Today’s best laptop deals: Save big on work, school, home use, and gaming

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If you’re looking to score a fast laptop at a killer price, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re on the hunt for a blazing fast gaming rig, a lightweight 2-in-1, or an everyday Chromebook, we’ve assembled a list of the best laptop deals available right now, using our finely honed editorial judgement to only recommend truly compelling deals on worthwhile notebooks.

For more notebook options, check out PCWorld’s roundup of the best laptops available right now. We’ve got can’t-miss picks for every use case and budget, putting our thousands of hours of hands-on testing to work for you.

Best laptop deals (at a glance)

Lenovo IdeaPad 1, $249.99 ($170 off at Microcenter)

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3, $299 ($230 off at B&H)

HP Envy x360, $569.99 ($379.01 off at Adorama)

Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8, $749 ($560 off at B&H)

Asus Zenbook 14 OLED, $799.99 ($250 off at Best Buy)

HP Dragonfly Pro, $799 ($600 off at B&H)

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360, $849.99 ($800 off at Best Buy)

Dell Inspiron 16, $859.99 ($500 off at Dell)

Lenovo Legion Slim 5, $899.99 ($450 off at Best Buy)

XPG Xenia, $999 ($700.99 off at Walmart)

Lenovo Flex 7, $1,039.99 ($220 off at Adorama)

Lenovo Legion Pro 5i, $1,179 ($620 off at B&H)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon $1,391.42 ($1,007.58 off at Lenovo)

Best laptops deals under $500

Lenovo IdeaPad 1: $249.99 ($170 off at Microcenter)

Lenovo

The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 has an AMD Ryzen 5 5599Y processor inside of it, which is capable of handling day-to-day tasks like browsing the web and checking e-mail. The 14-inch 1080p display is perfect for everyday use and the connectivity options include one USB 2.0 Type-A, one USB 3.2 Type-C, one USB 3.2 Type-A, one HDMI, and one audio. The port selection is surprisingly diverse for such an inexpensive machine, so you don’t have to carry around an adapter. The 720p webcam isn’t great, but you can always plug into an external webcam if you want to look better on Zoom calls.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3: $299 ($230 off at B&H)

Lenovo

The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 is another good option for everyday work, school, or home use because of its Intel Core i3-1315U processor and robust connectivity options. You should be able to zip right through office tasks or binge your favorite show on Netflix, and the spacious 15.6-inch 1080p matte display is sharp enough for those types of tasks. The port selection includes one USB-C 3.0, two USB-A 3.0, one HDMI, and one audio–effectively eliminating the need for an adapter. Similar to other laptops in this price range, it has a 720p webcam, which isn’t the best, but it’s a reasonable sacrifice in the budget laptop realm.

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Best laptops deals under $1,000

HP Envy x360: $569.99 ($379.01 off at Adorama)

HP

The HP Envy x360 is powerful, lightweight, and versatile. The 2-in-1 form factor means you can fold the screen back and use the laptop like a tablet, and it comes equipped with a good amount of RAM (16GB) and storage (512GB SSD). The 1080p display is quite large at 15.6-inches and it’s a touchscreen, which is perfect for habitual notetakers and doodlers. The keyboard is also full-sized and has backlighting–useful for when you’re using the laptop in low light environments.

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Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8: $749 ($560 off at B&H)

Lenovo

The Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 is another good option for budget-minded gamers. It has an Intel Core i7-13700H CPU and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 GPU, so you should be able to play most modern titles with the graphics dialed up to medium or high. The 15.6-inch 1080p display (tuned for 144Hz) is perfect for a gaming laptop with these entry-level components. The LOQ 15IRH8 also has a wide range of connectivity options that include one USB-C 3.1, two USB-A 3.1, one USB-A 3.0, one HDMI 2.1, one Ethernet, and one headphone/microphone input/output.

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Asus Zenbook 14 OLED: $799.99 ($250 off at Best Buy)

Asus

The Asus Zenbook 14 is a zippy laptop with a beautiful OLED display and 1TB of SSD storage. Not only can the 14-inch 1200p screen reach 500 nits of brightness (according to Asus), but it’s also touch-enabled, so you can expect a vibrant picture. Office work and everyday tasks shouldn’t be a problem thanks to the laptop’s Intel Core Ultra 7 155H CPU and 16GB of RAM. Finally, this laptop comes with two Thunderbolt 4 ports, which really ups the versatility factor.

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HP Dragonfly Pro: $799 ($600 off at B&H)

HP

The HP Dragonfly Pro is a lightweight laptop with a lovely 1200p touchscreen display. It weighs just 3.1 pounds, which is hardly a back breaker–great news if you’re a frequent traveler. It’s also powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 7736U CPU and AMD Radeon 680M graphics, so you shouldn’t have any problem flying through office work or daily tasks. The 14-inch 1200p touchscreen display has an aspect ratio of 16:10 and a maximum brightness of 400 nits. The taller aspect ratio is nice because it makes scrolling through documents and webpages a lot easier. Connectivity options also include two USB-C and one USB-C 3.1. Overall, this is a solid laptop, especially for $600 off.

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Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360: $849.99 ($800 off at Best Buy)

Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 is an affordable 2-in-1 laptop with a vibrant AMOLED touchscreen display. It should be able to handle intense workloads thanks to the Intel Core i7-1260P CPU and the 1TB of SSD storage. The 15.6-inch AMOLED display has a resolution of 1920×1080 and is touch-enabled. That’s not the highest resolution we’ve ever seen, but 1080p is well-suited to office work as well as everyday tasks. Plus, AMOLED panels are known for producing saturated colors, so the picture should be lively-looking. It also comes with the S Pen, which is perfect for notetakers and artists. For $800 off, you can’t get more feature-packed than this.

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Dell Inspiron 16: $859.99 ($500 off at Dell)

Dell

The Dell Inspiron 16 is a great laptop for day-to-day use as well as some light gaming. In addition to the powerful Intel Core i7-1360P CPU and 1TB of SSD storage, this machine also has an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050 GPU, which should be powerful enough to run most games at 1080p resolution. The 1600p display is a spacious 16-inches with a refresh rate of 60Hz and a maximum brightness of 300 nits. Have we seen brighter screens? Sure. That said, it’s bright enough for daily use as well as some casual gaming. Other cool features include a 1080p webcam, up to 13 hours of battery life (according to Dell), and a fingerprint reader.

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Lenovo Legion Slim 5: $899.99 ($450 off at Best Buy)

Lenovo

The Lenovo Legion Slim is a powerful, affordable gaming laptop with RTX 4060 graphics. It’s capable of blitzing through most triple-A titles on the higher graphics preset and the 1200p 144Hz display measures a roomy 16-inches. It also features a wide array of connectivity options such as one HDMI 2.1, two DisplayPort 1.4, two USB-A 3.2, two USB-C 3.2, and one Ethernet. That means you can easily hook up to an external mouse or keyboard. Other cool bits include an aluminum/plastic build, a backlit keyboard, a 1080p webcam, and a microSD card slot.

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XPS Xenia 15G: $999 ($700.99 off at Walmart)

XPG

If you’re looking for a slightly more powerful gaming laptop, the XPG Xenia will certainly fit the bill. You don’t see many gaming laptops with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU go on sale for under $1,000 often, so this is a true deal. Between the Intel Core i7-13700H CPU and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU, you should be able to play triple-A titles on the High or Ultra graphics detail. This machine even comes with 1TB of SSD storage, which is good news if you’ve got a massive backlog of games. The 15.6-inch 1080p display should also provide smooth gameplay thanks to the 144Hz refresh rate. If you can afford it, this would be a better long-term gaming option than the $800 models listed above thanks to the RTX 4060’s much faster performance.

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Best laptops deals under $1,500

Lenovo Flex 7: $1,039.99 ($220 off at Adorama)

Lenovo

The Lenovo Flex 7 is a great laptop for those who want an affordable 2-in-1. You’re getting a lightweight design as well as a decent amount of power for just over $1,000. It has an Intel Core i7-1355U CPU, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage. Zipping through spreadsheet work, everyday tasks, and so on should be no problem for this machine. In addition to the 2-in-1 form factor, in which the screen swings back 360 degrees, it also weighs just 3.53 pounds. That means you can easily slip it in a backpack or messenger back and take it with you anywhere.

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Lenovo Legion Pro 5i: $1,179 ($620 off at B&H)

Lenovo

The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i is a good option for those who play more intensive titles. We say this because of the display’s ridiculously high 240Hz refresh rate. Gameplay should be as smooth as your mother’s freshly churned butter. There’s a lot of power behind that display, too. You’re getting an Intel Core i7-13700HX CPU, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU, 32GB of RAM (that’s a lot!), and 1TB of SSD storage. Other goodies include an Ethernet port, an RGB backlit keyboard, and a 1080p webcam.

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Best laptops deals under $2,000

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon: $1,391.42 ($1,007.58 off at Lenovo)

Lenovo

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a competent business laptop with a lot of great features. First, let’s talk hardware. This machine weighs well under three pounds and yet it manages to squeeze in an Intel Core i5-1335U, 16GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage. It has a decent amount of power, especially for such a lightweight laptop. You should be able to fly through office work, everyday activities, and more. The 14-inch 1200p display has a maximum brightness of 400 nits and a refresh rate of 60Hz, which should be clear enough for productivity tasks. Plus, you’re getting a 1080p webcam, a backlight keyboard, a fingerprint reader, and ThinkPad’s famously comfortable keyboard with the red nub in the middle.

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FAQ

1.

How much RAM will I need in my laptop?

You’ll want at least 8GB, though 16GB is preferable, especially if you play games. Don’t buy laptops with under 4GB of RAM or 128GB of SSD storage—though on a Chromebook or a budget Windows machine, this configuration is acceptable. Check out our article on how much RAM does a laptop need for more in-depth info.

2.

What’s the difference between a Chromebook and a Windows laptop?

The one big difference between a Chromebook and a Windows laptop is the operating system. Chromebooks run ChromeOS and Windows run, well, Microsoft Windows. Chromebooks make good everyday machines because they’re designed for browsing the web, checking e-mail, and so on. They use less resources and are generally more affordable than the Windows variety. They also don’t need antivirus protection. A Windows laptop is a lot more versatile in what it can do, and not just in terms of running local programs. You can really pump a Windows laptop up with a ton of RAM, storage, and so on.

3.

When should I look for a laptop deal?

You’ll likely find the best laptop deals during Prime Day (mid-July), Black Friday (November 29th), and back-to-school season (June-August). Sure, you’ll find good laptop deals throughout the year, but if you really want to save big, we’d recommend scoping out your favorite online retailers during those times.

4.

Which retailers offer the best deals?

You can find all kinds of deals across a wide range of online retailers such as Newegg, Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, and so on. However, we’d recommend checking out deals from laptop manufacturers like Lenovo, HP, and Dell. You’ll usually find many different configurations on sale and the discounts can be pretty darn steep.

For more options, check out PCWorld’s roundup of the best laptops available right now.

Laptops

PCWorld  If you’re looking to score a fast laptop at a killer price, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re on the hunt for a blazing fast gaming rig, a lightweight 2-in-1, or an everyday Chromebook, we’ve assembled a list of the best laptop deals available right now, using our finely honed editorial judgement to only recommend truly compelling deals on worthwhile notebooks.

For more notebook options, check out PCWorld’s roundup of the best laptops available right now. We’ve got can’t-miss picks for every use case and budget, putting our thousands of hours of hands-on testing to work for you.

Best laptop deals (at a glance)

Lenovo IdeaPad 1, $249.99 ($170 off at Microcenter)

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3, $299 ($230 off at B&H)

HP Envy x360, $569.99 ($379.01 off at Adorama)

Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8, $749 ($560 off at B&H)

Asus Zenbook 14 OLED, $799.99 ($250 off at Best Buy)

HP Dragonfly Pro, $799 ($600 off at B&H)

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360, $849.99 ($800 off at Best Buy)

Dell Inspiron 16, $859.99 ($500 off at Dell)

Lenovo Legion Slim 5, $899.99 ($450 off at Best Buy)

XPG Xenia, $999 ($700.99 off at Walmart)

Lenovo Flex 7, $1,039.99 ($220 off at Adorama)

Lenovo Legion Pro 5i, $1,179 ($620 off at B&H)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon $1,391.42 ($1,007.58 off at Lenovo)

Best laptops deals under $500

Lenovo IdeaPad 1: $249.99 ($170 off at Microcenter)

Lenovo

Lenovo

Lenovo

The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 has an AMD Ryzen 5 5599Y processor inside of it, which is capable of handling day-to-day tasks like browsing the web and checking e-mail. The 14-inch 1080p display is perfect for everyday use and the connectivity options include one USB 2.0 Type-A, one USB 3.2 Type-C, one USB 3.2 Type-A, one HDMI, and one audio. The port selection is surprisingly diverse for such an inexpensive machine, so you don’t have to carry around an adapter. The 720p webcam isn’t great, but you can always plug into an external webcam if you want to look better on Zoom calls.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3: $299 ($230 off at B&H)

Lenovo

Lenovo

Lenovo

The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 is another good option for everyday work, school, or home use because of its Intel Core i3-1315U processor and robust connectivity options. You should be able to zip right through office tasks or binge your favorite show on Netflix, and the spacious 15.6-inch 1080p matte display is sharp enough for those types of tasks. The port selection includes one USB-C 3.0, two USB-A 3.0, one HDMI, and one audio–effectively eliminating the need for an adapter. Similar to other laptops in this price range, it has a 720p webcam, which isn’t the best, but it’s a reasonable sacrifice in the budget laptop realm.

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Best laptops deals under $1,000

HP Envy x360: $569.99 ($379.01 off at Adorama)

HP

HP

HP

The HP Envy x360 is powerful, lightweight, and versatile. The 2-in-1 form factor means you can fold the screen back and use the laptop like a tablet, and it comes equipped with a good amount of RAM (16GB) and storage (512GB SSD). The 1080p display is quite large at 15.6-inches and it’s a touchscreen, which is perfect for habitual notetakers and doodlers. The keyboard is also full-sized and has backlighting–useful for when you’re using the laptop in low light environments.

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Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8: $749 ($560 off at B&H)

Lenovo

Lenovo

Lenovo

The Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 is another good option for budget-minded gamers. It has an Intel Core i7-13700H CPU and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 GPU, so you should be able to play most modern titles with the graphics dialed up to medium or high. The 15.6-inch 1080p display (tuned for 144Hz) is perfect for a gaming laptop with these entry-level components. The LOQ 15IRH8 also has a wide range of connectivity options that include one USB-C 3.1, two USB-A 3.1, one USB-A 3.0, one HDMI 2.1, one Ethernet, and one headphone/microphone input/output.

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Asus Zenbook 14 OLED: $799.99 ($250 off at Best Buy)

Asus

Asus

Asus

The Asus Zenbook 14 is a zippy laptop with a beautiful OLED display and 1TB of SSD storage. Not only can the 14-inch 1200p screen reach 500 nits of brightness (according to Asus), but it’s also touch-enabled, so you can expect a vibrant picture. Office work and everyday tasks shouldn’t be a problem thanks to the laptop’s Intel Core Ultra 7 155H CPU and 16GB of RAM. Finally, this laptop comes with two Thunderbolt 4 ports, which really ups the versatility factor.

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HP Dragonfly Pro: $799 ($600 off at B&H)

HP

HP

HP

The HP Dragonfly Pro is a lightweight laptop with a lovely 1200p touchscreen display. It weighs just 3.1 pounds, which is hardly a back breaker–great news if you’re a frequent traveler. It’s also powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 7736U CPU and AMD Radeon 680M graphics, so you shouldn’t have any problem flying through office work or daily tasks. The 14-inch 1200p touchscreen display has an aspect ratio of 16:10 and a maximum brightness of 400 nits. The taller aspect ratio is nice because it makes scrolling through documents and webpages a lot easier. Connectivity options also include two USB-C and one USB-C 3.1. Overall, this is a solid laptop, especially for $600 off.

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Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360: $849.99 ($800 off at Best Buy)

Samsung

Samsung

Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 is an affordable 2-in-1 laptop with a vibrant AMOLED touchscreen display. It should be able to handle intense workloads thanks to the Intel Core i7-1260P CPU and the 1TB of SSD storage. The 15.6-inch AMOLED display has a resolution of 1920×1080 and is touch-enabled. That’s not the highest resolution we’ve ever seen, but 1080p is well-suited to office work as well as everyday tasks. Plus, AMOLED panels are known for producing saturated colors, so the picture should be lively-looking. It also comes with the S Pen, which is perfect for notetakers and artists. For $800 off, you can’t get more feature-packed than this.

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Dell Inspiron 16: $859.99 ($500 off at Dell)

Dell

Dell

Dell

The Dell Inspiron 16 is a great laptop for day-to-day use as well as some light gaming. In addition to the powerful Intel Core i7-1360P CPU and 1TB of SSD storage, this machine also has an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050 GPU, which should be powerful enough to run most games at 1080p resolution. The 1600p display is a spacious 16-inches with a refresh rate of 60Hz and a maximum brightness of 300 nits. Have we seen brighter screens? Sure. That said, it’s bright enough for daily use as well as some casual gaming. Other cool features include a 1080p webcam, up to 13 hours of battery life (according to Dell), and a fingerprint reader.

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Lenovo Legion Slim 5: $899.99 ($450 off at Best Buy)

Lenovo

Lenovo

Lenovo

The Lenovo Legion Slim is a powerful, affordable gaming laptop with RTX 4060 graphics. It’s capable of blitzing through most triple-A titles on the higher graphics preset and the 1200p 144Hz display measures a roomy 16-inches. It also features a wide array of connectivity options such as one HDMI 2.1, two DisplayPort 1.4, two USB-A 3.2, two USB-C 3.2, and one Ethernet. That means you can easily hook up to an external mouse or keyboard. Other cool bits include an aluminum/plastic build, a backlit keyboard, a 1080p webcam, and a microSD card slot.

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XPS Xenia 15G: $999 ($700.99 off at Walmart)

XPG

XPG

XPG

If you’re looking for a slightly more powerful gaming laptop, the XPG Xenia will certainly fit the bill. You don’t see many gaming laptops with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU go on sale for under $1,000 often, so this is a true deal. Between the Intel Core i7-13700H CPU and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU, you should be able to play triple-A titles on the High or Ultra graphics detail. This machine even comes with 1TB of SSD storage, which is good news if you’ve got a massive backlog of games. The 15.6-inch 1080p display should also provide smooth gameplay thanks to the 144Hz refresh rate. If you can afford it, this would be a better long-term gaming option than the $800 models listed above thanks to the RTX 4060’s much faster performance.

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Best laptops deals under $1,500

Lenovo Flex 7: $1,039.99 ($220 off at Adorama)

Lenovo

Lenovo

Lenovo

The Lenovo Flex 7 is a great laptop for those who want an affordable 2-in-1. You’re getting a lightweight design as well as a decent amount of power for just over $1,000. It has an Intel Core i7-1355U CPU, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage. Zipping through spreadsheet work, everyday tasks, and so on should be no problem for this machine. In addition to the 2-in-1 form factor, in which the screen swings back 360 degrees, it also weighs just 3.53 pounds. That means you can easily slip it in a backpack or messenger back and take it with you anywhere.

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Lenovo Legion Pro 5i: $1,179 ($620 off at B&H)

Lenovo

Lenovo

Lenovo

The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i is a good option for those who play more intensive titles. We say this because of the display’s ridiculously high 240Hz refresh rate. Gameplay should be as smooth as your mother’s freshly churned butter. There’s a lot of power behind that display, too. You’re getting an Intel Core i7-13700HX CPU, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU, 32GB of RAM (that’s a lot!), and 1TB of SSD storage. Other goodies include an Ethernet port, an RGB backlit keyboard, and a 1080p webcam.

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Best laptops deals under $2,000

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon: $1,391.42 ($1,007.58 off at Lenovo)

Lenovo

Lenovo

Lenovo

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a competent business laptop with a lot of great features. First, let’s talk hardware. This machine weighs well under three pounds and yet it manages to squeeze in an Intel Core i5-1335U, 16GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage. It has a decent amount of power, especially for such a lightweight laptop. You should be able to fly through office work, everyday activities, and more. The 14-inch 1200p display has a maximum brightness of 400 nits and a refresh rate of 60Hz, which should be clear enough for productivity tasks. Plus, you’re getting a 1080p webcam, a backlight keyboard, a fingerprint reader, and ThinkPad’s famously comfortable keyboard with the red nub in the middle.

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FAQ
1.
How much RAM will I need in my laptop?

You’ll want at least 8GB, though 16GB is preferable, especially if you play games. Don’t buy laptops with under 4GB of RAM or 128GB of SSD storage—though on a Chromebook or a budget Windows machine, this configuration is acceptable. Check out our article on how much RAM does a laptop need for more in-depth info.

2.
What’s the difference between a Chromebook and a Windows laptop?

The one big difference between a Chromebook and a Windows laptop is the operating system. Chromebooks run ChromeOS and Windows run, well, Microsoft Windows. Chromebooks make good everyday machines because they’re designed for browsing the web, checking e-mail, and so on. They use less resources and are generally more affordable than the Windows variety. They also don’t need antivirus protection. A Windows laptop is a lot more versatile in what it can do, and not just in terms of running local programs. You can really pump a Windows laptop up with a ton of RAM, storage, and so on.

3.
When should I look for a laptop deal?

You’ll likely find the best laptop deals during Prime Day (mid-July), Black Friday (November 29th), and back-to-school season (June-August). Sure, you’ll find good laptop deals throughout the year, but if you really want to save big, we’d recommend scoping out your favorite online retailers during those times.

4.
Which retailers offer the best deals?

You can find all kinds of deals across a wide range of online retailers such as Newegg, Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, and so on. However, we’d recommend checking out deals from laptop manufacturers like Lenovo, HP, and Dell. You’ll usually find many different configurations on sale and the discounts can be pretty darn steep.

For more options, check out PCWorld’s roundup of the best laptops available right now.

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