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Apple iPads on sale, plus laptop deals from Lenovo, HP, Dell, Microsoft, Alienware, and more

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Take your head out of your morning latte and get a look at these hot deals on laptops and tablets from Walmart and Amazon.

Samsung seems to have something for everyone this week. The SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch is $327.99 if you need something with a little more power behind the screen. But if you don’t need anything crazy, pick up the SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab E Lite 7-inch for $77.99, which makes for a small and friendly companion device. Even the kids can get in on the action with the Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite Kids 7-inch for $97.99.

HP has a great selection of laptops available this week. These range from the HP 15.6-inch HD Laptop PC Computer for $305.99, if you need an affordable and simple laptop for work or school, all the way to HP Omen X 17-inch Gaming Laptop for $1726.23 (marked down from $1999.99) that fulfills those on-the-go gaming needs.

And that’s just a handful of what’s available. There are also Apple iPads, Microsoft 2-in-1s, Lenovo ThinkPads, and so much more. Check out some of our top choices below:

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Apple iPads and Samsung Galaxy tabs, plus laptops by HP, Dell, Lenovo, and more on sale this weekend

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It’s the freakin’ weekend and you’re about to shop some great deals. Check out all of the best laptop and tablet sales Walmart and Amazon have to offer this weekend.

All you Apple fans are going to be very happy this weekend with the variety of iPads on sale. You can get the Apple iPad Pro 10.5-nch 512GB for $856.90 if you’re looking for one of the newer models. But if you don’t want to be limited to a WiFi-only experience, the Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi with Cellular 16GB is available for $429.99. (That’s $200 off!) There’s also the Apple 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi 64GB for $570.99, the Apple iPad Mini 4 for $345, and plenty more.

If you need a little more flexibility, you can find plenty of 2-in-1 laptops on sale. There’s the ASUS VivoBook Flip 15 for $499, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for $1880, or the Microsoft Surface Book 2 for $2468, with plenty more to choose from.

That’s just scratching the surface. There are also plenty of deals on laptops and tablets from HP, Dell, Acer, Samsung, and more. Shop our picks below:

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Laptops for $499 and below

Laptops on sale for $500 to $999

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Save $370 an HP ENVY 2-in-1 laptop from Amazon, with stylus pen included

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A 2-in-1 laptop is the best of both worlds: You get the efficiency of a laptop, plus the freedom of a tablet. Honestly, all laptops should be 2-in-1s if you ask us.

If you’ve been in the market for a 2-in-1, Amazon is currently offering the HP ENVY x2 for $629.99, which is $370 off the original price of $999.99

Under the hood, the ENVY has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM, delivering excellent speeds for most of your work and web needs. With 128GB of flash storage, there may be some management needed, but that’s still plenty of memory for handling a standard document load for school or work.

Connect the ENVY to a 4G LTE network and get internet access wherever you are. This puts it right there with the iPad Pro as a professional device that can work from anywhere. The screen is also detachable from the keyboard, making it super lightweight when you want to work in tablet mode only.

One major advantage that the EXVY x2 has over the iPad Pro is the stylus pen. The Apple Pencil is sold separately from the iPads and costs an extra $100 on top of the price of the iPad. HP throws their stylus in, keeping that extra $100 in your pocket for whatever else you may need.

The versatility afforded by 2-in-1s makes work, travel, heck even lounging on the couch, easier. And ultimately, anything that makes your life run a bit smoother is worth investing in.

HP really wants leather laptops to be a thing

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The HP Spectre Folio
The HP Spectre Folio

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HP’s latest convertible laptop is weirder than most.

The Spectre Folio has an unusual chassis, made of leather and magnesium alloy instead of typical aluminum, reminiscent of the fabric surrounding the keyboard on the Microsoft Surface laptop. Starting at $1,299 (for a full HD and i5 CPU), the Spectre Folio is actually cheaper than I expected for something billed as a premium product.

HP worked with Intel to customize the Folio’s processor; it’s an 8th-Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with either 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM. Storage starts at a 256GB SSD, but you can upgrade to a 2TB drive. It will be running Windows 10 out of the box and from what I saw, not much bloatware is here.

If you spring for it, the Folio also packs an Intel gigabit LTE chip inside for accessing mobile networks when WiFi isn’t available (provided you get a data plan for the machine, of course). In the U.S., the Folio will work on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. It has both a physical SIM card slot and an e-sim inside, allowing for secure connections abroad. Sprint will offer customers six months of free service with activation on the Spectre Folio. As for why you’d want a data plan for your laptop, HP emphasized privacy, noting that public WiFi networks aren’t the most secure.

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In line with previous HP devices, Bang & Olufsen is an exclusive partner for the speakers. Since the design of the Folio is quite thin, the speaker grille lives on top of the keyboard. However, the hardware powering the sound is actually in the hinge. 

HP is promising an impressive 18-hour battery life, but it didn’t opt for a stacked battery design like Apple did for the MacBook. Instead, you have four separate cells in the frame. With three USB-C ports (two of which are Thunderbolt 3) you can charge from any of them. While you can upgrade up to a 4K display, the entry-level Spectre Folio has a Full HD (1080p) monitor. In my brief hands-on with the Folio, I thought the screen looked bright and colors were vibrant.

Design-wise, the Spectre Folio looks really lovely, and definitely has the feel of a notebook — that is, a traditional pen-and-paper notebook. HP will offer the Spectre Folio in either a Bordeaux Burgundy or Cognac Brown at launch. I have a feeling that more color options will arrive in the future.

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It looks visually captivating in person, and the company days it’s tested the leather for durability. Leather is on the outside, but it’s molded with a magnesium alloy frame underneath. Pushing out of the leather base is a frame that contains the keyboard that has slight incline too it. Typing on the keys felt pretty good, but the keys don’t travel as deeply as on most notebooks. 

As a convertible, the Folio has four modes, but it’s more like three since HP counts the laptop closed as one of them (what am I supposed to do with that?). You get a traditional laptop form, a tablet mode where the display folds down over the keyboard, and finally a “forward” mode, where the display folds over backward so it’s facing outward (see the tweet above).

The Spectre Folio comes with a proprietary Digital Pen stylus . It will charge via USB-C and can be attached to the side of the laptop with a leather holder.

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Case in point, HP is definitely going in a new direction with this design, and I’m eager to see if the Spectre Folio holds up as well as HP says.

HP is kicking off pre-orders today, and the Spectre Folio will be exclusively in Best Buy for in-store availability, beginning on Oct. 29. The LTE and 4K display variants will be launching in the coming months.

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