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Laptops are some of the priciest gadgets on the market, but that just means the deals are all the more appealing for Cyber Monday 2021. Major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and more are offering price cuts on several top-rated ultrabooks, 2-in-1s and gaming laptops.
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With Cyber Monday just around the corner, you can already find deals on some of the best laptops in the business, including the 2020 Apple MacBook Air, which is on sale at Best Buy for $100 off its full $999.99 list price. This is one of our favorite laptops thanks to the M1 processor that is 60% more powerful than the previous Intel chip. We were also wowed by the MacBook Air's long battery life and super-smooth trackpad.
Gamers can trade up to the HP Pavilion gaming laptop on sale at HP for $669.99, $150 off the original $819.99 price tag. It features a high-performance AMD processor and advanced graphics, along with a dual-fan system designed to keep the laptop cool for extended gaming sessions.
Below, check out the best laptops on sale for Cyber Monday and get all the essential info you need to help you shop these tech essentials this weekend.
The best deals on laptops for Cyber Monday 2021
Is Cyber Monday a good time to buy a laptop?
Yes, but laptop deals could be less numerous in general this year. Joanna Nelius, Reviewed's senior electronics editor, pointed out that there's currently an ongoing shortage of in-demand computer chips worldwide, impacting the supply and prices of various laptops.
Still, Nelius said the likes of Apple, Dell, HP, Samsung and more have deals on laptops every year. Nelius suggested that PC gamers, in particular, should keep an eye on Cyber Monday (which officially kicks off on Monday, November 29) deals for the best savings on gaming laptops.
What are the best laptops to buy?
It depends on what you're looking for. While the Macbook Air was our top choice for best overall laptop, we've also ranked laptops from HP and ASUS as top of the line. We can also recommend a variety of Chromebooks, with our pick for the best choices from Lenovo, Acer and Google.
If you're on a budget, the Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook is down to $328.29 right now at Amazon—a $101.70 markdown. We're fans of its stellar build quality, which rivals that of laptops twice its price, and snappy performance. Its battery life can be middling, but it's still an excellent value.
If you've got a student to shop for who's also a Windows fan, the HP Spectre x360 laptop, down from $1,099.99 to just $849.99 at HP, is a great gift this holiday season. As one of our favorite laptops for students, the Spectre impressed us with its nine-hour battery life and wide screen. Though not as fast as the latest Macbooks, the Spectre still offers speedy performance for office work, light video editing and even gaming.
Who has deals on laptops for Cyber Monday?
Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and more feature laptops as part of their massive Cyber Monday deals. Meanwhile, brands like Dell, HP, Microsoft and more are also ringing in the holidays with deals and bundle opportunities this season.
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