The best cheap laptop deals of 2020 are really hotting up now we’re firmly in the holiday season. Amazon, Walmart, Adorama and several other retailers are all offering great discounts on laptops big and small, cheap and premium.
Currently, one of our favorite cheap laptop deals comes courtesy of Best Buy. The retailer is taking more than $400 off select laptops with prices starting as low as $199. Best Buy’s sale includes discounts on Surface laptops, MacBooks, gaming rigs, and more. Below you’ll find more of today’s best cheap laptop deals. (Alternatively, you can also check out our guide to the best Chromebook deals).
Today’s best laptop deals
There are a whole load of laptop deals to choose from as we enter the run up to the holidays. These range from the new M1-powered MacBooks to cheap and cheerful Windows 10 machines. Take a look at our picks for the best laptop deals below.
Laptop deals under $299
Lenovo 100e Chromebook: $209 @ Adorama
This isn’t a laptop deal per se, instead we’re pointing out that Adorama has the Lenovo 100e Chromebook in stock for $199. This cheap laptop has been near-impossible to find in stock. It features an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 LCD, 1.6GHz AMD A4 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 32GB eMMC. It’s perfect for kids or basic Internet work. View Deal
Dell Chromebook 11 3100: was $349 now $249 @ Dell
This durable Chromebook can take whatever your kids can dish out, including drops and spills. The specs are also solid for the price. You get a Celeron CPU, 4GB of RAM, and an 11.6-inch HD display.View Deal
HP Chromebook 14: was $377 now $299 @ Adorama
As more kids opt for in-home learning, cheap laptops have become harder to find in stock. However, Adorama has the HP Chromebook 14 in stock — and on sale — for $299. It features a 14-inch 1366 x 768 LCD, 1.6GHz AMD A4 APU, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB eMMC storage. View Deal
Laptop deals under $599
HP 15z: was $469 now $319 @ HP
Need a bigger screen? The HP 15z packs a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 LCD. In addition, you also get a 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
Galaxy Chromebook 4K: was $999 now $549 @ Samsung
For a limited time, you can get the Samsung Chromebook 4K for as little as $549 with an eligible trade-in at Samsung. Eligible devices include items like the iPhone 6s ($100 credit) or the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 ($75 credit). As for the laptop, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2-in-1 is one of the few Chromebooks to pack a 13.3-inch 4K screen. It also features a Core i5-10210U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. This cheap laptop deal is one of the best we’ve seen for power users. View Deal
Laptop deals over $600
HP Envy 13t: was $959 now $759 @ HP
Thanks to its current-gen Core i7 CPU and 16GB of RAM, the Envy 13t is as future-proof as laptop deals get. This svelte machine features a 13.3-inch 1080p IPS LCD, 1.8GHz Core i7-10510U CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD.View Deal
XPS 17 (2020): was $1,399 now $1,322 @ Dell
The new XPS 17 manages to squeeze a 17-inch panel into a 14.7-inch body. So although this is a desktop replacement, it’s not your pop’s 17 incher. This 2020 laptop packs a 17-inch 1920 x 1200 LCD, Core i5-10300H CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. View Deal
Dell XPS 15 (9500): was $1,599 now $1,549 @ Dell
The XPS 15 (2020) is one of the smallest and most stylish 15-inch laptops we’ve reviewed. Rarely does it go on sale. The system on sale packs a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1200 display, Core i7-10750H CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and a GTX 1650 GPU. Use coupon “50OFF699” to drop its price to just $1,484.10. It’s one of the best laptop deals we’ve seen for this system. View Deal
ThinkPad X1 Carbon: from $799 @ Lenovo
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the ultimate laptop. The config on sale features a 14-inch 1080p IPS LCD, Core i5-10210U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Use coupon code “THINKYAY” to drop its price to $999.View Deal
HP Omen 15t (2020): was $1,089 now $879 @ HP
The Omen 15t (2020) is a stylish gaming beast with a minimalist design that looks less like a gaming rig and more like a premium laptop. It’s one of the best laptop deals in HP’s ongoing sale. It includes a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS LCD, Core i5-10300H CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and a GTX 1650 GPU. View Deal
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED: was $1,479 now $1,399 @ Amazon
The beastly Aero 15 OLED is currently $80 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
Razer Blade Stealth 13: was $1,699 now $1,499 @ Razer
The cheapest Razer laptop in the sale is the Razer Blade Stealth 13, which is on sale for $1,599. It features a 13.3-inch 1080p LCD, Core i7-1065G7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and a GTX 1650 GPU. View Deal
Laptop deals — Apple
MacBook Air M1: was $999 now $918 @ Adorama
Currently at full price The MacBook Pro isn’t the only new MacBook powered by an Apple M1 chip. You’ll find the new chip in the latest MacBook Air, too, and Adorama is taking $100 off the cost of the 13.3-inch version.
MacBook Pro 13.3″ (2020): was $1,999 now $1,799 @ Amazon
Need more power? This upgraded MacBook Pro packs a 2GHz Core i5 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and four Thunderbolt 3 ports. It’s now $119 off and the cheapest it’s ever been. View Deal
16-inch MacBook Pro: was $2,399 now $2,199 @ Amazon
The 16-inch MacBook Pro is $300 off at Amazon right now. This model comes with a Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and AMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics. It’s a solid deal and currently and it’s second-cheapest price ever. (It hit $1,999 briefly on the 4th of July). View Deal
Laptop deals — sitewide sales
MS Store laptop deals: up to $600 off @ MS Store
The MS Store is taking up to $400 off a wide range of laptops including budget machines, gaming rigs, and mainstream laptops. After discount, prices start at just $399 for the new Surface Go 2, which is the perfect cheap laptop for kids learning from home. View Deal
HP laptop deals: up to 65% off laptops
For a limited time, HP is taking up to 60% off select HP laptops. For instance, you can get the HP 17 for $449. It features a 17.3-inch 1080p LCD, AMD Athlon CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 2TB HDD. View Deal
Cheap Laptop Retailers
Best cheap laptops of 2020
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.