Best Black Friday Laptop Deals 2014

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The day after Thanksgiving in the United States became “Black Friday” because most retail stores considered this day to be the start of the Christmas shopping season. It no longer matters whether the origin of the name comes from the chaos that consumes retail stores as massive crowds search for great bargains or if it’s the first day of the holiday season that retailers turn a serious profit “in the black.” Nowadays you’ll have trouble finding a store that doesn’t “Black Friday Deals” or “Black November Deals” or “The Blackest of Black Bargains that are Blacker than Last Year’s Black Friday Doorbuster Deals … in Darkness.”

The bottom line is that Black Friday means deep discounts, and those deals have spread to more than just the day after Thanksgiving.

We’ve put together a list of great bargains and buying advice so you can decide whether you want to stand in line before midnight at your local brick and mortar store on Black Friday or just grab a good deal online right now.

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Laptops Deals Available Now

As previously mentioned, Black Friday deals aren’t limited to just one day anymore. As more and more consumers shop online, there simply isn’t a good reason for stores to limit holiday sales to a single day or even a single weekend. While it’s true that you can still find some great deals on Black Friday, most US retailers start offering deep discounts on electronics starting in late October or the beginning of November. So, you aren’t likely to spend more (or less) by shopping for your Christmas gifts early.

Here are a few holiday price cuts that caught our attention:

$100 off any PC priced at $599 or more at MicrosoftStore.com: Microsoft is currently offering $100 off all notebook and desktop PCs priced at $599 or more. The discount is even greater on some models … making some of these deals very similar to what you’ll find at retail stores on Black Friday.

Newegg Black November Deals

  • Asus Transformer Book T100 with Intel Atom Z3775 Quad Core processor, metal chassis and keyboard dock: $359 (regularly $399)
  • Lenovo Y50 gaming laptop Intel Core i7 processor, 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 8GB SSD 15.6″ FHD screen with Windows 8.1: $989.99 (regularly $1,149.99)
  • HP 350 G1 laptop with 15.6-inch screen, Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive with Windows 7 Professional: $389.99 (regularly $599.99)
  • Lenovo Z50 laptop with 15.6-inch screen, AMD A10 processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive with Windows 8.1: $489.99 (regularly $679.99)
  • Acer Aspire E5 laptop with 15.6-inch screen, Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM and 500GB SSD with Windows 8.1: $399.99 (regularly $599.99)
  • MSI GS60 Ghost Pro gaming laptop with 15.6-inch 3K display, Intel Core i7, Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD: $1,699 (regularly $2,099)

 

blackfridaynewspaperBlack Friday Exclusives

While it’s true that many stores have turned the entire month of November into one big sale for holiday shoppers, there are still some deals that you’ll only find on Black Friday or the night before.

The one caveat here is that several large retailers get notebook manufacturers to build “exclusive” laptops for Black Friday. You might find one 15-inch HP laptop with a unique model number at Walmart and another 15-inch HP laptop with a different model number at Best Buy, but it’s possible that the only thing that’s different between these two laptops is the processor or hard drive capacity. Retailers offer “exclusives” like this in part so that they have something unique to offer customers and in part to make it difficult for you to compare their laptop deal to something offered at another store.

Here are a few of the better Black Friday deals we spotted for laptops:

Best Buy

  • Starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 27, Best Buy will offer a Dell laptop with a 15.6-inch touchscreen, Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive for $299 (regularly $399.99)
  • Starting at 8 a.m. on Black Friday, Best Buy will offer an 11.6-inch Apple MacBook Air for $779.99 (regularly $899.99)
  • All day Black Friday, BestBuy.com will offer a 13.3-inch Apple MacBook Air for $1049.99 (regularly $1199.99)
  • All day Black Friday, BestBuy.com will offer a 13.3-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display for $1349.99 (regularly $1499.99)
  • Acer Chromebook with 11.6-inch screen, 2GB RAM and 16GB flash storage for $149 (regularly $199)
  • HP laptop with 17.3-inch screen, Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM and 750GB hard drive for $399.99 (regularly $499.99)
  • HP laptop with 15.6-inch touchscreen, Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 750GB hard drive for $499.99 (regularly $699.99)
  • HP Envy X360 laptop with 15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen, Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 750GB hard drive for $599.99 (regularly $799.99)
  • Toshiba Satellite Radius laptop with 15.6-inch touchscreen, Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive for $699.99 (regularly $899.99)
  • Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro laptop with 13.3-inch touchscreen, Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD for $999.99 (regularly $1199.99)

 

Office Depot / OfficeMax

  • Starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 27, Office Depot will offer a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with a 15.6-inch screen, Intel processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive for $179.99 (regularly $299.99)
  • Starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 27, Office Depot will offer a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series laptop with a 15.6-inch touchscreen, AMD A6 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive for $279.99 (regularly $529.99)
  • Starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 27, Office Depot will offer a Toshiba Satellite C750 laptop with a 17.3-inch touchscreen, AMD A4 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive for $279.99 (regularly $449.99)
  • Starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 27, Office Depot will offer an HP Pavilion laptop with a 15.6-inch screen, Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 750GB hard drive for $299.99 (regularly $649.99)
  • Starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 27, Office Depot will offer an HP Pavilion Touchsmart laptop with a 17.3-inch touchscreen, AMD A4 processor, 4GB of RAM and 750GB hard drive for $399.99 (regularly $699.99)

 

Staples

  • Starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 27, Staples will offer an Asus X205 laptop with a 11.6-inch screen, Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB SSD for $99.99 (in-store only, regularly $249.99)
  • Starting at 6 pm on Thursday, November 27, Staples will offer instant savings and rebates on most Toshiba Laptops (between $200 and $320 off regular prices after rebates)

 

Walmart

  • Starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 27, Walmart will offer an HP laptop with a 15.6-inch touchscreen, Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive for $249 (in-store only)
  • Starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 27, Walmart will offer an HP laptop with a 15.6-inch screen, Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive for $159 (in-store only)
  • Starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 27, Walmart will offer an HP Streambook 11 laptop with a 11.6-inch screen, Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB SSD for $199 (in-store only)
  • Starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 27, Walmart will offer an HP laptop with a 15.6-inch touchscreen, AMD A8 processor, 4GB of RAM and 750GB hard drive with wireless mouse, sleeve, 8GB flash drive and McAfee security software for $349 (in-store only)
  • Starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 27, Walmart will offer an Acer V5 Touch laptop with a 11.6-inch touchscreen, AMD A4 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive for $199 (in-store only)
  • All day Thursday, Walmart.com will offer a Dell laptop with 15.6-inch touchscreen, Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB hard drive for $549
  • All day Thursday, Walmart.com will offer a Toshiba 2-in-1 laptop with 11.6-inch touchscreen, Intel Pentium processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB SSD for $299

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  1. jec1975

    All these retailers should be ashamed of them selves for opening on thanksgiving in the first place.