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Shoppers hoping for a laptop deal on Cyber Monday have lots of great choices.
Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and other retailers are advertising appealing Cyber Monday laptop deals, including highly rated models from Apple, Dell, Microsoft, and LG. Some laptop deals are holdovers from Black Friday, so if you didn’t have time to shop over the weekend, you could be in luck.
The bulk of the deals, which are live now, are for models that sit squarely in the middle of the pricing spectrum. If your computing needs generally consist of writing emails, browsing the web, and editing the occasional photo, these laptops should do the job.
You’ll also find a few deals on higher-end models, especially gaming laptops, which have become popular in recent years in part because of the rise of “e-sports” titles such as “Fortnite” and “League of Legends.”
In addition to the deals outlined below, Apple fans can check out the company’s own sales event, which runs online and in stores through Monday. You get free gift cards with the purchase of select items. For example, if you buy a MacBook Air (which starts at $1,099 and performed quite well in our tests), you get a $100 gift card that can be used online or at a store—even as part of the payment for the laptop itself. Other Apple products, including the iPad mini and Apple Watch Series 3, also qualify for a gift card, in this case worth $50 and $25, respectively.
Here are some of the best Cyber Monday laptop deals you’ll find this year, arranged by retailer. Please note that pricing can change, so check before you click Buy.
Amazon Laptop Deals
Samsung Chromebook 3
The deal: $180 at Amazon
CR’s test results: Samsung Chromebook 3
This 11.6-inch Chromebook usually goes for around $280. Like all Chromebooks, it uses Google’s Chrome OS (instead of Windows or macOS) and is primarily intended for light tasks like browsing the web, reading email, and editing text documents. The specs are modest—a lower-end ARM Cortex A8 processor, 4GB of memory, and 64GB of flash storage—so don’t expect world-beating performance. That said, our testers had no major complaints with the model.
Best Buy Laptop Deals
15.6-Inch Dell Inspiron
The deal: $300 at Best Buy
CR’s test results: Dell Inspiron i7590-5841BLK
This laptop usually goes for around $450. This is a midrange model, with an Intel Core i3 processor, 8 gigabytes of memory, and 128GB of solid state storage. It should be sufficient for everyday tasks, such as browsing the web and doing work in apps such as Microsoft Word and Google Docs, but you may want to steer clear of more demanding tasks, such as editing photos or videos. While the model we tested had more powerful components, this model should still perform well enough for many consumers.
13-Inch Apple MacBook Air
The deal: $900 at Best Buy
CR’s test results: Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2019, MVFH2LL/A)
The MacBook Air is Apple’s entry-level laptop for mainstream consumers, and it’s usually available for around $1,100. This model has an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, and 128GB of solid state storage space—more than enough to get work done in apps such as Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Apple’s iWork but perhaps not enough to edit high-resolution video or play graphics-heavy games.
Costco Laptop Deals
17-Inch LG Gram
The deal: $1,100 at Costco
CR’s test results: LG Gram 17
This model usually goes for around $1,500. It’s also among the best-scoring laptops in our ratings, impressing our testers with its strong performance, battery life (15.25 hours), and light weight (2.9 pounds). Under the hood, you’ll find an Intel Core 7 processor, 16GB of memory, and 256GB of solid state storage. Outside of tasks that truly require a dedicated graphics card (such as high-end gaming), this laptop is powerful enough for just about any job you throw at it.
Dell.com Laptop Deals
15-Inch Dell G3
The deal: $850 at Dell.com
CR’s test results: Dell G3 15
This laptop is usually available for $1,150. As a gaming laptop, it has high-end specs that also make it well-suited to heavy-duty tasks, such as editing video. It has an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, 512GB of solid state storage, and a dedicated Nvidia graphics card. The model we tested is similar but uses an older Intel processor and a Nvidia graphics card. That makes direct comparisons between the two models difficult, but you can still expect the sale model to do a good job for folks who need a bit more horsepower—or simply a machine that better suits their “Fortnite” skills.
Microsoft.com Laptop Deals
13-Inch Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
The deal: $1,000 at Microsoft.com
CR’s test results: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (13-inch)
This is a brand new (as in, released just about a month ago) traditional notebook that usually goes for closer to $1,300. It’s got good specs, too, with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, and 256GB of solid state storage. As long as you don't plan to regularly edit video or play graphics-heavy video games, you’ll be well-served with this laptop. It’s one of the highest-scoring 13-inch models in our ratings.
Target Laptop Deals
14-Inch HP Chromebook
The deal: $120 at Target
CR’s test results: HP Chromebook 14-DB0030NR
This Chromebook usually sells for a little more than $200. Like many Chromebooks, it has modest specs: an AMD A4 processor, 4GB of memory, and 32GB of flash storage. That’s not a lot of storage. But the idea with Chromebooks is that you’ll keep most of your documents, including text files and photos, in the cloud, obviating the need for a large hard drive. We tested a similar but more powerful model in our labs.
Walmart Laptop Deals
15.6-Inch Lenovo IdeaPad 330S
The deal: $300 at Walmart
CR’s test results: Lenovo IdeaPad 330S-15IKB
This notebook is usually priced around $450. It has midrange specs, including an AMD Ryzen 5 processor (which is similar to an Intel Core i5), 8GB of memory, and 256GB of solid state storage. We tested a similar model with an Intel Core i5, and it performed well, likely making this a good choice for consumers looking to browse the web, edit spreadsheets, and edit the odd photo or two.
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