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Best laptop deals in April 2020

Laptop deals

Laptop deals can be found year-round these days. And with the recent spike in employees working from home, retailers seem to be offering more laptop deals than normal for this time of year. 

Dell, for instance, is offering a variety of work from home specials that bundle a Dell laptop with a monitor, wireless keyboard, or all-in-one printer. Prices start at $799 and you can use coupon "50OFF699" to save an extra $50 on orders of $699 or more. 

Not to be outdone, HP is also offering a wide mix of cheap laptop deals cutting up to $420 off budget and premium laptops. In addition, if you purchase any HP laptop or desktop, you'll get 20% off HP accessories or 10% off HP monitors

Meanwhile, if you want something for basic computing needs — or if you're looking for laptop deals to keep a child busy — you can also check out our guide to the best Chromebook deals

Otherwise, below you'll find the best laptop deals for every budget, from premium machines to ultraportables. 

Best laptop deals you can get right now

Best Laptop Deals

HP work from home deal: 20% off accessories w/ PC purchase
For a limited time, HP is taking 20% off accessories and 10% off monitors with the purchase of any PC or laptop. Even better, many HP laptops are currently on sale. For instance, you can get the HP Chromebook x360 (pictured) on sale for $359.60 ($261 off) and then get 20% off any accessory.View Deal

HP Laptop 15t: was $789 now $549 @ HP
The HP 15t packs a 1GHz Core i5-1035G1 CPU, 12GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It's $240 off and one of the best cheap laptop deals you'll find. During the checkout process, upgrade the SSD to include 16GB of Intel Optane memory for free. That's an extra savings of $40, which makes this one of the best cheap laptop deals around. View Deal

New Inspiron 14 7000 Bundle: was $986 now $749 @ Dell
This bundle includes the new Inspiron 14 7000 along with a Dell wireless mouse and a month of premium support.  The laptop features a 14-inch 1080p LCD, Core i7-10510U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Use coupon "50OFF699" to drop its price to $749.99. View Deal

Acer Aspire 5 14" Laptop: was $699 now $569 @ Walmart
The Acer Aspire 5 (A514-52-78MD) is one of the best budget laptops you can buy. This configuration packs a 14-inch 1080p display, a Core i7-8565U CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. View Deal

HP Laptop 14: was $599 now $419 @ Walmart
This HP laptop features a 14-inch display, a 10th Gen Core i5-1035G1 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Snag one in stunning Pale Gold for $90 off list price. View Deal

HP Pavilion 14: was $649 now $479 @ Walmart
The HP Pavilion 14 is a solid machine for a great price. It packs a 13.3-inch 1080p IPS display, a Core i5-8265U CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Now $170 off at Walmart, it's the lowest price we've ever seen for this lightweight laptop. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Book S: was $999 now $899 @ Samsung
The Galaxy Book S packs a 13.3-inch 1080p touch display, Snapdragon 8cx CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. Take $100 off when you activate it on Verizon's network via Samsung.View Deal

Apple Laptop Deals

When it comes to Mac laptops our motto is: Never pay full price. Retailers are always offering discounts on Apple's laptops. Here are the best Mac laptop deals you'll find online right now. 

Refurb MacBook Air 13" (256GB): was $969 now $819 @ Apple Store
Apple's 2019 MacBook Air is the perfect Mac for most users offering ample power for everything from work to streaming movies. The Apple Store has refurb MacBook Air laptops (256GB) on sale for $819. It's the cheapest MacBook Air deal we've seen. View Deal

Apple MacBook Air 2020: was $999 now $949 @ Amazon
The new MacBook Air features a (2560 x 1600) 13.3-inch Retina display, a Backlit Magic Keyboard, Touch ID, a 10th Gen Core i3 CPU and Intel Iris Plus graphics. Amazon is taking $50 off Apple's latest laptop. View Deal

Apple iPad (Wi-Fi, 32GB): was $329 now $279 @ Walmart
The standard iPad offers some serious bang for your buck. For most people, this is the tablet to buy. It has a gorgeous display, very long battery life and now supports Apple Smart Keyboard.View Deal

Apple iPad Mini (2019): was $399 now $379 @ Walmart
The latest iPad Mini packs Apple's powerful A12 Bionic CPU, which delivers ridiculously fast performance. It outperforms the 2018 iPad and last nearly 13 hours per charge.View Deal

Apple iPad Mini (2019): was $549 now $431 @ Jet
Need more storage space? Jet is taking $118 off the latest iPad Mini. It packs Apple's powerful A12 Bionic CPU, which delivers ridiculously fast performance and almost 13 hours of battery life.View Deal

Apple iPad (Wi-Fi, 128GB): was $429 now $399 @ Amazon
The latest 9.7" iPad supports Apple's Smart Keyboard and offers longer battery life, a brighter display and more screen than its predecessor. View Deal

MacBook Air 13" (2017): was $999 now $749 @ Amazon
Need an affordable Mac that has a good keyboard? The 2017 MacBook Air may be a few years old, but it's still a solid machine with excellent battery life and an even better keyboard.View Deal

Chromebook Deals

Chromebooks are perfect for anyone looking for a no-frills PC. Powered by Google's light Chrome OS, they're designed to offer seamless integration with Google's cloud-based services like Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive. Keep in mind, cheaper Chromebooks are meant to tackle everyday Internet-based tasks like writing in Google Docs or streaming videos on YouTube. If you're a power user or gamer you'll want to invest in a higher end Chromebook like the Google Pixelbook Go with Core i7 CPU. 

Samsung Chromebook 3: was $229 now $149 @ Amazon 
The Samsung Chromebook 3 is one of our favorite budget machines providing enough horsepower for everyday tasks like streaming and working in the cloud. It also has a spill-resistant keyboard, which is great for accident prone users.View Deal

Lenovo Chromebook C330: was $299 now $246 @ Amazon
This 2-in-1 laptop packs a 11.6-inch IPS display, long battery life and comfortable keyboard. It's currently $54 off at Amazon. View Deal

Asus Chromebook C423NA: was $270 now $179 @ Walmart
The Asus C423NA is great for anyone who wants a no frills laptop for simple day-to-day tasks. It features a 14-inch (1366x768) anti-glare display, a Celeron N3350 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage built-in with 15GB of free Google Drive storage. View Deal

Asus 14" Chromebook C425: was $449 now $299 @ Walmart
This portable Chromebook packs am Intel Core m3-8100Y processor, 4GB memory and 128GB of storage. For a limited time, it's $150 off. View Deal

Cheap Laptop Retailers

Best cheap laptops of 2020

Acer Aspire 5

1. Acer Aspire 5

The best overall laptop under $500 you can buy

CPU: Intel Core i3-8145U | GPU: Intel UHD 620 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 128GB SSD | Display: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 | Size: 14.3 x 9.9 x 0.7 inches | Weight: 3.76 pounds

Strong performance
Long battery life
Bright, 1080p display
Affordable
Middling graphics
Questionable build quality

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

Acer Aspire E 15

2. Acer Aspire E 15

The laptop with the most ports

CPU: Intel Core i3-8130U | GPU: Intel UHD 620 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 1TB 5,400-rpm HDD | Display: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 | Size: 15 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches | Weight: 5 pounds

Strong performance
Lots of ports
Good battery life
Very affordable
Bulky design
Filled with bloatware

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 

HP Stream 11

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3. HP Stream 11

The cheapest Windows laptop you can buy

CPU: Intel Celeron N4000 | GPU: Intel UHD 600 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB eMMC | Display: 11-inch, 1366 x 768 | Size: 11.8 x 8.1 x 0.7 inches | Weight: 2.5 pounds

Long battery life
Better performance than competitors
Insanely cheap
Washed out low-res display
Awful webcam

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. 

HP Chromebook x2

4. HP Chromebook x2

The best 2-in-1 laptop

CPU: Intel Core m3-7Y30 | GPU: Intel HD 615 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB eMMC | Display: 12.3-inch, 2400 x 1600 | Size: 11.5 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches | Weight: 3.1 pounds

Bright, high-res display
All-day battery life
Comfortable typing experience
Solid sound
A bit heavier than other convertibles
Thick bezels
Core m3 CPU isn't the fastest

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

Acer Swift 1

5. Acer Swift 1

The best lightweight laptop

CPU: Intel Pentium Silver N5000 | GPU: Intel UHD 605 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB eMMC | Display: 14-inch, 1920 x 1080 | Size: 12.7 x 9.0 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 2.9 pounds

Lightweight aluminum chassis
Long battery life
Wide range of ports
Decent webcam
Excellent value
Dim, dull display
A few build-quality quirks

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.

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