Black Friday Laptop Steals?


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You guys see any laptop steals yet? I am going to get Amy a new one for Christmas and all she uses it for is surfing and streaming. Don't need a powerhouse. I'm thinking one of the $400-$500 range models with $100+ off for Black Friday.

I want 8GB RAM and an SSD so she's not sitting there twiddling her thumbs waiting for loading. Intel i3 processor or better. AMD?
 

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I haven’t looked for good deals but I’m very happy with my Lenovo laptop I bought I couple years ago from BB
 
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Yeah, I was looking at the Inspirons. Amy doesn't really care about screen quality and it's tough to find at this price point. I'm looking for the best deal for the components as we get to Black Friday. She'd probably be happy with a Chrome book but I want something running Windows. Thanks guys!
 

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I picked up that MSI gaming laptop for $500 and it’s actually a pretty nice basic gaming laptop for the money. Can upgrade the memory to 64gb, add an additional ssd, and upgrade the NVM if I need for some future proofing.

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I thought about getting that one for Amy but it's throwing an extra $50 away for nothing for the uses she will have for her laptop. I'd get it for myself in a second.

Getting her this one for $450 instead. She won't need to upgrade to Windows 11 in a year or two so that saves her some money, too. For basic computing/surfing, this should do the job well. She won't upgrade anything on it but it is capable of 16GB RAM, has a 2.5 HD slot, SSD is upgradable, WiFi is upgradable. Nice for the price. Her current laptop has an HDD so she's going to be blown away by SSD speed and the quad core processor.

 

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I thought about getting that one for Amy but it's throwing an extra $50 away for nothing for the uses she will have for her laptop. I'd get it for myself in a second.

Getting her this one for $450 instead. She won't need to upgrade to Windows 11 in a year or two so that saves her some money, too. For basic computing/surfing, this should do the job well. She won't upgrade anything on it but it is capable of 16GB RAM, has a 2.5 HD slot, SSD is upgradable, WiFi is upgradable. Nice for the price. Her current laptop has an HDD so she's going to be blown away by SSD speed and the quad core processor.



I have an older version of this laptop. Does great for basic stuff. Only thing I hate are the speakers, really crappy. And recently found out the webcam is junk when I had to do a zoom call.

But aside from those minor issues. Everyone is solid, it’s quick and I added a 2.5ssd for storage.
 
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Yeah, I have an upgraded Aspire 5 with SSD myself. I have a soundbar I can use if I want better sound. Supposedly the tilting chassis on the new one gives better sound and keyboard angle. I watched a disassembly/upgrade video for the new one and was impressed by what Acer has done for the Aspire over the past few years. They seem to actually care about improvement and putting out a good product. They make it easy to disassemble/upgrade/reassemble and their motherboards can handle upgrades better than some other manufacturers.

Still, that MSI is tempting. 😁 Amy said buy it for myself and give her mine but I'm not going to do that for her Christmas present.
 

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That extra $50 now makes it worth $100s more later. Also keeps it usable longer.
 

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I picked up that MSI gaming laptop for $500 and it’s actually a pretty nice basic gaming laptop for the money. Can upgrade the memory to 64gb, add an additional ssd, and upgrade the NVM if I need for some future proofing.

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just ordered this for my 11 year old, fits all his needs in a gaming laptop for his age, and the upgrades im sure will happen in the future! thanks for the find!
 

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Got this for my wife for work. Should be here Monday

 
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We went and looked at the laptops. Amy didn't like the MSI. Too bulky for her lap. She likes the 14" size on the Acer and doesn't really care at all about the internal components. Size matters. I had to use my phone to order it even though I'm standing inside Walmart and they won't have it ready until tomorrow.
 

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Got this for my wife for work. Should be here Monday


Bought this @$579.99 now at $699.99

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Asus makes a good machine.

I chatted and called Walmart today after they put a hold on my bank account for the price of the laptop and didn't release it quickly after I paid for and picked up the Acer laptop. Escalated the call and the supervisor gave me another 10% off after I pointed out the chat guy had intentionally lied to me rather than remove the hold.
 

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