Didn't find the laptop you wanted on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? This week's best laptop sales are equivalent to hitting the jackpot as we've got six Editors' Choice systems with prices starting at $280. Included in our roundup are four touchscreen ultraportables, the cheapest Haswell desktop replacement we've seen, and a stunning deal on Lenovo's well-received new Yoga Pro 2.
Today Google Play released the second-generation ASUS Nexus 7 32GB 7" Android Tablet in White for $269 with free shipping. Although we saw it in Black for $69 less on Black Friday, this is the first offer we've seen for it in this color and the best price we could find. Features include a 7" 1920x1200 touchscreen, Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB flash memory, 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n wireless, HDMI, and Google Android 4.3 OS (Jelly Bean).
At Gamestop, buy one select used electronics item, get 50% off a second one. (Discount appears in cart.) That's the first such deal we've seen from GameStop, yielding several price lows. Shipping starts at $3.49 or get free shipping on orders of $25 or more. Some exclusions may apply. Deal ends December 24. Some notables:
Best Buy offers the 2.4-lb. ASUS Transformer Book Intel Atom 1.33GHz 10.1" LED-Backlit Touchscreen Convertible Laptop, model no. T100TA-B1-GR, for $299.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $101, although we saw it for $11 less a month ago. It features an Intel Atom Z3740 1.33GHz quad-core processor, 10.1" 1366x768 IPS LCD touchscreen, 2GB RAM, 32GB memory, 802.11n wireless, media card reader, USB 3.0, microHDMI port, 2-cell battery, and Windows 8.1.
Microsoft Store offers the 2.4-lb. ASUS AMD A4 1GHz 10.1" LED-Backlit Touchscreen Netbook in Black, model no. X102BA-BH41T, for $299 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago as the lowest total price we've seen for an ASUS 10" touchscreen AMD netbook. (It's a current price low by $41.) Features include an AMD A4-1200 1GHz dual-core processor, 10.1" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, webcam, card reader, HDMI, 3-cell battery, and Windows 8. (No optical drive is included.)
For in-store pickup only, OfficeMax offers the ASUS MeMO Pad 7" 16GB Android Tablet, model no. ME172V-A1-GR, for $89.88. That's $29 below the lowest total price we could find for a shipped tablet, although we saw it for a buck less in July. It features a VIA WM8950 1GHz processor, 7" 1024x600 touchscreen LCD, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 802.11n wireless, USB, and Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Cyber Monday may be over, but Cyber Week is still alive and today's best laptop deals are still hot. We've found deals on an HP ultrabook that trumps the MacBook Air on price and specs, and a Toshiba Satellite that's cheaper today than it was on Cyber Monday.
For in-store pickup only, with stock limited by ZIP code, Micro Center offers the ASUS AMD E-Series 1.7GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Laptop, model no. R503U-MH21, for $229.99. That's $17 under our mention from a week ago and among the best prices we've seen for any new laptop with Windows 8. (It's a current low by $30.) It features an AMD E2-1800 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, USB 3.0, and Windows 8 64-bit.
It's true that Thanksgiving and Black Friday are typically flush with excellent laptop deals, but so far the deals are lasting through Cyber Monday Week. We've got a handful of Editors' Choice laptop deals that offer significant savings on a variety of manufacturers including the cheapest 17" Haswell Core i7 HP ENVY for under $730.
Unlike last Black Friday, getting a great deal on a hot, new iPad or Kindle Fire is a breeze ... if you know where to look! Get a quad-core tablet for $85, save $10 on the Nexus 7, and score a kids' tablet for under $100. Just be fast, because these Black Friday tablet deals expire quickly.
This Black Friday, touchscreen laptops have hit the mainstream and we've got the Editors' Choice laptop deals to prove it! But even if you're not tied to touch-capable displays, we've got all types of laptop steals, including a high-end MSI configuration that comes with a free 50" TV.
With this year's Black Friday sales, merchants are going the extra mile and quietly dropping their prices days ahead of schedule, meaning you can score some of Black Friday's best deals right now. We've rounded up all the items we could find that were already marked down to their advertised Black Friday price or lower.
Hear that? It's the clock ticking away the minutes until the Black Friday laptop sales officially begin. Until then, we'll keep rounding up the best of the Black Friday laptop ads so far. Read on to see what the latest crop of ads has yielded.
ANTOnline offers the ASUS Nexus 7 FHD Official Travel Cover in Pink for $9.75 with free shipping. (It's available in Orange, Light Blue, or Green for a few cents more.) That's tied with last week's mention as the lowest total price we could find by at least a buck. It features inserts for connectors.
We've already had a chance to review the ads from Target and Walmart, and now that the entire Best Buy Black Friday ad is available, our picture of Black Friday 2013 is getting clearer by the minute. From what we can tell, Best Buy will have some seriously competitive prices on Black Friday, as long as you're shopping for anything but Apple.
Posted November 12, 2013 2 comments
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