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The best laptop deals on Amazon ahead of Prime Day 2022

The best laptop deals on Amazon ahead of Prime Day 2022

The best laptop deals right now include some of the most popular models from recent years.

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New laptop models are starting to roll out, and you know what that means: you don’t have to wait for Amazon Prime Day to save money on a new laptop. Big brands like Apple and Samsung tend to clear out their inventory when they release new models, and that’s good news for people looking for a laptop deal right now on Amazon.


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Best Apple MacBook Deal: Apple MacBook Air (Apple M1, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD), $949 (was $1,000)

Best Samsung Laptop Deal: 15.6″ Samsung Chromebook 4 (Intel Celeron N4000 processor, 6GB RAM), $270 (was $350)

Best gaming laptop deal: Acer Predator Helios 300 15.6-inch gaming laptop, $1,399 (was $1,500)


With the arrival of new models, deals are offered on many older models so that retailers can clear their stock. The best versions of some previous years see price drops such as the MacBook and Samsung Chromebook. That means you can get a relatively new model without paying full price…and without waiting for Amazon Prime Day 2022 in July.

CBS Essentials has rounded up the best Amazon laptop deals below, including discounts on gaming laptops. Whether you’re looking to replace your aging laptop or it’s just time to upgrade, you can save money on your brand new laptop with these discounts.

The best laptop deals available

Apple MacBook Air: $949

Apple MacBookAir

Apple


Oldtimer Deals Macbook Air models aren’t always easy to find, but at under $1,000, it’s worth a look. This M1-powered model gives you 8GB of memory, 256GB of storage, and up to 18 hours of battery life. And because it incorporates Apple’s powerful M1 chip, it will support you in the most demanding tasks such as photo editing and graphic design.

Apple MacBook Air (Apple M1, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD), $949


15.6″ Samsung Chromebook 4 (Intel Celeron N4000 processor, 6GB RAM), $270 (was $350)

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Thin, light, and powerful, it’s a handy MacBook alternative for Windows users, especially if you have kids…or are just used to ditching your laptops.

Boasting military-grade durability, this model features a spacious 15.6-inch screen, super-fast Wi-Fi connection speeds and up to 12 hours of battery life. It even offers Google-supported voice assistance.

15.6″ Samsung Chromebook 4 (Intel Celeron N4000 processor, 6GB RAM), $270 (was $350)


HP Pavilion x360 14-inch convertible laptop: $678 (was $780)

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HP Pavilion x360 14-inch convertible laptop: $678 (was $780)

If you don’t need a ton of storage and don’t like toting around a fairly powerful laptop, here’s a deal for you. Unlike similar laptops in its class, which can weigh close to five or six pounds, this one weighs just 3.55 pounds. Its 4.5GHz processor speed is also more than respectable for its class.

HP Pavilion x360 14″ Convertible Laptop (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

HP 14 14″ laptop: $200 (was $260)

No, your eyes do not deceive you; if you have a tight budget, note that this model still offers a decent-sized screen and a respectable 64 GB of storage.

14″ HP 14 (Intel Celeron N4020, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, $200 (was $260)


LG Gram 17: $1,453

LG Gram 17

LG


The winner LG Gram 17 isn’t just the lightest 17-inch laptop on the market. At under three pounds, it’s also among the lightest laptops out there, without sacrificing performance. If you’re looking for a 17-inch laptop that won’t feel like a burden while on the go, this configuration, available on Amazon, will save you a bundle.

LG Gram 17 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD), $1,453 (was $1,850)


14-inch Lenovo Flex 5 laptop: $580

Lenovo Flex 5

Lenovo


2-in-1 fans won’t have to pay big bucks for a new hybrid laptop with the well-received Lenovo Flex 5 now sitting at a price below $800. Highly rated by reviewers, this laptop from Lenovo is lauded for its combination of outstanding performance and equally great features like Dolby Audio speakers, responsive keyboard and up to 14 hours of battery life. Its midrange configuration touting Ryzen 5 5500U, 16GB of memory and 256GB of storage is $250 on Amazon, giving you more bang for your buck.

14″ Lenovo Flex 5 (AMD Ryzen 5, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD), $580 (was $850)


The best gaming laptop deal right now

Some popular gaming laptops are also on sale right now, especially on Amazon.

Acer Predator Helios 300 15.6-inch gaming laptop, $1,399 (was $1,500)

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If you’re looking for a decent gaming laptop that won’t completely blow your budget, this is your pick.

“Battery life is amazing,” enthuses one verified Amazon buyer, “and the picture is extremely clear for a laptop of this size.” Other buyers note the model’s “incredible” speed and sharp display for the price.

Acer Predator Helios 300 15.6-inch gaming laptop, $1,399 (was $1,500)


Other Laptops to Consider

This highly rated laptop from HP isn’t currently on Amazon, but it’s definitely on sale.

14″ HP Pavilion x360: $480 (instead of $630)

HP Pavilion x360

HP


If you don’t need a lot of horsepower, take a look at the 14 inch HP Pavilion x360. You get top-notch features including an HD touchscreen and 2-in-1 form factor.

14″ HP Pavilion x360 (Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD), $480 (was $630)


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