Quad-core laptops offer unparalleled performance at (usually) higher-than-average prices. However, this week's best laptop deals include four quad systems starting at $699. We've also found discounts on Sony's unique slider, the VAIO Duo 13, and a budget Inspiron from Dell.
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.
The new year is upon us, and after all that shopping you likely did during the holidays, you may be looking forward to giving your credit card a rest. But January is an excellent month to buy certain things like winter apparel or early Valentine's Day gifts.
Not everyone has the luxury of giving gifts after the holidays are over, but if you're looking to fill your own holiday stocking, take heed of the shopping list below filled with six products you should buy after Christmas.
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.
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.
By Jeff Somogyi, Lindsay Sakraida, Louis Ramirez, Marcy Bonebright
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.
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.
Priced at $899, Microsoft's new Surface Pro 2 isn't the cheapest Windows 8 hybrids available, especially when you add the $120 Touch Cover 2. Check out these Windows 8 hybrid alternatives to see if the new Surface tablets actually offer the best specs for your budget.
2013 was a roller-coaster year for the laptop industry. While we saw the introduction of a new, energy-efficient processor from Intel, much of the year was overshadowed by weak laptop sales. And although many analysts are predicting the death of the laptop, we know that when it comes to productivity, the laptop is still king. And with laptop prices lower than they've ever been before, it's a buyer's market. But how far will your money and which systems will see the best laptop deals this Black Friday?
By Lindsay Sakraida, dealnews Features Director with contributions from Louis Ramirez
September is an odd month for shopping, since summer has officially come to a close, and we're inching ever closer to Black Friday. But September has its own deal virtues, including Labor Day sales! So, we've mined the extensive dealnews archives of sales, coupons, and individual products from the past few summers to find out what are the best and worst things to buy in September.
Windows 8 isn't doing so hot. The touch-based operating system hasn't been popular with consumers, and as a result, Microsoft is now discounting manufacturer licenses for the OS. So what do you get when you mix these discounts with low adoption rates from the public? Insanely good laptop deals, that's what!
The Sony VAIO turns 15 this year, and the brand is still going strong. To celebrate the model's success, we've compiled reviews on four VAIO series that are consistently available at budget-friendly prices. Which Sony VAIO laptop is right for you?
Despite Microsoft's image crisis, the PC maker still has some loyal followers, one of which runs a blog all about the company. ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley is a Microsoft user by choice and in this week's techie top five pays hommage to the purveyor of Windows with her favorite non-Apple gadgets.
By Lindsay Sakraida, dealnews Features Director, with contributions from Louis Ramirez
February may be our shortest month of the year, but it's certainly not lacking when it comes to savings. This month you'll find deals on several necessities like winter coats, home goods, and more. Here's a list of the best and worst things to buy in February.