With Labor Day sales on the horizon, laptop deals are really starting to kick into gear. The day itself is still a couple of weeks away, but there is already a range of excellent savings on laptops to be had.
Retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, and HP all have some fantastic laptops deal running right now. Some of the strongest deals currently running comes courtesy of Best Buy. The tech retailer is offering a range of top-range laptops for less than $550. Alternatively, if you're after a MacBook, Best Buy has several deals including this MacBook Pro M1 256GB for $150 off.
Below you'll find our roundup of the best cheap laptop deals currently available (Alternatively, why not also check out our guide to the best Chromebook deals).
Today's best laptop deals
- Lenovo Chromebook C340: was $309 now $179 @ Walmart
- HP 14" Touch-Screen Chromebook: was $319 now $189 @ Best Buy
- Gateway 14" Laptop: was $699 now $449 @ Walmart
- Surface Pro 7 w/ Type Cover: was $1,329 now $1,101 @ Walmart
- HP Spectre x360 13T-AW200: was $1,109 now $949 @ HP
- Razer Blade 15: was $1,499 now $1,198 @ Amazon
- MacBook Air M1 512GB (2020) : was $1,249 now $1,199 @ Amazon
- MacBook Pro M1 256GB: was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Amazon
Laptop deals under $299
Lenovo 14 S330 Chromebook : was $239 now $169 @ Walmart
This Lenovo Chromebook features a 14-inch HD display, a MediaTek quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of EMMc storage. It's great for in-home learning, and currently under $180 at Walmart. View Deal
Lenovo Chromebook C340: was $309 now $179 @ Walmart
This Lenovo Chromebook features an 11.6-inch display that can be completely flipped in on itself, to create a laptop that can be used as a tablet-style device as well. It also sports an Intel Celeron N4000 Dual-Core CPU, 4GB of RAM, 32GB eMMC SSD, and Intel UHD Graphics 600. View Deal
HP 14" Touch-Screen Chromebook: was $319 now $189 @ Best Buy
If you want a touch-screen laptop for a cheap price, this HP machine is one of the least expensive we've seen so far this year. It's currently $130 off at Best Buy and features a 14-inch display, Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB of RAM and 32GB eMMC. View Deal
Laptop deals under $599
HP 15z: was $429 now $329 @ HP
The HP 15z is a solid mid-range laptop that can be used by students or anyone looking to perform everyday tasks. It packs a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 LCD, 2.4GHz AMD Athlon Gold 3150U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. Recommended upgrades include a 1080p LCD (+$60) or a Ryzen 3 CPU (+$20).View Deal
Gateway 14" Laptop: was $699 now $449 @ Walmart
Small but mighty, the 14-inch Gateway GWTN141-4RG offers a surprising amount of power given its small size. It houses a 14.1-inch 1080p IPS LCD, Core i5-1035G1 CPU, 16GB RAM, and 256GB of storage. It also has Tuned by THX Audio and built-in Cortana, to make it one of the best cheap laptop deals you'll find.View Deal
Galaxy Chromebook 2: was $699 now $199 @ Samsung
You can get the Samsung Chromebook 2 for as little as $199 with an eligible trade-in at Samsung. As for the laptop itself, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is a more refined version of its predecessor packing a QLED screen, Intel Core i3 processor and Smart Amp audio. There's a 128GB SSD included for storage. View Deal
HP Laptop 15t-dw300: was $699 now $529 @ HP
This mid-range HP laptop is perfect for users who want performance without a big price tag. It includes a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, Intel UHD Graphics, 256GB SSD and a 15.6 touch display. It's currently $120 off at HP. View Deal
Laptop deals over $600
HP Spectre x360 13T-AW200: was $1,109 now $949 @ HP
As part of HP's latest flash sale, you can pick up the HP Spectre x360 13T-AW200 for $150 off. This laptop features a 13.3-inch FHD touch display, Intel Irix Xe Graphics, 11th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, and a 256GB SSD for storage. View Deal
MSI GF65 Thin 10SDR-675: was $1,399 now $1,099 @ Microsoft
The name might be a bit of a mouthful, but this gaming laptop from MSI is no joke. It offers a 15.6-inch FHD display, Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD.
Surface Pro 7 w/ Type Cover: was $1,329 now $1,101 @ Walmart
The Surface Pro 7 is considered one of the best tablets on the market. With Windows 10 built-in, a great display and its high-quality type cover included, the Surface Pro 7 is a steal for anyone looking for a premium 2-in-1 laptop for an affordable price. It's now $228 off. View Deal
Razer Blade 15: was $1,499 now $1,198 @ Amazon
The Razer Blade 15 is a hugely popular gaming laptop, this configuration of the machine is currently $300 off at Amazon. It sports a 15.6-inch FHD display,10th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, Nvidia GeForce GTZ 1660 Ti, 16GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and a backlit keyboard as well. View Deal
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED: was $1,899 now $1,399 @ Amazon
The beastly Aero 15 OLED is currently a massive $431 off. The config on sale houses a 15.6-inch 4K AMOLED display, Core i7-9750H CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and an Nvidia GTX 1660Ti GPU.View Deal
Alienware m15 R3 Gaming Laptop: was $2,099 now $1,849 @ Target
The m15 R3 gaming laptop by Alienware is a beast of a machine. It sports a 15.6-inch FHD 300Hz display, an Intel Core i7 CPU, Nvidia RTX 2070 Super GPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. It's $250 off at Target. View Deal
Laptop deals — Apple
MacBook Pro M1 256GB: was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Amazon
The MacBook Pro M1 is currently $100 off, making this one of the best laptop deals currently available. This configuration sports a 13.3-inch Retina display, an Apple-designed super-speedy M1 chip, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD for storage. If you're in the market for a MacBook this is a deal you can't afford to miss.View Deal
MacBook Air M1 512GB (2020) : was $1,249 now $1,199 @ Amazon
Amazon has the 512GB version of the latest MacBook Air on sale for $100 off. This laptop makes use of Apple's powerful M1 chip, which makes this MacBook even zippy than its predecessors. It also offers up to 18 hours of battery life and a stunning 13-inch display. The 256GB SSD model is also $50 off. View Deal
MacBook Pro (early 2020): was $1,799 now $1,499 @ Best Buy
Here's another MacBook Pro deal at Best Buy, $300 off this early 2020 model with a 512GB SSD to boot. It's not the most recent M1 chip machine but it does sport an Intel processor and a gorgeous 13-inch display. A $349 saving makes this one of the best laptop deals currently available.View Deal
Laptop deals — sitewide sales
MS Store laptop deals: up to $500 off @ MS Store
The MS Store is taking up to $500 off a wide range of laptops including budget machines, gaming rigs, and mainstream laptops just in time for the fall. After discount, prices start at just $349 for the Asus VivoBook Flip 14, which is the perfect cheap laptop for kids learning from home. View Deal
HP laptop deals: up to 47% off laptops
HP has extended its Labor Day sale which takes up to 47% off laptops, with select machines being reduced by up to $250. For instance, you can get the HP Envy 17T for $200 off. It features a 17.3-inch FHD display, 11th gen Intel 15 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 1TB HDD with an additional 128GB SSD as well. View Deal
Best Buy laptop deals: top-rated laptops under$550
Tech retailer Best Buy is offering a range of top-rated laptops for under $550. The discounts include $70 off the Lenovo Ideapad 3 which sports a 15.6-inch touch-screen display, Intel Core i3, 8GB of RAM, and 25GB SSD. View Deal
Cheap Laptop Retailers
Best cheap laptops of 2021
The Acer Aspire 5 is one of the best laptops under $500. It features a bright, 1080p display, strong 8th Gen Core i3 processing performance, and offers 9 hours of battery life. The affordably priced Aspire 5 is much thinner than its sibling, the Aspire E 15. The Aspire 5 is the best sub-$500 laptop currently available.
See Laptop Mag's review of the Acer Aspire 5
Normally priced under $400, the Acer Aspire E 15 features an 8th Gen Core i3 processor, an ample number of ports and a minimalist, yet premium design. It has a DVD writer, USB Type-C port, 9 hour battery and springy, well-spaced, comfortable keys. Simply put, it's as premium as an affordable laptop can get.
See our full review of the Acer Aspire E 15
Don't let its cute, candy-hued exterior fool you. The $200 HP Stream 11 delivers long battery life, great audio, and strong performance for the price. HP cuts some corners by using a dim display and the laptop's bottom gets uncomfortably warm, but the lightweight Stream 11 is one of the best sub-$200 Windows laptops on the market. It's also a solid choice for kids.
The HP Chromebook x2 packs features that most cheap laptops don't like a color rich 2400 x 1600 display and solid stereo speakers. What's more, the Chromebook x2's keyboard is comfortable to use and its battery lasts up to 9 hours between charges. For creatives, It includes HP's Active Pen, making it one of the best value Chromebooks you can buy.
See Laptop Mag's full review of the HP Chromebook x2.
If you're looking for a sleek and lightweight portable laptop under $500, the Acer Swift 1 is a solid choice. This 14-inch 1080p laptop has an all aluminum exterior, ample ports, and 10 hours of battery life for under $400. Its Intel Pentium Silver N5000 and 4GB of RAM hardware is enough for multitasking. Overall, the Acer Swift 1 is a solid choice for a lightweight sub-$500 laptop.
See Laptop Mag's review of the Acer Swift 1.