Best Laptop Deals: Big Savings on HP Envy, LG Gram, MacBook Air and More     – CNET

Best Laptop Deals: Big Savings on HP Envy, LG Gram, MacBook Air and More – CNET

$1,899 at Best Buy


M3 Apple MacBook Pro 14: $1,899

Save $100 with My Best Buy Plus or Total

Buying a new laptop can be a bit daunting, especially if you don’t know a lot about laptops and have a hard time discerning things in a saturated market. Luckily, most laptops nowadays are pretty good when it comes to power, even if you go for a budget-oriented laptop. We’ve done our best to collect some of our favorite deals on laptops below so that you can always grab the best deal for your budget.

Best laptop deals and PC sales



Probably one of the better budget laptops you’ll find, this configuration from HP includes the entry-level yet still great AMD Ryzen 3 5300U. It should easily handle most basic productivity and day-to-day tasks, and the 8GB of RAM is great for this price point, as is the 256GB solid-state drive. While it won’t win any awards, it’s a solid budget laptop if you just need the basics.



While the HP Victus is marketed as a gaming laptop, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a great general-use laptop as well. Under the hood, you’ll find the midrange AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS and an RTX 2050, which will handle productivity and editing tasks pretty well. The 8GB of RAM might be low for a gaming laptop, but it’s perfectly good for nongaming, and the 512GB means you’ll have plenty of storage to store files. We will point out that the RTX 2050 is a bit outdated, so you won’t play the latest games, but you should be able to get away with casual, indie and free-to-play games at lower graphical settings.



MSI’s take on the MacBook boasts a thin, sleek, all-aluminum enclosure. This model is $330 off when you pick it up from MSI directly and features a 12th-gen Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a substantial 1TB SSD, as well as an Intel Iris Xe GPU. The 14-inch display has a full HD resolution, but has the older 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio rather than the taller 16:10 ratio that provides more room to work. Still, this is a thin, light and rugged laptop and a great deal at its current sale price.



If you want a somewhat powerful touch-enabled two-in-one, then this configuration of the HP Envy is great, especially with the mid-to-high-end AMD Ryzen 7 7730U. It also comes with an impressive (at least for this price) 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It’s a great all-rounder and perfect if you want something a little above midrange.

Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 16 in tablet mode


Two-in-one convertibles are great, and the Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 is a great option if you want something powerful and lightweight. Under the hood, you get a current Intel Core 7-1355U processor, which is not only efficient but can easily handle productivity and editing tasks. It also comes with an impressive 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, more than we usually see at this price, and the 14-inch screen runs at 1080p and is touch-enabled, so it’s easy to use in tablet mode. You can pick it up directly from Dell for just $750, down from the original $1,000.

The Apple MacBook Air M1 is displayed against a yellow background.

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Battery Life/Runtime 1,039 minutesWeight 2.7 poundsDisplay size/type 13.6-inch 2560 x 1664 Liquid RetinaProcessor tested Apple M2 8‑coreGraphics tested Apple M2 8‑core

While not the latest MacBook Air in Apple’s lineup, the M1 version is still quite powerful and comes with a gorgeous 13.3-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2,560×1,600 pixels. It also has 8GB of RAM, a respectable 256GB of storage, and a battery life that goes well past 20 hours. At this price, this MacBook Air deal is a great way to get into the Apple ecosystem if you aren’t already.



If you’re willing to spend a little bit extra, then we strongly suggest you go for this deal instead. Not only do you get the M2 chip instead of the M1, you also get a bigger screen, which is always a big plus.

LG Gram 16 2-in-1 on a blue background

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LG’s largest convertible, the Gram 16, features a roomy 16-inch, 2,560×1,600 display and weighs only 2.6 pounds. And it can go all day: The big 80-watt-hour battery is rated to run for 19.5 hours. This configuration offers a 12th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB solid-state drive. We like it for anyone looking for a laptop with a big screen for productivity in a lightweight package for frequent travel. It features previous-generation Intel silicon but is still a good deal thanks to its hefty $594 discount.

Read our LG Gram 16 2-in-1 review.


Dell/Screenshot by CNET

This Dell laptop is a good choice if you need some serious power to go along with a great 13.4-inch, 1,920×1,200-pixel display. Released just last year, it boasts an unconventional design with a borderless touchpad, a touch-sensitive row of Function keys and an edge-to-edge keyboard with flat keys that bump up against their neighbors. It all adds up to an unusually sleek look. It’s powered by a 12th-gen Intel Evo i7 CPU, along with a blistering 16GB of RAM and a substantial 512GB of built-in SSD storage. Read our Dell XPS 13 Plus review.



While the latest M3 Apple MacBook Pro 14 doesn’t have a direct discount, you can get $100 knocked off the price if you’re a My Best Buy Plus or Total member, which is a pretty good deal. Keep in mind that it hasn’t come out yet and this is a pre-order, so you will have to wait a little bit.

What should you look for in a laptop deal?

One of the biggest things to consider is which laptop configuration is on sale. Often, with the best laptop deals, only a specific version of the laptop is on sale and making any changes to it could affect the price. This means that sometimes you find the 512GB model is actually cheaper than the 256GB option or a similar situation.

When are the best laptop deals available?

Generally, you’ll find the best laptop deals during back-to-school shopping time in late summer or early fall and a bit later in the year during annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events. There are laptop deals available throughout the year, but if you’re looking for the best deal and can afford to wait a little, these are the best times of the year to buy one.

Which retailers usually offer the best laptop deals?

You can usually find deals across a variety of retailers when it comes to laptop sales. Best Buy, Amazon, Newegg and other retailers tend to offer sales on more specific models while manufacturers like HP, Lenovo and Dell usually host larger sales that cover more models and configurations. If you’re looking for a specific model, you’ll want to keep checking back weekly for the latest set of deals.

Joshua Goldman

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