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Best Laptop Deals: Cheapest-Ever 1080p Touch Laptop With a Current-Gen CPU

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This week's roundup of the best laptop deals includes Editors' Choice offers on some of today's best mainstream laptops, like the cheapest price we've seen for a 1080p touchscreen Broadwell laptop and $170 off Apple's just-released 2015 MacBook Air.

Apple MacBook AirApple MacBook Air 1.6GHz 13.3" Laptop
Store: E-Tech Galaxy via eBay
Price: $829.99 with free shipping EXPIRED
Lowest By: $67

Is It Worth It?: "The new Air falls right where you'd expect it to — it's around 10% faster than its Haswell-based predecessor, and about 20% slower than the faster dual-core chip in the 13" MacBook Pro," says Ars Technica. And while its unchanged design may be showing its age, today's deal compensates for that as it shaves $170 off Apple's retail price and it's a current low for this machine by $67. The 3-lb. 2015 Apple MacBook Air Intel Core i5 1.6GHz 13.3" Laptop features an Intel Core i5-5250U Broadwell 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 13" 1440x900 LCD, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.


Lenovo G50Lenovo G50-80 2.2GHz 15.6" Laptop
Store: Microsoft Store
Price: $399 with free shipping
Lowest By: $47

Is It Worth It?: The Lenovo G50-80 Intel Broadwell Core i5 2.2GHz 15.6" Laptop has become a stalwart in our weekly roundup making its fourth consecutive appearance. And it's no surprise, as this machine provides ample power with a budget-minded price tag. The 4.9-lb. machine packs a Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD, 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, and Windows 8.1 for just $399. (Choose "PC only" to see this price.) This Editors' Choice deal is the cheapest Core i5-equipped 15" Broadwell laptop we've seen.


Toshiba Satellite S55t-B5152Toshiba Satellite S55t-B5152 2.2GHz 15.6" Laptop
Store: Microsoft Store
Price: $499 via coupon code "PCGRAD15" with free shipping
Lowest By: $71

Is It Worth It?: The Toshiba Satellite S55t-B5152 Signature Edition Intel Broadwell Core i5 2.2GHz 15.6" 1080p Touchscreen Laptop is the second-cheapest 15" laptop we've seen with a Core i5 Broadwell processor. (Beaten only by the aforementioned Lenovo G50-80, which doesn't feature a 1080p touchscreen.) The 4.5-lb. laptop features a 15.6" 1080p touchscreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11ac wireless, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Even better, it's a "Signature Edition" laptop, which means it comes with no pre-loaded trial software. This Editors' Choice machine is a current low by $71 and if you're in the market for a 1080p laptop, it's the cheapest 15" model we've seen with a Broadwell CPU.


Asus X555LB-NS51Asus X555LB-NS51 2.2GHz 15.6" Laptop
Store: Newegg
Price: $629.99 with $2.99 s&h EXPIRED
Lowest By: $170

Is It Worth It?: The Asus X555LB-NS51 Intel Broadwell Core i5 2.2GHz 15.6" 1080p Laptop is a mainstream machine with a game-friendly GPU, the Nvidia GeForce GT 940M. The 5.1-lb. laptop is currently $170 off and features a Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1080p display, 8GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, Nvidia GeForce GT 940M 2GB graphics, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.


Dell Inspiron 15Dell Inspiron 15 2.16GHz 15.6" Laptop
Store: Dell Home
Price: $299.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $50

Is It Worth It?: At $300, the 4.7-lb. Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Celeron 2.16GHz 15.6" Laptop is a budget machine suitable for most of today's mainstream tasks like social networking, e-mail, and the occasional HD stream. In terms of hardware, it packs an Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz Bay Trail dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.

Senior Features Writer

With over a decade of experience covering technology, Louis Ramirez has written for CNET, Laptop, Gizmodo, and various other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @louisramirez.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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jumpseatrider
Here Here, 4x4!
well said!
agreed.
Rather, a-greed...
JEEP4x4
Regarding the Toshiba Satellite S55t-B5152 2.2GHz 15.6" Laptop, this was $499 on the Microsoft Store long before the "PCGRAD15" coupon was published. I don't like companies that raise prices so they can publish a coupon and trick consumers that they are saving money.