Best Computer Deals & Sales

Dell Technologies (6)

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Dell Technologies · 2 wks ago
$699 $1,284
free shipping

That's a savings of $585 off list price. Buy Now at Dell Technologies

Features
  • 10th-generation Intel Core i5-10210U 1.6GHz Comet Lake quad-core CPU
  • 15.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) LCD
  • 8GB RAM & 256GB SSD
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX250 with 2GB graphics card
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Model: cav155w10p1c5104b
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Dell Technologies · 1 wk ago
$519 $1,041
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It's $522 under list, $50 under our mention from two weeks ago, and the lowest price we've seen. Buy Now at Dell Technologies

Features
  • Intel Core i3-8145U 2.1GHz Whiskey Lake dual-core CPU
  • 14" (1366x768) HD anti-glare display
  • 8GB RAM and 256GB M.2 PCle NVMe SSD
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Model: s062l340014us
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Dell Technologies · 5 days ago
$549 $970
free shipping

That's $20 under our mention from three weeks ago, $421 off list, and the best price we've ever seen. Buy Now at Dell Technologies

Features
  • 10th-generation Intel Core i5-10210U 1.6GHz Comet Lake quad-core CPU
  • 15.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) LCD
  • 8GB RAM & 1TB HDD
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Model: cav153w10p1c5004
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Dell Technologies · 1 mo ago
$449 $509
free shipping

Coupon code "SUMMER449" drops the price to $478 off list. Buy Now at Dell Technologies

Features
  • Intel Core i5-9400 2.9GHz Coffee Lake 6-core CPU
  • 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive
  • DVD/RW drive
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Model: smv3671w10ph113r5
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Dell Technologies · 1 mo ago
$499 $599
free shipping

Apply code "SUMMER499" to get $500 off list and the lowest price we've seen. Buy Now at Dell Technologies

Features
  • Intel Core i5-9400 2.9GHz Coffee Lake 6-core processor
  • 8GB RAM & 256GB NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • DVD/CD drive
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Dell Home (4)

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Dell Home · 1 mo ago
$765 $810
free shipping

Coupon code "50OFF699" drops the price to $288 off list.

Update: The after-coupon price has now dropped to $764.99. Buy Now at Dell Home

Features
  • 9th-Generation Intel Core i5-9400 2.9GHz Coffee Lake 6-core CPU
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB GPU
  • 8GB RAM, 1TB 7200rpm HDD, and 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Model: xdvsetcr001s
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Dell Home · 1 mo ago
$833 $1,150
free shipping

Coupon code "50OFF699" drops the price to $288 off list. Buy Now at Dell Home

Features
  • 9th-Generation Intel Core i5-9400 2.9GHz Coffee Lake 6-core CPU
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB GPU
  • 8GB RAM, 1TB 7200rpm HDD, and 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Model: xdvsetcr001s
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Dell Home · 1 mo ago
$313 $440
free shipping

That's $127 under list and the best price we could find. Buy Now at Dell Home

Features
  • 2560x1440 (1440p) native resolution
  • DisplayPort, HDMI, and USB inputs
  • 2 USB 3.0 downstream ports
  • Model: P2720D
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Dell Home · 1 mo ago
$313 $440
free shipping

It's $27 under our mention from last week, $127 under list, and the best price we could find. Buy Now at Dell Home

Features
  • 2560x1440 (1440p) native resolution
  • DisplayPort, HDMI, and USB inputs
  • 2 USB 3.0 downstream ports
  • Model: P2720D
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Staples (1)

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Staples · 2 mos ago
$95 $120
free shipping

That's $25 off and a great price for a name brand solid basic monitor. Buy Now at Staples

Tips
  • To get this deal, use code "66122".
Features
  • HDMI and VGA inputs
  • 1920x1080 (1080p) resolution
  • Model: SE2419HX
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Newegg (1)

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Newegg · 3 wks ago
$599 $1,149
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Apply coupon code "93XPK85" to save. That's the best price we could find by $90. Most stores charge $730 or more. It's also the cheapest Optiplex 5070 we've seen, regardless of specs. Buy Now at Newegg

Features
  • Intel Core i5-9500 3.0GHz Coffee Lake 6-core CPU
  • 8GB RAM; 1TB hard drive
  • DVD/RW Drive
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Model: 8DWWY
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B&H Photo Video (1)

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B&H Photo Video · 2 wks ago
$130 $250
free shipping

That's the best price we could find by $70 and $10 under our April mention. Buy Now at B&H Photo Video

Features
  • Up to 31 ppm
  • Up to 1,200 dpi
  • 3.5" touchscreen
  • Model: B215/DNI
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Dell Refurbished Store (1)

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Dell Refurbished Store · 2 mos ago
Extra 45% off 1 Item
free shipping

Save big at Dell Refurbished Store and take an extra 45% off 1 item. This matches its Presidents' Day sale as the best no-minimum discount we've seen since December. Shop Now at Dell Refurbished Store

Tips
  • Use code "EARTH4UDEAL" to get this discount.
  • This offer is not valid on clearance items.
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Computers: The Basics

Shopping for computers doesn’t have to drain your savings — if you know how to find the best prices. Our team of experts review the sales and publish the best computer deals so you don’t have to work half as hard.

Basic Computer Terminology

You don’t have to be a tech wiz to buy your next computer. Make note of these common terms to help you when you’re shopping computer sales!

  • Operating System (OS): This is the system that controls how your computer performs basic functions. The most common operating systems you’ll see right now are Windows 10 and Mac OS X. They perform comparably, so picking one relies on personal preference.
  • Random-access memory (RAM): The short-term memory of your computer. Your RAM controls how quickly and efficiently your computer is able to switch between tasks. The higher the RAM, the better the performance.
  • Processor (CPU) : The powerhouse or “brain” of the computer, your processor handles your computer’s basic instructions, such as using your mouse and keyboard, or running applications. The two most popular CPU manufacturers are AMD and Intel. You can read about which processor is right for you in this article from Digital Trends.
  • Storage: There are two types of physical computer storage, hard drives (HD) and solid state drives (SSD), sometimes called flash drives . SSD storage is more common these days because they are more stable and faster. While it’s ideal to aim for greater storage space, a bigger drive will cost more money. Determine your storage needs based on how you plan to use your computer. Abt recommends starting with at least 500 GB of storage space.

Basic Software for Your PC

When you start using your new computer, you’ll want to install some basic software to get going. Most pre-built computers come with a suite of software pre-installed with the OS.

Productivity Tools

Whether you opt for a package like Microsoft Office or iWork, opt for freeware like Open Office, or choose an online software pack like G Suite, it’s always a good idea to install a productivity software to help you with tasks like making spreadsheets, word processing, and viewing PDFs.

Internet Browser

Microsoft Edge and Safari are the standard browsers that come with a new computer, but many shoppers rely on browsers like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Check out TechRadar’s review of the most common browsers here .

Cloud Storage

Not only does cloud storage give you more space than the limited physical storage on your PC, but it also gives you access to your files anywhere. Many companies like Google or Dropbox offer a limited amount of free cloud storage.

Antivirus Software

Antivirus tools do more than simply keep viruses at bay; they also protect against malware, phishing, adware, spyware, and more. Windows 10 comes with Microsoft Security Essentials as a default, and security options are built into Mac OS X (as opposed to a standalone program). That said, antivirus suites like Norton, McAfee, and Bitdefender may offer you more protection.

Media Player

Many laptops and desktops no longer include a physical media drive. If you plan on watching any videos locally (not streamed online), it’s useful to have a media player. Typically, this software is built in, but check out this list for some info on the best media players for Windows 10 and this one for Mac.

Music Player

Not to be confused with a media player, a good music application is worth installing on your computer. Spotify, iTunes, and Pandora are some common favorites that give you access to a practically limitless selection. The desktop versions make it easier to browse and build playlists.