AMD and Intel‘s new laptop processors look promising, but notebooks powered by those chips aren’t here just yet (with the exception of a few high-end gaming PCs). So if you’re in desperate need or a new laptop today, then last year’s chips might be as good as it gets… and some of those chips are actually pretty good.
Case in point? You can pick up a Lenovo ThinkBook 13s laptop with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U processor, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage for just $750 today. That processor may not have the RDNA 2 integrated graphics that come with the company’s newer Ryzen 6000U chips, but it’s still a powerful, energy-efficient 8-core, 16-thread processor.
Here are some of the day’s best deals.
- Microsoft Surface Laptop Go for $400 and up (save up to $200) – Microsoft Store
- Refurb Acer Chromebook Spin 713 13.5″ convertible w/Core i5-1135G7/8GB/256GB for $450 – Acer (via eBay)
- Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i 14″ laptop w/Core i5-1135G7/8GB/512GB for $550 – Microsoft Store
- Acer Swift 3 13.5″ notebook w/Core i7-1165G7/8GB/512GB for $600 – B&H
- Lenovo ThinkBook 13s w/Ryzen 7 5800U/16GB/512GB for $750 – TigerDirect
- Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio for $1495 and up (save up to $200) – Microsoft Store
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5″ Android tablet for $180 and up (save up to $80) – Best Buy
- Microsoft Surface Pro 8 for $860 and up (save up to $240) – Microsoft Store
- Refurb Amazon Fire tablets for $30 and up – Woot
- WD My Passport 1TB portable 1050MB/s SSD for $120 – Best Buy
- Crucial X8 2TB portable 1050MB/s SSD for $198 – Amazon
- SanDisk Extreme 2TB portable 1050MB/s SSD for $218 – Amazon
- AnkerPowerCore Fusion 5,000 mAh power bank & wall charger for $23 – Amazon (coupon: 0SXF0JLY)
- Refurb Amazon Fire TV Sitck Lite (1080p) for $20 – Amazon
- Onn UHD Android TV media streamer for $20 – Walmart