This week's roundup of the best laptop deals features three popular 2-in-1 hybrids with prices starting at just $330. Google fans with more casual needs and budgets can opt for the 11.6" Acer Chromebook, which is at an all-time price low.Acer 2.16GHz 11.6" Chromebook
Lowest By: $5
Is It Worth It?: If the thought of a cloud-based Google machine sounds intriguing, Jet offers its members the 2.4-lb. Acer Intel Bay Trail Celeron 2.16GHz 11.6" Chromebook for an in-cart price of $123.84, which is the best price we've seen for this laptop. In terms of performance, NotebookCheck says this Chromebook "appears to be the bargain of the bunch. It returns solid battery life and performance figures for this class and does it without any noise."
It features an Intel Celeron N2830 2.16GHz dual-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 16GB flash memory, and Google Chrome OS. Moreover, at checkout you're provided with the opportunity to waive the free return option to further drop the price to $121.12. Not a Jet member? Click here to see our initial thoughts on the just-launched shopping site and sign-up for a free 1-year membership here.
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 1.2GHz 13.3" Laptop
Store: Microsoft Store
Price: $999.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $99
Is It Worth It?: "The Yoga 3 Pro is an incredibly thin and light 13" laptop that bends back effectively into four different modes, with a gorgeous screen, sexy chassis and solid performance to boot," says Laptop. The 2.6-lb. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Intel Broadwell Core M 1.2GHz 13.3" Touchscreen Signature Edition Laptop is currently at $1,000 (choose the "256GB" option to see this price; you may have to add coupon code "SAVE100" at checkout). Features include an Intel Core M-5Y71 1.2GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 13.3" 3200x1800 LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
HP ENVY x2 1.2GHz 15.6" Laptop
Price: $649.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $70
Is It Worth It?: Part tablet, part laptop, part all-in-one, the HP ENVY x2 15 Intel Broadwell Core M-5 1.2GHz 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop is a hybrid with a design reminiscent of Microsoft's Surface line. The 15.6" machine features a detachable screen that can function as a standalone tablet. There's even an adjustable kick stand similar to those found on Surface hybrids. The 5.4-lb. notebook features an Intel Core M-5Y71 1.2GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1080p IPS LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 16GB flash storage, 802.11ac wireless, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Dell Inspiron 3000 2.16GHz 11.6" Laptop
Store: Dell Home
Price: $329.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $120
Expires: July 23
Is It Worth It?: "The entry-level Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 proves that you don't have to compromise if you want a convertible-hybrid laptop that lasts all day and fully utilizes its touch screen," says PC Mag, which gave it an Editors' Choice award. Priced at $330, the 3.1-lb. Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 Celeron 2.16GHz 11.6" Convertible Touchscreen Laptop provides an Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz Bay Trail dual-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 touchscreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Dell Inspiron 3000 Series 2.16GHz 14" Laptop
Store: Dell Home
Price: $229.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $19
Is It Worth It?: Looking for a Windows laptop that won't bust your budget? The Dell Inspiron 14 3000 Series Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 14" Laptop offers all the benefits of a Windows laptop in a compact, affordable machine. This 3.9-lb. laptop features an Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz dual-core Bay Trail processor, 14" 1366x768 LCD, 2GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.