Black Friday 2020 deals: The best Lenovo sales

Like its rival Dell, Lenovo has its own online store to sell its computers and accessories through in addition to making them available via retailers like Best Buy and Costco. That also means Lenovo.com has its own Black Friday deals to provide you more options if you’re looking to buy a laptop or desktop from the company. 

As is the trend this year, Lenovo’s Black Friday deals span multiple weeks — Nov. 16 through Dec. 6 — and sales on some of the products below may already be available. In other words, keep checking our links to deals you’re interested in to monitor if the price drops before Black Friday.


$820 off

MSI US

Be sure to wake up early on Black Friday, as this massive price drop is slated to kick off at 9am ET. For under $500, you get a convertible ThinkPad with Intel Core i3

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Alibaba Q2 2020: A strong financial quarter, but with a revenue miss

Alibaba has reported relatively strong second-quarter financial results, with e-commerce recovery and increasing consumer spending habits tipped as a reason for continual growth. 

On Thursday, November 5, Alibaba Group reported Q2 2020 results (statement) (.PDF), ending September 30, of $22.84 billion, up 30% year-over-year, with diluted earnings per share (EPS) (ADS) of $1.54, or non-GAAP diluted EPS of $2.65, an increase of 37% year-over-year.

However, analysts expected revenues of $23.22 billion. The consensus EPS was $2.06.

Net income for the quarter was reported as $3.9 billion, or $4.23 billion attributable to standard shareholders. Excluding last year’s one-time gain of a 33% equity stake in Ant Group and associated share-based compensation schemes, Alibaba reported non-GAAP net income of $6.9 billion, an increase from $6.74 billion reported in the first quarter, ending June 30.

In total, Alibaba’s China retail marketplace now accounts for 757 million active consumers, in comparison to

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Horiba Mira accelerates autonomous vehicles with Vodafone 4G and 5G

In what is said to mark a major milestone for developing connected vehicles by creating “vehicle networks”, Horiba Mira has teamed up with Vodafone to bring 5G to its Midlands headquarters using the next-generation network technology to improve the safety, efficiency and convenience of driverless vehicles.

Claiming to be home to one of the world’s most advanced set of facilities for engineering self-driving vehicles, Horiba Mira is a global provider of engineering consultancy, research, verification and validation services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. It works in collaboration with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers around the world, providing support ranging from individual product tests to turnkey multi-vehicle design, development and build programmes.

Horiba Mira’s suite of over 40 major facilities has 100km of specialised proving ground. The company said its latest investment would see Vodafone deploy and build a 4G and 5G mobile private network at the company’s

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