The best laptop deals for May 2023, from older Apple MacBooks to the new Samsung Galaxy Book3
UPDATE: May. 20, 2023, 5:00 a.m. EDT This story has been updated with the latest and greatest laptop deals.
The only thing better than a great laptop is a great laptop that fits your budget. Nowadays, even cheap PCs pack the specs to help you tackle whatever’s on your to-do list, whether it’s work, school assignments, watching Netflix, or just endlessly browsing social media. If you’re hunting for a new one but don’t necessarily want to wipe your savings account in one go, we’re compiling a weekly list of the best deals on laptops across major retailers right here. Read on for our top picks as of May 20 (categorized by price, then listed in alphabetical order).
It won’t blow you away with its Athlon Silver 3050U processor, 128GB of eMMC storage, or low-res display, but according to our friends over at PCMag (which is owned by Mashable’s publisher, Ziff Davis), this 15-inch Lenovo laptop from 2022 earns points for its all-day battery life and durable build. A deal at Best Buy makes it a good value: You’ll pay just $199.99 instead of its usual $329.99 MSRP, which is a $30 price drop since last week. Note that it comes with three free months of Xbox Game Pass (worth $29.97), though we wouldn’t recommend playing any games on it besides The Sims or Minecraft on low graphics settings.
The latest Lenovo Yoga 7i is a slim, 16-inch convertible laptop with this year’s 13th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, a bright 16:10, 60Hz display, smart facial recognition, and a battery life of up to 12.5 hours per charge. Head to Best Buy to snag the base configuration with 8GB of RAM and a hefty 512GB of storage on sale for just $549.99, which takes 31% off its suggested retail price of $799.99.
This is the 13-inch MacBook Air from 2020 with an M1 chip, a sleek fanless design, and an 18-hour battery life — you may recall it nabbing a Mashable Choice Award upon release. Its 256GB configuration is on sale at the record-low price of $799.99 at Amazon, which is about $200 off its usual retail price of $999. You won’t find a cheaper MacBook anywhere unless you go the used/refurbished route.
We’re finally seeing some decent non-trade-in deals on the new Galaxy Book3 series during this month’s Discover Samsung Summer Event. The entry-level model is the Galaxy Book3, a lightweight traditional laptop featuring a snappy 13th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and a 15.6-inch full HD display with a wide 16:9 aspect ratio. Its Intel Arc GPU configuration with 512GB of storage is down to $949.99 (normally $1,199.99), a deal that Best Buy was matching at the time of writing.