Good Deals on Laptops, Chomebooks, and More

Budget laptops, Chromebooks, big-screen TVs, and Bluetooth speakers, oh my.

By Liane Cassavoy

It’s hard to know when a good price really is a good price. No matter what you’re buying–whether it’s pricey like a laptop, or relatively affordable, like a Bluetooth speaker–it’s important to shop around and compare prices. So that’s what I did this week, ensuring sure the deals I’m suggesting to you really are the good ones.

In the market for a budget laptop? Walmart is offering a great deal on the Asus 2-in-1 Q302LA-BHT11 13.3-inch touch screen laptop, selling it for just $309. The same laptop is currently on clearance at BestBuy for $407.99. That price gets you a convertible device that can be used with a keyboard in a traditional laptop style, or flipped and used as a touchscreen tablet. It runs Windows 10, and features an Intel Core i3-5010U processor, a 500GB hard drive and 6GB of RAM.

Maybe you don’t need a full-fledged laptop, but you still want a portable computing device. Consider a Chromebook, a laptop alternative that runs Google’s operating system and relies on cloud-based applications and storage instead of a hard drive. Groupon is offering a refurbished version of Acer’s 15.6-inch Chromebook with 2GB of RAM for just $129.99. Google sells this device for $200.

BestBuy.com is offering a good price on LG’s 55-inch LED Smart 4K Ultra HDTV, offering it for $599.99. This TV usually sells for $799.99, and many of BestBuy’s rivals (including Walmart and Sears) are offering it for just about that price.  It features 2160p resolution and wireless connectivity to take advantage of its built-in smart features that let you stream movies, music, and more. BestBuy offers free in-store pickup, and free delivery on TVs 51 inches and bigger.

Let the music play, even in the shower with the OnTek Water-Resistant Bluetooth Shower Speaker. You can grab it from Groupon right now for just $9.99. That’s $40 off the list price and $15 less than what it’s currently selling for on Amazon. This compact speaker has a suction cup for adhering to your shower walls, or outdoor tile in your pool area. It also includes a microphone for taking phone calls – if you’re really so busy that your calls can’t wait until you’re out of the shower and on dry land.

Stay tuned for more deals in the coming weeks as we ramp up for the holiday shopping season!