Planning to buy a laptop on Black Friday? Here’s a guide to ten of the best laptops on sale for Black Friday across a wide range of retailers. Whether you need a powerful laptop on the cheap or a bargain laptop with very basic specs, there’s something on this list that should appeal to you. Read on to see which Black Friday laptop deals we’ve highlighted for 2014.
1. STAPLES: ASUS Laptop for $99.99
This ASUS laptop isn’t the most impressive creature. It’s got a pretty small screen, and limited RAM. That being said, it’s also under $100, so it’s hard to complain. This smaller laptop is ideal for kids, seniors, students on a budget, or any family who needs a shared laptop. It runs Windows 8.1, and is on sale for about $150 less than you’d normally pay at Staples. For an extra $19.99, you can add SquareTrade protection for your purchase.
2. RADIO SHACK: HP Pavilion Laptop With Beats Audio for $599.99
Radio Shack is offering this HP laptop with Beats Audio for under $600. But really, it’s almost like you get this cheap laptop for $550, since it comes with a $50 Radio Shack gift card. This laptop has a screen that’s over 15 inches, and 8GB of RAM.
If that’s still a bit too rich for your blood, you can get a Toshiba laptop for under $200 at Radio Shack on Black Friday as well. It’s a similar size to the HP laptop above, but it has far less RAM.
3. MEIJER: Samsung Chromebook for $199
Available for a little over $50 off their normal price, Meijer is offering this cheap Chromebook for just $199 on Black Friday, and Black Friday alone. While Chromebooks have some disadvantages over regular laptops, they are great for people who already do a lot of their work in Google’s suite of cloud-based collaboration tools.
4. WALMART: HP Intel Celeron Touch Laptop for $249
Technically, this deal is a Thanksgiving sale and not a Black Friday deal. Walmart is starting their Black Friday sales the Thursday prior, and this particular deal will only be available from 6 p.m. to 7 pm. on November 27. Only 1 of each item per person will be allowed. A comparable substitution may be available. This deal is available under Walmart’s One-Hour Guarantee. You can learn more about this guarantee and the rest of Walmart’s Black Friday deals in this post.
5. OFFICE DEPOT: Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop for $179.99
With a 15.6-inch screen, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive, this $179.99 laptop is a great deal for anyone who needs a cheap laptop with mid-range specs. While it may not fulfill the needs of designers, gamers, or some business types, this is a decent laptop for most students and families.
6. BEST BUY: Toshiba Radius 2-in-1 for $329.99
More into the whole 2-in-1 thing? This Toshiba computer offers you great flexibility for making presentations at school, at work, or just sharing media with your family. The screen may be a bit small, but that smaller size does mean you can expect better battery life than you’d get with a bigger laptop screen.
7. BEST BUY: 17.3-Inch HP Pavilion for $399.99
Need a monster laptop? This huge, 17.3-inch laptop from HP is great for anyone who needs a big screen for working on projects or playing games. There’s a big hard drive, and the price is definitely right.
8. BEST BUY: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro 2-in-1 for $999.99
Lenovo makes some great 2-in-1 laptops. The Yoga 2 Pro has an Intel Core i7 under the hood, and it also has a touchscreen. This laptop is $200 off the normal retail price at Best Buy.
9. BEST BUY: 11.6-Inch Acer Chromebook for $14
This itty bitty Chromebook is a great first computer for the kid or senior citizen in your life. It’s also ideal for students who do most of their work in the cloud, and people who prefer a smaller form factor when shopping for a laptop.
10. BEST BUY: 13.3-Inch MacBook Air for $1,049.99
Apple products are notoriously hard to find at a discount, which is what makes this sale on the larger-sized MacBook Air so appealing. $150 in savings is pretty darn sweet for such a lightweight, reliable laptop. While the price may be high overall, Macs are known for their reliability and durability over time.