Though we've seen our fair share of budget touchscreen laptops, this week's best laptop deals include four power systems starting with Dell's XPS 11, a touchscreen convertible with a unique touch-style keyboard. We've also found deals on a gaming laptop from Lenovo and a mainstream 14" Haswell-based system from HP.
HP ENVY Touch 14-k110nr Sleekbook Intel Haswell Core i5 1.6GHz 14" 3200x1800 Touchscreen Laptop
Store: Microsoft Store
$599 with free shippingEXPIRED
Lowest By: $400
Is It Worth It?: Laptops with high-res displays are the wave of the future and the HP ENVY Touch 14-k110nr wants to be ahead of the pack with its 3200x1800 touchscreen display. But that's not all this 4.6-lb. laptop can brag about. It also includes an Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 8GB RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. Even better, this Editors' Choice laptop is $100 under our mention from two weeks ago and the cheapest 3200x1800-resolution laptop we've seen to date.
HP ENVY Touchsmart 17t-j100 Quad Edition Intel Haswell Core i7 2.4GHz 17.3" Touchscreen Laptop
Store: HP Home & Home Office
Price: $769.99 via coupon code "PC69930" with free shipping
Lowest By: $40
Is It Worth It?: Proving that desktop replacements aren't dead, HP stuffs the ENVY Touchsmart 17t-j100 with all the latest tech you could want. The 7.6-lb. laptop features an Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz Haswell quad-core processor, 17.3" 1600x900 touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, and a 1TB hard drive.
Dell XPS 11 Intel Haswell Core i3 1.5GHz 11.6" 2560x1440 Touchscreen Convertible Ultrabook
Store: Dell Home
Price: $849.99 via coupon code "HDB?TLKS7SXTMM" with free shipping
Lowest By: $20
Expires: April 18 at 7 am
Is It Worth It?: The XPS 11 is Dell's attempt to out-Yoga the Yoga, says CNET, as this laptop features a mechanism similar to the one found on Lenovo's popular Yoga series, which lets the lid fold back 360 degrees. However, the XPS has a touch keyboard — like the ones used with Surface tablets — to prevent keys from clacking under your fingers when the laptop is being used as a tablet. That means keys have no tactile feedback and "keystrokes don't always register unless you really press down on the keys," says CNET. Otherwise, this superslim notebook has everything you'd want in an ultrabook, including an Intel Core i3-4020Y 1.5GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 11.6" 2560x1440 touchscreen LCD, 4GB RAM, and 80GB SSD. It's not as power-packed as last week's mention, which includes more RAM and a bigger SSD, but today's mention is also $200 cheaper.
Lenovo IdeaPad G510p Intel Haswell Core i5 3.1GHz 15.6" Laptop
Price: $569 with free shipping
Lowest By: $320
Is It Worth It?: Though it may look like your typical notebook, the 5.7-lb. Lenovo IdeaPad G510p is a muscle machine at heart. It features an Intel Core i5-4200M 3.1GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, and a 1TB hard drive.
Lenovo Flex 14 Intel Haswell Core i7 1.8GHz 14" Touchscreen Laptop
Price: $749 with free shipping
Lowest By: $250
Is It Worth It?: Though you might mistake this laptop for a Yoga, the Flex 14 is a different beast in that its screen doesn't flip back completely, but instead swings 300 degrees into what Lenovo calls "stand mode." "The net effect of stand mode is that the screen is closer to users touching the screen, and there is no keyboard surface distracting you when you're watching videos or looking at pictures," notes PC Mag. Hardware-wise, the Flex 14 features a 14" 1366x768 touchscreen LCD, Core i7-4500U 1.8GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 8GB RAM, and a 500GB hard drive with 8GB SSD.
Dell Inspiron 17 7000 Series Haswell Core i5 1.6GHz 17.3" LED-Backlit Touchscreen Laptop
Store: Dell Home
Price: $799.99 via coupon code "HDB?TLKS7SXTMM" with free shipping
Lowest By: $100
Expires: April 30
Is It Worth It?: The Inspiron 17 7000 Series is Dell's mid-range desktop replacement. The 5.7-lb. notebook features a Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 17.3" 1600x900 LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 6GB RAM, and a 750GB hard drive.