Best Laptop Vacation Deals: Save $ 100 on a MacBook Air, $ 800 on an HP Pavilion 15 and More


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From Chromebooks and two-in-one convertibles to Apple’s latest MacBooks, there’s a wide variety of laptops on sale now for the holiday season. On Amazon, you can save on Apple’s M1-based MacBook Air and 14-inch MacBook Pro with Apple’s new M1 Pro chip. For Windows users, Lenovo’s two-in-one Yoga convertibles are on sale at Best Buy, Newegg is offering a whopping $ 800 savings on a loaded HP Pavilion 15, and Amazon is offering a big discount on the sleek and powerful. Razer Blade Stealth 13.

Check out the options below, which are updated regularly as sales expire and new offers appear.

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We often call the MacBook Air the most universally useful laptop you can buy. The latest version replaces Intel processors with Apple’s M1 chip, but it will be a seamless transition for most. After all, MacBook Air users generally want a sleek, reasonably priced machine that works. The system is also finally truly fanless, replacing the cooling fans with an aluminum heat sink inside, while taking advantage of the highly efficient M1 chip. For a base price of $ 999, and often on sale for at least $ 100 less, it’s great value, considering these tank-shaped laptops can last for years. Right now, however, you can get it for $ 100 off or the 512 GB version for $ 150 off.

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The new 14-inch MacBook Pro uses Apple’s new M1 Pro processor and has 16GB of RAM and a 512GB solid-state drive. The touch bar is gone, which is a clear positive, and the MagSafe load, an HDMI port and an SD card slot are back. The webcam achieves a resolution of up to 1080p for your Zoom calls. The 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display features a resolution of 3,024 x 1,964 pixels. Discounts for Apple’s latest MacBook Pro are scarce – Amazon sometimes drops the price of the base model from $ 1,999 to $ 50, but right now you can save a bit more and get it in Space Gray for $ 78. $ less than its list price.

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Razer packed a lot of performance into its little Blade Stealth 13 gaming laptop. This thing is built around a beautiful 13.3-inch, 1080p, color-accurate OLED display. Inside, there’s a high-powered Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q discrete graphics card, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. It’s a fantastic option for users. mobile games and content creation at its reduced price.


With 64GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, this budget-friendly HP laptop offers a massive amount of memory and storage for the money. It also provides a modern 11th generation Core i7 processor and a 15.6 inch Full HD display.

Best buy

This 13-inch two-in-one convertible offers a touch of style with an all-metal body and a lid covered in stain-resistant blue fabric. This budget model includes an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U processor, 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. The 13.3 inch touchscreen has Full HD resolution and can rotate 360 ​​degrees in tablet mode.

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Lenovo’s latest high-end two-in-one convertible packs the Intel Evo platform into a thin yet durable all-metal chassis. This budget model includes an 11th generation Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics and a 512 GB SSD. A leather cover helps protect the 14 inch touchscreen, which benefits from 4K resolution and can be typed and drawn with the included active stylus.

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This Lenovo 13-inch two-in-one Chromebook is a great option if you need a Chromebook for all-day use in a travel-friendly size. It has a Full HD display as well as excellent performance and excellent battery life, thanks to an Intel Core i3-10110U processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 64 GB SSD. The Lenovo Flex does Chromebook isn’t a great choice for outdoor use because the screen is quite small. For just $ 355, however, it’s an acceptable sacrifice.

If you’re a Costco member, however, this model has been updated for 2021 with the 11th Gen Intel Core i3 processor, but still has excellent battery life of almost 11 hours. Now called the Lenovo Flex 5i Chromebook, it costs just $ 350 until December 24. Lenovo has also added a privacy shutter to the webcam so that you can physically block it when not in use.

Read our review of the Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook.


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