Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) announces a range of new and updated hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions and Lenovo Cloud Services to enable customers to keep pace with evolving business needs.
As remote work becomes the new, smarter normal, businesses need to adapt their hybrid cloud strategy and modernize their data center infrastructure.
Lenovo is addressing this by delivering an unparalleled, open platform of hyperconverged infrastructure solutions in partnership with Nutanix, Microsoft and VMware and expands software-defined systems management capabilities with Lenovo XClarity.
Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions are uniquely suited to provide virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), supporting the need for people to work remotely across many industries such as education and healthcare.
Lenovo is focused on ready-to-deploy HCI solutions in partnership with industry-leading hybrid cloud software providers, which enable customers to deploy and manage a full edge-to-cloud environment with simpler updates, easy scalability and a consumption-based delivery model.
Reach new levels of performance and efficiency for end user computing with ThinkAgile HX powered by AMD EPYC processors and Nutanix:
Lenovo, in collaboration with Nutanix and AMD, announce the new Lenovo ThinkAgile HX HCI solutions powered by AMD EPYC processors, enabling customers to run their virtual desktop workloads and maintain consistent performance (in the same 1U form factor), with up to 50% fewer servers.
- Improved TCO – The Lenovo ThinkAgile HX AMD two-socket delivers a wide range of core counts (2.3X more) to match application needs, two GPUs per one unit and 45% more memory bandwidth, enabling excellent performance for virtualization and VDI consolidation.
- The factory installed Nutanix software increases flexibility for customers continuing their multi-cloud adoption journeys. It provides simplified operations, increased workload density, stronger data protection and seamless application across clouds to enable a true hybrid architecture.
- Availability is planned in late November as an appliance or a certified node.
Simplify Edge-to-Cloud scalability with Lenovo ThinkAgile MX and Microsoft Azure Stack:
Lenovo, in collaboration with Microsoft, announce the new Lenovo ThinkAgile MX Azure Stack HCI Edge and Data Center Solutions, enabling customers to rapidly deploy a hybrid cloud infrastructure.
- Lenovo offers customers a one-stop shop for Azure Stack HCI with the new ThinkAgile MX appliances, providing easy deployment, management and scalability of Azure services from edge-to-core-to-cloud. In addition, Lenovo plans to offers consumption-based (pay-as-you-go) pricing of Azure Stack HCI and Azure Stack Hub.
- ThinkAgile MX has a single, simplified console for lifecycle management and delivers an enhanced customer experience, so customers can easily modernize and scale their on-premise infrastructure from edge solutions to cloud.
Improve agility of mission critical applications with Lenovo ThinkAgile VX and VMware:
Lenovo, in collaboration with VMware, announce the new Lenovo ThinkAgile VX HCI Solutions, improving agility and reliability for SAP HANA database deployments.
- Lenovo ThinkAgile VX HCI Solutions are 4S certified nodes that enable customers to modernize their infrastructure for high-end database solutions and SAP HANA, improving agility and simplifying lifecycle management of vSAN environments via the integration of Lenovo XClarity Management software and the new vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) tools.
- Lenovo XClarity is the management console for Lenovo ThinkAgile HCI solutions and it provides auto-discovery and asset management, policy-based firmware updates across hardware and software and is the integration interface to leading ISV management tools, including vLCM.
- Lenovo ThinkAgile VX 4S solution offers double the SAP HANA database memory and direct connect NVMe, to accelerate response times, speed business insights and improve TCO.
- Available later this month.
Lenovo OEM ON DEMAND Program Delivers Solutions to Modernize IT infrastructure:
Lenovo’s OEM ON DEMAND program enables ISV partners to offer turnkey, integrated IT infrastructure solutions to market through their respective brands. Lenovo provides the open, reliable and secure ThinkSystem platform coupled with their deep engineering, manufacturing and supply chain expertise to integrate and deliver these solutions on behalf of the ISV.
Lenovo, in collaboration with Diamanti, announce the introduction of the Diamanti SR630 solution powered by Lenovo’s ThinkSystem servers. Diamanti specializes in enabling fast Kubernetes deployments and allowing organizations to run containerized applications across hybrid cloud environments.
The Diamanti SR630 enables customers to rapidly deploy a complete container and Kubernetes solution by integrating high-performance compute, plug-and-play networking, persistent storage, Docker and Kubernetes into a powerful, simple full-stack solution. The Diamanti SR630 includes:
- Improved resource control capabilities via configuration of container-granular quality of service policies for compute, network and storage resources deliver guaranteed service level agreements to applications.
- Simplified operations enabled by a single pane of glass to manage multiple Kubernetes clusters, allowing businesses to focus on deploying modern applications across on-premise and hybrid cloud infrastructure.
- Customers can gain up to 30×6 performance improvements for I/O intensive applications and greater than 95% of compute resources for applications while achieving a 70% reduction in the overall data center footprint using less servers to gain the same performance while lowering overall TCO.
- Available now
“The strategy toward the new, smarter normal is around modernizing the data center and breaking down the longstanding digital barriers that many organizations face today,” said Kamran Amini, Vice President and General Manager of Server, Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure, Lenovo Data Center Group.
“We offer a large breadth of agile and preconfigured edge-to-hybrid cloud solutions in partnership with leading HCI providers that enable customers to harness the flexibility, scalability and economics of the cloud. To help with this transition, customers can leverage our design workshops with our expert solution engineers at no obligation.”
To guide business leaders through their cloud strategy and execution, Lenovo-funded workshops pair customers with Lenovo’s Principal Consultants to simplify and streamline the many options across multiple cloud platforms.
The Lenovo Professional Services team will design the right mix of hybrid cloud solutions for ultimate business agility. By partnering with Nutanix, Microsoft, VMware and many others, customers are granted access to the best selection of pre-tested and -configured cloud infrastructure solutions.
“The Lenovo ThinkAgile MX platform has all the features we need as an MSP—high performance, high availability and easy scalability,” siad Brian Townley, General Manager, C3 Group.
“We haven’t experienced any outages since migrating to the Lenovo infrastructure. Efficiency has increased so we can process and ship out more parts faster than we could before, bringing more products—and therefore socio-economic empowerment—to more and more people around the world,” said Sujoy Brahmachari, Head of IT Infrastructure & Information Security, Hero MotoCorp.
A global research report by Lenovo highlights the triumphs, challenges and the consequences of the sudden shift to work-from-home (WFH) during the COVID-19 pandemic and how companies and their IT departments can power the new era of working remotely that will follow.
The study looks at how employees worldwide are responding to the “new normal” after 72 percent of those surveyed confirmed a shift in their daily work dynamic in the last three months. Employees feel more connected and more productive than ever before as they WFH, but the data shows financial, physical and emotional downsides for the global workforce.
“This data gave us valuable insights on the complex relationship employees have with technology as work and personal are becoming more intertwined with the increase in working from home,” commented Dilip Bhatia, Vice President of Global User and Customer Experience at Lenovo.
“Respondents globally feel more reliant on their work computers and more productive but have concerns about data security and want their companies to invest in more tech training. We’re using these takeaways to improve the development of our smart technology and better empower remote workers of tomorrow.”
Productivity, connectivity, and IT independence increase
Survey respondents around the world are embracing working away from the office – yet feel more connected to their devices than ever as the ‘office’ becomes wherever their technology is.
- Eighty-five percent of those surveyed feel more reliant on their work PCs (laptops and/or desktop computer) than they did working from the office.
- 63 percent of the global workforce surveyed feel they are more productive working from home than when they were in the office.
- Fifty-two percent of respondents believe they will continue to WFH more than they did pre-COVID-19 – even after social distancing measures lift.
This new confidence in working remotely has increased organizations’ need for customizable, modern IT solutions to be deployed at scale. Seventy-nine percent of participants agree that they have had to be their own IT person while working from home, and a majority of those surveyed believe employers should invest in more tech training to power WFH in the future.
WFH during the pandemic: Productivity can come with downsides
In such a quick, dramatic shift to WFH that the pandemic brought on, workers say they have had to make personal investments on tech when their employers have not.
- Seven-in-ten employees surveyed globally said they purchased new technology to navigate working remotely
- Nearly 40 percent of those surveyed have had to partially or fully fund their own tech upgrades
- US respondents say they have personally spent an average of $348 to upgrade or improve technology while working at home due to COVID-19 – roughly $70 higher than the global average ($273), and the second-highest among 10 markets surveyed
New ways of working have also brought on a set of literal aches and pains. Seventy-one percent of workers surveyed complain of new or worsening conditions, including headaches, back and neck pains, difficulty sleeping and more.
Having a proper WFH setup is important to minimizing discomfort, including proper furniture and a larger-sized external monitor that can ergonomically adjust to natural eye-level.
Making time for breaks is also important since many built-in workday breaks for office workers (stretching, getting up to get coffee, going out for lunch, etc.) occur in different rhythms while working remotely.
Along with physical ailments, workers around the world identified other top challenges to the WFH experience: reduced personal connections with coworkers, an inability to separate work life from home life, and finding it hard to concentrate during work hours due to distractions at home.
Training and implementation of high-quality video conferencing capabilities such as noise-cancelling headphones and webcams on the work PC, tablet or phone can help employees feel more connected with colleagues and feeling less distracted at home.
Naturally as technology has powered WFH around the world, surveyed workers also expressed overall concerns overall around security and being heavily reliant on tech connectivity to get the job done.
Employees of all ages agree their top tech-specific concern is how it makes their companies more vulnerable to data breaches. As a result, enhanced security will need to be built into employees’ hardware, software and services (including deployment, set-up and maintenance) from the get-go and is especially critical within today’s remote work environment.
The study also offers important guidance to employers around the world to embrace the new technology normal beyond the pandemic and into the future.
Flexibility isn’t just expected, it’s required
Overall, surveyed employees globally expressed mixed feelings about work in a post-COVID world – while some employees expressed being happy (27 percent) and excited (21 percent) about working from home forever, others feel neutral (22 percent) and conflicted (17 percent).
In light of this, it is more important than ever to give employees flexibility and the required tech to WFH so they don’t have to spend their own money on tech upgrades for work.
Tech should facilitate balance, collaboration, multi-tasking
Although most respondents say tech makes them efficient and more productive, employees identified other ways that tech could improve to help them gain an advantage at work:
- Help them better maintain work life balance
- Make it easier for employees to collaborate with others at outside companies and organizations
- Assist with multi-tasking and switching gears between projects more frequently
- Automate some of their daily tasks
More 5G, please!
Although emerging technologies may have been a new subject in the past, employees are now expressing excitement about the role it plays in improving the WFH experience.
When asked which emerging technologies would have the most positive impact on their job within the next few years, employees ranked 5G wireless network technology and AI/ML as their top choices.
When implementing these technologies, companies should seek employee input on where these can make the most impact within their jobs. 5G provides a strong and more secure connection while giving employees the ability to move around, while AI can help automate routine responsibilities.
A majority of employees have also expressed they are hopeful that emerging technologies can help improve work/life balance.
Companies are placing business and shareholder goals above employee needs when they adopt new technology, according to Lenovo.
The research, conducted among 1,000 IT managers across EMEA, found that just 6% of IT managers consider users as their top priority when making technology investments. This approach to IT adoption is ultimately leading to productivity being stifled.
When businesses implement new technologies without considering the human impact, many employees become overwhelmed due to the complexity and pace of change, with 47% of IT managers reporting that users struggle to embrace new software.
With all industries having to adapt to the ‘next normal’ and take stock of their responsibility – to employees, to the environment and to the wider world – businesses are encouraged to place the needs of their people at the heart of IT decisions.
There is an understandable desire for businesses to embrace transformational technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, and the Internet of Things, as soon as possible.
The benefits these promise – innovation, improved productivity, reducing cost and greater customer experience most importantly – are tantalizing for any organization, but their true potential is completely untapped if adoption is purely led by business goals.
While successfully implemented technology should act as an enabler for employees and businesses to achieve greater things, a poor strategy can see technology become an inhibitor – hampering users whose needs have not been carefully considered and catered for.
48% of respondents reported a negative outcome where technology implementations have actively inhibited their teams’ ability to operate.
Businesses need to focus on people, offering everything from comprehensive training, to change management, while ensuring leadership KPIs, robust policy and strategy and thorough rollout analyses are aligned with a people-first ethos.
Businesses should also ask people-centric questions during any adoption process – is this technology intuitive, will it solve rather than create challenges for employees, will users get a good experience.
By taking these steps, businesses can realize the benefits new tools promise, seeing greater productivity and driving innovation. In fact, 52% of IT managers are optimistic about emerging tech’s ability to deliver improved productivity.
However, with 21% of users reporting new technology has actually slowed down processes, it is imperative for businesses to embrace the right technology at the right time. It’s also vitally important businesses consider everyone in the organization – from those who use it every day, to the IT teams implementing it, to the boardroom decision makers.
The goal should be to adopt smarter technology that is always connected, seamless, agile, flexible, easy to collaborate, adaptive to needs, reliable, high performance and with enhanced security and privacy. Not only that, but it should be suited to the needs of everyone in an organization.
Responsible business in the ‘next normal’
Organizations are currently re-evaluating how they operate in order to thrive in the next normal. Being a responsible business must now be a priority – placing human impact on the same level as achieving business goals. With 62% of IT managers reporting their investment decisions are entirely business-centric, it will require a fundamental mindset shift for many businesses.
However, as flexible working policies are embraced in order to provide more support to employees during the COVID-19 outbreak, a people-first approach is beginning to emerge, with 70% of respondents seeing more emphasis within their organization on responsible business.
Giovanni Di Filippo, President of Lenovo’s Data Center Group, EMEA, says: “Times are changing rapidly, not only for businesses, but the technology industry as a whole. Stripped of office walls, we are seeing organizations place greater emphasis on the wellbeing of their employees, and it’s heartening to see this shift in priorities from being all about the bottom line. But the study shows that this is only the beginning.”
“If there is a change of heart and mind within the industry, taking a people-first approach to IT adoption, we will see positive change for both organizations and wider society. Happier employees, greater productivity and a faster pace of innovation – these are the benefits of placing people at the centre of IT decisions.”
Companies adopt new technology: Time to think human
IT vendors whose portfolio can empower businesses to think human, will help employees embrace change and enable them to be more productive. Such vendors do this by having an open mindset in working with other organizations, thinking about customer outcomes, not just adoption, reducing the burden on customers as well as the IT department nad by helping put usability and experience first.
Giovanni Di Filippo says, “For too long IT decisions have placed pure cost above a business’s most valuable asset: people. It’s people that change the world, and we know that data and technology cannot be transformative without humans bringing it to life and giving it purpose.”
“We want businesses to think human by investing in ‘Smarter Technology for All’. As for vendors – it’s time to think beyond what they make and consider who they make it for. If people are put first, we know the benefits and desired company outcomes will be great.”
Many IT specialists are supporting fully remote teams for the first time ever, so it’s important for everyone to operate with the same caution (if not more) than they would if everybody was in an office. With an increased risk of employees falling prey to cyber attacks, business leaders must leverage new policies and technologies to keep their companies and employees safe.
Here are five tips for IT specialists to mitigate the cybersecurity risks while employees are working remotely:
1. Employ basic input/output system technology
Hardware platform security has become even more important. Sophisticated hackers are able to compromise or bypass operating systems’ security protections by gaining root access or compromising the BIOS software underneath the OS. With a predominantly remote workforce, ensuring that employee devices have capabilities like BIOS resilience is more paramount than before.
Technologies like self-healing BIOS can help mitigate the risks of attacks below the OS where detection and remediation are challenging. Having these safeguards in place can ensure employees will not need to replace or reinstall hardware, provide detection and automatic recovery of the firmware system in the case of BIOS corruption or compromise due to malware, and provide a peace of mind.
2. Strategize against unsecure access points
No longer is work done just within the confines of the corporate network and access points. While this is something we were starting to see long before COVID-19, what has changed now is the almost overnight shift to work taking place exclusively outside of the confines of the four walls of the office.
While most of the world is under shelter-in-place restrictions and using their devices from home, it’s only a matter of time before workers across the globe begin heading back to shared workspaces, coffee shops, planes and everywhere else in between.
Addressing the risks posed by potentially logging onto a rogue access point is a vital consideration. Employees must be diligent in making sure that they are not logging onto the wrong Wi-Fi (sometimes slightly changed name or number). IT specialists should continue to hold employee training sessions on the danger of unsecured access points.
3. Streamline administrator rights and employee credentials
Credential and access management have long been a challenge for IT teams, many of which are over-burdened and short-staffed due to critical talent shortages. Addressing the basics of making sure users don’t have administrator rights, only have access to the systems, repositories, shares and networks that they need, and only for how long they need them, goes a long way to help mitigate against credential theft – and as a result, malicious access to more sensitive data and systems.
4. Have a “better safe than sorry” mindset with zero trust security
Zero trust goes beyond the usual marketing hype to emphasize access and privileges. The reality is that attackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated and operate like criminal corporations (i.e., they have a chain of command, an organized structure and financial motivation).
By adopting a zero trust model, we assume a “guilty until proven innocent” mindset in security. To frame it more gently, it’s about giving access and privileges based on a “need-to-know” basis.
5. Leverage contextual AI
The estimated current cybersecurity workforce is 2.8 million professionals, while the amount of additional trained staff needed to close the skills gap is 4.07 million professionals, according to (ISC)2. Combine this with attacker sophistication, data sprawl, cloud adoption, exponential growth in devices and more, and you have a recipe for disaster. To tip the scales in your favor, you have to leverage artificial intelligence at the endpoint.
These solutions are able to detect malicious activities and respond almost automatically to isolate the attack from the network and auto-immunize the endpoints against newly discovered threats. Some even offer the possibility to rollback an endpoint to its pre-infected state. However, there is a caveat all developers and employers should understand – not all AI is built the same. As a security team, it is important to understand your challenges and leverage contextual AI when applicable.
While COVID-19 has challenged businesses to think about security in a new way, the risks will not vanish once employees start getting back to the workplace. For example, if any machines were compromised while employees worked from home, once reconnected to the corporate network those machines can offer cybercriminals a door into your business. It is thus vital for business leaders to employ these security measures now, preventing the potential for a reputation damaging breach down the road.
Pivot3 provides its HCI software platform to Lenovo DCG to deliver integrated edge computing solutions
Pivot3, a leading provider of intelligent infrastructure solutions, announced that it is providing its hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software platform to Lenovo Datacenter Group (DCG) to deliver integrated edge computing solutions optimized for mission-critical Smart City and Safe Campus environments.
As part of Lenovo’s ON DEMAND program, Pivot3 and Lenovo have developed fully qualified solutions for edge deployments that are available through Lenovo’s network of channel partners worldwide, a move that strengthens Pivot3’s Internet of Things (IoT) go-to-market strategy.
ON DEMAND is a unique program from Lenovo that provides independent software vendors an unparalleled level of flexibility in developing appliance-based solutions and partnering with Lenovo to take them to market.
Lenovo ThinkSystem servers coupled with Pivot3’s HCI platform provide the industry’s most capable and reliable video security solution capable of supporting customers’ mission-critical deployments.
Targeting Safe and Smart City and Campus environments, the solutions are optimized to deliver resilient, cost-effective, and easy-to-manage edge and core computing. They are fully integrated and tested for optimal performance, scalability, and reliability to ensure streamlined, simplified deployment.
St. John’s University in New York City recently signed on for the Lenovo-Pivot3 solution, recognizing the ON DEMAND program’s strengths and alignment with their needs.
“Lenovo is our trusted partner; being able to purchase best-in-class, purpose-built appliances for our video surveillance needs was a huge benefit for us,” said Thomas Ross, Associate Director Systems Engineering from St. John’s University.
“Together, Lenovo and Pivot3 have a solution that lowers our costs and reduces our deployment risk. The safety of our campus is at stake; We can’t tolerate any downtime or data loss from our surveillance infrastructure. Pivot3 technology, combined with Lenovo quality, meets those needs and gives us peace of mind.”
Global data is expanding at an extremely rapid pace, and of that data, over 40% will be in video or streaming formats, which presents unique challenges only Pivot3 and Lenovo are architected to handle.
Collecting, analyzing and storing the information generated from these sources in real-time requires the latest advances in edge computing, storage, GPUs and other technologies. The joint solutions are architected for extreme resilience and can manage massive volumes of data, making them uniquely positioned to handle IoT use cases.
“The growing demand for actionable data is a fundamental reason why Lenovo and Pivot3 have teamed up to provide customers with a solution to centrally manage their distributed, intelligent edge devices with faster video ingest rates and higher resilience,” said Kamran Amini, Lenovo VP & GM, DCG Solution Segments.
“Together, we’re delivering a fully integrated, intelligent solution that simplifies deployments, streamlines system management and enables environments to scale on-demand.”
“Lenovo shares our commitment to supporting the evolving, intensive needs of mission-critical data centers and security operations centers, making them ideal to partner with on our go-to-market strategy,” said Bruce Milne, Chief Marketing Officer, Pivot3.
“Our alliance is a strong complement to our existing channel strategy and allows us to serve a broader market. With Lenovo, we have a partner with a strong technology portfolio, a global presence, and a reputation as an industry leader to provide these HCI-based solutions to its global customer base.”
Electronics sales are plentiful during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so this is one of the best times of the year to buy a new laptop. To help you make an informed decision while removing the need to wade through the sea of deals, the Dealmaster is back with all of the worthwhile laptop deals you can buy right now for Cyber Monday.
Of note from our list are a few deals on some of our favorite laptops, like the 7th-gen Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Now you can get Lenovo’s premium workstation with an 8th-gen Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and a 14-inch 1080p display for $999. This slashes $400 off the laptop’s regular price, and in general, it’s always worth waiting for the rare sales that bring the price of the X1 Carbon down to $1,000 or less. This is the newest version of the X1 Carbon, but you’ll have to settle for an 8th-gen Intel processor rather than the newest 10th-gen processors (you can get the X1 Carbon with those, but you’ll have to pay more).
HP has a good deal on the Envy x360 15t—a model with a 10th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, a 15.6-inch FHD touchscreen, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and 16GB of Optane memory is now just $649. The Envy 13 laptop impressed us by being an affordable alternative to the Spectre series of laptops, and this deal is for the 15-inch convertible version. It’s a laptop that’s arguably as sleek as its Spectre counterpart and nearly as powerful, and this Cyber Monday price makes it even more of a no-brainer purchase.
There are also a number of Chromebooks on sale today, including our current favorite: the Asus Chromebook Clip C434 with a Core m3 processor, an FHD touchscreen, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage is now $469. Not only is this one of the best designed Chromebooks you can buy, but it’s also a fairly powerful machine for the price. You can find plenty of Chromebooks for under $400 (some good ones are even more affordable today with Cyber Monday sales), but we recommend the Asus Chromebook Flip for anyone who plans to push the machine to its limits in terms of Web browsing, app usage, multitasking, and more. We also appreciate that it has a good battery life (roughly an average of 11.25 hours in our testing), a microSD card for expanded storage, and a handy convertible design.
Those are just a few of the laptops on sale today. Check out the full list of Cyber Monday laptop deals below.
Note: Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through affiliate programs.
- Asus Chromebook Flip C434 laptop – Intel Core m3-8100Y, 14-inch 1080p touch, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC for $469 at Amazon (normally $569.99).
- HP Envy x360 15t laptop – Core i7-10510U, 15.6-inch 1080p touch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 16GB Optane memory for $599.99 at HP (normally $1,049.99).
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th gen) laptop – Intel Core i5-8265U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $999 at Lenovo (use code: THINKBF1 – normally $1,399).
- HP Spectre x360 13t laptop – Core i5-8265U, 13.3-inch 1080p touch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $699.99 at HP (normally $1,149.99).
- Lenovo Thinkbook 14s laptop – Intel Core i7-8565U, 14-inch 1080p, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $799 at Lenovo (use code: THINKCYBER3 – normally $1,679).
- Acer Chromebook 15 laptop – Intel Celeron N3350, 15.6-inch 1080p touch, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC for $269.99 at Amazon (normally $349.99).
- Acer Chromebook Spin 11 laptop – Intel Celeron N3350, 11-inch 768p touch, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC for $219 at Best Buy (normally $329).
- Asus Zenbook 14 laptop – Intel Core i7-8565U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $769.99 at Amazon (normally $899.99).
- Asus Chromebook C425 laptop – Intel Core m3-8100Y, 14-inch 1080p, 4GB RAM, 128GB eMMC for $279 at Walmart (normally $449).
- Dell XPS 13 laptop (old model) – Intel Core i5-8265U, 13.3-inch 1080p touch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $849.99 at Dell (normally $1,299.99).
- Dell Alienware m15 gaming laptop – Intel Core i7-9750H, 15.6-inch 1080p 144Hz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1660Ti for $1,299.99 at Dell (normally $1,749.99).
- NEW Dell Inspiron 15 3000 laptop – AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, 15.6-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $399.99 at Dell (normally $579.99).
- Dell Inspiron 17 3000 laptop – Intel AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, 17.3-inch 900p, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD for $429.99 at Dell (normally $609.99).
- Dell Inspiron 14 5000 (newest model) laptop – Intel Core i5-10210U, 14-inch 1080p touch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $599.99 at Dell (normally $749.99).
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (4th gen) laptop – Intel Core i7-8665U w/ vPro, 14-inch 2160p touch HDR400, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD for $1,699 at Lenovo (use code: THINKCYBER7 – normally $3,809).
- Lenovo ThinkPad E490s laptop – Intel Core i5-8265U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $649 at Lenovo (use code: THINKGIVE8 – normally $849.99).
- Lenovo ThinkPad T490 laptop – Intel Core i5-8265U, 14-inch 768p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $749 at Lenovo (normally $1,022.95).
- NEW HP 15t laptop – Intel Core i7-8565U, 15.6-inch 768p, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD for $429.99 at HP (normally $839.99).
- HP Omen 15t gaming laptop – Intel Core i5-9300H, 15.6-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1650 for $699.99 at HP (normally $999.99).
- HP Chromebook 14 laptop – AMD A4-9120C APU, 14-inch 768p, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC for $179.99 at HP (normally $269.99).
- Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (newest model) laptop – Intel Core i3, 12.3-inch 1824p, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD w/ Black Type Cover for $599 at Best Buy (normally $959).
- MSI GL65 9SC-002 gaming laptop – Intel Core i5-9300H, 15.6-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1650 for $699 at Walmart (normally $899.99).
- Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop – Intel Core i7-9750H, 15.6-inch 1080p 144Hz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GeForce RTX 2060 for $1,799.99 at Amazon (normally $1,999.99).
- Razer Blade Stealth gaming laptop – Intel Core i7-8565U, 13.3 inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $999.99 at Amazon (normally $1,099.99).
- Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 laptop – Intel Celeron, 12.2-inch 1200p, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC for $299 at Best Buy (normally $449.99).
- Samsung Chromebook 3 laptop – Intel Celeron N3060, 11.6-inch 768p, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC for $176.99 at Amazon (normally $239.99).