Newegg has some great laptop deals starting with a Lenovo IdeaPad 5 for $500

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Shopping for a laptop? Good deals can be hard to find these days because the pandemic sent everyone home for a year. The ensuing run on laptops made affordable ones about as scarce as the PS5. Good news: Sub-$1,000 laptops still get marked down to even better prices occasionally, though, and right now there’s a trio of solid laptops on sale at Newegg. I’m also throwing in an enormous 34-inch curved gaming monitor for good measure. 

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This Acer Aspire 5 is powerful enough to handle more processor-intensive tasks and has great styling as well (including an articulating hinge that elevates the keyboard when the screen is open). The laptop features an 11th-generation Intel Core i7, a generous 12GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. The large 15.6-inch display runs at full HD as well. 

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This IdeaPad 5 comes equipped with all the essentials: Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a full HD 14-inch display. While not the lowest price ever, this is a good deal on a respected and reliable IdeaPad 5. 


Regularly $860, this laptop is currently almost 25% off. You get an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD in a chassis that’s just 0.6-inch thick. 


If you’re looking to upgrade your monitor for gaming (or just to get extra screen real estate for productivity multitasking) then check out this 34-inch curved monitor from MSI. It offers a 2K (3,440×1,440-pixel) display at a 100Hz refresh rate with AMD FreeSync for tear-free high-speed graphics. 

This article was published earlier this week. It has been updated with the latest deals. 

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