Given the sea of laptop brands, configurations, and designs on the market today, shopping around for a new one — and finding a worthy deal — is rarely a quick and easy task. We’ve scoured the web to bring you a hand-picked selection of the best laptop deals available right now, followed by a brief guide to answer some common questions you may have.
Asus Vivobook 15 Laptop
Asus built its name on affordable Windows PCs and still cranks out some of the best high-value work machines. This 15-inch Asus VivoBook laptop is a great entry-level computer for anyone looking for a good work machine for less than $500: It runs on an AMD Ryzen 5 CPU with built-in Radeon Vega 8 graphics and 8GB of RAM, and it also sports a high-speed 256GB solid-state system drive. Solid specs for a cheap laptop and perfectly suited for those with basic needs.
At just $462 ($88 off), it’s around the same cost or even cheaper than many of the best Chromebooks out there. Its specs rival laptops that typically go for $550 or more — and since it’s packing pretty solid hardware for a cheap laptop, it shouldn’t feel outdated any time soon despite its low price.
Dell Inspiron 14 7000 2-in-1 Laptop
No Windows laptop roundup would be complete without Dell, and the Inspiron 14 7000 2-in-1 is a sleeper hit. It features just about everything you want in a modern workhorse, right down to its solid hardware, great picture quality, and generous battery life. The 14-inch 1080p display not only looks great, but it also offers a ton of versatility as a fold-flat touchscreen for entertainment and tablet-like use.
In short, this thing is built for serious work, and it’s built to do it all day long. This configuration comes loaded with an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU, Radeon Vega graphics, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Many 2-in-1s will set you back a grand or more, but a $100 discount means the Dell Inspiron 14 can be yours for $600 right now. Want upgraded specs? The same laptop with an AMD Ryzen 7 CPU, 16GB Memory, and a 512GB SSD is also on sale for $800.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 with Type Cover Keyboard
One of the best laptops on the market today — and in fact, for several years running — is actually a tablet. The Surface Pro line has sat among our favorite 2-in-1s for a while now and the new Surface Pro 7, while not a breathtaking update, is a very solid machine. It’s incredibly well-built, looks great, and performs well. It has a built-in kickstand, and when used with a Type Cover keyboard, makes for a fantastic 2-in-1 ultrabook. We’d also be remiss if we didn’t mention that gorgeous, productivity-friendly 3:2 touchscreen.
This configuration has a Core i3 CPU,4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD, and comes with a black Type Cover keyboard so you can use it as a laptop right out of the box. And at just $699 ($260 off), the whole bundle falls well below our $1,000 budget limit.
HP Spectre x360 13 2-in-1 Laptop
If you’re looking for a convertible 2-in-1 that works as well as a laptop as it does as a tablet, then you need to look no further than the HP Spectre x360, which has long stood as one of the best ultrabooks money can buy. This unique laptop has also been one of our favorites for years now owing to its stunning gem-cut looks, excellent performance, high-quality build, and all-day battery life.
Right now, you can grab this brand new model with an Intel Core i5 CPU and 256GB SSD on sale for a whopping $400 off, bringing the price down to $750 — well below our $1,000 budget mark. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on a new HP Spectre x360, and as a nice bonus, it comes bundled with the HP Active Pen stylus.