10 Top Holiday Deals forTablet, Laptop, and Desktop Bargain Hunters
WALMART: Hewlett-Packard 17.3-inch Laptop, $399
Specs: 17.3-inch LED-backlit display, 1.65 GHz AMD dual-core E-450 processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, webcam, 2-in-1 card reader, 3 x USB 2.0, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Thoughts: The processor isn't much to get excited about, but the screen size, good amount of storage and RAM make this a great buy for the price.
AMAZON: HP 20-inch TouchSmart PC, $600
Specs: 20-inch LCD display with 1600-by-900 resolution, 2.9 GHz dual-core AMD Athlon II X2 245e processor, 6GB DDR3 RAM, 1 TB HDD, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, DVD drive, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Thoughts: Microsoft's touch-friendly Windows 8 operating system is expected in 2012. So get a jump on the trend by picking up this touchscreen all-in-one desktop.
AMAZON: Lenovo 15.6-inch Laptop, $460
Model: G570 43347PU
Specs: 15.6-inch display with 1366-by-768 resolution, 2.2 GHz dual-core Intel Core i3-2330M, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, 4 x USB, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Thoughts: This laptop is a little heavy at 5.7 pounds, but the Lenovo G570 has a good dual-core processor, respectable amount of RAM, and a fair amount of hard drive space for less than $500.
OFFICE DEPOT: Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet, $300
Specs: 10.1-inch display with 1280-by-800 resolution, 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 32GB onboard storage, microSD card reader, HDMI port, front- and rear-facing cameras, Bluetooth, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Android 3.1 Honeycomb
Thoughts: Lenovo dropped the price on this tablet from $500 to $350 in November, but you can save another $50 by picking it up at Office Depot this week. PCWorld's review of the IdeaPad K1 gave this tablet 3.5 stars out of 5 for its stylish design and Lenovo's tweaks to the Android interface. But the tablet was criticized for its size and poor speakers.
OFFICE DEPOT: Toshiba Satellite 15.6-inch Laptop, $430
Specs: 15.6-inch display with 1366-by-768 resolution, 2.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core i3-2310M, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 640GB HDD, 3 x USB 2.0, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Thoughts: This Toshiba L755 is similar in specs to the Lenovo G570 Amazon is selling this week and is $30 cheaper. Even better you'll get more storage, but you'll have to deal with a slightly slower processor.
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10 Top Holiday Deals forTablet, Laptop,...