Dell launches Alienware Aurora R9, G5 gaming desktops at Gamescom 2019

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Alienware Aurora R9

Dell kicked off the Gamescom trade event in Cologne, Germany with the introduction of a pair of new gaming desktops that should appeal to gamers who can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars on their rigs.

The more eye-catching launch is the Aurora R9 from Dell’s Alienware gaming arm. It’s the first desktop to be built based around Alienware’s Legend industrial design, which was previously limited to laptops like the updated Area-51m. The company claims the Legend design principle allow the R9 to be slimmer while airflow is improved through the chassis, all while retaining the adventurous look that Alienware is known for. It will be available in a light or dark case color, and the front features Alienware’s usual animated lighting effects.

Inside, the R9 houses the latest ninth-generation Intel Core processors, though you may want to upgrade from the Core i3-9100 in the base configuration. You also get a wide range of graphics card options from AMD and Nvidia, starting with the AMD Radeon RX 560X and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 and going all the way to dual Radeon RX 570X or GeForce RTX 2080 GPUs. The base model includes 8GB of HyperX Fury DDR 4 RAM, but you can add up to 64 gigs as well as choose overclocking options. You can equip the R9 with up to a 2TB hard drive or NVMe SSD in single drive options, or double that in a dual-drive option with both a 2TB hard drive and 2TB SSD.

The Aurora R9 is due to go on sale this week with a starting price of $969.99, though with upgrades it could quickly lose that mid-range price tag. Gamers with an even tighter budget may want to look at Dell’s new G5 desktop, the first in its G Series of what had been just gaming laptops. Starting at just $629.99, the G5 obviously lacks some of the bells and whistles of the Aurora R9, sticking to a traditional compact tower design, for instance, though with a few design flourishes like an optional clear side panel and optional blue LED lighting touches.

The base G5 comes with the same Core i3-9100 CPU and similar graphics card options as the R9, but you don’t get the premium RAM (or overclocking options). You’re also limited to 1TB solid-state drives instead of 2 terabytes, and your GPU option maxes out with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 (no dual-card choices). Like the R9, you can get up to 64GB of RAM, and there are dual-drive options up to a 1TB NVMe SSD plus 2TB hard drive. Of course, at that point you might look for a pricier desktop altogether, but at its sub-$700 starting price, the G5 could appeal to gamers heading back to school who prefers desktop gaming over the laptop variety.

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Samsung re-Arms Galaxy Book S laptop with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx chip

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Samsung Galaxy Book S

Lost in the hoopla of this week’s Galaxy Note 10 launch was the introduction of another Samsung device: the Galaxy Book S. It’s the latest in the company’s Windows 10 laptop lineup that separates itself from the pack by using Arm processors instead of Intel or AMD chips.

Why go with SOCs that are more common in phones and tablets than high-level notebooks? The recent review of the Galaxy Book 2 from ZDNet’s Chris Duckett provides some of the advantages behind the approach: Battery life borders on the “outrageous,” start-up is quick, and the integrated fingerprint reader is less annoying to use than those of competitors. However, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor also hobbles performance to the extent that you need to rely on Windows 10’s resource-light S mode to get stuff done. (It also didn’t help that it slashed the amount of RAM to 4GB compared to the original Galaxy Books’ 8 gigs.)

Samsung hopes to address some of these deficiencies in the Book S with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform, a 7nm system-on-a-chip that boosts performance over its predecessors to the extent that the company has been comparing it to an Intel Core i5-8250U. It retains battery life that can extend over 20 hours while integrating 5G connectivity. It also adds back that missing 4GB of RAM to give the Book S 8 gigs of memory, which should provide a bit of a performance gain. You’ll also have a choice of 256GB of 512GB of built-in storage, with a microSD card slot available if you need further storage capacity.

The Galaxy Book S fits all that into a very thin and light package, no surprise given the emphasis on mobility. It weighs in at 2.11 pounds, with a maximum thickness of just 0.46 inches. Though it features a traditional clamshell design, the laptop does include touchscreen capabilities with its 13.3-inch full HD display. Like its predecessors, it includes a built-in fingerprint reader that supports Windows Hello’s sign-in feature. 

One other way that the Book S hopes to differentiate itself is through its integration with Microsoft’s Your Phone app, which can synch calls, texts, photos, and more between the laptop and the Galaxy Note 10. Microsoft says it worked with Samsung developing the Galaxy Book S, and the Note 10 cellphone will have a Link to Windows 10 button to help establish the connection between devices.

 The Galaxy Book S will begin shipping this fall at a $999 price tag. Let us know in the comments section below if it’s enticing enough to buy right away, or if you’ll wait to see if the 8cx processor actually delivers the performance it promises.

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Best business laptops on Amazon Business

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Whether you’re looking to buy a fleet of laptops for your team or a single ultrabook you can take on the go, you’ll want a robust business laptop that offers more than what you can get from a consumer notebook. Power, security, durability, and a premium typing experience are must-haves, and luckily for you, we’ve found the perfect systems that tick off all those boxes. The best part is you can get them all on Amazon Business.

Also: What is Amazon Business and how does it work?

Best business laptops

Note: Some of the items below may be eligible for special discount pricing on Amazon Business if purchased in large quantities.

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Acer Aspire 5 Slim for $309

Given its low price tag for a basic Windows laptop, it’s no wonder that the Aspire 5 Slim is the most popular notebook on sale through Amazon Business. To drop its price point to near Chromebook levels, Acer eschews Intel’s Core processors for an AMD Ryzen 3 chip and provides minimal RAM (4GB) and storage (128GB SSD). You do get a full HD 15.6-inch display at least, but the Slim defaults to Windows 10 in S mode, which limits you to apps from the Microsoft Store and the Edge browser in the name of extending your computing time between charges. (You can switch to the full version of Windows 10 for free, however.)

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Lenovo ThinkPad X390 for $1,039

A solid, traditional clamshell 13.3-inch laptop, the X390 offers the ThinkPad features business buyers have depended on for years: great keyboard, TrackPoint center button, all-day battery life, and an array of security options. In her review, ZDNet’s Sandra Vogel concludes that the X390 is “a solidly built small-format laptop that frequent travelers should find easy to carry.”

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Chuwi AeroBook for $499

While not as cheap as some of its earlier notebooks, Chuwi’s AeroBook still comes in well under the price of most Windows laptops but isn’t shy about its MacBook-inspired design. With its 13.3-inch form factor and 256GB solid-state drive, the AeroBook is more about lightweight on-the-go productivity than powerhouse performance, especially given its outdated Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor. Nonetheless, ZDNet’s Alun Taylor says that the AeroBook is “is a great looker, well made, well-specified, and performs faultlessly.”

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HP Chromebook 14A for $256

Chromebooks haven’t been nearly as successful in disrupting the business market as they have in education, but they still offer an affordable alternative for those who mostly make use of web-based applications rather than traditional Windows desktop software. HP keeps the price down on its Chromebook 14A by using a plastic chassis and including a low-res display and a mere 20GB of built-in storage, but compensates with ruggedized construction, solid keyboard, and 9-hour battery life. As Vogel points out in her review, “it does the job it’s meant to do very well — at an attractive price.”

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 for $829

Microsoft hasn’t always succeeded with its forays into hardware (remember the Zune?), but it’s certainly hit with its Surface brand. While the Surface Pro tablet can be used as a convertible device with the addition of a type cover, the company realized that a dedicated notebook could appeal to business customers as well. Now on its second iteration, the Surface Laptop 2 gets a speed bump with eight-generation Intel Core processors and double the RAM of its predecessor. It retains the 13.5-inch touchscreen display and manages to weigh just 2.8 pounds.

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Dell Latitude 5420 for $1,602

Not every business notebook is used in a coworking space or on a coast-to-coast flight. Dell’s Latitude 5420 is built for harsher conditions, able to withstand knocks, drops, and bumps thanks to its magnesium alloy case, eight bumpers, and water and dust resistance (meeting MIL-STD 810G and IP52 durability standards). You pay for that tough construction rather than robust specs — the base model includes an older Core i3 processor — though you do get a full HD 14-inch screen and an additional bay for a second battery. While our review refers to the 5420 as “a competent rugged laptop,” sometimes that’s just what you need to get the job done.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 for $684

If you want to go upscale with a business-oriented Chromebook instead of the more budget-conscious HP Chromebook 14A, Acer’s convertible notebook may be your best bet. It’s packed with a 13.5-inch 2,256×1,504 touchscreen display, Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 64GB solid-state drive. The Spin 13 even includes a stylus to use to write or draw when you choose to be in tablet mode. Even if it’s well above the price of most Chromebooks, our review argues that “it’s hard to deny the sheer value for money offered by devices such as the Spin 13.”

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Apple MacBook Pro for $2,499

A year ago, ZDNet experts were debating whether Apple was still worried about professional users of its Mac computers, but the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro update should assuage some concerns about that. By upgrading to ninth-generation Intel Core processors — including eight-core Core i9 CPUs — and more powerful AMD Radeon Pro graphics, Apple is giving the creative professionals who support the brand a major performance boost. There’s a hefty price to pay, but then again, that’s always the case with Apple. It doesn’t dissuade ZDNet’s Cliff Joseph from concluding that “thankfully, it’s…powerful enough to justify that price and ensure that it earns its keep when you’re on the road.”

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Lenovo teases trio of new Chromebooks, including 15.6-inch C340-15 convertible laptop

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Lenovo Chromebook S340

With a new video Lenovo is previewing a trio of new Chromebooks to add to its already successful family of Chrome-running laptops. Though they are largely updates to previous models, the latest notebooks add a couple of wrinkles that the PC maker no doubt hopes will help them stand out amid competing models.

The three new systems include the 11.6-inch C340-11 convertible, the 14-inch S340, and the 15.6-inch C340-15 convertible, the latter a size infrequently seen in Chromebooks. The first two replace the C330 and the S330, both of which move from MediaTek processors to Intel Celeron N4000 CPUs. In addition to the expected performance boost, the new versions each come with a special color option that will stand out compared to the standard monochrome designs: Pink for the C340 and a dark purple (pictured above) for the S340.

Both come with 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of built-in storage. The C340 includes a 1366×768 touchscreen display, while the S340 offers a full HD touchscreen as an option, which could come in handy as the display can lay flat thanks to the S340’s 180-degree hinge. 

But the big news — literally — is the introduction of the C340-15, which probably will be positioned as a budget-friendly alternative to the Yoga Chromebook C630. Like the C630, it’s a 15.6-inch convertible with a 360-degree hinge and touchscreen capabilities. However, it appears to be equipped with 4GB of RAM instead of 8GB and tops out with an Intel Core i3-8130U processor option instead of the C630’s i5-8250U CPU. The C340-15 does include a full number pad for its backlit keboard, which the C630 does not offer.

As colorful as the preview video is, Lenovo did not include any pricing or availability information, so stay tuned for those details in the near future.

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Best HP Black Friday 2018 deals: Pavilion laptops, desktops, and more

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They may be second in global PC shipments, but HP isn’t playing runner-up to anyone when it comes to Black Friday deals on its systems. The manufacturer’s ad for its online store is 16 pages worth of sales on a wide variety of laptops and desktops.

Also: Best Black Friday 2018 deals: Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks | Best Cyber Monday 2018 deals: Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks

To help make sense of them all, we’ve broken them down below by category:

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HP Black Friday 2018 ad

Best HP Black Friday 2018 deals

Consumer Laptops

2-in-1 Laptops

  • Envy x360 15t (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 15.6-inch touchscreen): $599.99
  • Spectre x360 13t (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 13-inch touchscreen): $849.99
  • Spectre x360 15t (Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6-inch touchscreen): $1,119.99

Gaming Laptops

  • Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15t (Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, 15.6-inch display): $749.99
  • Omen Laptop 15t (Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, 15.6-inch display): $799.99
  • Omen Laptop 17t (Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, 17.3-inch display): $799.99
  • Omen Laptop 15t (Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, 15.6-inch display): $899.99

Chromebooks

  • Chromebook 11-v010nr (Celeron N3060, 4GB RAM, 16GB SSD, 11.6-inch display): $179.99
  • Chromebook 14-ca060NR (Celeron N3350, 4GB, 32GB SSD, 14-inch display): $219.99
  • Chromebook x360 11-ae010nr 2-in-1 (Celeron N3350, 4GB, 16GB SSD, 11.6-inch touchscreen): $269.99
  • Chromebook x360 14-da0021nr 2-in-1 (Core i3, 8GB, 64GB SSD, 14-inch touchscreen): $449.99
  • Chromebook x2 12 2-in-1 (Core m3, 4GB, 32GB SSD, 12.3-inch touchscreen): $549.99

Business Laptops

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Consumer Desktops

  • All-in-One (Intel Celeron J400S, 4GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 19.5-inch display): $299.99
  • Slimline Desktop (AMD A9, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive): $349.99
  • Pavilion Desktop (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive): $499.99
  • All-in-One (AMD A9, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 23.8-inch display): $499.99
  • Pavilion Desktop (AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, AMD Radeon RX 550 graphics card): $579.99
  • Pavilion All-in-One (Core i5, 12GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 23.8-inch display): $699.99
  • Pavilion All-in-One (Ryzen 5, 12GB RAM, 1TB hard drive and 128GB SSD, 23.8-inch display): $699.99
  • Pavilion All-in-One (Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM, 1TB hard drive and 128GB SSD, 27-inch display): $999.99

Gaming Desktops

  • Omen Obelisk (Core i5., 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card): $769,99
  • Omen 880 (AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060): $849.99
  • Pavilion Gaming Desktop (Core i5, 16GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card): $879.99
  • Omen 880 (Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card): $1,249.99

Business Desktops

  • EliteDesk 800 G4 (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive): $704.97
  • Z2 Mini G4 Workstation (Core i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive): $893.75
  • EliteOne 800 All-in-One (Pentium, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 23.8-inch display): $990.84
  • Z4 Workstation (Intel Xeon, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive): $1,862.25

For more great deals on devices, gadgetry, and technology for your enterprise, business, or home office, see ZDNet’s Business Bargain Hunter blog. Affiliate disclosure: ZDNet earns commission from the products and services featured on this page.

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Best Target Black Friday 2018 deals: $250 iPad mini 4, $120 Chromebook, and more

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Amid pages of HDTV specials, a few deals stand out for PC and tablet buyers from Target’s Black Friday ad. These include iPad sales nestled among other Apple products on an inside page where not too long ago they would have been trumpeted on the front cover.

Also: Black Friday 2018 deals: Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks | Cyber Monday 2018 deals: Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks

Best Target Black Friday 2018 deals:

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Apple iPad deals from Target’s Black Friday ad

2018 Black Friday deals

  • Walmart features $99 Chromebook, $89 Windows 2-in-1 laptop
  • BJs Wholesale ad leaks with laptop, desktop, tablet deals
  • Target ad includes $250 iPad mini 4, $120 Chromebook deals
  • Amazon: See early deals on Echo, Fire HD, and more
  • Sam’s Club: TVs, game consoles, and cameras
  • Office Depot: Laptops, printers, and chairs

Recent years have seen the iPad generally sold on Black Friday for full price, but with a store gift card kicked in to draw shoppers to the store. Target was particularly known for this tactic, but things appear to be a little different in 2018. We’ve already seen Costco offering the current version of the 9.7-inch iPad for $249.99 in its Black Friday ad — $80 down from Apple’s price — and Target is matching that price. But Target will be doing one better by also having a sale on the iPad mini 4, priced at $249.99 as well (likewise $80 off the regular price).

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Target will also be the first of probably many to advertise a deal on Amazon’s cheapest tablet, knocking the price of the Fire 7 down to $29.99, and taking $50 off the Fire HD 10 (down to $99.99). If you’re looking for a more powerful Android slate, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch edition will be $159.99, or $120 lower the current Target price.

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Finally, Target has matched Dell with the lowest priced Black Friday laptop advertised with a doorbuster special on an 11.6-inch HP Chromebook. It will be $119.99 — $80 less than the current price — while supplies last as the retailer’s doors open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.


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ZDNet Black Friday 2018 coverage:

  • Amazon Seven Days of Black Friday Deals: All-time lows on office devices
  • Amazon Black Friday 2018 deals: See early sales on Echo, Fire HD
  • Best Buy Black Friday 2018 deals: Deep discounts on Apple Mac, Microsoft Surface
  • Costco Black Friday 2018 deals: $250 iPad, $200 laptops
  • Staples Black Friday 2018 deals: PC sales include $150 Chromebook
  • Target Black Friday 2018 deals: $250 iPad mini 4, $120 Chromebook
  • BJs Black Friday 2018 deals: Laptop, desktop, and tablet sales galore
  • Walmart Black Friday 2018 deals: $99 Chromebook, $89 Windows 2-in-1
  • Dell Black Friday 2018 deals: $120 Inspiron laptop, $500 gaming desktop
  • Jet Black Friday 2018 deals: $195 Roomba, $70 off Nest Cam Indoor
  • Newegg Black Friday 2018 deals: $50 off Moto G6, $70 off Nest thermostat
  • Office Depot Black Friday 2018 deals: $300 off Lenovo Flex, $129 HP Chromebook
  • Sam’s Club Black Friday 2018 deals: Buy a 75-inch 4K TV and get a free Xbox One S
  • eBay Black Friday 2018 deals: See early sales on Galaxy Watch, Chromecast
  • Lenovo Black Friday 2018 deals: ThinkPad laptops and more
  • Microsoft Store Black Friday 2018 deals: Ad showcases Surface, laptop deals
  • Google Store Black Friday 2018 deals: Home Hub, Pixel 3, and Pixelbook
  • HP Black Friday 2018 deals: Pavilion laptops, desktops
  • Windows laptops Black Friday deals: Dell, HP, Lenovo
  • Chromebook Black Friday 2018 deals: Dell, Google, HP
  • Best tablet Black Friday deals: Apple iPad, Amazon Fire
  • Black Friday 2018 iPhone deals: $400 iPhone X gift card, BOGO iPhone XR
  • Black Friday 2018 smartphone deals: OnePlus 6T, LG G7

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Walmart may not be the first place you think of when it comes to buy a new computer, but the retailing giant always manages to have a few deals on systems when Black Friday rolls around — and this year is no exception.

Also: Black Friday 2018 deals: Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks | Cyber Monday 2018 deals: Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks

Best Walmart Black Friday 2018 deals:

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Walmart 2018 Black Friday ad

2018 Black Friday deals

  • Walmart features $99 Chromebook, $89 Windows 2-in-1 laptop
  • BJs Wholesale ad leaks with laptop, desktop, tablet deals
  • Target ad includes $250 iPad mini 4, $120 Chromebook deals
  • Amazon: See early deals on Echo, Fire HD, and more
  • Sam’s Club: TVs, game consoles, and cameras
  • Office Depot: Laptops, printers, and chairs

The company prides itself on having the lowest prices, and when it comes to Black Friday laptop sales, it’s the early leader, with a pair of notebooks selling for under $100. One is the Samsung Chromebook 3, equipped with an Intel Celeron processor, 4 gigs of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, and an 11.6-inch display, for $99 ($100 off the regular price); the other is an RCA Cambio 2-in-1 Windows device, including Intel Atom CPU, 2GB of memory, 32GB of storage, 10.1-inch touchscreen, and detachable keyboard, for $89. Of course, RCA isn’t exactly a top-tier PC brand, but that price is $30-$40 lower than we’ve seen so far for any laptop running Windows that we’ve previewed as a Black Friday deal.

CNET: Black Friday 2018: The best deals on sale right now | The best Black Friday deals of 2018: The Cheapskate’s picks | Black Friday 2018 Amazon deals now available

Walmart has a quartet of additional HP laptops if you don’t want the most bare-bones of specs. The Stream 11 moves up to an Intel Celeron N4000 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32 gigs of built-in storage, and a 1,366×768 11.6-inch screen for $159. For $100 more, the HP 15-inch Touch laptop uses an Intel Pentium chip, 4GB of memory, a terabyte hard drive, and a 15.6-inch touchscreen display.

A more powerful 2-in-1 option is the Pavilion x360, which features an Intel Core i5 chip, 4GB of memory, a terabyte hard drive (with 16GB of Intel Optane memory), 15.6-inch, and a digital pen for $499 ($180 off). Finally, gamers on a budget might want to consider the Pavilion Gaming Laptop, built around a Core i5-8300H processor, 8GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, and 15.6-inch full HD display for $599, or $230 off the current price.

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Like a few other retailers, Walmart will be selling the latest 9.7-inch iPad for $249, but unlike Target, it isn’t advertising any discount on the iPad mini 4. Cheaper tablet options include the 9.6-inch flavor of the Samsung Galaxy Tab E, which includes a $25 Google Play credit, for $129 ($60 off), and the 7-inch RCA Voyager III Android slate for a mere $28.


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ZDNet Black Friday 2018 coverage:

  • Amazon Seven Days of Black Friday Deals: All-time lows on office devices
  • Amazon Black Friday 2018 deals: See early sales on Echo, Fire HD
  • Best Buy Black Friday 2018 deals: Deep discounts on Apple Mac, Microsoft Surface
  • Costco Black Friday 2018 deals: $250 iPad, $200 laptops
  • Staples Black Friday 2018 deals: PC sales include $150 Chromebook
  • Target Black Friday 2018 deals: $250 iPad mini 4, $120 Chromebook
  • BJs Black Friday 2018 deals: Laptop, desktop, and tablet sales galore
  • Walmart Black Friday 2018 deals: $99 Chromebook, $89 Windows 2-in-1
  • Dell Black Friday 2018 deals: $120 Inspiron laptop, $500 gaming desktop
  • Jet Black Friday 2018 deals: $195 Roomba, $70 off Nest Cam Indoor
  • Newegg Black Friday 2018 deals: $50 off Moto G6, $70 off Nest thermostat
  • Office Depot Black Friday 2018 deals: $300 off Lenovo Flex, $129 HP Chromebook
  • Sam’s Club Black Friday 2018 deals: Buy a 75-inch 4K TV and get a free Xbox One S
  • eBay Black Friday 2018 deals: See early sales on Galaxy Watch, Chromecast
  • Lenovo Black Friday 2018 deals: ThinkPad laptops and more
  • Microsoft Store Black Friday 2018 deals: Ad showcases Surface, laptop deals
  • Google Store Black Friday 2018 deals: Home Hub, Pixel 3, and Pixelbook
  • HP Black Friday 2018 deals: Pavilion laptops, desktops
  • Windows laptops Black Friday deals: Dell, HP, Lenovo
  • Chromebook Black Friday 2018 deals: Dell, Google, HP
  • Best tablet Black Friday deals: Apple iPad, Amazon Fire
  • Black Friday 2018 iPhone deals: $400 iPhone X gift card, BOGO iPhone XR
  • Black Friday 2018 smartphone deals: OnePlus 6T, LG G7

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Holiday advice for ID theft prevention
Adam Levin, chairman of Cyberscout, talks with Tonya Hall about how to protect your identity, especially as the holiday season quickly approaches.

It wasn’t so long ago that everyone put a tablet on their holiday gift list, with Black Friday ads giving ample cover space to the latest iPad. Thanks to bigger smart phones and 2-in-1 laptops being able to handle a lot of the tasks we once used tablets for, the market continues its decline. Nonetheless, over 36 million tablets were sold last quarter, with the iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface bringing more productivity capabilities to pricier devices, not to mention Amazon dominating the low end of the market.

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So though tablet deals may not be as plentiful this Black Friday as they once were, there are still many sales out there if you happen to be in the market for a new slate. Here’s a breakdown by manufacturer and retailers.

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Best Black Friday 2019 deals: Tablets

Best Buy

BJs Wholesale Club

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Costco

Target

Walmart

Amazon.com

Staples

Microsoft Store

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Sam’s Club

Samsung Online Store


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ZDNet Black Friday 2018 coverage:

  • Amazon Seven Days of Black Friday Deals: All-time lows on office devices
  • Amazon Black Friday 2018 deals: See early sales on Echo, Fire HD
  • Best Buy Black Friday 2018 deals: Deep discounts on Apple Mac, Microsoft Surface
  • Costco Black Friday 2018 deals: $250 iPad, $200 laptops
  • Staples Black Friday 2018 deals: PC sales include $150 Chromebook
  • Target Black Friday 2018 deals: $250 iPad mini 4, $120 Chromebook
  • BJs Black Friday 2018 deals: Laptop, desktop, and tablet sales galore
  • Walmart Black Friday 2018 deals: $99 Chromebook, $89 Windows 2-in-1
  • Dell Black Friday 2018 deals: $120 Inspiron laptop, $500 gaming desktop
  • Jet Black Friday 2018 deals: $195 Roomba, $70 off Nest Cam Indoor
  • Newegg Black Friday 2018 deals: $50 off Moto G6, $70 off Nest thermostat
  • Office Depot Black Friday 2018 deals: $300 off Lenovo Flex, $129 HP Chromebook
  • Sam’s Club Black Friday 2018 deals: Buy a 75-inch 4K TV and get a free Xbox One S
  • eBay Black Friday 2018 deals: See early sales on Galaxy Watch, Chromecast
  • Lenovo Black Friday 2018 deals: ThinkPad laptops and more
  • Microsoft Store Black Friday 2018 deals: Ad showcases Surface, laptop deals
  • Google Store Black Friday 2018 deals: Home Hub, Pixel 3, and Pixelbook
  • HP Black Friday 2018 deals: Pavilion laptops, desktops
  • Windows laptops Black Friday deals: Dell, HP, Lenovo
  • Chromebook Black Friday 2018 deals: Dell, Google, HP
  • Best tablet Black Friday deals: Apple iPad, Amazon Fire
  • Black Friday 2018 iPhone deals: $400 iPhone X gift card, BOGO iPhone XR
  • Black Friday 2018 smartphone deals: OnePlus 6T, LG G7

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Laptops remain a popular Black Friday item, whether as a gift for someone else or yourself.

The majority of those laptops still run Windows, ranging from cheap portables that can handle basic web surfing and word processing to pricey powerhouses for gaming or media editing.

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From the many, many Black Friday laptop specials available now and in the coming days, we’ve selected six deals below that are particularly noteworthy.

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Best Windows laptops Black Friday deals

Lenovo IdeaPad 130s

Budget buyers looking for a Windows laptop that’s as cheap as a Chromebook (and about as basically spec’d) need to check out Lenovo’s midnight virtual doorbuster. The IdeaPad 130s will be just $99 at that time, and don’t fall asleep on this deal as it is likely to sell out fast.

HP Pavilion 15-cs0064st

A laptop with the latest Core i7 Intel Optane memory, and a full HD IPS display for under $500? Count us in. You can grab this HP Pavilion notebook for $330 off starting on Thanksgiving at Staples.com or at a Staples location starting on Black Friday.

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Dell XPS 13

Any time you can get a deal on Dell’s luxury laptop, you should snap it up, as our review from earlier this year called it “currently the best small-format laptop.” Office Depot beats Dell’s own site even, with its price on this particular configuration, which includes a Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD, for $1,099.99. That’s $100 less than from Dell directly.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

We don’t know which specific configurations of the second generation of the Surface Laptop will be discounted yet, but we do know Microsoft is going to be taking $300 off their price for Black Friday. Considering that Microsoft debuted the new laptop just last month, the savings is a very well appreciated, if a bit surprising, holiday gift of its own.

HP Pavilion x360 2-in-1

Convertible laptops are the hottest sector of the market these days, so if you want to take advantage of a device that can offer tablet and notebook features, this Pavilion x360 is a particularly good deal. For $399.99, it includes an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of solid-state storage, and a 14-inch foldable touchscreen, making it powerful enough for everyday tasks without breaking the bank.

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Acer Nitro 5

Gaming laptops invariably used to cost over $1,000 — and still couldn’t come close to hanging with gaming desktops. Fast forward several years and not only are gaming notebooks more capable, but there are affordable systems that can offer decent enough performance for gamers on the go — like Acer’s Nitro 5. For just $599.99 on Black Friday — $200 off — you get a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6-inch full HD display, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics with 4GB of GDDR5 video memory.


For more great deals on devices, gadgetry, and technology for your enterprise, business, or home office, see ZDNet’s Business Bargain Hunter blog. Affiliate disclosure: ZDNet earns commission from the products and services featured on this page.

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ZDNet Black Friday 2018 coverage:

  • Amazon Seven Days of Black Friday Deals: All-time lows on office devices
  • Amazon Black Friday 2018 deals: See early sales on Echo, Fire HD
  • Best Buy Black Friday 2018 deals: Deep discounts on Apple Mac, Microsoft Surface
  • Costco Black Friday 2018 deals: $250 iPad, $200 laptops
  • Staples Black Friday 2018 deals: PC sales include $150 Chromebook
  • Target Black Friday 2018 deals: $250 iPad mini 4, $120 Chromebook
  • BJs Black Friday 2018 deals: Laptop, desktop, and tablet sales galore
  • Walmart Black Friday 2018 deals: $99 Chromebook, $89 Windows 2-in-1
  • Dell Black Friday 2018 deals: $120 Inspiron laptop, $500 gaming desktop
  • Jet Black Friday 2018 deals: $195 Roomba, $70 off Nest Cam Indoor
  • Newegg Black Friday 2018 deals: $50 off Moto G6, $70 off Nest thermostat
  • Office Depot Black Friday 2018 deals: $300 off Lenovo Flex, $129 HP Chromebook
  • Sam’s Club Black Friday 2018 deals: Buy a 75-inch 4K TV and get a free Xbox One S
  • eBay Black Friday 2018 deals: See early sales on Galaxy Watch, Chromecast
  • Lenovo Black Friday 2018 deals: ThinkPad laptops and more
  • Microsoft Store Black Friday 2018 deals: Ad showcases Surface, laptop deals
  • Google Store Black Friday 2018 deals: Home Hub, Pixel 3, and Pixelbook
  • HP Black Friday 2018 deals: Pavilion laptops, desktops
  • Windows laptops Black Friday deals: Dell, HP, Lenovo
  • Chromebook Black Friday 2018 deals: Dell, Google, HP
  • Best tablet Black Friday deals: Apple iPad, Amazon Fire
  • Black Friday 2018 iPhone deals: $400 iPhone X gift card, BOGO iPhone XR
  • Black Friday 2018 smartphone deals: OnePlus 6T, LG G7

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Thanks to their low price and popularity with schools, Chromebooks remain one of the bright spots in a flagging PC market. No surprise, then, that retailers are offering many Chromebook deals for Black Friday.

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While some of the sales are for Chrome OS running laptops with smaller screens and minimal specs that cost as little as $99, Chromebooks have evolved to offer bigger displays, 2-in-1 capabilities, and more high-end features as found in Google’s PixelBook. We’ve rounded up those specials below to make it easy for you to find the right deal if you’re planning to buy a Chromebook on Black Friday.

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Best Black Friday 2018 deals: Chromebooks

Costco

Staples

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Dell Online Store

Best Buy

Google Store

HP Online Store

Office Depot/OfficeMax

Target

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Samsung Online Store

Walmart


For more great deals on devices, gadgetry, and technology for your enterprise, business, or home office, see ZDNet’s Business Bargain Hunter blog. Affiliate disclosure: ZDNet earns commission from the products and services featured on this page.

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ZDNet Black Friday 2018 coverage:

  • Amazon Seven Days of Black Friday Deals: All-time lows on office devices
  • Amazon Black Friday 2018 deals: See early sales on Echo, Fire HD
  • Best Buy Black Friday 2018 deals: Deep discounts on Apple Mac, Microsoft Surface
  • Costco Black Friday 2018 deals: $250 iPad, $200 laptops
  • Staples Black Friday 2018 deals: PC sales include $150 Chromebook
  • Target Black Friday 2018 deals: $250 iPad mini 4, $120 Chromebook
  • BJs Black Friday 2018 deals: Laptop, desktop, and tablet sales galore
  • Walmart Black Friday 2018 deals: $99 Chromebook, $89 Windows 2-in-1
  • Dell Black Friday 2018 deals: $120 Inspiron laptop, $500 gaming desktop
  • Jet Black Friday 2018 deals: $195 Roomba, $70 off Nest Cam Indoor
  • Newegg Black Friday 2018 deals: $50 off Moto G6, $70 off Nest thermostat
  • Office Depot Black Friday 2018 deals: $300 off Lenovo Flex, $129 HP Chromebook
  • Sam’s Club Black Friday 2018 deals: Buy a 75-inch 4K TV and get a free Xbox One S
  • eBay Black Friday 2018 deals: See early sales on Galaxy Watch, Chromecast
  • Lenovo Black Friday 2018 deals: ThinkPad laptops and more
  • Microsoft Store Black Friday 2018 deals: Ad showcases Surface, laptop deals
  • Google Store Black Friday 2018 deals: Home Hub, Pixel 3, and Pixelbook
  • HP Black Friday 2018 deals: Pavilion laptops, desktops
  • Windows laptops Black Friday deals: Dell, HP, Lenovo
  • Chromebook Black Friday 2018 deals: Dell, Google, HP
  • Best tablet Black Friday deals: Apple iPad, Amazon Fire
  • Black Friday 2018 iPhone deals: $400 iPhone X gift card, BOGO iPhone XR
  • Black Friday 2018 smartphone deals: OnePlus 6T, LG G7

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