10 Black Friday Deals Under $500
Here they come: great laptop deals for Black Friday. All the big retailers have lined up their exclusive deals for this year's laptop bonanza, with bargains as low as $198. Big brands such as HP, Sony, and Toshiba are on offer; whether you're looking for a regular 15-inch all-purpose laptop or a 17-inch desktop replacement, they're all under $500, and some have goodies bundled too. Check out these ten great deals we dug up for you.
15.6-Inch eMachines Laptop — $198
Walmart will be selling a supercheap laptop with decent specifications. The eMachines eME627-5279 has a 15.6-inch display and runs on a 2.2GHz Intel Celeron processor, and it comes with Windows 7 Home Premium. You'll find 2GB of RAM on board, as well as a 250GB hard drive. It's a bargain for anyone who wants a nonpretentious laptop that doesn't sacrifice screen size.
15.6-Inch HP Laptop — $298
If you want a bigger brand name on the cheap, Walmart will have a 15.6-inch HP laptop on sale, with 3GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and a DVD writer. It runs on an 2.2GHz Intel Celeron processor and has two USB ports, so it won't set any benchmark records--but it's certainly more than up to the job in everyday use. This notebook comes with Windows 7 Home Premium.
15.6-Inch Lenovo Laptop — $279
Another sub-$300 brand-name laptop comes from Office Depot. This Lenovo laptop is stocked with a 2.2GHz Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 250GB hard drive. It comes with Windows 7 Home Premium, a DVD burner, and two USB ports, and the sale saves you $200 off the regular $479 price.
15.6-Inch Dual-Core HP Laptop — $329
Office Depot has an exclusive deal for this HP laptop, with an AMD Dual-Core Athlon II processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 320GB hard drive. It comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and offers three USB ports plus 802.11n Wi-Fi. The deal includes a $50 mail-in rebate, so the in-store price will set you back $379.
15.5-Inch Toshiba Dual-Core Laptop and Printer Bundle — $449
Best Buy has a Toshiba exclusive: this 15.5-inch laptop with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. It runs on an AMD Dual-Core Turion II processor and comes with Windows 7 Home Premium. The deal also includes an HP Deskjet printer, which boosts the savings to a total of $229.
17.3-Inch HP HDMI Laptop — $449
You can replace your desktop on the cheap with this 17.3-inch HP laptop from Radio Shack. This Windows 7 Home Premium portable has HDMI and VGA-out, runs on a 2GHz Intel Pentium processor and 3GB of RAM, and comes with a 250GB hard drive. For this price, you also get Bluetooth connectivity, as well as an integrated Webcam and microphone for video chatting.
17.3-Inch Acer Laptop — $498
Keeping things under $500, Walmart also has this Black Friday online exclusive for a desktop-replacement Acer laptop with 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, and a 2.0GHz Intel Pentium P6100 processor. Other goodies include a Webcam and a microphone, a card reader, and Windows 7 Home Premium.
15.5-Inch Sony Laptop With Blu-ray Player — $499
Best Buy will have an exclusive deal for this Sony laptop with an Intel Dual-Core processor, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, and a Blu-ray disc player. The deal includes a laptop bag and the Blu-ray movie The Karate Kid for trying out the player.
17.3-Inch HP Core i3 Laptop — $499
Staples will sell this powerhouse HP laptop for a sub-$500 price after an instant savings of $250. It has an Intel Core i3 2.4GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. The laptop runs Windows 7 Home Premium and features an integrated Webcam and microphone--it's a low-priced yet powerful desktop replacement that's still light enough to carry around with you.
17.3-Inch Toshiba Laptop — $499
Office Depot will stock a Toshiba laptop with an AMD Turion II Dual-Core processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 320GB hard drive. You won't find a Webcam on board, but you will have a built-in microphone for Skype chats, as well as an estimated 3.5 hours of battery life. The sale on this Windows 7 Home Premium machine saves you a total of $150.