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Best Black Friday Laptop Deals: Lowest Price Yet on Skylake-Equipped Rig

This week, you can expect to see some incredible Black Friday laptop deals, and our staff has already found some high-powered prices. We've rounded up a handful of top-notch offers.

6 Songs That Will Get You in the Mood for Black Friday Week

Every year, Black Friday deals seem to roll around a little sooner, making the deal season last longer than ever before. And yet, there are still no traditional Black Friday songs. So, we've slightly modified six existing holiday classics to reflect the most wonderful time of the DealNews year.

Top 5 Stores for the Best Black Friday Deals Online in 2015

Almost every major retailer has unveiled their Black Friday ad by now, and even a week out, some of our predictions have been blown out of the water by lower prices. We looked at last year's top deal performers, and see that they are already gunning for a repeat this year.

Our Master List of EVERY Black Friday Ad Worth Buying Next Week

Sorting through Black Friday ads can be overwhelming, so our editors have pared down the thousands of offers into a list of only the deals that are truly great. From TVs to tablets, and everything in between, here are the things you need to be on the lookout for next week.

Best Black Friday Laptop Ads: Under $300 Will Be the Norm, $720 MacBook Air

Laptops are one of the hottest items every Black Friday, and these year will be no exception. We're seeing ads for laptop deals for every budget, from a $75 2-in-1 to MacBook Air for a price that undercuts the current best by $71.

'I Bought 8 TVs at Once': Stories From People Who Have Camped Out for Black Friday

We spoke with two in-store Black Friday warriors to get the skinny doing the Black Friday line ritual right — and we heard some amazing stories in the process.

10 Psychological Reasons Why We Go Bonkers for Black Friday

Why do we buy into the Black Friday hype? A consumer scientist and a consumer psychologist shared some insights as to why deals feel so good, why the shoppers who plan ahead tend to be the ones who lose it, and more.

Best Buy Black Friday Ad Analysis: Cheapest Amazon Tablet Ever, 49" TV for Just $150

This is not a drill! The release of Best Buy's Black Friday ad signals the entrance of a major player into the shopping season. These 27 pages are packed with impressive price drops on TVs, tablets, and laptops — but there are some notable missteps with Apple.

6 Crazy Deals That Could Actually Happen This Black Friday

Black Friday is all about best-of-the-year prices, but there are some deals that are so promising, we have to single them out. From TVs to video games, these are the ultra low prices and the unpredictable products that could make Black Friday worth it.

Dell Home Black Friday Ad Analysis: Highly-Rated 60" 4K TV Hits New Price Low

Dell Home's 2015 Black Friday ad has arrived and we've just finished hand-picking the circular's top deals. From budget 2-in-1s to an Xbox One bundle that's perfectly in line with our predictions, these are the Dell deals you shouldn't miss.

What to Expect From 2015 Labor Day Sales

It's no surprise that Labor Day offers the best clearance sales on summer items, but also on laptops, TVs, and more. Find out what buys will save you the most money this Labor Day season.

How to Get the Best Deals on Back-to-School Laptops

Laptop prices are at the lowest they've ever been and with back-to-school season in full swing, prices are about to get lower. Here's where you can snag the best deals on the latest Windows and Mac laptops.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in July

Independence Day may be July's hallmark holiday, but the sales don't end there. Shoppers can also expect to see a variety of deals on in-season items like air conditioners, swimsuits, and even ice cream.

Clean Slate: How to Erase Personal Data Before Selling or Recycling Your Device

A recent study found every Android device tested retained some personal data after supposedly being "wiped." We look at how to be certain your old device is clean.

Here's Where to Look for Deals on Father's Day Gifts This Year

Still looking for the perfect gift for dad? Our deal experts have the inside scoop on where to find this month's best Father's Day deals. So whether your dad is into sports, gadgets, or designer polos, these are the sites you need to visit this Father's Day.

10 Tips to Make Your Laptop Run Faster

Regular maintenance can help assure that you get the most out of your laptop investment. Virus scans, upgrading to an SSD, and more can all help your tried-and-true laptop run like (almost) new, possibly getting you extra years before you have to buy a new one.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in April

April is here, and if you're stuck indoors waiting out the seasonal showers, you'll have an excuse to spend more time shopping for the best deals online. Here is what's in store this month for the smart shopper.

2 Changes That May Affect the Price of Your Next Laptop

Budget shoppers take note: Recent rumors indicate that Microsoft is in the process of tweaking its Windows 8.1 with Bing program, and AMD is trying to clear out its processor inventory. Find out what you can do now to score a deal on a budget laptop soon.

5 Reasons You Might Want to Skip Apple's New MacBook

Apple claims to have reinvented the laptop with its new MacBook, but are the compromises worth the hefty price tag? We take a close look at five things that might make Cupertino's latest laptop a questionable buy, depending on your needs.

If You Bought a Lenovo Laptop Recently, You NEED to Read This

Pre-installed adware on some Lenovo laptops has made users' personal information vulnerable. Find out if your model is affected, and how to properly fix the issue.

Best Laptop Deals: 5 Hybrids, Chromebooks, and More for Under $500

Despite their heavily-discounted price tags, the budget notebooks in this week's roundup of the best laptop deals provide ample power for your everyday needs. Even better, none of them go over $500.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gaming Laptop Buying Guide: What Specs Do You Need?

A "good gaming laptop" used to be an oxymoron, and "cheap gaming laptop" still might be one. But our gaming laptop buying guide covers the most important parts of any system, helping gamers find the high-end processing and graphics that still fit most budgets.

Here's Why Your Next Laptop Should Have a Touchscreen

There are many practical reasons for wanting a laptop with a touchscreen display, but with deals that are over 50% cheaper than last year's, touchscreen notebooks are finally enjoying their moment in the spotlight. As back-to-school sales begin, here's what you can expect to pay and where to go for the best bargains.

Why Your Next Laptop Should Have a Touchscreen

According to NPD DisplaySearch, as many as 19.8 million touch-enabled notebook PCs shipped last year, and the number is expected to increase in 2014. And being the natural penny pinchers we are, we decided to track deals on touchscreen laptops to see where prices are going and how they compare to traditional systems. Our conclusion? Your next laptop purchase needs to include a touch display.