Best Laptop Deals: 11.6-inch Yoga 710 for $449

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We've identified a veritable smorgasbord of bargain mobile computing devices this week, along with a variety of mobile and add-on memory options for your mid-summer shopping pleasure.

Check out all of our top deals below.

Save $50 On Lenovo's Latest Yoga 710 11.6-inch 2-in-1

Retailer: Best Buy
Regular Price: $499.99
Sale Price: $449.99
Sale Ends: July 23, 2016
When Released: June 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: "[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 noted in our preview of this latest Lenovo 2-in-1 convertible. "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." Those similar specs include an 11.6-inch touchscreen, Intel Pentium 4405Y processor, Intel HD 515 graphics, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, AC Wi-Fi and a micro HDMI port. 

$100 Off QuickBooks Pro 2016 for Windows

Retailer: Staples
Regular Price: $299.99
Sale Price: $199.99
Sale Ends: August 6, 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: Arguably the most recognized software brand for small business management, this most recent edition of QuickBooks Pro helps keep your finances organized. It'll create invoices, manage expenses, produce one-click financial, tax and sales reports. With this new version you'll get a new visual Home Page, you'll be able to more quickly and efficiently run and share reports, download your online banking transactions directly into the program, and get a real-time view of your business activities with Company Snapshot.

$150 Off HP Spectre x360 2-in-1

Retailer: Best Buy
Regular Price: $1,149.99
Sale Price: $999.99
Sale Ends: July 23, 2016
When Released: March 2015

Why This Is a Good Deal: Yes, its aluminum construction does run a little warm, but we believed that "[w]ith long battery life, good performance and an attractive design, the HP Spectre x360 is one of the best convertible notebooks you can buy. While not as light, or convenient, in tablet mode as the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, the x360 is less expensive, has a more powerful processor and lasts longer on a charge." Packing a 6th gen Intel Core i7-6500U processor supplemented by Intel HD Graphics 520 and Intel Turbo Boost to deliver extra power when needed, this 2015 four-mode (laptop, tablet, tent, stand), full HD IPS LED 13.3-inch, 3.17-pound Windows 10 convertible includes a 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, AC Wi-Fi, Bang & Olufsen stereo audio, three USB 3.0 ports plus an HDMI jack, and measures just .63 inches thin.

WakaWaka Power+ Solar-Powered Flashlight + Charger, Black

Retailer: Amazon
Regular Price: $79.00
Sale Price: $61.00
Sale Ends: July 20, 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: Nothing is more frustrating than finding that portable smartphone charger in your bag is as dead as your smartphone's battery. That's not a worry with this business card case-sized solar-powered 2200mAh battery pack from the weirdly-named WakaWaka (we're told the name means "shine bright" in Swahili), which also doubles as a flashlight that provides up to 75 lumens of illumination. You can charge an iPhone in around two hours, and the WakaWaka itself will recharge in the sun in about 12 to 24 hours. It's got a flexible kickstand so it can be angled directly toward old Sol with a hole in the middle of it so you can mount it on a bottle if needs be, and comes in two colors, black or yellow.

$50 Off 14

Retailer: Best Buy
Regular Price: $249.00
Sale Price: $199.00
Sale Ends: July 23, 2016
When Released: March 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: "If you've been tempted to switch from a Windows 10 notebook to one that runs Google's lightweight Chrome OS, you might have noticed there aren't many big-screen Chromebooks available," we noted of this Intel Celeron N2840-powered discounted configuration. "Enter the 14-inch HP Chromebook 14, which packs an Intel Celeron processor and a 1080p display. This attractive, teal-and-white laptop provides strong audio and plenty of performance for multitasking." Admittedly we weren't overly fond of the comparatively short battery life, but "[i]f you want a large screen for simultaneous document editing, internet browsing and video streaming, it packs enough punch to suit your needs."

64GB Wi-Fi Apple iPad Air 2 Just $492

Retailer: Amazon
Regular Price: $599.00
Sale Price: $491.93
Sale Ends: not known
When Released: October 2014

Why This Is a Good Deal: Yes, Apple's latest and greatest slab PC is the iPad Pro and, given that, we're a bit surprised the discounts on the remaining iPad Air 2 models in the pipeline aren't steeper than this. But still, we're talking about what we believed at the time of its release in October 2014 that "the iPad Air 2 is the best tablet money can buy."

Acer 14

Retailer: Best Buy
Regular Price: $299.00
Sale Price: $269.00
Sale Ends: July 23, 2016
When Released: April 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: "Chromebooks – notebooks that run Google's Chrome OS – get a bad rap because many look cheap, feel disposable and lack speed," we observed. "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 .7-inch thin sparkly silver sale model is packed with a Intel Celeron N3160 processor plus Intel HD Graphics 400, with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC flash memory, and HDMI out, AC Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

WD 4TB NAS Drive Just $150

Retailer: NewEgg
Regular Price: $219.99
Sale Price: $149.99
Sale Ends: July 18, 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: Your laptop may be storage space-challenged, but there's nothing to keep you from accessing all your fat files from the internet via this 4TB WD My Cloud network attached storage (NAS) drive, now just an astounding $150. Not only can you back up all your files and access them from anywhere, but you'll be able to stream video and music to your DLNA/UPnP-certified connected TVs, media players and gaming consoles.

$211 Off Samsung Galaxy TabPro S 12-inch Tablet

Retailer: Amazon
Regular Price: $899.99
Sale Price: $689.00
Sale Ends: July 21, 2016
When Released: March 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: We had our caveats about Samsung's answer to Microsoft's Surface Pro. "The Samsung TabPro S tries to do two things really well: immersive entertainment and effortless productivity. This 2-in-1 rocks at the first thing and does moderately well with the second," we noted. "Users of this $899 Surface Pro 4 foe will enjoy its lightweight design, gorgeous Super AMOLED display and decent performance…The TabPro S offers a vibrant Super AMOLED display and decent performance for less than a grand, with the best battery life of any detachable we've tested this year." If you trade in any other tablet toward a purchase of this Samsung by July 21, you'll also get an Amazon Gift Card, plus $100 off (both are automatically applied after the traded-in tablet has been sent in and accepted). Trade-in details can be found here.

$28 for SanDisk Ultra 128GB Flash Drive

Retailer: Best Buy
Regular Price: $119.99
Sale Price: $27.99
Sale Ends: July 23, 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: Because it's less than $30 for 128GB of portable retractable USB 3.0 thumb drive memory, that's why. Do you need to know anything else?

Dell Inspiron 11.6-inch Laptop Just $178

Retailer: Amazon
Regular Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $175.00
When Released: March 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: A couple of weeks ago, Best Buy offered the red version of this small, inexpensive Dell laptop for $20 off. This week, Amazon is selling the blue edition for a slightly higher discount. "Dell offers a fairly complete Windows 10 experience for a very low price," we concluded about this recent model. "We also appreciate the strong sound and long-lasting battery." Spec-wise, you get a 1366 x 768 11.6-inch display, an Intel Celeron N3050 processor and Intel HD graphics, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC flash memory, HDMI out, media card reader and built-in stereo speakers, in a flashy red .8-inch thin, 2.6-pound package. "[I]f you're on a tight budget, like the looks of its glossy chassis or want the best audio output for the money, the Inspiron 11 3000 is definitely worth considering." 

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