The best cheap laptop deals in April 2018

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If you're buying a new laptop, you may be overwhelmed by the choices. With each model being built using a different design strategy along with unique specs, it often feels like comparing apples to oranges. And with technology always changing at a rapid rate, today's latest and greatest can quickly become yesterday's news.

In an attempt to help you find the best laptop for you at a great price, we've combed the internet to find not only the cheapest laptops, but the absolute best laptop deals. From big brands like Dell to steadily growing names like Acer, you won’t want to miss out on these bargains.

At the top of the page, you'll find our selection of the very latest and best cheap laptop deals of the week. Beneath those, you'll find our pick of the latest best cheap laptops along with their lowest available prices.

The best laptop deal of the week

Asus VivoBook Flip 14 was $951, now $480 from eBay!
Combining the flexibility of a tablet with the power of a laptop, this 2-in-1 gives you the best of both worlds. Even better, it's more than $200 less than what other stores charge.  It's equipped with a 2.5GHz i5 processor and comes with 6GB RAM and a 1TB HDD.View Deal

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Lenovo Flex 5 was $880, now $700 from Newegg!
Newegg continues to offer this super low price on the Lenovo Flex 5 2-in-1. It's currently $180 off list price. This is a convertible model that can fold flat or all the way back. It features a 1920 x 1080 IPS touchscreen display. And, it's powered by a Core i7-7500U processor with 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive.View Deal

Acer Aspire 5 was $600, now $550 at Newegg!
For just $550, you can’t say no to an 8th-generation i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and Nvidia GeForce MX150 discrete graphics. In terms of specs, this is a price that has yet to be bested, especially now that it's $50 off list price.View Deal

Dell Inspiron 13 Coffee Lake i5 Laptop was $899, now $599 at Microsoft Store!
Weighing just three pounds and featuring an 8th generation i5 processor, this Dell laptop is ultra portable while still being plenty powerful. Throw in a high-def display and a 256 SSD and it's quite the package. Even better, it's dropped another $50 since last week to now be $300 off list price.View Deal

Dell Inspiron 13 7000 was $1,000, now for $699 at eBay!
A gorgeous and long-lasting laptop featuring the most cutting-edge 8th-gen Intel processor, the Dell Inspiron 13 is $300 off its shelf price on eBay. It’s a touchscreen laptop and brand-spanking new, too, in case that was a concern. It features a current-generation i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD.View Deal

HP Spectre 13t Laptop was $1,300, now $1,150 at HP!
At less than half an inch thick and weighing just over two pounds, HP's Spectre laptop is meant to compete with ultra-portables like Apple's MacBook Air. It's currently $150 off list, and for this price, you get 8GB of a RAM and a 256GB SSD. View Deal

Asus ZenBook Flip was $1,399, now $999.99 on eBay!
Getting a 2-in-1 doesn't mean giving up power or storage. This Asus Zenbook comes with a 2.7GHz i7 Kaby Lake processor, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD. Even better, at $400 off list, it's about $200 cheaper than what you'll find elsewhere.View Deal

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The best cheap laptops of 2018

Acer Swift 3

The bigger, better value proposition

CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 4GB – 8GB | Screen: 14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) ComfyView IPS | Storage: 128GB – 256GB SSD

Powerful for the price
Stellar battery life
Boring looks
Down-firing speakers

Here we have one of the few budget laptops with a processor nearly equivalent to the MacBook Pro, that is, if you opt for the Intel Core i5 configuration. The best part? It’s roughly half the cost of its Apple-branded rival. Now given that it sells at a range of different prices, the Acer Swift 3 can be an obtuse purchase, but lucky for you, the midrange model will get you by just fine.

Read the full review: Acer Swift 3

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

Small, portable and flexible

CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8350 | Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 10.1-inch HD (1,280 x 800) LED touch display | Storage: 64GB

Tablet and laptop in one
Sizable hard drive
Tiny size could be tough

Its name is alphabet soup to the average reader, but then again this convertible laptop has always been about function over form. For one minuscule transaction, you’re getting a tablet equipped with an included keyboard and even a fingerprint scanner for more secure logins. Along with reliable performance and a magnesium-alloy chassis, it’s built to last.

Read the full review: Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

acer chromebook 15

Acer Chromebook 15

Battery life like no other

CPU: 1.5GHz Intel Celeron 3205U | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 15.59-inch, HD (1,920 x 1,080) touchscreen | Storage: 32GB SSD

 Stunning battery life 
 Attractive, fanless design 
Trackpad feels clunky 

While it may be outclassed by the Pixelbook and the Samsung Chromebook in terms of sheer power, the Acer Chromebook 15 can still pack a wallop while providing battery life that is frankly out of this world. It’s rare that a laptop can truly provide all-day battery, but in our independent battery tests, Acer’s Chromebook lasted an astonishing 17 hours – on top of providing enough power to get your work done online. If you’re looking for a 15 inch Chromebook that will give you the most bang for your buck, look no further.

Read the full review: Acer Chromebook 15 

Lenovo Yoga Book

Lenovo Yoga Book (Windows 10)

The netbook of the future – the ultra netbook?

CPU: 1.44GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8550 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 10.1-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,200 resolution), IPS touchscreen | Storage: 64GB flash storage (plus 128GB with microSD)

Insanely thin and light
Keyboard surprisingly accurate
Woefully underpowered
Dated microUSB port

The Lenovo Yoga Book, and the Windows 10 version of it in particular, is the sort of futuristic fodder you would find in an episode of Black Mirror. It has a keyboard that doubles as a Wacom touch panel and, best of all, it’s cheap as hell. Now, of course, that comes with the caveat of a weak Intel Atom processor, but the rest of the Lenovo Yoga Book should go down in the history books.

Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga Book

Asus X102BA

Acer Chromebook 14

Meet the anti-MacBook Air

CPU: Intel Celeron N3160 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) display | Storage: 32GB SSD

Top-notch build quality
Solid keyboard and touchpad
Full HD display
Flaky HD video playback

With its slick lines and a slim silhouette, the Acer Chromebook 14 makes for a subtle, snazzy laptop. Although its display isn't the most attractive we've seen, it’s still acceptable for full HD. On top of that, the keyboard and trackpad adhere to the principle of ‘it just works.’ The battery life is satisfactory as well despite falling a bit south of Acer's 12-hour claim in real-world use.

Read the full review: Acer Chromebook 14

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