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Whether you need a computer that can handle graphics, tackle gaming or just keep up with your online dating profiles, a laptop computer is a sleek, lightweight, powerful and portable alternative to a desktop model. But since that added convenience can come at a higher cost, it’s no wonder laptops are such a popular Black Friday sale purchase.
While many choose to shop at dedicated computer retailers, big-box discount chain Wal-Mart actually has an extensive selection of name-brand laptops at low prices, which drop even lower when new models are rolled out or Black Friday sales begin.
Best Wal-Mart laptop computer Black Friday deals 2016
Wal-Mart’s 34-page Black Friday ad is finally out, with deals rolling out online starting at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time on Thanksgiving. Stores open at 6 p.m., post-turkey/mid-game. And while the discount retailer stocks many brands of computers, including Apple, its Black Friday offerings are all PC models.
Here are some of the best laptop bargains:
- Acer 15.6-inch 1TB Intel Core i5 laptop with detachable keyboard for $299 (marked down from $449).
- 16GB Samsung Chromebook 3 at $119.
- 1TB HP 15.6-inch touch-screen laptop bundle with AMD A10 and 8GB RAM (in assorted colors, with a reversible sleeve, wireless mouse and 16GB flash drive) at $349.
- HP 15.6-inch touch-screen laptop bundle with Intel Pentium, 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive at $249.
- HP 15.6-inch laptop bundle with AMD E2, 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive at $199.
Best Wal-Mart laptop computer Black Friday deals 2015
Although Wal-Mart carries a wide variety of laptops — from Apple to Acer to Dell — most brands didn’t make the Black Friday sales cut last year. However, shoppers looking for an HP or RCA model were in luck, and Wal-Mart’s already-low prices meant that even if a computer wasn’t on super sale, you could still be getting a good deal.
Wal-Mart is one of those stores that begin Black Friday sales before the turkey has had a chance to chill, opening their doors on Thanksgiving evening at 6.
Here are some of the best deals on laptop computers from last year’s Black Friday sale:
- $128 for RCA Cambio W101 V2 Windows 10 with detachable keyboard, 10.1-inch screen, 32GB memory and 2-megapixel dual camera (regularly $159.99).
- HP 15.6-inch laptop with 4GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive marked down to $199 from $279.
- $70 off an HP 15.6-inch touch-screen laptop with 4GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive, which usually goes for $319 ($249).
- 17.3-inch HP laptop with 4GB memory and a 500GB hard drive marked down to $299 (regularly $319).
While sales started Thanksgiving eventing, they lasted only as long as the merchandise did.
Check out our full list of 2016 ad leaks for up-to-date deal news from a wide range of retailers.
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