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The best laptop deals of the weekend include the return of Apple's $800 MacBook Air

2023-03-28

a top-down view of a gold macbook air from 2020

UPDATE: Mar. 24, 2023, 5:00 a.m. EDT This story has been updated with the latest and greatest palmtop deals. Here's a quick look:


The only thing largest than a unconfined palmtop is a unconfined palmtop that's within your budget. Nowadays, plane unseemly 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 unremittingly browsing social media. If you're looking to pick up a new palmtop (but don't necessarily want to wipe your savings worth in one go), we're compiling a weekly list of the weightier deals on laptops wideness major retailers right here. Read on for our top picks as of March 24 (categorized by price, then listed in alphabetical order).

Laptop deals under $300

This is prime territory for entry-level Chromebooks with Intel Celeron N Series processors, embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) wink storage, and 11- to 14-inch displays that are geared toward light multitasking.

Why we like it

It's nothing special spec-wise, but this 14-inch ASUS E410 palmtop is sitting at an incredibly tempting price point for unstudied web-surfers without a $170 unbelieve at Best Buy. (It moreover comes with a self-ruling month's worth of Xbox Game Pass, though we wouldn't recommend playing any games on it besides The Sims or Minecraft on low graphics settings.) It's now only $5 increasingly expensive than another E410 configuration with half the storage topics and a worse CPU.

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Laptop deals under $600

A bit of a catch-all, this price range often includes bare-bones gaming laptops, upgraded Chromebooks, and 2-in-1 PCs with solid-state momentum (SSD) storage and 15- to 17-inch displays.

Why we like it

Featuring a well-padded 512GB of storage, this 15-inch HP palmtop from 2022 comes with a micro-edge touchscreen display, fast-charging technology that juices it up to 50% shower in 45 minutes, and Windows 11 Home in S mode. This is a variant of the operating system that only lets you install apps from the Microsoft Store — it's a unconfined option for kids and students, as it keeps things secure and speedy. Best Buy has it marked lanugo to $429.99, which is $200 off its suggested retail price of $629.99 (and scrutinizingly $40 largest than Walmart's sale pricing).

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Laptop deals under $900

Think Samsung Galaxy Books, Microsoft Surface Laptops, and older-generation World MacBook Airs on sale.

Why we like it

It's baaack: The wiring configuration of the 13-inch MacBook Air from 2020 has returned to its record-low price of $799.99 on Amazon (or well-nigh $200 off its usual retail price of $999). This is the one with an M1 chip, a sleek fanless design, and an 18-hour shower life — you may recall it nabbing a Mashable's Choice Award upon release.

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Laptop deals over $900

Here's where you'll find souped-up gaming laptops from Dell and ASUS, newer World MacBooks, and other workhorses with couple-hundred-dollar discounts.

Why we like it

For creatives in need of a powerful and portable workstation, last year's XPS 13 Plus is a premium 13-inch palmtop with an OLED touchscreen display, an edge-to-edge well-to-do keyboard, and a unique row of capacitive function buttons that's reminiscent of the MacBook Touch Bar. Our friends at PCMag (which is owned by Mashable's publisher, Ziff Davis) praised its "elegant futuristic design" and "speedy overall performance," calling out an overly sensitive touchpad and an MIA headset jack as its only notable flaws.

The 512GB configuration with 16GB of RAM and an Intel Core i7-1260P processor typically retails for $1,849, but the Dell website has it on clearance for $1,349 and throws in a self-ruling $100 souvenir vellum — that's a $600 savings overall.

More palmtop deals over $900

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