Whether you’re buying a new laptop for school or trying to find a high-end gaming laptop, it’s possible to find good laptop deals no matter the season. We’re scouring the web daily to find the laptop deals you don’t want to miss.
Mind you, not all advertised laptop deals are actually deals, so we’ve only included the ones we consider actual bargains—and we’ve explained why. We’ll add new laptop deals as we see them daily and remove any expired sales. Right now, we’re seeing strong discounts on gaming laptops, Microsoft Surface devices, and more. If you’re looking for Chromebooks we’ve got those deals in here too!
We’ve provided a handy list of laptop-specific shopping tips at the end of this post, and immediately below are the deals themselves.
The best laptop deals in 2022
Acer Nitro 5
Now: $999.99 ($330 off)
Are you in the market for a gaming laptop? Well, you’re in luck. This Acer Nitro 5 features a Zen 3 Ryzen 7 5800H CPU with eight cores and sixteen threads. While it’s not Alder Lake, this is still a killer gaming CPU. The GPU is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, a solid 1080p graphics processor.
The display, meanwhile, is a 15.6-inch 1080p screen with a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz. We didn’t review this particular model, but we did look at its upgraded cousin. The upgraded model is running an RTX 3070 and a 1440p screen. We gave it 4 out of 5 stars in our review.
See the Acer Nitro 5 at Acer.com
Microsoft Surface Pro 8
Now: $859.99 ($240 off)
We loved the Surface Pro 8 when it rolled out. Back then we thought the prices were fair and now they’re even better with this deal at Staples. This version of the Surface Pro 8 features a 13-inch 2880-by-1920 display, an Intel “Tiger Lake” Core i5-1145G7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of onboard storage. If you’re looking for a swanky Windows tablet, look no further than the Pro 8.
See the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 at Staples
Asus Chromebook CX1
From: Best Buy
Now: $249 ($120 off)
This is a well-priced Chromebook given its size. The Asus Chromebook CX1 features a 17.3-inch display with 1080p resolution. It has a dual-core Intel Celeron N4500 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of eMMC storage. These specs are fine for everyday tasks like browsing the web, checking e-mail, and so on. If you need extra storage, there’s an SD card slot. The laptop is also sporting two Type-C ports with support for external displays, two standard USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, and Wi-Fi 6.
See the Asus Chromebook CX1 at Best Buy
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha
From: Best Buy
Now: $549.99 ($300 off)
The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha is a good option for students or business professionals. It features a 13.3-inch 1080p QLED touch display, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of onboard storage. The CPU is a quad-core, eight thread Intel “Tiger Lake” Core i5-1135G7 with a maximum boost to 4.2Ghz. This would make a good travel laptop, as it’s a convertible, which helps for impromptu presentations or view a video without the keyboard in the way.
See the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha at Best Buy
Now: $419.99 ($180 off)
If you’re looking for an excellent grab and go laptop, the HP 15t-dw300 is a fantastic option. HP sells the base configuration with a 15.6-inch display at 1366-by-768 resolution instead of 1080p. However, we’d highly recommend spending the extra $50 for the better resolution. The CPU for this laptop is a quad-core, eight thread Intel “Tiger Lake” Core i5-1135G7 with a maximum boost to 4.2GHz. It also has 8GB of RAM, 256GB of NVMe storage, and it’s running Windows 11 Home.
See the HP 15t-dw300 at HP.com
Dell Inspiron 15 3000
Now: $349.99 ($189 off)
Dell loves its sales on the Inspiron models and it’s not hard to see why, as these workhorses are excellent choices for everyday and travel laptops. The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 features the usual 15.6-inch 1080p display. The CPU is a dual-core Intel “Tiger Lake” i3-1115G4 with a maximum boost to 3.0GHz. To speed things up, it has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. That’s not a ton of storage, but it’s still a good amount as long as you’re judicious about the files you put on it or store most of your stuff in the cloud.
See the Dell Inspiron 15 3000 at Dell.com
From: Best Buy
Now: $659.99 ($340 off)
The MSI Modern laptop delivers good performance at a reasonable price. The laptop has a 15.6-inch 1080p display and a “Tiger Lake” Core i7-1165G7 processor with four cores, eight threads, and a maximum boost of 4.7GHz. It has 16GB of RAM to speed things up and 512GB of onboard NVMe storage. It also has Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, Bluetooth 5.1, one Thunderbolt 4 port, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 1, and one HDMI out.
This processor does have Intel Xe graphics. If you’re interested in AAA gaming, you might be able to squeeze some medium graphics out of this rig.
See the MSI Modern at Best Buy
Gateway Ultra Slim Notebook
This price isn’t exactly a sale price, but it’s such a good value that it’s worth adding into this roundup. The revival of the Gateway brand at Walmart has produced some excellent bargains and this one is no different.
The Gateway Ultra Slim Notebook is a 14-inch laptop with a 1080p display. The CPU is an Intel “Tiger Lake” Core i5-1135G7 with four cores and eight threads. You can find other laptops available for this price with the same processor, but this laptop adds extra value with its 16GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard NVMe storage. Walmart also says this laptop is running Windows 10 Home, but it’s Windows 11 ready.
See the Gateway Ultra Slim Notebook at Walmart
Lenovo IdeaPad 3i
Now: $444.98 ($155.01)
There’s another version of the IdeaPad 3i in this round-up, but we thought this model was worth highlighting too. The Lenovo IdeaPad 3i looks surprisingly useful and well priced. It features a 15.6-inch 1080p display and a dual-core, four thread Intel “Tiger Lake” Core i3-1115G4 with a boost to 4.1GHz. It has just 4GB of RAM, which might slow this down a bit, but there’s 256GB NVMe of SSD storage. This laptop is running Windows 11 in S Mode, which you may or may not want to keep. That said, you can do a one-way upgrade to regular Windows 11 if you like.
See the Lenovo IdeaPad 3i at Walmart
Acer Aspire 5
Now: $429 ($70 off)
This discount isn’t huge, but it’s still a good price for an everyday laptop. The Acer Aspire 5 features an Intel “Tiger Lake” quad-core, eight-thread Core i5-1135G7 with a boost to 4.2GHz. It has 8GB of RAM, but only 256GB of onboard storage. The display is 14-inches with 1080p resolution.
Overall, this is a nice laptop. It lacks a significant amount of storage, but as a laptop that’s just for travel or working outside of the home office, it’s a nice choice. It’d also be good for students who keep a lot of their work in the cloud or those who don’t require a lot of storage. This laptop also has Wi-Fi 6 and it’s loaded with Windows 11 Home.
See the Acer Aspire 5 at Walmart
Gigabyte Aorus 15P
Now: $1,799 ($600 off after $200 MIR)
Right now the best deals in gaming are usually found in laptops, especially where we’re still dealing with desktop graphics card madness. This model is rocking an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, an eight core, sixteen thread Intel “Tiger Lake” Core i7-11800H, 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB NVMe SSD. It’s a solid set of specs and you get to view all of this on a 15.6-inch display with 1080p resolution and a maximum refresh rate of 300Hz. The rebate offer ends on January 31st, but it’s not clear how long the initial sale price of $1,999 will last.
See the Gigabyte Aorus 15P at Newegg
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+
Now: $599 ($330.99 off)
If you’re looking for a well designed Windows tablet, there’s no beating Microsoft’s Surface line and this Walmart’s sale offers an excellent bargain. This version of the Surface Pro 7+ comes with a Core i3 processor, 128GB of onboard storage, 8GB of RAM, and a black Type Cover. We reviewed the Surface Pro 7+ nearly a year ago, giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars and an Editors’ Choice Award. We called it “the most potent upgrade Microsoft’s Surface Pro line has offered in years.”
See the Surface Pro 7+ at Walmart
Now: $499.00 ($180 off)
This HP laptop has a lot going for it. The CPU is an Intel “Tiger Lake” Core i5-1135G7 with four cores, eight threads and a boost to 4.2GHz. The processor is packing Iris Xe graphics, which will provide surprising performance for an integrated GPU. It also has 8GB of RAM, a 512GB NVMe SSD, and a 1080p display. If need a new laptop to kick off 2022, then this is a nice choice.
See the HP 17-by4061nr at Walmart
Now: $249 ($30 off)
This deal puts us in an odd position. We’re not huge fans of laptops with just 128GB of onboard storage (especially this one’s onboard eMMC storage) and generally don’t recommend Windows PCs running Celeron processors. For a price around $200, however, we’re willing to overlook these shortcomings but with some big caveats.
First, you’ll get exactly what you pay for with this clamshell, but that just might be a good thing given the price. It’s running Windows 10 Home in S Mode and we would not recommend upgrading this laptop to regular Windows 10. Instead, use this laptop like a Chromebook, so focus on using it for web apps like Google Docs or Office Online. Then, if you absolutely need a desktop program download, run whatever you need from the selection in the Windows Store. We wouldn’t try editing a photo on this since it has just 4GB of RAM and deathly slow flash storage. Still, the Intel Celeron N4020 will get the job done for basic uses and a 15.6-inch 1080p display offers a bigger display than what you’d get from a Chromebook around the same price.
See the Asus L510 at Walmart
Lenovo IdeaPad 3i
New: $487.00 ($112 off)
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3i is a nice everyday use laptop. It has 512GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, which is more than enough for web browsing and whatnot. This laptop is running Windows 11 Home and the processor is a quad-core, eight thread Intel “Comet Lake” Core i5-10210U. That’s a generation behind, but it’s still a capable processor. The screen is also 14-inches with a 1080p resolution.
See the Lenovo IdeaPad 3i at Walmart
Gigabyte G5 MD
Now: $899 ($300 off after $200 rebate)
Gaming laptops are tough to find at a discount right now, and this one is a decidedly mixed bag of pros and cons. Inside is a Core i5-11400H, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD behind a 144Hz 1080p screen. The RTX 3050 Ti is usually considered to be a bum deal compared to the RTX 3060…if you can find one? And, whoa—there’s a $100 rebate card you need to fill out? If you’re willing to jump through these hoops, though, the price and savings aren’t bad at all. This offer ends just before midnight Pacific time on Tuesday, November 30.
See the Gigabyte G5 MD at Newegg
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet
Now: $229.99 ($70 off)
If you like the concept of a Chrome OS tablet but think that the Chromebook Plus V2 price is too high, consider the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet, which we looked at last year. This tablet ships with 4GB of memory and 64GB of integrated storage.
Support runs through June 2029.
Buy the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook at Walmart
Laptop deal buying tips
If you’ve shopped online before for laptop deals you’re probably aware that there’s a vast range of laptop configurations available.
A good place to start is with the processor. Buy laptops with Intel 10-series Core chips or higher, such as the Core i5-10510U, or the Core i7-11800H (for even more details see our Intel 10th-gen mobile CPU buying guide); or go with an AMD Ryzen processor (but not an AMD Athlon or A-series chip). Avoid laptops with Pentium or Celeron processors unless it’s a Chromebook (running Chrome OS). You’re going to need to pay attention with gaming laptops, too, as some GPUs, like the RTX 3050 Ti, don’t offer much boost over their RTX 2xxx-series cousins, and Nvidia has dropped the Max-Q designation on certain low-power options. Our laptop CPU and GPU cheat sheet can help you shop smart.
Display resolution is a gotcha. If you see a laptop labeled as “HD” resolution that means 1366-by-768 and often isn’t worth your time for a laptop under 13 inches unless the deal is absolutely standout. What you want is “Full HD” or “FHD,” which means 1080p.
Don’t buy laptops with under 4GB of RAM or 128GB of SSD storage—though on a Chromebook, this configuration is acceptable. We have more explanation in our laptops versus Chromebooks buying guide, as well as in our primer on how to buy a budget laptop without getting screwed. Also watch out for eMMC storage, which is something we don’t recommend for a Windows laptop but works fine for a Chromebook.
Reviews can be helpful. Even if you can’t find a review of a specific configuration, try related models. They’ll often give you a good idea of the build quality and performance. Also buy from brands you trust. Amazon’s daily laptop deals right now are full of brands we’ve never tested or talked to (Broage, Teclast, DaySky, Jumper) and it’s just a good idea to be wary.
Most older laptops will run Windows 10, and that’s fine—there’s no rush to upgrade. Windows 10 in S Mode, though annoying, can be switched out of easily if you find it on a budget laptop. If you want to buy a Windows 10 PC with the intent of upgrading it to Windows 11, we recommend you start here with a list of older laptops that are Windows 11-eligible.
Updated on February 18 with additional deals, and to remove expired deals.
Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn’t like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he’s not covering the news he’s working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.