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The best laptop deals in October 2021

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It's the end of October and the best laptop deals of the season continue as early Black Friday deals surface. Several retailers currently offer considerable discounts on the industry's best notebooks

In fact, retailers are offering Black Friday previews with solid price breaks on select laptops. 

So if you want to upgrade your PC — now is one of the best times of the year to buy a laptop. We're currently seeing price cuts on our favorite machines like the Editor's Choice MacBook Pro with M1 chip and Dell XPS 13. We're also seeing 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 a 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

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HP Chromebook 11 (2020): was $260 now $130 @ Amazon
Now 50% off off, the HP Chromebook 11 is at its best price yet. Small, portable, and reliable, it's one of the best Chromebooks for the money. It packs an 11.6-inch HD display, 2.0-GHz MediaTek - MT8183 octa-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. You also get 15GB of Google Drive storage and 100GB of free Google One storage for 12-months via Google Perks.

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HP Chromebook 11: was $229 now $169 @ Walmart
Now $60 off, the 2021 HP Chromebook 11 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. MediaTek Integrated graphics and 64GB 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. 

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Evoo Elite Series Ultra Thin Laptop: was $559 now $349 @ Walmart
Now $210 off at Walmart, the Evoo Elite Series Ultra Thin laptop is at its lowest price ever. This machine's configuration includes a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) 60Hz display, 2.1-GHz AMD Ryzen 5 3500 4-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Radeon Vega 8 graphics and a 256GB SSD.

Laptop deals under $1,000

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Acer Swift 5 laptop: was $1,299, now $999 @ Amazon
At $300 off, the ultra-powerful, competition-beating, lightweight Acer Swift 5 is offering an excellent deal. This 14-inch laptop packs an Intel Core i7-1165G7 quad-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe Graphics and a 1TB SSD. It's a great value Windows laptop — especially at this price.

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HP Envy x360 Convertible 13: was $899 now $769 @ HP
Save $130 on the excellent HP Envy x360 13 2-in-1 laptop  (13t-bd000). The laptop in this deal has a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) touch display, 2.8-GHz Intel Core i7-1165G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB RAM, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, and 256GB SSD. Dual speakers tuned by Bang & Olufsen ensure an immersive experience whether you're listening to music or streaming movies.

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HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 15t: was $749 now $599 @ HP
At $180 off, the HP Pavilion x360 Convertible is an incredible value. Even better, HP is tossing in a free HP Wireless Mouse 200 with this deal (valued at $17). This 2-in-1 laptop features a 360-degree hinge that lets you convert it into five different modes. The laptop in this deal packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) touchscreen, Intel's 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-1135G7 4-core CPU, 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD.

M1 MacBook Air

Apple MacBook Air M1: was $999 now $929 @ Amazon
Currently $70 off at Amazon, Apple's MacBook Air M1-powered ultraportable is one of the best laptops to buy. The MacBook in this deal packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. As we note in our MacBook Air with M1 review, we were floored by its breathtaking performance, and slim, unibody design. We were also floored by its lengthy battery life which tapped out at 14 hours and 41 minutes during testing.

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HP Envy 13: was $799 now $699 @ Walmart
Now $100 off, the HP Envy 13 is one of the best laptops for the money. It's a wise choice if you're looking for a solid all-around laptop for work or school. This model packs a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) touch screen, 2.4-GHZ Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe GPU and a 256GB SSD. 

Dell XPS 13

Dell XPS 13: was $949 now $685 @ Dell
For a limited time, save $264 on the Editor's Choice Dell XPS 13. This machine has a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 2.4-GHz Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics and a 256GB SSD. This deal ends October 26.

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Lenovo Flex 5 15: was $859 now $729 @ Newegg
For a limited time, save $130 on the Lenovo Flex 5. It has a 360-hinge design lets you transform from laptop to tablet to viewing mode. It's configured with a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) touchscreen display, 1.8-GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5700U 8-core CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. 

Laptop deals under $1,500

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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro: was $1,199 now $927 @ Amazon
Now $273 off, the Galaxy Book Pro is on sale for a stellar price. One of the best portable 15-inch laptops around, it packs a 15.6-inch AMOLED display and a rated battery life of 20 hours. The laptop in this deal is configured with an 2.8-GHz Intel Core i7-1165G7 4-core CPU, 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD. 

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Apple MacBook Pro M1: was $1,299 now $1,179 @ Amazon
This laptop deal takes $120 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. Amazon also offers the 512GB SSD model MacBook Pro M1 for $1,249 ($250 off).

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Razer Book 13: was $1,599 now $1,199 @ Amazon
Now $401 off on Amazon, the Editor's Choice Razer Book 13 is on sale for a Black Friday-worthy price. In our Razer Book 13 review, we found it delivers powerful overall and graphics performance. Its bright, vivid 13.4-inch (1920 x 1200) touch screen makes your favorite movies or TV series come to life. The laptop in this deal packs a 2.8-GHz Intel Core i7-1165G7 quad-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics and 256GB of storage. 

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Lenovo ThinkPad X13: up to 53% off @ Lenovo
Lenovo's sitewide sale takes 50% off the Intel-charged ThinkPad X13 via coupon, "THINKHOLIDAYS". We reviewed this laptop and praised its productivity-enhancing keyboard and solid battery life. All ThinkPads, are built to military standards so it withstands extreme conditions, like high temperatures, altitude and humidity. 

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9: was $2,378 now $1,308 @ Lenovo
Save $1,070 on the Editor's Choice ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 via coupon "THINKHOLIDAYS" during Lenovo's sitewide sale. As we note in in our ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 review, we rate it 5 out 5 stars for its slim, lightweight design, class-leading keyboard, great quad speakers and 15+ hour battery life. The base model packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1200) anti-glare display with a brightness of 400 nits, 2.4-GHz Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core CPU, Intel Iris Xe GPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. 

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Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.