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Best cheap laptop deals of January 2021

The best laptop deals right now
The best laptop deals right now

The first month of 2021 has been a great time for the best laptop deals. Retailers continue to offer Black Friday-rivaling discounts on some of today's best laptops

We're currently seeing notable price drops on every laptop brand including Apple, Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and more. So if you're buying a new laptop to start the new year fresh, you've come to the right place. We're scouting the best laptop deals right now at several retailers and rounding them up below. 

Whether you want the best price on a new productivity or gaming laptop, we've got you covered.

If you're on a tight budget, a solid laptop deal will take some of the strain off your wallet. Besides cost, there are other variables to consider when buying a new laptop. Choosing which CPU, RAM, GPU, and OS configuration is right for you can be overwhelming. If you're unsure, our laptop buying guide will eliminate the guesswork.  

From laptops under $500 to workstations and gaming laptops under $2,000, here are the best laptop deals out there right now. 

Best laptop deals right now

Best Laptop Deals Under $500

Acer Chromebook 315 w/ Sleeve: was $219 now $179 @ Walmart
At $40 off its normal price, the 2020 Acer Chromebook 315 is at an all-time low price. It features a 15.6-inch (1366 x 768) display, 1.1-GHz Intel Celeron N4000 dual-core CPU, and 32GB of storage With an 8 second boot time and up to 12.5 hours of battery life, it a solid pickup for anyone who wants a modestly priced everyday laptop. View Deal

Lenovo S340 Touchscreen Chromebook: was $299 now $269 @ Best Buy
Now $20 cheaper, this Lenovo S340 Chromebook is powered by an Intel Celeron N4000 CPU coupled with 4GB of RAM. Its 14-inch (1920 x 1080) touch display, built-in 720p webcam and mic allows for hassle-free video conferencing.  


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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

Dell XPS 13 Laptop (Core i7/8GB/256GB): was $1,109 now $800 @ 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 $1,299 now $970 @ Amazon
You can save $329 on the Editor's Choice Surface Laptop 3 at Amazon. 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. If it sells out, Walmart has it on sale for $979 (see price in cart).View Deal

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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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

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 $719 @ Dell
Dell is slashing a whopping $708 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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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook: was $999 now $799 @ Best Buy
Packed with a gorgeous 4K display, Intel Core i5-10210U processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD, alongside the flexibility of a 2-in-1 hinge and built-in pen, this is a seriously premium Chromebook.View Deal

Best Laptop Deals Under $1,500

Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2020 (M1/512GB): was $1,499 now $1,399 @ Amazon
This laptop deal takes $100 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

Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2020 (Core i5/8GB/512GB): was $1,499 now $1,239 @ Amazon
For a limited time, Amazon is taking $259 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. View Deal

New Dell XPS 15 Laptop: was $1,659 now $1,450 @ 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

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3: was $1,599 now $1,215 @ Amazon
Amazon is slashing $384 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

Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel: was $1,500 now $1,280 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

Best Laptop Deals under $2,000

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

MSI Prestige 14: was $1,699, now $1,549 @ B&H
The 14-inch Prestige laptop from MSI packs a lot of horsepower into a slim, svelte chassis — a 10th Gen Intel Core 1.1-GHz Core i7-10710U 6-core CPU, 16GB RAM, GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB of dedicated memory, a 1TB SSD. This laptop's gorgeous 4K (3840 x 2160) IPS display and up to 10 hours of battery life make it a strong package for any creative pro.View Deal

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition: was $1,999 now $1,577 @ Amazon
Just in time for the holidays, the Razer Blade 15 base gaming laptop gets a $422 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. Amazon also offers the RTX 2060 GPU version for $1,499.99 ($300 off)View Deal

Dell XPS 17  Laptop: was $1,959 now $1,799 @ Dell
For a limited time, the Dell XPS 17 Touch is $159 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