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.

Best laptop deals this week

Laptops & ultrabooks

Dell XPS 13 (7390) | i5 / 8GB / 256GB SSD | AU$1,699 (RRP AU$1,999; save AU$300)

While many of the configurations from Dell’s premium XPS range will set you back a hefty sum, here’s your chance to score one for under the AU$2,000 mark. It’s last year’s version, but it’s still a stellar machine with a 10th-gen Core i5 chip and 256GB of solid-state storage. Work or play, this sleek machine will deliver. Now 15% directly from Dell.View Deal

Dell XPS 13 (9300) | i7 / 8GB / 512GB | AU$2,549 (RRP AU$2,999; save AU$450)

Last year’s Dell XPS 13 was always going to be a tough act to follow, but Dell pushed the envelope and delivered this stunning XPS 13 2020 update. There’s grunt under the hood, with a 10th-generation Core 17 and 8GB of system memory. This brand new machine had dropped to 20% off last week, and while it’s since bumped up slightly, you can still score 15% off when you buy directly from Dell.View Deal

Dell XPS 15 (7590) | i7 / 16GB / 512GB SSD / GTX 1650 | AU$2,804 (RRP AU$3,299; save AU$495)

This laptop brings the power and design of the XPS to 15-inches of screen real estate. This iteration has a 9th-generation Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD. It also has an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU onboard for basic gaming, which you’ll have plenty of room to enjoy with barely-there bezels on a Full HD display. It was AU$660 off last week, but if you buy it now, there’s still AU$495 to be saved.View Deal

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

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 (2nd Gen) | i7 / 8GB / 256GB SSD | AU$2,696.85 (RRP AU$4,149; save AU$1,452.15)

This 15-inch workstation is now 35% off from Lenovo, and it’s packing power inside its slim form factor. That includes a 9th-generation Core i7 processor and Dolby Atmos speakers. You’ll also find Wi-Fi 6, so you can get faster downloads and optimal functionality in crowded networks. Available directly from Lenovo with a huge saving of AU$1,450 on the table.View Deal

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (5593) | i7 / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$1,259 (RRP AU$2,099; save AU$840)

Dell has slashed the price of this high-spec machine, dropping the RRP by 40%. There’s a lot to like here too – inside 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. Grab it now while it’s discounted down to AU$1,259 directly from Dell.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

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 | i5 / 8GB /  512GB SSD | AU$1,034.55 (RRP AU$2,299; save AU$1,264.45)

Lenovo’s ThinkPad range is known in the world of business laptops for its security and stability, and this E15 is no exception. You can set yourself up with a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 15.6-inch display, 512GB SSD and fingerprint reader for better than half price from Lenovo’s store.View Deal

Dell Vostro 15 3000 (3591) | i7 / 8GB / 512GB / MX230 | AU$1,279 (RRP AU$2,139; save AU$860)

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. And a 40% discount sees a cool AU$860 slashed off the RRP, and you can use the checkout code EOFY5 to score an additional 5% off. That brings the final price down to just AU$1,215.View Deal

Dell Latitude 7400 | i7 / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$2,343 (RRP AU$5,983; save AU$3,640)

Time to get down to business? The Dell Latitude 7400 is one impressive machine, and now you can save 60% 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

2-in-1s

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

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (4th Gen) | i5 / 8GB / 256GB SSD | AU$2,474.25 (RRP AU$3,299; save AU$824.75)

The X1 Yoga brings a sleek, convertible chassis to Lenovo’s business range of laptops, and it doesn’t disappoint. You’ll find a bright, vivid Full HD display with a battery life that’ll last you all day. This configuration houses a 10th-gen Core i5 chip, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. A built-in stylus slot and Dolby Atmos are the cherry on top of this very well-rounded package. Now 25% off from Lenovo.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 Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 (7591) | i5 / 8GB / 256GB SSD | AU$1,379 (RRP AU$2,299; save AU$920)

Whether you’re working from the home office or curled up on the couch, this versatile 2-in-1 will quite literally bend over backwards to fit your needs. This convertible laptop comes from Dell’s more affordable Inspiron range, yet it feels quite premium with an aluminium casing and fingerprint login. Running the show is a 10th-generation Core i5 processor, teamed with 8GB of memory and 256GB of solid-state storage. Now discounted by 40% directly from Dell with an Active Pen included.View Deal

Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 | i7 / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$3,362 (RRP AU$7,132; save AU$3,770)

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 52%, saving you a solid AU$3,770. 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

Lenovo Yoga C940 (14) | i7 / 8GB / 512GB SSD | AU$2,549.15 (RRP AU$2,999; save AU$449.85)

Our colleagues over at Laptop Mag called the C940 the best Yoga yet, and we’d have to agree. The pairing of fast performance with a premium 2-in-1 design is a winning combination in our books. This is a customisable machine, but the base model comes with a 10th-gen i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD, but you can change the elements to suit your needs. While 15% off isn’t a huge discount, it’s a decent saving on this killer machine. Available from Lenovo.View Deal

Dell Latitude 5300 | i7 / 8GB / 256GB | AU$2,297.80 (RRP AU$4,867.80; save AU$2,570)

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 52% 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

Gaming

Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model | i7 / 16GB / 512GB SSD / RTX 2070 | AU$3,599 (RRP AU$4,599; save AU$1,000)

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. Now steeply discounted, with AU$1,000 slashed from the RRP – this deal’s a steal.View Deal

Alienware Area-51m | i7 / 16GB / 1TB SSD / RTX 2070 | AU$4,249 (RRP AU$4,999; save AU$750)

Alienware is Dell’s dedicated gaming brand, and it shows. The Area-51m is a complete beast of a laptop – in fact it’s one of the best – and this model packs in a 9th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, a beastly Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 GPU with 8GB GDDR6 memory, 16GB of RAM and an impressive 1TB worth of SSD. This configuration fell to AU$3,994 last week, and while it’s since bumped up slightly, you can still get it for 15% off. If you’re interested, you can double the RAM for AU$300, or go up to a model with 32GB RAM and an RTX 2080 GPU if you’re not messing around.View Deal

Dell G3 15 (3590) | i7 / 8GB /  512GB SSD | GTX 1660 Ti | AU$1,784 (RRP AU$2,099; save AU$315)

For gamers on a budget, or those just getting started in the world of PC gaming, here’s a strong contender. The 15-inch Dell G3 has solid performance given the price – you have a 9th-gen Core i7 processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti that will manage light gaming just fine. Plenty of storage for your budding gaming library, and the Full HD screen should go easy on the battery life too. Discount directly from Dell’s online store.View Deal

Dell G5 15 (5500) | i7 / 16GB / 512GB SSD / GTX 1660 Ti | AU$2,209 (RRP AU$2,599; save AU$390)

If the above G3 gaming laptop isn’t quite going to cut it, this more recently released G5 has a 10th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU at its helm, as well as 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD to back it up. Available directly from Dell with AU$390 saved.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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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.

Dell XPS 13 2020

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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

Gorgeous design
Excellent battery life
Lackluster audio
Expensive

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)

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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

4K HDR OLED screen
RTX GPU and 9th-gen CPU
Sleek with better thermal management
Reasonably priced
Max 60HZ refresh rate
Unfortunate webcam placement

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

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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

Strong build quality
Robust feature set
Excellent battery life
Weak graphics performance

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

Acer Aspire 3

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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

Great value
Lightweight
Limited to Chrome OS

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.

MacBook Pro 16-inch

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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

Stunning 16-inch screen
New and improved keyboard
Expensive
Limited to four Thunderbolt 3 ports

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)

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