With summer over and school back in session, this is one of the best times of year to buy a new laptop computer. Whether you are looking for yourself or just getting a head start on your holiday shopping, these are some of the best laptop deals currently available. The laptops listed in this article offer excellent performance and features relative to their price.
Asus Q536FD-BI7T15 Intel Core i7-8565U 15.6-Inch 4K 2-in-1 Gaming Laptop
This highly versatile Asus laptop is a true jack of all trades, and has a little something for everyone. Technically, this is a gaming laptop with a built-in Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics card that can run modern games with medium graphics settings, but the system is relatively thin and light for a gaming computer at 4.63lbs and 0.8-inches. Asus also equipped this notebook with a 4K touch-screen display, which can be rotated around when you want to use it as a tablet
Lenovo Ideapad S340 Intel Core i5-8265U 15.6-Inch HD Laptop
Lenovo’s Ideapad S340 notebooks are budget friendly, offering mid-range specs in an affordable package. This particular model comes with an Intel Core i5-8265U quad-core processor with 8GB of RAM. Having used one of these notebooks before, I can also say it has one of the best chiclet-style keyboards I’ve ever used on a laptop.
Apple MacBook Pro Intel Core i5 13-Inch Laptop
Apple equipped this MacBook Pro with a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor that operates at 2.3GHz. The system also has an integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 iGPU, which is among the most powerful iGPUs on the market today with sufficient power to run some modern games with low settings. Apple also worked hard to make this laptop as thin and light as possible. As it is, the notebook weighs just 3 pounds and is 14.9mm thick with an aluminum chassis.
This budget-friendly computer comes with an AMD Ryzen 3 3200U dual-core processor that operates at speeds of up to 3.5GHz. This notebook is relatively light at 3.5 pounds and quite thin at 19.9mm. Although this system is designed as a budget option, it comes with a solid feature set including a 1080p display, a built-in fingerprint scanner, and a USB Type-C port.
Dell upgraded its Vostro 14 laptops to support Intel’s new tenth-gen processors. This particular model comes with a tenth-gen Intel Core i7-10510U processor paired with an Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics chip for low-end gaming on the side. This notebook is best suited for work, and comes with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD to help get you through your work quicker.
HP Pavilion 14 14-ce1058wm Intel Core i5-8265U 14-Inch 1080p Laptop
HP designed its Pavilion 14 laptops to have a premium look and feel for an affordable price. This model features a metal chassis and an LED backlit keyboard. The system is also fairly light at 3.53 pounds and it features a 1080p display. Add to that the capable Intel Core i5-j8265U processor, 8GB of RAM, and the 256GB SSD, and you’ve got a fine notebook.
Asus Chromebook C423NA Intel Celeron N3350 14-Inch HD Laptop
Chromebooks are an ever-growing force in today’s mobile computing market. Systems like the Asus Chromebook C423NA are exceptionally small and lightweight and carry an incredible low $ 199 price tag. This model has an aluminum lid and weighs in at just 2.7 pounds and measures 16.1mm thick. The system also has 4GB of RAM and a 64GB storage device.
This model of Dell’s Vostro 15 7590 is well suited for both business and pleasure. Its fast six-core Intel Core i7-9750H processor is great for heavy multitasking and projects, while the built-in Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 can help accelerate image-editing tasks and run games with solid performance when your work is complete. Dell also equipped the system with a half-terabyte NVMe SSD, which gives you a large amount of fast storage space.
Apple MacBook Air Intel Core i5 13-Inch Laptop
Apple’s new MacBook Air features an Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. This system is also one of the lightest and thinnest laptops commercially available today. Clad in aluminum, it weighs just 2.75 pounds and measures 15.6mm thick. It also features a 2,560-by-1,600 display that reportedly has excellent color accuracy.
If you’re in the market for a true gaming desktop replacement, Dell’s Alienware M15 is perfect for you. This system comes equipped with an Intel Core i7-8750H and a high-end Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics processor. Combined, these parts give the notebook far more processing power than your average PC. The Alienware M15 also sports a 1080p display with a fast 144Hz refresh rate that is perfect for gaming.
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