If you want a great laptop, you’re going to have to fork over a ton of money, right? Not necessarily. There are dozens of good laptops on the market at various price points. While it can feel overwhelming to find the right one for your needs (some are better suited for, say, college students, whereas others are ideal for gamers), that’s why we’ve come up with this list of some of the best laptop deals available right now.
In addition to the latest deals, we’ll share each discounted model’s best features (and downsides) to give you more clarity during your shopping journey. And if you need to do more research, you can also check out our guides to the best laptops on the market and the top cheap laptops as well.
The MacBook Air equipped with Apple’s M1 processor is the best laptop for most people, offering a good combination of all the features the average laptop user needs at a reasonable price. Apple’s entry-level laptop is faster than most Windows laptops at this price point, and it handles demanding photo and video editing apps like Photoshop and Adobe Premiere with finesse, especially compared to its Intel-powered predecessors. Thankfully, all that power doesn’t come at the cost of battery life either. In fact, we found that it lasted between eight and ten hours — even when we played the game Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
In addition to offering excellent performance, the laptop also comes with other nice-to-have features, including a comfortable keyboard and an excellent trackpad. Just note its 720p webcam isn’t particularly good, so if a high-resolution webcam matters a lot to you, you may want to buy one separately. Also, be aware that, due to the limitations of the M1 chip, you can only use one external display at a time.
At the moment, the MacBook Pro lineup consists of the newer 14- and 16-inch models released in late 2021 and the 13-inch MacBook Pro that just saw a revision with the M2 processor in mid-2022. However, given it was just released, we likely won’t see any significant discounts anytime soon.
There’s a deal on its predecessor, the 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro, which is similar to the MacBook Air and shares the same M1 processor, but with a Touch Bar. Unlike the fan-less MacBook Air, it’s capable of running at peak performance longer because of its fan.
On the other hand, the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros are equipped with the faster M1 Pro processors, and you can go up to an M1 Max CPU if you’d like to spend more money for faster performance. No matter what you get, these laptops boast incredible performance with some of the longest-lasting batteries we’ve tested yet.
HP Spectre x360 14
On the market for an excellent 2-in-1? The HP Spectre x360 14 is the best you can buy. It also happens to be our favorite Windows laptop. This convertible looks as great as it performs, boasting a gorgeous 3:2 aspect ratio OLED display, a comfortable keyboard and a smooth touchpad. Beyond being a looker, it’s also powerful, with long battery life and speakers that sound great. If you flip the screen around, it becomes a pretty terrific tablet, with a built-in stylus that can magnetically latch on the side of the chassis.
While we found more things to praise than to complain about, there are some issues to be aware of. The touchpad feels stiff, and the laptop does contain some preinstalled bloatware. And, starting at $1,519.99, this convertible doesn’t come cheap either. Even better, this model is powered by the Intel Core i7-1195G7 processor, which is still speedy despite being a last-gen chip. Read our review.
Lenovo Yoga 9i
Lenovo’s 14-inch Yoga 9i is our favorite laptop for multimedia entertainment. The convertible is equipped with fantastic speakers that deliver the best sound we’ve ever heard for a laptop this size. It also comes with an excellent 1080p touchscreen and other perks, including a built-in stylus and a battery life that will last all day. Just note, however, that it does come with bloatware that can be challenging to uninstall, and we found the 16:9 screen relatively cramped and dim.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15
Gamers hunting for a laptop will love Asus’ ROG Zephyrus G15, which we consider to be the best gaming laptop on the market. It’s powerful enough to handle demanding games like Red Dead Redemption II, yet it’s also one of the lightest gaming laptops, so you can lug it around wherever you want. Plus, it comes equipped with a speedy 165Hz QHD display, a great port selection, good battery life, as well as a comfortable keyboard and touchpad. However, just be aware it doesn’t feature a webcam.
HP Envy x360 13
If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly laptop than Lenovo’s ThinkPad, HP’s Envy x360 13 convertible is the best you can get for under $1,000. Despite its relatively low price tag, it boasts a slick design with a bright, colorful screen. Plus, the battery lasts all day, and the performance is good enough that it can even tackle some light gaming. However, just note it does come with a 16:9 aspect ratio screen (16:10 is generally better for productivity) as well as preinstalled bloatware. Also, while the laptop does offer a microSD slot, two USB-A, and a USB-C port, it lacks both Thunderbolt 3 and HDMI. Nevertheless, it’s still a good laptop. Read our review.
HP Pavilion Aero 13
Need a Windows laptop that’s even more budget-friendly? HP’s Pavilion Aero 13 is an excellent choice. Weighing just 2.1 pounds, it’s lighter, thinner, and thus more portable than HP’s Envy x360 13, yet still boasts speedy performance. Plus, unlike HP’s Envy x360 13, it offers a more vertically-spacious 16:10 screen that’s surprisingly bright for a laptop in this price range. Its battery life is much better than HP’s Envy x360 13, although, unfortunately, it does come with bloatware, doesn’t feel anywhere near as sturdy in terms of design, and its speakers’ audio quality isn’t very good. You can currently buy the laptop equipped with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage for $679.99 instead of $889.99 from HP. Just note this model comes with AMD’s Ryzen 5 processor, which is less powerful than the model we tested offered. Read our review.