Best laptop sales in Australia: Cheap laptops to buy in February 2018

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

We’ll keep on updating the list of deals as and when we find them. Below, you’ll find up to date prices on five of TechRadar’s favourite laptop, so keep an eye out for those savings.

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 128GB laptop for $1,007.20 (usually $1,499): It’s not the cheapest we’ve seen the 2017 model of the MacBook Air sell for, but it’s the best price for now if you’re after one of Apple’s laptops. This particular configuration of the 13-inch MacBook Air in silver comes with 128GB of storage and 8GB of memory and will set you back by just over $1,000 when shopping on eBay and applying the code PRESENT20 at checkout. Offer expires on February 12.

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Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 256GB 15-inch laptop for $2,711.20 (usually $3,499): When Apple’s MacBooks go on sale, it’s best to grab them when opportunity knows and this is a darn good price for the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar sporting 256GB of storage and 16GB of RAM. Apply the cost PRESENT20 at checkout and this beautiful beast can be yours for just over $2,711, saving you well over $700 on this premium device. Sale ends February 12.

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Apple MacBook Pro 256GB 13-inch laptop for $1,783.20 (usually $2,199): Got no need for the Touch Bar or a larger MacBook model? You can still get a 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro for lesser than its retail value by heading to eBay and getting 20% off the listed price. Currently the 256GB 13-inch MacBook Pro is available for $1,783, but this discount is only available if you use the code PRESENT20 at checkout until February 12.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5 laptop for $1,699 (was $2,099): Lenovo promises that this lightweight and slim 14-inch laptop is tough, thanks to its carbon-fibre reinforced chassis. Within this chassis is housed an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The laptop even features a Full HD display. The latest iteration of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is on sale for $1,699 at Lenovo, saving you $400 on the RRP of $2,099.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370 for $1,399 (was $2,099): It’s a stylish hybrid that will fold into a tablet when you want, making this 13-incher quite portable. Promising an all-day battery life, this configuration is powered by an Intel Core i5 CPU and features 8GB of memory and a 256GB SSD. You get to save a whopping $700 on this machine when shopping at Lenovo, where the convertible is on sale for just $1,399.

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Lenovo ThinkPad E470 laptop for $899 (was $1,349): Designed for productivity, this 14-inch laptop from Lenovo can be configured to suit your needs – and your wallet. For just $899, the E470 comes with an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and a 2GB Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics chip. That’s a saving of $450 on a laptop with enough grunt under the hood to get your work done and then still have some to spare.View Deal

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 12-inch 2-in-1 laptop for $799 (usually $1,050): A unique watchband hinge makes this hybrid switch from being a tablet and a laptop smooth and easy. The 12-inch Full HD screen can be used with an Active Pen which makes work and leisure fun. Powered by a Core m5 processor and featuring 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, this 2-in-1 is the cheapest we’ve seen it at – it’s just $799 on eBay when you use the code PRESENT20 at checkout. That’s quite the saving when it usually retails for about $1,050.

Dell XPS 13 laptop for $1,439.20 (usually $1,999): We think it’s one of the best ultrabooks available today, with a 13.3-inch display crammed into a 11-inch chassis. It’s practically bezel-less, boasts a long battery life and comes packing an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Head to eBay and this configuration of the XPS 13 can be yours for $1,439, saving you well over $500. Just be sure to apply the code PRESENT20 at checkout to avail the discount until February 12.

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 for $1,599 (was $2,099): This is the smallest 13-inch 2-in-1 from Dell and it features an QHD+ (3200 x 1800) InfinityEdge display that gives you an almost edge-to-edge screen. It’s powered by an 7th-generation Intel Core i5 CPU and has a 256GB SSD alongside 8GB of RAM. There’s also $500 to be saved on the machine, with the XPS 13 2-in-1 on sale for $1,599.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 tickle your fancy.

Best laptops

1. Dell XPS 13

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

CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520-620 | RAM: 8GB-16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800) | Storage: 128GB-512GB SSD

Gorgeous bezel-less display

Faster than ever

Lightweight, compact frame

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 Skylake 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 taken the top slot as the best Ultrabook, the best Windows laptop and the best overall laptop.

Read the full review: Dell XPS 13

2. Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming

This gaming that doesn’t cost a fortune

CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 – 1050 Ti | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch, FHD 1920 x 1080 – UHD 3840 x 2160 anti-glare LED backlit | Storage: 1TB SSHD 8GB – 1TB HDD, 128GB SSD

Stellar battery life

Ports for days

Great value

There are some seriously expensive gaming laptops out there, once you get involved in the optimisation and the latest GPUs, things start get pricey. But if you’re after a capable machine on a budget, try out the Dell Inspiron 15-inch gaming laptop.

Read the full review: Dell Inspiron 15-inch gaming laptop

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3. Asus ZenBook UX310UA

Feel old yet, MacBook Air?

CPU: 7th generation Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 4GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800)

All aluminium body

Backlit keys

Bendy keyboard

Meh battery life

A seriously sleek all-aluminium chassis, a higher resolution than the discontinued Asus ZenBook UX305, and an impressive swath of ports, including the latest USB-C interface, the latest UX310UA ZenBook is a serious contender for the MacBook Air and, if you’re a Windows person, is much better value.

Read the full review: Asus ZenBook UX310

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4. Lenovo Yoga Book

Is this the netbook of the future – the ultra netbook?

Insanely thin and light

Halo Keyboard surprisingly accurate

Excellent display

Clever Create Pad

Although the specs are modest, the forward-thinking design of Lenovo’s Yoga Book makes it a decent option for creative types and those that want a little more out of their laptops. Sacrificing a bit of raw power means you’ll get an innovative digital touchpad and drawing surface for a much more intuitive and precise approach to graphical art.

Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga Book

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5. Microsoft Surface Pro 4

The tablet that can replace your laptop

Weight: 766g/786g | Dimensions: 292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45mm | OS: Windows 10 Pro | Screen size: 12.3-inch | Resolution: 2736 x 1824 | CPU: Various | RAM: 4GB/8GB/16GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: up to 9 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP

Larger, sharper screen

Vastly improved Type Cover

Built in kickstand

We know this is technically not a laptop, but it does come close to being a 2-in-1 (if you get the Type Case) and, most importantly, it has the power to get in the ring with some of its non-tablet competitors. Running the full-blown version of Windows 10 and having the option for a powerful Intel Core processor, this is by far the laptoppiest tablet available, and the price certainly isn’t that bad.

Read the full review: Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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