seems to be a lot of low end laptops. Very few desktops to be had. Techbargains shows a few dell laptops that aren't bad but nothing I would really want.
People want low end and cheap, hence the $159 laptops running chrome OS.
I had luck going to the frys store a few weeks ago and just buying a windows 8.1 desktop, it was much cheaper to buy a prebulit one than build it myself and buy a legit OS license.
Yes I have thought about making a system from scratch, barebones, and prebuilt like Cyborpower/ibuypower etc.
Nothing seems to be pulling me hard one way of the other as far as deals. I think I'll wait and see what Cyber monday has to offer. Or if it's just over hyped marketing.
If you aren't crazy about Black Friday deals, may as well wait for Cyber Monday. There are usually different deals, perhaps on different brands or models.
Otherwise, wait until right after January 1 since retailers enter a slump then and offer god deals to entice customers.
Thanksgiving and Black Friday season seem to only be good for cheap laptops and PC's.
Back To School season is when more powerful stuff goes on sale.
Me, I'm waiting for Skylake before I replace my [censored] little lappy. That means I'll probably have to wait until 2016 for any deals on those.
I'm in the middle of putting together a gaming/desktop computer. Purchased components starting last Monday with the 2011 socket motherboard and processor arriving today. Full tower with 3G 280x video card. 850W power supply. 16 gig RAM. 480G Intel 730 SSD. Slowly picked up parts on sale by using pcpartspicker. Moderate in cost however if I were to purchase anything close sent built already, easily double in price.
My youngest son should like this.