Lenovo Black Friday 2015 ad features Yoga Windows tablet, ThinkPad laptop deals – ZDNet
Better late than never, Lenovo joins fellow major PC manufacturers Dell and HP with a Black Friday ad for its own online store. It doesn’t offer any eye-opening deals, especially since many of the prices are already available on Lenovo.com right now, but if you’re in the market for a Yoga device or ThinkPad laptop, it may be worth a look.
The ad leads with a trio of Yoga Tablet 2 slates, though only one is cheaper than the already discounted current price. Note these all run Windows 8.1 instead of brand-new Windows 10, though depending on your feelings about Microsoft’s latest OS, that might not necessarily be a bad thing. They all also include an Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor. The 8-inch Yoga Tablet 2 with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage will receive a discount of $30 to sell for $169.99, while the 10-inch version with the same amount of RAM and storage remains on sale for $239.99. The 13.3-inch model doubles the RAM and SSD size and comes with a Bluetooth keyboard cover for $399.99.
You may need to act quickly to secure a Yoga 3 Pro 2-in-1 device, which already is on sale for the Black Friday price of $699.99: The version in gold is sold out, leaving orange and the more traditional silver color choices available. The Windows 10 convertible laptop features an Intel Core M-5Y71 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and 13.3-inch display with 3,200×1,800 resolution. In the same price range is a nicely spec’d $649.99 Ideadpad 500 notebook running Windows 10 with an Intel Core i7-6500U processor, 8 gigs of RAM, terabyte hard drive, and 15.6-inch 1080p HD screen.
A pair of Lenovo’s ever-popular ThinkPad laptops are featured in the Black Friday ad. The 14-inch T450s Ultrabook is reduced from its original $1,299.99 price down to $979 for a Windows 10 system with Core i5-5300U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 500GB hard drive, while the top X1 Carbon config gets a 25-percent price trim to $1,539 for a Core i7-5600U chip, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and 2,560×1,440 14-inch touchscreen.
Lenovo rounds things out with a trio of desktop deals. The M73 Tiny, as you might imagine given the name, is a svelte system for $299.99. The specs listed in the ad don’t exactly match what’s available online so it’s unclear if the Black Friday sale is for the same configuration, but the one featured on Lenovo.com comes with an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of memory, and 500GB hard drive. If you need a little more room for expansion, the H30 includes a Pentium G3260 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, and DVD drive (remember those?) for $349.99, while the more powerful K450e features a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 2TB hard drive, and DVD drive for $649.99. Note that this configuration doesn’t currently appear to be available on Lenovo.com, so you may need to wait until Black Friday kicks off before it shows up online.