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Top 10 Best Amazon Black Friday 2016 Laptop Sales

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Black Friday has become a lightning rod for two types of deals over the years, both of them involving tech: televisions and laptops.

While last year’s sale focused on the low-end of the market, this year’s sales includes a good mix of computers along the whole spectrum. There are Chromebooks and gaming laptops, as well as a couple of mid-range, all-purpose machines. ASUS, MSI, Lenovo, and even Microsoft are included in this year’s Black Friday sales at Amazon, so today’s a good day to pick up a discount on a machine you’ve been watching.

One deal we expect to see today is a discount on the ASUS ZenBook UX305UA 13.3-Inch Laptop, so check this link over the course of the day to catch the price decrease.

Whether you’re hoping to give or receive a laptop for Christmas this year, check out our list of the top ten best Black Friday laptop deals on Amazon.


1. Save $15 on the ASUS F556UA Laptop PC

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Here’s a nice all-around option for those who just need a new laptop. It includes an Intel i3-6100U chip at 2.3Ghz, a 1 TB hard drive, and 4GB of DDR4 RAM. The full-HD screen features an Eye Care mode that reduces blue light ouput, thereby reducing damage to your eyes. The Li-Polymer battery is meant to have a longer lifespan than their Li-ion counterparts, so this should last you quite awhile. Windows 10 is preinstalled, so it’s ready to go out of the box.

Need more options? Browse more ASUS laptops here.

Price: $349.99

Buy the ASUS F556UA-AB32 15.6-inch Full-HD Laptop here.


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2. Save $50 on the ASUS UX360 2-in-1 PC

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If you’re looking for something to pull double-duty as a tablet, consider this 13-inch ZenBook. It ships with Windows 10 and is the first ZenBook certified to work with Microsoft Cortana with Voice-Premium. Specs wise, this is somewhere between a laptop and a pure tablet, packing a Core M process capable of speed up to 2.2GHz, a 256GB SSD, and 8GB of DDR3 ram. If you opt for the 512GB SSD, you save a total of $100, at a price of $699. Doubling the storage space for $50 seems pretty worth it, but either one is a decent deal. This is the lowest price the lesser model has been since debuting this year.

Need more options? Browse more ASUS laptops here.

Price: $649 (7 percent off MSRP)

Buy the ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360CA 13.3-inch Touchscreen Convertible Laptop here.


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3. Save Up to $400 on the Microsoft Surface Book

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Update, 7:30a Pacific: It looks like Amazon has restocked the Microsoft Surface Book (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB), which has double the hard drive space. Savings on this one is $400, versus a $250 savings for the smaller version.

Speaking of tablet-laptop combos, the top of the heap when it comes to 2-in-1s might just be the Microsoft Surface. If you can hang with the relatively small 128GB hard drive, this base model Surface Book will save you $250 today. With a battery life of up to 12 hours, you can use this all day. For specs, this is a 13-inch, Intel i5 2.4 Ghz machine, with 8GB of RAM and two USB 3.0 ports. This is certainly powerful enough to do everything you’d ever need to do, though the small hard drive may be something of a hindrance for some. The larger 256GB version is out of stock at the time of this writing, but check back because they may have replenished the stock.

If this price is still a bit high for you, you might consider the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 12-Inch 2-in-1 Laptop/Tablet, which is nearly half price today. We mentioned it in our Black Friday tablet sales post.

Need more options? Browse more 2-in-1 laptops here.

Price: $1,249 (17 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Microsoft Surface Book (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) here.


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4. Save $10 on the ASUS C201 11.6 Inch Chromebook

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Unlike last year, Amazon has decided not to bestow upon us a laptop under $100. This model is the successor to that one, and is refined in both looks and build. RAM has been doubled to 4GB, and the processor has been upgraded from a Celeron chip to a 1.8GHz Rockchip 3288-C Quad-Core. You still get up to 13 hours of battery life, as well as an HDMI out and an SD reader. That’s one more SD reader than the new MacBook Pros have, so you’ve got them beat there. Comes in your choice of red or blue.

We also expect to see some pretty steep savings on the similar, but ruggedized ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS01. The specs are certainly a bit less than above, but it’s also water resistant. Keep your eye on this one, too.

Need more options? Browse more ASUS laptops here.

Price: $169 (7 percent off MSRP)

Buy the ASUS C201 11.6 Inch Chromebook here.


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5. 11 Percent Off ASUS F555 Laptop PC

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(ASUS)

Update, 7:45a Pacific: The sale on this laptop turned out to be 11 percent, or $40 off. Sale price at the time of this update: $329.99.

One of the unconfirmed deals we’ve heard about is a savings of 34 percent on this ASUS laptop. Though the specs on the F556UA above are certainly better, if this sale appears, it could save you $115 on this outgoing model. It still has a perfectly respectable Intel i3 Broadwell 2.1GHz processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. The screen is also still HD. Watch this space for price updates on this option.

Need more options? Browse more ASUS laptops here.

Buy the Asus F555LA-AB31 15.6-Inch Laptop here.


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6. 18 Percent Off Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-79LX 17.3-inch Full HD Notebook

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If something bigger and with a little more horsepower is required, this might just be the deal of the day. The 17-inch version saves you the most percentage wise at 18 percent, and second most dollar-wise at $200.99. It comes with 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 4GB graphics. The combination of the 17-inch screen and Intel i7 chip under $1,000 is a pretty solid deal. There’s a 15-inch Dell with similar specs for less, but the savings isn’t as significant.

If you want to spend a little more but get a bigger savings dollar-wise, opt for the 15.6-inch Ultra HD Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-592G-788W, which saves you a total of $224.26.

Need more options? Browse more Acer products here.

Price: $899 (18 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-79LX 17.3-inch Full HD Notebook here.


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7. 10 Percent Off Dell 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop

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Though it calls itself a gaming laptop, the specs of this are well short of the Acer above. Having said that, so is the price. For $200 less than the Acer and at a Black Friday savings of $80 off, this is still a solid laptop for a relatively wide variety of games. Onboard is an Intel i5-6300HQ 2.3GHz Quad-Core, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 256GB hard drive. Interestingly enough, the graphics capability is the same, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB. If you can’t quite swing the one above, consider this option.

Need more options? Browse more Dell products here.

Price: $699.99 (10 percent off MSRP)

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8. 21 Percent Off Dell i5568-4492GRY 15.6″ FHD 2-in-1 Laptop

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Another 2-in-1 option, this is a mid-range laptop with all the speed you’ll need for everyday tasks and multimedia use. The Intel i5 2.3GHz processor is plenty for most folks, and the 8GB of RAM certainly helps. This one comes with a 256GB SSD. Not bad to get into a 2-in-1, and $20 less than the ASUS above.

Need more options? Browse more Dell products here.

Price: $629.99 (21 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Dell i5568-4492GRY 15.6″ FHD 2-in-1 Laptop here.


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9. Save Over 17 Percent on the Lenovo Ideapad 310 15.6″ Laptop

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Update 2, 10:00a Pacific: Another price drop on this one. A savings of 22 percent or $130, for a current price of $449.99.

Update, 7:45a Pacific: The price has fallen on this machine, saving you 17 percent or $100. Current sale price is $479.99. This is the exact amount I spent on my Lenovo laptop four years ago and it is showing no signs of slowing.

The only AMD-powered laptop on this list, the final savings on this Lenovo have yet to be revealed at the time of this writing. The current savings is $30, but we anticipate this will be even cheaper by the end of the day on Black Friday. The AMD processor is a 2.5GHz and it comes with a 1TB hard dive and generous 12GB of RAM. The story with this is that it could be the dark horse candidate for deal of the day since laptops with AMD chips tend to sell for a song.

Need more options? Browse more Lenovo products here.

Price: $449.99 (22 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Lenovo Ideapad 310 15.6″ Laptop here.


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10. Up to 20 Percent Off MSI Apache Gaming Laptops

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If you need an actual gaming laptop, these MSI models might fit the bill. If you opt for the MSI VR Ready GE62VR Apache Pro-026 15.6″, you’ll save $299.01 and get quite a lot of machine. The specs are as follows:

  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor (2.6-3.5GHz)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6G GDDR5
  • 12GB (8GB + 4GB) DDR4 2133MHz RAM
  • Dual hard drives: 128GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB (7200RPM)

There’s even a savings on the higher-powered model, which boosts RAM to 16GB and doubles the size of the SSD. If you go for the 17-inch 12GM/128GB model, you’ll save $300 today.

Need more options? Browse more MSI products here.

Price: $1,199.99 and up (13 to 20 percent off MSRP)

Shop MSI Apache Gaming Laptops here.


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