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, Amazon’s hot summer sale, starts Monday, June 21 and runs through Tuesday, June 22, but you can find discounted laptops at Amazon and other retailers right now if you don’t want to wait for the official launch. We’ve rounded up the best laptop deals from Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, and Walmart, along with some decent discounts straight from Dell. You will find a wide range of laptops for sale, whether you need one , or .
If you want to embrace the new Intel Evo platform, the benefits of which include instant wake-up, fast charging, and long battery life, check out the MSI Prestige 14 for sale on Amazon. It’s an all-aluminum MacBook clone with the latest Intel silicon and a massive solid-state drive. Amazon also has a good deal on a full Lenovo IdeaPad S340 that offers mid-range features at a budget price point. And there are a couple of cheap Gateway laptops at great discounts at Walmart. Lastly, you can save $ 500 on a powerful Dell XPS 13 two-in-one laptop from Dell.
Check out these deals and others if you need to upgrade your laptop. And be sure to check back – we update this list regularly as more offers become available and others expire.
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If you are of a certain age, you may remember the name of Gateway and its computers that were shipped in black and white cow print boxes. Gateway has returned as a line of inexpensive laptops and tablets at Walmart. But you won’t find any of the models on store shelves in their iconic cow packaging; the new Gateway laptops are only available online. This 14-inch Gateway laptop features a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU and 16GB of RAM. You get a 256GB SSD for storage. The storage capacity is average for the price, but the amount of memory is twice what is normally offered. And you get a Full HD screen (1,920 x 1,080 pixels), which is better than the 1,366 x 768 pixel panels found in other budget laptops. There is also a fingerprint reader for easy and secure logins. The green and black models are out of stock, but you can get it at a deep discount in blue or pink.
Take the older model, expand the screen from 14.1 to 15.6 inches and get a whopping $ 330 savings. If you’re working or learning from home and traveling less, the extra screen space outweighs the added weight and volume. Discount applies to all four color options.
This 15-inch laptop from Dell is another low-cost option with a spacious 512GB SSD. It has an 11th generation Intel Core i5 chip and 8GB of RAM. The 15.6-inch screen has Full HD resolution.
This mid-range laptop is currently on sale at an affordable price. It features a 15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen with an AMD Ryzen 7 3700U CPU, 12GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. The CPU is a generation behind AMD’s current lineup, but it is a member of the leading Ryzen 7 series – it should perform general tasks with its above-average memory allocation.
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Plenty of memory and solid-state storage power this 15-inch Lenovo laptop. It’s based on a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, which is a generation behind Intel’s current crop of chips, but it should provide enough power for general Windows use, especially when paired with 16GB of RAM. You also get a 512GB SSD. The 15.6-inch screen has Full HD resolution and touch compatibility.
MSI’s version of the MacBook features a slim and sleek all-aluminum case and Intel’s Evo platform. This discounted model features an 11th-generation Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. You also get a pair of Thunderbolt 4 ports. For less than $ 1,000, this Prestige 14 retail model offers modern components and plenty of style.
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Co-designed by Samsung and Intel, this premium two-in-one Intel Evo features an impressive 15.6-inch AMOLED display with an 11th Gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. It includes the Samsung S Pen for drawing and note taking, and the Galaxy Book Pro works seamlessly with Galaxy phones.
Read our Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 review.
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With a slightly larger screen and a smaller body, Dell’s new XPS 13 continues its steady march towards laptop perfection. This deeply discounted two-in-one convertible lacks Intel’s latest silicon, but it should still be quite powerful with a 10th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. The 13.4-inch touchscreen boasts a sharp resolution of 3,840 x 2,400 pixels.
Read our Dell XPS 13 review.
This Acer Aspire 5 model features a 15.6-inch Full HD display with an 11th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. At its discounted price, it offers great value for money with a powerful modern Intel CPU along with ample memory and solid-state storage capacity.
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This 15.6-inch laptop from Acer is discounted by $ 70 at Newegg and offers twice the storage capacity typically found at this price, with a 512GB SSD instead of the more typical 256GB that are offered. It also has a 10th-generation Core i5 CPU and 8GB of RAM. The 15.6-inch screen ticks the box for Full HD resolution.