These top picks for laptops, desktops, hybrids, and tablets will help you give the gift of screen-time.
Microsoft Store offers the 4.8-lb. Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro Signature Edition Intel Core i7 2.5GHz 15.6" Laptop, model no. VN7-591G-70JY, for $1,399 with free shipping. That's $400 off list and tied with our mention from three weeks ago as the lowest total price we've seen for this model. Features include an Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 15.6" 3840x2160 4K Ultra LCD, 16GB RAM, 1TB hard drive with 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB graphics, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 3-cell battery, Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Adorama via eBay offers the 3.15-lb Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Intel Haswell Core i7 2.1GHz 14" Touchscreen Laptop, model no. 20A70037US, for $1,159.99 with free shipping. That's $140 under our mention from January and the lowest total price we could find by $160. It features an Intel Core i7-4600U 2.1GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 14" WQHD 2560x1440 touchscreen display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, webcam, 802.11ac wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, mini DisplayPort, 8-cell battery, fingerprint reader, and Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit.
Other World Computing offers a selection of used Apple MacBook Air Laptops, with prices starting at $519. Plus, all orders qualify for free shipping. Each item is covered by a 90-day OWC warranty. (Some items may carry additional AppleCare coverage.) Note that for some models, available quantities may be limited.
As one of its daily deals, Best Buy offers the 4.9-lb. Toshiba Satellite P55W-B5112 Intel Broadwell Core i7 2.4GHz 1080p 15.6" Touchscreen Convertible Laptop in Satin Gold, model no. PSVP3U-003003, bundled with Webroot Secure Anywhere 3-Device 1-Year for Windows and Mac, for $749.99 with free shipping. That's $150 off list and the first 15.6" Toshiba laptop we've seen with a Broadwell CPU. It features an Intel Core i7-5500U 2.4GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, webcam, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. (It doesn't include an optical drive.) Deal ends today.
MacMall offers the 4.5-lb. Apple MacBook Pro Crystalwell Intel Core i7 2.6GHz 15.4" Laptop with Retina Display, model no. ME874LL/A, for $2,599.99. This $50 mail-in rebate cuts it to $2,549.99. With free shipping, that's $649 off list and the lowest total price we could find. It features an Intel Core i7 2.6GHz Crystalwell quad-core processor, 15.4" IPS retina display, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2GB video card, AirPort Extreme (802.11n wireless), Bluetooth 4.0, Facetime camera, Thunderbolt port, and Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Rebate expires March 31.
Arrow Direct discounts a selection of refurbished Intel Core i5 laptops. Plus, take an extra 30% off via coupon code "DEALNEWS", with prices starting from $158.93 after all discounts. Even better, they all qualify for free shipping. Choose from brands such as Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Toshiba.
A 60-day Arrow Direct warranty applies to refurbished items.
Digjungle via eBay offers the refurbished 3.1-lb. Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Intel Haswell Core i5 1.6GHz 13.3" 3200x1800 Touchscreen Ultrabook, model no. NP940X3G-K01US, for $699.99 with free shipping. That's $300 under our Cyber Monday mention of a new unit and tied as the lowest total price we've seen. (It's $498 under the best we could find for a new unit.) It features an Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 13.3" 3200x1800 touchscreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11a/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, webcam, USB 3.0, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Note that no warranty information is provided.
HP Home & Home Office offers the HP ENVY Phoenix 810st Intel Haswell Core i7 3.7GHz Desktop PC, model no. J6N65AV#ABA_1, for $1,299.99. Coupon code "CPC30" cuts that to $1,259.99. With free shipping, that's $540 off list and the lowest total price we could find. (We saw it with half the RAM for $25 less in December.) Features include an Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Haswell quad-core processor, 32GB RAM, 3TB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD burner, Nvidia GeForce GTX 745 4GB video card, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, media card reader, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Deal ends March 7.
HP Home & Home Office offers the 4.7-lb. HP Omen 15t Intel Haswell Core i7 2.5GHz 15.6" 1080p Touchscreen Laptop, model no. J2W39AV_1, for $1,499.99. Coupon code "CPC30" cuts it to $1,049.99. With free shipping, that's $200 under last week's mention, $450 off list, and the lowest total price we could find. It features an Intel Haswell Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 15.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce 860M 2GB graphics card, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth, webcam, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Deal ends March 8.