If you were thinking of robbing a bank, and needed a small nudge, Toshiba just kicked off a lightning pre-Black Friday promo extravaganza. For 24 hours only, you can get a monster gaming-friendly Qosmio laptop for up to $950 off list.
Granted, the Qosmio X70-AST3G26 remains an extravagant buy after the trim, at $1,750. But $1,750 sure sounds better than $2,700, which is how much the powerhouse typically goes for. Justified too, as the 17 incher blows top-of-the-line Alienwares out of the water, with 32GB (!) DDR3 memory, a 3GB GDDR5 Nvidia GTX770M graphics card, two 1.5TB and 1TB hard drives, and a 256GB SSD.
The Qosmio X70-AST3G25 is marginally less impressive, accommodating the same first-class features, save for the 1.5TB HDD. Normally available at $2,500, this configuration can be had at $1,650 after an $850 price reduction by 11:59 p.m. ET tonight.
Identical expiration dates are slapped on every one of Toshiba’s pre-Black Friday special offers, which begs the obvious question “what could the PC producer possibly have in store for the actual Black Friday?” Not to mention Cyber Monday.
If patience isn’t your main forte, an ongoing Satellite P50T-BST2GX3 deal may pique your interest. An Ultra HD 4K touchscreen 15.6-inch notebook hides under that convoluted model number, and the savings are pretty generous. $300 off the recommended retail price of $1,800, or $1,500.
Not too shabby, which is what we can also say about the $300 decrease of the Satellite S70-BST2GX2. The 17.3-inch widescreen laptop packs Core i7 Haswell power, 16GB RAM and Harmon/Kardon stereo sound for only $1,100.
Looking for a PC on the budget side of things? You can’t go much lower than the $350 Intel Celeron-powered 15.6-inch Satellite C50-BST2N01. If versatility is your middle name, then maybe the $1,300 Satellite Click 2 Pro convertible Ultrabook will tickle your taste buds, seeing as it’s discounted a solid $200. Or the lower-end 2-in-1 Click 2, available at $600 after a $100 trim.