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The best laptop deals in September 2021

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Autumn is nearly upon us and the best laptop deals continue to surface as summer comes to an end. Several retailers are now offering semi-annual discounts on the industry's best notebooks

If you're due for a system upgrade this fall — 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 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

Asus Chromebook CX1: was $229 now $179 @ Amazon
At $50 off, the Asus Chromebook CX1 is one of the best compact, budget laptops around. It features an 11.6-inch (1366 x 760) display, and a 1.1-GHz dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and Integrated graphics. For safekeeping files, it has 32GB of eMMC storage on board —expandable via microSD. Its specs list may seem paltry, however, it's  really all you need for creating docs, emails or browsing the web. Built-to military standards and weighing a mere 2.7 pounds, the Chromebook CX1 is travel friendly and kid-proof. Whether you're looking for a child's laptop or a spare laptop for yourself, the Asus Chromebook CX1 is a wise choice. View Deal

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.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 311 2-in-1: was $299 now $154 @ Walmart
Now $145 off, the convertible Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is at its lowest price yet. It packs an 11.6-inch HD display, a 2.0-GHz MediaTek MT8183C Core Pilot 8-core CPU, 4GB RAM and 32GB of storage. Compact, sleek and versatile, the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is perfect for your day-to-day needs. View Deal

HP Chromebook 11MK G9: was $285 now $248 @ HP
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

Laptop deals under $1,000

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro: was $1,199 now $947 @ Amazon
At $253 off, the Galaxy Book Pro is at its second best 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. View Deal

HP Envy 13: was $899 now $599 @ HP
Now $300 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. View Deal

Dell Vostro 5510: was $1,713 now $939 @ Dell
Dell's Semi-Annual sale takes $774 off the Dell Vostro 5510 business laptop. It packs military grade durability and powerful performance into a premium and stylish chassis. The laptop in this deal features a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 10th Gen Core 3.0-GHz Intel Core i7-11370H 4-core CPU, 16GB of RAM and Iris Xe graphics. For quick file transferring and storage, it's outfitted with a speedy 512GB SSD. View Deal

Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop (2021): was $889 now $679 @ Dell
Dell's semi-annual sale offers various configuration Dell Inspiron 15 laptops starting from $749. And for a limited time, you can take an additional 17% off via coupon, "SAVE17". 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. The laptop we recommend packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 2.4-GHz Intel Core i5-11300H 4-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe Graphics and 256GB SSD. View Deal

Dell Inspiron 15 3000: was $849 now $691 @ Dell
For a limited time, various configuration Dell Inspiron 15 3000 laptops on sale from $685. The laptop we recommend packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 2.8-GHz Intel Core i7-1165G7 4-core CPU, 12GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics and 512GB SSD. If you're looking for a solid sub-$1,000 laptop, the Inspiron 15 3000 is a budget-friendly choice. Apply Dell coupon, "SAVE17" at checkout to drop its price down to $691.View Deal

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. View Deal

Dell XPS 13 Touch: was $949 now $691 @ Dell
For a limited time, save $259 on the Editor's Choice Dell XPS 13 Touch laptop via coupon, "SAVE17". 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. View Deal

Apple MacBook Air M1: was $999 now $849 @ Amazon
Currently $150 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.View Deal

Lenovo ThinkPad X13: was $1,509 now $905 @ Lenovo
Lenovo's extended Labor Day sale takes up to 50% off the Intel-charged ThinkPad X13. We reviewed this laptop and praised its productivity-enhancing keyboard and solid battery life. The laptop we recommend packs a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) display, a 1.6-GHz i5-10210U 4-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Like all ThinkPads, it's built to military standards so it withstands extreme conditions, like high temperatures, altitude and humidity. View Deal

Laptop deals under $1,500

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro: was $1,299 now $1,052 @ Amazon
This laptop deal on Amazon takes $248 off the Galaxy Book Pro, which drops it to its lowest price ever. Samsung's Galaxy Book Pro is a solid MacBook and Dell XPS alternative. The laptop in this deal packs a 15.6-inch AMOLED display, 2.8-GHz Intel Core i7-1165G7 4-core CPU, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. With a rated battery life of 20 hours, the Galaxy Book Pro is solid choice if you're looking for a reliable notebook. View Deal

Apple MacBook Pro M1: was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Amazon
This laptop deal takes $150 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 $1,349 ($150 off).View Deal

Razer Book 13: was $1,599 now $1,499 @ Amazon
Now $101 off on Amazon, the Editor's Choice Razer Book 13 is at its best price yet. As per our Razer Book 13 review, 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. View Deal

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9: was $2,336 now $1,401 @ Lenovo
Save $934 on the Editor's Choice ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 via coupon "THINKSEP" during Lenovo's extended Labor Day 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. View Deal

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8: was $2,220 now $1,332 Lenovo
Save 40% on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 from Lenovo via coupon, "THINKSEP" starting from $1,332. Besides its slim, lightweight design, the ThinkPad X1 won us over with its fast performance and class-leading keyboard. We gave the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 a 4.5 out 5 star rating and the Editor's Choice award. The base model packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 4-core 1.8-GHz Intel i5-10210U 4-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. View Deal

Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2020: was $1,799 now $1,499 @ Amazon
This MacBook deal from Amazon knocks $300 off the 512GB model 2020 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 512GB SSD. Own it now for its lowest price yet. View Deal

Laptop deals over $2,000

Lenovo ThinkPad T15g Gen 2 w/ RTX 3080 GPU : was $4,989 now $2,889 @ Lenovo
For a limited time, Lenovo is taking $2,100 off the ThinkPad15g Gen 2 via coupon, "WSDEALS" For starters. this machine packs a 15.6-inch (3840 x 2160) anti-glare display with Dolby Vision, HDR 400 and 600 nits of brightness. It houses a 2.3-GHz Intel Core i7-11800H 8-core CPU, 32GB of RAM and 1TB SSD. An Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU with Max-Q 16GB does all the heavy graphics lifting. View Deal

Dell XPS 15 w/ 11th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU: was $2,845 now $2,199 @ Dell
Dell's semi-annual sale takes $646 off the Editor's Choice Dell XPS 15 via coupon, "SAVE17". The laptop in this deal has a 15.6-inch, (1920 x 1200) display, 2.5-GHz Core i9-11900H 8-core CPU, 16GB of RAM an RTX 3050 Ti GPU with 4GB of graphics memory and a 1TB SSD. View Deal

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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.