Best Laptop Deals of 2018

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Whether you're in the market for a budget 2-in-1 or in search of a gaming rig that won't break the bank, we've got the inside scoop on the latest deals you can't afford to miss. 

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Dell made a big splash with its Black Friday in July kickoff earlier this month, but Amazon is stealing the show with Prime Day 2018.

The 36-hour event, which is offered to Prime members only, will begin Monday, July 16 at 3pm ET and wrap up on July 18 at 3am ET.

Amazon's kickoff deal is the Echo Show for $129.99. That's $100 off and the cheapest price we've seen for this Alexa-powered device. (It's also $20 under its previous all-time low). Other highlights include the Fire 7 Tablet for $29 and the Kindle Paperwhite for $79.

Laptop deals so far include:

You can follow sister-sites Tom's Guide for the best consumer tech deals, Tom's Hardware for the best component deals, and of course stay tuned here for the best mobile and tablet deals.

Not to be outdone, Dell is throwing a month-long Black Friday in July sale of its own. Technically, the sale begins next Monday, July 9, however, there are a handful of excellent deals you can take advantage of now. Some our favorites include:

  • XPS 13 9360 from $749.99 (up to $100 off): The previous-gen XPS is still a capable laptop if you want a stylish machine, but don't have a lot to spend. Use coupon "50OFF499" on the base model (Core i3-7100U/4GB/128GB) to drop its price to $749.99 or use coupon "100OFF999" to drop the premium model (Core i5-7200U/8GB/256GB) down to $899.99.
  • XPS 9370 from $1,069.99 ($100 off): The XPS 9370 is slimmer than its predecessor, has a better cooling system, and also supports eGPUs. Use coupon "100OFF999" to drop our recommended configuration (Core i5-8250U/8GB/256GB) down to $1,069.99. This is the best price we've seen for this configuration. By comparison, in March we saw an XPS 13 9370 with a 128GB SSD sell for $1,077.99. If you prefer a 2-in-1, use coupon code "200OFF1599" to drop the price of the XPS 13 2-in-1 (Core i7-8550U/16GB/256GB) to $1,699.99.
  • G3 15 w/ GTX 1050 for $679.99 ($70 off): Dell's budget-friendly gaming rigs are on sale and at their lowest price to date. Last month we saw a G3 15 with GTX 1050 Ti for $799.99. Today, you can get a G3 15 for $679.99 (Core i5-8300H/8GB/1TB w/ 8GB SSD/GTX 1050). It  has a smaller SSD and bumps you down to a GTX 1050 card, but it's still an excellent value for gamers who don't need premium performance. For $70 more, you can get the G3 17, which has a larger 17.3-inch screen and 1TB HDD with 128GB SSD.  
  • Alienware 15 w/ GTX 1070 for $1,399.99 ($750 off): Although the new Alienware 15 laptops are currently on sale, we recommend waiting a few days for this deal. To date, it's the best dollar-off discount we've seen on a new Alienware system. However, this sale won't start till Thursday, July 12. The model currently on sale gets you a GTX 1060 OC card. Which isn't bad at all, but the GTX 1070 is the better alternative.
  • Bose Companion 5 Speaker System for $299 ($100 off): Bose's three-piece speaker system offers digital 5.1 audio playback. It connects to your laptop via USB and includes a touch-sensitive control pod with a headphone hack. The rarely discounted speakers are $100 off, which is the cheapest they've ever been.
  • Dell Ultrathin S2419HN for $149.99 ($90 off): This 1080p stunner is an excellent upgrade for any laptop owner. Its sibling — the S2419HM with HDR — dropped to $199 on Memorial Day. That model isn't on sale today, but the non-HDR S2419HN is still a steal at $149.99.

If you're looking for a respectable gaming rig, Amazon has the Asus ROG Strix Hero Edition for $1,024.61. That's $74 off and its cheaper than its less-powered sibling. The Hero Edition packs a 15.6-inch 1080p LCD, 2.3GHz Core i5-8300H quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 1TB FireCuda w/ 128GB SSD, and a GTX 1050 Ti 4GB graphics card. 

The HP Stream is a charming budget laptop with a colorful chassis. It offers solid performance for the price powered by a 1.6GHz Celeron N3060 CPY, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of eMMC flash storage. Normally priced at $199.99, it's now $164.99 at Amazon.

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33 comments
  • Ahmed Kamara Says:

    HTC HP laptop Amazon price lists

  • Rphillip Says:

    $599 at Amazon as well on June 16 2018.

  • Rphillip Says:

    The Surface Pro is $599 at the Microsoft Store

  • Cathy Says:

    I have owned an Asus computer quite awhile ago & loved it. I am on my second Lenovo & think it’s the best value for the money. I have had 4 Kindles also & have upgraded each time. I have only had 1 die over the years. Best tablet for the money.

  • Antorious Says:

    The Microsoft Surface Pro sold at Walmart does not give you the specs of what you are buying.

  • Antorious Says:

    The Microsoft Surface Pro sold at Walmart does give you the specs of what you are buying.

  • Mayank Says:

    These are some awesome deals.
    Tried to use the promo code for the Inspiron 15 7000 and Dell says no go!
    Your article states its good through 1/16. No sure why it was not good on 1/13. Any suggestions

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  • Laptopmag user Says:

    These are some awesome deals.
    Tried to use the promo code for the Inspiron 15 7000 and Dell says no go!
    Your article states its good through 1/16. No sure why it was not good on 1/13. Any suggestions

  • Steve C. Says:

    Great article "Top Laptop Deals 2018" posted on 1/12.
    Tried to use the promo code for the Inspiron 15 7000 and Dell says no go!
    Your article states its good through 1/16. No sure why it was not good on 1/13. Any suggestions?

  • Graham Says:

    Amazing thing is, most of these "laptops" are not even close to being a laptop. I mean come on? Gaming on an Amazon Alexa device? you kidding me? lol

  • Ella Cooper Says:

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  • Zac Mitchell Says:

    A lot of gamers get good deals before the holidays. Hope they open up opportunity for business and everyday office laptops for school soon. like black friday

  • Glen WOHLLEBEN Says:

    Show me how,I need to win I'm retired and tired of being broke, would love to take the family on a cruise

  • Robert L. Says:

    Why are there comments from 2014 on a (this) buying guide dated September 22, 2017?

  • Leo Cepeda Says:

    Thank you for the coupon code. You guys keep up to date. I just saved over 500 bucks on a Thinkpad!

  • John S Says:

    Not in market right now for a notebook. But my next one won't have a Celeron or Core M CPU. It's Intel HQ quality or a AMD Ryzen. I am tired of the ultra low powered crappy Intel's.

  • Rigoberto Says:

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  • Michael Says:

    I have a budget of $1,000.00 for a laptop. It will be used for personal and business use while traveling. I do listen to music cds also. What laptop would you recommend?

    Thank you.

  • Athabile Mbenyana Says:

    I would like to get one of this laptop as I am struggling to get one because of financial issues

  • SURESH Says:

    13.3" 1080p/2.5GHz Core i5/8GB/256GB SSD for $699.99 ($130 off)

    YOGA 720 - I do not see the $130 off on Bestbuy site. When I click the Link price is $829.99.

  • Frank Says:

    This is garbage journalism. There isn't a deal in the bunch.

  • Haileyesus Says:

    The Dell inspiron laptop's deal expired, and even worse, all the configurations has seen a notable price increase, now starting at $849. One good thing is that except the starting configuration, all have an IPS, better display now.

  • Steve Andrews Says:

    Do you know of a site or page like this for desktops? Ours just had a hard-drive death...

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  • asmitha Says:

    The Laptop swag of 2017 was well highlighted with the technical specifications.

  • Hercules Says:

    Good deals. i appreciate the help

  • Bad Cop Says:

    Guys stop posting short ULS. That does not make us feel very safe about clicking on your "links..."

  • Concerned Reader Says:

    Retailer: Dell
    Regular Price: $1,499
    Sale Price: $1,749

    You guys made a small error here. :p

  • sammy richards Says:

    thanks for this article, i was looking for deals

  • Hank Sawyer Says:

    Thanks a nice list. thanks for the article

  • Richard Stewart Says:

    We use to be DELL Family However on the last3 Laptops computers we have purchase it has been nothing BUT TRAHSSSSSSSS. AND WHEN YOU CALL THE SERVICE CENTER!! ALL YOU GET IS SOME ONE THAT CAN NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT WE ARE SAYING, AND THEY KEEP ASKING THE SAME QUESTIONS EVEN AFTER WE TELL THEM THAT THE LAPTOP IS NOT EVEN A YEAR OLD!!! ANYWAY WE HAVE AND WILL BE APPLE FAMILY FROM HERE ON FORWARD

  • Barbara Says:

    Just tried to order Dell $349.99 via coupon "LAPTOPDEAL for Black Friday deal and entered code and was told that it is expired.It is only Wednesday.How can it be expired?Can you check? thank you so much.

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