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Black Friday may be over, but with Cyber Monday sales heating up, this is a great time to buy a new computer. We're seeing great deals on laptops, everything from low-end models for consumers with basic needs to high-powered machines for video editors and hard-core gamers.

Given the volume of sales floating around, we’ve taken the time to sort through all the offers to find you the best Cyber Monday deals on models from companies like Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft. We've added a few bargains on Chromebooks and tablets, too.

We’ll continue to update the list as offers roll in, so be sure to check back often.

Laptops

Dell 15.6-Inch G3 15 Gaming Laptop

    This is a good price for Dell’s entry-level gaming laptop, which we tested and liked. It’s got an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, an Nvidia graphics card, and 256GB of solid-state storage. (By contrast, ours had a 1TB hard drive.) That makes it a smart choice for anyone who wants a single device for work and play.

    HP 15-Inch HP 15 Laptop

      This is a high-powered 2-in-1 convertible, which means you can not only tackle tough tasks such as video editing but also fold the touch-screen display behind the keyboard and use it like a tablet when you’re ready to admire your work. The laptop features an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of memory, and 512GB of solid-state storage. We haven’t tested the model but did evaluate an HP 15 with an AMD Ryzen 5 processor and less storage, and it scored high enough to earn a CR recommendation.

      HP 15.6-Inch Pavilion Gaming Laptop

        This is a solid choice for anyone interested in playing today’s games and maybe even getting a little work done on the side. The model features an AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 8GB of memory, 256GB of solid-state storage, and an Nvidia graphics card. We tested a 16.1-inch version with slightly more power and it ended up being a Consumer Reports Best Buy. As with most gaming laptops, it has limited battery life and is a little heavy, but that’s the trade-off you make for the extra power under the hood.

        Microsoft 12.3-Inch Surface Pro 7 Laptop

          Our testers recommended this model when it was released a year ago, which makes it an even better value at this price. Because it’s a 2-in-1 detachable, you can separate the touch-screen display from the keyboard and use it like a tablet. The specs are midrange—an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, and 128GB of solid-state storage—but should be sufficient for everyday tasks like browsing the web, managing office documents, and even editing the occasional photo. Keep in mind that the keyboard, which detaches so you can use the touch screen as a tablet, costs an additional $130.

           

          CR’s test results: Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (Core i5) laptop

          Chromebooks

          Lenovo 11.6-Inch Chromebook Flex 3

            This is a nice option for anyone in need of a Chromebook for browsing the web and doing simple productivity tasks. Thanks to the convertible design, you can also fold the touch-screen display behind the keyboard to use the device like a tablet. A similar model performed well enough in our labs to earn a recommendation from our testers, and this one has even better specs: a MediaTek processor, 4GB of memory, and 32GB of flash storage.

            Tablets

            Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition

              This model comes with a thick and chunky rubber case that protects it from falls. Even more comforting is Amazon’s “two-year, worry-free guarantee,” which means it will replace your tablet if it breaks. The deal also includes a one-year free subscription to Amazon Kids+, which gives you and your family access to thousands of kid-friendly movies, TV shows, books, and apps. Better yet, Amazon’s robust parental controls allow you to create different profiles for different kids, setting hard limits on what each can look at, and when and how long the tablet can be used.

               

              CR's test results: Amazon Fire 7 Kids Tablet

              Amazon Fire HD 10

                We haven’t yet evaluated this model, which will be in stock again on Dec. 11, but the 2019 version is the highest-scoring Amazon tablet in our ratings. The 10-inch screen is bright, crisp, and has a wide viewing angle, which makes it ideal for watching movies and TV shows with friends. The battery life is impressive, too. And thanks to an SD card reader, you can easily expand the storage if 32GB seems too tight.

                Apple iPad mini

                  Apple rarely puts its products on sale, so this is a welcome, if modest, discount on the current generation iPad mini. It comes in the form of a $50 gift card, which you can put toward the price of the iPad mini or another Apple device. In any event, this is among the very best small tablets you can buy today, with enough power to easily handle demanding tasks like photo editing and enough battery life to last as long as 10 hours on a single charge.

                   

                  CR's test results: Apple iPad Mini (64GB)

                  Samsung Galaxy Tab A

                    This tablet has a lot to offer, even without the discount. It features a big, bright display, 128 gigabytes of storage for downloaded games and shows, solid battery life, and the speed to tackle everyday tasks, such as web browsing and email, with ease. And if you have little ones, you’ll appreciate the parental controls.

                     

                    CR's test results: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2019

                    Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

                      This is a nice tablet, too, and it comes with an S Pen stylus for those who like to doodle and take notes on the screen. Once again, the tablet has a big, bright display, solid battery life, and plenty of speed for routine tasks. In this case, though, there’s only 64 gigabytes of storage. The model we tested had 128GB. But you can quickly and inexpensively expand the volume with a microSD card.

                       

                      CR's test results: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (128GB) Wifi