Heading back to work after a turkey-filled four-day weekend is never easy, but knowing you can sneak onto your computer and score a great deal on a laptop without ever leaving your chair may make your Monday a little more tolerable. With Cyber Monday sales expected to reach $2 billion this year, according to Adobe Digital Index’s 2012 holiday buying forecast, you won’t be the only one snatching up good deals.
Though iPads and iPhones are on the top of many wish lists this year, 19 percent of shoppers are planning to buy a laptop this holiday season. However, laptops are generally a higher-ticket item; maybe one you don’t think you can afford right now. Thanks to price-slashing Cyber Monday finds, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to snag a great deal on a laptop. Depending on what model you buy, you may even have some extra dough to spend on your loved ones.
Though you may already be seeing ads for Black Friday, most retailers are keeping their Cyber Monday deals well under wraps. However, we’ve done a little digging and found a few Cyber Monday laptop deals that you can put on your shopping list now.
Note: We will be updating this story as more Cyber Monday laptop deals are announced. Know of any we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments below. Also, please keep in mind that these deals are valid at time of publication. Many of these bargains won’t last long, so get them while they last. Happy shopping!
This story was originally published on November 21 and was last updated at 11:51 a.m. EST, Monday, November 26.
Acer Aspire V3-771G-9456
Original Price: $899
Sale Price: $699
Savings: $200 (22%)
This Windows 8 machine has a second-generation Intel Core i7 2.2 GHz quad-core processor, 6GB of DDR3 memory, and a 750GB hard drive. It’s 17.3-inch HD+ screen features 1600 x 900 resolution, and LED backlight technology. Skype sessions will be easy with its built-in webcam and mic, and you can keep your files secure by using the built-in finger print reader. Ports include HDMI, two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, and VGA. At just over 7 pounds, this 17-incher won’t be your best travel companion, but for under $700, it’s a great deal for a powerful machine.
Acer Aspire V3-771G-9809
Original Price: $949
Sale Price: $749
Savings: $200 (21%)
At just over 1-inch thick, this Acer Aspire model features Windows 8, a third-generation Intel Core i7 2.2 GHz processor, a 1TB 5400RPM SATA hard drive, 8GB of DDR3 memory, and a large 17.3-inch HD+ Widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit display. Though it has a fairly thin design, at over 7 pounds, this is another 17-inch laptop you probably won’t be carrying around with ease.
Acer Aspire V3-771G-9804
Original Price: $1,099.99
Sale Price: $899.99
Savings: $200 (18%)
Hardly different from the 771G-9809 above, this model differs in storage. Instead of just having the SATA drive, the 771G-9804 has a 750GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive and a 120GB solid-state drive. Otherwise, except for the colors (the above comes in midnight black and this model comes in glossy grey) everything else is the same. Both models have Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics with 2GB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM.
HP Envy 6-1110us Sleekbook
Original Price: $700
Sale Price: $550
Savings: $150 (21%)
Available through HP’s Amazon store, the Envy 6-1110us is on sale for 21 percent off its list price. Just over 4.5 pounds, the 15.6-inch laptop has an HD LED-backlit display as well as as 4GB memory, 500GB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart hard drive protection, an AMD Quad-Core A8-4555M accelerated processor, up to 6 hours of batter life, AMD Radeon HD 7600G discrete graphics, and runs Windows 8 to boot. Along with a one-year warranty, it also features finer details, such as Beats Audio, a soft-touch, slip-resistant base, and HP CoolSense for automatic air conditioning.
Original Price: $750
Sale Price: $600
Savings: $150 (20%)
Lenovo, through it’s Amazon store, is selling its U310 13.3-inch Ultrabook for 20 percent off its list price. The laptop features 4GB of RAM, a 500GB SATA hard drive, 24GB solid-state drive cache, Intel HD 4000 graphics, six hours of battery life, and Windows 8. At just 3.7 pounds, this Ultrabook is great for taking with you on the go, and thanks to its third-generation Intel Core i5-3317U processor, you can be sure you’ll have plenty of power. Plus, with its HD display and stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theatre v4 audio enhancement, you’ll be able to watch movies with great picture and sound.
Dell has announced its lineup of laptops for the big day. As it did with its Black Friday deals, Dell is offering a series of doorbuster deals throughout the day starting at 12 a.m. EST, and following with a deal every three hours until the last deal shows at 9 p.m. EST.
If you’re looking for something slightly larger than the Inspiron 15, the 17-inch 17R with HD+ display is the Dell for you. It features a third-generation Intel Core i5-3210M processor, 6GB of memory, a 1TB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive, Intel HD Graphics 400, and switchable lid colors for an additional $30. The 17R offers quite a bit of power for a $650 laptop, so get this deal while it’s hot. Enter coupon code FNPHR1CM for the full discount.
Apple MacBook Pro
Original Price: $1,199
Sale Price: $989
Savings: $210 (18%)
Want a new 13.3-inch MacBook Pro but don’t want to pay high prices? For a limited time, eBay is selling the newest version of the MacBook Pro for $989. According to the seller, the computer is brand new, unused, unopened, and just waiting for you to scoop it up. It has an Intel Core i5 processor, Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 4GB of memory, a 500GB hard drive, and a 1280 x 800 resolution display with Intel HD Graphics 4000. At just 4.5 pounds, the MacBook Pro has up to 7 hours of battery life. At the time of publication, 195 had already been sold, so get one while they last.
HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4t-1100
Original Price: $800
Sale Price: $700
Savings: $100 (12.5%)
Though $100 off isn’t the best deal we’ve seen on a laptop, HP is also throwing in a free NOOK Simple Touch (a value of $99), so you’re really saving about $199 on this deal. The HP ENVY TouchSmart features third-generation Intel Core i3-3217U processor (1.8GHz), Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4GB DDR3 memory, a 500GB hard drive, and Windows 8. At just 23-millimeters thin and 4.77 pounds, this is one UltraBook that’ll be easy to take on the road. Don’t want to take your new laptop while you’re on the go? Just bring your new NOOK to keep you company.
Original Price: $1,149
Sale Price: $799
Savings: $350 (30%)
Grab this doorbuster deal fast. Lenovo is knocking $350 off of its 15.6-inch IdeaPad U510 notebook. Featuring a third-generation Intel Core i7-3517U processor, Nvidia GeForce 625M 1GB graphics, 8GB of memory, a 1TB 5400RP hard drive plus a 24GB solid-state drive, this is one powerful laptop. Make sure to use coupon code CMDOORBUSTER at checkout to get 30 percent off of this Windows 8 laptop.
Original Price: $1,149
Sale Price: $799
Savings: $350 (30%)
It’s not often we see a gaming laptop on sale during Cyber Monday, but Lenovo is giving us its IdeaPad Y500 gaming and multimedia laptop for just under $800. The 15.6-inch laptop features a third-generation Intel Core i7-3630QM (2.4GHz 6MB) processor, Nvidia GeForce GT650M graphics, 8GB of memory, and a 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive offering lots of room sto store movies, music, photos, games, and other files. This is a beast of a machine for under $800, but make sure to use coupon code CMDOORBUSTER at checkout to get this deal.
Thanks to Laptopaholic for the tip!
Toshiba Satellite C850D-BT3N11
Original Price: $450
Sale Price: $280
Savings: $230 (45%)
Toshiba offers one of the highest percentages off on a laptop this Cyber Monday. Its 15.6-inch Satellite C850D-BT3N11 laptop features an AMD Dual-Core E1-1200 accelerated processor, 4GB DDR3 memory, 320GB R400 RPM storage, AMD Radeon HD integrated graphics, a 1366 x 768 TruBrite display, and a 720p webcam. Toshiba normally sells this model for $510, but with a $150 in instant savings, plus an additional $20 off with coupon code CMC850D, you can get this Windows 8 laptop for just 230 bucks.
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