The best cheap laptop deals in March 2020: prices start at just $69


There are some excellent cheap laptop deals available right now, and we’ve spotted savings on everything from lightweight Chromebooks to computing powerhouses sporting the very latest 10th generation Intel processors. If you’re looking for a new machine, whether that’s for light browsing or more power-intensive programs, we’ve got you covered with the very best cheap laptop deals around.  

The specs on offer this week make these cheap laptops well worth their cash, and we’re seeing plenty of unique models with multi-touch displays or convertible tablet modes on offer as well. We’ve found big storage options, powerful processors, and the latest Intel Optane Memory offerings in the latest laptop deals, so there’s never been a better time to shop.  

Want to get to the good stuff fast? Our star deal is still this fantastic $559 HP Pavilion offering a 10th gen i7 processor with a 256GB SSD and 12GB RAM, but we also need to tell you about this $489 Lenovo IdeaPad with a stunning 1TB SSD and 16GB RAM on offer. 

Not only have we found the best laptop deals out there, but we’re also here to save you from the arduous task of comparing laptop specs. We’ve gathered all the information you need to know about each model and laid it out for your perusal. Check out the processors, storage solutions, and memory configurations on offer to help make an informed decision. 

If you’re a gamer, you’d be better suited to check out our selection of gaming laptop deals, as the models on this page are not usually built with gaming in mind. We’ve also rounded up a fine collection of cheap laptops on sale in the UK too.

Cheap laptop deal of the week

HP Pavilion 15.6-inch laptop | $979.99 $559.99 at HP
This is a truly stunning laptop deal from HP. A 10th generation i7 processor? In a $559 price tag? With 12GB RAM and a 256GB SSD, and 16GB Intel Optane memory? In a $559 price tag? You’ll have to jump on this deal fast – it’s a blinder.
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Cheap laptop deals under $200

Acer C720 11.6-inch Chromebook (refurbished) | $199 $69.98 at Walmart
With just a 16GB SSD and 4GB of RAM you’re going to be using the cloud for most of your storage, but that’s exactly what this Chromebook was designed for. At under $70, this is an excellent saving of over $100 to make this cheap laptop deal even more enticing.
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Lenovo 11.6-inch refurbished Chromebook | $83.99 at Best Buy
If you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful laptop to cover the bare basics of computing on the tightest of budgets, then this Chromebook is a perfect match. This model only has 16GB of storage, but you can always expand via a USB drive. It comes with 4GB of RAM which is still on the low side but acceptable at this price point.
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Lenovo 100e 11.6-inch Chromebook | $169 $119 at Best Buy
Save $50 on this super cheap laptop deal from Best Buy. The Lenogo 100e chromebook is designed as a lightweight web browser capable of running everyday task with sublime ease and the price tag to match. You’re getting 4GB of RAM – a good amount for a chromebook at this price – as well as 32GB of flash memory, but you’ll mostly be using cloud storage for the heavy lifting.
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Acer Chromebook 14 14-inch Chromebook | $299 $199 at Walmart
There’s a quad-core processor hiding in this unassuming 14-inch Chromebook, making it one of the more intriguing laptop deals of the week. Aside from that, you’re getting the standard 4GB of RAM and 32GB storage to run your Chrome OS from, and Walmart is also throwing in an Acer protective sleeve as well.
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Acer Chromebook 11 N7 | $199.99 $149.99 at Amazon
Save $50 on the 14.6-inch Acer Chromebook with Amazon this week. A nifty little computer, you’ll get up to 12 hours of battery life out of this durable laptop with 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. If you’re concerned about future updates, Chrome OS means you don’t have to worry about that smaller storage size getting in the way.
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Lenovo S330 14-inch Chromebook | $299 $169 at Walmart
This Lenovo somewhat breaks the mold of Chromebooks – offering a larger 14-inch HD display on a cheap laptop. You’re still only getting 32GB SSD storage, but with Chrome OS you don’t need to worry about being kicked out of future updates. It’s also an extra $10 cheaper than we’ve been seeing it over the last few weeks, making it a fantastic laptop deal right now.

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Lenovo Ideapad 130s 14-inch laptop | $239 $179 at Walmart
For under $180, you can pick up a 14-inch Lenovo laptop with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage in these great Walmart laptop deals. These specs are perfect for everyday computing on the go, especially if you’re using cloud storage for your heavier items.
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Asus Chromebook C423NA | $269.99 $179 at Walmart
This 14-inch Chromebook is just under $180 – what a steal! You’re also getting double the usual amount of storage inside as well, with a 64GB hard drive at your disposal. 4GB of RAM is fairly standard at this price, but will ensure you’re always running smoothly.
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Cheap laptop deals under $400

HP 14 slim 14-inch laptop | $379 $249 at Walmart
You’re paying under $250 for this cheap laptop deal from Walmart, but this HP laptop offers the specs of a far more expensive machine. While you’re not getting an Intel processor, the Ryzen offering will see you through day to day tasks with ease alongside 4GB of RAM. Meanwhile, a 128GB SSD brings powerful storage and speed to the table alongside a Vega 3 graphics card that will see you through some low-demand games.
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HP 14-inch laptop | $469 $279 at Walmart
Bridging the gap between the HP Slim above and the Lenovo below is this 14-inch HP laptop deal. You’re keeping the 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD of the slightly cheaper deal above but upgrading your processor to a 10th generation Intel i3 processor – beating out even the more expensive Lenovo below.
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Lenovo S145 15.6-inch laptop | $589 $299 at Amazon
This Lenovo offers a compromise between storage and processing that keeps the price tag down below $300. That compromise will work for you if you’re looking for a larger than average hard drive at this price point (you’re getting 500GB here) but you don’t mind swapping a lightning fast processor for an Intel Pentium Gold 5405U. That processor, along with 4GB of RAM, will certainly see you through everyday tasks and streaming, but it’s something to remember if you’re shopping below $300.
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Acer Spin 14-inch multi-touch 2-in-1 laptop | $449 $299 at B&H
If you’re after performance over bulk storage, this Acer Spin might be better suited than the Lenovo above. You’re keeping that 4GB RAM but swapping up to an 8th generation i3 processor with a 128GB SSD for faster loading and program switching. Plus, this multi-touch display can also flip around for more versatile working.
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Acer Aspire 5 15.6-inch laptop | $349.99 $313.37 at Amazon
While you’ll double your RAM for just $16 more in the laptop deal below, this Acer Aspire 5 has a few tricks up its sleeve to make this $313 price tag worth it. You’re getting a Ryzen 3 processor in here, with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD – so far all standard. But the kicker here comes in the form of those Vega 3 graphics and the gorgeous backlit keyboard built into this model.
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Lenovo IdeaPad S340 i3 laptop | $449 $319.99 at Walmart
There’s some serious spec here in this Walmart laptop deal for just over $300 thanks to the $130 discount. 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD make for a fantastic spec at this price, though if you’re after more storage take a look at the 330s below.
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Lenovo IdeaPad 330s 15.6-inch laptop | $499 $359 at Walmart
With 8GB of RAM and a Ryzen 5 2500U quad-core processor, you’re off to a good start with this IdeaPad 330s, but we rarely see IdeaPad laptop deals at this price including a 256GB SSD, making this a must-see deal.
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HP 14-inch laptop | $599 $389 at Walmart
For under $400 you can pick up a fantastic 14-inch HP laptop with a 256GB SSD, 16GB of Intel Optane memory, and 8GB of RAM, with a 10th generation i5 processor to match. Those are some great specs with an even better price tag this week.
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Cheap laptop deals under $600

Lenovo IdeaPad S145 15.6-inch laptop | $416.24 at Amazon
This Lenovo is offering some stonking specs at a $416 price tag. The 8th generation i3 processor is ok, but you’re also getting 12GB of RAM packed inside here, along with a 256GB SSD. That said, the battery life on these models isn’t particularly stellar (about five and a half hours), so as long as your happy to stay plugged in you’ll be pleased with this price.
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HP laptop | 15-inch | $1,249.99 $449.99 at HP
You’re picking up a fantastic 10th generation i7 processor in this HP laptop deal, and taking home 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. That can be configured further for a little jump in price, but those starter specs are looking decent for a sub-$500 price tag.
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Dell Inspiron 5000 15.6-inch multi-touch laptop | $549 $449 at B&H
So, the specs on this Dell Inspiron laptop deal look very similar to the $449 HP above, but you are moving down to an 8th generation i3 processor. That’s quite a blow, but if you’re not fussed about the latest processor speeds and efficiency, you’ll find solace in doubling your storage to a 256GB SSD. Plus, you’re also picking up 16GB of Intel Optane memory which goes a long way to intelligently load your programs and files faster.
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Lenovo IdeaPad L340 15.6-inch laptop | $599.99 $469.99 at Newegg
If you’re after an easily portable laptop with the juice to power through more than everyday browsing, this cheap laptop deal from Lenovo and Newegg offers an intriguing proposition. $469 nets you a sleek IdeaPad laptop running on a Ryzen 5 processor with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. You’re even getting Vega 8 graphics for a quick gaming break as well.
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Lenovo Ideapad 330S 15.6-inch laptop | $559 $479 at Amazon
This 330S Lenovo Ideapad model only has 4GB of RAM listed, but you’re also getting 16GB of Intel Optane memory to balance the books on that spec. The Optane memory acts as a streamlined buffer between your hard drive and CPU, making read and write speeds incredibly fast. If you’re after big storage, this 1TB hard drive will do the trick, and while there’s no SSD to speak of, you’re getting efficient power thanks to that Optane memory. There’s also a nice quad-core 8th generation i5 processor to keep everything ticking over.
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HP Pavilion 14-inch laptop | $649 $479 at Walmart
This $479 laptop deal from Walmart sits at the same price as the Lenovo above, but is still worth a look if you’re after speedier SSD storage. You’re picking up 256GB of SSD storage here, more than enough for storing a host of apps and a few higher performance programs. That 8GB RAM will also help you launch everything faster, supported by an 8th generation i5 processor. What’s more, you’re also picking up a FHD micro-edge display on this particular model as well.
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Lenovo IdeaPad 130 15.6-inch laptop | $689 $489.99 at Newegg
This is a pretty special laptop deal, but it comes at some compromise. Sure, there’s only an AMD A9 processor sitting at the helm here, but look beyond that and you’ll find an incredible 1TB SSD and 16GB of RAM working damn hard to make up for it.
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HP 15 Graphite Mist 15.6-inch laptop | $599 $496.91 at Walmart
This laptop is equipped with an HD touchscreen display and comes with impressive internal spec too. There’s an 8th-gen i5 processor, 1TB hard drive, 16GB optane memory and 4GB of RAM. This is a laptop deal perfect for those who are looking to store in bulk, rather than being worried about accessing everything with the speed of an SSD. That’s not to say you’re getting a slow laptop here, that 16GB optane memory takes care of the traditionally slower hard drive, but you’ll be spending a lot more to pick up a 1TB SSD.
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Acer Aspire 5 15.6-inch laptop | $699 $499.99 at Newegg
There’s a lot going on in the $499 price range this week, but this Acer Aspire laptop deal looks particularly promising if you’re after a powerful all-round machine. Not only is there a mega-512GB SSD packed in here, but you’re keeping that 8th generation i5 processor, upgrading to 8GB RAM, and also grabbing some Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics to boot.
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HP 17.3-inch laptop | $629 $529.99 at Best Buy
Perfect if you’re looking for a bigger screen in your cheap laptop deal, this HP offers a massive 17.3-inch display on top of a massive 1TB hard drive. That’s going to run a little slower than the SSDs you’ll find at this price point, but thanks to 16GB of RAM you’ll be zipping between programs and files with particularly speedy ease on this machine. An AMD Ryzen 7 processor hold everything together and you’re even picking up Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics.
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HP Pavilion 15.6-inch laptop | $979.99 $559.99 at HP
This is a truly stunning laptop deal from HP. A 10th generation i7 processor? In a $559 price tag? With 12GB RAM and a 256GB SSD, and 16GB Intel Optane memory? In a $559 price tag? You’ll have to jump on this deal fast – it’s a blinder.
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New Inspiron 13 5000 13-inch laptop | $808.99 $580.99 at Dell
This Dell Inspiron laptop offers a fantastic 10th generation i5 processor with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD for $580 this week. Use promo code EXTRA 17 to take that price tag down an extra 17% after Dell’s instant savings have been applied.
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Lenovo Yoga 730 2-in-1 13.3-inch touchscreen laptop | $849 $696.99 at Best Buy
Save $150
on this popular Lenovo Yoga 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop. You’re picking up a 12GB RAM, 256GB SSD machine here with the flexibility of a tablet to add to the power of your laptop. This is a fantastic price on a powerful computer with the form factor to become whatever you need it to be.
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What stores have cheap laptop sales?

We’ve compared prices on some of our favourite cheap laptops and run through the details on why we recommend them further down this page. But if you’d like to browse the latest laptop deals directly from your favorite retailers we’ve included a list of the most-recommended stores directly below. 

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The best cheap laptops of 2019

Acer Swift 3

The bigger, better value proposition

CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 4GB – 8GB | Screen: 14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) ComfyView IPS | Storage: 128GB – 256GB SSD

Powerful for the price

Stellar battery life

Boring looks

Down-firing speakers

Here we have one of the few budget laptops with a processor nearly equivalent to a MacBook Pro from a couple of years back, that is if you opt for the Intel Core i5 configuration. The best part? Among the best Acer laptops right now, it’s roughly half the cost of its Apple-branded rival. Now given that it sells at a range of different prices, the Acer Swift 3 can be an obtuse purchase, but lucky for you, the midrange model will get you by just fine. There are often plenty of cheap laptop deals on Acer products so you’ll always be in a good position to grab a discount. 

Read the full review: Acer Swift 3

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

Small, portable and flexible

CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8350 | Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 10.1-inch HD (1,280 x 800) LED touch display | Storage: 64GB

Tablet and laptop in one

Sizable hard drive

Tiny size could be tough

This convertible laptop has always been about function over form. For one minuscule transaction, you’re getting a tablet equipped with an included keyboard and even a fingerprint scanner for more secure logins. Along with reliable performance and a magnesium-alloy chassis, it’s built to last – not to mention, one of the best Asus laptops you can buy when you’re on the budget. As cheap laptops go, Asus is one of the most trusted brands out there so as long as you’re getting the specs you need you can’t go wrong. 

Read the full review: Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

acer chromebook 15

Acer Chromebook 15

Battery life like no other

CPU: 1.5GHz Intel Celeron 3205U | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 15.59-inch, HD (1,920 x 1,080) touchscreen | Storage: 32GB SSD

 Stunning battery life 

 Attractive, fanless design 

Trackpad feels clunky 

While it may be outclassed by the Pixelbook and the Samsung Chromebook in terms of sheer power, the Acer Chromebook 15 can still pack a wallop while providing battery life that is frankly out of this world. It’s rare that a cheap laptop can truly provide all-day battery, but in our independent battery tests, Acer’s Chromebook lasted an astonishing 17 hours – on top of providing enough power to get your work done online. If you’re looking for a 15-inch Chromebook that will give you the most bang for your buck, look no further.

Read the full review: Acer Chromebook 15 

Lenovo Yoga Book

Lenovo Yoga Book (Windows 10)

The netbook of the future – the ultra netbook?

CPU: 1.44GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8550 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 10.1-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,200 resolution), IPS touchscreen | Storage: 64GB flash storage (plus 128GB with microSD)

Insanely thin and light

Keyboard surprisingly accurate

Woefully underpowered

Dated microUSB port

If you’re looking for a Lenovo laptop, the Lenovo Yoga Book, and the Windows 10 version of it in particular, is the sort of futuristic fodder you would find in an episode of Black Mirror. It has a keyboard that doubles as a Wacom touch panel and, best of all, it’s cheap as hell. Now, of course, that comes with the caveat of a weak Intel Atom processor, but the rest of the Lenovo Yoga Book should go down in the history books. Lenovo laptop deals are often worth a look, even if you’re just browsing, as they offer a decent range of prices and specs. 

Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga Book

Asus X102BA

Acer Chromebook 14

Meet the anti-MacBook Air

CPU: Intel Celeron N3160 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) display | Storage: 32GB SSD

Top-notch build quality

Solid keyboard and touchpad

Full HD display

Flaky HD video playback

With its slick lines and a slim silhouette, the Acer Chromebook 14 makes for a subtle, snazzy laptop. Although its display isn’t the most attractive we’ve seen, it’s still acceptable for full HD. On top of that, the keyboard and trackpad adhere to the principle of ‘it just works.’ The battery life is satisfactory as well despite falling a bit south of Acer’s 12-hour claim in real-world use. 

Read the full review: Acer Chromebook 14

How much are good laptop deals? 

In a budget of between $50 and $200, you’ll be taking a look at the excellent range of Chromebooks on sale right now. Typically running Chrome OS, these budget laptop deals will see you through everyday web browsing, emails, and some light streaming for eye wateringly low prices. You’ll be picking up anything from a 16GB SSD to a 64GB hard drive, but you’ll also be looking to utilize the cloud for more storage.

If you’re punting a bit higher than $200, you’ll be opening yourself up to more RAM, moving from 4GB to 8GB in most models, meaning your cheap laptop will be able to open programs faster, generally retrieving information and multi-task in a more streamlined manner. You’ll also be picking up far more storage for your cash, with prices this week including either a 128GB or 256GB SSD. This SSD further streamlines your storage, acting as a lightning-fast drive to keep everything you need instantly attainable.

Once you search for a laptop deal above $400, you may well start to find 16GB of RAM on offer as well as a few models with a 512GB SSD. Along with improved processors, that means exceedingly fast storage potential, keeping your cheap laptop zippy however many programs you have open. Laptops above this price range are also better suited to media editing than cheaper models.

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