Technically speaking, Black Friday is in the rear view mirror, leaving us in that seemingly awkward period that falls between the annual day of bargains and Cyber Monday. Over the years, however, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have morphed into a long weekend of sales. We mention this because there are a bunch of laptop deals that are still active on Amazon, including Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air.
Whether you want to call these lingering Black Friday deals or early Cyber Monday bargains hardly matters—the point is, there are savings to be had.
Discounts On Apple's MacBook Air For Black Friday And Cyber Monday
Amazon is selling the aforementioned MacBook Air for $699, which is $300 below its list price. Granted, it has not actually been selling at its full MSRP, but this discount still represents a significant savings over its street price—it's typically sold for around $900 the past several weeks.
The MacBook Air featured here is a slightly older model, though still well-equipped, especially for the money. It touts a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 1.8GHz to 2.9GHz, 8GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, two USB 3 ports (5Gbps), a Thunderbolt 2 port, an SDXC memory card reader, and 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
There's also a refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air (MJVM2LL/A) for $399. Sometimes it drops even lower, but even so, this is an affordable way to jump into Apple's ecosystem. It comes equipped with a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 1.6GHz to 2.7GHz, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 128GB SSD, and 802.11n Wi-Fi.
Solid Savings On These HP And Lenovo Laptops
If a Windows laptop is more your style, no worries, there are plenty of discounts on those as well. Shown above is a Lenovo IdeaPad on sale for $237 (down from $299.99). This one sports a 15.6-inch HD display powered by an AMD A9-9425 dual-core APU with Radeon R5 graphics and 4GB of RAM. It also has a 128GB SSD, DVD writer, two USB 3.0 ports, a headphone/microphone combo jack, an HDMI output, a 10/100 LAN port. It's a fairly basic laptop, but certainly serviceable for the money.
There are several other Lenovo laptops on sale, as well as some HP models. Here's a look...
- Lenovo Flex 14 2-in-1 (Ryzen 5 3500U, 12GB DDR4, 256GB SSD): $529.99 (save $50)
- Lenovo Ideapad L340 (Core i5-9300H, 8GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, GTX 1650): $679 (save ~$30)
- HP Laptop (AMD A6-9225, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD): $377 (save ~$20)
- HP Pavilion 15.6-inch Laptop (Core i5-8265U, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD): $459.78 (save $38.72)
- HP 17.3-inch Laptop (Core i5-8265U, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD): $458 (save $121.99)
It's quite a mix of systems. Pricing also tends to fluctuate, so where we have estimated the savings, we used the typical street price a particular laptop has sold for during the past several weeks.
Be sure to bookmark us here at HotHardware and check back often, as we will be highlighting lingering Black Friday and new Cyber Monday deals. This will likely continue for at least the next week, and potentially throughout December, depending on how aggressive retailers are with the bargains this year.