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The best laptop deals in August 2021

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August is here and retailers are offering the best laptop deals right now. As students head back to class, sitewide back to school sales are abundant with deep discounts on today's best laptops

Whether you're a student, parent or not, now is the best time to buy a laptop. Seize the moment and save big on our our favorite PCs like the Editor's Choice MacBook Pro with M1 chip, Dell XPS 13 and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano. We're also seeing generous markdowns on everything from budget Chromebooks to powerful gaming laptops

So if you're on the hunt for the best laptop deals, you've come to the right place. We're rounding up the best laptop deals to help you get the best value. Whether you're looking for laptop deals under $500, the best college student laptop, business laptops or versatile 2-in-1, we've got your back. 

These are the best laptop deals you can get right now. 

Best laptop deals today

Best laptop deals under $500

HP Laptop 15z: was $559 now $439 @ HP
Now $120 off, the HP 15z-ef2000 is even more of an incredible value laptop. This machine packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 2.1-GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, AMD Radeon graphics and 128GB SSD. Embedded into its bezel is an HP True Vision 720p camera with dual-mic array for video calls.
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Lenovo IdeaPad 3i Laptop: was $619 now $469 @ Office Depot
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Office Depot back to school laptop deal knocks $150 off the Lenovo IdeaPad 3i. This machine packs a 17.3-inch HD+ (1600 x 900) display, 3.0-GHz Intel Core i3-1115G4 dual-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a massive 1TB SSD. It's a solid choice if you're looking for a sub-$500 laptop. View Deal

HP Chromebook 11MK G9: was $285 now $248 @ HP
No HP back-to-school sale is complete without an HP Chromebook 11 deal. Now $37 off, the 2021 HP Chromebook 11MK is compact, durable and fast. It packs an 11.6-inch HD display and a 2.0-GHz MediaTek MT8183 8-core CPU paired with 4GB of RAM. ARM Mali G72 MP3 graphics and 32GB of eMMC storage round out its specs list. The HP Chromebook 11 is a suitable option if you're looking for a kid's starter laptop or a secondary, basic machine. View Deal

Asus Chromebook Flip C536: $569 @ $469 Best Buy (Student deal)
The Asus Chromebook Flip C536 is one of the more affordable premium Chromebooks out there. It features a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) touch display and 3.0-GHz Core i3-1115G4 dual-core CPU coupled with 8GB of RAM. For your storage needs, it boasts a 128GB SSD which you rarely see on a Chromebook. To get this deal, you must sign up for Best Buy's Student Deals program and select the on-page coupon.View Deal

Lenovo Chromebook 3: was $359 now $239 @ Amazon
The latest Lenovo Chromebook 3 is $120 off at Amazon. Over its predecessor, it offers enhanced CPU performance and a higher resolution display. Perfect for students from grades K-5, this Chromebook features a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) anti-glare display, 2.0-GHz MediaTek MT8183 8-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of microSD eMMC expandable storage. While these specs may seem paltry when compared to power laptops, it's all you need for writing, browsing and streaming. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook: was $999 now $699 @ Amazon
At $301 off, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is an incredible value for the price. It features a 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED display razor-thin, aluminum design and built-in S Pen. Under the hood it houses a 1.6-GHz i5-10210U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. You may also purchase it directly from Samsung for the same price. View Deal

Acer Chromebook Spin 713: was $445 now $405 @ Amazon
Grab the Editor's Choice Acer Chromebook Spin 713 for $27 off from Amazon. This sleek, premium 2-in-1 Chromebook's flexible hinges let you convert it into a tablet or use it in tent mode to view movies and videos. It packs a 13.5-inch (2256 x 1504) 2k display, 2.1-GHz Intel Core i3-10110U dual core CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 64GB of eMMC storage. Whether you’re a business user, student, or general consumer, the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 is a solid choice.
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Acer Chromebook Spin 311 2-in-1: was $299 now $189 @ Walmart
Now $100 off, the convertible Chromebook Spin 311 is one of the most affordable 2-in-1 laptops out there. It packs a  11.6-inch HD display, a 2.0-GHz MediaTek MT8183C Core Pilot 8-core processor, 4GB RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage. Compact, sleek and versatile, the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is perfect for your day-to-day needs.View Deal

Lenovo Chromebook S330: was $269 now $159 @ Walmart
This laptop deal takes $110 off one of the best Chrome OS machines around — the Lenovo Chromebook S330. This 14-inch config packs a 1.7-GHz MediaTek MT8173C quad-core CPU, 4GB RAM, and a 64GB of eMMC storage. It's a solid choice for anyone looking for an affordable, capable laptop for basic tasks. View Deal

Samsung Chromebook 4: was $229 now $129 @ Walmart
Now $100 off, the Samsung Chromebook 4 is its lowest price yet. It's the perfect solution for anyone looking for good budget laptop with long battery life. It packs an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) display, Intel Celeron N4000 dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of eMMC storage. These specs may seem paltry but when paired with Google's lightweight Chrome OS, it's all you need for creating docs, surfing the web and streaming videos.View Deal

Laptop deals under $1,000

Lenovo Yoga 7i: was $849 now $649 @ Best Buy
Best Buy is currently slashing $200 off the Lenovo Yoga 7i. This 2-in-1 laptop packs powerful performance and long battery life into a premium design. The laptop in this deal has a 15.6-inch 1080p touchscreen, 2.4-GHz Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics and a 256GB SSD.
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Apple MacBook Air: starting from $799 @ Best Buy
Not to be outdone, Best Buy's Student Deals knocks up to $250 off the MacBook Air To get this deal, you must sign up for Best Buy's free Student Deals program and select the on-page clickable coupon. The base model MacBook Air packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, Apple M1 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB solid state drive. Students may also save up to $250 on select MacBook Pro machines starting from $1,049View Deal

Dell XPS 13 Laptop: was $949 now $749 @ Dell
For a limited time, save $200 on the excellent Dell XPS 13 via coupon, "50OFF699." This laptop features a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 2.4-GHz Core i5-1135G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 256GB SSD.View Deal

Dell New Inspiron 15: was $859 now $599 @ Dell
This excellent back to school deal takes $259 off the new Dell Inspiron 15 laptop via Dell coupon, "STUDENT50". With its built-in lid sensor and high capacity 54WHr battery, the new Dell Inspiron 15 powers up fast and keeps up with the day. Specs-wise, it packs a 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 display, 2.4-GHz Core i5-11300H quad-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe Graphics and a 256GB SSD. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook: was $999 now $699 @ Amazon
At $301 off, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is an incredible value for the price. It features a 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED display razor-thin, aluminum design and built-in S Pen. Under the hood it houses a 1.6-GHz i5-10210U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. You may also purchase it directly from Samsung for the same price. View Deal

Dell Inspiron 14 Laptop: was $1009 now $686 @ Dell
Save $323 on the Inspiron 14 Laptop via coupon, "50OFF699" at Dell. The machine in this deal features a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 3.3-GHz Intel Core i7-11370H 4-core CPU and 16GB of RAM. Rounding out its specs are Intel Iris Xe graphics and a speedy 512GB solid state derive. View Deal

Dell XPS 13 Touch: was $1,149 now $842 @ Dell
For a limited time, save $307 on the Editor's Choice Dell XPS 13 Touch laptop via coupon, "50OFF699". It features a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 2.8-GHz Core i7-1165G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics, and 256GB SSD. View Deal

M1 Apple MacBook Air: was $999 now $899 @ Amazon
At $100 off, the Editor's Choice MacBook Air M1 at its lowest price yet. Besides Apple's latest 8-core processor, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. This is one of the best MacBook deals you can get. View Deal

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 (11th Gen Intel): was $1,169 now $999 @ OfficeMax
This laptop deal from OfficeMax takes $170 off the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7. Specs-wise, it features a 14-inch a (1920 x 1080) display, 2.8-GHz Intel Core i7-1165G7 quad-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel Iris X graphics and a 512GB SSD. Remarkably thin, light and capable, the IdeaPad Slim 7 is one of the best laptops to buy. Additionally, its generous 14-hour battery life keeps you going all day long. 
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Laptop deals under $1,500

Apple MacBook Pro M1: was $1,299 now $1,099 @ Amazon
This laptop deal takes $200 off the MacBook Pro with M1 chip. Besides a Apple's 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 256GB SSD. It scored a rare 5-star rating from us, making it one of the top laptops on the market.View Deal

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2: was $2,229 now $1,165 @ Lenovo
For a limited time, the Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 is 50% off via coupon, "THINKBTSDEAL10". The laptop in this deal has a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) anti-glare touchscreen, 2.8-GHz Core i7-1165G7 4-core CPU, 16GB of RAM and Intel Iris Xe graphics. Rounding out its specs is a speedy 1TB SSD for storing and transferring your important files. View Deal

Laptop deals under $2,000

Gigabyte Aero 15 Gaming Laptop: was $1,999 now $1,599 @ Newegg
Save $400 on the Gigabyte Aero 15 gaming laptop with a rebate at Newegg. This creator-centric prosumer laptop with enough horsepower under the hood for real gaming performance, the Gigabyte Aero 15 offers a Pantone-certified 1080p display with a 144Hz refresh rate, the power pairing of RTX 3070 graphics and an Intel Core i7-10870H GPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM and a 512GB PCIe SSD. View Deal

Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2020: was $1,999 now $1,699 @ Amazon
This MacBook deal from Amazon knocks $299 off the previous-gen MacBook Pro. This power-user-friendly laptop has a 13-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, a 2.0-GHz Core i5 quad-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD. Now an all-time low price, the Intel-charged MacBook Pro is still one of the best laptops to buy. View Deal

Laptop deals under $2,500

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9:was $3,369 now $2,021 @ Lenovo
Lenovo coupon, "THINKAUG" takes a whopping $1,347 off the excellent ThinkPad Carbon Gen 9. Not only is it a worthy successor to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8, it's also a solid MacBook Pro alternative. This 14-inch laptop has a (1920 x 1200) matte display and a 3.0-GHz Intel Core i7-1185G7 4-core CPU coupled with 16GB of RAM. Rounding out its hardware specs are Intel's Iris Xe graphics and a 512GB SSD. View Deal

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Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott is a Deals Writer at Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, bringing you the best bargains on laptops, gaming gear, smart home gadgets, and wearables. After graduating from Hunter College with a degree in Film and Media Studies, she's written for iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parle Mag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not bringing readers the best deals, she's streaming her favorite shows or attending a live concert or pro wrestling event.