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Best Laptop Deals: 5 Editors' Choice Machines for Every Budget and User

This week's best laptop deals feature five Editors' Choice machines for every need and budget. We kick off with a late 2013 15" MacBook Pro Retina that's a current price low by $114. For the board room, we've found all-time price lows on the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix and the Dell Inspiron 3540, while budget shoppers can choose between the ASUS X551MAV or HP 15-f018dx starting at $200.

Best Cyber Week Laptop Deals: Lenovo Convertible for $700, Powerful HP Notebook for $500

Just because Cyber Monday is over doesn't mean retailers have ended all the amazing laptop deals we saw this year. Read on to see which are still active, and be sure to check our laptop home page for all the latest, best laptop deals.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in December

You may have skipped Black Friday, but you still need to buy holiday gifts. Maintain lots of holiday cheer by shopping wisely with our December buying guide. We've pored over the extensive DealNews archives from years past to guide you in your quest for the most savvy purchases in December.

Best Black Friday Laptop Deals: Chromebooks Face Off at $150

Retailers have declared open season on laptops and we're seeing prices never before imagined. From Chromebooks to budget ultraportables, read on to see the most recent, most noteworthy offers. Just be sure to check back often, as we'll continue to update this page with all the best Black Friday laptop deals.

Update: Best Black Friday Laptop Ads: $99 Budget Machine and $750 Powerhouse

Laptops are among the most sought-after and heavily-discounted devices on Black Friday. However, this year, laptop deals have been slow to surface, with few head-turning deals. But not all hope is lost. Below we've hand-selected the best Black Friday laptop deals we've seen.

Best Laptop Deals: A Black Friday-esque Budget Laptop You Can Buy Today

Outside of Staples' unprecedented laptop deal, there have been few Black Friday notebook sales to make our heads turn. That changes with this week's best laptop deals, which feature a budget machine that doesn't match Staples' offering, but comes very close, and best of all, it's available today. We've also found deals on the Asus Transformer Book Flip, the cheapest Lenovo Y50 4K laptop configuration we've seen, and Dell's XPS 12 convertible.

Costco Black Friday Ad Analysis: Discounts on Tablets, Gift Cards, and More

Of all the Black Fridays ads we've seen to date, Costco's is the trickiest; rather than list final prices, the wholesale retailer chose to list dollar-off discounts on select products. However, we've hand-picked a few deals we think will be the winners of this bunch.

Deals That Make You Go Hmmm...: The Most Unusual Black Friday Deals

TVs, laptops, toys — you'll see loads of these items discounted on Black Friday. But who expects to see a discount on prosthetic cat ears? How about a free bag of real reindeer poop? We've scoured the DealNews archives to bring you the most unusual Black Friday deals.

Dell Black Friday Ad Analysis: Console Deals Beat TVs and Laptops

Dell's official Black Friday ad is here, making it the first consumer electronics circular we've seen this season. Though in the past the retailer has wowed us with its aggressive TV deals, this time around it's Dell's gaming console deals that have us feeling weak in the knees.

Everything You Need to Get an Amazing Black Friday Laptop Deal

Laptops are seeing a resurgence, thanks to some competitive pricing and the saturation of the tablet market. We'll be compiling all the latest news, ads, buying guides, and any other information you'll need to get the best laptop on Black Friday on this page; so be sure to bookmark it and check back regularly.

Holiday Layaway 2014: Don't Sacrifice Savings for Convenience

It's never too early to start holiday shopping, or so say big retailers like Walmart, Toys "R" Us, and Kmart, which have already rolled out layaway programs to lure in early holiday shoppers. And while layaway may be a good way to stick to a budget, there are some downsides to layaway — including hidden fees and the potential for missed deals.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in November

We finally made it to November, one of the happiest months for budget-conscious shopping. Not surprisingly, many items hit their lowest price points this month around Black Friday. Ultimately though, November isn't the best time to buy everything, so make sure you peruse our buying guide to ensure that you steer clear of the duds this month.

Black Friday Home Goods Predictions for 2014: Fill Your House With Deals

The Black Friday season is an excellent time to score deals on electronics of all kinds, and we're not just talking about TVs and laptops. You'll find everything from large appliances to kitchen electrics to power tools included in Black Friday ads, with doorbuster prices that beat anything we'll see the rest of the year. Read on for our in-depth analysis of the best Black Friday Home Goods deals.

Top 5 Stores for the Best Black Friday Deals Online in 2014

We've rounded up the top five stores that will slash the most price tags and flaunt the best sales during Black Friday week this year. And interestingly enough, we've got a big upset alert, as Walmart dropped from the number two spot on our list.

Black Friday Gaming & Toys 2014: You'll Actually Find 'Frozen' Deals!

While TVs and other electronics get all the attention as Black Friday doorbusters, toys and video games have emerged to be a weighty presence during the shopping holiday. If you're a gamer or adult who has kids' toys on the brain, it's a good time to score an Editors' Choice deal. So what prices and sales can you expect to see?

Black Friday Streaming & Blu-ray 2014: 80% Off Popular Movies

With the trend towards cable cutting growing ever stronger, shoppers are increasingly interested in streaming media devices that allow them to cast movies, shows, and general videos to their big-screen TVs. Black Friday will bring a wealth of discounts on the myriad options now available. And for those of you who still prefer having the physical copy in-hand, we're also expecting amazing deals on Blu-ray movies as well.

Black Friday Beauty 2014: BOGO Sales on Steroids

We tend to focus on techy things for the Black Friday predictions, but that doesn't mean the soft goods retailers aren't crushing it, too. For instance, did you know that we see a big surge in beauty and grooming deals around Black Friday?

Black Friday Shoes 2014: Watch Out for Shipping Requirements

Shoe lovers may find themselves doing a bit of gambling on Black Friday — do you buy that coveted pair the minute the price drops, or wait for Cyber Monday and potentially score a better deal? Fortunately for you, we tracked in-store and online shoe sales all the way back to 2011, and we're ready to take the mystery out of your Black Friday shopping with our 2014 predictions.

Apple Black Friday 2014: The New iPad Air Will Be on Sale

Contrary to what many people think, Apple items do go on sale, and Black Friday is an especially good time to snag a deal on an iDevice. So what's the best way to get Apple goodies on sale? Rule number one: Do not buy from Apple.

Black Friday Clothing 2014: Sales Start Early in the Week

You might not think of clothes when it comes to Black Friday, but many apparel stores will actually offer their best discounts of the entire year in late November. Here's how you can score Editors' Choice deals from American Eagle, Eddie Bauer, REI, and more.

Black Friday iPhone & Android 2014: Get Ready for $0 Smartphones

Smartphone sales tend to flourish during the holidays, and this Black Friday will be no exception. Orders of Apple's new iPhones have already topped 4 million, whereas Android is still dominating the market with smartphones that are almost three times cheaper than Apple's handhelds. As we approach Black Friday, here are the smartphone prices you can expect from retailers and carriers alike.

Black Friday Tablets 2014: The Best Year Ever for Deals

It's been a roller coaster ride for tablet prices this year, and when we examined current trends, we noticed that this Black Friday could usher in one of the best years ever for tablet deals. So what prices can you expect for iPads, as well as Android and Windows tablets?

Black Friday Laptops 2014: Ultraportables Will Be the Best Buy

With new designs, improved displays, and better hardware, laptops are hoping to recapture the spotlight from their tablet rivals this holiday season. After last year's dismal sales, the laptop industry as a whole showed some signs of life this year — but manufacturers aren't out of the woods yet, as fierce competition has created a cutthroat market. All of this means that we could be in store for some excellent laptop deals this Black Friday.

Black Friday TVs 2014: Get Ready for Big-Screen Doorbusters

For consumers looking for rock-bottom prices, November is hands-down the best time of year to purchase a new TV, since these items are the crown jewel of many Black Friday sales. However, it's important to be able to sort the good from the bad when perusing the ads, so we've analyzed TV deals from the past several years to make some predictions about what prices to expect during Black Friday 2014.

Black Friday Predictions 2014: What to Expect From Black Friday Sales

The best way to make the most of Black Friday is to be prepared, which is why it's never too early for our annual Black Friday deal predictions! If you're wondering what the doorbuster deals will be in TVs this year, or whether or not we could see a slew of iPhone deals, then you've come to the right place. We also have predictions for Android smartphones, tablets, toys, video games, clothing, and more.

Best Laptop Deals: A Trio of Quad-Core Notebooks From $380

Quad-core laptops have invaded this week's best laptop deals with three quad-based machines for every budget starting from $380. For travelers, we also have an Editors' Choice deal on Dell's highly portable XPS 13; and on the opposite end, a Lenovo desktop replacement for $709.

Laptop Buying Guide: What to Know Before You Make a Purchase

Shopping for a new laptop can be tough. What kind of processor is best? Should you go for an ultrabook or a hybrid? How much RAM do you need anyway? Fear not, we're here to help with our laptop buying guide.

Best Laptop Deals: $200 off 2014 MacBook Air, Cheapest 14" HD Touch Laptop

Whether you're starting school or replacing an outdated machine, this week's best laptop deals feature models for everyone. We have an Apple 13" 2014 MacBook Air for $750 at Best Buy with a valid .edu address; the Microsoft Store offering the 14" Aspire V5-473P complete with a 1080p touchscreen display for $499; and more.

Online College Stores Charge 35% More for Laptops

Campus bookstores are renown for their price gouging, but it turns out textbooks aren't the only items they sell at a premium. We looked at the online bookstores of six universities and found that laptops and tablets are also sold at higher-than-average prices, sometimes costing up to 135% more than outside prices.

Best Laptop Deals: $108 Off the New MacBook Pro Retina, $100 Off MBA

For the second consecutive week, Apple laptops are taking the top spots in our laptop deals of the week. To start, Expercom takes $108 off the just-announced 15" MacBook Pro Retina, which now packs 16GB of RAM and a faster CPU. Alternatively, students with an active .edu e-mail can take $100 off the 13" MacBook Air at Best Buy or if you don't have a .edu account, slash up to $410 off select Lenovo, HP, and Dell laptops.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in August

August is a fantastic month for shopping, but you still need to shop wisely. Back-to-school sales and state sales tax holidays mean laptop deals are hot — but watch out for Apple's notoriously bad discounts. That, plus travel, patio furniture, and more!

Weekend Jolt: Vonage Phone System for Free, Cheapest Ever Acer 16" Laptop

Whether you're shopping to enable self-improvement or procrastination, we've found a host of new sales and savings to help you save big on small treats. Dick's Sporting Goods is hosting its best ever sale, while you can bag the cheapest ever Acer 16" laptop at Fry's. These deal, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.