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If you’ve made it this far through the pandemic working from home using your current laptop, then perhaps it’s time to upgrade to a new model for the new year. With Intel announcing new 12th-gen Core processors and AMD rolling out new Ryzen chips at CES earlier this month, we should start seeing discounts on current laptops as vendors make way for upcoming models with the new chips.
The best deal I see this week is the Asus VivoBook 15 that’s $80 off at Amazon and features a 15.6-inch OLED display. And check out the pair of versatile and stylish Lenovo Yoga two-in-one convertibles on sale right now at Best Buy. I’ve also highlighted other strong deals I found at Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg.
Check out the options below, which are regularly updated as sales expire and new deals emerge.
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The highlight of this deeply discounted HP laptop at Newegg is its AMD Ryzen 5 5500U CPU. Nearly every laptop at this price features a quad-core processor, but the Ryzen 5 here is a six-core chip for better multimedia and multitasking performance. It also provides a sufficient 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. The roomy 17.3-inch display delivers full HD (1,920×1,080 pixels) resolution, which isn’t always a given on budget models that often force you to get by with a 720p panel.
OLED for the masses! This midrange laptop from Asus boasts a 15.6-inch OLED display with a full HD (1,920×1,080-pixel) resolution. Not only is it a step up from budget models that make you get by with a 720p screen, but it’s also an OLED panel that delivers stellar contrast. It’s also thinner and lighter than any 15-inch budget model. Based on an 11th-gen Core i5 CPU and featuring 12GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, it features more memory and double the solid-state storage capacity than you’ll find with most budget laptops. It also supplies both Type-A and Type-C USB ports, saving you from having to carry around an adapter. It’s a good deal at its $800 list price and even better at its current discounted price of $720.
This 15.6-inch model from Acer boasts AMD’s powerful octo-core Ryzen 7 5700U CPU along with an ample 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. You’d be hard-pressed to find better components for the price. The 15.6-inch display delivers a full HD resolution, and the laptop features Windows 11 Home.
This 13-inch two-in-one convertible offers a dash of style, with an all-metal body and lid wrapped in blue stain-resistant fabric. Inside, this discounted model features an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. The 13.3-inch touchscreen has full-HD resolution and can rotate 360 degrees into tablet mode.
Lenovo’s latest premium two-in-one convertible delivers the Intel Evo platform inside a thin yet durable all-metal chassis. This discounted model features an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics and a 512GB SSD. A leather lid helps protect the 14-inch touchscreen, which has 4K resolution and can be tapped and drawn on with the included active pen.
Most 17-inch laptops are gaming monsters. The LG Gram 17 is neither a gaming laptop nor a monster. It lacks dedicated graphics to drive 3D games but is only 0.7-inch thick and weighs less than three pounds, making this 17.3-inch desktop replacement roughly the same weight as your typical 13.3-inch ultraportable. The spacious 2K (2,560×1,600-pixel) display is powered by an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and integrated Intel Iris Plus graphics. You also get a roomy 1TB SSD for storage. You can pick it up at a discount at either Amazon or Best Buy.