- Mini Desktop PC with Core i3-6300T $380
HP ProDesk 600-G2 Mini Desktop PC with Intel Core i3-6300T 3.3GHz Dual-Core CPU, 8GB of DDR4 memory, 180GB Solid State Drive, Intel HD 530 graphics (HD display), Wifi, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, 4 USB3.0 ports, 2 Display Pot video outputs, 1 VGA video output, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit installed, a Windows 10 license, and a 3-year warranty.
Also includes a keyboard and mouse.
A mini PC with these specs would normally sell for about $500.
The i3-6300T is a mini/laptop version of a 6th generation Intel Core i3 processor, with a benchmark score of 5,204.
The specs show its single-threaded (per-core) performance should be only slightly slower than a modern desktop computer's Quad-Core CPU.
It is dual-core, not quad-core found in most desktop computers, but that only means its gaming and multi-tasking performance will be slower.
So, it's a very powerful little computer that can easily hook up to any monitor or HDTV.
Intel Slim Mini PC, Intel i3-6100U CPU for $220.
Add one or two DDR4 SO-DIMM (laptop) memory (up to 32GB total), a M.2 SSD (not a SATA SSD), an operating system (Linux or Windows), a monitor, and a keyboard & mouse.
- Lenovo Desktop PC $350
Lenovo Desktop PC with Intel 4th generation i5-4460 processor, 8GB memory, 1TB 7200rpm hard drive, CD/DVD reader/writer drive, Bluetooth, USB3.0, keyboard, mouse, and Windows 10 for $350.
Includes a 1 year warranty.
No monitor included.
Has VGA and HDMI video output for connecting to a monitor.
- Refurbished HP Desktop PC for $200
Refurbished (not new) but in Grade A condition.
Comes with an Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz CPU, 4GB memory, 250GB hard drive, and Windows 7 Pro.
The CPU is very fast, with a CpuMark score of 6,573, and normally sells for about $75 by itself.
No CD/DVD drive is included.
Also, no monitor, no keyboard, no mouse.
The Amazon Fire Tablet is designed to work with the Amazon store only.
You can read eBooks, watch Amazon Instant Video with a Prime subscription, and listen to Amazon Music.
However, there are ways to access the underlying Android operating system, giving you access to all apps on Google Play (Android market).
Here is one demo video on adding the Google Play Store to your Fire Tablet.
If you are tech savvy, you could also turn your Fire Tablet into an Android-powered home theater remote control for your living room.
- Amazon Fire 7" Tablet for $33 and $53 (expired)
Amazon Fire 7-inch Tablet with 8GB storage for $33.33 and 16GB for $53.33 in-store only.
You cannot order online with in-store pickup, but you can check inventory at your local Target, walk into the store to buy it off the shelf.
- Surface Pro 4 With Keyboard/Cover for $750
If you are looking for the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with keyboard included, Costco has a deal for Costco members only.
For $750, they are offering the Surface Pro 4 with Core i5-6300U CPU, 4GB memory, and 128GB SSD, and includes a Black Type Cover (the keyboard and cover combo).
Windows 10 Pro is also included.
Most other Surface deals run about $800 for the Surface only, plus about $110 for the keyboard.
Even though some photos of the Surface show a keyboard, nearly all packages do not actually include the keyboard.
If you are looking to replace your laptop with the Surface, getting a bundle with keyboard is kind of important.
- Early Black Friday Sale
Best Buy has started their Black Friday sale, but you have to use promo codes to get them.
They work with all customers (new and existing BestBuy.com accounts).
Dell Inspiron 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop for $350 with code LAPTOPDEAL .
Intel i5-5200U 2.2GHz Dual-Core processor, 8GB memory, 1TB hard drive, Bluetooth, Wifi, and Windows 10.
Normally sells for about $425.
Having a laptop with a touchscreen is far nicer than a regular laptop.
Use the same touching to select, pinching to zoom, and swiping to scroll as you would on a phone.
- Thinkpad 13" Chromebook for $180 (expired)
A Chromebook is a low-powered laptop that runs Chrome OS rather than Windows.
It is designed to primarily run the Chrome web browser and integrate with Google apps (spreadsheets, word processing, etc), fully capable of fulfilling the demands of most laptop users.
Chromebooks have access to a large library of Chrome Apps available for download.
This one normally sells for around $260 to $380, and is on sale today for $180.
Includes a battery claiming 10 hours of life, Dual-Core 1.6GHz processor, 13.3" screen, 4GB of memory, 16GB of storage, 720p webcam, and weighs 3.11 pounds.
- Refurbished Lenovo Desktop PC with Core i5-2400S and Windows 10 for $180 (expired)
Refurbished (not new) Lenovo M91p Small Form Factor Desktop PC with
Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Quad-Core CPU
Windows 10 64-bit Professional
8 USB ports
4GB memory, 320GB hard drive, CD/DVD Reader/Writer Drive, and gigabit ethernet port
The Intel i5-2400S CPU is very fast.
With a CpuMark of 4,876, it can run most of today's applications and games.
The CPU alone sells for around $65 on Ebay.
Full specs on the CPU can be viewed on Intel.com.
Also includes Windows 10, whose license alone is worth at least $75.
Newegg's $180 price includes the computer, power cord, keyboard, mouse, and 1-year warranty.
No monitor is included.
4GB RAM is low memory for Windows 10, but you can upgrade it to 8GB for $35.