New year, new laptop: the best year end deals—starting at just $199

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Ready for a next-level laptop? Take advantage of these unreal year-end deals. (Photo: Yahoo Life)
Ready for a next-level laptop? Take advantage of these unreal year end deals. (Photo: Yahoo Life)

How’s your laptop? Will it keep up with the demands of 2021? Or is it already straining from all that extra use in the past year? If you’ve been waiting for the right moment to upgrade, that moment has arrived. Year end sales make it possible to step up your setup for a fraction of what you’d normally spend.

Yup, right now retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and Target are offering deep discounts on laptops in every price range, from brands like Apple, Acer, Asus, HP and Dell. Whether you’re looking for a basic model or a fully loaded speed-machine, you’ll get a great option on sale today.

To make shopping easier, we combed through the year-end offerings and put together a list of the very best deals, by price range. Scroll to meet your new laptop—at its sale price. And grab it before stock is gone.

Laptops $299 and under

Save $50 on this Gateway 2-in-1 Convertible Notebook. (Photo: Walmart)
Save $50 on this Gateway 2-in-1 Convertible Notebook. (Photo: Walmart)

On sale for $199 from $249, this sleek, stylish Gateway 2-in-1 Convertible Notebook has an 11.6-inch Full HD LCD display, runs Windows 10, and sports a comfy keyboard and spacious trackpad for quick, easy navigation. Paired with 4GB of memory and 64GB of on-board storage, it has up to 8.5 hours of battery life per charge to get you through a work day. And Walmart shoppers love that it’s a touchscreen that doubles as a tablet too!

“I absolutely love this notebook,” raved a fan. “It has all of the updated features you'll want in a notebook. The slim design makes it an ideal personal device for easy travel. It’s also a touchscreen!”

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Laptops $300 to $999

Save $200 on this Lenovo Ideapad 5. (Photo: Walmart)
Save $200 on this Lenovo Ideapad 5. (Photo: Walmart)

Right now, the Lenovo Ideapad 5 is on sale for $599 (down from $799) at Walmart. If productivity is your game, then this baby came to play. Its brilliant HD 14-inch LED display will make everything look stellar, from spreadsheets to YouTube videos. And thanks to a speedy and powerful AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Octa-Core Processor paired with 8GB of memory and 256GB of on-board storage, this beauty can handle just about any task you throw at it.

“The laptop is really nice and works well,” shared a savvy shopper. “I find it easy to use and enjoy experimenting with it. I am a teacher and we are using Google Classroom to teach in person and if schools close again. This laptop is perfect for that!”

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Laptops $1,000 and up

Save $100 on this Apple MacBook Pro! (Photo: Amazon)
Save $100 on this Apple MacBook Pro! (Photo: Amazon)

Need raw power? This early-2020 Apple MacBook Pro (the one with the TouchBar) is now on sale for $1,899—$100 off—at Amazon. It has a 13.3-inch LED Retina backlit display with a QHD+ resolution. It’s armed with a Quad-Core Intel Core i5 processor with 16GB of memory and a whopping 1TB of on-board storage. This MacBook Pro also comes with four USB-C ports, a headphone jack, and a large Force Touch trackpad. This machine is a beast!

“Perfect for my needs! I am very impressed with the MacBook Pro and it is so far my favorite laptop to date...,” shared a delighted five-star reviewer. “This is a sturdy/premium feeling laptop and blows away any of the laptops I have purchased in the past....”

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