We've been watching the notebook deals all week, and today we rounded up the hottest offers that are still available for you to compare. Prices are subject to change, so please be sure to check before you buy. And don't forget to keep an eye on our best daily laptop deals for discounts throughout the week.
Dell XPS 15 Intel Core i7 2GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Widescreen Notebook
Store: Dell Home
Price: $899.99 via coupon code "932N$0ZCCHWZB9" with free shipping
Lowest By: $20
Is It Worth It?: Although it's thick and clunky, a PC Mag review calls the Dell XPS 15 "the most complete desktop replacement laptop." Back in our roundup for the second consecutive week, this notebook houses better-than-average specs including an Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge quad-core processor, 6GB of RAM, 750GB hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 2GB graphics, and both HDMI and DisplayPorts. PC Mag also praises this laptop's JBL speakers, which provide better sound than most laptops its size. And like last week, it's still the lowest we've seen for a Core i7-based Dell XPS 15.
HP Pavilion dv6t Quad Edition Intel Core i7 2GHz 15.6" Widescreen Notebook
Store: HP Home & Home Office
Price: $774.99 via coupon code "NBPA4874" with free shipping
Lowest By: $125
Is It Worth It?: This laptop provides desktop-like muscle in a 15" configuration. It boasts a Sandy Bridge Core i7 2GHz quad-core CPU with a generous 6GB of RAM and 750GB hard drive, like the system above. It also packs a Blu-ray player / dual layer DVD burner combo and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6490M 1GB video card.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y460p Intel Core i3 2.1GHz 14" LED-Backlit Widescreen Notebook
Price: $629 via coupon code "WEBEXCLUSIVEY460P" with free shipping
Lowest By: $320
Is It Worth It?: With a Sandy Bridge Core i3 processor and 6GB of RAM, the IdeaPad Y460p is as powerful as 14" laptops can get. This system also comes with a 500GB hard drive and a dedicated ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6550M 1GB graphics card.
Sony VAIO Intel Core i3 Dual Core 2.53GHz 14" LED-Backlit Widescreen Notebook
Price: $599 with free shipping
Lowest By: $64
Is It Worth It?: Although it doesn't stack up to Lenovo's Y460p, this VAIO still makes for a respectable 14" notebook. It features a previous-generation Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. And at $599, it's $51 under our April mention.
Lenovo IdeaPad S205 AMD Fusion 1.6GHz 11.6" Widescreen Notebook
Price: $349 via coupon code "USPS27908"with free shipping
Lowest By: $250
Is It Worth It?: This is the IdeaPad S205's fifth time in dealnews' best laptop deals roundup. And at $349, it's our least-expensive mention for this configuration. This popular ultraportable uses AMD's Fusion E-350 dual-core APU, a chip that integrates the CPU and GPU on the same die. And unlike its anemic Atom-powered competitors, this notebook ships with 3GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive. Even better, a PC Mag review calls this a "speedy, oversized netbook that can serve as (a) primary laptop."
Lenovo ThinkPad X120e AMD E-240 1.5GHz 11.6" LED-Backlit Notebook
Store: Abe's of Maine
Price: $378.18 via coupon code "DEALNEWS10" with free shipping
Lowest By: $16
Is It Worth It?: Unlike the above-mentioned S205, the X120e is powered by AMD's single-core E-240 APU. However, reviews from both CNET and Endgadet praise the X120e for its build, battery life, and performance (although they reviewed a system with the dual-core E-350 APU). Nevertheless, CNET called it better and more affordable than last year's model and solid choice for small-business buyers.