As laptop manufacturers begin to roll out their 2022 models, now is a good time to scoop up a model from last year at a discount. With Intel announcing new 12th-gen Core processors and AMD rolling out new Ryzen chips at CES at the beginning of the year, retailers are slashing prices on current models to make way for upcoming computers with the latest chips. 

The best deals I see this week are at Best Buy where you can save $300 or $400 on a Lenovo Yoga two-in-one convertible. And HP’s premium two-in-one is also on sale at Best Buy. The Spectre x360 16 boasts a stylish design and roomy, 16-inch display. And check out the Asus VivoBook 15 at Amazon if you’re looking for an OLED laptop at a great price. I’ve also included other strong deals I found at Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg.

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

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Lenovo

This 13-inch two-in-one convertible offers a dash of style with an all-metal body and lid wrapped in blue stain-resistant fabric. This discounted model features AMD’s stellar eight-core Ryzen 7 5700U CPU along with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. The 13.3-inch touchscreen has full-HD resolution and can rotate 360 degrees into tablet mode.

Dell

Dell’s entry-level Inspiron may have an uninspired plastic enclosure, but if you care more about performance and storage space than you do about a sleek design, then this model is worth checking out. It serves up a modern CPU and twice the RAM and four times the solid-state storage of nearly every other laptop at this price. It has an 11th-gen Core i3 chip along with 16GB of RAM and a huge 1TB solid-state drive. You usually find 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD on offer in a budget laptop, so the 16GB of memory is a welcome surprise and the 1TB SSD is downright thrilling. Many budget laptops also feature lower-resolution displays, but this Inspiron 3000 model has a 15.6-inch display with a 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution.

Asus

OLED for the masses! This midrange laptop from Asus boasts a 15.6-inch OLED display with 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution. Not only is it a step up from budget models that make you get by with a 720p screen, but it’s also got an OLED panel that delivers stellar contrast. It’s also thinner and lighter than any 15-inch budget model. Based on an 11th-gen Core i5 CPU and featuring 12GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, it has more memory and double the storage capacity that you’ll find in most budget laptops. It also has both Type-A and Type-C USB ports, saving you from having to carry around an adapter. It’s a good deal at its $800 list price and an even better deal at its current $750 sale price.

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Lenovo’s midrange two-in-one convertible laptop is based on 11th-gen Intel Core processors and boasts the Intel Evo badge and an all-metal body. This discounted model features a 15.6-inch full HD touchscreen powered by an 11th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 12GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics and a 512GB SSD.

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Lenovo’s latest premium two-in-one convertible delivers the Intel Evo platform inside a thin yet durable all-metal chassis. This discounted model features an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics and a 512GB SSD. A leather lid helps protect the 14-inch 4K touchscreen, which can be tapped, swiped and drawn on with the included active pen.

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The 16-inch Spectre x360 is one of CNET’s favorite two-in-one convertibles for its premium styling, light weight and long battery life. This model features an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a roomy 1TB SSD with 32GB of speedy Optane memory. In addition to Intel Evo goodness, the 16-inch display is the standout here. It’s an OLED touch panel with what HP calls a 3K-plus resolution — that is, 3,072×1,920 pixels. The display also has a 16:10 aspect ratio, providing more vertical space than wider 16:9 screens for less scrolling through web pages and documents.

Read our HP Spectre x360 16 review.

 

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Most 17-inch laptops are gaming monsters. The LG Gram 17 is neither a gaming laptop nor a monster. It lacks dedicated graphics to drive 3D games but is only 0.7 inch thick and weighs less than 3 pounds, making this 17.3-inch desktop replacement roughly the same weight as your typical 13.3-inch ultraportable. The spacious 2,560×1,600-pixel display is powered by an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and integrated Intel Iris Plus graphics. You also get a roomy 1TB SSD for storage and can save nearly $450 on it right now.

Read our LG Gram 16 review.

 

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