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Best cheap laptop deals of January 2021

The best laptop deals today
Today's best laptop deals

This month, the best laptop deals of 2021 offer solid discounts on today's best notebook PCs. So if you want to upgrade your laptop to start the new year fresh, you've come to the right place. 

We're rounding up the best laptop deals you can get right now from our favorite go-to retailers. Currently, we're seeing excellent discounts on notebooks from Apple, Acer, Asus, Dell , HP, Lenovo, Microsoft and more. So if you want to score a new laptop for less, it's a great time save.

When you're on a tight budget, a solid laptop deal will lessen the blow to your wallet. Besides price, there are a host of other things to consider when buying a new notebook. Choosing which CPU, RAM, GPU, and OS configuration is right for you can get overwhelming. If you're unsure, our laptop buying guide will eliminate the guesswork. 

Whether you're looking for a laptop under $500 for work or school or a gaming laptop under $1,000, we've got your back. From MacBooks to Chromebooks to Windows machines, here are the best laptop deals you can get right now.

Best laptop deals right now

Best Laptop Deals Under $500

HP Chromebook 14 2-in-1: was $399 now $319 @ Best Buy
In this sleek Chromebook you get a brilliant 14-inch touchscreen display, an Intel Celeron N4000 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 32GB SSD. The 360-degree geared hinge just adds to an already versatile machine. View Deal

Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3: was $279 now $229 @ Best Buy
Now $50 off, the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 down is one of the best affordable 2-in-1s out there. It features MediaTek MT8173C, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage. It has an 11-inch display.View Deal

Lenovo Chromebook Duet: $299 now $249 @ Walmart
The new Lenovo Chromebook Duet is an incredible value 2-in-1 device. You get a capable tablet with a detachable keyboard for use as a laptop — for an incredibly low price. Alongside its sleek design, this tablet delivers good performance and epic battery life. View Deal

HP Chromebook 11: $219 @ Best Buy
Although it's not on sale, the HP Chromebook 11 is one of the best value laptops for K-12 students. It's easy to use and offers great security and a long lasting battery for everything from documents to multimedia. It features an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) display, 1.1-GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage with 15GB of free Cloud storage. View Deal

Best Laptop Deals Under $1,000

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go (i5/4GB/64GB): from $549.99 @ Microsoft
The base model Surface Laptop Go packs a 12.45" touchscreen, a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD. Buy it directly from Microsoft for $549.99.
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Dell Vostro 14 3400 Laptop: was $1,070 now $579 @ Dell
For a limited time, you can save $491 on the new Vostro 14 3400 Laptop. It packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 2.8-GHz 11th Gen Intel 2.4-GHz Core i5-1135G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics, and a 256GB SSD.
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Dell Vostro 14 5402 Laptop: was $1,427 now $749 @ Dell
Dell is slashing a whopping $678 off the new Vostro 14 5402 Laptop. It packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 2.8-GHz 11th Gen Intel Core  i7-1165G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics, and a 256GB SSD.  
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Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Laptop: was $1,055 now $882 @ Dell
The stylish Dell Inspiron 14 7000 gets a $173 discount in this Dell laptop deal. This lightweight workhorse laptop packs a 14.5-inch (2560 x 1600) display, 2.8-GHz 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics, and a 512GB SSD. This deal ends Sunday, January 10. View Deal

Dell XPS 13 Laptop (Core i7/8GB/256GB): was $1,109 now $799 @ Dell
Currently $309 off , the Core i7 model Editor's Choice Dell XPS 13 is at the lowest price yet. It's This model on sale packs a 13.3- inch (1920 x 1080) Infinity Edge non-touch display, a 1.8-GHz Core i7-10510U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD.View Deal

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3: was $1,300 now $979 @ Walmart
This slim, stylish laptop has a 13.5-inch (2256 x 1504) display, 1.2-GHz Core i5-1035G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. This deal takes $320 off and undercuts Amazon's current price by $20.View Deal

Acer Swift 3 13.5" Laptop: was $899 now $749 @ Walmart
Now $150 off, the Acer Swift 3 is the perfect laptop for day-to-day multitasking. It features a 14.1-inch (2256 x 1504) IPS display, 1.1-GHz Core i5-1035G4 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD.View Deal

Lenovo Yoga C740 14" Laptop: was $970 now $769.99 @ Lenovo
One of the best laptop deals right now takes $200 off the Lenovo Yoga C740 via coupon, "NEWYEARYOGA" It packs a 14-inch, 1080p display, a 1.8-GHz Core i7-10510U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. View Deal

Gigabyte Aorus 5 15.6" Gaming Laptop: was $1,499 now $999 @ Newegg
Newegg is currently taking $500 off the Gigabyte Aorus 5 — a solid machine for PC gaming and photo/video editing. It packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) Thin Bezel 144Hz IPS matte display, 2.6-GHz Intel Core i7-10750H 6-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and a GeForce RTX 2060 GPU with 6GB of graphics memory. View Deal

Best Laptop Deals Under $1,500

LG Gram 15.6" Laptop: was $1,300 now $1,046 @ Amazon
Now $253 off, the LG Gram is for anyone looking for an all-around laptop for work and play. It features a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 10th gen Intel Core 1.2-GHz i5-1035G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. The laptop has a 15.6-inch display and is rated for 18.5 hours of battery life. View Deal

Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel: was $1,499 now $1,279.99 @ Amazon
Now $220 off, the Acer ConceptD 3 is one of our favorite 2-in-1 laptops. It packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) IPS display, 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-10750H 6-Core CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and GeForce GTX 1650 graphics with 4GB of dedicated VRAM.View Deal

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3: was $1,599 now $1,236 @ Amazon
Amazon is slashing $363 off the Editor's Choice Surface Laptop 3. This particular laptop packs a 13.5-inch display, Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. View Deal

Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2020 (M1/512GB): was $1,499 now $1,439 @ Amazon
This laptop deal takes $60 off the new MacBook Pro with M1 chip. Besides an M1 8-core CPU, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM, an 8-core GPU, and a 512GB SSD. It scored a rare 5-star rating from us, making it one of the top laptops on the market.View Deal

New Dell XPS 15 Laptop: was $1,659 now $1,449 @ Dell
Dell takes $209 off the Dell XPS 15 in its sitewide new year savings event. This machine packs a 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel anti-glare IPS display, 10th Gen Intel 2.6-GHz Core i7-10750H 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and GTX 1650 Ti graphics with 4GB of dedicated memory.View Deal

Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2020 (Core i5/8GB/512GB): was $1,499 now $1,249 @ Amazon
For a limited time, Amazon is taking $250 off the 13-inch MacBook Pro. It has a 13-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, a 1.4-GHz Core i5 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. At $1,249, it's the lowest price we've seen for this configuration. View Deal

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3: was $2,689 now $1,506 @ Lenovo
The base ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 sees a $1,183 discount via coupon, "THINKJAN". This gaming laptop packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) display, a 2.6-GHz Core i5-10400H quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, GTX 1650 Ti 4GB MAXQ graphics, and a 256GB SSD.View Deal

Best Laptop Deals under $2,000

Dell XPS 17  Laptop: was $1,959 now $1,764 @ Dell
For a limited time, the Dell XPS 17 Touch is $195 off its regular price. It's configured with a 17-inch (1920 x 1200)  display, 2.6-GHz Core i7-10750H 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and GTX 1650 Ti graphics with 4GB of dedicated memory. View Deal

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition: was $1,999 now $1,599 @ Amazon
Just in time for the holidays, the Razer Blade 15 base gaming laptop gets a $400 discount. It packs a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD and an Nvidia GeForce RTX Super 2070 Max-Q GPU with 8GB of VRAM. In short, that means that you can play just about any AAA title at high frame rates. View Deal

Alienware m15 R3 Gaming Laptop: was $2,223 now $1,959 @ Dell
Dell is taking $264 off the Alienware m15 R3 gaming laptop. It packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 300Hz display, 2.6-GHz Core i7-10750H 6-core CPU, 32GB of RAM, RTX 2070 GPU with 8GB of graphics memory, and a 1TB SSD.View Deal