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10 awesome Black Friday laptop deals

We searched the web to find you the best 10 Black Friday performance laptop deals.

Money in your pocket and need a laptop?

We’ve already showed you the cheap stuff but, if you’re willing to spend a over $500 for a laptop on Black Friday, you can get some Ultrabooks for cheap, or a thicker and heavier machine with beefy specs.

Here’s our roundup of the best Black Friday deals for high-performance laptops. Let's start with Toshiba.

Best Buy: Toshiba Satellite 14-inch touchscreen laptop for $600 (reg. $850)

Specs: 14-inch touchscreen (1366-by-768-pixel resolution), an Intel Core i3 processor (third-generation), Intel HD graphics, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, DVD, 3 USB 3.0 ports, and a card reader. It weighs 4.3 pounds and measures 1.1 inches thick.

Description: Here’s a chance to a Windows 8 touchscreen laptop without the usual price markup associated with it. The laptop itself isn’t terribly bulky, either, though it falls short of Ultrabook status. [More Info]

Best Buy: Acer Aspire 15.6 touchscreen laptop for $530 (reg. $850)

Specs: 15.6-inch touchscreen (1366-by-768-pixel resolution), an Intel Core i3 processor (second-generation), Intel HD graphics, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, DVD, 3 USB ports (1 USB 3.0), a card reader, weighs 5.3 pounds and measures 1-inch thick.

Description: A big touchscreen and fairly slim design make this a solid Black Friday deal, even if the Core i3 processor is now a generation old. [More Info]

Newegg: Sony 13.3-inch touchscreen Ultrabook for $600 (reg. $800)

Specs: a 13-inch touchscreen(1366-by-768 pixel resolution), Intel Core i3 processor (third-generation), Intel HD graphics, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive with 32GB MLC flash memory, 2 USB ports (1 USB 3.0), a card reader, weighs 3.77 pounds and measures 0.75 inches thick.

Description: Even without the touchscreen, this would be a nice deal on a thin-and-light laptop with the latest-generation Core i3 processor.

The touchscreen is just icing, as is the use of flash/hard disk hybrid storage. Though Staples is selling this model for $650 on Black Friday, Newegg has it for $50 less right now. [More Info]

Costco.com: HP DV7T 17.3-inch laptop for $1000 (reg. $1,100)

Specs: a 17.3-inch display (1600-by-900 pixel resolution), an Intel Core i7 processor (third-generation), Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics, 12GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD, 4 USB ports (3 USB 3.0), a card slot, weighs 6.94 pounds and measures 1.39 inches thick.

Description: The weight and thickness certainly push this laptop into desktop replacement territory, but the specs are nice, especially the generous memory, four USB ports, and a mid-range discrete graphics a card.

The same configuration on HP’s website is $100 pricier than this Costco.com deal. [More Info]

BJ’s: Asus S405CA 14-inch Ultrabook for $580 (reg. $700)

Specs: a 14-inch display (1366-by-768-pixel resolution), an Intel Core i5 processor (third-generation), 6GB of RAM, a 750GB hard drive and a 24GB solid state drive, DVD, 2 USB ports (1 USB 3.0), a card reader, weighs 4.4 pounds and measures 0.8 inches thick.

Description: This Asus Ultrabook maintains a slim figure despite the presence of a DVD drive. The other specs are also surprisingly solid for a thin-and-light machine. [More Info]

Best Buy: HP Envy 14-inch laptop for $630 (reg. $800)

Specs: a 14-inch display (1366-by-768-pixel resolution), an Intel Core i7 processor (third-generation), Intel HD graphics, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, DVD, 3 USB ports (2 USB 3.0), a card reader, weighs 4.4 pounds and measures 1.1 inches thick.

Description: Great specs in a not-too-thick frame make for a solid all-purpose laptop that’s still quite portable. [More Info]

Staples: Toshiba L855 15.6-inch laptop for $580 (reg. $800)

Specs: a 15.6-inch display (1366-by-768 pixel resolution), an Intel Core i7 processor (third-generation), Intel HD graphics, 6GB of RAM, a 640GB hard drive, DVD, 3 USB ports (2 USB 3.0), a card reader, weighs 5.5 pounds and measures 1.3 inches thick.

Description: It’s a decent deal for the power of a Core i7 chip, but be aware that the battery only lasts up to four hours, and it’s not the slimmest design, either. [More Info]

Newegg: Toshiba U845-S402 14-inch Ultrabook for $550 (reg. $750)

Specs: a 14-inch display (1366-by-768 pixel resolution), Intel Core i3 processor (second-generation), Intel HD graphics, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive and a 16GB solid state drive, 3 USB ports (2 USB 3.0), a card reader, weighs 3.9 pounds and measures 0.79 inches thick.

Description: The U845-S402 has been replaced by a newer model, so this is basically a clearance. Still, it’s a great deal on a slender and lightweight machine that should breeze through everyday tasks.

Office Depot: HP Envy 14-inch Ultrabook for $600 (reg. $730)

Specs: 14-inch display (1366-by-768 pixel resolution), an Intel Core i3 processor (third-generation), Intel HD graphics, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive and a 32GB solid state drive, 3 USB ports (2 USB 3.0), a card reader, weighs 3.86 pounds and measures 0.78 inches thick.

Description: Finally, a Black Friday laptop that isn’t yet another bland hunk of gray plastic. The black casing and red trim give this thin-and-light laptop some style, and though it doesn’t have monster specs, it’s quite portable with up to 7 hours of battery life.

A slightly different model earned 3.5 stars in PCWorld’s review. [More Info]

Costco.com: Dell Inspiron 15R 15.6-inch laptop for $600 (reg. $750)

Specs: a 15.6-inch (1366-by-768 pixel resolution), an Intel Core i7 processor (third-generation), Intel HD graphics, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, DVD, 4 USB 3.0 ports, a card reader, weighs 6.05 pounds and measures 1.34 inches thick.

Description: It’s not the fanciest-looking machine, but it’s a solid laptop at a great Black Friday price, available right now through Costco’s website.

PCWorld’s review gave Dell’s 15R a rating of 3 stars for a version with inferior specs, praising the keyboard, trackpad, and speakers. [More Info]