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Best Black Friday Laptop Deals: All-Time Low for Apple MacBook Air, more

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We've been sitting behind our laptops all day, putting together a roundup of the hottest notebook deals from the past week that are still available for you to compare. We've found five Editors' Choice deals: three HP notebooks, a MacBook Air for $850, and a 16" Gateway for $330, but new deals are popping up by the minute. Prices are subject to change, so please be sure to check before you buy.

  1. Gateway Intel Core i3 2.4GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Widescreen Notebook
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $329.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $20
    Expires: November 26
    Is It Worth It?: This stylish laptop is not from the latest Sandy Bridge family but does features an Intel Core i3-370m 2.4GHz dual-core processor. The 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD is encased in a black textured lid with a wave-like pattern. Inside you'll find 4GB RAM, a 320GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, media card reader, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Plus, it's the lowest total price we've ever seen for a non-refurbished Core i3 2.4Ghz 16" laptop.
  2. HP Pavilion dv7t Quad Edition Intel Core i7 2.2GHz 17.3" Widescreen Notebook
    Store: HP Home & Office
    Price: $799.99 via coupon code "NBDV7478" with free shipping
    Expires: November 29
    Lowest By: $34
    Is It Worth It?: This is the lowest total price we've seen for a Blu-ray equipped dv7t Quad Edition laptop. In Dark Umber, this machine features an Intel Core i7-2670QM 2.2GHz quad-core Sandy Bridge processor, 17.3" 1600x900 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, Blu-ray player / DVD burner combo drive, AMD Radeon HD 6490M 1GB card, 802.11n wireless, 6-cell battery, webcam, fingerprint reader, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
  3. HP Pavilion dv6t Quad Edition Intel Core i7 2.2GHz 15.6" Widescreen Notebook
    Store: HP Home & Office
    Price: $699.99 via coupon code "NBDT5966" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $215
    Expires: November 29 or after 2,700 uses
    Is It Worth It?: While this configuration does not include a Blu-ray player like a deal from a few days ago (which cost $215 more), this setup does boast an Intel Core i7 2.2GHz Sandy Bridge quad-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, dual layer DVD burner, Radeon HD 6490M 1GB video card, 802.11n wireless, fingerprint reader, webcam, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
  4. HP Pavilion g6s Intel Core i5 2.3GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Widescreen Notebook
    Store: HP Home & Office
    Price: $489.99 via coupon code "SHOPNOW" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $70
    Expires: December 3
    Is It Worth It?: This system is the best deal we've seen for a Core i5–equipped HP 16" laptop by $10, and it's cheaper than many Core i3-based g6s notebooks we've listed. Features include an Intel Core i5-2430M 2.3GHz dual-core Sandy Bridge processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, dual-layer DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, webcam, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
  5. Apple MacBook Air Intel Core i5 1.6Ghz 11.6" Widescreen Notebook
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $849.99 in-cart with free shipping
    Lowest By: $90
    Is It Worth It?: Get the latest ultraportable MacBook Air for the lowest total price we've ever seen. It includes an Intel Core i5 1.6GHz Sandy Bridge dual-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit display, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD, AirPort Extreme (802.11n wireless), Bluetooth 4.0, Facetime camera, Thunderbolt port, and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
Black Friday deals sell out fast, so if any of the above expire, check our Laptops section for additional offers. Also, be sure to set up an email alert for the latest Black Friday deals.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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