Need a new laptop to get you through the rest of the year? While October Prime Day is coming up October 10, you don't need to wait to score a good discount. Amazon, Best Buy and other retailers are slashing the prices of some of our favorite laptops ahead of the October sales event.
If you're on a smaller budget, the Acer Aspire 3 is $379 at Best Buy. This laptop is great for everyday work, browsing the web, and the occasional PC game.
Here's a tip from me — hold fire on purchasing a MacBook Air until closer to Prime Day. Some current MacBook Air models are discounted at Amazon and Best Buy, but they haven't hit historic lows. I think there's a good chance they'll get cheaper on Prime Day itself. As an example, the 13-inch MacBook Air M2 is $949 at Best Buy right now, but I've seen it go for $899 in the past.
Best Buy laptop deals
- Acer Aspire 3: was $599 now $379 @ Best Buy
- Asus Vivobook 16: was $749 now $479 @ Best Buy
- Microsoft Surface Laptop 5: was $1,299 now $999 @ Amazon
- HP Omen 16" Gaming Laptop: was $1,699 now $999 @ Best Buy
- MacBook Pro 13" (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,049 @ Amazon
- Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop: was $1,649 now $1,154 @ Best Buy
- Dell XPS 15: was $1,499 now $1,299 @ Best Buy
Acer Aspire 3: was $599 now $429 @ Best Buy
The Acer Aspire 3 is an awesome choice for anyone looking for a laptop on a budget. It comes with a 15.6-inch FHD IPS touch display, AMD Ryzen 5 7520U CPU, 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and a 512GB SSD. This deal is for the stylish Steam Blue color.
Asus Vivobook 16: was $749 now $549 @ Best Buy
This Vivobook laptop from Asus is on sale for $200 off. It features a 16-inch FHD 1920 x 1080 display, AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS processor, 12GB memory and 512GB storage. One month of Microsoft 365, one month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and six months of Trend Micro Internet Security are included.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5: was $1,299 now $999 @ Best Buy
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 is a great productivity device thanks to its lightweight design and comfortable keyboard. It has a bright 13.5-inch touchscreen display, and it's quick to charge, too. This configuration of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 512GB storage.
HP Omen 16" Gaming Laptop: was $1,699 now $999 @ Best Buy
This HP Omen 16 laptop has been reduced by $700 at Best Buy, dropping it down to just $949. It features a 16.1-inch FHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate, bordered by ultra-thin bezels. Underneath the silver casing, you'll find an Intel Core i9-12900H CPU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. It's one of the best gaming laptop deals you can get right now.
MacBook Pro 13" (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,049 @ Amazon
The 2022 MacBook Pro sports a 13.3-inch Retina display (2560 x 1600), Apple's new M2 CPU w/ 10 core GPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. In our MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 review, we said it delivers mind-blowing performance and an epic 18:20 battery life. Click the on-page coupon to get this deal.
Price check: $1,299 @ B&H Photo | $1,299 @ Best Buy
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop: was $1,649 now $1,154 @ Best Buy
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop has just been slashed $495 off at Best Buy. Underneath its sleek chassis, you'll find an AMD Ryzen 9 CPU, AMD Radeon RX 6700S GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. It also packs a 14-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It's a great pick for newcomers to the world of PC gaming and veterans alike, and we rank it as the best gaming laptop you can buy.
Dell XPS 15: was $1,499 now $1,299 @ Best Buy
We named the Dell XPS 15 one of the best laptops you can buy. It's svelte and powerful enough for day-to-day school work with thin bezels that help the display shine. It's also packed to the gills with raw horsepower. The config on sale features a 15.6-inch display, Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.