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Great laptop deals for the weekend

By Julio Franco ยท 4 replies
May 12, 2017
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  1. Whether you want a top-of-the-line MacBook Pro, a super light 2-in-1, or a loaded gaming rig, this week's roundup of the best laptop deals has great options courtesy of our friends at Dealnews. Shipping is free on all offers below.

    Dell Kaby Lake Core i5 2.5GHz 15.6" Laptop

    Store: Dell Small Business
    Price: $399 via code "SAVE270MORE"
    Lowest By: $123

    With a current-gen i5 processor, this machine will handle most tasks with speed and efficiency. Even better, this Editors' Choice deal offers the best price we've seen for a Dell Inspiron 15.6" laptop with this processor. It features an Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5GHz Kaby Lake dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, DVD burner, 4-cell battery, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

    MacBook Pro Core i5 2.9GHz 13.3" Retina Laptop With Touch Bar

    Store: eBay
    Price: $1699.99
    Lowest By: $169

    Called a "second-screen dream machine" by CNET, Apple's latest MacBook Pro combines innovation and sleek design. And this Editors' Choice deal is at the best price we've seen for this model. It features the new Touch Bar — a touchscreen OLED strip running above the keyboard that supports Touch ID and allows for customized buttons. Other specs include an Intel Core i5-6267U 2.9GHz Skylake dual-core processor, 13.3" 2560x1600 IPS Retina display, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, four Thunderbolt 3 ports, and macOS Sierra.

    Alienware Skylake Core i5 2.3GHz 13.3" Laptop

    Store: Dell Home
    Price: $1028.99 via code "REWARDS100" and Member Purchase Program
    Lowest By: $221
    Expiration: August 4

    With VR-ready Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB graphics and an Alienware TactX keyboard, this laptop is a portable gaming machine. Even better, this Editors' Choice deal is at the lowest price we've seen. It features an Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHz Skylake quad-core processor, 13.3" 1366x768 LCD, 8GB RAM, 180GB M.2 SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB graphics, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

    Note: This price is through Dell's Member Purchase Program, available to select groups such as students, government employees, military (active and retired), credit union members, and health care workers.

    Lenovo Skylake Core m7 12.5" 2-in-1 Touch Laptop

    Store: Lenovo
    Price: $999.99 via code "LENYOGA900"
    Lowest By: $300
    Expiration: May 12

    At just over 2 lbs., this Lenovo 2-in-1 is as portable as it is flexible. Plus, it's at the best price we've seen. It functions as a laptop and a tablet and features an Intel Core m7-6Y75 1.2GHz Skylake dual-core processor, 12.5" 2560x1440 QHD IPS LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB Type-C, USB 3.0, 720p webcam, backlit keyboard, 4-cell battery, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

    HP Skylake Core i7 2.5GHz 15.6" Laptop

    Store: eBay
    Price: $539.99
    Lowest By: $460

    With a Skylake i7 processor and 12GB of RAM, this is a powerful mainstream machine. Even better, it's $460 off list price. It features an Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz Skylake dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD display, 12GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

    Stephen Slaybaugh is a senior staff writer at dealnews. Republished with permission.

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  2. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe Banned Posts: 837   +441

    Nothing to see here but a 'dumping' ploy.
     
    Greg S and soulsassassin like this.
  3. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 2,182   +1,359

    Meh, its ok, every tech site has a 'deals' article here and there, nothing wrong with it. Very very very few posted 'deals' are actually deals though, and most require coupons, memberships, rebates and sticky fingers.
     
    soulsassassin likes this.
  4. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,662   +2,418

    Anything under 1440x900 resolution is NOT a "gaming rig".
     
  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,050   +1,384

    There are plenty of budget laptops under $450 with 1080p screens - recommending a 768p screen nowadays is insane. You just cant get enough screen real estate...
     

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