Best Black Friday Laptop & Computer Deals, 2015 – NerdWallet (blog)
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There truly is no better day all year to shop for a laptop or computer than Black Friday, when prices are slashed significantly. Whether you’re looking for a deluxe new system for your home office, a bargain deal on a student or travel laptop, or a 2-in-1 tablet/laptop hybrid, your electronics store of choice is likely running Black Friday computer deals just too affordable to pass up. We went through all the electronics stores’ Black Friday ads to find the best deals on laptops, desktops, Macbooks and iMacs, 2-in-1 laptop/tablets and even laptops and computers for less than $100.
Best Black Friday Laptops and Computers Under $100
Yes, you read that right — there are laptops and computers available for under $100 on Black Friday. The computer is a “micro” computer that does not include a monitor, and the laptop is technically a Chromebook. Nonetheless, these units make for a fine workstation at a Black Friday price that simply cannot be beat:
- Best Buy has an 11.6-inch Acer 16 GB Chromebook with Intel Celeron 2 GB memory for just $99 (regularly $169). Best Buy will be open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thanksgiving, then re-open at 8 a.m. on Black Friday.
- Dell offers a 32 GB drive Dell Inspiron Micro Desktop with Intel Celeron processor and Windows 10 for $99 (regularly $169) in an online-only deal on Black Friday starting at midnight Eastern time.
Best Black Friday Laptop Deals
The top laptop deals Black Friday weekend can get complicated in terms of when each sale begins and ends, whether the deal is online only or also in stores and what differences there are between similarly named products. That’s why our Black Friday laptop deal list below comes in handy for the Black Friday laptop bargain hunter:
- Dell does Black Friday with a great online-only laptop special, the 14-inch Dell Inspiron 14 3000 Series for $149.99 (normally $299.99), available from 6 p.m. Eastern time on Thanksgiving to 11:59 p.m. on Black Friday.
- Wal-Mart has three fantastic Black Friday laptops on sale: HP 15.6-inch laptop for $199, HP 15-inch Touch laptop for $249 and HP 17-inch laptop for $299. Wal-Mart’s Black Friday sales begin at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and run through Black Friday.
- Best Buy offers the HP Envy 15.6-inch touch-screen laptop with Intel Core i5 processor for $479.99 (regularly $679.99).
Best Black Friday 2-in-1 Laptop/Tablet Hybrid Deals
The hot new hybrid 2-in-1 tablet and laptop doubles as both a tablet and as a laptop when hooked up to the auxiliary keyboard. We’ve listed all of the best Black Friday 2-in-1 tablet/laptop hybrid deals below to hook you up for the holiday shopping season:
- Best Buy is offering a number of 2-in-1s, highlighted by the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 2-in-1 13.3-inch touch-screen laptop for $749.99 (regularly $999.99).
- Dell delivers 2-in-1 Black Friday deals including the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 for $299.99 (regularly $649.99) in an online-only Black Friday deal starting at midnight Eastern time on Black Friday.
Best Black Friday Personal Computer Deals
If you’re looking for bargains on personal computers, let’s shift-control our attention to the stores and websites with the best Black Friday PC sales. (Note that these are just the desktop computer units; monitors are sold separately.) The best deals are at Dell, though pay attention to whether the sales are online only and the hours during which the deals are available:
- Dell Inspiron Small Desktop (Windows 8.1) for $199.99 (regularly $389.99), an online-only deal beginning at 6 p.m Eastern time on Thanksgiving
- Inspiron Small Desktop (Windows 10) for $349.99 (regularly $499.99)
- New Alienware X51 gaming desktop for $1,249.99 (regularly $1,649.99)
Best Black Friday MacBooks and iMac Deals
For those seeking the sleek and powerful iMac desktop and MacBook notebooks, here are the top Black Friday bargains, with dates and times the sales are available. Each of these Apple iMac and MacBook deals is from Best Buy, whose many Apple deals include:
- 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with Intel Core i5 and 500 GB hard drive for $899.99 (regularly $1,099.99).
- 21.5-inch iMac with Intel Core i5 and 1 TB hard drive for $899.99 (regularly $1,099.99).
- 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display for $1,649.99 (regularly $1,799.99)
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