The weekend’s best computer deals
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Smartphones are becoming more powerful with every passing generation, but for some tasks, you still need a full-fledged computer. Whether you prefer a tablet, laptop, or desktop, the extra horsepower and screen real estate can make a big difference for tasks like photo and video editing, gaming, and office productivity. This week, we’ve rounded up some killer computer deals for all kinds of users.
These days, you can get a full-sized laptop running Windows 10 for a pittance. This 15.6-incher from Asus fits the bill: It offers up serviceable specs for just $200 on sale, so you can surf the web and perform basic tasks like word processing with ease.
LG’s ChromeBase desktop takes an unorthodox approach to cutting costs. Like many machines running Google’s Chrome OS, it comes with just 16GB of SSD space but offers unlimited free storage via the Cloud. The Cloud-based approach pays off — you can find this computer for just under $230 on sale.
Ok, so this one isn’t a computer, but it does make a great external monitor for your desktop or laptop. This 43-inch 4K display from Sceptre costs just $229 and offers ample desktop real estate and excellent detail for photo editing and gaming. The low price doesn’t signal a lack of features, either. You get 3 HDMI input ports so you can multitask with devices like a Chromecast, Xbox One, and more.
Apple’s thinnest tablet, the iPad Air, offers 9.7 inches of screen real estate and a Retina display perfect for web browsing and even some light mobile gaming. Now that the Air 2 has been out for a while, retailers are getting rid of the first-generation model, and that’s great news for consumers. The original Air is still an excellent tablet, and it’s available for just $249 on sale — more than $150 off its original list price and the price of its successor.
If you’re looking for a laptop that can handle more than just web browsing and word processing, this 15.6-inch HP will work nicely. It sports a powerful current-generation Intel processor, plenty of RAM (to keep all those Chrome tabs scrolling smoothly), and even has an (increasingly rare) optical disc drive. You can buy it today with a 1TB hard drive, or place an order for a version equipped with a 128GB SSD. Either way, you’re paying less than $500.
$699 / $250 off
One rung further up the ladder is Dell’s Inspiron 15 7000-Series laptop. This Windows 10 machine is advanced enough to handle photo and video editing, and its graphics processor can handle moderately taxing games. Typically priced at close to $1,000, you can find it on sale here for just $699. (Note: To get the lowest sale price, enter coupon code “50OFF699” at checkout.)