Laptops come in all shapes and sizes, so you know you don't have to pay more than you can afford to get a great machine. Sure, you could fork over thousands of dollars for a top of the line gaming machine with the latest graphics and the ability to control the very fabric of the universe, but you might not necessarily need all that power. If you're working from a budget, the best thing you can do is decide for yourself exactly what features you do need. Once you do that, you just need to look at the best cheap Windows laptop deals available and find the one that fits your criteria.
Luckily for you there is no shortage of great and inexpensive Windows laptops. You can find a huge selection from a variety of manufacturers, including Microsoft, Samsung, Asus, and other major players. You'll also be able to find them at a variety of retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy and even the Dell online store. An inexpensive price doesn't always mean a sale, though, so it's important to lock in when something that was already pretty darn cheap gets an even better price.
Best Windows laptop deals under $250
Gateway Ultra Slim notebook $189 at Walmart
Walmart's Gateway lineup is another great place to look for laptops on a budget. The laptop has an Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor, 4GB RAM, and a 128GB solid state drive. Expand the storage with an SD card reader that supports up to 512GB cards. Features include Bluetooth, stereo speakers tuned by THX Audio, a built-in webcam, and more.
Asus Vivobook laptop
$350 $199.99 at Best Buy
Includes a month of Game Pass. This machine includes an Intel Celeron N4500 processor, 4GB RAM, and 128GB flash storage. You can enhance that with good use of the Cloud plus microSD storage. You get Windows 11 Home in S mode and a 14-inch screen with 1360 x 768 pixel resolution. Plus it has great battery life.
Best Windows laptop deals under $500
ASUS 14-inch 2-in-1 laptop
$380 $310.99 at Best Buy
Another great option if really all you want to do is some casual, everyday activity. It has a convertible design so you can use it as a tablet for some e-reading or media binge watching. The laptop includes an Intel Core M3-8100Y processor, 8GB RAM, and 64GB flash storage.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3i laptop
$500 $349.99 at Best Buy
This laptop includes a 15.6-inch screen with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and full touchscreen support. The specs also include an Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB solid state drive. That's plenty of speed, space, and multitasking for you.
Inspiron 15 laptop
$450 $379.99 at Dell
A great-looking and simple laptop with an 11th-gen Intel Core i3 processor, integrated graphics, a 256GB solid state drive with NVMe tech for fast load times, 8GB RAM, and more. You get Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, multiple fast USB ports, and a 15.6-inch screen with 1080p pixel resolution.
HP 15.6-inch touchscreen laptop
$630 $429.99 at Best Buy
A great budget machine with an Intel Core i5 processor, 12GB RAM, a 256GB flash storage you can expand through external means, and more. It has full touchscreen support, a 15.6-inch display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, a 720p webcam, and more.
HP 15t laptop
$700 $429.99 at HP
Check out the full HP store for other options and configurations if you want more ways to save. This one in particular includes an Intel Core i5-1235U processor, integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB NVMe solid state drive. It includes a 15.6-inch screen with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, a 720p webcam, Bluetooth, and more.
Best Windows laptop deals under $750
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptop
$740 $645 at Amazon
Thanks to the discrete graphics card, a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, you can be productive and not productive on this laptop! It's powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD. The 15.6-inch display has 1080p resolution and a nice 120Hz refresh rate, too.
Asus VivoBook 15 OLED laptop
$800 $635.90 at Amazon
Probably the least expensive way to treat yourself to a beautiful OLED display you're going to find. It's powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, 12GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD. This would be a great machine if you want to watch media on the go.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+
$930 $699.99 at Best Buy
We gave the Surface Pro 7+ 4 stars out of 5 in our review. You get a 12.3-inch display with full touchscreen support, an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 128GB SSD with this model. It also comes with a black Type Cover so you can really go from laptop to tablet and back again.
Inspiron 14 laptop
$850 $749.99 at Dell
Get yourself a nice, simple laptop down to a super low price. The specifications include an AMD Ryzen 7 5825U processor, 16GB RAM, a 512GB solid state drive with NVMe, and AMD Radeon integrated graphics. The 14-inch screen includes 1200p pixel resolution. Comes with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth for wireless connectivity plus multiple USB ports.
G15 gaming laptop
$1,000 $749.99 at Dell
If you're looking to do a bit of gaming in addition to your productivity, this would be a good option. The G15 includes a 12th-gen Intel Core i5 processor with up to 4.50GHz speeds, a 512GB NVMe SSD, 16GB DDR5 4800MHz RAM, and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card. Has plenty of other features as well.
Best Windows laptop deals $750+
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ with Type Cover
$1,230 $899.99 at Best Buy
The key here is the combo that includes the black Surface Type Cover, essentially transforming this into a full-blown laptop with tablet capabilities. That usually costs extra to add on, but in this case you're actually saving money getting both together.
HP Pavilion 15 laptop
$920 $792.88 at Amazon
You can actually get this laptop for even cheaper from third parties at Amazon, too. It's equipped with a 12th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD. It has a 1080p 15.6-inch display, Windows 11 Pro, and both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for wireless connectivity.
New Inspiron 14 Plus laptop
$1,300 $899.99 at Dell
One of Dell's latest and greatest with an 12th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, a 512GB SSD with NVMe, and 16GB DDR5 RAM. It has integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, a 14-inch display with 2240 x 1400 pixel resolution, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth, and more.
HP Victus gaming laptop
$1,050 $979.99 at Best Buy
The Victus lineup has just gotten better over time, and it's nice to find some with a good discount. This price is a great low one. The laptop includes a 12th-generation Intel Core i5 CPU, a 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM, and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.