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Best Laptop Deals: We Found a Deal on a Super Cool Gesture-Controlled HP

Ever wish you could control your computer a la Minority Report? This week's best laptop deals include the HP ENVY 17t-j100 with Leap Motion technology, which lets you control aspects of your computer using air-based hand gestures. If you prefer a more traditional laptop, we've also got deals on two budget machines from $200 and the best deal we've seen on Lenovo's high-octane IdeaPad Y40.

How to Get the Best Deal on a Back-to-School Laptop

Fortunately, shoppers can expect to find better-than-average laptop deals for back-to-school. But as with any big purchase, a little research and planning can go a long way to ensure you buy a system that's right for you. Follow our guide to see what you can expect from this summer's best sales.

Best Laptop Deals: All-Time Low Retina MacBook & Ivy Bridge Dell Inspiron 15

This week's top laptop deals include an all-time low on the 15" MacBook Pro Retina, a super-charged IdeaPad Y400 with a 2GB graphics card, and the cheapest Core i5-based Dell Inspiron 15 we've seen.

Best Laptop Deals: All-Time Low on 2 Windows 8 Laptop / Tablet Hybrids

This week's top laptop deals include an all-time low on the HP ENVY x2 laptop / tablet hybrid, new price drops on the 15" MacBook Pro Retina, and a new low on ASUS' dual-screen Windows 8 hybrid, the Taichi.

Best Laptop Deals: Cheapest Ever Lenovo G580, ASUS 11" Touch Ultraportable

This week's top laptop deals include an all-time low on the Lenovo Essential G580, the cheapest 11.6" ASUS touchscreen ultraportable we've seen, and a new low on Lenovo's NVIDIA-based IdeaPad Yoga 11.

Best Laptop Deals: Cheapest MacBook Pro Retina and Touch-Enabled XPS 12

This week's top laptop deals include a new all-time low on Apple's 15" MacBook Pro Retina laptop, Dell's highly-praised XPS 12 touchscreen ultrabook, and the least-expensive Alienware M17x desktop replacement we've seen.

Best Laptop Deals: Cheapest 17" Toshiba, Media-centric ThinkPad from Lenovo

This week's top laptop deals include an Editors' Choice desktop replacement from Toshiba, a multimedia-centric IdeaPad from Lenovo, and a budget Inspiron 15 from Dell.

Best Laptop Deals: Editors' Choice Touch Win 8 Laptop, a Dell That Tops Apple

This week's top laptop deals include an Editors' Choice touchscreen Windows 8 Acer laptop, Lenovo's new ThinkPad tablet / ultrabook hybrid, and another low on Alienware's M14x gaming rig.

7 Product Buzzwords That Are Absolutely Meaningless

Right now, there's a small army of marketers who are pinpointing the exact words and phrases that make beers, breakfast cereals, and iPads absolutely positively unlivewithoutable to consumers. The most common PR buzzwords often sound like they signify something important, but in reality they're little more than hollow focus-grouped gabbida gook.

Final Roundup of the Best Black Friday Laptop Ads

Laptops are among the hottest items of the holiday season, so we devoted an entire final ad roundup to the popular portable computing category. Thus far, we've seen Black Friday laptop deals that meet three out of four of our laptops predictions, including a dual-core budget system for $179.

Analyzing the 2012 Black Friday Ads: RadioShack Offers Inflated Prices

If you're like us, chances are you have more than one gadget on your Black Friday shopping list. Today, we're adding RadioShack to our list of analyzed Black Friday ads. But as it turns out, only one of RadioShack's promotions can be considered an actual deal. Here are some of the ad's highlights disappointments.

Analyzing the 2012 Black Friday Ads: Dell Offers First Look at Electronics Deals

Black Friday ads continue to get leaked left and right. We got our hands on the leaked Dell Home Black Friday ad, which offers our first look at the electronics deals this year. Here's our analysis on whether the deals on HDTVs, laptops, cameras, and more are doorbusters or duds.

Microsoft Unveils Windows Tablet, Walks the Line Between Tablet and Ultrabook

Microsoft took a page from the Apple playbook this week when it scheduled a mystery announcement that resulted in the Surface Windows tablet, its first foray into slates. The new tablet-laptop hybrid will optimize the much anticipated Windows 8, and it will come in two flavors. But how does it stack up to the competition, namely the iPad?

AMD's New Trinity Processor Might Not Beat Intel, But It'll Be Cheaper

Last month, Intel released its latest line of processors, the Ivy Bridge series, and now, AMD has countered with its Trinity line of APUs. While early reviews of the processor series suggest that it falls short of Intel's high standard, the new AMD models will likely result in budget-friendly computers for consumers.

12 Things That Will Be Less Expensive in 2012

Does the sagging economy, national debt, and our list of the 11 things that will be more expensive in 2012 have ya feeling down? Well, to help counteract some of that 2012 gloom, we've gathered 12 items we predict will cost less in the coming year. From HDTVs to wine, cash-strapped shoppers should keep an eye on prices for these items. So cheer up and read on for the good consumer news.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in December

December is a month when you almost can't avoid shopping. You may have skipped Black Friday — overwhelmed by the offers, hype, and crowds — but the holiday season is a different beast all together, with gifts from loved ones, friends, and people you barely know, coming at you from all angles. Keep your holiday cheer level high by shopping wisely. We've pored over the extensive dealnews archives of sales, coupons, and individual products from years past to guide you in your quest for the most savvy purchases in December.

The Best of the Black Friday Ads: Laptops

Laptops are a hot item around Black Friday, so it comes as no surprise that we've already seen at least 65 laptop ads — with many more to come. To help you separate the gimmicks from the doorbusters, we've combed through each of the ads and highlighted the best laptop deals so far, including numerous offers that meet our Black Friday prediction prices.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in November

We finally made it to November, one of the happiest months for budget-conscious shopping. Many categories hit their lowest points during this month, usually around Black Friday (not surprisingly). But contrary to popular believe, it's not the best time to buy everything, so be sure to read our buying guide for advice on the best and worst things to buy in November.