Best Laptop Deals: Save 20% On Lenovo 11.6-inch Yoga 710 2-in-1

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As we draw closer to the new school year (yes, we know – yuck!), retailers are beginning to really discount some fine laptop choices for returning students, including models from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung and Toshiba.

Check out all of our top deals below.

Save 20% On Lenovo 11.6-inch Yoga 710 2-in-1

Retailer: Best Buy
Regular Price: $499.99
Sale Price: $399.99
Sale Ends: August 27, 2016
When Released: February 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: A couple of weeks ago, Best Buy had discounted this latest Lenovo Yoga 710 by $50. Since you were indecisive about at that that sale price, it's now $100 off. "[A]t 0.58-inches thick and 2.35 pounds, [Lenovo] has shaved off a little size and weight from the current 11-inch Yoga 700 (0.62-inches thick and 2.4 pounds)," we reported when this laptop first appeared. "Lenovo has also lopped off a big chunk of the price. The 11-inch Yoga 710 is slated to start at just $499, versus the $649 starting price of the existing 11-inch Yoga 700, which has similar specs, including a 1920 x 1080 display." This Best Buy bargain configuration of this aluminum touchscreen 2-in-1 runs on an Intel Pentium 4405Y processor with Intel HD Graphics 515, and includes a 128GB SSD and 4GB of RAM, and is an easy to tote 2.36 pounds and measures a silly 0.6 inches thin.

Just $12.60 For 64GB Lexar JumpDrive

Retailer: Amazon
Regular Price: $19.97
Sale Price: $12.60
Sale Ends: September 3, 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: Not much except you get 64GB of extra storage for less than 13 bucks in a colorfully translucent purple flash drive with a sliding cap design. Unlike most thumb drives, there's a helpful LCD activity indicator so you know transferred digits are moving back-and-forth.

36% Off ROCCAT Kiro Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse

Retailer: Amazon
Regular Price: $38.99
Sale Price: $24.99
Sale Ends: September 4, 2016
When Released: November 2015

Why This Is a Good Deal: Playing on the road requires more than a scratch pad, such as this Roccat Kiro mouse (model ROC-11-320-AM), which can be switched from right- to left-handed use and which can be customized with four side parts with both buttons and blanks. Function-wise, you get OMRON switches, a 2D Titan Wheel, and a soft-touch surface that reduces palm and finger sweat. An overdrive mode doubles the capability of its rated 2000 native dpi Pro-Optic R2 sensor, and maintains stability thanks to its Turbo Core V2 32-bit ARM-based MCU. It can look as flashy as it plays thanks to customizable illumination via 16.8 million colors.

Just $99 For 10mm Thin 22-inch Samsung

Retailer: Amazon
Regular Price: $129.99
Sale Price: $98.99
Sale Ends: not known
When Released: April 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: Thin is in with this silly 10mm thick Series SF350 monitor from Samsung, half the depth of older Samsung monitors. It's a full HD (1920 x 1080), 16:9 widescreen 60Hz screen able to display 16.7 million colors with both VGA and HDMI ports, a quick 5ms response time, 1,000:1 contrast ratio. If you're at an open desk, the looking back has an elegant line design drawn across it. If not, it can be wall mounted.

Only $40 For Targus Topload Laptop Briefcase


Retailer: Best Buy
Regular Price: $49.99
Sale Price: $39.99
Sale Ends: August 27, 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: Need something elegantly executive but still lightweight, something inexpensive but not cheap to tote your laptop to the office or meetings? For just 40 bucks, this thin Targus can accommodate a 15.6-inch laptop, has a second pocket large enough for your paper files, additional pockets for your supplies and accessories, and a detachable shoulder strap.

Just $100 For Logitech G633 Gaming Headset

Retailer: Amazon
Regular Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $99.99
Sale Ends: open ended
When Released: May 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: "The G633 is not only one of the most comfortable headsets on the market, but also one of the most aurally pleasing, user-friendly and versatile," we rhapsodized in our 9/10 review of these new Logitech Artemis Spectrum gaming phones. "While the device's size and shape can sometimes feel a bit clunky, that minor shortcoming does little to detract from a wonderful piece of engineering that can play both games and music with equal fidelity." Our one minor quibble about these phones was their price, which is now obviously no longer an issue. Spec- and feature-wise, these are noise cancelling phones, 7.1 Dolby and dts Headphone: X Surround Sound compatible, with Logitech's onboard equalizer (which requires Logitech's gaming software), plug it into a USB and a headphone jack to simultaneously to answer calls and play music while you game, they fold up for easy portage, and exterior LEDs can illuminate in up to 16.8 million colors, which make them look as cool as they sound.

Save $100 On 15.6-inch HP Pavilion x360 2-in-1

Retailer: Amazon
Regular Price: $729.99
Sale Price: $629.99
Sale Ends: not known
When Released: May 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: At .94 inches at its thickest and 5.07 pounds, HP says this new 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) Windows 10 convertible is its thinnest and lightest Pavilion x360 yet. It's also impressively endowed with a 6th gen Intel Core i5-6200U processor aided by Intel HD Graphics 520, a 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM, a full-sized keyboard with a rare separate numeric keypad for number crunchers, dual B&O PLAY speakers so your audience can both hear as well as see your presentation, AC Wi-Fi, a pretty impressive 8.5-hour battery life – and a $100 discount.

$150 Off 17.3 inch Dell Inspiron 2-in-1

Retailer: Best Buy
Regular Price: $999.99
Sale Price: $849.99
Sale Ends: August 27, 2016
When Released: June 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: As if we didn't know: "Size matters," we reported. "The Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1…is the first 17-inch 2-in-1, using a 360-degree hinge to switch among laptop, tablet, presentation and tent modes. Not surprisingly, the laptop's size poses some challenges when you try to bend the screen back with normal, adult-size arms and hands. However, the Inspiron 17's high-quality screen and solid performance make it a worthy choice for those who want the biggest display they can get with loads of versatility baked in." Similar to our review sample, this sale configuration is equipped with 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 touchscreen backed with an Intel Core i7-6500U mobile processor with a Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics, 12GB of RAM, a 1TB HDD, MaxxAudio sound, an HDMI output along with a full compliment of USB ports and a media card reader, and AC Wi-Fi.

Save $170 On Toshiba Satellite Fusion L55W

Retailer: Staples
Regular Price: $669.99
Sale Price: $499.99
Sale Ends: August 27, 2016
When Released: January 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: "Toshiba has a winner on its hands with the Satellite Radius P55W," we noted of the two-year-old antecedent of this latest 15.6-inch L55W 2-in-1. "This attractive multimedia notebook gives solid performance… If you're searching for a truly versatile laptop in a 15.6-inch size, I recommend saving up for a Toshiba Satellite Radius…" This discount L55W Windows 10 configuration (#C5278) is equipped with an Intel Core i3 processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 750GB HDD, AC Wi-Fi, and weighs an astonishing lightweight 2.1 pounds.

$100 Off 13.3-in. Samsung Notebook 7 Spin 2-in-1

Retailer: Best Buy
Regular Price: $799.99
Sale Price: $699.99
Sale Ends: August 27, 2016
When Released: June 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: "[I]if you care about style," we noted in our review of this Samsung convertible, "the Notebook 7 Spin has it in spades [which]… may be enough for you to overlook its shortcomings," which we note include its keyboard and battery life. Admittedly, our review unit packed a bit more punch than this discounted configuration, which includes an Intel Core i5-6200U engine with Intel HD Graphics 520, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB HDD, AC Wi-Fi and an HDMI out. "But the Notebook 7 is a capable device – some might even call it beautiful."

Just $130 For 11.6 inch Lenovo Ideapad 100s

Retailer: Best Buy
Regular Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $129.99
Sale Ends: August 27, 2016
When Released: October 2015

Why This Is a Good Deal: If you've stalled on deciding on an budget laptop, your patience has paid off. Earlier this month, Best Buy offered this Lenovo Ideapad 100S for just $150. Now, this creamy white edition is $20 cheaper than that. And we considered it a great deal even at it's original price. "Just how much laptop can you buy these days for under $200?," we rhetorically asked about this .69-inch thin Intel Atom-powered/ Intel HD Graphics portable. "…[T]he Lenovo Ideapad 100s is a lightweight, long-lasting Windows 10-powered laptop with a touch of style, good viewing angles and over 9 hours of battery life. Like other systems in this price range, the 11.6-inch (1388 x 768) 100s offers very modest performance and cuts some corners when it comes to keyboard and touchpad quality. However, if you're willing to live with a few compromises, you can get a very capable secondary computer or child's laptop for a great price." 

 

Save $150 On 13.3-inch QHD+ Lenovo Yoga 900 2-in-1

Retailer: Best Buy
Regular Price: $1,399.99
Sale Price: $1,249.99
Sale Ends: August 27, 2016
When Released: October 2015

Why This Is a Good Deal: "The Lenovo Yoga 900 is like a Transformer wearing an Armani suit and a Rolex," we extolled. "This superthin premium convertible ($1,199 to start, $1,399 as reviewed) features a slick, understated design on the outside and a pixel-packed quad-HD+ 13.3-inch screen and a powerful 6th-gen Intel CPU on the inside. Lenovo's innovative watchband hinge holds the whole package together, making it easy to switch among multiple modes. Other laptop-tablet hybrids last longer on a charge, but the Yoga 900 is easily one of the best 2-in-1s money can buy." We reviewed the configuration that's on sale here: an Intel Core i7-6560U plus Intel Iris Graphics 540, a copious 16GB of RAM, an equally copious 512GB SSD, and it's just .6 of an inch thin and weighs in at just 2.84 pounds.

Save $100 On 15.6-inch HP Pavilion x360 2-in-1

Retailer: Amazon
Regular Price: $729.99
Sale Price: $629.99
Sale Ends: not known
When Released: May 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: At .94 inches at its thickest and 5.07 pounds, HP says this new 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) Windows 10 convertible is its thinnest and lightest Pavilion x360 yet. It's also impressively endowed with a 6th gen Intel Core i5-6200U processor aided by Intel HD Graphics 520, a 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM, a full-sized keyboard with a rare separate numeric keypad for number crunchers, dual B&O PLAY speakers so your audience can both hear as well as see your presentation, AC Wi-Fi, a pretty impressive 8.5-hour battery life – and a $100 discount.

Only $269 For 14-inch Acer Chromebook

Retailer: Best Buy
Regular Price: $299.00
Sale Price: $269.00
Sale Ends: August 27, 2016
When Released: May 2016

 

Why This Is a Good Deal: If you're looking to be free from Windows, here's a thin (.7 inches) and light (3.42 pounds), inexpensive – but not cheap – alternative. "Chromebooks – notebooks that run Google's Chrome OS – get a bad rap because many look cheap, feel disposable and lack speed. The Acer Chromebook 14 has none of these problems, as its brushed metal lid and aluminum chassis give it a sleek design and great build quality. The 14-inch notebook's strengths aren't shell-deep, as it packs enough punch for productive multitasking." This sale model runs on an Intel Celeron processor N3160 with Intel HD Graphics 400, and includes an admittedly slight 32GB eMMC flash file memory and 4GB of RAM.

Save $200 on Chocolate Brown 15.6-in. Asus 2-in-1

Retailer: Best Buy
Regular Price: $1099.99
Sale Price: $899.99
Sale Ends: August 27, 2016
When Released: July 2016

 

Why This Is a Good Deal: Not only is this new Windows 10 Q524UQ convertible from Asus beautifully featured, it's just plain beautiful. First, let's deal with its fully-featured functions: a full HD 15.6-inch touchscreen, a dual core 6th gen Intel Core i7-6500U with a 4M cache and up to 3.10 GHz with Turbo Boost, an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics with 2GB of video memory, 12GB of RAM and a copious 2TB HDD. For your entertainment purposes, you get Intel's WiDi (Wireless Display) to wirelessly transmits content to your HDTV, and built-in Bang & Olufsen ICEpower speakers. The jack pack includes single Thunderbolt and HDMI ports plus four USB, and you get AC Wi-Fi for standard wireless connectivity. Aesthetically, this aluminum-encased Q is an unusual-for-laptop chocolate black with hairline etching and dark copper highlights. A pretty package no matter how you look at it.

Just $100 For Logitech G633 Gaming Headset

Retailer: Amazon
Regular Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $99.99
Sale Ends: open ended
When Released: May 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: "The G633 is not only one of the most comfortable headsets on the market, but also one of the most aurally pleasing, user-friendly and versatile," we rhapsodized in our 9/10 review of these new Logitech Artemis Spectrum gaming phones. "While the device's size and shape can sometimes feel a bit clunky, that minor shortcoming does little to detract from a wonderful piece of engineering that can play both games and music with equal fidelity." Our one minor quibble about these phones was their price, which is now obviously no longer an issue. Spec- and feature-wise, these are noise cancelling phones, 7.1 Dolby and dts Headphone: X Surround Sound compatible, with Logitech's onboard equalizer (which requires Logitech's gaming software), plug it into a USB and a headphone jack to simultaneously to answer calls and play music while you game, they fold up for easy portage, and exterior LEDs can illuminate in up to 16.8 million colors, which make them look as cool as they sound.

Save Up To $279 On Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Bundle

Retailer: Microsoft
Starting Price: $1,118.00
Save Up To: $279.00
Sale Ends: not known
When Released: October 2015

Why This Is a Good Deal: Instead of offering a discount on the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft has put together a discount on a logically constructed bundle around the Surface Pro 4: a Surface Pro 4 (duh), which we found to be the "faster and more useful than any Surface ever before," your choice of a Type Cover and Surface sleeve, a year of Office 365, and a two-year warranty. You can configure your Surface Pro 4 any way you'd like, which will, of course, affect the amount of the discount.

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