Best laptop PC deals for holiday 2020

We're poring through major online retailers to find the best laptop deals on quality notebook PCs.

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Holiday laptop deals are in full swing, and as Christmas and the winter holidays approach we’re looking for the best laptop PC deals and other discounts for online shopping.

We’re checking for new sales daily, and we’ll keep adding to the list below as more great PC laptop deals emerge. For the most part, we avoid laptops, tablets, or Chromebooks that are capped at 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Typically, we’re looking for deals with 8GB of RAM and at least 256GB of storage, plus a 9th-gen or 10th-gen processor. Here are the best deals we’ve found.

Best Amazon laptop deals

LG Gram 14-inch: $846.99 (29% off). Core i5 (10th-gen) / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD with fantastic battery life. A similar LG Gram 14 (with a slightly slower CPU but 512GB of storage) is $849.99, also 29 percent off and at an all-time low.

Razer Blade 15: $1,479.99 (17% off). 

HP Pavilion Gaming 15-inch Laptop:  $798 (11% off). A 15-inch gaming laptop for less than $800 is intriguing even if it has a 9th-gen CPU and skimpy 256GB SSD.

Best Microsoft Store laptop deals

Microsoft traditionally sells its Surface hardware at a discount around the holidays, including bundles. Microsoft also sells a number of third-party PCs, including models from Acer, Dell, Lenovo, and more.

Surface Pro 7 (Platinum/Core i5/8GB RAM/256GB SSD): $999.99 (17% off)

Surface Laptop 3 (Black, Core i5/8GB RAM/256GB SSD): $1,099.99 (15% off) 

We think that these deals on third-party laptops Microsoft sells are worth highlighting.

Acer Swift 3 SF314-55: $599 (40% off). This is a better deal than what appears to be the same configuration on Amazon.

Lenovo IdeaPad S740 15: $1,199.99 (31% off). Despite the older 9th-gen CPU and GTX 1650, the 4K screen and generous memory and storage are appealing.

Best Best Buy laptop deals

Best Buy has had some fantastic deals on everyday PCs to begin with, though the discounts have tapered somewhat from spectacular to just good.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (Core i5/8GB/128GB): $799.00 (22% off). This deal is $10 less than Microsoft’s own discounted price.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (Core i5/8GB/256GB): $1,099.99 (15% off)

Best Newegg deals

Hurry! Newegg says anything ordered on December 24 won't ship until December 28. 

MSI GF65 Thin 9SD-837: $999 (with promo code 23BKFCYMB58)

Gigabyte Aorus 5: $1,099 (27% off). Core i7-10750H / RTX 2060 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD.

Gigabyte Aorus 7: $1,199 (25% off). Core i7-10750H / RTX 2060 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD.

Best Walmart deals

Walmart has many good deals, including laptops with AMD’s celebrated Ryzen 4000, and deep discounts on Microsoft laptops. But boy, that 14.1-inch Gateway notebook is a steal right now.

Gateway 14.1-inch Ultra Slim Notebook: $449 (35% off). (Select another color if what you see is sold out.) 

HP Omen 15: $849.00 (35% off) A GTX1660 Ti / Core i7-10750H laptop, plus a mouse and headset.

Acer Swift 3 13.5-inch: $599 (33% off). This appears similar to the Swift 3 available via Microsoft, but with a more modern Core i5-1035G4 inside. 

Lenovo Ideapad 5: $599 (25% off). Another good Ryzen 4000 deal.

Gateway Creator Series 15.6” FHD Performance Notebook: $699 (30% off). We reviewed this Creators Series model, and there were a few shortcomings, including the loud fan. But this discount raises its appeal. 

Surface Book 3: $1,299.99 (20% off). 

Top tech sales during Black Friday

Want to do your own digging around to see what’s available? All of these stores have sales right now:

Updated at 10:36 AM on December 17 with additional, updated deals.

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