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Retailers are getting a jump on Black Friday sales, which means you don’t need to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to save on tech. You’ll find sales for the entire month of November, some of which guarantee Black Friday pricing — if the sale prices you see today drop any lower between now and, you’ll get refunded the difference. all month long, and Newegg just launched its Black November sale with a similar pledge.
Newegg’s Black Friday sale includes deep discounts on a large number of products, all of which have a badge that reads, “Black Friday Price Protection.” Really, it should read “Cyber Monday Price Protection” because if you purchase a product with that badge between now and Nov. 22, Newegg will refund you the difference if its price drops lower on or before Cyber Monday, Nov. 30.
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This budget laptop avoids two common pitfalls — outdated CPU and low-resolution display — that often befall budget buyers. It boasts a modern, 10th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU, and the 15.6-inch display features full HD (1,920×1,080-pixel) resolution instead of the lower-res 1,366×768 panels found on many budget models. The 256GB SSD is the only downside because you can find 512GB SSDs starting around this price.
This budget gaming laptop serves up a 16.1-inch, full HD display powered by a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 12GB of RAM and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics. Storage is limited with only a 256GB SSD. The GTX 1650 Ti GPU should let you play most games at medium to high settings at 1080p.
Move up in price and you get a more capable mobile gaming rig with RTX graphics and a fast display. This 15-inch laptop features a 10th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics. The RTX 2060 is the budget card in Nvidia’s RTX lineup and offers excellent bang for the buck along with ray tracing, which reproduces how light behaves in the real world to give games a more photorealistic look. The 15.6-inch display features a 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution and a speedy 144Hz refresh rate. The 17.3-inch Gigabyte Aorus 7 is also on sale.
This ABS Gladiator mid-tower gaming PC features the 10th-gen Intel Core i7-10700F CPU, 16GB of RAM and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super graphics. That’s a lot of CPU and GPU for the money. Also on board is a 1TB SSD of speedy storage, with room to add another drive to expand the storage capacity.
This mid-tower gaming system bumps you up to Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 GPU while also providing the ninth-gen Intel Core i7-9700F, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.