New year, new laptop: The best post-Christmas deals—starting at just $169

Rudie Obias
·5 min read

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

How’s your laptop? Will it keep up with the demands of 2021? Or is it starting to feel the strain of all that extra use? If you’ve been waiting for the right moment to upgrade, that moment has arrived. Post-Christmas sales make it possible to step up your setup at a fraction of what you’d normally spend.

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

To make life easier for you, we combed through the post-Christmas offerings and put together a list of the very best deals. This way you can have a cup of coffee, find what you need and go about your day in a jiffy.

Scroll to meet your new laptop—at its post-Christmas price:

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 (was $249), this sleek and stylish Gateway 2-in-1 Convertible Notebook has an 11.6-inch Full HD LCD display at 1080p, runs Windows 10, and sports a comfy keyboard and spacious trackpad for quick and 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!”

Check out more laptop deals under $299:

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 (was $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 laptop 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!”

Check out more laptop deals between $300 to $999:

Laptops $1,000 and up

Save $199 on this Apple MacBook Pro! (Photo: Amazon)
Save $199 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 $1,800, or $199 off at Amazon. It has a 13.3-inch LED Retina displays that are backlit with a QHD+ resolution. Each one is 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, one standard 3.5mm 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 solely because it works so well with other gadgets I have,” 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 that feel cheap.”

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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