Dealmaster: Get a 15-inch Asus laptop with an 8th-gen Core i5 for $479
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is led by another deal on a budget laptop—this time Asus' VivoBook F510UA, which is down to $479. Normally, this notebook sits in the $500-550 range.
For that price, you get one of Intel's 8th-gen, quad-core Core i5-8250U processors, a 15.6-inch 1080p display, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive. There's a USB-C port (albeit of the older Gen 1 variety), HDMI port, and a fingerprint reader as well. The usual caveats about budget laptops apply—namely, if you can afford to pay more for a notebook, you should—and it's probably worth upgrading that HDD to a speedier SSD if you do pull the trigger here. (Just know that this model only accepts M.2 drives, not the faster NVMe.) But for less than $500, it has a decent amount of horsepower for casual use.
We also have deals on Netgear's Orbi mesh routers, the Apple Watch Series 1, more robust gaming laptops, a variety of Samsung 4K TVs, and more.