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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 - All the things
Walmart - Games, Movies, Budget Laptops
B&H - Monitors, Laptops, and PCs
Best Buy - PCs, Laptops, and Accessories
Target - Games, Accessories, and Laptops
Staples - Gaming Chairs
Lenovo - Discounts on Legion Laptops and PCs
Gamestop - Games and Toys
Razer - Laptops and Gaming Accessories
Newegg - Components and Hardware 
Microsoft - PCs, Laptops, and Games
Dell - Alienware PCs and Laptops
NZXT - 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.

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

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, which will be constantly updated throughout today. And for more specialized deals, check the guides below.

Cyber Monday gaming laptops | Cyber Monday SSD deals | Cyber Monday gaming chairs | Cyber Monday TV deals | Cyber Monday graphics cards

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).