These top picks for laptops, desktops, hybrids, and tablets will help you give the gift of screen-time.
BuyDig via eBay offers the factory-refurbished 5.1-lb. ASUS Intel Haswell Core i5 1.6GHz 15.6" 1080p Touchscreen Laptop, model no. Q501LA-BSI5T19, for $449.99 with free shipping. That's $30 under our January mention and the lowest total price we could find for a refurb now by $50. (We saw a new model at this price the week of Black Friday, but after rebate hassles.) Features include an Intel Haswell Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. (No optical drive is included.) A 90-day ASUS warranty applies. Deal ends March 10.
As one of its daily deals, Best Buy offers the 4.9-lb. Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5308 AMD 1GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Laptop, model no. PSCMYU-00G015, bundled with Titanium Internet Security 3-Device 6-Months for Windows/Mac/Android/iOS, for $199.99 with free shipping. That's $30 off list and the best price we've seen for a Toshiba laptop with this processor. (It's currently $50 under the lowest total price we could find for a similar laptop without the software.) Features include an AMD E1-2100 1GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, webcam, media card reader, HDMI, USB 3.0, and Windows 8.1. Deal ends today.
Office Depot and Office Max offers the 2.5-lb. Dell XPS 11 Intel Haswell Core i5 Dual 1.5GHz 11.6" Touch Laptop, model no. XPS18-9091CFB, for $499.99 with free shipping. That's tied with last week's mention as the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low by $100.) It converts to a tablet and features an Intel Haswell Core i5-4210Y 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, 11.6" 2560x1440 LED-backlit touchscreen, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Newegg via eBay offers the 5.5-lb. Acer Aspire E5-571-7776 Intel Core i7 2GHz 15.6" Laptop, model no. NX.MLTAA.018, for $499.99. Coupon code "CLC10OFF" cuts the price to $449.99. With free shipping, that's $100 below our November mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low by $149.) It features an Intel Core i7-4510U 2GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, HDMI, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 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.