Whether you’re looking for a laptop for gaming or programming, you’ve come to the right place. We’re combing the web daily to find the best laptop deals. However, not all advertised laptop deals are actual deals, so we’re only including the ones we consider true bargains—and we’ll explain why. Right now, we’re seeing strong discounts on gaming laptops, Microsoft Surface devices, Chromebooks, and more. We’ve also got some handy laptop shopping tips at the end of this post. Read on to learn more.
The best laptop deals in 2022
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15
From: Lenovo via eBay
Now: $509.99 ($260 off)
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15 is a solid productivity and casual computing laptop. This laptop features a Ryzen 5 5625U with six cores, twelve threads, and a boost to 4.3GHz. It has a whopping 16GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage. The display is also 15.6 inches with 1080p resolution.
Lenovo’s bundled three free months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with this laptop. That’s an odd choice, especially because this machine only has integrated graphics and no discrete GPU. Still, if you have a console or want to play some older games that won’t tax the integrated GPU, it’ll work out nicely.
See the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15 at eBay
Acer Predator Helios 300
Now: $1,199 ($250.99 off)
If you’re looking for an excellent 1080p gaming laptop at a good price, we’ve got the deal for you. This version of the Acer Predator Helios 300 has a 15.6-inch display with 1080p resolution and a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz. The CPU is the Core i7-11800H with eight cores, sixteen threads, and a boost to 4.6GHz.
For RAM, you get 16GB, which is excellent for gaming. As for onboard storage, it’s a lot. This laptop is packing 512GB of NVMe SSD storage over PCIe 4.0 as well as a 1TB hard drive spinning at 7,200 RPM. The operating system is Windows 10 and it’s Windows 11 ready. The GPU is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, which means you should have no trouble exceeding 60 frames-per-second on ultra graphics settings.
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Acer Swift 3
From: B&H Photo and Video
Now: $499 ($300 off)
If you’re looking for a nice productivity laptop, the Acer Swift 3 is a solid buy. However, this deal only lasts until Thursday, June 23 at 11:59 PM Eastern time. This laptop has a 13.5-inch 2256-by-1504 resolution display with a 3:2 aspect ratio. That’s more square resolution than the typical 16:9, which adds more height to the display and is nice when working on documents. It also has an Intel Core i7-1165G7 with four cores, eight threads, and a boost to 4.7GHz. RAM is 8GB and onboard storage is a 512GB NVMe SSD. That means this is a good laptop for working on Office documents, editing photos from time to time, and casual uses like video streaming and web browsing. It’s a nice set-up at a good price.
See the Acer Swift 3 at B&H
Dell G15 Ryzen Edition
Now: $649.99 ($319 off with coupon code 50OFF699)
If you like AMD processors, but would rather go Team Green for the GPU, the Dell G15 is what you need. It has a 15.6-inch 1080p display with a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz. The processor is the Ryzen 5 5600H, which has six cores, twelve threads, and a boost to 4.2GHz. It also has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. That’s plenty for three or four games without resorting to external storage.
The GPU is Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 3050, which is good for 1080p displays. However, you’ll likely have to dial it down to at least medium on newer AAA titles, especially the more demanding ones. If you have a specific game in mind, the 3050 will do the job at an excellent price.
See the Dell G15 Ryzen Edition at Dell.com
Asus ROG Zephyrus 14-inch
From: Best Buy
Now: $1,499.99 ($150 off)
If you’re looking for a higher end gaming laptop at a better than average price, this deal at Best Buy is a nice one. Asus’ ROG Zephyrus has a 14-inch 1080p display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a whopping 500 nits brightness. It has 16GB of DDR5 4800MHz RAM, which is perfect for gaming, as it’s not too much and definitely not too little.
The CPU is AMD’s Ryzen 9 6900HS, a Zen 3+ CPU with eight cores, 16 threads, and a boost to 4.9Ghz. For storage you get 1TB of NVMe SSD over PCIe 4.0 (thanks Zen 3+). Finally, we have the AMD Radeon RX 6700S GPU with 8GB of VRAM. This GPU is a laptop version of the 6700 XT, which means it should be able to handle 1080p and 1440p. and exceed the expected 60 frames-per-second on most games.
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Lenovo Chromebook 3
From: Best Buy
Now: $79 ($60 off)
Sometimes deal hunting means making compromises to take advantage of those incredible prices. This is one of those. The Lenovo Chromebook 3 features an 11.6-inch display with a 1366-by-768 resolution. We try not to recommend anything below 1080p, but given the screen size and the fact that it’s well under $100, this is fair value for that resolution. It also has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. That’s plenty for a Chromebook. The processor is Intel’s Celeron N4020, another good choice for the minimal requirements of a Chromebook.
This laptop will also run Linux apps as well as Android apps from Google Play. This Chromebook will also continue to get updates until June 2027.
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Lenovo IdeaPad 3i
Now: $499.97 ($490.02 off)
Gaming on a budget pretty much never gets much cheaper than this. This laptop has a 15.6-inch display with 1080p resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The CPU has an Intel “Tiger Lake” Core i5-11300H, which has four cores, eight threads and a boost to 4.4GHz. The GPU is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, which will support low to medium graphics settings on newer games, and you should be able to bump it up higher on older titles. It’s a modest entry-level GPU, but it’ll get the job done, and you rarely find gaming-ready discrete graphics in a notebook this cheap.
The laptop also has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. That’s not a ton of storage, but it should be enough for several games and some documents, too. If you need more storage there are usually some good deals on flash drives that insert flush against the USB port, or you can always turn to the cloud.
See the Lenovo IdeaPad 3i at GameStop
LG Lenovo Legion 5i
Now: $699 ($330.99 off)
This is a nice gaming laptop at a solid price. It’s packing the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, a 1080p graphics card. With this you should be able to play most games on medium to high with a jump to ultra on older games.
The processor is the Intel “Comet Lake” Core i5-10500H, which has six cores, twelve threads, and a boost to 4.5GHz. It’s an older processor, but still fast enough for gaming. As for RAM, it’s 8GB and onboard storage is 256GB. This is still considered a budget gaming rig, but for $100 extra you get an upgraded GPU.
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Asus Zenbook 14
From: Best Buy
Now: $469.99 ($250 off)
If you need a laptop with a little more graphics oomph than usual, this Asus Zenbook 14 is a fantastic choice, as it’s rocking an Nvidia GeForce MX450 discrete GPU. That’s not a true gaming GPU, but it should be a bit better than integrated graphics for power apps like Photoshop. It may also provide some added capability to run games at lower graphics settings compared to integrated graphics. The processor is a Ryzen 5 5500U, which has six cores, twelve threads, and a maximum boost to 4GHz. For RAM it has 8GB, which is great for productivity. Onboard storage is 256GB and the display is 15.6 inches with 1080p resolution.
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Acer Aspire 3
Now: $479 ($70 off)
You don’t often find a laptop deal with an Intel Alder Lake CPU, which is why we decided to highlight this specific sale. The Acer Aspire 3 features Intel’s Core i5-1235U with eight efficiency cores and two performance cores with HyperThreading for a total of 12 threads and a maximum boost to 4.4GHz. It also has 8GB of RAM, a 15.6-inch display with 1080p resolution, 256GB of onboard storage, Intel Iris Xe graphics, and it’s running Windows 11 Home.
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Gigabyte A5 K1-AUS1150SB
From: Best Buy
Now: $899 ($300 off)
Best Buy is back with another version of a Gigabyte gaming laptop. This one features a 15.6-inch display with 1080p resolution, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of onboard SSD storage. The processor is a Ryzen 5 5600H, a step down from the Ryzen 7 in the last laptop (though this one is $100 cheaper). The GPU is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, which offers no compromises 1080p gaming–meaning it will meet or exceed 60 frames-per-second in most games. This is an excellent price for a very good 1080p gaming machine.
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Acer Aspire 5
Now: $379 ($120.99)
The Acer Aspire 5 is a nice productivity laptop. There are some laptops with larger displays, but for the price, this set-up is very good. It has a 14-inch 1080p display and an Intel “Tiger Lake” Core i5-1135G7 with four cores, eight threads, and a boost to 4.2GHz. It’s packing 8GB of RAM, a 256GB NVMe SSD, and Wi-Fi 6. If you need something that you can take with you but still performs well enough on productivity tasks, this laptop will fit the bill.
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Lenovo IdeaPad 3i
Now: $399 ($300 off)
We’ve already got an IdeaPad 3i in the round-up, but this model is different enough that it’s worth a look on its own. The somewhat older Core i5-10210U has four cores, eight threads, and a boost to 4.2GHz. Still, it’s a solid processor for an everyday work machine. It’s also packing 8GB of RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD. That’s a big difference compared to the other 3i, which has a hard drive. This model has a slightly smaller screen at 14-inches, but the resolution is 1080p, which is all well and good. It’s also running Windows 11 Home.
See the Lenovo IdeaPad 3i at Walmart
Acer Aspire 5 A515
Now: $368.59 ($31.40 off)
If you’re looking for a solid everyday laptop, you’ve come to the right place. The Acer Aspire 5 features a 15.6-inch 1080p display, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of onboard SSD storage. The processor is a Ryzen 3 3350U, which has four cores, four threads, and a maximum boost to 3.5GHz. It’s packed with modern features like Wi-Fi 6, a backlit keyboard, and a fingerprint reader for biometric logins. Acer starts this laptop off with Windows 11 in S mode, but there’s no reason not to do a one-way upgrade to full Windows 11. This is being sold by a third-party retailer, but Amazon is handling shipping, which means it falls under the company’s return policy.
See the Acer Aspire 5 A515 at Amazon
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i
Now: $160 ($379.99 off)
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i is a great option for a student or for someone who primarily works in the cloud. It has a 14-inch 1080p touch display. It’s also a convertible for those times when you need to use it like a tablet. The CPU is the Intel “Tiger Lake” Core i3-1115G4, which has two cores, four threads, and a boost to 4.1GHz. It also has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. Lenovo is running this convertible with Windows 11 in S Mode, but it can run regular Windows 11 mode as well. Just remember it’s a one-way upgrade.
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Lenovo IdeaPad 3i
From: Office Depot
Now: $309.99 ($320 off)
If you’re in the market for an affordable Windows laptop, the Lenovo IdeaPad 3i is a good option. The CPU is a Core i3-1115G4, which has two cores, four threads and a boost to 4.1GHz. It’s packing 8GB of RAM and storage is a 1TB hard drive. Yes we said hard drive, not NVMe storage. That’s one of the trade-offs with this laptop. You get a lot of storage, sure, but it’s the old school kind.
This laptop is zippy enough for lighter tasks like web browsing and email, but it’s not a powerhouse. So, if you need a productivity machine, then this laptop is well worth considering.
See the Lenovo IdeaPad 3i at Office Depot
Gateway Creator Notebook
Now: $699 ($100 off)
The Gateway Creator Notebook is a serviceable 15.6-inch 1080p gaming clamshell. It features an Intel “Tiger Lake” Core i5-11400H, which has six cores, twelve threads and a 4.5GHz boost clock. The GPU is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050. It also has 16GB of onboard RAM and a 512GB SSD.
There’s a few extras you get with this rig like a Windows Hello-ready IR camera, THX Spatial Audio, and a free month of Xbox Game Pass for PC. It’s a pretty good deal all around, so don’t miss out.
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Asus Vivobook Pro 14 K3400
Now: $549 ($200 off)
If you’re into creative work, the Asus Vivobook Pro 14 is a fantastic option. This laptop has a 14-inch 2880-by-1800 OLED display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. OLED screens are great, so you can expect a sharper image. The Vivobook is also packing a Core i5-1330H, a Tiger Lake CPU with four cores, eight threads, and a boost to 4.4GHz. There’s even 8GB of RAM, which is a good amount for some video editing. Onboard storage is a 256GB NVMe SSD, and you’re getting Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.0.
This is a nice laptop with a very good display, but for storage you’ll likely have to rely mostly on the cloud. Speaking of which, you also get a free, three month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud as part of the package.
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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+ in early 2021, 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.”
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Now: $199 ($50 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.
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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 June 24 with additional deals, and to remove expired deals.