Don’t worry if you missed Cyber Monday – many of the best deals are still running! Dealnews.com consumer analyst Julie Ramhold urged buyers to “watch low prices on basic Chromebooks” — this HP model retails for $189 (was $260). ShDe also predicted that laptops could cost as much as $200 – and she was right. Prices have been cut on the best brands: Samsung, HP, Lenovo, Acer and more. Check out this roundup of WFH laptops, gaming laptops and more. If you see something you love, grab it – Cyber Monday is over and these deals only last while supplies last.
Need help understanding laptop specifications? Keep scrolling down for our handy tech glossary.
Top Extended Cyber Monday Laptop Deals Under $300
HP Chromebook 11 inch laptop
It’s a Cyber Monday miracle: you can snag a $179 laptop with up to 15 hours of battery life, the full suite of Google tools, 32GB of storage, and an 8-core processor. Bonus: It only weighs 2.36 lbs.
$189 at Amazon
“This Chromebook is perfect! It can do anything I want to do. I mainly use it for web, email, Google Drive/Documents and Zoom. I had a less powerful Chromebook before that couldn’t handle Zoom, but no problem with this one,” said one customer. “I also absolutely love the white color. It’s nice to have something other than black. I turned it on and started using it right away. Don’t hesitate to get it!”
Lenovo IdeaPad 1i
The Ideapad 1i is a lightweight, portable laptop with a 14-inch display, 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage and up to 10 hours of battery life. It is equipped with a 720p camera and integrated Intel graphics.
$159 at Walmart
“Great computer for my real estate business. Small and light for my “on the go” job. Very fast and great keyboard,” said one customer.
Acer Aspire 5 A515-46-R3UB
This lightweight laptop offers high performance for everyday productivity and even has enough juice to run a few lower-end games. Features a 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM and Wi-Fi 6 compatibility alongside a 3.5GHz processor.
$370 at Amazon
One customer said: “The build quality and overall quality of this Acer laptop is amazing for the price. The CPU is fast enough for everyday use (like surfing the web, YouTube, watching movies, word processing, etc.). The IPS screen is very nice and the LCD is bright enough. The backlit keyboard is a big plus as I use the laptop in the dark quite a bit.”
Gateway Notebook 11.6 inch Touchscreen 2 in 1 Laptop
Asus VivoBook Go 15 L510 Thin &. Lightweight laptop
HP Laptop PC, 11th Gen Intel Core
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MSI GF63 Thin 11SC-693 15.6″ Gaming Laptop
This is a lightweight gaming laptop with a GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, 256GB of onboard storage, 8GB of RAM and a 15-inch screen. While it won’t run new games at max settings, it’s more than enough to play most games at medium to low levels.
$449 at Walmart
“The laptop starts up very quickly and runs great. I installed Fourteen days and csgo, and both games run smoothly. It’s a nice looking computer and the keyboard backlight looks amazing,” said one customer.
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptop computer
This is a powerful gaming laptop that doesn’t look like a gaming laptop. It is not covered with annoying light, making it ideal for both work and play. With a GTX 1650 GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, it’s a powerhouse.
$626 at Amazon
“Quality feel, responsive and easy to update. I don’t play many demanding titles, but this PC performs well in games like WOW, Minecraft Dungeons, ESO and genshin. It also works well for office work and other media consumption,” said one person.
Acer Aspire 5 A515-46-R3UB
MSI GV15 15.6″ 144Hz Gaming Laptop
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2020 Apple MacBook Air laptop
With up to 18 hours of battery life, an 8-core CPU and a stunning 13.3-inch Retina display, this lightweight, go-anywhere laptop is powerful enough to handle anything you throw at it.
$800 at Amazon
One customer put it in a nutshell: “The best laptop I’ve used in years. You will not regret it.”
Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop
HP Victus15 gaming laptop, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
MSI Pulse GL66 gaming laptop 15.6 inch
Glossary of Terms
Technical terms can be a bit confusing, but let’s break it down for you.
Onboard Storage/Memory/SSD: These terms all refer to the amount of content a computer can store. This includes games, documents, videos, pictures and more. It’s what used to be called a hard drive, although most drives are now solid state drives. 256GB is the standard and usually the lowest you should go for.
R.A.M.: RAM is a type of temporary storage that the computer uses to keep things within reach. The more RAM it has, the better a computer will perform. Between 8GB and 16GB of RAM is the average for modern computers, with gaming computers tending towards the higher end.
graphics card/GPU: This is the device that helps create images on the screen. These tend to be expensive additions, and the highest quality cards can cost upwards of $1,000 alone. A laptop with an RTX 2000 or 3000 series card offers tremendous value if it falls within an affordable price range.
CPU: This stands for “Central Processing Unit”. It describes how much a computer can do at once without slowing down. The more cores, the more data a system can process.
The reviews cited above reflect the latest versions at the time of publication.
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