Grab the Asus VivoBook 15.6-inch laptop on sale for $299 at Walmart
The Asus VivoBook F512DA-WH31 15.6-inch laptop (opens in new tab) is down to $299 at Walmart. This is the lowest price around for a laptop that regularly sells for $350 at Walmart and is going for as much as $430 at places like Amazon (opens in new tab). This is a brand new laptop, and this price puts it within $10 of refurbished units at Newegg (opens in new tab). That should tell you plenty about the value here.
Asus VivoBook F512DA-WH31 15.6-inch laptop (opens in new tab)
Specifications include an AMD Ryzen 3 3200U processor, 4GB DDR4 RAM, a 128GB M.2 solid state drive, AMD Radeon Vega 3 graphics, and Windows 10 Home in S Mode. Includes USB-C among other ports. Has 15.6-inch IPS 1080p screen with 178-degree angles.
For the price you're paying, this is a well-kitted laptop. The VivoBook includes a 15.6-inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. The laptop's design has a frameless four-sided NanoEdge so you get to fully use the real estate available to you. The bezel is only 5.7mm at its largest so you get an 88% screen-to-body ratio.
The specifications on this laptop include the powerful AMD Ryzen 3 3200U processor capable of up to 3.5GHz. It also has 4GB DDR4 RAM and a 128GB M.2 solid state drive, which works for both super speedy load times and some good initial storage. The graphics are powered by the AMD Radeon Vega 3, and it comes loaded with Windows 10 Home in S mode, which is a version of the operating system designed to improve security and performance through streamlining. This is very similar to the Chromebook OS or iPhone ecosystem where you can only download certain apps from certain places and things like that to help keep it safe and fast.
The connectivity options include USB-C, USB-A 3.1, USB-A 2.0, HDMI, and Wi-Fi 5. It has a battery that can last for up to eight hours. The exclusive ErgoLift design helps improve your typing position while also improving heat dissipation. This essentially adds a small tilt to the keyboard while still holding it securely even at that angle. It also includes a built-in fingerprint sensor and a full-size backlit keyboard.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
Right, so now my students really, really, really don't have an excuse to buy a "computer" that doesn't run Stata.