. more

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Apple MacBook Air (M1 CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Late 2020 Model)

$950 $999

Released in late 2020, the new Apple M1 MacBook Air has better battery life and performance and is more secure than the older MacBook Air models with Intel processors. more

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Lenovo Yoga 6 2-in-1 13-Inch Laptop (Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$800 $950

In a crowded sea of 2-in-1s, the Lenovo Yoga 6 is a sleeper hit. This 13-inch convertible is a great size and packs great hardware for an affordable everyday work and entertainment machine. more

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Gateway 15-Inch Notebook (Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$479 $699

Gateway is back exclusively at Walmart. Grab yourself a deal with this 15-inch slim notebook featuring modern specs and four colors. It's a great workhorse that doesn't break the bank. more

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 with Type Cover (Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD)

$599 $959

Need a complete Windows bundle? This package deal gets you the Surface Pro 7 with Type Cover keyboard -- a must-have addition that turns this tablet into one of our favorite 2-in-1s. more

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Acer Aspire 5 with 15.6-inch Full HD Display

$400 $430

Get all the work done with this Acer Aspire 5 as it comes with Windows 10 Home (S mode) and 10th Generation Intel Core i3-1005G1 Processor, all in a 15.6-inch full HD display. more

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Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 (14-inch, Intel i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$690 $880

Whether you're a lightweight or heavy-duty user on the move, the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 is a well-rounded laptop that can do it all at an above-average quality, making it a great jack-of-all-trades. more

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LG Gram Laptop (17-inch QHD display, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD)

$1,684 $1,850

Work like a true power executive wherever you want with the LG Gram laptop, raising the bar for work laptops everywhere with its powerful processor and spacious hard drive. more

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Acer TravelMate P6 14-inch Laptop (Intel i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$640 $685

A thin and light laptop that packs in super-fast Thunderbolt 3 and high-grade security? That's what you get with this device, and it's a great option for working on the go while keeping things safe. more

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Dell XPS 13 Laptop (Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$1,225 $1,300

A perennial pick for best laptop by DT staff, the Dell XPS 13 is a fan-favorite among working professionals for its reliability and power, making it a great option for every need. more

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HP Work and Gaming Laptop Sale

UP TO $250 OFF

HP is always running deals and is offering up incredible discounts on laptops for both work and play. more

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Dell Inspiron 16 Plus (11th Gen Core i7, 16GB RAM, GeForce RTX 3050, 512GB SSD)

$1,176 $1,455

The best device for work and play is one with swift hardware and a screen that's comfortable to sit in front of for hours. With these specs, the all-new Inspiron 16 laptop is perfect for the job. more

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HP Spectre x360 15 4K 2-in-1 (Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$1,430 $1,630

With a vibrant 4K display, great hardware, and a gorgeous gem-cut design, the HP Spectre x360 is easily the best 2-in-1 Windows laptop you can buy right now. more

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Chromebook Deals

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HP 14 Chromebook (Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC)

$225 $250

With 4GB of RAM and a 14-inch HD screen, this HP Chromebook is perfect for most students looking for a cheap laptop to take notes at home and on the move. more

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Lenovo Chromebook S330 (Mediatek CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB SSD)

$169 $239

Lenovo as a brand needs no introduction, and along with its great (but often pricey) ThinkPad laptops, it offers some very solid -- and super affordable -- Chromebooks like the S330. more

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Samsung Galaxy 13.3-inch 4K 2-in-1 Chromebook

$687 $1,000

This Chromebook is unlike any other, as it's all about luxury, from its 4K OLED display to its durable (and attractive) aluminum finish. more

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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 13-Inch 2-in-1 (Core i3 CPU, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD)

$250 $700

With its lovely QLED touch display, 2-in-1 capabilities, and PC-like hardware, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is one of our favorites that's perfect for working at home and on the go. more

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Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 2-in-1 (13 inches, Core i3 CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB)

$343 $430

For the price, it doesn't get much better than the Lenovo Chromebook Flex if you're looking for a compact 2-in-1 laptop that can pull double duty as a tablet. more

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Acer Chromebook 2021 (Intel Celeron, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC)

$379 $499

With its sleek gray finish and spacious 14-inch screen, this Chromebook looks the part while helping you get your work done quickly and easily thanks to Google's online suite of superb apps. more

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Dell Laptop Deals

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Dell Inspiron 16 Plus (11th Gen Core i7, 16GB RAM, GeForce RTX 3050, 512GB SSD)

$1,176 $1,455

The best device for work and play is one with swift hardware and a screen that's comfortable to sit in front of for hours. With these specs, the all-new Inspiron 16 laptop is perfect for the job. more

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Dell Inspiron 13 5310 Quad HD Laptop (Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$850 $1,000

Powerful processing, fast charging, and sizable storage are all you need in a laptop, and the Inspiron 13 5310 offers just that and more. more

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Dell XPS 13 Laptop (Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$1,225 $1,300

A perennial pick for best laptop by DT staff, the Dell XPS 13 is a fan-favorite among working professionals for its reliability and power, making it a great option for every need. more

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Dell Laptop Deals

Up to 45% Off

Now's a perfect time to shop for quality computers, and right now, Dell is discounting everything from desktop PCs to laptops down to rock-bottom prices. more

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Dell Inspiron 14 (11th Gen Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$813 $985

Intel's 11th gen Core processors are here, and you can score a nice deal on a powerful (but affordable) Dell Inspiron that's packing one of these CPUs. more

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Dell Inspiron 15 Touchscreen Laptop (AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$490 $530

The Inspiron 15 3000 pairs a budget-friendly build with some welcome updates, most notable of which is the addition of a handy touchscreen. more

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Gaming Laptop Deals

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Gateway Creator Series Laptop (Ryzen 5 CPU, GTX 1650 GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$749 $899

This laptop is a great option for a gaming upgrade. With its spacious 15-inch display, GRX 1650 graphics, and Ryzen 5 processor, it will be able to handle all but the most demanding of tasks. more

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Gigabyte Aero 15-inch 4K Gaming Laptop (Core i7, RTX 3080, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD)

$1,799 $2,999

Bring your games to life like never before with this Gigabyte Aero gaming laptop, featuring a gorgeous 4K display and superb hardware to match. more

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Dell Inspiron 16 Plus (11th Gen Core i7, 16GB RAM, GeForce RTX 3050, 512GB SSD)

$1,176 $1,455

The best device for work and play is one with swift hardware and a screen that's comfortable to sit in front of for hours. With these specs, the all-new Inspiron 16 laptop is perfect for the job. more

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HP Pavilion 15 (11th gen Core i5, GTX 1650 GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$620 $800

The HP Pavilion is a great entry-level gaming laptop. With this CPU and GPU combo, you'll be able to play today's games without spending too much money on a laptop. more

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Razer Blade 15 4K Gaming Laptop (Core i7, RTX 2070 Max-Q, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$1,600 $2,300

This gaming laptop blends power with a gorgeous display. You can't go wrong with its beefy GPU and boosted RAM. The 4K screen is just icing on the cake. more

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Gigabyte G5 Gaming Laptop (11th Gen Core i5, RTX 3050 Ti, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$869 $1,199

Score a very worthy discount on the high-end Gigabyte G5-inch gaming laptop. With hardware like this and a 144Hz display, this thing could be the last PC you'll need for years to come. more

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HP Laptop Deals

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HP Pavilion 13 Laptop (11th gen Core i5, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$600 $780

With an 11th-gen Core processor backed by 16GB of RAM, this laptop can run multiple applications at once without an issue. Battery life is great which means you can stay productive even on the go. more

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HP Pavilion 15 Gaming Laptop (Ryzen 5, GTX 1650, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$630 $800

The new HP Pavilion 15 proves you don't need to spend big to play games. It offers a strong CPU, discrete graphics, and a snappy SSD, making it a good entry point for gamers looking to step up. more

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HP 17 Laptop (Intel i3, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$450 $600

If you're a professional in need of a larger screen and some extra storage space, this HP laptop has over one terabyte of storage for all your clerical and office-related needs. more

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HP Envy x360 15 2-in-1 Laptop (Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$1,000 $1,119

The HP Envy x360 can adapt to whatever you need it for. It boasts a 360-degree hinge for form versatility and has a touchscreen which further expands its functionality and convenience. more

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HP Laptop 15t-dw300 (11th Gen Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$540 $600

Looking for a high-performing laptop on a budget? This powerful and lightweight laptop is for you. Its i7 processor combined with selection of ports makes it a great budget laptop for every day use. more

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HP Spectre x360 15 4K 2-in-1 (Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$1,430 $1,630

With a vibrant 4K display, great hardware, and a gorgeous gem-cut design, the HP Spectre x360 is easily the best 2-in-1 Windows laptop you can buy right now. more

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MacBook Deals

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Apple MacBook Air (M1 CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Late 2020 Model)

$950 $999

Released in late 2020, the new Apple M1 MacBook Air has better battery life and performance and is more secure than the older MacBook Air models with Intel processors. more

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MacBook Air and MacBook Pro - Education Pricing

Exclusive discounts for students & teachers

Students and teachers with a valid .edu email address can enjoy exclusive pricing on the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro directly from the Apple Store. more

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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch w/Touch Bar (M1 CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$1,170 $1,300

Packing the latest M1 CPU, this 13-inch MacBook Pro is an incredibly capable machine that will handle your work and daily needs for years to come. more

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MacBook Pro (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Storage)

$1,700 $1,999

Need a ton of storage in a portable package? Look at this 13-inch MacBook Pro: You'll get all the space you need with a 1TB SSD and a solid workhorse of a quad-core, eighth-gen, Core i5 processor. more

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MacBook 12 (2017, Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) - Amazon Renewed

$500

The 12-inch MacBook was recently discontinued, and this might be your last chance to score one for this cheap before it's gone for good. more

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MacBook Air (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 2019 Model) - Amazon Renewed

$616 $689

With top-notch ease of use, this MacBook Air is ideal as a starter Mac. Its thin and light design is great for traveling, too. more

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Surface Laptop Deals

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go (12.4" Touchscreen, Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$700 $800

There's no sacrificing power for portability with the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go. It has a Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB of storage, and a gorgeous 12.4-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio. more

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Surface Laptop 3 with 13.5-inch Touch-Screen (Core i5 CPU - 8GB RAM - 256GB SSD)

$1,000 $1,050

You can work or play all day long with this Microsoft Surface Laptop 3. At less than 3 pounds and a 13.5-inch display, the Laptop 3 is faster than the Laptop 2 and has a more complete port set. more

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Microsoft Surface Go 2 Type Cover Bundle

$609 $669

This Microsoft Surface Go 2 bundle gets you a high-end and compact tablet, keyboard accessory at a bargain. You can also add 15 months of Office 365 for the price of 12. more

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, 13.5" (Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$1,419 $1,599

The Surface Laptop 3 is built with the latest processor which makes it two times faster than the older model. It brings in up to 11.5 hours of battery life in such an elegant, compact form factor. more

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 with Type Cover (Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD)

$599 $959

Need a complete Windows bundle? This package deal gets you the Surface Pro 7 with Type Cover keyboard -- a must-have addition that turns this tablet into one of our favorite 2-in-1s. more

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$1,229 $1,499

With a Ryzen 5 CPU and 8GB of RAM, this mid-range Surface Laptop 3 hits the price-to-performance sweet spot. more

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Touchscreen Laptop Deals

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Dell Latitude E7470 Touchscreen Laptop (Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) - Renewed)

$493 $535

Dell's answer to the ThinkPad, the Latitude E7470 is a sturdily built laptop made for serious workloads -- and it even sports a touchscreen. more

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 12.4" Touchscreen (Core i5 - 8GB RAM - 128GB SSD)

$600 $700

Save on this Microsoft Surface Laptop Go thin laptop with a 12.4-inch touch screen, Intel CPU, 8 GB memory, and 128 GB solid state storage. This model configuration is right for work, home, or school. more

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Dell Inspiron 15 Touchscreen Laptop (AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$490 $530

The Inspiron 15 3000 pairs a budget-friendly build with some welcome updates, most notable of which is the addition of a handy touchscreen. more

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Lenovo Flex 5, 15.6" Touch Display (Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$700 $860

Get the best of both worlds with this 2-in-1 laptop/smart tablet from Lenovo. The laptop powered by AMD Ryzen is thin, has a widescreen display, and is easy and comfortable to use and set up. more

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Surface Laptop 3 with 13.5-inch Touch-Screen (Core i5 CPU - 8GB RAM - 256GB SSD)

$1,000 $1,050

You can work or play all day long with this Microsoft Surface Laptop 3. At less than 3 pounds and a 13.5-inch display, the Laptop 3 is faster than the Laptop 2 and has a more complete port set. more

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Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$750 $950

Whether you need a tablet or a laptop to work, Dell can provide you with both in one device: the Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1. Now, taking notes or making sketches is easier and more convenient. more

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17-inch Laptop Deals

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Gigabyte Aero 15-inch 4K Gaming Laptop (Core i7, RTX 3080, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD)

$1,799 $2,999

Bring your games to life like never before with this Gigabyte Aero gaming laptop, featuring a gorgeous 4K display and superb hardware to match. more

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Acer Chromebook 317 17" Touch Chromebook (Pentium Silver, 8GB RAM, 64GB eMMC)

$429 $499

Love the sleek simplicity of Chrome OS but want a bigger display? The 17-inch Acer Chromebook 317 has what you need, right down to its 1080p IPS touchscreen. more

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HP 17.3" Notebook (Intel i7, 8GB Memory, 256GB SSD)

$750 $800

HP's sleek notebook includes a long-lasting battery to help you accomplish your day-to-day tasks and entertain yourself without scrambling for the nearest outlet. more

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HP 17 Laptop (AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$550 $630

Big laptops don't have to cost an arm and a leg. This one features AMD's impressive Ryzen 5 CPU and Vega 8 graphics, making it an affordable entry point for a plus-sized workstation. more

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LG Gram Laptop (17-inch QHD display, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD)

$1,684 $1,850

Work like a true power executive wherever you want with the LG Gram laptop, raising the bar for work laptops everywhere with its powerful processor and spacious hard drive. more

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HP 17 Laptop (11th gen Core i3 CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$430 $610

While it may sport a big 17.3-inch display, this HP laptop is still sleek and light enough for busy professionals who need a larger machine that they can still take on the go. more

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 12.4" Touchscreen (Core i5 - 8GB RAM - 128GB SSD)

$600 $700

Save on this Microsoft Surface Laptop Go thin laptop with a 12.4-inch touch screen, Intel CPU, 8 GB memory, and 128 GB solid state storage. This model configuration is right for work, home, or school. more

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Rossie Home Wood Lap Tray

$38 $40

Built with portability in mind, the Rossie Home lap tray is an excellent way to stay on the move with your laptop, designed with barriers to prevent falling and handles for easy carrying. more

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go (12.4" Touchscreen, Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$750 $900

There's no sacrificing power for portability with the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go. It has plenty of power to get the job done along with a gorgeous 12.4-inch display featuring a 3:2 aspect ratio. more

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Lenovo Chromebook Duet 2-in-1 (4GB RAM, 64GB SSD)

$240 $280

Lenovo's 10-inch Chromebook Duet is a unique 2-in-1 laptop that can pull double duty as a standalone tablet thanks to its completely detachable keyboard and vibrant 1200p touchscreen. more

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage)

$600 $700

The thin and light Surface Laptop Go will push you through your day with plenty of power under the hood, but you'll also enjoy it's gorgeous 3:2 display. more

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HP Pavilion 14 Notebook (Intel i5, 8GB Memory, 256GB SSD)

$620 $680

This notebook is slim and powerful. It sports a long battery life, making it perfect for students or professionals on the go. more

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Acer Chromebook 314 (Intel Celeron N4000, 4GB Memory, 64GB eMMC)

$220 $270

Acer remains one of the top brands when it comes to cheap laptops, and its Chromebooks carry that pedigree proudly. This one has a nice 14-inch display, too, if you don't like the smaller Chromebooks. more

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Staples Laptop Deals

Up to 33% Off

HP, Lenovo, Dell, and ASUS Laptops will be discounted up to $300 off. If you've been looking for a budget laptop, Staples has a great selection of laptops, including 2-in-1 touchscreens. more

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How to Choose a laptop

The first step of choosing a laptop, after setting your budget, is determining what you need it for. Most people just need a standard laptop that will perform well and won’t feel outdated within one or two years, and for that, you’ve got plenty of very affordable options available to you. Those with more specific needs — artists, graphic designers, video editors, and gamers, to name some examples — may need extra features like touchscreens, fold-flat displays, and dedicated graphics cards. Keep size in mind as well. Laptops commonly range from 13 to 17 inches (which refers to screen size measured diagonally), and also pay attention to overall dimensions and weight if you’re going to be moving and carrying yours around fairly often.

As far as hardware goes, the three basic components to consider are CPU, RAM, and storage. The CPU, or central processing unit, is the “brain” of any PC. It’s what actually does the computing: Reading data, running programs (and other processes), and so on. The two biggest CPU makers are Intel and AMD, and unless you’re on the tightest of budgets, we typically recommend sticking with 10th or 11th generation Intel Core i5 processors, AMD Ryzen 5 processors, and above (Core i7, Ryzen 7, etc.). If the specific generation of Intel CPU isn’t stated explicitly, it will be indicated in the first two digits of the processor’s model number. For example, a Core i5-10400 is a 10th-gen model, while the Core i5-11400 is 11th-gen.

RAM, or random access memory, is a bit more straightforward. In simple terms, if the CPU is your PC’s brain, then RAM could be described as its short-term memory. It supports your CPU’s performance by storing data and tasks for quick recall when needed. The more the better. We suggest a minimum of 8GB for good performance by modern standards, and like Core i5 and Ryzen 5 CPUs, you can find this even on cheap laptops — you really aren’t saving much money my skimping on RAM, but you will definitely feel your computer stumbling when under load.

Storage needs are personal to the user, but today, solid-state drives (SSDs) have largely replaced older platter-based hard disk drives (HDDs) owing to their superior read/write speeds and reliability due to lack of moving parts. However, SSDs are typically smaller (or at least cheaper per gigabyte) than traditional HDDs, which is something to bear in mind if you do need a lot of storage space for things like games or large project files. We recommend sticking with SSDs as a rule, but some laptops come with a smaller solid-state system drive paired with a larger HDD for overflow, so you’ve got options.

Finally, depending on your needs, a discrete video card may be worth the extra money. A GPU, or graphics processing unit, is essentially a second processor dedicated solely to demanding graphical tasks like rendering videos and playing 3D video games. Mobile laptop GPUs are a bit different than their desktop counterparts and Nvidia GeForce cards are by far the most common. The current-gen models are the 16-series, 20-series, and (less common) 30-series cards. Avoid the 10-series cards still found on some laptops, as they are significantly outdated by today’s standards. AMD has also rolled out its own line of laptop graphics cards, the 5000M series, as mobile counterparts to its desktop GPUs. These are a fine option as well, especially if you prefer AMD hardware.

Should you buy a laptop now or wait until Black Friday?

It’s a known fact that Black Friday deals bring some steep discounts on laptops, including Chromebooks and MacBooks.  With a little more than a month to go until the annual shopping bonanza, we’d recommend holding out for the mass of Black Friday laptop deals we’re going to see.

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