Looking for a new laptop can be time-consuming and confusing. You have to make so many hardware and software decisions and it can feel like you’re comparing apples and oranges. That wasn’t a Mac pun, but it does bring up the fact that you even have to choose your operating system. Even after you narrow your choices, it can be even tougher to narrow down the best laptop deals.
See also: Best MacBook deals
Luckily for you, we’ve taken a bit of the hassle out of your quest. We’ve gone ahead and rounded up some of the best options that can be had right now. We tried to keep the limit at close to $1,000 but it can be very easy to spend twice that on high-end devices.
The best laptop deals:
These deals were in effect at the time of writing. We’ll keep the list updated as we find great new savings.
Lenovo Yoga C940
As the Yoga name suggests, the Lenovo C940 is an extremely flexible two-in-one option. The main speaker is housed in the hinge, so you’ll have crisp, clear sound in any position. That makes the Yoga C940 perfect for pretty much any media consumption, as you can configure it with up to a 4K VESA touchscreen display. The Yoga C940 is fast too, running on the latest 10th-generation Intel chip.
Dell Vostro 14 3490
The Dell Vostro 14 3490 is an easy way to jump into the Dell ecosystem without splashing the cash for an XPS model. Right now, the Vostro has the deepest discount on the list at $400 off, and it’s an impressive grab at this price. It’s not only running on a 10th-gen Intel Core i5, but it also has 8GB of RAM and AMD Radeon 610 graphics onboard. The Vostro 14 even has 10 ports so you don’t even have to think about a dongle.
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Dell XPS 13
No matter what review you read, you’ll find that the Dell XPS 13 is one of the best Windows laptops you can get right now. With the 2020 version now available, the 2019 edition of the XPS 13 is more affordable than ever. It comes with a 10th-generation Intel processor onboard, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage. One of the best features of the XPS 13 is the InfinityEdge display that seems to come with slimmer bezels every year.
Asus Vivobook S15
You don’t have to splurge on an XPS 13 to get an impressive display with tiny bezels. The Vivobook S15 has a unique ErgoLift hinge that shrinks the bottom bezel by hiding part of it behind the keyboard itself. It also packs 256GB of storage, a large 15.6-inch Full HD screen, and Intel UHD 620 graphics. The Vivobook S15 has a built-in fingerprint reader and Windows Hello for some extra security.
Lenovo ThinkPad E495
Lenovo’s second option on this list is the business-focused ThinkPad E495. It’s rocking a Ryzen 5 chip and a flexible hinge that makes it easy for your entire team to see your screen. Video conferencing is a vital part of businesses right now, and the ThinkPad E495 has an HD webcam plus two Dolby Audio speakers for a positive Zoom experience.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
The Surface Pro X may be the peak of Microsoft’s line, but the Surface Pro 7 is no slouch. It packs a 10th-generation Intel Core processor and all-day battery life so you can stay productive no matter what. Surface Pro 7 doesn’t come with a keyboard, but you can find plenty of affordable options.
Check out the Surface Pro 7 deal via the widget.
See also: Best Surface Pro deals
Apple MacBook Pro
Apple’s MacBook Pro is one of the best laptops for students and creative professionals alike. The 2019 version may not have Apple’s new Magic Keyboard, but it does come with an 8th-generation Core i5, a Retina display, and Apple’s T2 security chip. The butterfly keyboard and Touch Bar may take more than a little bit of getting used to, but this is one of the best laptop deals if you’re set on a Mac.
See also: The best Apple MacBook Accessories
Apple MacBook Air
While the MacBook Air with a Retina display is the brighter, more powerful option, the older MacBook Air is still a capable choice. You can save a little extra cash by waving goodbye to the more powerful display and stepping back to a fifth-generation Core i5 processor. The older MacBook Air still packs the same all-day battery life and 8GB of RAM.
Save a little extra at the widget below.
Dell refurbished deals
Another great way to save money on a laptop is to go the refurbished route. In fact, Dell offers an extensive list of factory recertified options in all shapes and sizes. You can take your choice of processing power, ranging from a Core i3 up to a Core i7 and almost every option is less than $759 right now.
To make the deals even better, Dell has a list of promo codes to save you even more money. You can use the promo code MAY2020DEAL through the end of the month to save up to $200 on certain Dell laptops. There are often extra snap deals too. Check out the details and keep up with the latest promo codes via this link.
You can browse the long list of refurbished laptop options via the widget below.
And there you have it, the best laptop deals you can take advantage of right now. You can also check out the links below to do more research.