Shopping for a new laptop can be difficult, especially with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Thankfully, laptop manufacturers run amazing deals on this year’s top models up to the last minute of Christmas.
You can take advantage of these year end sales and get your final Christmas shopping done at once, and you can skip the mall at the same time.
We’ve rounded up some of Amazon’s best deals on ultrabooks, 2-in-1 laptops, Chromebooks, and gaming laptops. If you order soon, you should be able to get everything before Christmas.
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1. $200 Off ASUS ZenBook UX303UA 13.3-Inch Laptop
The ASUS ZenBook UX303UA is an excellent mid-tier laptop that combines a solid set of performance specs with a sleek 13.3-inch touchscreen setup in a traditional clamshell style.
This sleek little laptop packs a powerful 6th-generation Intel Core i5-6200U CPU, which combined with 8 GB of RAM, allows for seamless multitasking and some potential for light gaming. It has two second Instant On functionality and quickly resumes from standby mode.
It has a 256 GB SSD for storing software and files, so you will likely want an external drive to do your bulk file storage. It also has other nice features like a backlit keyboard and a 7 hour battery life.
At $200 off, this laptop is a well-rounded choice that can handle the rigor of work or school use, and comes in a lightweight and portable form that is straight to business.
Price: $699.99 (22 percent off MSRP)
2. $250 Off Microsoft Surface Pro 4
The Microsoft Surface Pro Series blurs the line between tablet and laptop. Technically, the Surface Pro is a tablet, but when combined with its optional Type Cover, it functions almost identically to a touchscreen laptop.
The differences are further obscured by the Surface Pro 4’s excellent tech specs. Their middle-of-the-road model sports a 6th gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 4 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage space, expandable by an SD card. Its battery can handle up to 9 hours of video playback.
Its 12.3-inch PixelSense display is designed to work with the surface pen, and included stylus that can be programmed for macro functions. The Surface Pro 4 even runs Windows 10, so if you are looking for a laptop, and are willing to shill an extra $100 for a type cover, don’t overlook this machine. Especially since it is currently 25% off, saving you about $250 off its normal price.
Price: $749.99 (25 percent off MSRP)
3. $350 Off HP Spectre X2 12-Inch 2-in-1 Laptop
The 2-in-1 HP Spectre X2 shares a number of features with the Surface Pro 4, including a stainless steel kickstand for use in tablet mode, a removable keyboard (included with this model), and a huge price discount for the holidays.
And while the trade-offs for going with a 2-in-1 like the Spectre or the Surface Pro mean that you usually sacrifice performance for form factor, the Spectre X2 still manages to deliver a pretty fast computing experience for $500.
The 12-inch tablet portion of this device is powered by an Intel Core M5, a small fanless processor that is more focused on portability and energy efficiency than performance.
This makes gaming and running CPU-intensive software a challenge, but it allows this computer to be lightweight, versatile, and long-lasting with a 10 hour battery life.
Price: $499.99 (41 percent off MSRP)
4. 20% Off Lenovo Y700 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop
As far as gaming laptops go, the Lenovo Y700 is one of the best values out there. This heavy 15.6-inch laptop is not particularly portable with its GTX 960M mobile GPU and max 4 hour battery life, but that’s not why you would want a gaming laptop in the first place.
You would want a gaming laptop to be able to run games anywhere. And you certainly can with the Y700’s Intel Core i7 CPU, 8 GB RAM, and 1 TB HDD. The graphics card is the most important element, though, and the 960M can meet the benchmarks to play most any game.
You also get useful features features like a backlit keyboard, powerful JBL speakers, and powerful thermal cooling. The 15.6-inch 1920×1080 screen is bright and vibrant to catch every detail.
Price: $877.35 (20 percent off MSRP)
5. 17% Off Apple 13-Inch MacBook Pro MD101LL/A
Apple’s latest MacBook Pros have received criticism for having a lower battery life than advertised, as well as a questionable suite of ports to use.
That’s why many prefer the older MacBook Pro MD101LL/A model, from what some will go on to call the Golden Age of Mac.
At almost $200 off, you are getting an awesome deal on the MacBook Pro, which sports an Intel Core i5 CPU, 4 GB of RAM, and has a 500 GB HDD to store files.
Their sleek design and intuitive OS X system give them a big appeal to creative design aficionados, but anyone can enjoy a MacBook when it’s on sale.
Price: $908.80 (17 percent off MSRP)
6. 20% MSI GE62 Apache Pro-014 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop
The MSI APache series is one of the most no-nonsense lines of gaming laptops around, and right now, their Pro-014 15.6-inch model has double savings between a holiday discount and a $100 post-purchase rebate.
This laptop has the same GTX 960M GPU as the Lenovo Y700, but shows up the Y700 in every other field. It has 16 GB of RAM, plus a hybrid 128 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD for fast booting and extra storage space.
This model has USB 2.0 and USB Type-C ports, plus a full-color Steel Series backlit keyboard. Plus, this PC still has a nearly-extinct DVD drive, in case you need to install older games.
The downside? The battery life is pretty low, and this laptop weighs a whopping four pounds. Again, this is a small price to pay for the raw gaming performance you unlock with this laptop, but still something to consider as you decide which laptop is right for you.
Price: $1,029.00 (13 percent off MSRP + $100 mail-in rebate)
7. ASUS C201 11.6-Inch Chromebook
Chromebooks are a great secondary laptop for a desktop diehard, or a student with minimal software needs. These Chrome-based netbooks can only run a small selection of Google softwares, but if you mostly just work from the web anyway, you will get fantastic performance at a great price.
This Chromebook is more souped up than most with a starting MSRP of $400, but with its current sale price, it’s an easy pick over more basic Chromebook models.
It’s processor is nothing to write home about, but it has 4 GB of RAM and a 16 GB internal storage, which is enough for light use. For me, the real appeal of the Chromebook is near instant boot times and their insane 13 hour battery life.
Price: $179.00 (56 percent off MSRP)
8. 22% Off Lenovo Flex 4 14-Inch 2-in-1 Laptop
The Lenovo Flex 4 is a hybrid laptop-tablet that flexibly fold its keyboard all the way behind the screen for versatile use. But with this laptop’s high-performance specs and beautiful 14-inch screen, you can easily ignore the gimmick and use it as a workhorse machine.
The Flex 4 has a 6th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB HDD (which can be substituted for a faster-running 256 GB SSD). This compact machine even has a mobile graphics card, the AMD R5 M430. The card has 2 GB of video RAM, and allows this laptop to play games at pretty decent graphics settings.
The Flex 4 is a great all-around laptop, and with a 22 percent discount, you’re getting a great deal as well.
Price: $669.99 (22 percent off MSRP)
9. $800 Off ASUS ROG G752VY-DH72 17-Inch Gaming Laptop
ASUS’ Republic of Gamers line of laptops is all about going big or going home. With the G752VY-DH72 17-Inch Gaming Laptop, you are definitely doing the former.
This PC’s 17-inch screen is not particularly backpack friendly, but you might as well have a big screen if you’re going to load your laptop up with a GTX 980M GPU with 5GB of VRAM, 32 GB of RAM, and a hybrid 1 TB HDD with a 256 GB SSD to load Windows 10 onto.
This laptop also has a 6th gen Intel Core i7 CPU. Its backlit keys, DVD drive, and generous variety of ports almost fill out the incredible surface area of this laptop, but alas, you still have plenty of space to rest your wrists.
Don’t count on getting an awesome battery life with all these features, but do count on an awesome deal, as the G752VY-DH72 is currently $800 of its normal price, allowing your to pick up this beast for under $2,000.
Price: $1,799.99 (31 percent off MSRP)
10. 23% Off HP 15-ay013nr 15.6-Inch Laptop
The HP 15-ay013nr is a simple 15.6-inch clamshell laptop, and for someone who doesn’t have complicated PC needs, this is probably all you’re looking for. And that’s perfectly fine.
The 6th gen Intel Core i5 processor is nice, as is the 8 GB of RAM, and the 128 GB SSD. The non-touch screen is not a big loss, and you’ll probably be glad to have a DVD drive built right in while discs are still relevant.
But what you’ll love about this HP laptop is its price. With its holiday discount of $130 off, this laptop is only $430, and for a reliable workhorse like this one, that’s a great deal. This one is a great pick for students on a budget.
Price: $429.99 (23 percent off MSRP)
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