Posts Tagged ‘laptop’

Deal: Lenovo 17.3” Laptop with Core i7 for $769

imageLenovo has their Z710 desktop replacement for $769.  If you have an old Window XP machine and are wanting to (you really NEED to) upgrade to a new system, this is a good one.  You can use it at home and yet being a laptop you can take it with you when you travel.

Here’s the link:

Great Deal on a Basic Laptop

imageHere’s a really good deal on a basic laptop at Best Buy.  It comes with an Intel Core i3 (the minimum I recommend, though there are lesser ones out there,) 4GB of memory, a 500GB hard drive, 15.6” LED backlit screen, webcam, DVD burner, numeric keypad, fast wired and wireless networking in a package less than 5 lbs.  All for only $369.

This is a great laptop for your email, web browsing, word processing, etc.

So if you’re in the market for a new laptop and don’t want to spend too much money, this is the one for you.  Here’s the link:

Great Deal on a Lenovo Laptop

imageOfficeMax has the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 on sale for only $479!  Lenovo makes some of the best laptops around (they bought the IBM PC division several years ago.)  They still make great computers and here is one that very recently you would have paid $600 for.  This has an Intel Core i5 processor (VERY nice) , 15.6” screen, 500 GB hard drive, 6GB of memory, webcam, 2 USB 3.0 ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports (USB 3.0 is the newer, MUCH faster USB specification.)  Oh, it has a great keyboard also (you’ll appreciate it once you type on it.)

You absolutely won’t go wrong with this laptop.  If there is a downside, it comes with the newest version of Windows (Windows 8) which I’m not wild about, but it very easy to get to a more familiar interface, so don’t let it put you off.

Here’s the link to their web site – it’s available in many stores too so you can touch it first:

If You’re on a Really Tight Budget, Here’s a Laptop

imageThis wouldn’t be my first choice for a laptop, but if your budget is really tight and you absolutely need to get one, then this is what I recommend:

Best Buy has this Asus laptop for only $309 with an Intel Core i3 processor.  It has a 320GB hard drive, 4GB of memory, a CD/DVD burner, high speed wireless, USB 3.0 inputs and a memory card reader.

Check it out online – you’ll have to order it as they don’t have it in store:

Big Bad Dell Laptop under $700!

imageDell has their 17.3” XPS laptop with an Intel Core i5 processor on sale for only $689.99 when you add the coupon code
7WR1C2?HTTQQ11 at checkout.  This is the XPS series, not their entry level Inspiron series.  This is a very nice laptop with 6GB of memory, and huge 750GB hard drive, a BACKLIT keyboard (very nice), an NVidia graphics card, DVD burner, high-speed wired and wireless networking and JBL audio.

This isn’t a small laptop, 17.3” is a big laptop and it weighs about 7.5 lbs.  If you’re looking for something small and very portable, this isn’t it.  But for price/performance/features with a nice big screen – this is a winner.  Oh, and they are offering free shipping on this as well.  Here’s the link: (don’t forget to add the coupon code to save an additional $100.)

Lenovo Deals on High-Power Laptops

imageLenovo has a deal on their Z series 15.6” laptops with the Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.  All the laptops have a HD display, 8GB of memory, a 500GB hard drive, webcam, DVD burner, built-in Wi-Fi, built-in Bluetooth and HDMI out.  The Core i5 is a dual-core processor that can clock up to 3.1 GHz and the Core i7 is a quad-core also able to run up to 3.1 GHz. 

Lenovo makes excellent laptops and is known for paying attention to things like the keyboard and it’s feel.  The i5 version is $599 and the i7 is $699.  So if you’re thinking up upgrading to a nice laptop, I’d jump on these.

DEAL: Performance Laptop on a Budget

imageGateway is not what I would call a top-tier builder.  They were bought by ACER and a Lenovo or Dell would probably be a better built PC.  That being said, getting an Intel Core i5 processor in a laptop for $449 is a GREAT deal.  This laptop has 4GB of memory, a 500GB hard drive, plenty of USB ports including one USB 3.0 high-speed port, an HDMI port, a memory card reader, DVD/CD burner and built-in web-cam. 

If you need a rugged laptop, then you probably need to spend more, but if you’re gentle with your computer and maybe most the of the time your laptop actually just sits there on a table or desk, then this would be a great deal.  Check it out at Best Buy (of all places):

Deal: Basic Lenovo Laptop for Only $299

imageIf you’re on a really tight budget and need a basic but capable laptop, then this is an excellent choice.  Best Buy has a Lenovo 15.6” laptop with a dual-core Intel processor for only $299.  Though this isn’t quite as fast as the newer i3 processor, it’s close and the other components inside are still utilizing the latest technologies.  The laptop comes with 3GB of memory, a 320GB hard drive, a memory card reader, high-speed wireless-n, even a web-cam and a can output via HDMI to your television.  Here’s the link to Best Buy’s site where you c an check to see if it’s in stock at a nearby store:

DEAL: Gateway Core i5 Laptop for $449

image Now be advised, I consider Gateway (owned by ACER) along with HP, Toshiba, ASUS and others to be 2nd tier compared to the cream of the crop, who these days is Dell and Lenovo.  That being said, this is a great price for a laptop with this kind of power and this kind of storage – that’s why I’m telling you about it.

Best Buy has this Gateway laptop with an i5 processor, 500GB hard drive, 720p HD display, built-in webcam, HDMI port, gigabit Ethernet network port and wireless-n connectivity.

For the price, this is a great deal.  It comes with a one year warranty, and if it doesn’t break in the first couple of months you’re probably ok.

Gateway isn’t the same company you may be thinking of from 10 years ago, but it’s not a horrible company or I wouldn’t be telling you about this deal (just try to find the last time I recommended an HP laptop.)

Here’s the link to Best Buy’s page:

DEAL: Lenovo 14” Laptop with Intel i5: $569

imageIf you’re interested in a laptop that can run all your software fast, this is a great deal.  Lenovo’s G460 is a 14” laptop that normally sells for $900.  It’s on sale for $849, but when you enter the ecoupon code USPG9X0303 during checkout, the price plummets for only $569.  It comes with the latest Intel i5 processor, 4 GB of memory, a big 500 GB hard drive, a fingerprint reader, bluetooth, DVD burner, webcam and Windows 7.  This machine will be MUCH faster than anything you’re using now, and it will even handle Photoshop and video editing if you want it to (that software doesn’t come with it – no phone calls please.)  Shipping is free!  Here’s the link to Lenovo’s site (don’t forget the ecoupon code at checkout):

DEAL: Lenovo 15.6” Laptop $399 at Office Depot

imageOffice Depot has this Lenovo (they bought the IBM PC division a few years ago) for only $399.  This is a good general purpose laptop for email, web-surfing, YouTube, etc.  If you plan on importing and editing videos then you may want to get a laptop with more power, but for most people this will serve you well at a great price.  It come with plenty of memory (4 GB), a 320 GB hard drive, DVD burner, webcam, numeric keypad and wireless-n built in.  It’s available online and in-store, so if the store near you has it in stock, you might as well check it out in person.

DEAL: Toshiba 17.3” Laptop – $479

imageOffice Depot has this nice Toshiba laptop on sale this week for $479, that’s a $170 discount on a big, LED-backlit screen, 4 GB of memory, pretty decent AMD dual-core processor, 500 GB hard drive, webcam, HDMI port, media-card reader and wireless-N networking.  If you’re in the market, check it out on the site and then check it out in the store.  Here’s the link:

DEAL: Lenovo Laptop with i3 Processor – $480


Office Depot has this Lenovo laptop (they bought IBM’s PC division a few years ago) that has the latest generation i3 processor from Intel, a 15.6” LED backlit screen, 4GB of memory, a 320GB hard drive, web-cam, wireless-N networking, a numeric keypad and Windows 7.  It also has a media-card reader and an HDMI port so you can send the display to your high-def TV.

It’s sold only in stores and tomorrow is the last day.  Here’s the link:

DEAL: Hi-Perfomance Laptop – $580


If you’re in the market for a laptop but need more than the $399 specials I’ve been posting, here’s a current model that should meet your needs.  It’s an ACER laptop with an Intel i5 processor with 4GB of memory, and  500 GB hard drive, a web-cam, a 15.6” LED backlit screen, a multi-gesture touchpad, 3 USB ports and an HDMI HD output port, DVD burner.  It’s at Amazon, here’s the link:

DEAL: Lenovo Laptop $399 in Time for Christmas


Best Buy has this Lenovo 15.6” laptop for $399.  It comes with a dual-core Pentium processor (not a powerhouse but will handle Office, email, Internet and watching videos just fine), 4GB of memory, a 320GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless (that’s the fast wireless), a webcam, DVD burner, numeric keypad and a 1 year warranty.  There are other deals in this price range out there from Acer, HP and Gateway, but I think the Lenovo is a better machine.  Here’s the link:

Dell has a similar deal on their Inspiron laptop at, but it won’t arrive before Christmas.

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