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Sure, the disclosure of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities affecting most Intel processors make the big performance boosts associated with the company’s 8th-gen Kaby Lake Refresh processors a bit less exciting. But since software patches designed to mitigate the risks associated with Spectre and Meltdown can take a toll on performance, maybe it is time to upgrade to a computer with a quad-core chip.
Right now Best Buy is selling Lenovo’s Yoga 720 convertible notebook with a quad-core, 8th-gen Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage for $750, which is about $100 off the list price.
Here are some of the day’s best deals.
- Lenovo Yoga 720 13″ convertible w/Core i5-8250U/8GB/256GB for $750 – Best Buy
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet w/Core M Skylake for $600 and up – Amazon
- Amazon Echo (2nd gen) for $80 – Amazon (Prime members only)
- Amazon Echo Dot for $40 – Amazon (Prime members only)
- Refurb Amazon Kindle Paperwhite for $80 – Amazon
- Refurb Amazon Kindle Voage for $150 – Amazon
- Refurb Amazon Kindle Oasis (1st gen) for $180 – Amazon
- Insignia portable Bluetooth speaker for $20 – Best Buy
- Bose SoundLink Micro Speaker for $99 – Microsoft Store
- eero Home WiFi system 3-pack for $249 – Microsoft Store
You can find more bargains in our daily deals section.