This week's roundup of the best laptop deals includes a lot of bargains, from refurb MacBooks and PCs to stacked mid-range machines.Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series 2.5GHz 1080p 17" Laptop
Store: Dell Small Business
Lowest By: $284
Expires: November 15
Is It Worth It?: The brand new Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series Intel Skylake Core i7 2.5GHz 17.3" Laptop is for those looking to get a lot in a mid-range machine. And at $284 off list price, you do. It features an Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz Skylake dual-core processor, 17.3" 1920x1080 (1080p) LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 802.11ac wireless, AMD Radeon R5 M335 4GB video card, Bluetooth 4.0, backlit keyboard, HDMI, USB 3.0, 4-cell battery, McAfee LiveSafe 1-Year subscription, and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (with a Windows 10 Pro license).
Dell Inspiron 15 5558 2.4GHz 16" Laptop
Store: Dell Small Business
Lowest By: $139
Expires: November 13
Is It Worth It?: The Dell Inspiron 15 5558 2.4GHz 15.6" Laptop is stacked with features, including a Broadwell processor. Though that Intel processor is one generation old, it is still very powerful and at $569 is an exceptional deal, not to mention the lowest price we've seen for this configuration. It features an Intel Core i7-5500U 2.4GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD display, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce 920M 4GB graphics, DVD burner, 720p webcam, 802.11ac dual-band wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, 4-cell battery, and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit with a Windows 10 Professional license.
Refurb Apple MacBook Pro 2.5GHz 15" Laptop with Retina Display
Price: $2,119 with free shipping
Lowest By: $210 under new
Is It Worth It?: This factory-refurbished Apple MacBook Pro 2.5GHz 15" Laptop is more than $200 below the cost of buying a new one — a great deal for someone wanting a 2015 machine. Plus, buying from Apple gets you a full 1-year warranty. It comes loaded with a 2880x1800 15.4" Retina display, Intel I7 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 720p FaceTime Camera, Intel Iris graphics, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and HDMI port.
Refurb Acer Aspire 2.16GHz 16" Laptop with Beverly Hillbillies on DVD
Price: $199.99 via $20 mail-in rebate with free shipping
Lowest By: $104
Expires: December 31
Is It Worth It?: At only $200, you get a lot for your money with the refurbished Acer Aspire 2.16GHz 16" Laptop — including a copy of The Beverly Hillbillies on DVD(?)! Regardless of how you feel about that 1993 big screen classic, though, it's a good deal on a basic laptop. It features an Intel Pentium N3530 2.16GHz quad-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD, 4GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
A 90-day warranty applies, but it's not clear who provides it.
Update: The deal has since increased in price to $209.99 with free shipping. However, that's still a low by $94.
Used HP Exynos 5 1.7GHz 12" Chromebook
Lowest By: $50
Is It Worth It?: Looking for a cheap laptop? It doesn't get much cheaper / better than this used HP Exynos 5 1.7GHz 12" Chromebook. For only $90, you get a Samsung Exynos 5250 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 LCD, 2GB RAM, 16GB flash storage, 802.11a/n wireless, webcam, 3-cell battery, and Google's cloud-based Chrome OS.
Note: No warranty information is available. This used unit may be missing parts or accessories and have dents, scratches, or other cosmetic blemishes.