Tech Published: 20 April 2024 Update: 20 April 2024

The best laptop deals for April 2024, from an M2 MacBook Air to the HP Spectre x360

Tech news
0
(0)
13-inch m2-powered apple macbook air against light gray background

UPDATE: Apr. 19, 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 (3520)
$279.99 at Dell.com
(save $50)
a Dell Inspiron 15 (3520) with a green botanical screensaver

Best laptop deal under $600

HP Chromebook Plus 15.6-inch
$399 at Best Buy
(save $100)
the HP Chromebook Plus 15.6-inch

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

HP Spectre x360 14t-eu000
$1,099.99 at HP.com
(save $350)
the HP Spectre x360 14t-eu000

A new laptop is almost always 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 April 19. (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 (3520)
$279.99
at Dell.com

$329.99
Save $50.00



Why we like it

This Dell laptop features a 12th-generation (2022) Intel Core i3 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB 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 It’s nothing spectacular and a little outdated, but this is a spec sheet we rarely see at this price point: Most cheap, entry-level PCs under $300 have dinky discontinued Intel Pentium/Celeron CPUs, 4GB of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 $279.99, which is a $50 discount.

More laptop deals under $300

Best laptop deal under $600


HP Chromebook Plus 15.6-inch
$399.00
at Best Buy

$499.00
Save $100.00



Why we like it

Read Mashable’s review of the HP Chromebook Plus 15.6-inch.

Despite needing better speakers and a longer battery life, HP’s Chromebook Plus 15.6-inch is a stellar big-screened laptop for budget shoppers. (Even more so at this price, which saves you 20%.) “[It] has capable internals, a vibrant display, and some interesting software features that make it a solid pick for Google-based productivity and (especially) entertainment,” to quote my own review. This is the base configuration with an Intel Core i3-N305 processor, 8GB of memory, and 128GB of Universal Flash Storage (UFS).

More laptop deals under $600

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 last month’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.

More laptop deals under $900

Best laptop deal under $1,200


HP Spectre x360 14t-eu000
$1,099.99
at HP.com

$1,449.99
Save $350.00



Why we like it

Read Mashable’s review of the HP Spectre x360 14.

Another Mashable Choice Award-winner, the new HP Spectre x360 14 is a superb 2-in-1 laptop with an exquisite keyboard, a rich 16:10 display, crisp speakers, and a looong battery life. (We got over 11 hours out of our battery tests.) It left tech editor Kim Gedeon extremely impressed: It’s “one of the best — if not the best — Windows laptops you can buy (for now),” she wrote. The base configuration with an Intel Core Ultra 5 125H processor, Intel Arc graphics, 16GB of memory, and 512GB of storage was on sale for $1,099.99 at the time of writing, or $350 off. That’s $50 cheaper than the sale price we flagged two weeks ago.

More laptop deals under $1,200

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.


Author:
Flavius Trica Creatif Agency Flavius Trica

Web designer and Co-Founder of Creatif.Agency, with more than 8 years in the design industry and a strong passion for digital art, has successfully managed to deliver one of the most creative web design agencies in San Francisco, California. Valuing quality, creativity, and customer satisfaction, always strive to improve!

Want to work with us?

Select the service you're interested in