Not every laptop has to be a $9,000 gaming machine. When you need something that can travel with you and has the power to help you get through the day, grab something like this Asus Vivobook laptop that's on sale for $469.99 at Best Buy. It is the featured deal in Best Buy's deals of the day, and today it is $230 off its regular price. This price will expire at the end of the day, but for now it is pretty nice on your wallet and a perfect device where budget is a concern.
This Vivobook has specifications that include a 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 12GB DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB hard drive, which is plenty of space for all your storage needs.
Despite having a 17.3-inch screen, this is a very lightweight machine. It is less than a full inch thick and weighs just over five pounds. You can carry it with you and pull it out whenever you need it, which makes it great for remote work or for joining a quick Zoom meeting from the coffee shop. The screen has a 1600 x 900 pixel resolution with LED backlighting.
You'll also get Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 for fast wireless connections that won't get interupted. Use the HDMI output to connect to a TV or larger, higher resolution monitor if you want. Use the second screen as more real estate or however you want.
The device comes with Windows 10, but it can be upgraded to Windows 11 for free.
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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.