The best laptop deals in May 2017: cheap laptops for every budget

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Searching for the best laptop deals? You’ve come to the right place. That’s because, each week, we comb through all the most popular US laptop retailers, like Newegg and Amazon, to find only the top deals on laptop makes you can trust.

Whether you’re after a 2-in-1 laptop with a hybrid personality, an Ultrabook designed for lengthy productivity, web browsing and video streaming on the go or a monstrous gaming laptop, this guide to the top laptop deals covers all bases.

At the top of the page, you'll find our selection of the very latest and best cheap laptop deals of the week followed by a selection of popular quality laptops that retailers like to discount on a regular basis. Beneath those, you'll find our pick of the latest best laptops along with their best available prices.

The best laptop deal of the week

Seeking the super-premium Ultrabook experience without having to pay up the, well, premium? HP has a laptop on sale at Best Buy for you that will get a double take out of you for what's on offer here.

An all-aluminum laptop with backlit keys and the latest ports, the HP Envy 13 sports a 13.3-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 screen inside its 0.55-inch-thin frame. Furthermore, you'll find the latest Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of solid-state storage under the keyboard and glass trackpad.

All of this can be had for just $619.99 on Amazon – a 23% discount. Act fast on the link below.

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Mega affordable Windows machine: HP has crafted its Stream laptop line to compete directly with Chromebooks through Windows 10, with this version packing 1TB of free OneDrive cloud storage and Office 365 for a year behind an 11-inch HD screen for $25 off at only $189 on Amazon.

Lenovo 2-in-1 for cheap: Convertible laptops are all the rage these days, and this one offers up an 11.6-inch, FHD touchscreen powered by an Intel Pentium processor with a 128GB SSD and 4GB of RAM for a clean $100 off at just $399 on Best Buy.

A cheap Surface Pro rival: One of HP's best deals right now is on a Surface Pro-rivaling Windows 10 tablet with a full HD touchscreen, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD for a whopping $400 off at just $449 on NewEgg.

Beefy MSI gaming laptop: We know that gaming laptops aren't cheap, so this MSI with a 15.6-inch, 1080p display powered by a 6th-gen Intel Core i5 processor and Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics deal should help. Throw in 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive for 19% off at just $971 on Amazon.

Even cheaper Chromebook: That said, Chromebooks can still be had for cheaper on most occasions, like this 11.6-inch Asus C201 (pictured) model with 4GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD for only $179 on Amazon.

Cheaper still Lenovo laptop: As if in some competition, Lenovo's 110s comes in all white plastic housing an HD screen, Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage – plus one year of Office 365 – at $50 off for just $149 on best Buy.

A wonderful Windows Galaxy tablet: Samsung's Galaxy Tab Pro S is one of the rare stand-out Windows 10 tablets, with a gorgeous screen, included keyboard cover and Surface-grade hardware. You can have one for a whopping $300 off for just $699 on Best Buy.

The best MacBook Air: Thanks to its largely discontinued status, you can grab the coveted MacBook Air with 8GB of RAM and the maximum 256GB of storage for a cool $200 off at only $999 on Best Buy.

Cheap jack-of-all-trades laptop: Lenovo has a laptop for those that want a versatile machine that's large, powerful and not too pricey. This 15.6-inch IdeaPad 310 (pictured) should do the trick for just $599 from NewEgg.

Asus Windows 10 tablet: Asus offers a Surface Pro-like experience for perhaps less than anyone else. This Transformer Mini with a 10.1-inch HD touchscreen, an Intel Atom processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage can be had for a cool $100 off at only $249 on the Microsoft Store.

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There have been some generous offers going of late for this popular Lenovo series. Any choice between the 6GB and 12GB RAM options should run multiple reasonably-demanding standard applications at once. Drive sizes vary from 256GB solid-state to 1TB spinning hard drives. Plus, some options include dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 940MX graphics.

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This is one of the most value-packed 2-in-1 laptops we've seen in a while, an ideal entry point to casual users wanting to try out the world of these higher function tablet/laptop hybrids. Specs include 4GB of RAM, 128GB of solid-state storage, a 10.1-inch HD (1,280 x 800) screen, Windows 10 and a quad-core Intel Atom processor.

Read our full review: Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

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There's some hefty grunt under the shell of this HP Laptop 15 and there are some great prices available as well. Even with the Intel Pentium processor and 4GB of RAM to start, this laptop will whip through pretty much any day-to-day activity you can throw at it without the juddering performance of even cheaper laptops. Hell, it'll even have a decent crack at playing a few of the less demanding games out there if you equip it with an Intel Core processor.

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From afar, this laptop might be mistaken for a MacBook Air, which tells you a lot about its level of quality. Replete with an all-metal frame, this is probably one of the best-looking laptops for under 500 bucks. There are plenty of ports (old and new), 4GB of RAM and up to 512GB in solid-state storage. The cheapest models have a respectable Intel Core i3 processor, but you can get the more powerful i5 versions if you need that extra kick. Another dig at Apple? Unlike the Air, this laptop sports a fully HD screen.

The best deals on our favorite laptops

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We've reviewed loads of laptops over the years: we've seen the good ones, the great ones and the ones to avoid. Sometimes, the best laptops pop up online at some truly deal-tastic prices. In this section, we list the very best laptops out there and the best deals on each one.

Best laptops

The Dell XPS 13 is, bar none, the best laptop you can buy today. It features a revolutionary design that's astonishingly thin and light. Fitting a 13.3-inch screen into such a small frame means Dell has created a nearly borderless Infinity display. It's a powerful and long lasting machine even by today's Ultrabook standards. The XPS 13 comes outfitted with Intel's latest Kaby Lake processors plus lighting, quick storage and memory, all while coming in at a very affordable starting price. For these reasons, it easily takes the top slot as the best Ultrabook and the best overall laptop.

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This is one of the best value Ultrabooks on the market and has been on our shortlist for a few months already. Its price has gone up marginally because of the exchange rate but with a gorgeous finish, a full HD display and a Core M CPU for under £600, it's the one to beat.

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Arguably, the MacBook Air is no more, but the clones never stop coming. Among them is the Acer Aspire S 13. It’s not quite as thin and light as many prominently featured Ultrabooks, nor is it particularly premium. However, the Aspire S 13 packs quite a punch when it comes to performance. USB-C and a full HD display put it just over the edge in beating out the 13-inch Air, and for a much lower cost. Despite the powerful CPU, the Acer Aspire S 13 even manages a battery life of 7 hours and 49 minutes, according to our testing.

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Dell Inspiron 15 7559

It is relatively pricey, but this Inspiron absolutely nails it when it comes to value, especially for hardcore gamers. This is among the strongest laptops housing Nvidia's new, low-end GTX 1050 graphics chips. The latest Intel Core series processors, full HD displays and tons of storage options make the Inspiron 15 Gaming a fine solution for PC gamers on a budget.

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Lenovo has crafted a brilliant, forward-thinking device that could very well create a subcategory in computing all of its own. The modest specs hold it back from taking on the big boys in terms of raw power, but the innovative digital touchpad keyboard and drawing surface look like trendsetters to us. The Android version is currently about $100 cheaper than the Windows one (click "see all prices" above to see all options).

Best Chromebook

Before Asus's latest flipping Chromebook came around, pickings were slim when it came to affordable models with full-on Intel Core processors and 1080p displays, not to mention touchscreens, backlit keyboards and USB-C ports. It may use an Intel Pentium chip on the low-end, but the Asus Chromebook Flip is by no means low-end. Compared to what’s offered by the competition, the Asus Chromebook Flip’s value is unparalleled, and that’s without getting into its pristine tablet mode, which blows other hybrids completely out of the water.

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Can a tablet really replace your laptop or home PC? That's still up for debate, but the best tablet trying to make that happen is the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 – and it does a fine job with the full blown version of Windows 10, an integrated kickstand and optional keyboard attachment. Great for for creative professionals, students and everyday folks alike – it's only the premium price that pushes it down the list, but if you're willing to pay for it, you're getting a lot of power – a lot.

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