Top 20 cheap laptop deals in October 2017

The best laptop deals in the US are designed to offer you better notebook computers for significantly cheaper prices, but they can be difficult to find.

That’s why we, each week, comb through all the most popular US laptop retailers, like Newegg, Amazon, Dell and Apple, to find only the top deals on laptop makes and models you can trust.

Whether you’re after a 2-in-1 laptop with a hybrid personality, an Ultrabook designed for lengthy productivity, web browsing and video streaming on the go or a monstrous gaming laptop, this guide to the top laptop deals covers all bases.

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At the top of the page, you'll find our selection of the very latest and best cheap laptop deals of the week followed by a selection of popular quality laptops that retailers like to discount on a regular basis. Beneath those, you'll find our pick of the latest best laptops along with their best available prices for the week of October 8.

If you're in the UK or Australia, check out the great laptop deals in the UK and you can also find a selection of deals for Australia.

The best laptop deal of the week

This winner from Dell nets you a slick, portable 2-in-1 laptop for an excellent price. Packing an Intel Core M processor with 500GB of spinning storage and 4GB of RAM behind an 11.6-inch HD touchscreen, this Inspiron machine will be so much more than a laptop for you – for so much less.

  • Buy the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 for $70 off at just $379 on Jet

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An awfully cheap gaming laptop: This Acer Aspire laptop isn't technically a gaming laptop, but its 17.3-inch FHD screen, Kaby Lake Intel Core i7 processor and an Nvidia GTX 950 graphics chip beg to differ. The whole thing is 26% off at just $629 on NewEgg.

A mega-cheap HP Chromebook: One of the cheapest around right now, you can score an HP Chromebook 11 G5 with an Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB of memory and 16GB of flash storage behind an HD screen at a neat 16% off for only $174 on NewEgg.

A powerful 2-in-1 from Dell: Score a sweet Inspiron 2-in-1 laptop with an Intel Core i3 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive behind a Full HD touchscreen for $120 off at just $479 on Microsoft's online store.

XPS power for a pittance: While it's got an older, 6th generation Intel Core m5 processor inside, this Dell XPS 12 with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD behind a svelte 4K display is a steal for more than 22% off at just $619 on eBay.

MSI's least pricey gaming laptop: We all know that gaming laptops are expensive, so it's a delight to see this 15.6-incher, with an Intel Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti graphics, available for $200 off at just $899 on Amazon.

A Lenovo 15-incher for under $500: This Lenovo IdeaPad 320 crams an Intel Core i3 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive behind its HD screen for $35 off the list price at just $474 on Jet.

A Lenovo ready for business: You want a laptop to take with you to the next client meeting, but don't want to pay a fortune, try this ThinkPad with Intel's 7th generation processor and other niceties for 20% off at just $529 on NewEgg.

A beefy gaming laptop for under a grand: CyberPowerPC is offering a 15.6-inch gaming laptop with an Intel Core i7, Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti graphics, 8GB of RAM and a 240GB SSD behind an FHD screen for $185 off at just $814.99 on Amazon.

A large and in charge Dell for less: Dell's 15-inch Inspiron, with clean Windows 10 behind a 1080p touchscreen powered by an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive at $150 off list price for just $549 on the Microsoft Store.

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Where to find the best laptop deals in the US:

  • Amazon laptop deals
  • Best Buy laptop deals
  • NewEgg laptop deals
  • Walmart laptop deals
  • Staples laptop deals
  • Dell's best laptop deals
  • Lenovo laptop deals
  • HP laptop deals
  • Acer laptop deals

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There have been some generous offers going of late for this popular Lenovo series. Any choice between the 6GB and 12GB RAM options should run multiple reasonably-demanding standard applications at once. Drive sizes vary from 256GB solid-state to 1TB spinning hard drives. Plus, some options include dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 940MX graphics.

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This is one of the most value-packed 2-in-1 laptops we've seen in a while, an ideal entry point to casual users wanting to try out the world of these higher function tablet/laptop hybrids. Specs include 4GB of RAM, 128GB of solid-state storage, a 10.1-inch HD (1,280 x 800) screen, Windows 10 and a quad-core Intel Atom processor.

Read our full review: Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

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There's some hefty grunt under the shell of this HP Laptop 15 and there are some great prices available as well. Even with the Intel Pentium processor and 4GB of RAM to start, this laptop will whip through pretty much any day-to-day activity you can throw at it without the juddering performance of even cheaper laptops. Hell, it'll even have a decent crack at playing a few of the less demanding games out there if you equip it with an Intel Core processor.

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From afar, this laptop might be mistaken for a MacBook Air, which tells you a lot about its level of quality. Replete with an all-metal frame, this is probably one of the best-looking laptops for under 500 bucks. There are plenty of ports (old and new), 4GB of RAM and up to 512GB in solid-state storage. The cheapest models have a respectable Intel Core i3 processor, but you can get the more powerful i5 versions if you need that extra kick. Another dig at Apple? Unlike the Air, this laptop sports a fully HD screen.

The best deals on our favorite laptops

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We've reviewed loads of laptops over the years: we've seen the good ones, the great ones and the ones to avoid. Sometimes, the best laptops pop up online at some truly deal-tastic prices. In this section, we list the very best laptops out there and the best deals on each one.

Best laptops

The Dell XPS 13 is, bar none, the best laptop you can buy today. It features a revolutionary design that's astonishingly thin and light. Fitting a 13.3-inch screen into such a small frame means Dell has created a nearly borderless Infinity display. It's a powerful and long lasting machine even by today's Ultrabook standards. The XPS 13 comes outfitted with Intel's latest Kaby Lake processors plus lighting, quick storage and memory, all while coming in at a very affordable starting price. For these reasons, it easily takes the top slot as the best Ultrabook and the best overall laptop.

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The Asus ZenBook UX310, the long awaited follow-up to the ZenBook UX305, sports a 7th-generation Intel Kaby Lake processor and an all-aluminum frame, truly a candidate for the MacBook Air’s throne. That’s thanks in no small part to the ZenBook UX310 offering all the latest ports, including USB-C, and the option of a beautiful QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) display, complete with 178 degrees of rotation and a serious case of the anti-glare.

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Arguably, the MacBook Air is no more, but the clones never stop coming. Among them is the Acer Aspire S 13. It’s not quite as thin and light as many prominently featured Ultrabooks, nor is it particularly premium. However, the Aspire S 13 packs quite a punch when it comes to performance. USB-C and a full HD display put it just over the edge in beating out the 13-inch Air, and for a much lower cost. Despite the powerful CPU, the Acer Aspire S 13 even manages a battery life of 7 hours and 49 minutes, according to our testing.

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Dell Inspiron 15 7559

It is relatively pricey, but this Inspiron absolutely nails it when it comes to value, especially for hardcore gamers. This is among the strongest laptops housing Nvidia's new, low-end GTX 1050 graphics chips. The latest Intel Core series processors, full HD displays and tons of storage options make the Inspiron 15 Gaming a fine solution for PC gamers on a budget.

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Lenovo has crafted a brilliant, forward-thinking device that could very well create a subcategory in computing all of its own. The modest specs hold it back from taking on the big boys in terms of raw power, but the innovative digital touchpad keyboard and drawing surface look like trendsetters to us. The Android version is currently about $100 cheaper than the Windows one (click "see all prices" above to see all options).

Best Chromebook

Before Asus's latest flipping Chromebook came around, pickings were slim when it came to affordable models with full-on Intel Core processors and 1080p displays, not to mention touchscreens, backlit keyboards and USB-C ports. It may use an Intel Pentium chip on the low-end, but the Asus Chromebook Flip is by no means low-end. Compared to what’s offered by the competition, the Asus Chromebook Flip’s value is unparalleled, and that’s without getting into its pristine tablet mode, which blows other hybrids completely out of the water.

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Can a tablet really replace your laptop or home PC? That's still up for debate, but the best tablet trying to make that happen is the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 – and it does a fine job with the full blown version of Windows 10, an integrated kickstand and optional keyboard attachment. Great for for creative professionals, students and everyday folks alike – it's only the premium price that pushes it down the list, but if you're willing to pay for it, you're getting a lot of power – a lot.

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Not quite what you're looking for? Maybe our other laptop articles will have what you need:

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  • Top 10 best gaming laptops of 2017
  • Top 10 2-in-1 laptops of 2017

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