If you need a new laptop or tablet, you're in luck. Every once in awhile, we like to compile all the best deals we're seeing in one place, so you can upgrade your tech while still saving a boatload of money.
Whether you're a Microsoft fan, a Lenovo believer, an HP devotee, or completely brand agnostic, you should find something here to whet your tech whistle, regardless of what you seek. And of course, practically everything is a decent chunk of change off its regular price.
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PC Mag loves the Surface 2, calling this flagship laptop "a sleek ultraportable with a top-notch build, a stellar screen, and a very long-lasting battery." Whether you go with one with an ultra-fast Intel Core i5 processor or an equally ultra-fast, slightly more powerful Core i7, you've got a machine more than capable of multitasking with the best of 'em.
Each with 8GB RAM, a 256GB SSD hard drive, a wide 13.5" LED touch display and about 15 hours of battery life, all three models also come with the Windows 10 OS and more than enough horses to do all the app work, web surfing and video watching you've got.
If you want a laptop that can whip off its keyboard and work as a tablet for a while, there's always the Surface Pro — and right now, Microsoft has four different models to choose from, ranging from 126 GB of storage space up to an extra spacious 1TB. With much-improved battery life, a Windows 10 Pro OS, and that 2-in-1 functionality, the Surface Pro might be the versatility MVP of the Microsoft line.
Lenovo ThinkCentre Core i5 (16GB RAM, 256GB HD) (Certified Refurbished) – $224.99; originally $999.99
Sometimes, only the power of a true desktop computer can muscle its way through everything on your agenda, so check out these three models of Lenovo's popular ThinkCentre M920s.
Whether you go with a recent overstock or a factory refurbished and fully certified return, the ThinkCentre is built for tough environments, durable, and even extreme conditions. So if you need a system that can take some pounding in addition to seamless performance, Lenovo should get at least a look.
HP Chromebook 14" Intel Celeron (4GB RAM, 64GB HD) (Certified Refurbished) – $249.99; originally $299.99
HP Chromebook 11.6" Intel Celeron (2GB RAM, 16GB HD (Certified Refurbished) – $199.99; originally $229.99
If you're looking for a first computer for the kids, a dedicated system to run household smart tech or just a backup laptop, these HP Chromebooks are perfect for handling all the web basics at a fraction of the usual price for a laptop. You probably won't be blown away by the speed or extras here, but if you need a meat-and-potatoes system to do some reliable computing groundwork, these factory refurbished models should be right in your wheelhouse.
After all that hardcore computing, you can settle in and read a good e-book with the Poke2. And with 32 adjustable front light levels to reach the optimal color temperature where your eyes feel most comfortable, you'll avoid the eye strain, blurred vision, and headaches that can come with e-readers. Not to mention the E-ink screen that's as readable in direct sunlight as an actual printed page.
Prices are subject to change.