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The best laptop deals in September 2022

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The best laptop deals right now are closing out the summer with solid discounts on today's best notebooks. Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and other laptop retailers are lowering prices on their inventory. Not to be outdone, PC makers Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft also offer markdowns on various machines. 

If you want to snag a new notebook PC or a spare, there are tons of laptop deals and sales to take advantage of. Many of our favorite laptops like the Dell XPS 13 and Apple M1-powered MacBook Air and MacBook Pro machines are currently seeing notable price cuts. 

Whether you're on the hunt for the best laptop for college, a business laptop or a versatile 2-in-1, we've got you covered. Plus, you might also want to consider thinking about whether you should buy a refurbished laptop.

Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale occurs on October 11-12 and we're tracking the best laptop deals during the sale.From laptops under $200 to sub-$2,500 machines, here are the best laptop deals you can get right now. 

Today's best laptop deals

Today's best laptop deals 

Best Laptop deals under $200

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Samsung Chromebook Go:from $79 @ Samsung (opens in new tab) w/ trade-in
Save up to $220 on the Samung Chromebook Go with trade-in. With a weight of 3.2 pounds and a mere 0.6-inches thin, it fits easily into backpacks and luggage. It features a 14-inch  (1366 x 768) display, 1.1-GHz Intel Celeron N4500 dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage. 

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Acer 317 Chromebook: $369 $169 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on the Acer 317 Chromebook. It has a 17.3-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 1.0-GHz Intel Celeron N4500 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of microSD-expandable storage. It's a budget-friendly option if you want a big screen laptop for creating docs, web browsing and streaming movies.

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HP Stream 14 Laptop: $229 $199 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $30 on the HP Stream laptop. One of the best laptops to buy in a budget, it's great for browsing the web, streaming and other basic tasks. Powered by Windows 11 in S mode, this HP laptop is optimized for speed and security. It packs a 14-inch HD display, 2.6-GHZ  Intel Celeron N4120 quad-core CPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. 

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Lenovo Chromebook 3 AMD A6:  $219 $89 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $219 on the AMD model Lenovo Chromebook 3. This laptop has an 11-inch (1366 x 468) display, 1.8-GHZ AMD A6-9220C dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and Radeon R5 graphics. There's 32GB of eMMC storage on board, expandable via the laptop's built-in microSD slot. Like all Chromebooks, it comes with an extra 15GB of Google Drive storage and Google Perks. 

Best Laptop deals under $500

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HP 15.6-inch Laptop: $629 $449 @ Staples (opens in new tab)
Save $180 on the HP 15.6-inch Laptop at Staples. Powered by Windows 11 Home, this notebook is great for college students and home use. The base model has a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) display 2.4-GHz Intel Core i5-1135G7 4-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Integrated Intel graphics and 256GB SSD. 

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HP Chromebook X2$599 $479 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $119 on the HP Chromebook X2 (opens in new tab) 2-in-1 detachable. It has a 11-inch (2160 x 1440) 2K touchscreen, 2.4-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Adreno 618 graphics and 64GB of eMMC storage. It also ships with an HP Wireless Rechargeable USI Pen for jotting down notes or sketching. If you're looking for a flexible laptop that gives you the best of both worlds, the HP Chromebook X2 is a wise choice.

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Asus ZenBook 14: $719 $400 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $319 on the the Asus ZenBook 14 (Q408UG-211.BL). The laptop in this deal features a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 2.1-GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. Suitable for light gaming, it houses Nvidia GeForce MX450 graphics. 

Laptop deals under $1,000

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Asus Vivobook 17X: $729 $529 @ Staples (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on the Asus Vivobook 17X 12th gen Intel laptop. The Asus Vivobook 17X sports a large 17.3-inch (1920 x 1080) display and 180 lay-flat hinge sleek geometric design. Powered by a 3.3-GHz 12th Gen Intel Intel Core i5-12500H 12-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 512GB SSD. It's a get value if you're in the market for a big screen laptop on a budget. 

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Apple M1 MacBook Air:$999 $849 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $150 the on M1 MacBook Air. In our MacBook Air with M1 review (opens in new tab), we gave it a high rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and the Editor's Choice award. We praised its breathtaking performance and slim, unibody design. We also loved its long battery which endured 14 hours and 41 minutes during testing. 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. 

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Apple M1 MacBook Pro: up to $500 off @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Best Buy knocks up to $500 off the M1 MacBook Pro — prices start at $949 for the base model. Although it's been replaced by the 2022 M2 MacBook Pro, the previous-gen M1 MacBook Pro is still one of the best laptops to buy. The base model packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) Retina display, Apple M1 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 8-core GPU and a 256GB SSD. 

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Dell XPS 13 Touch Laptop: $1,449 $899 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $550 on the Editor's Choice Dell XPS 13 Touch. Take an extra 5% off via coupon, "LAPTOPMAG5" which drops it to $854 ($595 off). The XPS 13 is our 4.5/5-star rated best laptop for its reliable, solid performance and premium design. This particular notebook packs a 13.3- inch (3840 x 2160) touch screen, 1.3-GHz Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics, and 512GB SSD. 

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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro: $999 $699 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Now $300 off, the Galaxy Book Pro is one of the best 13-inch laptops for the money. It packs a 13.3-inch AMOLED 1080p display and a rated battery life of 20 hours. The laptop in this deal is configured with a 2.4-GHz Intel Core i5-1135G7 4-core CPU, 8GB RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 256GB SSD. 

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4: $899 $799 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Now $100 off, the Surface Laptop 4 is at its lowest price yet. In our Surface Laptop 4 (AMD) review (opens in new tab), we gave it our coveted Editor's Choice award for its sleek, sturdy chassis, speedy performance and a comfy keyboard. The laptop in this deal packs a 13.5-inch, (2256 x 1504) display, 2.2-GHz AMD Ryzen 5 4680U 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Integrated graphics, and 128GB SSD. 

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Microsoft Surface Pro 8 w/ Keyboard: $1,099 $849 @ Microsoft (opens in new tab)
Save $250 on the Surface Pro 8 with keyboard bundle. Our favorite 2-in-1 tablet, it scored a high rating of 4 out of 5 stars with us for its gorgeous display, powerful performance and excellent webcam. The tablet in this deal has a 13-inch (2880 x 1920) touch screen, 2.4-GHz Intel Evo Core i5-1145G7 4-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of fast SSD storage. 

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HP Envy x360 2-in-1: $1,049 $899 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $150 on the AMD-charged HP Envy x360 2-in-1 laptop. It packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) touch screen, 2.3-GHz Ryzen 7 5825U 8-core CPU, 512GB of RAM, AMD Radeon graphics and 512GB SSD. This is one of the best value laptop deals you can get. 

Best Laptop deals under $1,500

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Apple MacBook Air M2:$1,199 $1,099 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the M2 Apple MacBook Air at Amazon. It features an M2 8-core processor, 8-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. It packs a 13.6-inch (2560 x 1664) Liquid Retina display, Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar, and Touch ID. As an alternative, you can get Apple's previous-gen M1 MacBook Air for $849 (opens in new tab) ($150 off).

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Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360:$1,449 $1,199 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
Save $250 on the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360. This 2-in-1 laptop features a 360 degree hinge, so it converts from laptop to tablet mode. The laptop in this deal packs a 15.6-inch 1080p AMOLED display, 1.4-GHz Intel Core i7-1165G7 quad-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 512GB SSD. 

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Apple M2 MacBook Pro: $1,299 $1,199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the new M2 MacBook Pro. It packs a 13.3-inch Liquid Retina display, M2 8-core CPU, 10-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar, and Touch ID are also on board. 

Laptop deals under $2,500

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Apple M1 Pro MacBook Pro 14: $1,999 $1,599 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon currently takes $400 off the 512GB model MacBook Pro 14. It features a 14.2-inch mini-LED backlit display and delivers up to 14 hours of battery life. The laptop is powered by Apple's M1 Pro 8-core chip coupled with 16GB of RAM and employs a 14-core GPU for graphics. In our M1 MacBook Pro 14 (opens in new tab) review, its elegant design, excellent performance, and stellar battery life earned it a 4 out of 5 star rating. It's the Editor's Choice best laptop for power-users. 

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New Dell XPS 15 OLED Touch: $2,749 $2,149 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $600 on the new Dell XPS 15 OLED Touch. This machine packs a 15.6-inch 3.5K (1920x1200) 300 nit 60Hz touch screen, 3.8-GHz 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900HK 14-core CPU and RTX 3050 Ti GPU with 4GB of dedicated memory. Store all your important files on the laptop's 1TB SSD. 

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Apple M1 Pro MacBook Pro 16: $2,499 $2,099 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Now $400 off, the M1 Pro MacBook Pro 16 is at its lowest price ever. This 16-inch laptop is powered by Apple's M1 Pro 10-core chip coupled with 16GB of RAM and employs a 16-core GPU for graphics. Like the 14-inch M1 MacBook Pro, it boasts elegant design, excellent performance, and stellar battery life. Best Buy (opens in new tab) offers this same deal. 

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.