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Best Holiday Laptop Deals 2020

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2020 has been full of surprises, including a mass shift to remote work for much of the world. For many people now hunkering down in their homes, finding the best gaming laptop or best ultrabooks has become crucial for both productivity and escaping via entertainment.

That's why we're keeping an up-to-date list of the best holiday season laptop deals we can find around the web, in case you're looking to upgrade or don't have a laptop of your own yet.

On this page, you can find bargains on all kinds of systems, from powerful gaming rigs to low-cost systems for kids to the slimmest ultraportables. 

For more savings, check out our lists of best tech deals overall, best computer monitor deals, best holiday SSD deals, best holiday gaming PC deals and best holiday Raspberry Pi deals.    

Laptop Deal Tips

  • Ultrabook, gaming or budget? Pick a laptop deal that meets your needs.
  • Screen size matters:  13-14 inch laptops are most portable. Most gaming laptops are 15 inches. Anything about 15 won't fit on your laptop.
  • Resolution: 4K is sharp but eats more battery and requires more graphics power for gaming. 1080p is the sweet spot for most people.

Best Laptop Deals

Best Laptop Deals Overall

Alienware m17 R3 w/ RTX 2060, 144 Hz: was $1979, now $1549 at Dell
This 17-inch mobile gaming rig is powered by an INtel Core i7-10750H CPU, Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. Better still, its 144 Hz screen is rated for 300 nits and 72 percent of the NTSC color gamut.View Deal

HP ENVY x360 15z-ds100: was $799, now $649 at HP
Save $200 off this AMD Ryzen 5 4500U-powered 15-inch convertible. It has 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, as well as a 1080p touch display rated at 250 nits.View Deal

Dell G5 15: was $1539, now $1149 at Dell
The Dell G5 15 gaming laptop is $390 off with an Intel Core i7-10750H, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, 16GB of RAM and a 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution display at 144 Hz.View Deal

Acer Nitro 5 with RTX 2060, 144 Hz: was $1099, now $794 at Walmart
This 15.6-inch gaming rig is ready to play games that have ray tracing thanks to its RTX 2060 GPU. It also has a 144 Hz, 1080 display, Core i5 CPU, 16GB of RAM and both a 256GB SSD and a 1TB hard drive.View Deal

MSI GL75 Leopard: was $1499, now $1299 at Newegg
This laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor, GeForce RTX 2070 GPU, 16GB of memory and a 512GB internal SSD. The display is 17.3-inches across and has a refresh rate of 144Hz.View Deal

Best Deals on Gaming Laptops

HP Omen 15 w/ Ryzen 7, GTX 1660 Ti: was $1249, now $849 at Best Buy
A strong value, this 15-inch HP laptop features an 8-core, Ryzen 7 4800H CPU, along with a GTX 1660 Ti GPU. It has a 512GB SSD and 8GB of RAM Its 1080p display carries a 144 Hz refresh rate.View Deal

Dell G5 15: was $1539, now $1149 at Dell
The Dell G5 15 gaming laptop is $390 off with an Intel Core i7-10750H, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, 16GB of RAM and a 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution display at 144 Hz.View Deal

MSI GS66 Stealth w/ RTX 2070, 240 Hz: was $1799, now $1499 at Best Buy
This 15-inch laptop comes fully loaded with a Core i7-10750H CPU, RTX 2070 graphics, 16GB of RAM, a generous 1TB SSD and a blazing 240 Hz screen. It features customizable RGB keyboard lighting and weighs a modest 4.6 pounds.View Deal

Acer Nitro 5|RTX 2060, 144Hz: was $1099, now $794 at Walmart
This 15.6-inch gaming rig is ready to play games that have ray tracing thanks to its RTX 2060 GPU. It also has a 144 Hz, 1080 display, Core i5 CPU, 16GB of RAM and both a 256GB SSD and a 1TB hard drive.View Deal

Best Deals on Ultraportable Laptops

Dell XPS 13 w/ Core i7, 16GB, 256GB: was $1149, now $930 at Dell
There are cheaper configs of the XPS 13, but this is the least-expensive one with decent specs. This model comes with a Core i7-10510U CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a 1080p display. Use coupon code WEEKEND10 to get it at this price.View Deal

Best Deals on Budget Laptops

HP 14 Laptop 14t-dq200: was $579, now $379 at HP
The HP 14 might go unnoticed, but it's a very capable machine. the laptop wields Intel's latest Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake processor in tandem with 8GB of RAM, a 256GB Intel SSD and 16GB of Optane memory.View Deal

HP Pavilion x360 14 2-in-1: was $780, now $645 at Amazon
If you don't need a current-gen CPU, this is a great deal on a convertible 14-inch. It comes with a quad-core Intel Core i5-1035G1, 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD., making it a great travel or backup machine. View Deal

Gateway GWTN141: was $699, now $429 at Walmart
Gateway may be a brand from the past, but this Walmart-exclusive laptop packs 16GB of RAM, an Ice Lake Core i5 CPU and an FHD screen for a pretty insane discounted price. And it comes in four colors.View Deal