UPDATE: Dell has extended its Boxing Day sales till January 4, giving you the opportunity to save big on a brand-new laptop.
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 15 notebooks from $1,139 (was from $1,899): For a solid everyday media laptop, the Inspiron 15-inch notebook from Dell is a good place to start. With a huge 40% discount on at Dell at the moment, you can either get the Inspiron 15 5000 with an 8th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, an AMD Radeon 530 GPU, and a 2TB hard drive, or spend an extra $240 and get the Inspiron 15 7000 with the same processor, 8GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1040 GPU, a 256GB SSD, and a 1TB hard drive. Check out the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 for $1,139 or the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 for $1,379 at the Dell online store.
Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 from $749 (was from $999): If you’re after something a little bit more portable and versatile, but need more grunt than the average tablet provides, then this Inspiron 2-in-1 is an excellent compromise. A 7th-gen Intel Core i3 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and and a 256GB SSD will make multi-tasking and browsing a breeze, and the 13-inch FHD touchscreen will make for clear images and easy interaction. Grab the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 for only $749 from the Dell Store.
Lenovo ThinkPad E470 14-inch Notebook from $929 (was from $1,399): While Lenovo is known for its business laptops, this ThinkPAd E470 would make for an excellent everyday notebook as well. A Full HD 14-inch screen, 7th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and a 1TB hard drive make for a powerful and portable package. Save yourself $470 and get this Lenovo ThinkPad E470 for only $929 direct from Lenovo.
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
Gorgeous bezel-less display
Faster than ever
Lightweight, compact frame
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
Stellar battery life
Ports for days
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)
All aluminium body
Meh battery life
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?
Insanely thin and light
Halo Keyboard surprisingly accurate
Clever Create Pad
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
Larger, sharper screen
Vastly improved Type Cover
Built in kickstand
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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