Specs: Intel Core i7 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD
This laptop might not look flashy, but it’s solid, and WIRED reviewer Scott Gilbertson likes the keyboard a lot. It isn’t the most powerful editing or gaming machine, but if you aren’t looking to do anything too CPU-heavy, it’s a safe bet.
Asus Chromebook Flip C434 for $479 ($91 off)
Specs: Intel Core M3 CPU, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB SSD
This is our favorite Chromebook. It strikes a good balance between price, power, and features. The 2-in-1 design allows for a tablet mode when you’re watching movies (or using Android apps), but you can simply stick to the traditional laptop mode too. The screen is sharp compared with other Chromebooks, and the battery lasts all day.
Home Office Deals
We rounded up even more deals on work from home gear here.
Fully Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk (30×24) for $475 ($44 off)
Many of us at WIRED love this standing desk. It’s easy to adjust the height, and if you don’t mind paying for them, you can choose from several options to customize the desk further. If you’re tired of sitting all day while working from home, this is a good way to sneak in some more activity.
Staples Hyken Mesh Task Chair for $150 ($80 off)
Staples, Amazon ($170, $50 off)
Ask WIRED reviews editor Jeffrey Van Camp which budget-conscious chair you should get, and this is what he’ll recommend. It’s comfortable and supportive, and a good chair can make a big difference when you’re sitting at your computer all day.
LG 34-Inch Ultrawide Full HD Monitor for $330 ($50 off)
Amazon, Best Buy, Adorama
WIRED’s Jeffrey Van Camp uses and likes this LG monitor. It has HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, a sharp pixel resolution, and a quick response time. If you tend to have way too many tabs open, ultrawide monitors are the way to go—they can simultaneously display two full-size browser windows side by side.
Aukey KM-G12 Keyboard for $40 ($25 off)
Amazon (Click the Coupon Button)
The best budget mechanical keyboard is cheaper than ever before. Seriously, a good mechanical keyboard for less than $50? This is a steal.
Aukey HD Webcam for $30 ($20 off)