Cyber Monday Laptop Deals
So you skipped the Black Friday doorbusters and are now hunting for a laptop on Cyber Monday. No problem. We've found 10 of the best Cyber Monday laptop deals to be had. Here you'll find a collection of not the lowest priced laptops, but rather ones that you might actually want to buy with reasonably good specs.
Of course we encourage potential Cyber Monday bargain hunters to research any deal before forking over your credit card number. Just because it's a decent laptop at a bargain basement price doesn't guarantee a successful marriage with your laptop needs. Before you buy, you may want to read our Holiday Laptop Buying Guide: Shopping Tips article.
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HP: G26x for $479.99
Specs: 15.6-inch LED display, Intel Core i3-370M (2.4 GHz) processor, Intel HD graphics, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB 5400 rpm hard drive, battery up to 5.5 hours.
Thoughts: One of HP's most popular laptops, on sale at HP's Website, includes a $150 instant rebate and free RAM and hard drive upgrades to the specs listed above. HP has similar deals on other "everyday computing" laptops.
HP: Pavilion dv7t Select Edition for $899.99
Specs: 17-inch screen, Intel Core i5-460M (2.53 GHz) processor, 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 switchable graphics, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, 640 GB 7200 rpm hard drive, Blu-ray player and DVD burner, battery up to 4.75 hours.
Thoughts: HP's high-powered Pavilion comes with big savings thanks to a $250 rebate, a free RAM upgrade to the specs listed above and a free built-in Blu-ray player. I dig the metal finish, too. HP has similar deals on other "high performance" laptops.
Dell: Studio 15 for $549.99
Specs: 15-inch display, Intel Core i3 (2.4 GHz) processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB hard drive, DVD, 6-cell battery
Thoughts: Dell's Studio 15 is perhaps the most unremarkable laptop on the market, but today it's noteworthy for its $200 discount, direct from Dell. And at the end of the day, it's a perfectly capable machine.
Dell: Alienware M11X for $599
Specs: 11.6-inch display, Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 (1.3 GHz) processor, 1024 Nvidia GT335M GeForce with Optimus switching, 2 GB of DDR3 RAM, 160 GB hard drive, battery up to 7 hours.
Thoughts: Fancy a bit of gaming in your netbook? The basic model of Dell's Alienware netbook currently has a $200 discount. If you need more power, the high-end model with Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 500 GB hard drive has a $160 discount, for a $1,000 price tag.
Mac Connection: 13-inch MacBook for $849.99
Specs: Intel Core 2 Duo (2.4GHz) processor, NVIDIA GeForce 320M, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB hard drive, battery up to 10 hours.
Thoughts: If you're vigilant about mail-in rebates, Mac Connection has a rare deal on the basic MacBook, which includes a $150 rebate by mail.
Best Buy: Samsung N150 Netbook for $250
Specs: 10.1-inch display, Intel Atom N450 (1.66 GHz) processor, 1 GB DDR2 RAM, 250 GB hard drive, battery up to 9 hours.
Thoughts: There's nothing special about this netbook from Samsung, but at $250 from Best Buy, it's one of the cheapest around from a reputable brand. And consider this: $60 gets you an upgrade from the wimpy Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Home Premium. That's a full Windows 7 netbook for $310.
Lenovo: ThinkPad X201 for $1,031.80 with DOORBUSTER5 eCoupon
Specs: 12.1-inch LED display, Intel Core i7-620M (2.66 GHz) processor, Intel HD graphics, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB 7,200 rpm hard drive, 6-cell battery
Thoughts: Business laptops are pricey, but a big coupon from Lenovo helps to take the sting out of its high-end ThinkPad X201. Enter "DOORBUSTER5" as an eCoupon during checkout, and you'll get $442.20 off in addition to $1,474 sale price.
Lenovo: ThinkPad T410 for $832.15 with CYBERMONDAY Coupon
Specs: 14.1-inch display, Intel Core i5-560M (2.66 GHz) processor, Nvidia NVS 3100m Optimus graphics, 2 GB DDR3 RAM, 250 GB hard drive, 6-cell battery.
Thoughts: All of Lenovo's Thinkpad T410 laptops can use the CYBERMONDAY Coupon for 15 percent off, but if you plan to game or watch videos, consider the model with Nvidia's Optimus graphics switching, which helps save battery life when you're just browsing the Web or typing a document. Check out all of Lenovo's Cyber Monday laptop deals here.
Wal-Mart: eMachines eME528-2012 With Case and USB Thumb Drive for $378
Specs: 15.6-inch display, Intel Celeron 900 processor (2.2 GHz), 2 GB DDR3 RAM, 250 GB 5,400 rpm hard drive, DVD, 4-cell battery
Thoughts: The problem with budget laptops is that you still might shell out for accessories. Wal-Mart's low-end eMachines laptop bundle at least includes a free carrying case and either a 4 GB USB thumb drive or an 8 GB SDHC memory card.
Newegg: Toshiba Satellite A665D-S6059 for $679.99
Specs: 15.6-inch screen, AMD Phenom II Quad-Core P920(1.6GHz) processor, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650/4200, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive, battery up to 2.5 hours.
Thoughts: It's not a thin and light laptop with massive battery life, but this quad-core Toshiba will give you plenty of gaming whallop for under $700 at Newegg.
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