Best Prime Day Laptop Deals: Grab an Asus VivoBook With an OLED Display for Only $640 – CNET

Early Prime Day deals have started popping up, and if you’re a student getting ready for school, a gamer raring to play or even someone just looking for something to browse on, it’s a great time to snag a new laptop. Amazon Prime Day is just days away, but some of the best deals are already here. There are sales on laptops with Intel’s current chip family, the 12th-gen Core products code-named Alder Lake, and if you want something with an AMD chip, there are deals for you as well.

Check out the Asus VivoBook 15 on sale at Amazon; it supplies an OLED display for an unbelievably low price. And Best Buy isn’t letting the summer go by with slashing prices — it has a trio of Lenovo Yoga convertibles on sale this week. I’ve also included other strong deals I’ve 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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Asus

OLED for the masses! This midrange laptop from Asus boasts a 15.6-inch OLED display with 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 got 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 solid-state drive, it has more memory and double the storage capacity that you’ll find in most budget laptops. It also has 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 an even better deal at its current discount.

Newegg

Dell’s entry-level Inspiron has an admittedly drab, plastic chassis, but it serves up a full-HD (1,920×1,080-pixel), 15.6-inch touch display powered by an 11th-gen, quad-core Core i5 processor along with 16GB of RAM and a huge 1TB SSD. That’s double the memory and storage space you usually find at this price.

MSI

MSI’s version of the MacBook boasts a thin, sleek, all-aluminum enclosure and has been updated with 12th-gen Intel processors. This model is $200 off at Newegg and features a 12th-gen Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. You also get a pair of Thunderbolt 4 ports. The 14-inch display features a full HD resolution but has the older 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio rather than the taller 16:10 ratio that provides more room to work. Still, this is a thin, light and rugged laptop and it’s a great deal at its current sale price.

Newegg

This 15-inch Pavilion 15 offers a well-rounded configuration for the money. Its 15.6-inch, full HD display is powered by an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. It features a basic, plastic chassis but it’s fairly thin with a sleek, brushed aluminum finish. It also supplies both USB-A and USB-C ports so you don’t have to carry a dongle with you to connect your USB devices

Newegg

This budget-to-midrange laptop from HP may have an uninspired plastic enclosure, but if you care more about screen size, memory allotment and storage space than you do about a sleek design, then this model is worth checking out. It should offer decent performance, too, with double the RAM and solid-state storage usually included on most other laptops at this price. At this price, you can usually find 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, but sometimes less. In that light, the 32GB of memory and the 1TB SSD here are downright thrilling. You also get a full-HD (1,920×1,080-pixel) resolution for the roomy 17.3-inch display.

Lenovo

Lenovo’s midrange two-in-one convertible laptop is based on 11th-gen Intel Core processors and boasts the Intel Evo badge and an all-metal body. This discounted model features a 15.6-inch full HD touchscreen powered by an 11th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 12GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics and a 512GB SSD.

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Lenovo’s premium two-in-one convertible delivers the Intel Evo platform inside a thin yet durable all-metal chassis. This model features an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics and a 512GB SSD. The 14-inch touchscreen boasts a 4K resolution and can rotate 360 degrees into tablet mode to be tapped, swiped and drawn on with the included active pen.

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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 3 pounds, making this 17.3-inch desktop replacement roughly the same weight as your typical 13.3-inch ultraportable. The spacious 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 and can save nearly $300 on it right now.

Read our LG Gram 16 review.

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