Black Friday 2012 Laptop Deals Compared

Here is a compilation of all the Black Friday 2012 laptop deals we pulled from the ads. They are listed by price from low to high. Definitely check the Amazon links – for reviews, and in some cases you can get them cheaper through Amazon than you can on Black Friday!

Many of the laptops don’t show up in Amazon searches – not sure if they’re custom models specially ordered for Black Friday or what. In those cases, I’ve linked to the closest model I could find for comparison (or none at all).

If you don’t know what to look for when buying a laptop, be SURE to read this post:

Buying a new computer? Get the most bang for your buck!

REMEMBER: You get what you pay for. A $180 laptop may be easy on your wallet, but it’s also going to be pretty slow. My recommendation is to aim for the best processor you can afford – a Core i3, i5 or i7 if possible. You can add more RAM for pretty cheap at any time, but upgrading a processor is much more difficult and typically costs more.

Walmart Thursday Sale: Campaq Presario 15.6″ AMD C-60, 2GB memory 320GB hard drive Laptop — $179.00
Check Amazon Price and Reviews -> HP Compaq Presario 15.6″ 2GB 250GB Laptop

Best Buy: Lenovo 15.6″ AMD E-300, 2GB Memory 320GB Hard Drive Laptop — $187.99
Check Amazon Price and Reviews -> Lenovo Laptop

Office Max: Toshiba Satellite 15.6″ AMD E-300, 4GB Memory, 320GB hard drive — $249.99
Check Amazon Price and Reviews -> Toshiba Satellite 15.6″

Walmart Thursday Sale: HP Laptop 15.6″4GB memory 320GB hard drive — $279.00
Check Amazon Price and Reviews -> HP 2000 15.6-Inch Laptop

Office Depot: Lenovo 15.6″ AMD E-300, 4GB Memory, 320GB HD – $279.99

Staples: HP Pavilion 14″ Pentium B987, 4GB Memory, 320GB HD – $299.99

Target: Gateway 15.6″ Laptop AMD A8, 4GB memory 500GB hard drive — $349.00
Check Amazon Price and Reviews -> Gateway 15.6″ A8 Laptop

Walmart Thursday Sale: HP 15.6″ 4GB memory 500GB hard drive Laptop — $349.00
Check Amazon Price and Reviews -> HP 15.6″ 4GB Laptop

Office Depot: HP Pavilion 17.3″ AMD A6, 6GB Memory, 500GB HD — $379.99

Office Max: Toshiba Satellite 17.3″ AMD A6, 6GB Memory, 640GB HD – $429.99
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Check Amazon Price and Reviews -> Toshiba Satellite 17.3″ Laptop

Best Buy: HP Envy 15.6″ Laptop Core i5-3210M, 8GB Memory, 750GB Hard Drive — $499.99
Check Amazon Price and Reviews -> HP Envy 15.6-Inch Laptop

Walmart: Acer 13.3″ Core i3, 4GB Memory 320GB Hard Drive Notebook — $499.00
Check Amazon Price and Reviews ->
Acer 13.3″ Laptop

Staples: HP Envy 15.6″ Core i5-3210, 6GB Memory, 640GB HD – $499.99
Check Amazon Price and Reviews -> HP Envy 15.6″

Office Max: HP Envy 15.6″ Core i5, 6GB Memory, 500GB HD — $499.99
Check Amazon Price and Reviews -> HP Envy 15.6″

HP Envy 15.6″ Core i5, 8GB Memory, 640GB HD – $499.99

Best Buy: Acer Aspire 15.6″ Touch Screen Laptop 8GB Memory 500GB Hard Drive — $529.99
Check Amazon Price and Reviews -> Acer Aspire 15.6-Inch Touch Screen Laptop

Best Buy: HP Envy 17.3″ Laptop Core i5-3210M, 6GB Memory 750GB Hard Drive — $529.99
Check Amazon Price and Reviews ->
HP Envy 17.3-Inch Laptop

Office Max: Toshiba 14″ Core i3-2377M, 4GB Memory, 500GB HD — $549.88
Check Amazon Price and Reviews -> Toshiba 14″ Core i3

Office Max: Toshiba Satellite 15.6″ Core i5, 6GB Memory, 640GB HD — $549.99
Check Amazon Price and Reviews -> Toshiba Satellite 15.6″ Core i5

Staples: Toshiba 15.6″ Core i7-3630, 6GB Memory, 640GB HD
Check Amazon Price and Reviews -> Toshiba 15.6″ Core i7-3630, 6GB Memory, 640GB HD

Office Max: Toshiba Satellite 15.6″ Core i5, 8GB Memory, 750GB HD — $589.99
Check Amazon Price and Reviews -> Toshiba Satellite 15.6″ Core i5

Best Buy: Toshiba Satellite 14″ Laptop 4GB Memory 500GB Hard Drive — $599.99

Best Buy: HP Envy 14″ Laptop Core i7-3632QM, 8GB Memory 1TB Hard Drive — $629.99

Costco: Dell Inspiron 17R Laptop – Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HD – $799.99 ($150 Off)
Check Amazon Price and Reviews ->
 Dell Inspiron i17R 17-Inch Laptop (Silver)

Best Buy: Apple Macbook Air 13.3″ 4GB  Ram 128GB Hard Drive — $1024.99
Check Amazon Price and Reviews ->
Apple MacBook Air 13.3-Inch Laptop

Best Buy: Apple Macbook Pro 13.3″ 4GB Ram 500GB Hard Drive — $1183.99
Check Amazon Price and Reviews -> Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop


Comments

  1. Evelyn says

    Thanks for the advice Mr and Mrs Frugal! I wish I would have known this last year when we bought both our kids the cheap laptops…. :( One of the laptops is now dead and the other one is on its last leg. You get what you pay for when you don’t do the research!!

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