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Congrats to Nathan of IL (golfpro), the winner of the giveaway!

Attention, Ben's fans! We are continuing our Black November celebration of deals with an awesome laptop giveaway. One of you will win the brand new ASUS X205TA-UH01-BK Signature Edition Laptop !! (MSRP $199).

Released in September, the ASUS X205TA-UH01-BK Signature Edition Laptop offers a 11.6" HD display (1366 x 768), 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (can be expanded with MicroSD), an Intel Atom 1.33 GHz CPU and is rated to last up to 12 hours on a single charge. It also runs Windows 8.1.



The giveaway ends at 9:00 AM PT on Thursday, November 13th, 2014, and we'll announce the winner later that day. You must leave a comment on this post to qualify (registration required).

In addition to earning one entry for your comment on this post, you can also earn an additional ten entries to increase your odds of winning if you leave at least 10 comments (helpful, interesting, critical or funny; not spam) on various posts before the end of the giveaway.

Subject to these Rules & Regulations. Here's the list of Previous Winners.

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Congrats to Chris of OH (energyx), the winner of the giveaway!

Attention, Ben's fans! We are continuing our Black November celebration of deals with another awesome laptop giveaway. One of you will win the brand new HP Stream 11 Laptop!! (MSRP $199).

Released recently, the HP Stream 11 Laptop offers a 11.6" HD display (1366 x 768), 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, an Intel Celeron 2.16 GHz CPU and is rated to last a bit over 8 hours on a single charge.

It runs Windows 8.1 and comes with a full year subscription for Office 365 Personal, definitely ideal for students, as well as 1TB OneDrive Cloud Storage for one year! Also, we picked it in our roundup of the Best Laptops under $200!



The giveaway ends at 9:00 AM PT on Thursday, November 20th, 2014, and we'll announce the winner later that day. You must leave a comment on this post to qualify (registration required).

In addition to earning one entry for your comment on this post, you can also earn an additional ten entries to increase your odds of winning if you leave at least 10 comments (helpful, interesting, critical or funny; not spam) on various posts before the end of the giveaway.

Subject to these Rules & Regulations. Here's the list of Previous Winners.

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Time is almost up, ladies and gents (and genetically-modified dinosaurs). There are people already forgoing a delicious Thanksgiving dinner to camp outside retailers around the country. Many online sales have already kicked off as well!

If you are looking for the retailers that seriously procrastinated on releasing an ad, we've got a great roundup for you.

The most impressive of the week is the Fry's Electronics ad. They have a very aggressive array of video game console bundle prices; $249 for the Wii U Super Mario bundle (cheapest of any retailer), $299 for the Xbox One Assassin's Creed bundle and $389 for the PS4 GTA bundle.

A few other standouts from the Fry's ad include the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1" Tablet at $199 ($249 at other stores), an Acer 15" Laptop for $138, a 32-inch Sony LED HDTV for $98, a 50-inch "Trusted Brand" LED HDTV for $199 and a "Trusted Brand" DSLR with lens kit for $248.

Other recently added Black Friday ads worth mentioning include:

  • Lowe's
  • IKEA
  • MacMall
  • Newegg
  • REI
  • 6pm
  • Apple
  • Living Social
  • Panasonic
  • Home Depot

  • Of course, be sure to watch our Black Friday hub for new ads and spotlight deals! We have over 115 ad scans and counting, including Black Friday ads from Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and Toys R Us.
    Ends today. Best Buy has the Asus X551CA-BI30804C 3rd Generation Core i3 15.6" Laptop for $250 with free shipping.

    Also check out the rest of their Early Black Friday Sale.

  • Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000, 802.11n, Windows 8
  • $375 Retail: $450
    In-store only. Staples has the Asus X205TA-BING-FD0 Intel Atom Quad Core 11.6" Laptop for $100 with free in-store pickup only.

  • Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33GHz Quad-Core CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB Flash
  • UMA Intel HD Graphics, BT 4.0, 11.6" HD Display, Win 8.1 + BING
  • Asus X205TA Intel Atom Quad Core 11.6\" Laptop $100 at Staples
    Ben's best black friday
    Retail: $250
    So many BF ads today! We've just posted the Walmart ad scan! The sale will begin Thursday evening at 6PM, with many items available both in-stores and online. There are also timed events that take place at 8PM on Thursday as well as 6AM on Friday.

    Some highlights:

  • 50" 1080p LED HDTV (Brands will vary) for $218
  • Halo Collection Xbox One Bundle for $329
  • GTAV PS4 Bundle + 2 More Games for $449 (Or you can get a $50 GC with the standalone PS4 at $399)
  • 4-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner for $99
  • 32" 720p LED HDTV (Brands will vary) for $98
  • HP Windows 8.1 Laptop for $159
  • Canon Rebel T5 Bundle for $449
  • 30% off Select Merchandise for 6 hours
  • Over 100 select Blu-ray movies for $3.96
  • Apple iPhone 6 for $179 (includes a $75 Walmart GC)

  • What do you think are the best deals in the ad scan this year? Tell us in the comments below.

    Watch our Black Friday hub for the latest Black Friday store ads as they appear! We have nearly 50 early ad scans and counting.

    Under 3 weeks to go!
    Black Friday pre-sale... Dell has the Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series (5748) 4th Generation Haswell Core i7 17.3" Laptop (Non-Touch) on sale for $666 with free shipping. Windows 8.1 installed.

    The Inspiron 5000 series is the 2014 replacement of the old mid-tier Inspiron R line. Features a brushed aluminum lid, facial recognition, 20GB storage from DropBox and weighs about 7 lbs.

  • Intel Core i7-4510U 2.0GHz, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD
  • Intel HD 4400, 17.3" LED (1600x900), 802.11n, BT 4.0
  • Retail: $1090
    The Staples Black Friday ad scan has landed! The sale starts at 6PM (local) on Thanksgiving and goes to 10PM and starts back up again Friday morning at 6AM.

    Just a few highlights of deals that match or exceed the lowest historical price on Ben's Bargains:

  • In-Store Only Doorbuster: ASUS Eeebook X205TA 11.6" Windows Laptop for $100
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD6 6" Tablet for $79
  • 20% off Select iPad Tablets, including the 1st Gen iPad Air 16GB Tablet for $319
  • Toshiba C55 Satellite Core i3 15.6" Laptop for $300
  • Toshiba Encore Mini 7" Android Tablet for $100
  • Apple TV (3rd Gen 2012 model) for $79

  • What do you think are the best deals in the ad scan this year? Tell us in the comments below.

    Watch our Black Friday hub for the latest Black Friday store ads as they appear! We have 55 ad scans and counting, including Black Friday ads from Office Depot and Radio Shack.

    Just 14 days to go!
    Shell Shocker! Today only. Newegg has the refurbished HP EliteBook 8440P XT920UA Core i7 14.1" LED Notebook Laptop (Gray) for $299 with free shipping. Weighs 4.9 lbs and measures 1.23" thin.

  • Intel Core i7-640M Dual-Core 2.8GHz, 4GB DDR3, 250GB HDD
  • 1366x768 LED-backlit,512MB NVIDIA NVS 3100M, Win 7 Pro x64
  • Retail: $1774
    Today only. Best Buy has the HP 11-1121us 11.6" Verizon LTE Chromebook for $49 with free shipping. Only 0.7" thin and weighs only 2.3lbs.

    New 2-year contract required.

  • Samsung Exynos Dual 1.7GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD
  • 802.11n, Chrome OS, HD LED IPS display, Verizon 4G LTE
  • Retail: $199
    Microsoft Store has the Dell XPS 13 (4289) Signature Edition 4th Generation Core i5 SSD 13.3" Touchscreen Ultrabook Laptop (Silver) for $899 with free shipping. 64-bit Windows 8.1 installed.

    Currently $976 shipped at Amazon.

  • Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz, 8GB DDR3L, 128GB SSD
  • 13.3" touch LED (1920x1080), Intel HD 4400, 802.11ac
  • $970 Retail: $1200
    Microsoft Store has the HP Stream 13 Signature Edition Bay Trail Dual-Core SSD 13.3" Laptop (blue) for $199 with free shipping. Includes a $25 Windows gift card with purchase.

    Add to cart to see discounted price

  • Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz, 2GB DDR3L, 32GB SSD
  • 13.3" 1366x768 display, 7.5 hour battery life, 802.11ac
  • $200 Retail: $255
    Update: Amazon has now price matched.

    Best Buy has the Asus Eeebook X205TA-RHATMN01 Bay Trail Atom Quad-Core 11.6" Laptop (Blue) for $140 with free shipping. Includes 2 years free 100GB OneDrive storage.

    The Signature Edition (X205TA-UH01-BK) is still $179 shipped at Microsoft Store.

    One of the new sub-$200 Windows laptops for the holiday season. It will also be a Staples In-Store Only Doorbuster on Thanksgiving at 6PM (local) for only $100.

  • Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33GHz, 2GB DDR3L, 32GB flash storage (eMMC)
  • Intel HD graphics, 11.6" LED (1366x768), 802.11n, Windows 8.1 x86
  • $140 Retail: $199
    Dell has the new Dell Inspiron 13 (7347) 7000 Series 4th Generation Core i3 13.3" 2-in-1 Laptop / Tablet (2014 model) on sale for $550 with free shipping. The Inspiron 7000 series replaced the old premium Inspiron Z line in 2013.

  • Intel Core i3-4010U 1.7GHz, 4GB DDR3L, 500GB HDD
  • Intel HD 4400, 13.3" touch IPS LED (1366x768), Win 8.1 x64
  • $600 Retail: $650
    Groupon has the refurbished Asus Transformer Book T100TA-B1-GR 10.1" Convertible Laptop (Dark Gray) for $200 - 10% off with coupon code SALE [Exp 11/13] at checkout = $180 with free shipping. Weighs 2.4 lbs. and measures 0.93" thin. Features Windows 8.1; Microsoft Office is not installed.

  • Intel Atom Z3740 Quad Core 1.86 GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD
  • Detachable 1366x768 touchscreen display, USB 3.0, 802.11b/g/n
  • $211 Retail: $350
    Best Buy has the MacBook Pro with Retina Display 4th Generation Haswell Core i5 13.3" Laptop, ME866LL/A (Fall 2013) on sale for $1360 - $50 off for students (.edu e-mail address required) = $1310 with free shipping.

    Advice on how to get a free .edu address from Laptop Mag. Thanks, JanSolo!

    The 13.3" MBP w/ Retina made it onto our Top Ultrabooks buyer's guide last year. With the new Haswell CPU, it ranks among the best battery lives of any laptop with at least 8 hours in real-world conditions.

  • Haswell Intel Core I5 2.6GHz, 8GB DDR3L, 512GB SSD
  • 2560x1600 Retina display (227 ppi), Intel Iris Graphics, HDMI
  • BT 4.0, 2x Thunderbolt, 2x USB 3.0, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • $1564 Retail: $1700
    Newegg has the Lenovo Y50 - 59425943 4th Generation Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Ultra HD 4K 15.6" Laptop for $1190 - $100 off with coupon code INTBLIZC1G in cart = $1090 with free shipping.

  • Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz, 16GB DDR3L, 256GB SSD, Win 8.1
  • 15.6" IPS (3840x2160), 2GB GeForce GTX 860M, 802.11ac, BT 4.0

    Amazon also has it for the same price (temporarily out of stock).
  • $1090 Retail: $1400
    Ends tomorrow. Dell Business has the Dell Latitude 15 3000 Series (3540) 4th Generation Haswell Intel Core i3 15.6" Laptop on sale for $766 - 35% off with coupon code 1GBF?GDC5297D5 [Exp 11/17] = $498 with free shipping. Features Gorilla Glass non-touch display and is about 1" thick. Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) installed but includes Win 8 Pro license.

    The Core i5-4210U 500GB SSHD 2GB GPU 1080p model is $742 shipped with code 1GBF?GDC5297D5 [Exp 11/17].

    The Latitude 3000 series is the budget line introduced in 2013.

  • Intel Core i3-4005U 1.7GHz, 4GB DDR3L, 500GB HDD
  • 15.6" LED (1366x768), 802.11n, BT 4.0, Win 7 Pro x64
  • Retail: $841
    Ends today. ThinkGeek has the TravelBoy Gameboy Backpack on sale for $20 + $7 shipping = $27 shipped. Includes padded laptop compartment and raised applique "D-pad" and "buttons". A surefire way to attract the ladies on campus.

    50 other bestsellers are also 50% off (discount shown on page).
    $55 Retail: $40
    Microsoft Store has the Dell Inspiron 15 i15547-5033sLV Signature Edition 4th Gen Core i5 15.6" Laptop for $399 with free shipping. Sells for $699+ elsewhere.

  • Intel Core i5-4210U 1.70GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD
  • 15.6" 1366x768 LED touchscreen, Win 8.1 x64
  • Dell Inspiron 15 5000 4th Gen Core i5 8GB 15.6\" Touch Laptop $399 at Microsoft Store
    Ben's best gold award
    $699 Retail: $699
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