Lenovo Gaming Mouse Mat for $7

A marketplace seller has “encouraged” Amazon’s own price-bots to price-match, they are offering the new condition Lenovo Gaming Mouse Mat, model GXY0K07131, for $7. The only catch is that this is an add-on item, so you must needs place a $25+ order to get it – regardless of Prime membership status. The restrictions applies to all, including Prime members. It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 40+ customer reviews.

10-inch Lenovo Tab 4 Android for $120 [Treasure Truck]

One of the reasons Amazon stopped resisting the sales-tax collection from the various states is because they had a variety of plans for local delivery and sales of products. One such thing is their “Treasure Truck”. Amazon’s “truck” (virtual or actual) shows up at predetermined locations and offers a particular product at a particular price.

Happening now at a various locations around the country is the new condition 10-inch Lenovo Tab 4 Android, model ZA2J0007US, offered for $120 with free pickup from the Treasure Truck. The price of this at the Amazon website (where it averages 4.2 out of 5 based on nearly 300 customer reviews) is $170.

You have to buy it from the Amazon app, you can’t buy it from their website. It shows up in Amazon app notifications, but you can also directly jump into the app and go to the Treasure Truck section…

The tablet itself’s standout feature is a 20 hour battery life estimate, with 2GB RAM, Snapdragon processor, 1280 x 800 resolution, microSD, Android 7.1 and such.

11.6-inch Lenovo S21e for $150 (Windows)

The Windows Industrial Complex took the Chromebook challenge very seriously, because now Windows laptops are even beating Chromebook prices regularly. Case in point, the 11.6-inch Lenovo S21e, model 80M4002DUS, is currently going for $150 with free shipping at amazon.com. Needless to say, you are not going to be running Photoshop or scientific simulations on this one, but it should be fine as a casual email and web checker. It has 2GB RAM, 32GB on-board solid state, Celeron N2840 2.1 GHz processor, the screen resolution that will be posted on Windows’s tombstone in the next century (1366×768), and things like that.

Makes one wonder how much ground Microsoft lost with Windows RT on mobile and with Windows 8 on desktop. On the plus side, it is day #2 for me with Windows 10 and I am actually liking what I see (despite some hopefully-fixable knucklehead decisions (Wifi Sense, data hoarding, etc)).

15.6-inch Lenovo G50 i7 laptop for $550

A lot of the laptops featured on sale typically have non-Core processors, or if they have one of the Core processors, they are typically i3 or i5. But if you are fond of the i7s, the current spotlight deal at the eBay Deals is the new condition 15.6-inch Lenovo G50 (model 59421808) for $540 with free shipping. This is sold by NewEgg’s eBay store, so it’s a trustworthy seller. Over 1950 laptops got sold from this eBay listing so far. The limit is five per customer and NewEgg is strict about the limit.

So what does $550 get you? The Intel Core i7-4510U 2.0GHz processor which currently ranks #431 at cpubenchmark.net. You get 8GB of RAM (which is the maximum supported) and 1TB of hard disk, and DVD burner, and Intel HD Graphics 4400, 4-cell battery and 4.63 lbs weight. You can’t expect miracles at this price, the resolution is 1366 x 768, and not a touchscreen. On the connection front, there’s Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, VGA, one USB 3.0 and two USB 2s, card reader, 10/100 Ethernet, and things like that. This is a Windows 8.1 laptop.