We're 14 days away from Black Friday which will kickoff of this year's holiday shopping season. However, various retailers are offering some of the best laptop deals we've ever seen right now. Online and big-box sellers like Amazon, Best, Buy, Dell, HP, and Walmart all have cheap laptops for sale.
We're seeing cheap laptops for students, cheap gaming laptops and more this week with the continuous rollout of early Black Friday deals. So if you're a bargain hunting for a new portable PC on the cheap, now's a great time to buy.
Microsoft's recent release of the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 translates to price drops on previous-gen machines. That doesn't mean you won't find great deals on new laptops though. For instance, the Surface Pro 7 2-in-1 is now $699 ($260 off) at Best Buy.
So whether you're looking for Chromebook deals, Apple deals or an affordable gaming rig, you've come to the right place. Below are the best laptop deals you can get right now along with some Black Friday laptop predictions you can expect in the coming days. And make sure to follow our Cyber Monday sales guide for the best Cyber Monday deals.
Laptop deals of the month
If you're in the market for a cheap gaming laptop, a business laptop, or a notebook that will get you through more than one semester of school, you've come to the right place. We have laptop deals for every budget, whether you're in need of a premium machine or a portable PC that that won't cost you a fortune.
MacBook Pro 15" (2019): was $2,399 now just $1,999 @ Amazon
Built with power users in mind, the 15-inch MacBook Pro packs a 2.6GHz Core i7 six -core CPU and a 256GB SSD. It's now $400 below retail price at Amazon. View Deal
MacBook Pro 13" (2019): was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Amazon
Apple's 2019 MacBook Pro packs some serious horsepower. It sports a new quad-core Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, and Touch Bar support. Now at its lowest price ever, this notebook also offers a sharp display and solid battery life. For a limited time, Amazon is slashing $150 off its regular price. View Deal
Dell Alienware m17 Laptop: was $1,449.99 now $1,199.99 @ Dell
The Editor's Choice Alienware m15 is a solid gaming laptop that can manage anything you throw its way. It has a 15.6" 1080p display, a 2.6 GHz Core i7-9750H CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, and a GTX 1660 Ti GPU with 6GB of dedicated memory. Coupon,"AW15550AFF" takes $250 off its list price at Dell. View Deal
Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop: was $1,349.99 now $1,099.99 @ Dell
The Dell G5 is good starter rig for casual gamers. This model features a Core i7-9750H CPU, 8GB of RAM, 1TB HDD w/ 256GB SSD, and a GTX 1660 Ti GPU. Use coupon code "50OFF699" to drop its price down to $1,099.99. View Deal
Surface Pro 6 w/ Type Cover: was $1,329 now $999 @ Best Buy
With its fast performance, stunning display, and long lasting battery, the Surface Pro 6 is a solid 2-in-1 convertible PC. For a limited time, it's $330 off at Best Buy (see price in cart). View Deal
Microsoft Surface Pro 6: was $899 now $679 @ Amazon
The Editor's Choice Surface Pro 6 is our favorite detachable 2-in-1 laptop. It offers blazing fast performance and can be used in tablet or laptop mode. It's currently over $220 off.View Deal
HP Envy 13t: was $999 now $719.99 @ HP
The Envy 13t has MacBook killer written all over it. It sports a brand new 1.8GHz Core i7-8565U CPU, 1080p LCD, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It offers style and excellent bang for your buck. View Deal
Black Friday Laptop deals to expect
Black Friday falls on November 29 this year. That's later than usual, which means retailers will face a shorter holiday shopping season this year. As a result, we predict Black Friday deals are staring early. We're already seeing some excellent Black Friday-like deals on this year's best laptops.
On Black Friday we expect to see generous discounts on everyday laptops, Chromebooks, and MacBooks. We also expect brands like Dell and Lenovo to hold exclusive sitewide sales.
Laptops under $200
Chromebooks are perfect laptops for students of all ages. They're a different breed of laptop in that instead of Windows or MacOS, all Chromebooks use Google's Chrome OS. The operating system functions like any OS, but it's designed to offer seamless integration with Google's cloud-based services like Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive.
As a result, Chromebooks pack less horsepower than their Windows- and Mac OS-based counterparts. At times, they may even seen anemic with dual-core CPUs, 4GB of RAM, and 16GB of eMMC storage. But keep in mind, these laptops aren't meant for pro users or hardcore gamers. They're meant to tackle everyday Internet-based tasks, such as writing papers in Google Docs and streaming videos on YouTube.
Acer Chromebook 314: was $372 now $192 @ Amazon
With its 15.6 HD display, up to 2.4 GHz AMD Dual-Core A4-9120C CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage, the Chromebook 314 is perfect for your day to day computing. Get it now from Amazon for just $192. View Deal
Samsung Chromebook 3: was $229 now just $159 @ Walmart
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
Asus Chromebook C423NA: was $269 now $199 @ Walmart
The Asus C423NA is a stylish Chromebook with an edge-to-edge touch display. It also packs a Celeron N3350 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 64GB eMMC. At $199, it's one of the cheaper Chromebooks around. View Deal
Laptops under $600
HP Envy 13" Touchscreen Laptop: was $849 now $499 @ HP
This HP laptop (model aq0011ms) features a 13.3" 1080p display, a 1.6 GHz Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Now $350 off at HP, this Windows 10 Home-powered laptop is a solid deal.
Dell Inspiron 15 5000: was $649 now $399 @ Dell
Ultra-cheap laptops generally don't pack a spec sheet this impressive. For $399.99, this Inspiron 15 5000 gets you a 10th-gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. That's enough power for just about any mainstream task and even the occasional PC game. The sale goes live 11/28 at 6pm ET.View Deal
Asus TUF FX505DD: was $749.99 now $579.99 @ Best Buy
The Asus TUF FX505 packs a 15.6-inch 1080p display, a 2.1 GHz Ryzen 5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It also has a GTX 1050 GPU with 8GB of dedicated memory. Get it now for an all time low price. View Deal
Acer 11 2-in-1 Chromebook: was $329 now $259 @ Best Buy
This ChromeOS-powered laptop features an 11.6-inch touchscreen display, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of eMMC flash storage. You can get it now from Best Buy for $70 off.
Cheap laptop retailers
Best cheap laptops of 2019
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
The Acer Aspire 5 is one of the best tablets under $500. It features a bright, Full HD 1080p display, strong 8th Gen Core i3 processing performance, and 9-hour long 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
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
Priced under $400, the Acer Aspire E 15 offers a powerful 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
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
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
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.
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
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.