HP Black Friday 2020 deals: Big savings on Pavilion, Envy and Omen models
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In the market for a new desktop or? You don’t have to wait until or Cyber Monday – like many retailers, this gives HP a head start over the holidays , which offers discounts on desktops, laptops, all-in-one PCs, PC accessories and more. From entry-level to high-end gaming laptops, a variety of laptops are offered with discounts ranging from $ 50 to $ 200. There are also a couple of All-in-One PCs on offer that caught our eye.
Check out the best deals currently on offer below. I’ll keep this story updated as HP adds new products to its Christmas sale and adjusts prices.
This affordable laptop has a 10th generation Intel Core i3 CPU, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. Many models at this price force you to get by with an underloaded Celeron chip and only offer 128 GB of storage space. So this is a laptop that comes in roughly as fully featured for $ 400. This model is customizable too, and I would recommend spending the extra $ 40 to upgrade the 14-inch display to Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) resolution.
This budget laptop offers a little more processing power, storage, and display space than the above model. It has a 10th Gen Core i5 CPU and 12GB of RAM and comes with the same recommendation as the above model: spend the extra $ 40 to get the 15.6-inch display to Full -Upgrade HD resolution.
We are now leaving the budget class and entering the middle class. This 15.6-inch Pavilion laptop features a 10th generation Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD with 32 GB of fast Optane storage. The display offers touch support, but only a standard resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. Again, I urge you to spend extra to upgrade to Full HD, which in this case will only get you an extra $ 30.
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The Premium Thin-and-Light from HP is very stylish and light. It features an all-metal design and wafer-thin bezels for a compact chassis that weighs less than three pounds. Save $ 100 on this model (13-ba0085nr) with 10th Generation Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce MX350 graphics, and 512GB SSD. That is enough muscle power for media processing in addition to the usual office work. The 13.3-inch touchscreen has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and is designed for a brightness of 400 nits.
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Normally I would only recommend a huge 17-inch laptop if it is a gaming laptop, but these are not the usual times. If you currently work from home and want to keep going through 2021, it might make sense to purchase a larger laptop that you might take with you from your kitchen to your living room to your bedroom, rather than commuting with it to and from the office every time Day. The basic configuration of the Envy 17t-cg000 offers you a 10th generation Core i5 CPU, 8 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce MX330 graphics and a 512 GB SSD with 32 GB fast Intel Optane memory. The spacious 17.3-inch display has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and you can add touch support at no additional cost. The Envy 17t shouldn’t be confused with a gaming laptop, but the GeForce MX330 GPU should allow you to play less demanding games at full resolution with some quality settings enabled. Two upgrades to this customizable model are attractive: doubling the RAM for just $ 50 and getting a touch display for $ 40.
This is a gaming laptop. The HP Home 15t has an aggressive look and a wide variety of configuration options. The base configuration of this model (15t-dh100) includes a 10th generation Core i7 CPU and GeForce GTX 1650 graphics. However, you can upgrade to GeForce RTX 2060 graphics for $ 190 and still get the $ 100 discount. The 2060 is the budget card in Nvidia’s RTX range, but it still features ray tracing, which reproduces the behavior of light in the real world, to give games a more photorealistic look. I would also consider doubling the RAM from 8GB to 16GB for $ 90 and spending $ 100 to upgrade the display to a 144Hz refresh rate. These three upgrades will vastly improve the system’s performance and gaming capabilities, bringing the total to a still reasonable $ 1,380.
The 27-inch all-in-one device from HP offers a razor-sharp 2K screen resolution (2,256 x 1,504 pixels) and a modern design with extremely thin screen bezels. The base model has a 10th generation Core i5 CPU, 8 GB RAM and a 1 TB hard drive. The only upgrade I recommend for this customizable system is to choose a 128GB SSD as the primary drive, which doesn’t add to the cost, and choose a 1TB hard drive as the secondary storage drive for an additional $ 49. With this pair, you get the speed of an SSD along with the high capacity of the 1TB hard drive for a still reasonable price of $ 949.
The 24-inch All-in-One PC from HP offers you the choice between AMD or Intel processors and a black or white housing. The white AMD-based model is currently being discounted by $ 50 but is out of stock. The black Intel-based system is available at a discount of $ 100. It has an Intel Core i5 chip, 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD for fast data access and a 1 TB hard drive for extended storage.