Cyber Monday 2016 Laptop, 2-in-1, Tablet PC Deals & Coupons

Laptop, 2-in-1 & Tablet PC Deals - Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016

The Cyber Monday 2016 sales are great opportunities to buy computers at deeply discounted prices. Our selection of the best Windows-based Cyber Monday 2016 notebook, 2-in-1, and tablet PC deals and coupons is listed on this page. The page will be updated as new deals arrive.

The first part of the page are instant off deals for specific products, while the second section is dedicated to coupon codes and general discounts.

Best Instant Off Cyber Monday 2016 Deals on Laptops, Tablets, and 2-in-1 PCs

This deals list includes instant savings on Windows-based mobile PCs – laptops, 2-in-1s and tablets. Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers without enough value for the money have been omitted, such as cheap but barely usable tablets or discounted but still pricey models considering the specs and features. On the other hand, we have added some regularly affordable and good value devices to the mix.

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

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


Dell Inspiron 11 3000 3162 cheap basic mini-laptop (description); 11.6″ 1366×768 display; Intel Celeron N3050 CPU / 900 points; Intel HD graphics; 2GB RAM; 32GB eMMC; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $99.99 Dell Store (sold out)


RCA Cambio cheap basic 2-in-1 tablet with detachable keyboard (description); 10.1″ 1280×800 display; Intel Atom Z3735F CPU / 900 points; Intel HD graphics; 2GB RAM; 32GB eMMC; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $99.99 Walmart Now.


HP 14t cheap laptop (V1X83AV_1); 14″ 1366×768 display; Intel Celeron N3060 CPU / 1,000 points; Intel HD graphics; 2GB RAM; 32GB eMMC; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $169.99 HP Store Now.


HP 14-an013nr cheap Full HD laptop (description); 14″ 1920×1080 IPS display; AMD E2-7110 CPU / 2,150 points; Radeon R2 graphics; 4GB RAM; 32GB eMMC; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $199.99 Amazon Now.


Dell Inpsiron i3000-101SLV cheap 2-in-1 PC (description); 11.6″ 1366×768 IPS touch display; Intel Celeron N3050 CPU / 900 points; Intel HD graphics; 2GB RAM; 32GB eMMC; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $237.99 Amazon Now.


HP 15-ba018wm 15.6″ entry-level laptop (description); 15.6″ display; AMD E2-7110 CPU / 2,150 points; Radeon R2 integrated graphics; 4GB RAM; 500GB HDD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $239.99 Walmart Now.


Lenovo IdeaPad 110 affordable laptop; 15.6″ 1366×768 display; AMD A6-9200 mid-range CPU; Radeon R5 integrated graphics; 4GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $249.00 Lenovo Store – use coupon code: CYBERMONDAY02 Now.


HP 15-f222wm entry-level touch laptop (description); 15.6″ touch display; Intel Pentium N3540 CPU / 1,850 points; Intel HD graphics; 4GB RAM; 500GB HDD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; 289.99 Walmart Now.


Acer Aspire ES1-572-31KW mid-range laptop (description); 15.6″ 1366×768 display; Intel Core i3-6100U CPU / ~3,500 points; Intel HD 520 graphics; 4GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $299.99 Amazon Now.


HP Pavilion 15z cheap mid-range laptop; 15.6″ 1366×768 display; AMD A9-9410 CPU / ~2,650 points; AMD Radeon R5 graphics; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $299.99 HP Store Now.


HP 17z cheap mid-tier laptop with big display; 17.3″ 1600×900 display; AMD A9-9410 CPU / ~2,650 points; AMD Radeon R5 graphics; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $329.99 HP Store Now.


Dell Inspiron 11 3000 3168 affordable full-size 2-in-1 touch laptop (description); 11.6″ 1366×768 touch display; Intel Pentium N3710 CPU / 1,800 points; Intel HD graphics; 4GB RAM; 500GB HDD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $329.99 Dell Store Now.


HP 17 laptop bundle (17.3″ W2N16UA#ABA laptop, sleve, and mouse); 17.3″ 1600×900 display; AMD A8-7410 CPU / ~2,600 points; AMD Radeon R5 graphics; 4GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $349.99 HP Store Now.


Lenovo IdeaPad 310 cheap mid-range laptop (description); 15.6″ 1366×768 display; AMD A10-9600P / ~3,800 points; Radeon R5 integrated graphics; 12GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $329.00 Lenovo Store – use coupon code: DOORBUSTERS02 Now.


Asus F556UA-AB32 cheap Full HD laptop; 15.6″ 1920×1080 display; Intel Core i3-6100U CPU / ~3,500 points; Intel HD 520 graphics; 4GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $349.00 Amazon Now.


Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5568 affordable full-size 2-in-1 touch laptop (description); 15.6″ 1366×768 touch IPS display; Intel Pentium 4405 CPU / 3,000 points; Intel HD graphics; 4GB RAM; 500GB HDD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $399.99 Dell Store Now.


HP 15-ay013nr cheap mid-range Full HD laptop (description); 15.6″ 1920×1080 display; Intel Core i5-6200U CPU / ~3,900 points; Intel HD 520 graphics; 8GB RAM; 128GB SSD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $399.99 Amazon Now.


Dell Inspiron 15 i5559-4682SLV Signature Edition mid-range touchscreen Full HD laptop (description); 15.6″ 1920×1080 touch display; Intel Core i5-6200U CPU / ~3,900 points; Intel HD 520 graphics; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $399.99 Microsoft Store Now.


HP 17-X121DX (SKU: 5623243) mid-tier laptop with large screen (description); 17.3″ 1600×900 display; Intel Core i5-7200U CPU / ~4,700 points; Intel HD 620 graphics; 4GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $369.99 Best Buy Now.


Lenovo Flex 4 14″ 2-in-1 touch laptop; 14″ 1920×1080 IPS touch display; i3-6100U CPU / ~3,500 points; Intel HD 520 integrated graphics; 4GB RAM; 500GB HDD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $449.00 Lenovo Store – use coupon code: DOORBUSTER13 Now.


Lenovo IdeaPad 510 basic gaming laptop; 15.6″ 1920×1080 IPS display; Intel Core i5-7200U CPU / ~4,700 points; Nvidia GeForce 940MX 4GB video card; 6GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $499.00 Lenovo Store – use coupon code: CYBERMONDAY01 Now.


Acer Aspire E5-575G-53VG entry-level gaming laptop (description); 15.6″ 1920×1080 display; Intel Core i5-6200U CPU / ~3,900 points; Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2GB video card; 8GB RAM; 256GB SSD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $499.99 Amazon Now.


HP Envy x360 15t premium 2-in-1 touch laptop (description); 15.6″ 1920×1080 touch IPS display; Intel Core i5-7200U CPU / ~5,300 points; Intel HD 620 graphics; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $549.99 HP Store Now.


HP Pavilion 15t cheap gaming laptop (T9Y85AV_1); 15.6″ 1920×1080 IPS display; Intel Core i5-6300HQ CPU / ~5,800 points; Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 2GB video card; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $549.99 HP Store Now.


HP Envy 15t higher-end laptop (description); 15.6″ 1920×1080 IPS display; Intel Core i7-7500U CPU / ~5,300 points; Intel HD 620 graphics; 6GB RAM; 1TB HDD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $549.99 HP Store Now.


Lenovo IdeaPad 510s upper-mid-range laptop; 15.6″ 1920×1080 IPS display; Intel Core i7-6500U CPU / ~4,350 points; Intel HD 620 graphics; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $579.00 Lenovo Store Now.


HP Pavilion 17t cheap gaming laptop; 17.3″ 1920×1080 IPS display; Intel Core i5-6300HQ CPU / ~5,800 points; Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 2GB video card; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $599.99 HP Store Now.


HP Envy 17t higher-end big-screen laptop; 17.3″ 1920×1080 IPS display; Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU / ~8,000 points; Intel HD 530 graphics; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $599.99 HP Store Now.


HP Envy 15t higher-end touch laptop (W9C44AV_1) (description); 15.6″ 1920×1080 touch IPS display; Intel Core i7-7500U CPU / ~5,300 points; Intel HD 620 graphics; 8GB RAM; 256GB SSD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $629.99 HP Store Now.


Lenovo Ideapad Y700 14 gaming laptop; 14″ 1920×1080 IPS display; i5-6300HQ CPU / ~5,800 points; AMD Radeon R9 M375 4GB video card; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $649.00 Lenovo Store – use coupon code: DOORBUSTER16 Now.


Lenovo Ideapad 700 gaming laptop; 15.6″ 1920×1080 IPS display; i5-6300HQ CPU / ~5,800 points; NVIDIA GeForce GTX950 4GB video card; 12GB RAM; 256GB SSD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $699.00 Lenovo Store – use coupon code: DOORBUSTER7 Now.


Lenovo Yoga 900 premium 2-in-1 touch laptop; 13.3″ 3200×1800 QHD+ IPS touch display; Intel Core i7-6560U / ~4,750 points; Intel Iris 540 integrated graphics; 8GB RAM; 256GB SSD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $699.00 Lenovo Store Now.


HP Omen 15.6″ Gaming Laptop PC; 15.6″ 1920×1080 IPS display; Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core CPU / ~8,000 points; Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 2GB video card; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $749.99 HP Now.


Lenovo ThinkPad T460s business laptop; 14″ 1920×1080 IPS display; Intel Core i5-6200U CPU / ~3,900 points; Intel HD 520 graphics; 4GB RAM; 128GB SSD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $707.00 Lenovo Store Now.


HP Envy x360 15t premium 2-in-1 touch laptop (W0Z96AV_1) (description); 15.6″ 1920×1080 touch IPS display; Intel Core i7-7500U CPU / ~5,300 points; Intel HD 620 graphics; 16GB RAM; 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $749.99 HP Store Now.


Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (description); 15.6″ 1920×1080 IPS display; Intel Core i5-6300HQ quad-core CPU / ~5,800 points; Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 4GB video card; 8GB RAM; 256GB SSD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $749.99 Amazon Now


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultra-thin business-class laptop; 14″ 1920×1080 IPS display; Intel Core i5-6200U CPU / ~3,900 points; Intel HD 520 graphics; 8GB RAM; 128GB SSD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $761.00 Lenovo Store Now.


Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet with pen; 12.3″ 2736×1824 touch IPS display; Intel Core i5-6300U CPU / 4,250 points; Intel HD 520 graphics; 4GB RAM; 128GB SSD; no DVD; Windows 10 Pro; $795.99 Amazon Now.


Lenovo Y700 gaming laptop; 15.6″ 1920×1080 IPS display; i5-6300HQ CPU / ~5,800 points; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4GB video card; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $799.00 Lenovo Store – use coupon code: DOORBUSTER5 Now.


HP Envy 17t big-screen touch laptop (W0Q29AV_1); 17.3″ 1920×1080 touch IPS display; Intel Core i7-7500U CPU / ~5,300 points; Intel HD 620 graphics; 12GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $799.99 HP Store Now.


MSI GL62 6QF-1278 gaming laptop; 15.6″ 1920×1080 display; Intel Core i5-6300HQ CPU / ~5,800 points; Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 2GB video card; 16GB RAM; 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $849.00 Amazon Now.


Asus FX502VM gaming laptop; 15.6″ 1920×1080 display; i5-6300HQ CPU / ~5,800 points; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB video card; 16GB RAM; 1TB HDD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $899.00 Amazon Now.


Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-79LX gaming laptop; 17.3″ 1920×1080 IPS display; Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU / ~8,000 points; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB video card; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $899.00 Amazon Now.


Asus ROG GL752VW-DH71 gaming laptop (description); 17.3″ 1920×1080 IPS display; Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU / ~8,000 points; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 2GB video card; 16GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $899.00 Amazon Now.


HP Envy 17t big-screen touch laptop (Y7C72AV_1); 17.3″ 1920×1080 touch IPS display; Intel Core i7-7500U CPU / ~5,300 points; Intel HD 620 graphics; 16GB RAM; 512GB SSD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $899.99 HP Store Now.


Lenovo ThinkPad P50 mobile workstation; 15.6″ 1920×1080 IPS display; Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU / ~8,000 points; NVIDIA Quadro M1000M 4GB video card; 8GB RAM; 500GB HDD; no DVD; Windows 10 Home; $928.85 Lenovo Store Now.


Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet bundle with Type Cover keyboard and pen; 12.3″ 2736×1824 touch IPS display; Intel Core i5-6300U CPU / 4,250 points; Intel HD 520 graphics; 8GB RAM; 256GB SSD; no DVD; Windows 10 Pro; $999.99 Microsoft Store Now.


Asus ROG G751JY-VS71(WX) high-end gaming laptop; 17.3″ 1920×1080 display; Intel Core i7-4720HQ CPU / ~8,000 points; Nvidia GeForce 980M 4GB video card; 16GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD; Windows 10 Home; $1,115.99 Amazon Now.


Microsoft Surface Book 2-in-1 laptop PC; 13.5″ 3000×2000 touch IPS display (detachable); Intel Core i5-6300U CPU / 4,250 points; Intel HD integrated graphics; 8GB RAM; 128GB SSD; no DVD; Windows 10 Pro; $1,249.00 Microsoft Store Now. (Note: You have to select $1249 configuration on the chart menu. The default one is $1899.)


Microsoft Surface Book 2-in-1 laptop PC with Nvidia GPU; 13.5″ 3000×2000 touch IPS display (detachable); Intel Core i5-6300U CPU / 4,250 points; Nvidia GeForce video card (in the base part); 8GB RAM; 256GB SSD; no DVD; Windows 10 Pro; $1,499.00 Microsoft Store Now.


2016 Cyber Monday Coupons and Other Deals

Amazon has announced that they will offer more than 75,000 deals during the week of Cyber Monday. New deals will be releasing every five minutes. Regarding computers, they announced 30% off select HP notebooks but also many other PCs are expected to be on sale. Even after Cyber Monday week Amazon will continue with their holiday Lightning Deals. They will last though December 22th 2016. Link: Amazon Deals

Walmart has numerous laptop and other PCs on their Cyber Monday / Cyber Week deals list, besides those specific models listed above. Check them out here.

Coupons:

Besides the Lenovo Store deals listed above, the PC maker has numerous Yoga, IdeaPad, and ThinkPad laptops, 2-in-1s and tablets on sale. Some of them require coupon codes, which can be found on the official Lenovo Deals page near each item on sale.

HP Store gives its customers a possibility to “save $10 on a $60 purchase of select HP products” with coupon code BFCM16. There’s no info on when the coupon expires. Visit HP Store.

Note: The list is under development. Stay tuned for more Cyber Monday 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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  1. Hey,

    I will be editing a lot of HD video on a laptop. Is there anything below $900 on this list that you would recommend? I’d like to keep it between $600 and $800 if possible but I don’t want something painfully slow either.

    Much appreciated!

    • I would look for two or three things. My processor preference for video editing is the quad-core i7 series. In the list on this page there are a couple of laptops with it. In particular, with the i7-6700HQ and one with the older-generation i7-4720HQ. Both perform very similar. The dual-core i7 and i5 can be also decent for movie making, but the quad-core has a noticeable advantage when you load the CPU with video encoding. I don’t know whether your video editing software supports GPU acceleration. If it does, a laptop with a quad-core i7 and a dedicated video card like the Nvidia GeForce 940M or above is a good investment. Finally, IPS display is a must. You don’t want to deal with narrow viewing angles and color distortion of TN panels while editing videos.

  2. I’m really interested in the Dell Signature Edition on MS Store. What do you guys think about it? Worth the money?

    • A great deal if you take into account price, performance, and features. The only important drawback might be a lack of IPS for wide viewing angles. Also, I prefer SSD storage, but at the price point HDD is OK.

  3. Looking for a little advice if not too far past Cyber Monday. I actually purchased the Costco 1014333 – HP Envy 17. The main specs that drew me were the I7-5500U with a 4GB NVIDEA 850M and 17″ IPS for $699. I’ve since seen an HP Envy 15T Slim at $799 boasting an I7-6700HQ with 4GB NVIDEA 950M and 15″ IPS. Both are 16 GB DDR3L RAM and with the exception of the optical drive in the 15t are very similar. The question is – is the HP 15t as above worth the extra $100. Primary system uses – my son uses it for school and gaming and I will use it for ocassionally for photo editing and drawing/drafting with MS Visio and InkScape.

    • The main benefit of the Envy 15t is its faster i7 quad-core CPU instead of dual-core i7. This makes running demanding games easier and will noticeably boost some operations in photo/video editing programs. In common day-to-day web, office, and multimedia playback tasks, the chips offer similar (great) performance. As for the video cards, the Nvidia 950M and 850M offer a very similar performance, with the 950M being only slightly faster.

  4. My son is looking for a laptop for gaming. Is the Acer Aspire V3-574-7481 Signature Edition Laptop from Microsoft.com good? $549 was $949, 15.6 HD, Intel Core i7-5500U, 8GB memory/1TB HDD. Intel HD Graphics 5500 with shared graphics memory.

    • Laptops with integrated graphics like the Intel HD 5500 are not good for gaming generally. For that purpose, recommended are laptops with dedicated video cards, such as the Nvidia 900M series or AMD Radeon M300 series. The cheapest one on this deals list is the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-52G3 with the Nvidia 940M for $518. The HD 5500 can run only light games, while the 940M can run the demanding ones, although not with graphics details quality set to high. For better quality you can choose a laptop with the Nvidia 960M or higher. They start at around $750.

  5. Hi.
    I am planning to buy a laptop. My use is mostly for coding and I use software like android studio, photoshop.
    I need a light weight laptop with long battery life.
    Budget under $600.

    I really like the HP Pavilion 13-s128nr x360, wanted your opinion on the same and if there are any other laptops I should consider

    Thanks!!

    • HP Pavilion 13-s128nr definitely hits the sweet spot when it comes to price / performance / portability ratio. Full HD IPS, Intel i5, 8GB RAM, SSD… Other similar laptops with similar prices either don’t have FHD screen or have only 4GB RAM, or slow HDD storage instead of SSD. For under $600, this model appears to be the best choice. Especially if you get it at the discounted price at Amazon. I’ve also checked HP.com and the same configuration is $799.00 there.

  6. Thank you for this informative article! I was wondering though, do you think the new Lenovo yoga 900 will go on sale on Cyber Monday even though it hasn’t gone on sale on Black Friday and it was just released a few weeks ago? I know you’re not a mind reader but do you know if Lenovo (Or Best Buy because those are the two vendors that sell the 900) have historically posted sales on Cyber Monday that they have not posted on Black Friday (For example did the Yoga 3 Pro go on sale last Cyber Monday right after it was released)? If not, I think I will just buy the Yoga 900 open box from Best Buy for 1079$; I just can’t stand how slow my Yoga 3 Pro is with the core M right now. Any insight from anyone would be much appreciated, thank you guys!

  7. Hey,
    Just came across this and thought it was amazing! I was just wondering what your take on is with Lenovo? Their Black Friday deals seems too good to be true at what they are priced at, and after reading reviews about them I’m not so sure I want to buy. The alternative second was the Alienware 15, even though Lenovo is offering some pretty nice specs that Alienware isn’t. I feel that there’s an obvious choice for some, but wanted some advice and don’t want make a purchasing mistake. The laptop I am replacing is a 2010-2011 XPS L501X with specs far behind either of these two (I’ll post below), so after 5 years, ANYTHING is better.

    Current laptop:

    Dell XPS 15 (L501X):
    Intel® Core™ i5 460M Processor (3MB cache, 2.53GHz)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT420M with 1GB DDR3
    6GB DDR3 memory
    500GB 7200rpm HDD (Seagate Momentus 7200.4)
    ———————————————–
    Replacement Laptops:

    Lenovo Y700, priced at $1,149.00:
    6th Generation Intel® Core i7-6700HQ (2.60GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
    Windows 10 Home
    16.0 GB PC4-17000 DDR4 2133 MHz
    1TB 5400 RPM+128GB SSD
    15.6″ Ultra HD IPS LED Backlit (3840×2160)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB
    Intel Wireless-AC 8260 and Bluetooth 4.0
    4 Cell 60 Watt Hour Li-Polymer
    ———————————————–

    Alienware 15, priced at $1,199.99:
    Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
    Windows 10 Home
    8GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2133MHz (4GBx2)
    1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s
    15.6 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare 220-nits Display
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M with 3GB GDDR5
    Killer 1535 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1
    8-cell Lithium Ion (92 Wh) Battery

    As I said, anything is going to be better than what I have, I know that, I just want to make sure that I’m getting the most for my money on this current purchase, without compromising reliability etc going with a certain brand and end up with a “shoulda-coulda” situation down the line. Any input would help out. Thanks a lot!

    • I can’t comment on reliability since I have used only the Y700 for a short period (I have no complaints about its display quality or build quality). Specs-wise, I would personally choose the Alienware, because of the noticeably better Nvidia 970M GPU, especially if you’re into gaming. The GPU makes the Alienware more future-proof than the Lenovo. Yes, the Alienware 15 lacks SSD and has smaller RAM, but you can add them yourself later, since the laptop has two M.2 SSD and two RAM slots accessible via a removable cover on the bottom. As for the display resolution, having an Ultra HD screen on a Windows laptop isn’t necessarily a better option than Full HD, because of still present scaling problems in some apps and games.

      • Thank you for replying! I really do appreciate your insight and you definitely help solidify my decision. I was already leaning towards that buy because of having this Dell gift card from the past, but of course just had to hear it from someone else. Just purchased the Alienware with upgrading the RAM and Memorey to match that of the Lenovo’s and let’s just say I get to have my cake and eat it too..After the holiday sale and gift card, it came out to a mere total of $1,331.48 (this is inc tax/shipping). Definitely can’t wait for it to arrive. Thanks again for the advice about the the display res as well, I thought I heard that before in the past but thought it no it wasn’t applying still. :)

  8. Hi,

    I am planning to buy a Laptop .. Plz suggest me ..

    i5 / 1TB /15 inch… Touch Not necessary.. I will not play games… budget 400 – 500 $

    • The Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV Signature Edition offers good performance and Full HD display as its main selling points. It appears to be the best choice under $500. But, if you can spend $550 this Black Friday / Cyber Monday, the HP Envy x360 m6-w103dx and HP Pavilion 15-ab292nr Signature Edition additionally deliver IPS wide viewing angle display technology, Plus, the HP Pavilion 15-ab292nr includes a quad-core i7 CPU, which is recommended if you do a lot of photography editing, video editing and similar demanding tasks.

      You can find links to these laptops in the laptop list in the post above.

        • You can by a second battery for the i5558-5718SLV via Dell.com. Search for Dell Inspiron 5558 battery.

          Regarding, the Inspiron 3000 you linked to, it’s only slightly better in the graphics and CPU departments. It has the low-end GeForce 820M graphics, but is better than the integrated Intel HD in the i5558. Also the i5 CPU is from the newer 5th Generation instead of 4th, meaning a bit better performance. Everything else is better on the i5558 – display, RAM and HDD capacities, keyboard with backlight, and better designed chassis.

  9. Which is a better option between
    HP Envy m6-w103dx
    HP Pavilion 15-ab292nr
    Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV

    I am looking to install both Windows 10, and Ubantu, learning bigdata programming, occasional movies streaming. Touchscreen is not a must.

    • In short, if you want the best performance the HP Pavilion 15-ab292nr with a quad-core i7 CPU is the way to go, while the HP Envy m6 has the best chassis design with aluminum on the palmrest and LCD lid. I would exclude the Dell, since it lacks IPS technology for wide viewing angles and therefore isn’t as good for movie watching as the previous two.

  10. Hi Danijel. Thank you for this article and all of your input! I am looking at the Dell Inspiron with 5th gen i7 laptop from Dell Cyber Monday sale or the Toshiba Intel i7 at Staples. Do you recommend one over the other? Or is there a better 15.6 option available? I use the laptop mainly for movies/music, work, and light gaming.

    Thank you!

    • Hi, Tiffany. What I don’t like about the laptops you mentioned ( Dell Inspiron 3000 listed in the Cyber Monday ad for $599 and Toshiba S55-C5274 for $599 from Staples Black Friday ad, right?) are their displays. For under $600 you can get a laptop with much better Full HD resolution and also IPS technology for wide viewing angles, which will greatly improve picture quality for your movies. A good option is the HP Envy x360 m6-w103dx with Full HD / IPS and additionally touch / flip display and sleek design for $549 at Best Buy on Black Friday- listed above. The m6-w103dx includes a bit slower i5 CPU instead of i7, but chances are you will never notice the difference during the tasks you mentioned. Now, the Cyber Monday Dell Inspiron has a dedicated video card which greatly improves gaming performance, but it you play only light games you can maybe get away with only the basic Intel HD integrated graphics. As for the Toshiba S55 deal, it has no meaningful advantages over the Dell nor HP Envy x360 m6, plus to get the price of $599.99 you have to deal with a $50 rebate. After instant off only its $649.99. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask.

      • Thank you so much for weighing in! After I wrote this post, I found the HP Pavilion 15-ab292nr which it seems will come down to $549 also at the Microsoft store. Aside from the Envy being a 2 in 1, how do these two stack up? I appreciate your feedback! Thanks again!

        • At $549, the Pavilion 15-ab292nr will be definitely a good Black Friday deal, especially given it has a FHD IPS screen. In comparison to the Envy x360 m6, the main advantage of the Pavilion is much faster quad-core i7 processor instead of the dual-core i5. Not necessarily noticeable during the light day-to-day tasks, but it can complete demanding operations like video transcoding or photography editing much quicker. In addition, its Intel HD 530 integrated graphics is slightly faster than the HD 520, but still just an entry-level graphics solution.

          What I don’t like about the Pavilion is a low capacity 41 WHr battery for a laptop with the power-hungry quad-core i7 (45-Watt TDP). The Envy with the 15-Watt i5 has a 48 WHr unit, so it will definitely last noticeably longer when unplugged from the grid.

          Also, Envy has a prettier chassis with aluminum lid and keyboard deck, instead of all-plastics design of the Pavilion.

          Another Envy’s important advantage – keyboard backlight…

  11. Hello,Daniel Z!
    Thank you that you share this info with us. My question is, which of the I want to ask you which of the laptops of Black Friday’s deals are the best for graphic design work on Adobe programs and eventually 3d MAX? Now i have MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011); 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5;8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3;ntel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB. So I want to sell it and buy something much better. Could you help me,please! Which is the best offer for laptop to buy it this black Friday?
    Thank you, in advance:)

    • For your tasks, I would recommend a laptop with a quad-core Intel i5 or even better i7 CPU combined with a dedicated video card and Full HD IPS display. On the list, there are currently two of them which I would recommend: Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK and Lenovo Y700 80NW000PUS. Please keep in mind this list is for Windows-based machines only, but still the Dell and Lenovo are excellent for your tasks without costing too much. And better than MacBook Black Friday offers.

  12. Hi Danijel,

    First off thank you for creating this post, it was very helpful and informative. I was just wondering what you thought of the HP Pavilion i7-5500U from Sam’s Black Friday ad? My budget is around $400-$600 and I want to get the most bang for my buck since it’s a big purchase for me and I won’t be buying another laptop for a while. I plan to use it mainly for internet browsing (I open a lot of tabs though), streaming, and schoolwork. Any insight is appreciated.

    • It’s generally a good deal (if you’re referring to the $499 Black Friday model listed on the first page of Sam’s ad). Thanks for the tip, it will be included on this page as well. But, for under $600 you will be able to get on Black Friday a laptop with higher-resolution Full HD display, touchscreen, and quite similar other specs – a bit slower but still excellent i5 CPU and smaller but sufficient 8GB RAM for your tasks. Take a look at the HP Envy x360 m6-w103dx ($549, Best Buy) on the list above. Also, similar to the Sam’s laptop is the Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241 which is selling now for $429 at Amazon.

      Update: I forgot to mention the Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV Signature Edition $399 at MS Store on Nov. 26th as a good alternative to the HP Pavilion. The Dell i5558 has user-upgradeable RAM and HDD, which is important if you decide in the future to replace the HDD with a solid state drive. That would speed up Windows and programs a lot.

  13. Danielji..my budget is $600
    Which one u will pick…also suggest me if any other good laptop under $600

    HP envyx360 $549 BestBuy
    HP Pavilion 15t 1080p $599 Costco
    ASUS UX305 $599 Microsoft store

    • For what tasks will you use your next laptop for? Also, please give your screen size preference and whether having touchscreen is important to you.

    • Nothing so far. I don’t believe there will be any meaningful Surface Book deals this year, since the latest devices rarely get discounted during Black Friday. Also, the official Microsoft Store Black Friday 2015 preview doesn’t include any deal on the Surface Book.

  14. What are the main differences between HP’s Pavilion and Envy lines? Do the HP’s have room to add an SSD inside them, and if so, do they have the cable connection already in place for such an addition?

    • Generally, HP Envy is a higher-end laptop line, usually with Full HD or above displays, keyboard backlight, SSD storage and aluminum casings, while Pavilions belongs to the mid-range and most of the time sport standard HD screens, non-backlit keyboards, traditional HDDs, and plastic shells. However, the line between them has recently became blurred, since you now have some Pavilion configurations with Full HD displays, keyboard backlight, and SSD. At the same time HP offers some affordable Envy configurations with HD displays and no key backlight.

      Regarding additional SSDs, select Envy models have a M.2 SSD slot besides a standard HDD. As far as I know, the current Pavilion laptops don’t include that feature.

      So, the differences depend on a particular model / configuration. If you have a question about any particular model, feel free to ask.

  15. I’m looking at buying my son the rca cambio at walmart on blackfriday. All I need to know is will he be able to listen to spotify, what kinds of apps does he have to choose from, and will it run minecraft? Thanks

  16. 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!!!

  17. 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

  18. 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..

  19. 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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  21. 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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  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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!

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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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