The Best Holiday Laptop Deals in 2016
The holidays are approaching and that means consumers will be bombarded by sales every week. We’re rounding up the best tech deals for you so that you can stay home and avoid the crowds.You’ll find the best holiday tech deals in our roundup below, from inexpensive laptops to convertibles with Intel’s latest Kaby Lake CPU.
Why It’s a Good Deal: The Asus ZenBook UX303UA is an ultraportable with strong performance, a bright display and a svelte aluminum design. Currently, Amazon takes $80 off this laptop making it an even greater value. It features a 13.3-inch 1080p LCD, Core i5-7200U 2.5GHz CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD.
Why It’s a Good Deal: The Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 takes very clear photos and videos, which makes the camera perfect for Skype chats and conferencing. This Editors’ Choice camera is currently $18 off and at its lowest price ever.
Why It’s a Good Deal: The Asus Zenbook Flip UX360A offers a long battery life and colorful 1080p display coupled with a design that’s both lightweight and quiet. Currently $200 off, this configuration packs a 13.3-inch 1080p touch LCD, Intel Core m3-6Y30 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD.
Why It’s a Good Deal: The Dell XPS 13 is our favorite laptop overall, thanks to its combination of light weight, strong performance, gorgeous display and nearly 14 hours of battery life. Normally, you’d pay $1,099 to get the configuration with Core i5, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, but with the coupon code above, you get $150 0ff.
Why It’s a Good Deal: This configuration of the Aspire E 15 comes with a Core i5-6200U CPU, 8GB of RAM, Nvidia 940MX graphics, a 1920 x 1080 display and a 256GB SSD.You rarely find a laptop with both an SSD and a full HD screen for under $600 and this 15-inch Acer Aspire has both of those, plus discrete graphics.
Why It’s a Good Deal: The Alienware 13 R3 is a gaming laptop that proves that size doesn’t matter.
It features a Core i5-6300HQ quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 180GB SSD, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB video card.
It’s equal parts brawn and beauty and currently you can use coupon code “TENOFF” to take 10 percent off all Alienware laptops, which drops the price of the entry-level 13 R3 model to $1,079.99.
Why It’s a Good Deal: The new entry-level MacBook Pro is an excellent ultraportable with a bright display, compact design, and superb battery life. It doesn’t pack Intel’s latest 7th-gen CPU and you’ll need a variety of adapters for connecting external devices, but for Mac users it’s still an excellent laptop. B&H currently offers it for $100 less than the Apple Store.
Why It’s a Good Deal: Dell currently takes 10 percent off all of its desktops and laptops sitewide via coupon code “TENOFF”.
For example, after applying the coupon you can get the top-rated Dell XPS 13 for just $719.99 ($80 off). The XPS 13 offers superb battery life, excellent performance, and more ports that competing laptops. The entry-level model packs a Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, and a 13.3-inch 1080p LCD. We’d recommend upgrading to the step-up XPS 13 model which packs a Core i5-7200U for $899.99 after coupon. The coupon expires December 16.
Why It’s a Good Deal: The Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet comes with tons of kid-friendly content, impressive parental controls, and a 2-year guarantee. For a limited time, you can buy it for just $90, although we saw it for $75 on Black Friday. It won’t be in stock until December 22, but you can still purchase it now.
Why It’s a Good Deal: The Logitech G602 offers a comfortable design, flawless reception, and some of the best software on the market. Although it typically sells for $80, Amazon currently offers this wireless mouse for just $40.
Why It’s a Good Deal: The Dell SE2717H offers 27 inches of screen real estate for just $129. That’s under its Black Friday price. The monitor offers 1920 x 1080 resolution and includes both HDMI and VGA ports.
Why It’s a Good Deal: The Lenovo Yoga 900s packs a crisp display and cozy keyboard into an ultraslim, luxurious design. It features a 360-degree hinge that allows the laptop to be used as a tablet or propped up as a display. Power users will want to steer clear of its Core m5-6Y54 1.1GHz CPU, but otherwise Lenovo currently takes $250 off all configurations of this laptop.
Why It’s a Good Deal: The HP 15-ay013nr is an attractive 15-inch notebook with a modest price tag and respectable spec sheet. The notebook includes a 15.6-inch 1080p LCD, Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD drive. It’s currently $30 off at Amazon.
Why It’s a Good Deal: Not ready to give up your Mac’s trusty ports? B&H is offering last year’s MacBook Pro 13.-inch laptop for $1,179. Unlike the current model, the 2015 edition has dual USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, and an SDXC card slot.