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Save up to $300 on select Windows laptops with Student Deals.

Get instant savings up to $150, plus save an extra $50–$150 when you sign up for Student Deals.

Minimum savings is $30.


Chromebook Savings

Save up to $150 on select Chromebooks.

Minimum savings is $30.
Surface devices

Surface Savings

Save up to $300 on select Surface devices.

Minimum savings is $30.

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MacBook Air
Save $250 on Intel® Core™ i5 128GB

with Student Deals.

Terms and conditions apply.

MacBook Pro Savings

MacBook Pro
Save up to $300 on select models.

Minimum savings is $100.

Student Deal

Save up to $250 on select gaming laptops with Student Deals.

Get instant savings up to $150, plus save an extra $50 or $100 when you sign up for Student Deals.

Minimum savings is $50.

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Windows OS

The most common laptop OS. The latest Windows 10 combines the Windows you know with updates you'll love.


Boasts an elegant and easy-to-use interface to complement the sleek aesthetic and impressive battery life of Mac.

Chrome OS

Designed around Wi-Fi for core functionality, the Chrome OS leverages the internet, apps and cloud storage.

Featured laptop technology

Built for Windows Ink

A touch screen with digitizer layer interacts with Ink-enabled pens (may be sold separately).

2-in-1 laptops

A powerful laptop and a tablet in one ultraportable device. Models with an SSD enable extra speed.

Solid state drives

SSDs are smaller, faster, quieter and more durable than hard drives, and use less power.

12GB of memory and more

Power through multitasking, graphics-heavy games and video-editing applications.

Dedicated graphics

A GPU (graphics processing unit) provides a better experience for gaming or editing videos.

Ultrathin bezels

Featuring an ultrathin border for more display space.

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Buying a Laptop

What to Know Before Buying a Laptop

Mobile computing has become essential in today's world, so why might you choose a laptop computer instead of a tablet or a smartphone for your on-the-go computer support? For one thing, laptops include a keyboard, considered by many to be quicker and easier than a touchpad for computing tasks. Laptops also provide a larger storage capacity, with most models starting at 250GB. Beyond that, a laptop often has the CD/DVD drive you need to access older media, and the ability to run high-powered, full-featured software. Additionally, many laptops offer USB ports to plug in peripherals like a wired or USB mouse, HDMI ports for use with a projector or separate monitor, Ethernet ports, SD memory card slots and other universal ports.

Choosing the Best Laptop for You

A good first step in the laptop selection process is determining how you're going to use it. For casual use, like e-mail, surfing the Web, paying bills and checking social media, you will likely be well-served by a lighter, more affordable laptop. If you ask a bit more from your laptop, like streaming and saving movies and music or using office software for tasks like spreadsheets and document creation, you'll want more hard drive storage. For multitasking with multiple tabs and programs, editing photos, producing videos, or playing video games, you'll not only want a large screen size, you'll want a laptop with a fast processor and lots of random access memory (RAM).

More Laptop Considerations

You'll want to consider screen resolution — from HD, good for surfing the Web, to 4K Ultra HD, which creates the rich colors and images you want for gaming or editing. Weight is also something to keep in mind. As you would expect, a larger screen and more capacity translates to more weight. Streamlined options start at under 3 lbs., with the best personal computer laptop for gamers usually weighing in at over 6 lbs.

The heart of the laptop, the operating system, manages the software and hardware. You can choose from a PC laptop with Microsoft Windows, the most common laptop operating system; Apple notebooks or laptops with Apple Mac OSX, exclusive to Macs; or the easy-to-use Google Chrome OS. As for storage, mechanical hard disk drives (HDD) are common because they're relatively inexpensive and have huge capacities, while newer solid state drives (SSD) are faster, but offer less capacity. Users who store photos, music and video in a cloud, and use Web-based software instead of storing it on the device can get by with less storage. Not gamers, though, who require big HDD space for large game files. If your uses require a larger drive, you may want to consider adding an external SSD to your laptop.

Laptop Brands You'll Love

Choosing the best laptop can be confusing due to the multiple options with overlapping features from a variety of brands. Best Buy offers laptop models from the brands we trust to provide quality components and the latest technology. So whether you are looking to purchase a Dell laptop because of you've always had a Dell computer, are wanting to try out the Microsoft Surface Book with touch screen, or have a budget limited to laptops under $500, we have a great selection at competitive prices, and can help guide you through the process of finding the perfect laptop option for your needs.