It may lack the mainstream appeal of a Best Buy, but online retailer Newegg has long held a place in the hearts of PC builders and upgraders with its wide assortment of components. More recently it’s expanded its presence by offering a wider variety of electronic goods and participating in the annual Black Friday shopping hullabaloo. With Newegg’s 2020 Black Friday ad, DIY types get plenty of discounts on upgrade parts, but there are also a number of solid laptop and desktop PC deals that we’ve highlighted below.
While many of the Black Friday laptop deals we’ve seen so far in 2020 have featured 10th-generation Intel Core processors, here’s one that includes one of the latest 11th-gen (a.k.a. Tiger Lake) CPU — the Core i5-1135G7, specifically. It highlights a solid lineup of specs this Aspire 5 configuration possesses, including 8GB of RAM, a 512GB solid-state drive, and a 15.6-inch full HD display.
The ZenBook series is a highly regarded thin-and-light laptop family (see a recent review of the ZenBook S UX393 from ZDNet’s own Sandra Vogel), and this discounted portable is built around a powerful AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processor. Asus also manages to pack 16GB of RAM, a terabyte SSD, and a 14-inch full HD slim-bezel display into a ruggedized 2.8-pound chassis.
This Legion Tower 5 desktop is a stylish budget tower for gamers on a budget, with specs including a Core i5-10400F six-core processor, 8GB of RAM, and both a 1TB hard drive and a 256GB SSD. Rounding things out is a GeForce GTX 1650 Super graphics card that Nvidia claims can deliver a performance boost of up to 50 percent over the original 1650 card.
Newegg has those who prefer the option to game on the go covered with this Pavilion laptop, which splits the difference between 15.6-inch and 17-inch models with a 16.1-inch full HD display. That keeps the system weight under 5 pounds — not a featherweight, but also not the gaming notebook behemoths of old — even with a Core i5-10300H CPU, 12GB of memory, 256GB SSD, and GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics card stuffed inside.
We haven’t seen a lot of all-in-one PC deals so far this Black Friday, so we definitely took notice of this Newegg sale on an IdeaCentre 3i built around a 23.8-inch full HD touchscreen. The Core i5-10400T chip inside provides a bit more power than Core i3-based AIOs, and your storage needs will be met with both a terabyte hard drive and a 256GB SSD.
More Black Friday 2020 deals
Here are some of the many other sales Newegg is offering: