2014 Cyber Monday Laptop, Tablet & 2-in-1 PC Deals & Coupons (Windows)

2014 Cyber Monday Laptop, Tablet, and 2-in-1 PC Deals and Coupons - with Windows OS

Black Friday is over, but we have Cyber Monday ahead. A great opportunity to get a laptop or tablet at a discounted price online. The best 2014 Cyber Monday deals on Windows-based notebooks, tablet PCs, and 2-in-1 devices will be listed on this page. Here’s the current version of the list, mostly containing the deals available right now. Cyber Monday deals are usually available during the week following it, too.

Cyber Monday Instant Off Deals on Laptops, Tablets, and 2-in-1 PCs with Windows

This Cyber Monday deals list includes instant savings. Coupons are listed below this section. Offers without enough value for the money have been omitted, such as cheap but barely usable tablets with only 16GB of storage. On the other hand, we have added some regularly affordable and good value devices to the mix. In addition, you can check out the whole Laptoping’s specs & price database. If you want to see the cheapest Windows notebooks, tablets, and 2-in-1 hybrids on the market, just enter the database via the link above and sort the products by price from lowest to highest using the drop-down menu on the right. You can filter the results by price, screen size, and manufacturer. Full-size laptops regularly start a below $250, while the tablets can be found for as little as $100.

Deals in this list are sorted by price, from the lowest to highest.

The included details are: model name and device (click on links for description); screen info with resolution, touch functionality and IPS wide viewing angle technology if present; CPU name with its PassMark benchmark score; graphics processor; system memory size (RAM); HDD (hard drive) or SSD (solid state drive) storage; presence of a built-in DVD optical drive; OS & bundled software; and price / store / deal start time info with links to the product pages.

Cheap Tablets with Windows

  • With a regular price of only $100, the HP Stream 7 is the cheapest tablet with Windows. It nevertheless offers some good features such as IPS display technology.

HP Stream 7 Tablet; 7″ 720p Touch IPS; Intel Atom Z3735G / 1,000; Intel HD; 1GB; 32GB SSD; No DVD; Windows 8 + Office 365 1-Year; $99.99 Microsoft Store Now.

Cheapest 2-in-1 Windows Hybrid

  • This Nextbook-branded 2-in-1 Windows-based laptop/tablet hybrid with a detachable keyboard is the cheapest of its kind.

Nextbook NXW10QC32G 2-in-1; 10.1″ 720p Touch IPS; Intel Atom Z3735G / 1,000; Intel HD; 1GB RAM; 32GB SSD; No DVD; Windows 8 + Office 365 1-Year; $179.99 Walmart Now.

Lowest 13.3″ Laptop Price Ever? $199.99, HP Stream 13

  • Want a 13.3-inch budget laptop? The HP Stream 13 is the cheapest option available, even at it’s regular price of $229.99. Microsoft Store has it on sale right now for only $199. Microsoft Office 365 Personal 1-year subscription included. You should keep in mind that the laptop has very small internal storage, only 32GB.

HP Stream 13 Mini Laptop; 13.3″ 720p; Intel Celeron N2840 / 1,100; Intel HD; 2GB RAM; 32GB SSD; No DVD; Windows 8 + Office 365 1-Year; $199.99 Microsoft Store Now.

Inexpensive 11″ Mini-Notebooks with Windows – “Chromebook Killers”

  • The HP Stream 11 and Asus X205TA 11.6-inchers are among the bestselling laptops on the beginning of this holiday season. The Stream has a 1-year Office 365 Personal subscription included in the price as an advantage. These have 32GB storage, too.

HP Stream 11-d010wm / 11-d010nr Mini Laptop; 11.6″ 720p; Intel Celeron N2840 / 1,100; Intel HD; 2GB RAM; 32GB SSD; No DVD; Windows 8 + Office 365 1-Year; $199.99 Amazon Now.

Asus X205TA Mini Laptop; 11.6″ 720p; Intel Atom Z3735G / 1,000; Intel HD; 2GB RAM; 32GB SSD; No DVD; Windows 8; $179.99 Best Buy Now.

  • Another contender in the ultra-affordable 11.6-inch arena is the Acer Aspire E3. It offers much larger data storage capacity than the previous two models.

Acer Aspire E3 111-C0WA Mini Laptop; 11.6″ 720p; Intel Celeron N2830 / 1,050; Intel HD; 2GB RAM; 320GB HDD; No DVD; Windows 8; $215.99 Amazon Now.

Cheapest Full-Size 15.6″ Laptop

  • The cheapest 15.6-inch notebook on the market today is the Asus X551MAV-HCL1103E with an Intel Celeron entry-level processor. Its Cyber Monday price is $230.

Asus X551MAV-HCL1103E Laptop; 15.6″ 720p; Intel Celeron N2830 / 1,050; Intel HD; 4GB RAM; 500GB HDD; DVD; Windows 8; $229.99 Best Buy Now.

Dell Inspiron 15.6″ Laptop with Intel Pentium for $250

  • Dell’s official online store offers an Inspiron 15 15.6-inch laptop with an Intel Pentium for $249.99. We don’t know what Pentium model is in question, but it definitely offers a performance bump over the similar laptops with Intel Celeron. It is a “Cyber Monday Guaranteed Doorbuster”, meaning it won’t be sold out during the day.

Dell Inspiron 15 (Unknown SKU) Laptop; 15.6″ 720p; Intel Pentium / ?; Intel HD; 4GB RAM; 500GB HDD; DVD?; Windows 8; $249.99 Dell Home Now.

Windows-Based Chromebook Competitor with Touchscreen

  • The 250-dollar X200MA offers more than the aforementioned ~$200 11.6-inch laptops – a touch-enabled display and larger RAM and HDD sizes.

Asus X200MA RCLT08 / X200MA BCL0705Z Mini Laptop; 11.6″ 720p Touch; Intel Celeron N2830 / 1,050; Intel HD; 4GB RAM; 500GB HDD; No DVD; Windows 8; $249.99 Best Buy Now.

Microsoft Surface 2 $299 Deal

  • Microsoft’s Surface 2 is offered with a $150 or $100 off discount at Microsoft Store and Best Buy. It was a Black Friday offer but is still available during the “Cyber week” sales. This is a high-quality tablet, but there’s a caveat software-wise. You can’t run the traditional x86 applications on it, such as Photoshop or Steam games, since the device is based on Windows 8 RT version. You’ll be limited to apps available on the Windows Store. The listed price is for the tablet only, without the keyboard cover included.

Microsoft Surface 2 Tablet; 10.6″ 1080p IPS Touch; Nvidia Tegra 4; Nvidia Tegra 4; 2GB RAM; 32GB SSD; No DVD; Windows RT & Office RT; $299.99 Microsoft Store and Best Buy Now.

In addition to the 32GB deal, the 64GB LTE mobile broadband version with a new 2-year AT&T contract is $349.99 after $330 instant off at Best Buy.

Acer Switch 10 with Detachable Keyboard for $299 Too

  • The Acer Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 hybrid costs the same as the basic Surface 2, but it does include a keyboard dock and has double the storage space – 64GB. Support for traditional x86 Windows programs is included. This was a Black Friday deal, but is still available.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 Tablet; 10.1″ 720p IPS Touch; Intel Atom Z3735F / 900; Intel HD; 2GB RAM; 64GB SSD; No DVD; Windows 8 + Office 365 1-Year; $299.99 Microsoft Store Now.

Asus Transformer Book T100 2-in-1

  • The Asus Transformer Book T100TAM-C1-GM is a very similar to the Acer Switch. It has a slightly faster Intel Atom CPU model and cost only $10 more.

ASUS Transformer Book 10.1″ T100TAM-C1-GM 2-in-1; 10.1″ 720p IPS Touch; Intel Atom Z3775 / 1,300; Intel HD; 2GB RAM; 64GB SSD; No DVD; Windows 8 + Office 365 1-Year; $309.99 Amazon Now.

HP Laptop with Bundled Extras

  • The HP 15-g020dx laptop is on sale at Best Buy with bundled internet security software, laptop sleeve, wireless mouse, and USB Flash memory stick. The Cyber Monday price is $330 for the whole package. The notebook itself is fairly decent. It has a mid-range AMD A6 processor and a large 1TB hard drive.

HP 15-g020dx Laptop; 15.6″ 720p; AMD A6-5200 / 2,400; AMD Radeon R4; 4GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD; Windows 8; $329.99 Best Buy Now.

Cyber Monday Sales of 11.6″ Toshiba Radius, HP x360, and Dell Inspiron 11 3147 2-in-1 Convertibles

  • The 11.6-inch Toshiba Radius 11 L15W-B1302 2-in-1 series offers a 360-degree rotating hinge and support for laptop, tablet, and multimedia/presentation modes. The Pavilion X360 is a convertible very similar to the Radius, but has a bit faster processor. The Dell is even better since it has IPS display with wide viewing angles

Toshiba Radius 11 L15W-B1302 2-in-1; 11.6″ 720p Touch; Intel Celeron N2840 / 1,100; Intel HD; 4GB RAM; 500GB HDD; No DVD; Windows 8; $329.99 Best Buy Now.

HP Pavilion x360 11-n010dx 2-in-1; 11.6″ 720p Touch; Intel Pentium N3520 / 1,850; Intel HD; 4GB RAM; 50GB HDD; No DVD; Windows 8; $349.99 Best Buy Now.

Dell Inspiron 11 3147 Signature Edition 2-in-1; 11.6″ 720p IPS Touch; Intel Pentium N3530 / 2,000; Intel HD; 4GB RAM; 50GB HDD; No DVD; Windows 8; $349.99 Microsoft Store Now.

Affordable 15.6″ Laptop with Decent AMD A8 Processor

  • Use of the affordable but still very decent AMD A8-6410 quad-core processor in the following notebook has allowed its low everyday price, despite a big hard drive included.

Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5214 Laptop; 15.6″ 720p; AMD A8-6410 / 2,600; Radeon R5; 4GB RAM; 1000GB HDD; DVD; Windows 8; $342.99 Best Buy Now.

Cheap Intel i3-Based Laptops on Cyber Monday

  • The Asus X551CA-BI30804C is the regularly lowest priced Intel Core i3 powered laptop, offering noticeably better performance than all those cheap notebooks and tablets with the Intel Celeron and Atom CPUs. A touch-screen variant with 6GB of RAM instead of 4GB is a bit pricier.

Asus X551CA-BI30804C Laptop; 15.6″ 720p; Intel Core i3-3217U / 2,300; Intel HD 4000; 4GB RAM; 500GB HDD; DVD; Windows 8; $349.99 Best Buy Now.

Asus X550CA-RI3T13 Laptop; 15.6″ 720p Touch; Intel Core i3-3217U / 3,600; Intel HD 4000; 6GB RAM; 500GB HDD; DVD; Windows 8; $379.99 Best Buy Now.

Touchscreen HP Laptop Package with Extras

  • The HP 15-f100dx is yet another Cyber Monday notebook offer with bundled extras. In particular, internet security software, sleeve, USB Flash drive, and screen cleaner. When compared to the cheaper HP bundle listed above, the 15-f100dx is a better equipped one, since it has a touchscreen and a faster processor. However, the hard drive is smaller and there’s no mouse in this bundle.

HP 15-f100dx Laptop; 15.6″ 720p Touch; AMD A8-6410 / 2,600; AMD Radeon R5; 4GB RAM; 500GB HDD; DVD; Windows 8; $379.99 Best Buy Now.

Lenovo B50 Laptop with Windows 7 & Intel i3

  • This is one of the rare laptops with Windows 7 OS and a discounted price. The Lenovo B50 is oriented toward small business users and has a Pro version of Windows 7. The CPU is the lower-mid-range Intel Core i3-4010U.

Lenovo B50 Laptop; 15.6″ 720p; Intel Core i3-4010U / 2,500; Intel HD 4400; 4GB RAM; 500GB HDD; DVD; Windows 7 Pro; $379.99 Amazon Now.

Cheap 15.6″ Laptops with Intel Core i5 on Cyber Monday

  • If you don’t want to make processor performance compromises, but can’t afford more than $400-$450 for your new 15.6″ laptop, the Acer Aspire E15 E5-571P-59QA, Asus X550LA SI50402W, and Lenovo G50 – 59433840 meet your requirements. They have the Intel Core i5 processor.

Acer Aspire E15 E5-571P-59QA Laptop; 15.6″ 720p Touch; Intel Core i5-4210U / 3,600; Intel HD 4400; 4GB RAM; 500GB HDD; DVD; Windows 8; $399.99 Microsoft Store Now.

Asus X550LA SI50402W Laptop; 15.6″ 720p; Intel Core i5-4200U / 3,300; Intel HD 4400; 4GB RAM; 500GB HDD; DVD; Windows 8; $429.99 Best Buy Now.

Lenovo G50 – 59433840 Laptop; 15.6″ 720p; Intel Core i5-4210U / 3,600; Intel HD 4400; 6GB RAM; 500GB HDD; DVD; Windows 8; $449.99 Best Buy Now.

Premium-Class HP Envy Touch Laptop with AMD A10 CPU for $500

  • The HP Envy TouchSmart m6-n010dx is a well equipped multimedia oriented laptop. It has a 15.6″ touchscreen and an excellent AMD A10 processor with similar speed to the popular Intel Core i5 and i7.

HP Envy TouchSmart m6-n010dx Laptop; 15.6″ 720p Touch; AMD A10-5750M / 3,700; AMD Radeon HD 8650G; 6GB RAM; 750GB; No DVD; Windows 8; $499.99 Best Buy Now.

Budget-Class HP Pavilion with Faster Intel Core i7

  • The HP Pavilion 15-p100dx is the cheapest laptop with an Intel Core i7 dual-core processor, a step up performance-wise over the i5. It also has capacious RAM and HDD, but otherwise is just another budget machine.

HP Pavilion 15-p100dx Laptop; 15.6″ 720p; Intel Core i7-4510U / 3,900; Intel HD 4400; 6GB; 750GB HDD; DVD; Windows 8; $499.99 Best Buy Now.

Dell’s Convertible 13.3-Incher

  • Another 360-degree convertible notebook at a great price. The 13.3-inch Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series i7347-50sLV, which ads IPS tech and an Intel Core i3 processor to the mix at a bit of extra cost. It’s a good alternative to the Lenovo Yoga Pro series selling for around $1,000.

Dell Inspiron i7347-50sLV 2-in-1; 13.3″ 720p Touch IPS; Intel Core i3-4010U / 2,500; Intel HD; 4GB RAM; 500GB HDD; No DVD; Windows 8; $519.99 Amazon.

Premium-Class Dell Inspiron Laptops with Touch

  • These two Inspirons are premium-class laptops, featuring excellent computing performance, better-than-average displays, and large RAM and HDDs. They’re Full HD and sport IPS technology.

Dell Inspiron I7547 – 3020SLV Laptop; 15.6″ 1080p Full HD Touch IPS; Intel Core i5-4210U / 3,600; Intel HD 4400; 6GB; 1000GB HDD; No DVD; Windows 8; $649.99 Best Buy Now.

Dell Inspiron I7547 – 4020SLV Laptop; 15.6″ 1080p Full HD Touch IPS; Intel Core i7-4510U / 3,900; Intel HD 4400; 8GB RAM; 1000GB HDD; No DVD; Windows 8; $779.99 Best Buy Now.

Asus 15.6″ Convertibles

  • The Asus Q502LA-BBI5T12 is a premium-class and modern 15.6-inch laptop with a convertible touch design and Full HD IPS display. It’s on sale at Best Buy during Cyber Monday and following week with $50 instant off. Alternatively, the similar Asus Flip TP500L sold by Microsoft is cheaper, but lacks IPS and keyboard backlight.

Asus Q502LA-BBI5T12 2-in-1; 15.6″ 1080p Full HD IPS Touch; Intel Core i5-4210U / 3,600; Intel HD 4400; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD; No DVD; Windows 8; $749.99 Best Buy Now.

Asus Flip TP500L Signature Edition 2-in-1; 15.6″ 1080p Full HD Touch; Intel Core i5-4210U / 3,600; Intel HD 4400; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD; No DVD; Windows 8; $649.99 Microsoft Store Now.

HP’s Big-Screen 17.3″ Full HD Touch Laptop

  • The HP Envy TouchSmart m7-k111dx offers a plenty of screen real estate and excellent components in a slim chassis. Highlights are a 17.3″ Full HD display with touch support, Intel’s i7 dual-core processor, Nvidia dedicated graphics, and large 12GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. Best Buy offers a $100 instant off discount during Cyber Monday and following week.

HP Envy TouchSmart m7-k111dx Laptop; 17.3″ 1080p Touch; Intel Core i7-4510U / 3,900; Nvidia GeForce 840M 2GB; 12GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD; Windows 8; $899.99 Best Buy Now.

Surface Pro 3 Black Friday Deals at Microsoft Store, Best Buy

  • Microsoft Store and Best Buy were offering on Black Friday $100-$150 instant savings on the Microsoft Surface 3 tablet. The deals are still available and will be hopefully valid during Cyber Monday and later. Eligible are models with 128GB or more storage. They regularly start at $999.99. The keyboard cover isn’t included in the price.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet; 12″ 1440p IPS Touch; Intel Core i5-4300U / 3,750 or i7-4650U / 4,200; Intel HD 4400; 4GB or 8GB RAM; 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB SSD; No DVD; Windows 8; $899.99 Microsoft Store Now, $899.99 Best Buy Now.

Premium HP Envy 2-in-1 Laptop with Detachable Keyboard

  • The HP Envy 15-c001dx is a 15.6-inch 2-in-1 PC with detachable keyboard deck and higher-end specs. The screen is a Full HD IPS one and the laptop is powered by the mid-range but very power-efficient Intel Core M-70 processor. The hard drive is helped by SSD-based cache for faster responsiveness.

HP Envy 15-c001dx 2-in-1; 15.6″ 1080p Full HD IPS Touch; Intel Core M-70 (5Y70) / 2,850; Intel HD 5300; 8GB RAM; 500GB HDD + 16GB SSD; No DVD; Windows 8; $899.99 Best Buy Now.

    Small and Affordable Gaming Laptop by Alienware

  • The Alienware 13 is on this list as the cheapest laptop with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M dedicated video card, the best graphics solution for gaming on a budget.

Dell Alienware 13 Gaming Laptop; 13.3″ 720p; Intel Core i5-4210U / 3,600; Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 2GB; 8GB RAM; 500GB HDD + 8GB SSD; No DVD; Windows 8; $999.99 Dell Now.

Popular Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Convertible with High-Res Display

  • The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is one of the most popular premium-class notebooks and 2-in-1 PCs on the market. The discounted configuration has an excellent Intel i7 processor. A solid state drive and a 13.3″ display with an extremely high resolution above HD are standard on the Yoga 2 Pro. Best Buy sells the i7 model with a $150 instant off.

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro 59418309 2-in-1; 13.3″ 1800p Ultra HD IPS Touch; Intel Core i7-4510U / 3,900; Intel HD 4400; 8GB RAM; 256GB SSD; No DVD; Windows 8; $1049.99 Best Buy Now.

4K Gaming Laptop by Lenovo

  • The Lenovo Y50 is not just a decent gaming laptop, but also the cheapest one with a high-resolution 4K display.

Lenovo Y50 UHD Gaming Laptop; 15.6″ 2160p 4K UHD; Intel Core i7-4700HQ / 8,050; Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 2GB; 8GB RAM; 1000GB HDD + 8GB SSD; No DVD; Windows 8; $1,199.99 Lenovo Now.

Least Expensive Laptop with Nvidia GeForce 970M Video Card

  • Since, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 900M graphics card series have been announced just recently, you can’t expect great discounts on them. The Asus G751-series model below is the most affordable notebook with a 900M series GPU, the 970M precisely.

Asus ROG G751JT-CH71 Gaming Laptop; 17.3″ 1080p Full HD; Intel Core i7-4710HQ / 8,050; Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M 3GB; 16GB; 1000GB HDD; DVD; Windows 8; $1,499.99 Amazon Now

Cyber Monday Coupons for Laptops and Tablets with Windows

Lenovo store offers 5% savings on top of instant off on all Lenovo ThinkPad laptops and tablets. Free shipping. The coupon code for the deal is SAV5THINKPAD . The offer is valid now and will last till December 5th, 2014. Lenovo Store

Also, you can save $1,300 off a 13″ Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2, Windows version, if you use eCoupon BFYT213WIN . The offer is valid from November till November 30th, 2014. Lenovo Store

On Cyber Monday, December 1st 2014, you can save 30% on the 17.3-inch HP Pavilion 17z Best Value Laptop (SKU: K4R05AV) with coupon code 30HPPAV17Z at the HP Home Store. Quantities are limited.

Also on Cyber Monday, you’ll be able to get 20% off the 15.6-inch HP ENVY 15t Slim Touch Laptop. Use the coupon code ENVY15t20OFF at the checkout at HP’s online store. Limited quantities.

HP Home Store

Note: Last updated on 11/30/2014. Check back soon for more deals.

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Danijel is a tech blogger who founded Laptoping in 2006. His specialty are Windows-based mobile PCs, from tablets and ultraportables to full blown gaming laptops.

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  2. Thank you for this EXCELLENT information – very useful to ‘clueless’ buyers such as myself.
    Where would you rate this contender:
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/38192990 ?
    Thanks for any thoughts! (I am guessing the limited processing speed shouldn’t be an issue since we can only get 1.5kbps internet speed at our house, don’t do any gaming, and it comes with Skype installed, which is the “fastest” thing we do.) ?
    Thanks!!!

  3. Does the HP Envy TouchSmart m6-n015dx allow for a SSD upgrade? I’ve been looking for specs to see if it has a SATA _III or SATA II but can’t find anything

      • Thanks Daniel. this is the one.ill be getting. price bumped back up $200 and my heart dropped a bit but I’m guessing it will drop back come cyber Monday

  4. My 15yr old is looking for a laptop that can handle gaming and video/ photo editing. Is the Dell Inspiron 5000 I5545 2500SLV from Sams the best option under $400 at this time?
    Please keep us posted if you see any better offers come out gaming/graphics and thanks so much for breaking all this down!

    • The problem with the AMD A10 CPU in the Dell Inspiron at Sam’s is that it’s a just released one, so no graphics benchmarks are available yet. But it is expected to match or slightly surpass performance of the well-known Intel i5-4210U with Intel HD 4400 graphics. If you want to risk a bit, go for it. Otherwise, the Dell Inspiron 15 i15547-5033sLV at Microsoft Store for the same price on Black Friday and with the Intel i5/HD 4400 is a safer bet and is one of the best laptop deals this year. Here’s what gaming looks like on the Intel HD 4400: http://laptoping.com/haswells-intel-hd-4400-gaming-and-benchmarks-round-up.html

      • After browsing and checking out your links I’m leaning towards the Microsoft offer. Both laptops really do seem pretty compatible but it also seems like Microsoft has a bit more to offer through the warranty, customer service, and virus protection on the “Signature” series. The touchscreen is also a plus and from what I’m reading you get a bit more out of the battery as well.
        Thank you so much for your expertise, it’s such a major purchase for us..

  5. I am looking to buy my daughter a laptop this holiday season. I have narrowed it down to the Dell Inspiron 15 i15547-5033sLV Signature Edition Laptop for 399 at microsoft.com and this HP Envy TouchSmart m6-n015dx Laptop with Touch, Intel i5 for 499 from best buy. In your opinion which is the better deal? Some details: light to moderate gaming, school work, watch streams, skype.

    • If you can spend $100 more, the HP is a better option. It’s overall better equipped, although it has a smaller hard drive of 750GB vs 1000GB.

      First, the HP uses a faster full-voltage i5 version with slightly faster Intel HD 4600 graphics, instead of the ultra-low-voltage i5 with HD 4400 in the Dell. In everyday tasks, the difference won’t be noticeable and both chips are perfect for that, but when you throw something more demanding at them like high-resolution photo editing, the difference will be noticeable. Gaming on the HP will be slightly smoother than on the Dell, although both aren’t suitable for heavier games like Crysis or Battlefield. Minecraft, League of Legends and such will work fine.

      In addition, the HP has touchscreen, keyboard backlight, subwoofer speaker, and overall looks better IMO. On the negative side, it is a bit heavier and the battery life will be probably shorter than on the Dell.

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  7. I notice Bluetooth is absent on these laptops. I wonder if a USB Bluetooth adapter would work ok. I have several I bought for a few bucks on Amazon!
    Thanks

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  9. I’m looking at either the Asus Q550LF-BBI7T07 or the Samsung ATIV Book 8 NP880Z5E-X01UB. Any insight you can provide on these 2 laptops? Thanks

    • I haven’t used these laptops, so I can comment only on their specs. Generally, the only big improvement you get with the Samsung for additional $100 (it’s $1,100 right now and Asus is $1,000) is a faster processor. The i7-3635QM quad-core in the Samsung is much better performance-wise than the Asus’ i7-4500U: ~6,500 Pasmark CPU points versus ~3,700. On the other hand the i7-4500U runs cooler and consumer much less energy. The Nvidia GPU in the Asus is slightly better than the Radeon HD in the Samsung. As you’ve probably already noticed, in other aspects these notebooks offer nearly identical specs, so my conclusion is that you should go for the Samsung only if you do a lot of CPU-intensive tasks like video editing or for instance work large RAW image files and if you prefer its design. In normal daily tasks, you won’t notice much difference between the two.

  10. Can you tell me which is a better computer for college, please?

    Lenovo IdeaPad S400 or the Toshiba C55-A5308

    • Advantages of the C55:

      Faster processor, (athough the S400 has also a CPU quite capable for college tasks if they’re Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web…)
      Larger hard drive
      Slightly bigger screen (but the screen resolution is the same on both laptops)
      Built-in DVD burner
      Separate numeric pad for those who enter a lot of numeric data
      Easier RAM and HDD upgrades via the bottom doors
      Removeable battery.
      Cheaper

      Advantages of the Lenovo S400 (model added in the table above):

      Lighter weight (Amazon says its 5.5 pounds, but it’s actually about 4.6)
      More stylish design (the Toshiba looks like a 4-5-year old model, whereas the S400 is a sleek 0.9″ thin modern-looking machine versus Toshiba’s 1.3″ chassis)
      I personally prefer Lenovo’s keyboard (AccuType) over Toshiba’s. The keys simply feel better and have a better tactile feedback for more accurate typing.

  11. Hi,

    I need a laptop to listen to music, do college work, and use skype. Which laptop do you suggest me? I want a Toshiba or Lenovo.

    Which of these laptops could be the best for me and which is the difference?

    1.

    Toshiba C55-a5386 Notebook Pc Intel Core I3-3120m Processor, 4gb Ddr3 Sdram, 500gb 5400rpm Hard Drive, 15.6″ Hd Trubrite Display (1366 X 768). Supermulti Dvd Burner $390

    2.

    Lenovo IdeaPad S400 14.0-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Silver Grey) $450

    3.

    Toshiba – Satellite 15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop – 4GB Memory – 750GB Hard Drive – Satin Black

    Model: C55DT-A5306 $379.99

    Also, I want to know if it is an error to buy a touchscreen laptop?

    Thank you!

    • From these three I would exclude the #3 Toshiba because of a slower CPU than on the #1 Toshiba and Lenovo (I assume you’re considering this Lenovo model: http://amzn.to/1jSK13j ). The #1 Toshiba has the fastest processor among these, but the Lenovo doesn’t lag behind much and is quite suitable for all the tasks you listed. Touchscreen does add to the overall price of a laptop with it, but it certainly isn’t an error buying it if the price of the laptop is reasonable like on the S400. Why not trying out a new (and IMO very convenient) way for interaction with Windows and apps? Overall, the Toshiba #1 is a better choice only if you really want to have a slightly larger screen than the Lenovo (but both have the same resolution / space for OS and apps) and you really need a DVD burner. Otherwise, the Lenovo S400 is more portable, has touchscreen, and looks more stylish.

        • No, it isn’t. If you want to check out other C55 models with touch, you should look for models with T in their name. The C55t are models with Intel CPUs and touch, while the C55Dt are AMD-based models with touch. Those with only C55- and C55D- are not touch.

          • My budget is maximum of $450
            I dont care if it is touch or not. I just need a good laptop, but i would prefer a toshiba or lenovo
            Thank you

          • Hi, i was seeing this discussion, and I was wondering if it is not a bad decision to buy a laptop in Amazon. It is a reliable webpage for laptops?

          • Yes, Amazon is one of the best known and most popular online retailers, so I don’t see any problem buying a laptop there. You can also check out Best Buy, Microsoft Store, Newegg, TigerDirect and others as well as directly HP, Lenovo, Dell store, etc.

  12. Can you tell me which is the better computer (I need to replace my laptop since my kids broke mine the other day by bouncing on the bed and dropping it on the floor!):

    1. Toshiba C55-A5308 Laptop – 4GB memory; 750GB hard drive;
    15.6″ HD display; 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i3 processor; Windows 8
    Best Buy: $349 package

    2. Lenovo G500 15.6″ Laptop – 4GB Memory – 1TB Hard Drive (Model: 59399508)
    3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5-3230M processor
    Best Buy: $399 this weekend

    I know the Toshiba doesn’t list the processor speed, but wondered if one was better than the other. I had a Toshiba Satellite and other than the casing cracking last year and needing to be replaced, I’ve had no problems with it – the speed is good, etc.

    I basically use mine for Internet stuff (usually have lots of tabs open), Word or similar document work, and pictures/music downloads/uploads. My friends have said I should just get a tablet instead of a new laptop because I do carry it around the house from room to room with me and usually end up lugging the laptop cord around, too.

    Therefore, I’ve had my eye also on the iPad Air and the Google Nexus 10. Do you have an opinion on either of those and which is the better to use for my purposes (and I would also get a case with a keyboard for a hybrid feel to the tablet).

    Thanks much!

    • If you don’t do video editing and work with large images in Photoshop often, you’ll be fine with the Toshiba C55-A5308, but if you do you should go for the Lenovo which has a faster processor. In my opinion, Windows is still superior over iPads and Google Android tablets when it comes to productivity and since you said you work with documents I think Windows is a way to go. Plus, it’s better for multi-tab web surfing (if you have at least 4GB of RAM and an Intel Pentium, Core i3 / i5 / i7 processor). I have one suggestion regarding portability: for $499.99 you can get the HP Split X2 13-g110dx listed in the table above. It’s much more portable than the 15.6-inchers and you can detach the screen and use it as a classic tablet, while still having performance of the Core i3 CPU for multiple browser tabs and office work. It’s really worth spending $100 more and get a device which is both a tablet and a laptop and has a longer battery life. More about the Split X2: http://laptoping.com/hp-split-x2-13-m110dx-x2-laptoptablet-hybrid.html If your budget is up to $400 another similar option is the Asus Transformer Book T100 http://laptoping.com/asus-transformer-book-t100ta-c1-gr-cheap-hybrid-with-64gb-ssd.html, but it isn’t fast enough if you do productivity on daily basis.

      • Thank you so much for your input! A follow up question…

        I don’t know much about the laptop/tablet hybrids. What would be the benefit of one of those as opposed to a Google Nexus 10 or an Apple ipad Air, especially if I get a cover with a keyboard attached to it?

        • If you just watch Youtube videos, read magazines, and play online games, you won’t notice much difference between a Windows 8 tablet, iPad, and Google Nexus, but for me it’s much easier to do text document or spreadsheet editing on a Windows 8 device, because it’s designed for both keyboard/mouse and touch. On the other side keyboard/mouse is only an alternative use on Android tabs and iPads and use of mouse pointer and keyboard shortcuts (for copy/paste, letter selection etc) isn’t even close in terms of usability to Windows devices. In addition, Microsoft Word and MS Office can be installed only on Windows PCs. There are alternatives to Office for iPads and Android, but they still lag behind MS Office.

          Another thing is support for external devices such as printers, scanners, external hard drives, etc, which is much better on Windows tablets. Also, multi-user setups aren’t available on iPad / Android. Plus, if you choose a Win tablet / hybrid with an Intel Core i3 / i5 or i7 it’ll do most of the tasks way faster than current iPad / Android slates, like web browsing with many tabs opened, image editing, office docs editing etc. There are also Windows tablet-laptops with Intel Atom processors, but they’re about equal with CPUs in the latest iPad / Android tablets and are designed for only light tasks.

  13. danjijel Im looking for a good laptop for school, something that is fast high speed with good memory and good for internet and college papers etc….I was thinking the toshiba satellite however Ive never used this brand of computer.

    • Can you tell me your screen-size preference and budget? Do you need a DVD burner? The Toshiba Satellite is a popular brand, but there are different variations of it. For instance, the Satellite C-series such as C55 has a plastic body and basic specifications, whereas the P-series such as the P55 have classy aluminum cases and optionally high-end components like quad-core processors, dedicated video cards for gaming, and nice features like full HD displays and keyboard backlight. It all depends on the model you choose.

  14. This is the best black friday computer comparison that I’ve found. Really appreciate all the research/info provided. It’s quite confusing for a novice computer buyer to wade through all the differences and this helped me pick the “right” choice based on cost and functionality. Thank you so much!

  15. Although the Lenovo Y510p gaming laptop for $857 is a great Black Friday deal, it’s sad to see that the PC maker has actually increased the price from previously discounted $799.

  16. My girlfriend is bringing a cheap laptop for my college tasks to the EU. I have a desktop for my high-performance programs, what can you recommend? The only programs I’m going to run are Word, Excel, an internet browser and SPSS/Matlab. Is a Celeron 1037U enough for this? Should I look for a 2020M processor? The Toshiba models are appealing to me, so I would have to choose between a C55-5300, a C55-5302 (not listed here) or a C55-5308.

    • I’m not even sure about Matlab, which seems a whole lot more requiring than other programs. What I basically need for my Master’s (IB) is something that runs statistical data programs pretty smoothly.

      • Even in light tasks you described, you’ll notice the speed difference between these models. For comparison, the Celeron 1037U has 1739 passmark.com CPU points, the 2020M has 2315, and the expected Core i3 3110M or 3120M in the A5308 model are rated at 3,064 / 3,307. Therefore, the latter is the best choice for you out of these three models. You’ve also maybe noticed the Toshiba Satellite C55-A5285 with the i3-3120M for $300 in the table. It’s basically the same laptop as the A5308 plus larger 6GB RAM for $50 less, but with no bundled extras.

  17. The HP Envy 15t (#809193) from Costco is 8 gb and not 16. Where did u find the processor info? I cannot even find a model number. I want to know the screen resolution.

    • Yeah, it’s 8GB. An error on our end, sorry. The model is listed in the Costco Black Friday ad. The ad says it has a quad-core 4th Gen i7 and the i7-4700MQ is the only quad-core 4th Gen i7 CPU among the HP 15t configurations so I think the same CPU is in the #809193. They haven’t published a page on costco.com for that item number, so we have no info on the screen resolution yet, but we’ll update the table above as soon as we get the specs.

      • Out of the Black Friday laptops, I am seriously considering this Costco model. What do you think of it? I only really want an HP and leaning heavily to an Envy… This seems like a good (not wow but good) deal.

        • The announced 809193 Costco model is the fastest $600 laptop for this Black Friday so far according to ads. If you add a quad-speaker system, great aluminum build-quality and keyboard with nice tactile response (and maybe backlight option included) the deal is probably the best choice for shoppers with a 600-dollar budget and no touchscreen preference. The only questions remaining are the screen resolution, keyboard backlight, and battery life, but even if it has a 1366×768 screen and no key backlight, the deal is still great. You can check out the live images of the HP 15t in a post about the same laptop with the old i5 chip (15-j011dx): http://laptoping.com/hp-envy-15-j011dx-standard-15-6-laptop-with-quad-speakers.html . It will be on sale for $500.

          • Since Costco claims you save $150, could this be the one they are selling: – Item #824897 ? Can you see any way around shipping? I think its ridiculous to charge $30 shipping when no other store is charging!

            I don’t need to worry about battery life so this might be what I am going to go for. A backlight keyboard and better screen resolution would be amazing as well but they are not deal breakers for me.

          • I’m not sure, the pricing and specs do match up, but the item numbers are totally different, so maybe there is some difference. It looks like there’s no way to avoid shipping charges…

            You can also wait to see if there will be any Black Friday or regular coupons for HP’s official store. They have the same laptop there, it’s called the 15t-j100 Quad Edition. It’s $830 now with the i7/8GB/1TB + keyboard backlight. Full HD adds $50 to the price. If HP delivers a good enough coupon, you’ll maybe be able to get a better deal if you buy directly from them. Unfortunately, HP site charges shipping as well.

          • I received a response form costco. “Unfortunately we do not have a model number to provide. That information was not entered into our system and we apologize for that inconvenience.

            The information for the screen is: 15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366×768). This computer does not have a backlit keyboard.”

          • 2 last comments: no optical drive and this laptop is specific for their store /sale. I am going to get it unless HP has a great coupon so I can build my own.

          • The BestBuy deal HP Envy m6-k025dx seems more better than the costco one. For 600$ you get 4th gen i5 and 1080p along with backlit keyboard.

          • Yeah, I agree. the Envy m6 a better deal for the most of users. The 809193 at Costco is better only for those who primarily want ultimate CPU performance for video editing and other heavy tasks, since the the i7-4700MQ inside it is a real beast.

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