Black Friday Notebook Deals

The big day is almost here: Black Friday.  Will you be in line at 5, 4, or 3AM looking to score some sweet deals on technology?  The big box retailers are offering discounted tech, but not all of them are worth losing sleep over. helpfully put together a list of all the laptops being offered for Black Friday broken down by store. Several stores are offering an HP Pavillion G50 in varying configurations.  This budget notebook would probably be okay for someone who uses their laptop mainly for browsing, e-mail, word processing, and other tasks that don’t require a robust system.  Just don’t rush to get one if you need a serious workhorse.  The lowest price on the G50 is at Office Depot: $349.  It comes with a little snag — $200 off instantly but a $50 mail-in rebate.  That’s way better than the Circuit City deal, which requires a mail-in rebate to get to $399, or the Staples system, which is also $399. All of the stores are offering at least one laptop for $500 or less, but some are limiting quantities per store.  Here’s the breakdown:

  • Wal-Mart: (exclusive) HP Pavilion G60 121WM for $448 –15.6 inch/160GB HDD/3GB RAM/AMD Turion 2.0GHz CPU
  • Staples: HP Pavilion G50 for $399–15.4inch/2GB RAM/AMD Athlon X2 CPU
  • Office Max: HP Pavilion G50 for $429–15.4inch/120GB HDD/2GB RAM/AMD Sempron CPU
  • Office Depot: Toshiba Satellite L305-S5894 for $479–15.4 inch/160GB HDD/3GB RAM/Intel Pentium T3200 CPU
  • Office Depot: Toshiba Satellite M305D-S4831for $489–15.4 inch/200GB HDD/4GB RAM/AMD Turion 2.0GHz CPU
  • Office Depot: HP Pavilion G50-112NR for $349–15.4 inch/160GB HDD/3GB RAM/Intel Pentium T3200 CPU
  • Circuit City: HP Pavilion dv4-1114NR for $499 (10 per store)–14.1 inch/150GB HDD/3GB RAM/Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
  • Circuit City: HP Pavilion G50 for $499 & $399–15.4 inch/250 & 160GB HDD/2GB RAM/Intel Pentium T3200 CPU
  • Best Buy: HP Pavilion dv4-1114NR for $499 (10 per store)–14.1 inch/150GB HDD/3GB RAM/Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
  • Best Buy: Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5892 for $479 & $379–15.4 inch/250 & 160GB HDD/4GB & 3GB RAM/Turion 2.0GHz CPU

Remember, some of these require mail-in rebates to get to the final discount, which can be a pain and still put you beyond budget.  Research the deals carefully before you brave early-morning November weather.

If you want to do your Black Friday notebook shopping from the comfort of home, there are options. Dell, Lenovo, and Apple all have special Friday-only deals. Here are some of our favorites:
  • MacBook Air for $1199 ($684 off) — 13.3 inch/80GB HDD/2GB RAM/Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz CPU
  • MacBook Pro for $1299 ($644 off) — 15.4 inch/200GB HDD/2 GB RAM/Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz CPU
  • Dell Vostro 1510 (customizable) for $499–15.4 inch/250GB HDD/2GB RAM/Intel Celeron M 2.0GHz CPU
  • Dell Vostro A860 for $349–15.6 inch/120GB HDD/2 GB RAM/Intel Celeron M 2.0GHz CPU
  • Dell Inspiron Mini 9 for $299
  • Lenovo ThinkPad R, SL, T, X, W, Y Series 15% off w/coupon USPBLACKFRIDAY
  • Lenovo IdeaPad U110 & U330 15% off w/coupon USPBLACKFRIDAY

Click here for more. Check out our Gadget Gift Guide for our holiday gift picks.

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  1. john laptop Says:

    sounds great for friday black. really cheap laptop

  2. silas Says:

    i need your advice on a work hoarse laptop

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