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Wanting to buy a pc or laptop and was wanting to know for reference what last years BF process were on them. Wasn't able to find previous ads from last year.

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Correction: Prices* not process
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It depends what you need more. If you need stable computer to do basic things like for works for University, movie watching and so on then you should buy laptop but if you want to play something then gaming pc for sure Big Grin
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Will be watching this thread as I'm interested in getting a gaming desktop pc.
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They're way better this year. Last year was a rough year for prices, but GPUs, RAM, and SSds are cheap again and at the same time. Ryzen is good and cheap. If you're gaming at 1080p/60fps a lot of the deals this year have been really solid around $600. Add on prices are dirt cheap right now as well (RAM and SSDs). Not even really worth comparing, but here's one example I found:

Omen Obelisk HP Desktop for $769.99 ($200 off) at HP.

Windows 10 Home 64
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8400
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB
8 GB memory; 1 TB HDD storage

What you're seeing today wipes the floor with this machine. SSDs, 1660ti cards and 8 or 16GB of RAM all for <$700 in most cases. Depends what you're looking for, but the 1660ti last year was in the $1250 tier:

Windows 10 Home 64
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8700K
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti 6G
8 GB memory; 1 TB HDD storage

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Lenovo is doing some gaming PC and laptop deals for Black Friday. Prices range from $699 to upwards of $1,200 ($300 to $700 off).

Some of their BF pricing is already live... lowest price I saw today was the Legion Y545 at about $850: https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/d/de...gaming-pcs

Gaming laptops
  • Legion Y540 $779.99 (11/28)
    8GB RAM, 1TB 7200 RPM + 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti
  • IdeaPad L340 Gaming $699.99 (11/29)
    8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1050
  • Legion Y740 $1,199.99 (12/2)
    16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti

Gaming PCs
  • Lenovo Legion T530 $899.99 (11/29)
    16GB RAM, 1GB 7200 RPM + 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1650
  • Lenovo Legion T730 $1,364.99 (12/2)
    32GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 512GB SSD, NVIDIA® RTX™ 2070

Here's the full ad: https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/cata...day-deals/ (Pg. 16-17)
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They're way better this year. Last year was a rough year for prices, but GPUs, RAM, and SSds are cheap again and at the same time. Ryzen is good and cheap. If you're gaming at 1080p/60fps a lot of the deals this year have been really solid around $600. Add on prices are dirt cheap right now as well (RAM and SSDs). Not even really worth comparing, but here's one example I found:

Omen Obelisk HP Desktop for $769.99 ($200 off) at HP.

Windows 10 Home 64
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8400
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB
8 GB memory; 1 TB HDD storage

What you're seeing today wipes the floor with this machine. SSDs, 1660ti cards and 8 or 16GB of RAM all for <$700 in most cases. Depends what you're looking for, but the 1660ti last year was in the $1250 tier:

Windows 10 Home 64
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8700K
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti 6G
8 GB memory; 1 TB HDD storage

Woof
I am in the same boat as OP but going for a desktop. I'm a little confused by your post: are you saying the HP Omen is a decent deal at 200 off or that one can build a system like the one in your second example with better performance for about the same price (although we have to count the $$ for Windows, right?)? thanks I'll definitely be following this thread
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It depends what you need more. If you need stable computer to do basic things like for works for University, movie watching and so on then you should buy laptop but if you want to play something then gaming pc for sure Big Grin
I'd like to think a desktop PC would be "more" stable. Only reason to get a laptop is space, weight, portability.

Either way assuming no random issues (highly possible) both should be pretty stable for all use cases.
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so I ended going with this gaming laptop for now will probably upgrade the ram to 16 or 32 and I think it'll be pretty decent.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell...Id=6350872
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so I ended going with this gaming laptop for now will probably upgrade the ram to 16 or 32 and I think it'll be pretty decent.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell...Id=6350872
How would this be for Photoshop and premiere with upgraded ram? I saw Costco has a Lenovo for 779$ that has pretty good specs but is touchscreen wondering if it's compartive or not
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How would this be for Photoshop and premiere with upgraded ram? I saw Costco has a Lenovo for 779$ that has pretty good specs but is touchscreen wondering if it's compartive or not
I'd say that the Dell is the better deal once you upgrade ram plus you'll be getting a better GPU than the Lenovo. CPU is slightly better on the Lenovo though. But there's no touch screen on the Dell.
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Posting this for OP but I'd love feedback from others as I'm eyeing this myself. Seems to be a reasonable deal: https://www.microcenter.com/product/605824/powerspec-g502-gaming-desktop-pc
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Anyone have any feedback on a good black friday deal that will allow me to run Fortnite at 120+ FPS?
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I am also looking for a good gaming desktop PC there's a whole bunch of laptops everywhere but I can't seem to find any good deals on any Towers does anyone have any recommendations on upcoming sales looking or something that can play least fortnite at 60 frames and up
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I'm pretty confused about the differences between 1070/1080 and 2070/2080. I would have figured that the 20xx would be a lot faster, but then I hear that they're only a little. is it the Ray tracing that's the big advantage? how important is that?
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