The Best Refurbished Laptop Deals Right Now

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If you want to save some money on your next laptop purchase, a refurbished model might be your best bet. If you buy from a reputable seller, a refurbished model should be in great condition and come backed with a warranty. However, not all refurbs are significantly cheaper than their brand new equivalents so you need to do some research before you pull the trigger.

Below, we've identified the best refurbished laptop deals right now. For help finding a unit on your own, read our refurbished laptop buying guide. If you prefer your laptop brand new, make sure to check our best laptop deals page.

Up to $800 off XPS Laptops

Retailer: Dell Outlet
Sale: Up to $800 off select XPS 13 and XPS 15
Coupon: XPS 13 (aXPS936020), XPS 13 2-in-1 (aXPS936517), XPS 15 (aXPS956015)
Expires: February 19 at 11:59pm ET

Why This is a Good Deal: Dell is taking up to $800 off its top-of-the-line XPS laptops. After coupon, the least expensive XPS 13 laptop sells for $675.20. This configuration features a 1080p LCD, 2.5GHz Core i5-7200U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD.

Take $125 Off the ThinkPad X1 Yoga

Retailer: Newegg
Regular Price:
$1,249.99
Refurb Price:
$1,124.99 via coupon "0213PEBXS10"
Savings: $125

Why This is a Good Deal: Whether you use it in laptop, tablet, or tent mode, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2-in-1 is a productivity powerhouse. Use coupon code "0213PEBXS10" to drop its price to $1,124.99. It features a 14-inch 1080p LCD, 2.5GHz Core i7-6500U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD.

Alienware 15 R3 Laptops from $821

Retailer: Dell Outlet
Sale: Up to $700 off select Alienware 15 R3 Laptops
Coupon: "aAlienw15R315"
Expires: February 19 at 11:59pm ET

 

Why This is a Good Deal: Need a gaming rig on the cheap? Dell Outlet is taking up to $700 off refurb Alienware 15 laptops. After coupon, the base model costs $821.10. This configuration features a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS LCD, 2.5GHz Core i5-7300HQ quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 1TB HDD, and a GeForce GTX 1050 video card.

Take $160 Off the Editors' Choice Acer Spin 1

Retailer: Newegg
Regular Price: $329.99
Refurb Price: $169.99
Savings: $160

Why This is a Good Deal: The Editors' Choice Acer Spin 1 is one of the best budget 2-in-1s you can buy. It offers a premium metal design and one of the most colorful screens you'll find in a laptop at this price point. It features an 11.6-inch 1080p LCD, 1.1GHz Celeron N3350 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 32GB SSD.

Take $410 Off the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar

Retailer: Amazon
Regular Price: $2,399
Refurb Price: $1,850
Savings: $549

Why This is a Good Deal: Priced at $2,399, the base 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is far from cheap. Fortunately, you can bypass the Apple Store's rigid prices with this Amazon refurb that's $410 cheaper than Apple's price. It features a 2.8GHz Core i7 7th-gen quad-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and Apple's new Touch Bar.

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10 comments
  • Lil Zachy Says:

    Amazon has a msi gl72 intel 17 7700 17.3 for 700

  • omegatalon Says:

    Walmart had a Asus Core i3 4GB RAM and 1TB HDD for under $300 and Gearbest had the MSI GL62M 7REX with GEN 7 Core i7-7700HQ for $979 meaning buyers need to consider unless they're getting something for free should still consider buying new.

  • omegatalon Says:

    Read the fine print, does it come with warranty and can you buy Accidental Extended Warranty for at least 2 years because no matter the price it is still an investment.

  • Theo K Says:

    Bought a Dell refurbished Latitude e7450 off Amazon last year and it came with 3yr NBD (next business day) warranty to my utter delight. Have had both the motherboard and battery replaced at home by a Dell tech. Not one issue since, and for $299 (for a $1,000 laptop) I think that's pretty good (not to mention that the warranty ends in 2019).

  • Dana Wirth Says:

    I have been buying "out of box" electronics for years. This could mean many things from a scratch on exterior to refurb. make sure to deal with good seller and you save a bundle. Saved over $200 on the Dell I5 I am using now, love it. Best Buy Geek Squad Certified with full warranty + can add extra warranty at discount if wanted. You can't go wrong but timing is everything you have to SHOP. Am watching 1080p TV I got same way too. oh and forgot LG blu-ray. My social security needs to stretch and this has worked for me for years. I forgot my Klipsh surround system too..it had been returned for some reason and I had to go to a different BB location to pick it up.

  • omegatalon Says:

    Saving 20-percent is not worth the risk given that the refurbished computer can die at almost any time; buy new and then get a SquareTrade 3-year accidental extended warranty.

  • John Waaser Says:

    I should have said "some reason" instead of "something" when referring to the exchange of my first laptop. I forget why. I also have a 15.6" Acer Chromebook which I bought as a factory refurb for $113 from Acer on EBay. I had expected that to have an interchangeable hard drive, but they make too many models of that thing, and this one only had 16GB of memory soldered to the motherboard. I am not as happy with that, but basically I bought it to watch movies on while off-grid, and for that it is adequate. And again, I could not have touched anything nearly as good for anywhere near the price!

  • John Waaser Says:

    I am running a publishing business ( www.cpubfl.com ) on a refurb laptop I bought from Joy Systems on Sears.com over two years ago. It is an H-P EliteBook 2560P, core i3 at 2.1 GHz, 4 Gigs of RAM, and a 128 GB SSD.The screen is smallish, but adequate, and the whole computer is easy to tote. At the time, it was retailing at $199.99, but I had a 10% discount, and I had a ton of Shop Your Way rewards points available, and got a ton more for buying this. I calculated that my net cost, with another 5% off for using my Sears card, was just about $125 plus tax. It's not a gamer, but it is more than adequate for my needs! It is a LOT faster than my Dual Xeon Server at the house. It boots in about 14 seconds from cold. The hardware is military spec for drop and water resistance, aluminum chassis, and just all in all a great computer. Wish it was a little faster, with a larger SSD, but that stuff is available, too. It came with a one-year warranty from Joy Systems, and I did exchange it for something when I first got it. It came with a brand new copy of Windows 7.1, with the free upgrade to Windows 10. i love it! And I could not have found anything near as good for anywhere near the price!

  • Bob K. Says:

    Five words regarding why one SHOULD consider buying a refurbished notebook: exceptional value for the money. I am still running all aspects of my professional photography business every day on a SONY Vaio notebook computer I purchased seven years ago, and it hasn't failed me yet.

  • omegatalon Says:

    Two words should be why no one should consider buying a refurbished notebook, no warranty; I've told friends and family to possibly buy whatever they can from Costco as they will double your warranty and with a Costco Visa card will double that so all machines purchased come with a 4-year warranty.

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