Laptop deals: Six great offers before Black Friday

Laptop deals are plentiful even before Black Friday. Here are six great laptop deals from Lenovo, Dell, ASUS, and others that you can pick up now. 

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Touchscreen laptops have hit the mainstream and these pre-Black Friday laptop deals show these systems no longer come with a premium price tag. Check out these sales on systems from Lenovo, Dell, and more. Be sure to check back often as we'll continue to update this page with all the latest best Black Friday laptop deals.

  1. ASUS AMD A4 1GHz 10.1" LED-Backlit Touchscreen Netbook
    Store: Microsoft Store
    Price:$299 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $41

    Is It Worth It?: When it comes to budget laptops, AMD is king and this $299ultraportable is proof. Despite being a budget machine, the 2.4-lb. laptop packs a 10.1" touchscreen display. Also onboard you'll find an AMD A4 1GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 320GB hard drive. This Editors' Choice system is the cheapest ASUS touchscreen 10" AMD laptop we've seen.

  2. Gateway NV570P10u Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 1.8GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Touchscreen Laptop
    Store: Microsoft Store
    Price:$399 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $51

    Is It Worth It?: A DealNews Editors' Choice, the Gateway NV570P10u holds the distinction of being the cheapest 15" touchscreen laptop we've seen with a Core i5 CPU; it's a tough title to hold considering the multitude of laptops we see in this category. The 5.8-lb. machine features a 1.8GHz dual-core Ivy Bridge processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive.

  3. Dell Inspiron 15 Intel Haswell Core i5 1.6GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Laptop
    Store: Dell Home
    Price:$449.99 via coupon code "HF08ZLDCXJM19W" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $50
    Expires: November 27

    Is It Worth It?: Thanks to its Haswell upgrade, the Dell Inspiron 15 is as future-proof as you can get. The mainstream laptop features a 1.6GHz Haswell Core i5 CPU, 6GB of RAM, and a 750GB hard drive. And thanks to the above coupon, it's $50 off and the least-expensive Inspiron 15 we've seen with a Haswell CPU.

  4. Dell Inspiron 17R Intel Haswell Core i7 1.8GHz 17.3" LED-Backlit Laptop
    Store: Dell Home
    Price:$699.99 via coupon code "HF08ZLDCXJM19W" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $390
    Expires: November 30

    Is It Worth It?: The Inspiron 15's big brother, this desktop replacement means serious business. It boasts a 4th-gen Intel Core i7 Haswell 1.8GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive. Though it tips the scales at 7.3 lbs., it's still a well-equipped notebook if mobility isn't a factor.

  5. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 1.8GHz 14" LED-Backlit Touchscreen Ultrabook
    Store: Lenovo
    Price:$1,086.75 via coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $259
    Expires: December 1

    Is It Worth It?:Engadget calls this notebook the "definitive ultrabook for pros." PC Mag echoes the sentiment naming it an "executive's ultrabook." But even executives like saving money! Coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY" will knock $362 off, dropping it to $1,087. At this price it's $259 under our October mention and the cheapest X1 Carbon touchscreen we've seen. The 3.8-lb. Editors' Choice ultrabook delivers a Core i5 Ivy Bridge dual-core 1.8GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD.

  6. Dell Inspiron 14R Intel Haswell Core i3 1.7GHz 14" LED-Backlit Touchscreen Laptop
    Store: Dell Home
    Price:$599.99 via coupon code "5TK?LC9VJ5F$33" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $130

    Is It Worth It?: Powered by Intel's Haswell Core i3 processor, the 5-lb. Dell Inspiron 14R promises up to 50% more battery life than its Ivy Bridge predecessors. The laptop features a dual-core Core i3 1.7GHz Haswell CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. What's more, it's currently the cheapest 14R laptop we've seen with a Haswell chip.

Louis Ramirez is a senior features writer for Dealnews.com, where this article first appeared: http://dealnews.com/features/best-black-friday-laptops/.

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