Specs: Intel Core i5 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD
The Surface Pro 7 is one of our favorite laptop-tablet hybrids (8/10, WIRED Recommends). There are cheaper Surfaces, but this is a good price on the best hybrid model. It comes with a keyboard and sleeve. Be sure to grab the pen if you want to use tablet mode for notes or drawing.
Microsoft Store
Specs: Intel Core i5 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD
The Surface Laptop is a premium piece of Windows hardware (7/10, WIRED Review). The all-aluminum construction makes for a lightweight machine, and the 3:2 ratio screen is wider than normal, giving you extra room for working on documents side by side. We tested the 15-inch model, and this sale is for the 13-inch, but aside from size they’re very similar. Be sure to check every colorthere are better deals on some colors than others.
Microsoft Store
Specs: Intel Core i5 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD
The Surface Book is a nice hybrid if you want a powerful tablet and a powerful laptop (7/10, WIRED Review). You make some compromises to get that tablet, but it has a great keyboard, an excellent screen, and a solid trackpad. The more expensive configurations with discrete graphics offer plenty of power for design, gaming, and even video editing.
MacBook Pro
Photograph: Apple
It’s a strange time to buy a Mac. The new Apple-designed M1 chips just launched, which bring a host of changes to the MacOS platform. Read our review for details. Intel-based Macs make up the bulk of the MacBook deals you’ll see this weekend. They’re still a good buy, but we have reservations about how long Apple will support them going forward.
Amazon (backordered), B&H ($1,400)
Specs: Apple’s new M1 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD
The new MacBooks (we love the new Air) with Apple’s custom-designed M1 chip are on sale. This 3 percent discount isn’t much, but it’s better than nothing. If the brand-new MacBooks were on your radar, here’s a chance to save a few bucks.
Amazon, Best Buy ($2,150), B&H
Specs: Intel Core i7 CPU, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD

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