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The 8 Best Laptop Deals Right Now (2022): Cheap Laptops, MacBooks, Accessories

We may have flew past Amazon’s second prime sale event of the year, but some deals remain and others have popped up around the web. Whether it’s luxury productivity laptops, wallet-friendly gadgets for students, or powerhouses for gamers, we’ve tracked down the best laptop deals right now.

For more laptop recommendations, check out our best laptops, best gaming laptops, best budget gaming laptops, best touchscreen laptops, and best budget laptops guides. Our guide to choosing the right laptop can help if you are unfamiliar with certain terms and specifications.

Updated October 2022: We’ve added new offerings from Razer, HP, and Asus.

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The best laptop deals

You may have come here looking for an absolute bargain, but these are decent deals on some more luxurious machines.

Photo: Samsung

The Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 got a mediocre rating in our test (6/10, WIRED review) but is much more attractive at this reduced price point. For $950 you’re getting one of the best designed 2-in-1s out there – one that actually feels usable in tablet mode. There’s an AMOLED 15.6-inch display that’s crisp and colorful alongside great performance for productivity tasks and long battery life. The trackpad isn’t our favorite, however.

It’s previously dropped to $1,049, but that’s still a good price for Apple’s latest MacBook (7/10, WIRED Recommends). The screen is slightly larger, there’s a fresh new design, and the webcam has been updated to 1080p. You also get pretty good performance for everyday tasks, and Apple has brought back the MagSafe charging port so your laptop doesn’t fly off the desk if you trip over the cable.

Do you want a huge screen for your laptop? You’ll be hard pressed to find another machine that offers this in such a light and sleek package. It also performs well with the 12th Gen Intel Core i7 chipset. Read more about it in our guide to the best laptops.

The best deals on laptop accessories

Working on the sofa is all well and good, but there’s plenty of room to make your work from home more comfortable and just plain better. Here are some deals on top accessories, from monitors for a second screen to a quality webcam for Zoom meetings.

Razer KiyoX

Photo: Razer

According to our guide, the Kiyo X is the best webcam for most people. Automatic white balance and color saturation help you present yourself clearly with little effort on your part. The Razer Synapse app lets you adjust camera settings fairly easily, and it’s cheap too.

Another of our favorites for working from home, this no-fuss BenQ monitor offers 1080p resolution, a good-sized screen, and surprisingly pleasing color for its low price. It can also be VESA mounted if you’d rather ditch the stand.

We like this little USB-C hub because it packs a 4K HDMI port, USB-A, 85W USB-C (for passthrough charging or data transfer), and a headphone jack into a wonderfully portable package. It’s a great choice for the hybrid worker who is often in the office but also works from home.

The best budget laptop deals

Cheap laptops come in many forms, from budget Chromebooks to entry-level, kid-friendly Windows laptops, all for $700 or less. You can find more of our most popular cheap laptops here.

Photo: HP

One of our favorite budget laptops, the HP Pavilion x360 14 is a great value device that looks great. Along with the 360-degree hinge, there’s an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. For just over $600, you also get a Full HD IPS display and what our tester called a “very nice keyboard.”

The Asus VivoBook was long the Top pick in the WIRED UK Best Budget Laptops Guide, and this model offers similar quality but with an Intel chip replacing an AMD. There are strong productivity specs, including a well-sized 512GB SSD, alongside a sleek metal body. This has the bigger discount, but the 14-inch model is also on sale for $632 ($98 off).

How to buy a refurbished laptop

Purchasing refurbished devices is relatively easy as dealers and manufacturers offer refurbished devices at attractive prices. Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, and Walmart sell these laptops. Brands like Apple, Dell, and Lenovo also sell refurbished models in their own stores.

The key is to figure out what “outdated” means on each of these sites so you know exactly what you’re getting. First, refurbished can often mean a unit that has been tested to be in good condition or has been restored to meet certain standards, along with a new warranty.

For example, here is an excerpt from Best Buy’s refurbished laptop policy: “A refurbished item has been inspected, repaired and restored to like-new, clean, working condition and includes all parts and accessories. These are generally electronic devices that have been returned for any reason… Because they’ve gone through a thorough inspection process to ensure they work as good as new, the best refurbished laptop is actually less likely to have defects or problems than one like this comes from the factory… Most refurbished items are covered by the Best Buy Return and Exchange Promise and are guaranteed for a minimum of 90 days.”

Policies vary between retailers, so it’s worth checking to see if there’s a thorough testing process in place and if these devices are refurbished to an “as good as new” standard (and if they have a new warranty). It’s also worth checking the refund and return policies in your state or country to see what your options are if you run into out-of-warranty issues.

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