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Cyber Monday laptop deal: this HP Pavilion for $450 would make a great gift for a non-gamer

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Where to find Cyber Monday deals

Amazon (opens in new tab) - All the things
Walmart (opens in new tab) - Games, Movies, Budget Laptops
B&H (opens in new tab) - Monitors, Laptops, and PCs
Best Buy (opens in new tab) - PCs, Laptops, and Accessories
Target (opens in new tab) - Games, Accessories, and Laptops
Staples (opens in new tab) - Gaming Chairs
Lenovo (opens in new tab) - Discounts on Legion Laptops and PCs
Gamestop (opens in new tab) - Games and Toys
Razer (opens in new tab) - Laptops and Gaming Accessories
Newegg (opens in new tab) - Components and Hardware 
Microsoft (opens in new tab) - PCs, Laptops, and Games
Dell (opens in new tab) - Alienware PCs and Laptops
NZXT (opens in new tab) - 10% off all builds

We've seen a bunch of Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals pushing high-end hardware at discounted prices, but what if you just want something that's comparatively affordable for lightweight chores? If that's the case, HP's Pavilion 15z touch is worth checking out. It's on sale for $449.99 right now, making it one of the cheapest laptops around that isn't complete garbage.

At this price, a discrete GPU on the level of something like an RTX 2060 or even a GTX 1650 is an unrealistic expectation. Instead, this model uses AMD integrated graphics, so typical tasks like web browsing and media playback will work just fine.

The foundation of this system is an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with 4 CPU cores and 8 threads clocked at 2.1GHz to 3.7GHz, and Radeon Vega 8 graphics. So even though it's an integrated GPU, it's better than the usual Intel options at this price point—the Vega 8 is about twice as fast as UHD 630, for example. It can also handle most indie games, so you're not totally locked out of our favorite hobby.

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HP Pavilion 15z touch laptop | Ryzen 5 3500U | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD | $449.99 (opens in new tab)
With HP's Cyber Monday discount in effect, this would make a serviceable option for anyone in need of an entry-level laptop.

The Pavilion 15z touch is built around a 15.6-inch display, and as the model name implies, it offers touch support. We're not as thrilled with the HD (1366x768) resolution, though for $50 more, you can bump that up to a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) panel. We heavily recommend you opt for that, because a 768p screen at 15 inches does not look pretty.

Everything else is pretty sound, and perhaps even a bit unexpected for an affordable laptop. Specifically, it comes with a generous 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD (which you can also upgrade).

It's not a barn burner, but it's a good deal on a cheap laptop.

Cyber Monday deals

If you're looking for more bargains, check out our Cyber Monday PC gaming deals (opens in new tab), which will be constantly updated throughout today. And for more specialized deals, check the guides below.

Cyber Monday gaming laptops (opens in new tab) | Cyber Monday SSD deals (opens in new tab) | Cyber Monday gaming chairs | Cyber Monday TV deals (opens in new tab) | Cyber Monday graphics cards (opens in new tab)

Paul has been playing PC games and raking his knuckles on computer hardware since the Commodore 64. He does not have any tattoos, but thinks it would be cool to get one that reads LOAD"*",8,1. In his off time, he rides motorcycles and wrestles alligators (only one of those is true).