Right now you can buy the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 for $599 at Amazon. Since this is $300 off its original $899 cost, this budget laptop is even more affordable than ever. It may not have the best specs of the best gaming laptops but it should be sufficiently powerful enough to handle some of the best PC games.
This Lenovo machine features a large 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display, an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H CPU, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256GB SSD. It also comes with Windows 11 pre-installed.
As we said up top, this isn’t exactly the most impressive gaming laptop in terms of specs. But considering how this laptop has a max resolution of 1080p, you don’t necessarily need a higher-end Nvidia RTX 30-series mobile GPU to get 4K resolution. 8GB of RAM isn’t all that exciting either; if you play games at medium or low settings, it should be enough.
If you’re in the market for a new Windows 11 laptop you could do a lot worse than the Microsoft Surface Pro 8, a Microsoft-designed Windows tablet that doubles as a decent laptop if you attach the (optional) keyboard cover.
Right now Best Buy is still running an excellent deal that knocks $450 off the price of a new Microsoft Surface Pro 8. You can get one for just $899, which is a fair discount off the usual $1,349 price tag. It’s a great tablet too, with a vibrant 13-inch touchscreen and great webcam. While the 11th Gen Intel CPU inside isn’t quite as fast as the latest 12th Gen chips inside the newer Surface Pro 9, it’s still plenty powerful for day-to-day work. Don’t miss this chance to get one at a steal!
Looking for a good laptop under $100? The HP Chromebook 11.6-inch is the perfect choice whether you are looking at gifting someone this or buying it for your kid or an older relative. It may not feature on our best laptops page but with decent specs, this Chromebook is ideal for browsing the internet and it will handle basic tasks well.
The HP Chromebook comes with a 11.6-inch display (1,366 x 768 pixels), AMD A4 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 32GB eMMC storage. Right now Walmart is selling this for $79 which is down from its regular price of $98, which is a good price for this basic Chromebook.
Apple’s laptops are always sought-after items during Black Friday. This year is no exception, so it would be good to snag one of the company’s high-end notebooks before they sell out — such as the one we’re spotlighting here.
Right now the MacBook Pro 14-inch (M1 Pro/512GB) is $1,599 at Best Buy (opens in new tab). The 2021 MacBook Pro sports Apple’s M1 Pro CPU, which delivers 8 more GPU cores, a better Media Engine, and more memory bandwidth than the already fast M1 chip. It’s also Apple’s first 14-inch MacBook Pro featuring a 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED display with 3024 x 1984 resolution. Others specs include 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. You also get three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI port, SDXC card slot and a MagSafe 3 port.
In our Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) review, we were seriously impressed by what this device had to offer. It has pretty much everything you could want in a laptop; including incredible performance, a beautiful 14-inch display and battery life that lasted over 14 hours in our tests.