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If you’re in the market for an affordable laptop that excels at the basics, the lower-specced configuration that my colleague Monica Chin highly recommends is down $200 at Best Buy. Regularly $529, the retailer is temporarily selling the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 with 4GB RAM, a 64GB SSD, and Intel 10th Gen Core i3 for $330.
Also at Best Buy, you can get a huge discount on this hefty gaming laptop from Asus. Normally $1,000, the TUF Gaming laptop is a great value for $800. It has a 17.3-inch display that’s capable of a 144Hz refresh rate, and it has Intel’s 11th Gen Core i5-11260H processor, 8GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and most notably, Nvidia’s RTX 3050 Ti graphics chip. So long as you don’t mind the fact that this isn’t a very portable machine, you’re in for a bargain.
Correction 10:20AM, 09/22/2021: This article originally stated that the Samsung monitor deal was for the Odyssey G9, but it was for the CRG9. We regret the error.