Best laptop sales in Australia: Cheap laptops to buy in August 2019

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 – from the usual suspects to the niche deal sites – and rounded up all the genuine and worthwhile specials in one neat place. We’ve covered everything from budget browsing machines to high-performance powerhouses, so you’ll no doubt find something to match your needs.

Up the top, we’ve highlighted a selection of the latest deals that we’ve sniffed out, so you can reap the rewards of having your finger on the pulse. Below that we’ve covered some of the more popular laptops that often come up on special, and then included a quick list of the best prices on TechRadar’s pick of the latest best laptops.

If you’re from the US or the UK, check out our selections of the top laptop deals in the US or in the UK.

Best laptop deals this week

HP Spectre x360 (13-inch) | i7 / 16GB / 512GB | $1,899 (was $2,449)

The hardware is good and the innards are performance-ready in this 13-inch HP Spectre x360 convertible. And for a machine with an 8th-gen Core i7 CPU and a whopping 512GB of onboard storage, this is a bargain buy at $1,899, with $550 shaved off if you use the code BLITZ550 at checkout. Offer ends August 26.View Deal

Dell Vostro 15 3000 | i5 / 8GB / 256GB | $979 (was $1,399)

The Vostro range has been designed for businesses – they’re work laptops that come with some decent specs and come with the Dell Mobile Connect feature. This allows you to pair your Vostro with your smartphone so you can get all your notifications directly on your laptop. And this 15-inch model with an 8th-gen i5 CPU is a pretty good bargain at 30% off, bringing the price down to well under $1,000.View Deal

Dell Vostro 15 7000 | i7 / 8GB / 256GB | $1,439 (was $2,399)

This 15-inch business laptop boasts the latest 9th-generation Intel H Core i7 CPU, meaning there’s some serious grunt under the hood, along with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. There’s a fingerprint sensor for security, and plenty of features that makes your work life easier, as well as a whopping 40% off. That makes this laptop quite affordable with a saving of $960.View Deal

Dell Inspiron 17 3000 | i5 / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD | $1,079 (was $1,799) 

With a whopping 40% off on this 17-inch Dell laptop, you save $720. And the specs aren’t bad for the price either – there’s an 8th-gen Core i5 processor under the hood and some decent amount of storage, thanks to the additional 1TB hard drive. It’s not a bad bargain if you’re after a laptop with plenty of screen real estate.View Deal

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 | i7 / 8GB / 256GB / GTX 1060 Max-Q | $2,639.20 (was $3,299)

The 9th-gen Intel H Core CPU and Nvidia graphics under the hood of this ThinkPad makes it great for not just streaming videos but also gaming. The laptop is plug-and-play ready for most VR headsets, promises up to 14 hours of battery life with rapid charge available when you’re in a hurry. Plus there’s a saving of nearly $660 to be had.View Deal

Lenovo Legion Y540 (15) | i7 / 8GB / 512GB / GTX 1660Ti | $1,604.88 (was $2,229)

You’ll get the 9th-gen H Core CPU under the bonnet of this 15-inch gaming laptop, plus Nvidia’s GTX1660Ti graphics. And with plenty of storage to boot, a saving of $624 isn’t too shabby for this Legion Y540 configuration. There’s a cheaper option available, but to get this price, be sure to use the checkout FATHER before August 29.View Deal

Lenovo IdeaPad L340 (15) Gaming | i5 / 8GB / 256GB / GTX 1650 | $1,199.20 (was $1,499)

If you thought Lenovo’s IdeaPad range wasn’t powerful enough for gaming, think again. While this laptop isn’t as powerful as the Legion mentioned above, there’s some decent oomph here to keep things ticking along smoothly, with 20% shaved off the RRP. That’s a saving of almost $300 on this 15-inch laptop.View Deal

Lenovo Yoga 530 (14) | i5 / 8GB / 128GB | $999 (was $1,399)

A 14-inch 2-in-1 for under $1,000 is usually hard to find, but this Yoga 530 isn’t a bad bargain. The processor under the hood is an 8th-gen Core i5 but there’s a decent amount of memory to keep the system humming smoothly. While there’s not a huge amount of storage, it can be managed, especially if you’re getting it for just $999. That’s 29% off the RRP.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 laptop, 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 tickle your fancy.

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1. Dell XPS 13

Dell’s latest Ultrabook is simply the best laptop in the world

CPU: 8th generation Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 8GB-16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – 4K (3,840 x 2,160) | Storage: 256GB – 1TB SSD

Gorgeous new design

Faster than ever

Centred IR webcam

Steeper starting price

Saying that we’re very happy with Dell’s XPS 13 is a huge understatement. The slim profile, revolutionary design and small frame bely its powerful performance and gorgeous 13-inch screen. Typically you’d have to weigh up portability and performance, but the XPS 13 has managed to strike a fine balance between the two. With Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processors plus lighting, quick storage and memory, the XPS 13’s starting price is certainly an impressive one. We’re so chuffed with it that it’s still one of our favourite Ultrabook, and has taken the top spot as the best Windows laptop and the best overall laptop.

Read the full review: Dell XPS 13

2. Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370

An incredible 2-in-1 that hits the right spot

CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 | RAM: 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreen | Storage: 512GB PCle SSD

Powerful innards

Super light and thin

Comes at a price

Fingerprint magnet

Asus has nailed it with the overhauled ZenBook Flip S 2-in-1. Adding top of the line processing power, plenty of memory and a speedy PCle solid state drive available in some of the models, this laptop shows off a beautiful new design to perfection, giving you the ability to use it as a laptop or a tablet. While it costs a pretty penny as compared to some of the competition out there, it would be our top recommendation if money isn’t a factor.

Read the full review: Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370

macbook pro 13-inch 2018 deals best price

3. Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 13-inch 2018

CPU: Quad-core Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch 2,560 x 1,600 IPS | Storage: 128GB – 2TB PCle 3.0 SSD

Superfast performance

The best MacBook Pro yet

Expensive

Not a huge generational upgrade

While this may not be a great leap from the previous generation of MacBook Pros with Touch Bar, the 2018 model is definitely the best Apple has produced to date. The Cupertino firm has ramped up performance for the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2018, more so than the bigger 15-inch model as well. A thin OLED display at the top end of the keyboard can be customised to for various functions, and also offer Touch ID for secure logins. And although it retains Apple’s signature design, it doesn’t come cheap, but you can argue with the choice if you’re a diehard Apple fan.

Read the full review: Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 13-inch (2018)

4. MSI GS65 Stealth

Get your game on with the best

CPU: Intel Core i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM, Max-Q) | RAM: 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) anti-glare, wide-view 144Hz panel | Storage: 512GB M.2 SSD

Beautifully designed

Excellent performer

Undercarriage heats up quickly

Our earlier choice of gaming laptop, the Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 has been knocked off its perch by MSI’s GS65 Stealth. With cutting edge components, including an 8th-gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU, it makes the top spot in gaming laptops. It’s also cheaper than the ROG Zephyrus GX501. And it doesn’t look like a hunky gaming laptop either; with subtle design tweaks, the GS65 Stealth can pass off as a work or study laptop without anyone being none the wiser.

Read the full review: MSI GS65 Stealth

5. Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

The marriage of luxury and power

CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics with 4GB HMB2 graphics memory | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 512GB PCle SSD

Impressive power

Sleek, ultra-thin design

Admittedly expensive

Dell’s XPS 15 laptops were already some of the best you could buy, but this beautifully redesigned 15-inch 2-in-1 competes with the Dell XPS 13 in every respect, with the convenience of becoming a tablet when needed. It’s one of the most aesthetically pleasing devices in its category and also boast plenty of power. Under the hood is a new Intel Kaby Lake G-series processor featuring ‘discreet-class’ Radeon graphics – meaning with the power comes a bit more noise.

Read the full review: Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 

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