HP Black Friday 2015 ad features Windows 10 laptop deals from $229, desktops … – ZDNet
While retailers like Best Buy, Costco, and Staples are already offering HP computers as part of their Black Friday deals, HP wants to get into some of the action as well through its online store. Its own ad has been leaked, and while it’s only three pages long, it’s full of laptop and desktop sales — with nary a tablet in site.
HP never had much luck with tablets, but it still offers a sizable collection of Android and Windows models. However, in a sign of just how quickly the devices have fallen from favor, the company isn’t advertising Black Friday specials on any of them. It should come as little surprise, though, as tablets are no longer front and center in ads for the shopping event as in years past, even if iPads still retain some of their cache as holiday gifts.
The PC giant is also refraining from taking the low-price road, with no system anywhere close to the $100 price point that was expected for more Windows 10 computers than we’ve seen so far. In fact, the cheapest laptop HP is promoting comes in at $229 for the 15z with AMD E1 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 15.6-inch display — $50 off the current price. If you need more power, the Pavilion 15t includes a new Core i5 Skylake CPU, 6GB of RAM, and terabyte hard drive for $419.99, though that’s just $10 off today’s price on the HP website.
The remaining notebook deals are all Envy models, which offer a little more flair than Pavilions. Four 15.6-inch Envy laptops range in price from $429.99 to $599.99, with discounts greater than those listed above. For instance, the Envy 15z with AMD A10 processor and 6GB of RAM is on sale for $429.99, which is $120 less than usual, while the Envy 15t Touch with Intel Core i7 chip, 8 gigs of RAM, and 1TB hard drive, but shipping with Windows 8.1 instead of Windows 10, comes in at $599.99, a whopping $330 off the current price. If you want a trendy convertible laptop, the Envy x360 15t with Core i5 processor and 8GB of memory is available for $549.99, a $280 price reduction.
The cheapest desktop HP lists in its Black Friday ad is actually less than the lowest-priced notebook. The 251z slim tower is packed with an AMD E1 processor, 4 gigs of RAM, and 500GB hard drive for just $199.99, $50 less than usual. There are also a pair of Pavilion desktops (the $399.99 550z with AMD A6 processor, 8GB of RAM, and Windows 7 Pro, the $429.99 550t with Core i3 CPU, 8GB of RAM) and Envy towers (the $549.99 750xt with Core i5, 12GB of RAM, and 2TB hard drive, the $1,149.99 gamer-friendly 860st with Core i7, 16GB of RAM, and 3TB hard drive). Savings on these range from $20 to $100 off today’s price.
Last but not least, there are four all-in-one PC deals being advertised. The 20zw is the cheapest at $299.99 ($60 off) for a 20-inch screen with an AMD E1 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 500GB hard drive inside. Two Pavilion specials are the 22xt and 23xt, each providing touchscreen capabilities and a Core i3 CPU, with the smaller 22xt coming with 4 gigs of RAM and terabyte hard drive for $549.99 and the 23xt doubling the RAM for $50 more. Note that the 22xt is currently the same price on HP’s website, whereas the 23xt is $120 less. Rounding out the AIO deals is the high-performance Envy 24QE with Core i7 processor, 8GB of memory, 1TB hard drive, and 4k touchscreen display for $1,299.99, or $100 off the current price.