This week's roundup of the best laptop deals features three budget laptops for under $200, including the award-winning Acer Chromebook C720P. Windows fans can instead opt for a Toshiba at the same price, or an HP that also comes with a gift card.Acer C720P-2600 1.4GHz 11.6" Chromebook
Price: $199.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $80
Is It Worth It?: "With a bright, clear touch screen and all-day battery life, the Acer Chromebook C720P-2600 dominates among Chromebooks," says PC Mag, which gave the Acer C720P-2600 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 11.6" Touchscreen Chromebook its coveted Editors' Choice Award. The 3-lb. notebook is currently $80 off and among the best prices we've seen for this system. It features an Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 touchscreen LCD, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, USB 3.0, HDMI, 3-cell battery, and Google Chrome OS.
Toshiba C55-B5299 2.16GHz 15.6" Laptop
Store: Office Depot and Office Max
Price: $199.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $39
Expires: July 4
Is It Worth It?: The Toshiba C55-B5299 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 15.6" Laptop won't wow you with its power, but if you're on a tight budget or just looking for a basic Windows-based laptop, few machines will come close to its $200 price tag. The 4.8-lb. machine features a 15.6" 1366x768 LCD, a low-power Intel Bay Trail Celeron N2830 2.16GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, and Windows 8.1.
Lenovo G50-80 2.2GHz 15.6" Laptop
Price: $499 via coupon code "USPG51US72" with free shipping
Lowest By: $381
Expires: July 3
Is It Worth It?: The Lenovo G50-80 Intel Broadwell Core i5 2.2GHz 15.6" 1080p Laptop is no stranger to our weekly roundup. With more than enough power for a college student, the 5.1-lb. machine packs a Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1080p LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, and Windows 8.1 for an impressive $499.
HP Stream 11-d010wm 2.16GHz 11.6" Laptop bundled with a 1-Year Microsoft Office 365 Personal Subscription and $25 Microsoft Gift Card
Price: $188 with free shipping
Lowest By: $25
Is It Worth It?: The HP 11-d010wm Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 11.6" Laptop is Microsoft's answer to the Chromebook. Compact, highly affordable, and with just enough power for your day-to-day tasks, Laptop says the HP Stream 11 is a "stylish Windows laptop that's just as affordable but more capable than a Chromebook." This Editors' Choice deal cuts $12 off the cost of the laptop, plus it includes a $25 Microsoft Gift Card. The 4.5-lb. machine features an Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz dual-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 LCD, 2GB RAM, 32GB flash drive, and Windows 8.1.
Acer Aspire R 13 2-in-1 1.7GHz 13.3" Laptop
Price: $549.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $49
Is It Worth It?: "Offering a swivel screen with multiple modes, Acer's R13 is a 2-in-1 that delivers powerful performance in a versatile but clunky design," says Laptop. (Click on "PC only: Core i5, 128GB" to see this price, then enter the coupon code at checkout). The 3.2-lb. Acer Aspire R 13 Intel Haswell Core i5 1.7GHz 13.3" 1080p Touchscreen Laptop uses a floating frame to hold the screen, which allows the display to open and tilt like a traditional laptop while also letting it spin in place for tablet mode. In terms of features, it packs an Intel Haswell Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 13.3" 1080p touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.