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The best cheap laptop deals in August 2020

Best laptop deals right now
Top deals on the best laptops

The best laptop deals of the season are upon us as early back-to-school sales are now trickling in. 

We're spotting noteworthy discounts on MacBooks and Chromebooks especially, which are among the best laptops for college. Retailers are also offering excellent markdowns on the best laptops from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft and more. 

Amazon continues to offer the base model MacBook Air for $899, which is $100 off its $999 list price. The new MacBook Air packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) Retina display, a backlit Magic Keyboard, Touch ID, a 10th Gen Core i3 CPU, a 256GB SSD and Intel Iris Plus graphics. 

Meanwhile, Lenovo's back-to-school sale currently offers deep discounts on select ThinkPad laptops. For a limited time, you can get the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 for $1,331 ($888 off) via coupon, "THINKSCHOOL". 

If you're on a smaller budget, Lenovo also has the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 on sale from $899

In our Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 review, we praised its slim, lightweight design and brilliant 1080p display. It earned the Editor's Choice award for its fast performance and lass-leading keyboard. 

So if you're long overdue for a new laptop for work, school or gaming and want the best price, you've come to the right place. We're listing the best deals on laptops from various trusted retailers. 

When you're strapped for cash, scoring the best laptop deal makes easier on your wallet. Keep in mind, there are other variables to consider when you're buying a new notebook. 

Deciding which CPU, RAM, GPU and OS configuration best suits your needs can be overwhelming. If you're unsure, read our laptop buying guide to eliminate the guesswork. 

That's why we're hand-selecting the best value laptop configurations for every budget from various stores. Whether you're in the market for a business laptop, college laptop or gaming laptop, there's a deal out there just for you.

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

Best laptop deals right now 

Laptop Deals

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (Ryzen 5/8GB/256GB): was $1,499 now $1,049 @ Amazon
The Editor's Choice Surface Laptop 3 is on sale for $1,049 at Amazon. It's the lowest price we've ever seen for this configuration of Microsoft's premium laptop. It packs a 15-inch (2496 x 1664) touch screen, a 2.3 GHz Ryzen 5 3580U CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, and AMD Radeon Vega 9 graphics. View Deal

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8: was $2,219 now $1,331 Lenovo
Lenovos is taking $888 off the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 via coupon "THINKSCHOOL". It packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display, a 1.6-GHz Intel Core i5-10201U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. This deal ends August 9. View Deal

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7:from $899 @ Lenovo
Lenovo back to school laptop deals takes up to $1,249 off the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7. The cheapest model on sale packs a 14-inch 1080p display, a 1.6 GHz Core i5-8265U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. This deal ends August 9. 


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Lenovo Yoga C940 14: was $1,829 now $1,299 @ Lenovo
This Lenovo Yoga C940 14 2-in-1 laptop packs a 14-inch (3840 x 2160) display, a 1.3 GHz 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 quad-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. This Editor's Choice machine is now $530 off via coupon, "Back2School1". View Deal

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro 15: was $1,249 now $999 @ Microsoft
Now $250 off, Samsung Notebook 9 Pro 15 is an affordable MacBook Pro alternative. You get 2-in-1 functionality, Intel Core i7 performance, and solid battery life for under $1,000. View Deal

Microsoft Surface Go 2 Bundle: was $570 now $499 @ ebay
Save $141 with this Microsoft Surface Go 2 Essentials Bundle. It includes a 64GB model Surface Go 2 (a $400 value, a Surface Go Type Cover (a $100 value), and a 12-month subscription of Microsoft 365 Personal (a $70 value). View Deal

MacBook Deals

Apple MacBook Air 2020 (256GB): was $999 now $899 @ Amazon
The new 2020 MacBook Air features a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) Retina display, a 10th Gen Core i3 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. B&H offers the same priceView Deal

Apple MacBook Air 2020 (512GB): was $1,299 now $1,199 @ Amazon
The new 2020 MacBook Air features a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) Retina display, a 10th Gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. View Deal

Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2020: was $1,499 now $1,399 @ B&H
This MacBook Pro has a 13-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, a 1.6-GHz Core i5 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. Save $100 on this powerful Apple laptop.View Deal

MacBook Air or Pro 2020 w/ free AirPods: Up to $200 off @ Apple
Apple back-to-school deals are in full swing this month. Students can save up to $200 on a MacBook and score a pair of free 2nd Gen AirPods (a $159 value). View Deal

Gaming Laptop Deals

Lenovo Legion 5 Ryzen Laptop: was $1,199 for $799 @ Newegg
This Legion 5 on sale packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 120 Hz display, a 3-GHz AMD Ryzen 5-4600H hexa-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, a 1TB secondary drive and GTX 1650 Ti graphics with 4GB of dedicated memory.View Deal

HP Omen 15 2020 AMD Laptop: was $999 now $899 @ HP
The HP Omen 15 2020 (15-EN000) packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 3-GHz AMD Ryzen 5 4600H 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a GTX 1650 Ti GPU with 4GB of dedicated memory. It's currently $100 off at HP. View Deal

Asus ROG Strix G: was $1,299 now $1,049 @ Newegg
For a limited time, you can save $250 on the Asus ROG Strix G gaming laptop (GL531GU-WB53) at Newegg. It packs a 15.6-inch 1080p 120Hz IPS display, 2.4 GHz Core i5-9300H CPU, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and a GTX 1660Ti GPU with 6GB of graphics memory. View Deal

Acer Predator Helios 300: was $1,499 now $1,129 @ Amazon
This powerful Acer Helios 300 gaming laptop packs a 15.6-inch 1080p display with a 144 Hz refresh rate a 3ms response time. Under the hood is a 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H 6-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and GTX 1660 Ti GPU with 6GB of graphics memory. View Deal

Lenovo Legion Y540: was $1,999 now $1,499 @ Lenovo
For a limited time, you can save $390 on the Lenovo Legion Y540 via coupon, "Back2School3". This gaming laptop features a 15.6-inch 1080p 144Hz display with G-Sync, a 2.6-GHz Core i7-9750H 6-core CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. For graphics handling, it packs an RTX 2070 GPU with Max-Q and 8GB of dedicated memory. View Deal

Chromebook Deals

Google Pixelbook Go (i5/16GB/128GB): was $999 now $899 @ Amazon
The Google Pixelbook Go is one of the best Chromebooks available. It packs a bright display, solid performance and great battery life into a super-slim design. The Core i5/16GB/128GB model is now $100 off. Best Buy mirrors this dealView Deal

Acer Chromebook Spin 713: was $629 now $529 @ Best Buy
If you're looking for a laptop/tablet hybrid, the Chromebook Spin is one of the best 2-in-1 laptops to buy. This machine packs a 13.5 (2256 x 1504) display, a 1.6-GHz Core i5 10210U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. At $100 off, it's one of the best Chromebook deals you can get. View Deal

Dell Chromebook 11 3100: was $349 now $249 @ Dell
This durable Chromebook can take whatever your kids can dish out, including drops and spills. The specs are also solid for the price. You get a Celeron CPU, 4GB of RAM, and an 11.6-inch HD display.View Deal

Lenovo Chromebook C340 15 2-in-1: for $499 @ Best Buy
This Lenovo Chromebook 2-in-1 features a 15.6-inch touch screen, a 2.2 GHz  Intel Core i3-8130U dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. View Deal

HP Chromebook 14: for $249 @ Best Buy
The HP Chromebook 14 is suitable for work, school and everything in between. This laptop packs a 14-inch (1366 x 768) display, a 1.6 GHz AMD A4-9120C dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC flash storage.View Deal