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Best Laptop Deals for Black Friday 2017

Best Laptop Deals for Black Friday 2017 is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

The best laptop deals and Black Friday 2017 savings can get you a solid Windows 10 laptop for a very reasonable price. One deal gets you a 2017 Surface Pro with 128GB of storage and a Type Cover for just $699.

Without the best laptop deals, you can expect to pay around $600 or more for a solid Windows 10 laptop that has plenty of processing power and a long-lasting battery. Expect to pay around $799 for a Windows 10 laptop that has excellent battery life, a touchscreen and the latest Intel processors.

The Lenovo Yoga 920.

You don’t need a warehouse club membership to take advantage of these deals. PC makers and retailers routinely cut the PC prices throughout the year. That being said, you should take advantage of these deals as soon as you can. Really great deals won’t last long and a few will require you to have your credit or debit card waiting the moment a sale starts.

Best Laptop Deals

All the best laptop deals pack huge savings, but there are some things to keep in mind as you consider which of them to take advantage of.

As with every technology purchase you make, take your needs into consideration when choosing which laptop to buy. All Windows 10 laptops aren’t created equally. The more money you spend, the more processing power and storage you will have. On the other hand, don’t always go with the more expensive options if you don’t need to. You do not need to spend a lot of money if you only want to browse the internet and check email.

The Dell XPS 13 is a great Windows 10 laptop.

Read: Laptop, Tablet or 2-in-1: Which to Buy?

Second, look for any deals that include extras you know you need to get the most out of your new PC. Some Surface Pro bundles and the ThinkPad X1 Tablet include a keyboard cover, which you really must buy for the best experience. There are software extras worth considering too, for example, Surface Laptops and low-cost Windows 10 PCs often come with a free year of Microsoft’s Office 365 Personal service. That subscription costs $69.99 on its own.

Read: Office 365 Plans: Which is Right for You?

Model Store Price Savings Details
2017 Surface Pro with Intel Core M Processor and 128GB of Storage Best Buy $629 $370 Best Buy Black Friday sale in-store. Stores open at 5 PM, November 23rd.
Lenovo IdeaPad 11.6″ with Intel Celeron Processor, 32GB of storage and one year of Office 365 Best Buy $99 $100 Best Buy Black Friday sale in-store. Stores open at 5 PM, November 23rd. Also available at BestBuy.com
2017 Surface Pro with Intel Core i5 Processor and 128GB of Storage and Type Cover Microsoft Store $899 $229.99 Available in-store and online now.
Dell XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 with Intel Core i7 processor and 512GB of Storage Microsoft Store $1,449 $350 Available in-store and online now.
Dell Inspiron 15 i5567 with Intel Core i5 processor and 1TB Hard Drive Microsoft Store $499 $200 Available in-store and online now.
Free Marimekko Sleeve with Surface Laptop Microsoft Store $999 $74.99 Available in-store and online now.
HP Laptop 15 with Intel Core i3 processor and 1TB of Storage Microsoft Store $299 $200 Available online and in-store at 12 AM on November 23rd.
Inspiron 15 3000 with Intel Celeron Processor and 500GB Hard Drive Dell $199 $100 Available at 11 AM EST on November 23rd.
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 2-in-1 with Intel Core i3 processor and 1TB of Storage Dell $399 $180 Available November 24th at 2 PM EST.
Lenovo Miix 510 with Intel Core i5 processor and 128GB of Storage Lenovo $719 $180 Available now with MIIX510DB coupon code.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet with Intel Core m5 Processor and 256GB of Storage Lenovo $799.99 $499.01 Available now.
Lenovo Legion Y520 Gaming Notebook with Intel Core i7 processor, 2TB of Storage and 256GB SSD Lenovo $1099.99 $500 Available now.
Lenovo Yoga 910 14″ with Intel Core i7 processor and 1TB of Storage Lenovo $1,299.99 $400 Available now.
HP Laptop 15Z Touch with AMD A9 Processor and 1TB Hard Drive HP $329 $185 Available Now.

Trading Your Old PC to Boost Your Savings

Look to device trade-ins to boost your savings. Amazon and Best Buy will both give you store credit in exchange for your old laptop. You can use that store credit towards anything you want, including their best laptop deals.

How much store credit you get through these trade-in programs depends on how old your PC is and how well you’ve taken care of it. Best Buy and Amazon will both power on the device to make sure it’s in working before they issue you any credit. Remember to back up your files and reset Windows 10 to factory settings before getting rid of your old laptop.

eBay and Craigslist Laptop Deals

Finally, create your own best laptop deals by buying a used PC through eBay or Craigslist. Just be careful and know exactly what you’re getting when you do.

eBay is the safest of these two places to buy a used laptop. First, you can learn a lot about the new device through the pictures and information each seller provides. Also, the site lets you ask questions and compare hundreds of auctions for the best deal. Just be sure you have an idea of what PC you’d like to buy before you start looking there. Also, read all the information the seller provides about the PC’s condition.

You can find great laptop deals on Craigslist.

You don’t need to wait for someone to ship you your new device if you buy through Craigslist. That’s why so many people love the site. Also, you get to haggle directly with the person selling the device for the best deal possible. Unfortunately, there are no buyer protections on Craigslist. Test out the laptop in a public place before you commit to buying it.

Read: 52 Windows 10 Tips to Master Your PC

5 Best Windows 10 Laptops Under $500 in 2017

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 – $429.99

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 - $429.99
One of Dell’s cheapest Windows laptops ever, the Dell Inspiron 15 3000 is for classic laptop lovers. Its 15-inch screen will never leave you wanting to connect an external display and it has plenty of ports and an all-too-rare DVD drive.

You get to choose whether you want the lowest possible price or a more well-balanced machine that costs a little more. The $299 model has 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive and an Intel Celeron Processor. Exchanging those for a more performance friendly Intel Core i3 processor, 6GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage for photos, videos documents and videos brings the price to $429. The $499.99 model has an Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM.

Every Dell Inspiron 15 3000 has an SD card reader, headset jack, USB 2.0 port, lock slot, Ethernet port USB 3.0 port and a HDMI port. At 8 hours between charges, they should all last through a day of classes or casual browsing at your favorite coffee shop.

Buy the Dell Inspiron 3000 from Dell for $299.99

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