Most of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals we've seen so far are pushing top-end hardware, but what if you don't care about gaming and just want a solid laptop? If that's you, this HP's Pavilion 15z Touch is worth considering. It's on sale for $450, making it one of the cheapest laptops around.
For the price, you can't expect to get graphics processing that makes sense for someone who plays a lot of games, but it'll be fine for low-spec 2D games like Slay the Spire or Hearthstone, or playing older 3D games.
The core of this laptop is an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with 4 cores and 8 threads clocked at 2.1GHz to 3.7GHz, and Radeon Vega 8 integrated graphics. Even though this is an integrated GPU, the Vega 8 is much better than the Intel variants at this price point. For comparison, the Vega 8 is about twice as fast as UHD 630.
HP Pavilion 15z touch laptop | Ryzen 5 3500U | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD | $450 (save $850)
The list price is not very interesting, but with HP's Cyber Monday discount in effect, this would make a serviceable option for in need of an entry-level laptop.
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- HP Omen gaming laptop with GTX 1660 Ti, headset, and mouse: was $1,399.99 now $949.00 at Walmart
- Asus 17.3" gaming laptop with 1660 Ti: was $1,399.99, now $899.99 at Best Buy
- Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 gaming laptop with RTX 2080 Max-Q: was $2,399.99, now $2,199.99 at Amazon
- HP 15.6" gaming laptop with 1050: was $649.99, now $449.99 at Best Buy
- Lenovo Legion Y540 gaming laptop with RTX 2060: was $1,599.00, now $1,229.00 at B&H Photo
The Pavilion 15z touch sports a 15.6-inch display, and as you can probably guess from the name, also is a touch screen. The HD (1366x768) resolution sucks, though for $50 more, you can bump that up to a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) panel. That's pretty much required in our book.
The bad news ends there, though. This laptop also has a generous 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD (which you can also upgrade). By no means a Cyber Monday deal for the ages, but this is a good deal on a cheap laptop nonetheless.