Best laptop sales in Australia: cheap laptops to buy in July 2020 cheap laptop deals
If you’re looking for a cheap laptop or a mammoth saving on a premium portable computer, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve scoured the web for savings and rounded up all the genuine deals in one neat place.
You’ll find we’ve covered everything from budget browsing machines to high-performance powerhouses, so you’ll no doubt find something here to match your needs.
We’ve highlighted a selection of the latest deals that we’ve sniffed out, and if you scroll further down, we've rounded up some of our favourite laptops in a dedicated buying guide.
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Best laptop deals this week
Laptops & ultrabooks
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th Gen) | i5 / 8GB / 512GB SSD | AU$2,436.75 (RRP AU$3,249; save AU$812.25)
This may be from Lenovo’s range of business-focused laptops, but that hasn’t stopped our colleagues over at Laptop Mag from recommending it as the best Lenovo laptop available today. It’s incredibly light, yet manages to be durable as well, and the 1080p display on this model means you’ll get nearly 10 hours of battery life. Available directly from Lenovo with just over AU$800 saved.View Deal
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (5593) | i7 / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$1,574 (RRP AU$2,099; save AU$525)
Inside this machine you’ll find Intel’s latest 10th-gen i7 processor, teamed up with 16GB of system memory and 512GB of solid-state storage. Exactly the kind of specs that’ll make using this laptop a breeze. The discount on this well-specced machine dropped to 40% off during EOFY sales, but if you missed out in June, it’s now discounted by 25%.View Deal
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 | 20% off
Each configuration of the Surface Laptop 3 has been discounted by 20%, and it’s one to consider if you’re looking for a machine with all-day battery life. You’ll have your pick from a variety of eye-catching colours, and processors are available in i5 or i7, all Intel’s latest 10th-generation. Available directly from Microsoft.View Deal
Dell Vostro 15 3000 (3591) | i7 / 8GB / 512GB / MX230 | AU$1,359 (RRP AU$2,139; save AU$780)
This 15-inch laptop has been designed for work, but there’s a discrete graphics card that will help when it comes time to switch off. While the MX230 isn’t a powerful GPU, it will run some basic gaming when you require a little distraction. This laptop was down to AU$1,215 during EOFY, and while it’s marginally more now, the 36% discount sees a cool AU$780 slashed off the RRP.View Deal
Dell Latitude 7400 | i7 / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$2,513 (RRP AU$5,983; save AU$3,470)
Time to get down to business? The Dell Latitude 7400 is one impressive machine, and now you can save 57% on this workhorse. To keep your day running smoothly, you’ll have an 8th-generation Core i7 processor on your side, plus 16GB of memory and 512GB of solid-state storage. You’ll comfortably power through the day thanks to a long battery life which Dell promises will last up to 13 hours. Head directly to Dell to make it yours.View Deal
Further price drop: Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (7390) | i7 / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$2,324 (RRP AU$3,099; save AU$775)
This is Dell’s premium XPS 13 machine in a versatile chassis. This particular configuration has Intel’s latest 10th-gen Core i7 chip inside, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. It’s also got a lovely 13.4-inch Full HD touchscreen display. If you want top-of-the-line specs in a flexible laptop, this one is hard to beat. Best of all, it’s now 25% off from Dell’s online store.View Deal
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 | 20% off
The Surface Pro 7 is Microsoft’s most powerful Surface tablet to date, and each configuration is discounted by 20%. Configurations start with an Intel Core i3 and go up to an i7, with various blends of system memory and solid-state storage available. Go to Microsoft to pick yours up with a decent packet saved.View Deal
Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 | i7 / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$3,572 (RRP AU$7,132; save AU$3,560)
The Latitude line is Dell’s range of premium business laptops, and practically all of them come with a high price tag to match. However, this machine is steeply discounted by 49%, saving you a solid AU$3,560. This workhorse has a slightly older 8th-generation i7 processor, but it’s got 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD. It’s lightweight, flexible and has an all-round sleek design. Save yourself a packet when you pick it up from Dell.View Deal
Dell Latitude 5300 | i7 / 8GB / 256GB | AU$2,438 (RRP AU$4,868; save AU$2,430)
It might have an older 8th-gen Core i7 processor under the hood but don’t underestimate this 13-inch Latitude 2-in-1. With ExpressCharge support that adds 80% juice in an hour and Wi-Fi constantly running in the background, it’s designed for the busy professional constantly on the move. And, to make this even better, there’s 49% off the device directly from Dell.View Deal
Microsoft Surface Pro X with Type Cover and Slim Pen | AU$2,199 (RRP AU$2,578.95; save AU$379.95)
While it’s technically a tablet, this can easily be converted into a 2-in-1 with the Type Cover that’s conveniently bundled into this deal. It’s also the thinnest and lightest from the Surface range to date, so is worth your consideration if you’re a frequent traveller and portability is what you’re after. It also has the neat feature of Windows Hello facial recognition – just look at the tablet’s webcam and you’ll instantly be logged on. Available from the Microsoft Store with a Type Cover and Slim Pen bundled in and a decent packet saved.View Deal
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model | i7 / 16GB / 512GB SSD / RTX 2070 | AU$3,779 (RRP AU$4,599; save AU$820)
Our colleagues over at PC Gamer recommend this Razer Blade 15 as the best gaming laptop you can buy today, and you can now save a huge packet on this dream machine. It’s housing a 9th-gen Core i7 CPU, and an RTX 2070 GPU. Despite that, it’s also one of the longest-lasting premium gaming laptops we’ve got our hands on. Last month it was steeply discounted, with AU$1,000 slashed from the RRP. While it’s bumped up slightly, you can now save AU$820 from Amazon.View Deal
Alienware m15 R1 | i7 / 8GB / 256GB SSD | AU$2,771 (RRP AU$3,299; save AU$528)
Get your game on with a top-notch GPU under the hood working alongside a 9th-gen i7 CPU. There’s 8GB of system memory as well, and a 16% discount on this 15-inch gaming laptop. While it’s not quite the great discount we were hoping for, you still save over AU$500 on a powerful device.View Deal
Lenovo Legion Y540 (15) | i7 / 16GB / 1TB HDD / GTX 1660 Ti | AU$1,949.25 (RRP AU$2,599; save AU$649.75)
If RGB keys are too flashy for your tastes, then consider this Legion Y540. Inside is a 9th-gen Intel Core i7 chip, matched with 16GB RAM and a 1TB HDD. An Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti handles the graphics, while Dolby Atmos sound will pull you further in when you’ve got your headphones on. The Legion Y540 has a white backlit keyboard, and a full numerical keypad. Head directly to Lenovo to get your hands on it.View Deal
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We'll keep on updating the list of deals as and when we find them. Below, you'll find up to date prices on TechRadar's favourite laptops, so keep an eye out for those savings.
The best deals on our favourite laptops
Over the years we've reviewed plenty of laptops, and as a result, we've seen what to avoid and what to jump on when there's savings to be had. We'll keep track of the prices of some of the best we've seen so that you can snatch up a bargain when they do show up. Check out the prices below and see if anything has dropped enough to spark your interest.
Our favourite overall laptop: Dell XPS 13 (2020)
Dell’s latest Ultrabook is simply the best laptop in the world
CPU: 10th generation Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel Iris Plus | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – 4K (3,840 x 2,160) | Storage: 256GB – 2TB SSD
Saying that we’re very happy with Dell’s XPS 13 is a huge understatement. At first glance, its slim profile and small frame don’t give away the powerful performance and gorgeous 13-inch display inside. Typically, you’d have to weigh up portability and performance, but the XPS 13 has managed to strike a fine balance between the two. Sporting Intel’s latest 10th-generation chips, much-improved battery life and barely-there bezels, the starting price of the newest iteration of the XPS 13 is a tempting proposition. We’re so chuffed with it that it’s still our favourite Ultrabook, and has taken the top spot as the best laptop overall.
Read the full review: Dell XPS 13 (2020)
Our favourite gaming laptop: Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED
The original designer’s laptop gets an OLED upgrade
CPU: Intel Core i7 9750H | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 (8GB GDDR6; MaxQ) | RAM: 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch, 4K (3,840 x 2,160), 60HZ, AMOLED, Gloss | Storage: 512GB SSD
It’s true, the Aero 15 range from Gigabyte is aimed at creatives. However, it’s also an attractive option for gamers – with powerful internals, a brilliant display and a sleek chassis – so we think it’s one of the best-value gaming machines Australians can get their hands on. The 2019 model boasts a 15-inch 4K HDR screen, which is ideal whether you’re looking to buy for high-resolution on-the-go gaming or its intended creative use. Under the hood it’s also got the option of the latest Nvidia RTX series GPUs and 9th-gen Intel Core CPUs.
Read the full review: Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED
Our favourite 2-in-1: Lenovo Yoga C930
A 2-in-1 laptop experience with little to no compromise
CPU: 8th-generation Intel Core i7-8550U | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 | RAM: 16GB | Screen: 13.9” UHD (3,840 x 2,160) IPS Glossy Multi-touch with Dolby Vision | Storage: 1 TB PCIe SSD | Connectivity: 802.11 AC (2 x 2) + Bluetooth 4.1 | Camera: 720p HD Camera
This premium portable 2-in-1 has a lot to love: a strong build, excellent battery life and a robust feature set. It has a 360° hinge, so can easily be converted from a conventional clamshell to a handheld tablet. There’s also the addition of Dolby Atmos speakers, cleverly built into the rotating hinge, so you’ll have superb sound whichever way you use it. The screen too is vibrant, though the graphics performance could leave some wanting. Still, with an 8th-generation chip, it’s a solid all-rounder for the 2-in-1 crowd.
Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga C930
Our favourite student laptop: Acer Aspire 3 15-inch
A Chromebook for schoolwork, and then some
CPU: 10th-generation Intel Core i3-10110U | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080; non-touch) | Storage: 128GB
If you’re looking for a student laptop, chances are you’re shopping on a budget. If that’s the case, our go-to bang-for-buck pick is the Acer Aspire 3 15-inch laptop. It’s a Chromebook, which means it runs on Google’s Chrome OS and is ideal for those with a reliable internet connection who want a laptop to browse the web and complete coursework online. The battery life isn’t the best, but if you don’t mind keeping your charging cable with you during the day, it certainly offers excellent value for money.
Our favourite Apple laptop: Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
The best MacBook Pro ever
CPU: 9th-generation Intel Core i7 – i9 | Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5300M – Radeon Pro 5500M | RAM: 16GB – 64GB | Screen: 16-inch Retina display with True Tone | Storage: 512GB – 8TB SSD
If you’re firmly placed in the Apple ecosystem, or you’re a Windows user thinking about converting, then we think the 2019 version of the MacBook Pro is the best Mac you can buy. It has a generous 16-inch display, and while that may spell a bulky laptop for other brands on the market, Apple remains true to form with this svelte machine. It’s got the latest and greatest components under the hood, rounded out with high-quality speakers and a much better keyboard than older models.
Read the full review: Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
If you're after some more further info on the best laptops, check out some of our other dedicated articles:
- The best laptops in Australia
- Best gaming laptops
- The best ultrabooks
- Best business laptops
- Best 2-in-1 laptops
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