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