13-inch m2-powered apple macbook air against light gray background

UPDATE: May. 4, 2024, 5:00 a.m. EDT This story has been updated with new laptop deals, pricing, and availability.

The very best laptop deals at a glance:

Best laptop deal under $300

Dell Inspiron 15 (3535))

$289.99 at Dell.com
(save $160)

a Dell Inspiron 15 (3535) with a green botanical screensaver


Best laptop deal under $600

HP Laptop 15t-fd100

$459.99 at HP.com
(save $540)

the HP Laptop 15t-fd100 with a rainbow screensaver


Best laptop deal under $900

Apple MacBook Air, 13-inch

$849 at Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo
(save $150)

the 13-inch m2 apple macbook air


Best laptop deal under $1,200

Apple MacBook Air, 15-inch (M2)

$1,199 at Best Buy
(save $300)

the 15-inch m2 apple macbook air

A new laptop is almost certainly a splurge, but keeping your eyes peeled for deals can make it much easier to pull the plug on an upgrade. The good news is that you’ve got options at a variety of price points via Best Buy, Amazon, and beyond, whether you’re looking for an everyday workhorse, a cheap Chromebook for homework, a 2-in-1 Windows PC for drawing, or a powerful premium gaming laptop.

Read on for our running list of the best laptop deals as of May 4. (And if you don’t see any models that check all the boxes on your spec wish list, come back soon: We add new picks every other week.)

Best laptop deal under $300


Dell Inspiron 15 (3535)

$289.99
at Dell.com

$449.99
Save $160.00



Why we like it

This Dell laptop features an AMD Ryzen 5 7520U processor from 2022, 8GB of RAM, 512GB of SSD storage, and a 15.6-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It’s nothing spectacular and a little outdated, but this is a spec sheet we rarely see at this price point: Most cheap, entry-level PCs under $300 have dinky discontinued Intel Pentium/Celeron CPUs, 4GB of RAM, pokier eMMC flash storage that maxes out at 128GB, and 60Hz refresh rates. (Hell, even some nicer laptops don’t have 120Hz refresh rates — M3 Apple MacBook Air included!) It’s marked down to $289.99, which is a 36% discount.

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Best laptop deal under $600


HP Laptop 15t-fd100

$459.99

$999.99
Save $540.00



Why we like it

At 54% off, this is the biggest discount we’ve yet encountered on a laptop powered by a brand-new Intel Core Ultra processor. It’s not much to write home about otherwise: There’s 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, a 720p webcam, a 15.6-inch IPS display, and a backlit keyboard (with a numeric keypad). But if all you really care about is oomph, it should make your shortlist at this price.

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Best laptop deal under $900


Apple MacBook Air, 13-inch

$849.00
at Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo

$999.00
Save $150.00



Why we like it

Read Mashable’s review of the 13-inch Apple MacBook Air (M2).

The 13-inch version of Apple’s previous-gen MacBook Air won a Mashable Choice Award upon release in mid-2022, with tech and games reporter Alex Perry praising its peppy M2 processor, superb battery life, satisfying keyboard, and lightweight frame. A permanent price drop spurred by March’s release of its (very comparable) predecessor has brought it down to a new starting price of $999, and a $150 discount at Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo scoots it even further into budget territory — as far as MacBooks are concerned, at least.

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Best laptop deal under $1,200


Apple MacBook Air, 15-inch (M2)

$1,199.00
at Best Buy

$1,499.00
Save $300.00



Why we like it

Read Mashable’s full review of the 15-inch Apple MacBook Air (M2).

Last year’s 15-inch M2 MacBook Air has a slightly larger (but just as pretty) Liquid Retina display and six speakers instead of four. Best of all, it still only weighs about three pounds. It’s technically been discontinued by Apple, meaning you can’t buy it in new condition through the Apple Store anymore, but certain third-party retailers still have it in stock. For its part, Best Buy has the 512GB model marked down to $1,199, or 20% off its $1,299 MSRP — an all-time low for this configuration.

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