If you’re looking for a cheap laptop or a mammoth saving on a premium portable computer, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve scoured the web for savings — from the usual suspects to the niche deal sites— and rounded up all the genuine and worthwhile specials in one neat place. We’ve covered everything from budget browsing machines to high-performance powerhouses, so you’ll no doubt find something to match your needs.
Up the top, we’ve highlighted a selection of the latest deals that we’ve sniffed out, so you can reap the rewards of having your finger on the pulse. Below that we’ve covered some of the more popular laptops that often come up on special, and then included a quick list of the best prices on TechRadar’s pick of the latest best laptops.
Best laptop deals this week
Dell Inspiron 11-inch Intel Pentium 4GB 128GB SSD Laptop ($319.20): You won’t find a cheaper modern laptop than what’s being offered on Dell’s eBay store at present. The 11-inch Inspiron with Windows 10, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD is already being offered for $100 off, taking it down from $499, but if you enter the code PTECH at checkout (and select the included 1 year warranty option), you can knock a further 20% off that and bring it down to a tiny $319.20. Hurry, this offer expires August 21, or while stocks last.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14-inch 2-in-1 ($2,549): If you’re after a premium 2-in-1, the X1 Yoga from Lenovo balances the perks of powerful performance with a lightweight, slim design. The base model comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD. You can currently save up to $900 at the Lenovo store, when you use the code DEALS at checkout, bringing it down from $3,449 to $2,549.
Lenovo Thinkpad E570 15-inch Business Laptop ($1,049): Nab yourself an exceptional business laptop in the Lenovo E570, complete with Windows 10 Pro, a 15-inch Full HD display and Intel Core i5 processor. If you shop at Lenovo’s online store and enter the code DEALS at checkout, you can save $650 on the cost of $1,699, or almost 40%, bringing it down to $1,049.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 128GB i5 4GB ($999): The Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft is a an excellent way to experience desktop-standard software in a tablet form factor — add on a Type Cover and you’ll get yourself one of the best 2-in-1s available. While there is a lower-spec model Surface Pro 4 with a mobile processor, this is the cheapest price you’ll be able to grab a proper Intel Core i5 unit for. From Dick Smith’s store, you can the price has been knocked down from $1,495 to $999.
Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA 12-inch Ultrabook ($1,995): Asus ZenBook’s are perhaps rivalled only by Apple’s line of laptops when it comes to dazzling aesthetics, and this ZenBook 3’s deep-blue and gold-trim chassis truly dazzles. The specs are also pretty hot, with an Intel Core i7 CPU and 512GB SSD crammed into a refined and sleek chassis. You can knock $760 dollary-doos off the asking price if you shop at Computer Alliance, where it’s currently just $1,995.
We’ll keep on updating the list of deals as and when we find them. Below, you’ll find up to date prices on five of TechRadar’s favourite laptop, so keep an eye out for those savings.
The best deals on our favourite laptops
Over the years we’ve reviewed plenty of laptops and, as a result, we’ve seen what to avoid and what to jump on when there’s savings to be had. We’ll keep track of the prices of some of the best we’ve seen so that you can snatch up a bargain when they do show up. Check out the prices below and see if anything has dropped enough to tickle your fancy.
1. Dell XPS 13
Dell’s latest Ultrabook is simply the best laptop in the world
CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520-620 | RAM: 8GB-16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800) | Storage: 128GB-512GB SSD
Saying that we’re very happy with Dell’s XPS 13 is a huge understatement. The slim profile, revolutionary design and small frame bely its powerful performance and gorgeous 13-inch screen. Typically you’d have to weigh up portability and performance, but the XPS 13 has managed to strike a fine balance between the two. With Intel’s latest Skylake processors plus lighting, quick storage and memory, the XPS 13’s starting price is certainly an impressive one. We’re so chuffed with it that it’s taken the top slot as the best Ultrabook, the best Windows laptop and the best overall laptop.
Read the full review: Dell XPS 13
2. Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming
This gaming that doesn’t cost a fortune
CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 – 1050 Ti | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch, FHD 1920 x 1080 – UHD 3840 x 2160 anti-glare LED backlit | Storage: 1TB SSHD 8GB – 1TB HDD, 128GB SSD
There are some seriously expensive gaming laptops out there, once you get involved in the optimisation and the latest GPUs, things start get pricey. But if you’re after a capable machine on a budget, try out the Dell Inspiron 15-inch gaming laptop.
Read the full review: Dell Inspiron 15-inch gaming laptop
3. Asus ZenBook UX310UA
CPU: 7th generation Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 4GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800)
A seriously sleek all-aluminium chassis, a higher resolution than the discontinued , and an impressive swath of ports, including the latest USB-C interface, the latest UX310UA ZenBook is a serious contender for the MacBook Air and, if you’re a Windows person, is much better value.
4. Lenovo Yoga Book
Is this the netbook of the future – the ultra netbook?
Although the specs are modest, the forward-thinking design of Lenovo’s Yoga Book makes it a decent option for creative types and those that want a little more out of their laptops. Sacrificing a bit of raw power means you’ll get an innovative digital touchpad and drawing surface for a much more intuitive and precise approach to graphical art.
Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga Book
5. Microsoft Surface Pro 4
The tablet that can replace your laptop
Weight: 766g/786g | Dimensions: 292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45mm | OS: Windows 10 Pro | Screen size: 12.3-inch | Resolution: 2736 x 1824 | CPU: Various | RAM: 4GB/8GB/16GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: up to 9 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP
We know this is technically not a laptop, but it does come close to being a 2-in-1 (if you get the Type Case) and, most importantly, it has the power to get in the ring with some of its non-tablet competitors. Running the full-blown version of Windows 10 and having the option for a powerful Intel Core processor, this is by far the laptoppiest tablet available, and the price certainly isn’t that bad.
Read the full review: Microsoft Surface Pro 4
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