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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.

Good luck!
Thanks for entering! We are choosing a winner now and will announce asap.

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.

Good luck!
It's on! We've just posted the Dell Black Friday 2014 Sale ad scan. Doorbusters will start online at 3PM (PT) on Thanksgiving Night (11/27).

The following Black Friday deals are either all-time lows or match all-time lows on Ben's:

Tablet highlights include:
PC highlights include:

Electronics and accessories highlights include:

Watch our Black Friday hub for the latest Black Friday store ads as they appear! Just 25 days to go...
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
    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!
    Best Buy has the ASUS X550LA-SI50402W 4th Generation Dual-Core i5 15.6" Laptop for $380 with free shipping. Weighs 5.1 lbs. and measures 1.25" thin.

  • Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz CPU, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD
  • Intel HD Graphics 4400, DVD±RW/CD-RW, Windows 8
  • $483 Retail: $599
    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!
    Lenovo has the Lenovo Z50 - 59436279 4th Generation Intel Core i7 15.6" Laptop for $1030 - $481 off with coupon code USPZ5079116 in cart = $549 with free shipping. Slim 1" chassis, weighing 5.3 lbs.

    Be sure to omit spaces when pasting the code.

  • Intel Core i7-4510U 2.0GHz, 8GB DDR3L RAM, 1TB HDD
  • Intel HD 5000, 15.6" FHD 1920x1080, BT 4.0, Win 8.1 x64
  • DVD+/-RW, Bluetooth v4.0, Intel Dual Band AC 3160, 4-cell
  • Retail: $1030
    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
    Walmart has the Dell Inspiron 15 4th Generation Core i3 15.6" Laptop for $299 with free in-store pickup only.

  • Intel Core i3-4030U 1.9Ghz, 4GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, DVD
  • 15.6" LCD 1366x768, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, Win 8.1 x64
  • Microsoft Store has the Asus Eeebook X205TA-UH01-BK Signature Edition Bay Trail Atom Quad-Core 11.6" Laptop (Dark Blue) for $179 with free shipping. Includes 2 years free 100GB OneDrive storage.

    One of the new sub-$200 Windows laptops for the holiday season.

  • Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33GHz, 2GB DDR3L, 32GB flash storage (eMMC)
  • Intel HD graphics, 11.6" LED (1366x768), 802.11n, Windows 8.1 x86
  • $199 Retail: $199
    Best Buy has the ASUS X550LA-SI50402W 4th Generation Dual-Core i5 15.6" Laptop for $380 with free shipping. Weighs 5.1 lbs. and measures 1.25" thin.

  • Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz CPU, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD
  • Intel HD Graphics 4400, DVD±RW/CD-RW, Windows 8
  • $468 Retail: $599
    Ends tomorrow. Lenovo has the Lenovo Ideapad Y40 - 59423030 14" 4th Generation Core i7 Notebook (Dusk Black) for $1099 - $470 off with coupon code USPY4301113 [Exp 11/23] = $629 with free shipping.

  • Intel Core i7-4510U 2.0GHz, 8GB DDR3, 500GB HDD + 8GB SSD
  • 2GB AMD Radeon R9 M275, BT 4.0, 802.11n, 4 Cell, Windows 8.1
  • Lenovo Ideapad Y40 4th Gen Core i7 1080p 14\" Laptop $629 at Lenovo
    Ben's best silver award
    Retail: $1100
    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
    Microsoft Store has the Asus Eeebook X205TA-UH01-BK Signature Edition Bay Trail Atom Quad-Core 11.6" Laptop (Dark Blue) for $179 with free shipping. Includes 2 years free 100GB OneDrive storage.

    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
  • $199 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
    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.

    Here's the Dell Advantage/MPP Black Friday Presale.

  • Intel Core i7-4510U 2.0GHz, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD
  • Intel HD 4400, 17.3" LED (1600x900), 802.11n, BT 4.0
  • Retail: $1090
    Dell has the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series 4th Generation Haswell Core i5 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop for $1090 - $590 off with coupon code 81FT4GHT12LX1L [Exp 11/24 at 5AM PT] = $500 with free shipping. 64-bit Windows 8.1 installed.

    The new 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 5.7 lbs.

  • Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz, 8GB DDR3L, 1TB HDD
  • Intel HD 4400, 15.6" touch LED (1366x768), 802.11ac, BT 4.0
  • Retail: $1090
    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
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