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The best laptop deals for August 2023: Apple, ASUS, Lenovo, and more

UPDATE: Aug. 12, 2023, 5:00 a.m. EDT This story has been updated with the latest and greatest laptop deals.

UPDATE: Aug. 12, 2023, 5:00 .m. EDT story has been updated with the latest and greatest laptop deals.

Featured picks:
Best laptop deal under $300
Best laptop deal under $600

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i (Intel Core i5-1135G7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)
$399.99 at Best Buy and Lenovo.com
(save $230)
Best laptop deal under $900

Apple MacBook Air, 13-inch (Apple M1, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
$749.99 at Amazon and Best Buy
(save $249.01)
Best laptop deal under $1,200
Best laptop deal over $1,200

The only thing better than great laptop is a great laptop that your budget — and the back-to-school season late July to mid-August is a fantastic time to find one on sale. From the latest Apple MacBooks to cheap Chromebooks for homework, versatile 2-in-1s for streaming or drawing, and premium gaming machines with a ton of horsepower, we're compiling a running list of the best laptop deals across major retailers right here every week. Read on for our top picks as of Aug. 12 (categorized by price, then listed in alphabetical order).

Best laptop deals under $300


Our pick: ASUS Vivobook 14 X412
$299 in the ASUS Store (save $100)



Why we like it

This 14-inch ASUS laptop has a sleek NanoEdge display, a backlit keyboard, an AMD Ryzen 3 processor with 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. It's not a super impressive spec sheet, but it's very solid within the context of its current sale price of $299 and worthwhile for everyday multitasking. (Most cheap, entry-level PCs under $300 have pokey N Series CPUs, 4GB of RAM, and sluggish eMMC storage that caps out at 128GB.)

More laptop deals under $300

Acer Chromebook 315 (Intel Celeron N4500, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC) — $249.99 $349.99 (save $100)

Acer Chromebook 514 (MediaTek Kompanio 828, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC) — $249.99 $399.99 (save $150)

ASUS L510MA (Intel Celeron N4020, 4GB RAM, 128GB eMMC) — $199 $279.99 (save $80.99)

HP Chromebook 14a-na1097nr (Intel Pentium Silver N6000, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC) — $279.99 $369.99 (save $90)

HP Chromebook Laptop 15at-na000 (Intel Celeron N4500, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC) — $219.99 $329.99 (save $110)

HP Laptop 15z-fc000 (AMD Athlon Silver 7120U, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) — $279.99 $459.99 (save $180)

Lenovo 3i Chromebook (Intel Pentium Silver N6000, 4BG RAM, 128GB eMMC) — $249.99 $439.99 (save $190)

Best laptop deals under $600


Our pick: Lenovo IdeaPad 3i
$399.99 at Best Buy and Lenovo.com (save $230)



Why we like it

“If you're looking for a full-size, low-priced budget laptop, you could do a lot worse than Lenovo's 15.6-inch ,” write the experts at PCMag, who gave it an “Excellent” 4/5 rating. (Full disclosure: PCMag is owned by Mashable's publisher, Ziff Davis.) The configuration with an 11th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a meaty 512GB of storage typically retails for $629.99, but we just found it on sale for $399.99 at Best Buy and on the Lenovo website. That's $20 cheaper than its Memorial Day deal and a $30 price drop since last week.

More laptop deals under $600

Acer Aspire 5 (Intel Core i5-1235U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $599.99 $699.99 (save $100)

ASUS F515 (Intel Core i7-1165G7, 8GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $499 $869 (save $370)

ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED (Intel Core i5-1240P, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $549.99 $749.99 (save $200)

Dell Inspiron 14 5425 (AMD Ryzen 7 5825U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) $519.99 $769.99 (save $250)

Dell Inspiron 15 3520 (Intel Core i3-1115G4, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $349.99 $479.99 (save $130)

Dell Inspiron 16 5630 (Intel Core i5-1335U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)$599.99 $849.99 (save $250)

Dell Inspiron 16 7635 2-in-1 (AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $579.99 $799.99 (save $220)

HP Pavilion Aero Laptop 13z-be200 (AMD Ryzen 5 7535U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $499.99 $929.99 (save $430)

HP Pavilion Laptop 15t-eg300 (Intel Core i5-1335U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $449.99 $899.99 (save $450)

HP Pavilion Plus Laptop 14t-eh100 (Intel Core i5-13500H, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $599.99 $849.99 (save $250)

HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 15t-dw400 (Intel Core i5-1235U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $499.99 $799.99 (save $300)

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)$479 $576.99 (save $97.99)

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 (AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $519 $663.99 (save $144.99)

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 (AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $454.99 $749.99 (save $295)

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i (Intel Core i5-1335U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $544.99 $859.99 (save $315)

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 (AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $404.99 $699.99 (save $295)

Lenovo Yoga 7i (Intel Core i5-1335U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $549.99 $799.99 (save $250)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 (Intel Core i5-1135G7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $599.99 $799.99 (save $200)

Best laptop deals under $900


Our pick: Apple MacBook Air, 13-inch (M1)
$749.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (save $249.01)



Why we like it

This is the 13-inch MacBook Air with an M1 chip, a sleek fanless design, and an 18-hour battery life, which nabbed a Mashable's Choice Award upon release in late 2020. The 256GB base configuration's current price of $749.99 (available at Amazon and Best Buy) is a lingering Prime Day discount and the cheapest it's ever been. You won't find a better MacBook deal anywhere unless you buy a used or refurbished model.

More laptop deals under $900

Acer Aspire 7 (Intel Core i5-1240P, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 3050, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $769.99 $899.99 (save $130)

ASUS Vivobook 17X (Intel Core i7-12700H, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD)$899 $999.99 (save $100.99)

ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 (AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $699 $799.99 (save $100.99)

ASUS Vivobook S 14 Flip (Intel Core i5-12500H, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)$699 $799.99 (save $100.99)

Dell G15 5530 (Intel Core i5-13450HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $729.99 $899.99 (save $170)

Dell Inspiron 14 7430 2-in-1 (Intel Core i5-1335U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $649.99 $799.99 (save $150)

Dell XPS 13 9315 (Intel Core i7-1250U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)$899 $1,099 (save $200)

HP ENVY Laptop 17t-cr0000 (Intel Core i7-1260P, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $789.99 $1,289.99 (save $500)

HP ENVY x360 2-in-1 Laptop 15-ew1047nr (Intel Core i5-1335U, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $849.99 $1,149.99 (save $300)

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 (AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $849.99 $1,099.99 (save $250)

Lenovo IdeaPad Pro 5i (Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $849.99 $1,499.99 (save $650)

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 (AMD Ryzen 7 7730U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $609.99 $929.99 (save $320)

Lenovo Yoga 7 (AMD Ryzen 7 7735U, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $749.99 $1,149.99 (save $400)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4, 13.5-inch (AMD Ryzen 5 4680U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $699.99 $999.99 (save $300)

Samsung Galaxy Book3 (Intel Core i7-1355U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $799.99 $999.99 (save $200)

Laptop deals under $1,200

Why we like it

The M2-powered Apple MacBook Air from late 2022 offers a “[rock]-solid battery life, a larger 13.6-inch display than previous models, a keyboard that's to die for, and enough horsepower to handle everyday tasks with ease,” writes tech and games reporter Alex Perry. (It's our favorite MacBook on the market and also a Mashable's Choice Award-winner, for the .) Best Buy's current $949 deal for the 256GB base configuration is a of a record-low on Amazon that's made it sold out there since late July.

More laptop deals under $1,200

Apple MacBook Air, 15-inch (Apple M2, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $1,199 $1,299 (save $100)

Apple MacBook Pro, 13-inch (Apple M2, 8GB RAM, 256GB ​​​​​​​SSD)$1,099 $1,299 (save $200)​​​​​​​

Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630 (Intel Core i7-13700H, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $999.99 $1,299.99 (save $300)

LG gram 16 (Intel Core i7-1260P, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $1,199.99 $1,449.99 (save $250)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5, 13.5-inch (Intel Core i5-1235U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $999.99 $1,299.99 (save $300)

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro (Intel Core i5-1240P, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $979 $1,249.99 (save $270.99)

Laptop deals over $1,200


Our pick: LG gram 17
$1,099.99 at Best Buy (save $700)



Why we like it

Deemed “the best big-screen ultraportable laptop” by PCMag (which gave it a 4/5 and a coveted Editor's Choice Award), this surprisingly lightweight 17-incher features a 12th-gen Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB of RAM, 1GB of SSD storage, a Full HD webcam, and over 20 hours of battery life. It's marked down to $1,399.99 on the LG website — it normally retails for $1,799.99 — but Best Buy will give it to you for $1,099.99 and throw a free one-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership.

More laptop deals over $1,200

Acer Nitro 5 (AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,299.99 $1,799.99 (save $500)

ASUS Zenbook S UX393 (Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,299 $1,699.99 (save $400.99)

Apple MacBook Pro, 13-inch (Apple M2, 8GB RAM, 512GB ​​​​​​​SSD)$1,299 $1,499 (save $200)​​​​​​​

Apple MacBook Pro, 14-inch (Apple M2 Pro, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)$1,749.99 $1,999 (save $249.01)

ASUS Zenbook S (Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,299 $1,699.99 (save $400.99)

Dell Alienware m16 (Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,799.99 $1,999.99 (save $200)

Dell Alienware x14 R2 (Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,799.99 $1,999.99 (save $200)

Dell Alienware x16 (Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,899.99 $2,099.99 (save $200)

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 (Intel Core i7-1250U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)$1,249 $1,449 (save $200)

Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 (Intel Core i7-1360P, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD)$1,749 $1,949 (save $200)

HP OMEN Laptop 17t-ck200 (Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $1,299.99 $1,699.99 (save $400)

HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 Laptop 16-f2047nr (Intel Core i7-13700H, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,299.99 $1,749.99 (save $450)

Lenovo Legion Pro 5 (AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,599.99 $1,899.99 (save $300)

LG gram 14 (Intel Core i7-1360P, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,399.99 $1,699.99 (save $300)

LG gram 14 2-in-1 (Intel Core i7-1360P, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,499.99 $1,899.99 (save $400)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio (Intel Core i5-11300H, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $1,399.99 $1,599.99 (save $200)

MSI Raider GE66 (Intel Core i7-12700, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,999 $2,899 (save $900)

MSI Stealth 14 Studio (Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,299.99 $1,499.99 (save $200) + free Overwatch 2 Ultimate Invasion

Razer Blade 14 (AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,799.99 $1,999.99 (save $200)

Razer Blade 15 (Intel Core i7-12800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,999.99 $2,499.99 (save $500)

Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro, 14-inch (Intel Core i7-1360P, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $1,249.99 $1,449.99 (save $200)

Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra (Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,999.99 $2,399.99 (save $400)

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