After HP and Sony, Lenovo is the latest PC manufacturer to announce Black Friday sales from its website -- and the selection of deals may be the most eclectic.
While its two other rivals offered just laptops (Sony) or laptops and desktops (HP), Lenovo has an array of notebooks, desktops, and tablets on sale. In fact, it's been aggressive at discounting its Android tablets, perhaps feeling the heat from Amazon and Google on that front. Specifically, you can get four IdeaPad models for sale now, including the 7-inch A1 with 16GB of storage for $149 and the A2109 with 9-inch display and 16GB of capacity for $271.20. If you're looking for something even bigger, the 10.1-inch IdeaPad S2110 is available with either 16GB for $439.20 or 32GB for $463.20 -- both include a keyboard dock.
If you like the look of the new IdeaPad Yoga 11 convertible tablet/laptop devices running Windows RT, you can save over $150 on either of two configurations: one with 32GB of storage for $679.20, the other with 64GB of capacity for $759.20. There are deals on the whole IdeaPad consumer laptop line, ranging from the low end of $383.20 for a S300 model in either silver or pink with Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive, and 13.3-inch display to $1,239.20 for a 15.6-inch Y500 with Core i7-3632QM CPU, 16GB of RAM, terabyte hard drive, and 16GB solid state drive (originally listed at $1,549).
Lenovo is also discounting its IdeaCenter desktops, which comprise the K series of traditional towers, the Q series of small-form-factor systems, and the A and B lineups of all-in-one PCs. The K430-31092XU starts at $559.20 ($139.80 off) for Core i3-2120, 6GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, and AMD Radeon HD 7450 graphics card, while the K430-31092SU is $239.80 off at $959.20 for a quad-core Core i7-3770 processor, 16GB of RAM, 2TB hard drive, and Nvidia GeForce GT 545 graphics. The diminuitive IdeaCentre Q180 starts at $343.20 and includes an Intel Atom CPU, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, and Radeon HD 7450A graphics. Note that these three systems all come standard with Windows 7, though they are customizable.
The Q190 series, which starts at a slightly cheaper $335.20, does come with Windows 8 standard, along with an Intel Celeron chip, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive, but no optical drive. The B series is the lower-priced all-in-one lineup (and also comes with Windows 7 standard), starting at $879.20 (originally $1,099) and built around a 23-inch full HD display, 8GB of RAM, 2TB hard drive, DVD burner, and GeForce GT 615 graphics. Starting at $1,399.20 (regularly $1,749), the A series goes big with a 27-inch touchscreen display, 8GB of RAM, terabyte hard drive, DVD burner, and GeForce GT 630M graphics. Again, Windows 7 comes standard.