Whether you’ve got big productivity plans for the year, or you’re simply looking for a new machine to stream your favourite shows on, cheap laptop deals are taking 2020 by storm at the moment. We’ve found a great range of savings, some still left over from the holiday sales, on everything from cheap and cheerful Chromebooks for as low as $69 all the way through to some excellent savings on higher-end machines. If you’re looking for cheap laptop deals to start your year off right, we’ve got all the latest sales and discounts right here.
We’re hunting for great laptop deals every day of the year, so we know a decent saving when we see one. We’ve got you covered for various needs too so if you’re looking for work, school or home you’re sure to find something that works for you below. We’ve got cheap laptop deals featuring an assortment of workhorses, versatile machines, and basic configurations perfect for students all at surprisingly low prices.
We know that shopping for a new laptop can be an often arduous and tedious task of comparing storage, memory, processing power and features, but our guide below will help you find the best from the laptop sales and save time too by giving you the key specs before you click through to the store. From huge names like Dell, Asus, Acer, and Lenovo to lesser-known brands, we’ve got something for everyone.
If you’re a gamer, you’d be better suited to check out our selection of gaming laptop deals, as the models on this page are not usually built with gaming in mind. We’ve also rounded up a fine collection of cheap laptops on sale in the UK too.
Cheap laptop deal of the week
Lenovo IdeaPad 330s 15.6-inch laptop |
$499 $319 at Walmart
You’re paying $10 less on this 330s model over the S340 featured in last week’s top deal, and getting the same 8GB of RAM but with a Ryzen 5 2500U quad-core processor. Plus, you’re doubling your storage to a fantastic 256GB SSD making this a must-see deal.
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Laptops under $200
Acer C720 11.6-inch Chromebook (refurbished) |
$199 $69.99 at Walmart
With just a 16GB SSD and 4GB of RAM you’re going to be using the cloud for most of your storage, but that’s exactly what this Chromebook was designed for. At under $70, this is an excellent saving of over $100 to make this cheap laptop deal even more enticing.
Lenovo 11.6-inch refurbished Chromebook | $93.99 at Best Buy
If you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful laptop to cover the bare basics of computing on the tightest of budgets, then this Chromebook is a perfect match. This model only has 16GB of storage, but you can always expand via a USB drive. It comes with 4GB of RAM which is still on the low side but acceptable at this price point.
Lenovo Ideapad 130s 14-inch laptop |
$239 $169 at Walmart
For under $170, you can pick up a 14-inch Lenovo laptop with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage in this great Walmart laptop deal. These specs are perfect for everyday computing on the go, especially if you’re using cloud storage for your heavier items.
Lenovo S330 14-inch Chromebook |
$299 $179 at Walmart
This Lenovo somewhat breaks the mold of Chromebooks – offering a larger 14-inch HD display on a cheap laptop. You’re still only getting 32GB SSD storage, but with Chrome OS you don’t need to worry about being kicked out of future updates.
Laptops under $400
HP 14 slim 14-inch laptop |
$379 $249 at Walmart
You’re paying under $250 for this cheap laptop deal from Walmart, but this HP laptop offers the specs of a far more expensive machine. While you’re not getting an Intel processor, the Ryzen offering will see you through day to day tasks with ease alongside 4GB of RAM. Meanwhile, a 128GB SSD brings powerful storage and speed to the table alongside a Vega 3 graphics card that will see you through some low-demand games.
Lenovo IdeaPad 330S 15.6-inch laptop |
$499 $279.99 at Newegg
This is a solid Windows laptop for your standard day-to-day work activities at work or study. You’re getting a roomy 128GB SSD with an 8th generation i3 processor and 4GB of RAM which is plenty for storing media files and light multitasking respectively. The HD display will also work wonders in conjunction with the narrow bezels and the light design makes this an excellent choice for portability.
Lenovo IdeaPad 330s 15.6-inch laptop |
$499 $319 at Walmart
You’re paying $10 less on this 330s model over the S340 below, and getting the same 8GB of RAM but with a Ryzen 5 2500U quad-core processor. Plus, you’re doubling your storage to a fantastic 256GB SSD making this a must-see deal.
Lenovo IdeaPad S340 i3 laptop |
$449 $329 at Walmart
There’s some serious spec here in this Walmart laptop deal for just over $300 thanks to the $120 discount. 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD make for a fantastic spec at this price, though if you’re after more storage take a look at the 330s above.
Motile 14-inch laptop |
$699 $329 at Walmart
Motile is a budget laptop brand offering this 256GB SSD laptop for just under $330 this week. With 8GB of RAM and a Ryzen 5 / Radeon Vega 8 processor and graphics pairing, you’re looking at a high spec laptop at an amazing price – more than enough to delight punters curious about this lesser-known brand.
HP 14-inch laptop |
$599 $379 at Walmart
For under $400 you can pick up a fantastic 14-inch HP laptop with a 256GB SSD, 16GB of Intel Optane memory, and 8GB of RAM, with a 10th generation i5 processor to match. Those are some great specs with an even better price tag this week.
Lenovo IdeaPad S340 i5 laptop |
$549 $399 at Walmart
A $150 price cut on a Lenovo IdeaPad is always a good shout. These are already incredibly cheap laptops for their power, and this particular model offers a surprising 8GB of RAM alongside a quad-core 8th generation i5 processor and a 128GB SSD. It’ll have a good swing at some light media editing and gaming too with these specs.
Lenovo IdeaPad L340 15.6-inch laptop | $383.85 at Amazon
If you want to trade your Intel processor for a bigger SSD, this L340 IdeaPad has you covered. You’re getting an AMD Ryzen 3 processor but you’re also going home with a 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM – fantastic storage for the price point. It’s a slight trade off to be able to store more and access it quicker, but it might be the deal for you.
HP 15 Graphite Mist 15.6-inch laptop |
$599 $449 at Walmart
This laptop is equipped with an HD touchscreen display and comes with impressive internal spec too. There’s an 8th-gen i5 processor, 1TB hard drive, 16GB optane memory and 4GB of RAM.
Dell Inspiron 5481 14-inch 2-in-1 laptop |
$599 $449 at Walmart
For the same price as the HP laptop above you can pick up something a little different at Walmart this week. This 2-in-1 laptop can double as a tablet when you need it to and comes packed with an 8th generation i3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD – perfect for faster computing on the go.
Laptops under $600
Lenovo Ideapad 330S 15.6-inch laptop |
$559 $465 at Amazon
This 330S Lenovo Ideapad model only has 4GB of RAM listed, but you’re also getting 16GB of Intel Optane memory to balance the books on that spec. The Optane memory acts as a streamlined buffer between your hard drive and CPU, making read and write speeds incredibly fast. If you’re after big storage, this 1TB hard drive will do the trick, and while there’s no SSD to speak of, you’re getting efficient power thanks to that Optane memory. There’s also a nice quad-core 8th generation i5 processor to keep everything ticking over.
Acer Aspire 5 15.6-inch laptop |
$625 $519 at Walmart
A powerful Acer laptop with a 512GB SSD will always go down well with a sub-$550 price tag. You’re also getting an impressive 8th generation i7 processor at that price tag, as well as an all-day battery to keep all that computing going.
Lenovo Yoga 730 2-in-1 15.6-inch laptop |
$849.99 $696.99 at Best Buy
This Lenovo Yoga laptop brings us over the $600 limit, but if you’re in the mood to push that budget a little you’ll find an excellent little 2-in-1 computer here. With a 256GB SSD and a massive 12GB of RAM, this has some powerful memory and storage potential that can fly with an 8th generation i5 processor.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 |
$959 $699 at Best Buy
This is the entry-level version of Microsoft’s 2-in-1 with a 10th-gen Core i3 processor in the Platinum color (silver by any other name), bundled with the Type Cover which comes in black. You’re also getting 4GB of RAM (a little on the small side at this price point, but durable) and a 128GB SSD. You also get $260 knocked off the price.
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Acer Swift 3
The bigger, better value proposition
CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 4GB – 8GB | Screen: 14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) ComfyView IPS | Storage: 128GB – 256GB SSD
Powerful for the price
Stellar battery life
Here we have one of the few budget laptops with a processor nearly equivalent to a MacBook Pro from a couple of years back, that is if you opt for the Intel Core i5 configuration. The best part? Among the best Acer laptops right now, it’s roughly half the cost of its Apple-branded rival. Now given that it sells at a range of different prices, the Acer Swift 3 can be an obtuse purchase, but lucky for you, the midrange model will get you by just fine. There are often plenty of cheap laptop deals on Acer products so you’ll always be in a good position to grab a discount.
Read the full review: Acer Swift 3
Asus Transformer Mini T102HA
Small, portable and flexible
CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8350 | Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 10.1-inch HD (1,280 x 800) LED touch display | Storage: 64GB
Tablet and laptop in one
Sizable hard drive
Tiny size could be tough
This convertible laptop has always been about function over form. For one minuscule transaction, you’re getting a tablet equipped with an included keyboard and even a fingerprint scanner for more secure logins. Along with reliable performance and a magnesium-alloy chassis, it’s built to last – not to mention, one of the best Asus laptops you can buy when you’re on the budget. As cheap laptops go, Asus is one of the most trusted brands out there so as long as you’re getting the specs you need you can’t go wrong.
Read the full review: Asus Transformer Mini T102HA
Acer Chromebook 15
Battery life like no other
CPU: 1.5GHz Intel Celeron 3205U | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 15.59-inch, HD (1,920 x 1,080) touchscreen | Storage: 32GB SSD
Stunning battery life
Attractive, fanless design
Trackpad feels clunky
While it may be outclassed by the Pixelbook and the Samsung Chromebook in terms of sheer power, the Acer Chromebook 15 can still pack a wallop while providing battery life that is frankly out of this world. It’s rare that a cheap laptop can truly provide all-day battery, but in our independent battery tests, Acer’s Chromebook lasted an astonishing 17 hours – on top of providing enough power to get your work done online. If you’re looking for a 15-inch Chromebook that will give you the most bang for your buck, look no further.
Read the full review: Acer Chromebook 15
Lenovo Yoga Book (Windows 10)
The netbook of the future – the ultra netbook?
CPU: 1.44GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8550 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 10.1-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,200 resolution), IPS touchscreen | Storage: 64GB flash storage (plus 128GB with microSD)
Insanely thin and light
Keyboard surprisingly accurate
Dated microUSB port
If you’re looking for a Lenovo laptop, the Lenovo Yoga Book, and the Windows 10 version of it in particular, is the sort of futuristic fodder you would find in an episode of Black Mirror. It has a keyboard that doubles as a Wacom touch panel and, best of all, it’s cheap as hell. Now, of course, that comes with the caveat of a weak Intel Atom processor, but the rest of the Lenovo Yoga Book should go down in the history books. Lenovo laptop deals are often worth a look, even if you’re just browsing, as they offer a decent range of prices and specs.
Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga Book
Acer Chromebook 14
Meet the anti-MacBook Air
CPU: Intel Celeron N3160 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) display | Storage: 32GB SSD
Top-notch build quality
Solid keyboard and touchpad
Full HD display
Flaky HD video playback
With its slick lines and a slim silhouette, the Acer Chromebook 14 makes for a subtle, snazzy laptop. Although its display isn’t the most attractive we’ve seen, it’s still acceptable for full HD. On top of that, the keyboard and trackpad adhere to the principle of ‘it just works.’ The battery life is satisfactory as well despite falling a bit south of Acer’s 12-hour claim in real-world use.
Read the full review: Acer Chromebook 14
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