Considering buying a laptop from Walmart. Good move: not only is there a huge range of laptops on sale at Walmart, the retailer offers consistently low prices – and if you get your timing right, there are some fantastic bargains to be found, too. In fact, with Black Friday 2018 just around the corner, we're expecting a flood of brilliant Walmart Black Friday deals from early November.
But which machine should you buy? That’s where we can help. We’ve searched the online store to find the biggest deals on Walmart laptops. Right now, we think the best laptop for sale at Walmart is the Microsoft Surface – but the right choice for you depends on what you want it for.
What are good specs?
If you work or play in the creative industry – in graphic design, video editing, photography, digital art and so on – there are certain specs to look for. You'll need the very best panels and a high colour accuracy for your screen. 1080p is the minimum resolution you should consider, but a 4K monitor is preferable.
You'll also need plenty of power, because creative software such as Adobe's Creative Cloud suite can be fairly resource intensive. As far as minimum specifications go, we recommend a dual-core, 64-bit processor (or, if your budget can stretch to it, a quad-core processor). To perform complex creative tasks, RAM should be no less than 4GB – and ideally 8GB or 16GB.
For most day-to-day tasks, you won't need to buy a Walmart laptop with a discrete graphics card – but for graphic-intensive creative work you’ll need one. An MX150 graphics card will give you some decent graphics performance without costing a fortune. For more demanding graphic work, look into Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti, 1060 and 1070 graphics. If you want very powerful graphics and play a lot of games as well, then an Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics card is worth considering - but it will be expensive.
Finally, for storage space, don't go any lower than 120GB because you’ll need enough to install an OS like Windows 10, and to store your files and apps.
Read on for our pick of the best laptops on sale at Walmart.
The best Walmart laptops right now
01. Microsoft Surface Laptop
The best laptop at Walmart overall for designers and creatives
CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 – Iris Plus Graphics 640 | RAM: 4GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.5-inch, 2,256 x 1,504 PixelSense display | Storage: 128GB – 512GB SSD
The Surface Laptop is a gorgeously designed notebook from Microsoft, and features a beautiful 13.5-inch, 3:2 PixelSense display that makes it a brilliant laptop for creative purposes. Thanks to its competitive price, we think this is the best overall laptop on sale at Walmart for creatives and designers. It has a thin and light design that makes it easy to carry around, and the body is partially made from Italian imported Alcantara fabric material that decorates the keyboard, making it a stylish laptop that's powerful enough to handle creative tasks.
02. Dell XPS 15
The best laptop at Walmart for creatives if you've got a bit more cash to spend
CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ - i7-7700HQ | Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5 | RAM: 8GB - 16GB DDR4 | Screen: Up to 15.6-inch Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) InfinityEdge touchscreen | Storage: 1TB HDD - 512GB SSD
The Dell XPS 15 is a brilliant laptop it its own right, but it really excels when it comes to creative work, making it one of the best laptops on sale at Walmart for creatives. It comes with a brilliant 15-inch InfinityEdge screen, and the very top-end version has a 4K colour-accurate display that makes it perfect for creative work. It also boasts plenty of processing power as well, making it a dab hand at rendering large files. It is pricey, however, but if you have a bit of a bigger budget, then this is definitely a laptop worth considering.
03. MacBook (2017)
The best MacBook on sale at Walmart
CPU: Dual-core Intel Core m3 – Core m7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 12-inch Retina (2,304 x 1,440) IPS | Storage: 256GB – 512GB PCIe SSD | Dimensions (W x D x H): 11.04 x 7.74 x 0.14~0.52in
Apple's MacBook laptops are well known for being brilliant machines for creatives, but they can also be quite expensive. Last year's MacBook is still a brilliant machine, and Walmart has it on offer for a very compelling price. Its 12-inch screen and thin design make it easy to carry around, so it's a great laptop for working on the go. It's also powerful enough to run intensive programs, and its USB-C port means it's future-proof as well.
04. HP Spectre x360
The best HP laptop on sale at Walmart
CPU: 8th Gen Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: : Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – UHD (3,840 x 2,160) | Storage: 256GB – 1TB SSD
HP has a great reputation for designing attractive laptops that also feature powerful components, and the HP Spectre x360 is a brilliant example. It has thin bezels that keep the body size down, without compromising on screen size, and its light weight makes it comfortable to use when in tablet mode. This is a great HP laptop on sale at Walmart if you're looking for a stylish device that can act as both a laptop and a tablet.
05. Dell XPS 13
The best Dell laptop on sale at Walmart
CPU: 8th generation Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – 4k (3840 x 2160) | Storage: 256GB – 1TB SSD
The Dell XPS 13 is one of the best laptops ever made, and the 2018 edition combines the brilliant design with improved components, making it a powerful and desirable notebook. It has a stunning 4K screen with a bezel-less ‘Infinity Edge’, and comes in a new Rose Gold on Alpine White color option. What’s more, there’s a wide range of customization options, so you can really make the Dell XPS 13 the best laptop for your needs.
06. Lenovo Flex 6 14
The best Lenovo laptop at Walmart
CPU: Intel Pentium 4415U - i5-8250U | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 4GB - 8GB | Storage: 128GB - 256GB SSD
The Lenovo Flex 6 14 is one of the best value laptops Walmart offers for creatives and designers. For less than $1,000 you’re getting specs that will get you through most everyday workloads easily – and in a chassis that doesn’t just look great, is rigid as well. It even supports the Lenovo Active Pen, though it’s not included. It's not the most feature-rich of the Walmart laptops we've got in this list, but it offers fantastic value for money.
07. Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370
An absolutely incredible 2-in-1 laptop
CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 | RAM: 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch full HD touchscreen | Storage: 512GB PCIe SSD
The Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370 is one of the best 2-in-1 laptops around, and Walmart is offering it for a great price. It comes with a new Intel Kaby Lake R 8th-generation processor powering the device, plenty of RAM and a super-fast PCIe SSD in certain models – this is an absolutely stunning laptop. Its 2-in-1 design means you can use it as both a laptop and a tablet. This makes it a supremely versatile model that's ideal for creatives, and easily the best Asus laptop on sale at Walmart.