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The best Presidents' Day laptop sales, including a stellar Samsung for only $147

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Choose your new workhorse with these amazing Presidents' Day laptop deals. (Photo: Acer / Microsoft)

How’s your laptop? Is it keeping up with demands? Or is it feeling the strain of all the extra use it endured last year (and the year before that)? If you think it's better to wait until Prime Day or Black Friday, guess again: Presidents' Day sales are out of this world. Sure, Presidents' Day might have been yesterday, but the sales are still going! You heard right — Target, Amazon and Walmart have rolled out major discounts on brands like Lenovo, Samsung, Apple and more. We combed through the ongoing sales and put together a list of the very best deals. Scroll on down to meet your new laptop — at a price that'll mark the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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Laptops under $400

Amazon's No. 1 bestselling laptop is a beast, capable of handling numerous Excel spreadsheets, word processing, email and more.
$371 at Amazon

The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 is a Yahoo reader favorite. Seriously — hundreds of people have jumped on this deal, picking up a nearly $1,000 laptop for a wild 60% off. I even recommended it to my mother! The reason is that it packs up to 256GB of memory, 8 GB of RAM and plenty of I/O for nearly anything you can think of.

"I needed a laptop to take the bar exam because I couldn’t download the exam software on my work laptop. I’d purchased a Microsoft surface laptop in the past, and while it's super sleek, light and the screen quality is great, twice I’ve had it break down and malfunction. And it's like $1,000. This laptop is a bit heavy and the screen resolution isn’t the best, but it appears to be a reliable machine... I actually love the feeling of the keyboard and track pad. Great laptop," said one user.

Laptops $400 to $800

With a 30-series GPU, 256GB of onboard storage and a gorgeous 15.6-inch screen, this gaming laptop will take you far.
$725 at Amazon

This gaming laptop packs serious power. The 256GB SSD isn't a ton of memory, but there are enough USB ports that you can use external memory with ease. The 8 GB of RAM will handle most modern games at medium settings, and the high-powered processor means you don't have to worry about stuttering in your gameplay.

"This is amazing! I can actually play the games I want to with no issues, including games with lots of Mod files. It's upgradable, but works great so far straight out of the box. Battery life isn't the best, but I'm used to leaving my laptop plugged in, so it's not a deal breaker for me. Was able to download multiple apps and games with the space already on the computer. I will upgrade what I can with time, but for now, it's perfect. Download times are great as well," said one happy gamer.

  • Lenovo Ideapad 5i Chromebook 16.0" WQXGA Gaming Laptop

    $429$530
    Save $101
  • LG UltraPC 16U70Q Thin and Lightweight Laptop

    $780$1,000
    Save $220

Laptops $800+

Like a sword in its sheath, this laptop is more than it appears. The 3050 Ti GPU is one of the top options on the market, and the 512GB SSD will give you plenty of storage space for all of your favorite games.
$899 at Amazon

At this price point, the majority of the laptops you'll come across are either gaming focused or dedicated to users who need high-end functionality for image or video processing. The MSI Katana falls into that gaming category, and what a laptop it is. It's not the most powerful laptop, but it'll outstrip the majority of gaming machines on the market.

"Graduating from an ROG 'ultra gamer laptop,' the outer casing is such a breath of fresh air. The thing is fully enclosed with a sleek black. The only thing that offsets the darkness is the piercing red of the shield and the keyboard. This is definitely where the 'less-is-better' approach shines through — I'm not ashamed to bust this laptop out in a public area. Really grateful for the design choice here," said one five-star reviewer. "In terms of performance, I have no qualms with it..."

  • MSI Prestige 14Evo A11MO 14" FHD Ultra Thin Laptop

    $899$949
    Save $50
  • Dell Inspiron 14 5420 14" Student Laptop

    $920$1,110
    Save $190
  • Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip

    $1,219$1,500
    Save $281