Cyber Monday Deals: Huge ThinkPad Discounts, Powerful Gaming Laptops

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Not surprisingly, there are Cyber Monday deals galore on laptops and PCs. What's surprising is the deals on some of the newest models, including 15 percent off Asus' latest gaming laptop and just $.01 for a leading antivirus software package. Even better, Lenovo has huge discounts on some of its best laptops, including the ThinkPad T450s and ThinkPad Yoga 15.

15% Off Top Asus Gaming Laptop

Retailer: NewEgg
Regular Price: $1,099.99
Sale Price: $939.99
Sale Ends: November 30, 2015
When Released: October 2015

Why This Is a Good Deal: You not only get Asus' latest 64-bit Windows 10 gaming powerhouse (model ROG GL552VW-DH71), powered by Intel's newest 6th generation 2.6GHz Core i7 processor, for 15% off, but for a limited time NewEgg will throw in a $65 USB wired laser mouse. This Asus' specs are impressive: a 15.6-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 ISP LCD, 16GB of RAM,a 1TB hard drivefor your files and games, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics card, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, and a slide-off upgrade panel to give you quick access to slot in an M.2 SSD, a bigger hard drive or upgrade memory.

Kaspersky Internet Security for Just a Penny

Retailer: Staples
Regular Price: $59.99
Sale Price: $.01
Sale Ends: December 5, 2015
When Released: 2015

Why This Is a Good Deal: One measly cent for arguably the leading Internet security software package? You will have to work for this penny price: first there's $14.98 in "instant savings," then you send in for a $45 rebate. When we reviewed it, we noted that "The range of features included in Kaspersky Total Security is unrivaled among its peers." This single-user box is multi-platform – Windows, Mac and Android, and includes Kaspersky Safe Browser for iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone devices.

$1099 for Ideapad Y700 Gaming Desktop

Retailer: Lenovo
Regular Price: $1,549
Sale Price: $1,049
When Released: Fall 2015

Why It's a Good Deal: You get a whole lot of gaming laptop for the money with the Y700. This 17-inch gaming behemoth features a sharp 1920 x 1080 display, a speedy Intel 6th Generation "Skylake" Core i7 CPU,Nvidia GTX 960M graphics, 8GB of RAM and two storage drives: a 1TB hard drive and a 128GB SSD.

$785 for ThinkPad Yoga 15

Retailer: Lenovo
Regular Price: $929
Sale Price: $785
When Released:  Februrary 2015

Why It's a Good Deal: Our favorite 15-inch 2-in-1 just got a whole less expensive. The ThinkPad Yoga 15 offers a gorgeous, 15.5-inch full HD touch screen, over 8 hours of battery life and Nvidia discrete graphics, along with Lenovo's best-in-class keyboard.

$429 for 15.6-inch Acer Aspire E5-573G-52G3 Laptop w/ 1080p and Nvidia Graphics

Retailer: NewEgg
Regular Price: $599.99
Sale Price: $429.99
When Released: August 2015

Why It's a Good Deal: Are you kidding? For under $450, you get a 15-inch laptop with several high-end features usually reserved for systems that are hundreds of dollars more expensive. The Acer Aspire E5-573G-52G3 provides a sharp, 1080p screen  and Nvidia GT940M graphics, which together with the Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and 1TB hard drive, should be great for multimedia and adequate for playing most mainstream PC games. In this price range, you're usually lucky to get a Core i5 processor with integrated graphics and a 1366 x 768 display.

$299 for Dell Venue 8 7000 Android Tablet

Retailer: Dell
Regular Price: $349
Sale Price: $299
When Released: January 2015

Why It's a Good Deal: Our favorite Android tablet just fell below the $300 mark. We love the Venue 8 7000 for its eye-popping 2560 x 1600 display, gorgeous gunmetal gray chassis and nearly 10 hours of battery life. A RealSense camera on the back lets  you measure objects just by taking their pictures.

Lenovo ThinkPad T450s

Retailer: Lenovo
Regular Price: $953
Sale Price: $794.25
Sales Ends: Open Ended
When Released: March 2015

Why It's a Good Deal: The ThinkPad T450s is our favorite business and productivity laptop, because of its best-in-class keyboard, colorful display, strong performance and over 15 hours of battery life. We recommend spending a little extra to configure your T450s with a 1080p display, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and an extended battery. 

HP Pavilion x360 w/ 128GB SSD for $559.99

Retailer: Amazon
Regular Price: $719.99
Sale Price: $559.99
When Released: September 2015

Why It's a Good Deal: HP gives you a whole lot of 2-in-1 goodness for a very affordable price. This 13-inch, 3.8-pound laptop bends back 360 degrees to go into tent mode, stand mode or tablet mode. A sharp, 1920 x 1080 display makes the x360 a great entertainment or productivity system while its 2.3-GHz Intel 6th Gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD provide plenty of pop. 

$649 for Lenovo Ideapad 500 with Core i7

Retailer: Lenovo
Regular Price: $999
Sale Price: $649.99
When Released: September 2015

Why It's a Good Deal: This 15.6-inch laptop makes a great family or dorm-room PC with its sharp 1920 x 1080 display and blazing fast Intel 6th Gen Core i7 CPU. The sale configuration also includes 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive and DVD burner.

40% of Fugoo Style Bluetooth Speaker

Retailer: Herman Street
Regular Price: $225.99
Sale Price: $134.99
Sale Ends: Black Friday-December 4, 2015
When Released: April 2014


Why This Is a Good Deal: We love Fugoo Style's compact, lightweight (1.1 pounds) waterproof Bluetooth speaker. In our review, we opined that "[n]o other portable Bluetooth speaker that costs $200 can match the Fugoo's combination of sound quality, battery life and waterproofing. In fact, few devices that cost $300 can match the Fugoo's audio performance." Not only does it sound great, but no harm will come to it if it's accidentally knocked into the pool or has a drink spilled on it, it doubles as a smartphone speakerphone and lasts an impressive 40 hours on a full charge. Herman Street also is offering the best deals on the Fugoo variations: $149.99 for the Sport (regularly $219.99) and $169.99 for the Tough (regularly $249.99).

$39.99 for PaintShop Pro X8

Retailer: Herman St.
Regular Price: $79.99
Sale Price: $39.99
Sale Ends: Open Ended
When Released: August 2015

Why It's a Good Deal: Normally double this price, Corel's Paintshop Pro X8 is one of the best consumer image editing applications on the market, and now also one of the most affordable. Organize and tag all your photos, retouch them, add special effects and even remove the background behind people and objects.

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  • someone Says:

    Hi Avram.
    May I ask why you are not recommending the thinkpad T540p?

  • sharon Says:

    Need a laptop with great speed .windows 7 or 8 . CD and DVD burner .great memory. Great battery life. Another stuff must be inexpensive. Need a list please.

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