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Best Laptop Deals: Shop 5 Affordable Builds Priced $623 or LESS

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For most of us, getting a laptop that can do all we need shouldn't require dropping a lot of cash. This week's roundup of the best laptop deals proves that, with a selection of machines all priced under $625. Read on to save hundreds!


Dell Inspiron 3558Dell Broadwell Core i5 2.2GHz 15.6" Laptop
Store: Dell Small Business
Price: $419 via code "INSP$419"
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $60
Expires: October 4

The Dell Inspiron 15 3558 Broadwell Core i5 2.2GHz 15.6" Laptop is a versatile mainstream machine, and was picked by PCMag as an Editors' Choice among budget desktop-replacement laptops. Plus, this Editors' Choice deal is the best price we've seen. It features an Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 (720p) LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 4-cell battery, and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (with a Windows 10 Pro license).


Lenovo 80TK002PUSLenovo Skylake Core i7 2.5GHz 14" 1080p Laptop
Store: Lenovo
Price: $622.99 via code "USP510PUS921"
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $277
Expires: October 7

If you're looking for a solid all-around laptop for work or school, this Lenovo Ideapad 510S Intel Skylake Core i7 2.5GHz 14" 1080p Laptop is a great find. At $623, it's $32 under our mention from a month ago, $277 off list, and the lowest total price we've seen. It features an Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz Skylake dual-core processor, 14" 1920x1080 (1080p) IPS LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, AMD Radeon R7 M460 2GB video card, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, backlit keyboard, 3-cell battery, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.


Dell i3168-00288Dell Celeron 1.6GHz 11.6" 2-in-1 Touch Laptop
Store: Microsoft Store
Price: $199
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $31

This bright blue 2-in-1 is as stylish as it is flexible. An Editors' Choice deal, it's the lowest price we've seen for this Signature Edition Laptop. (Microsoft Signature Edition devices feature a clean operating system without any third-party trial ware.) It features an Intel Celeron N3060 1.6GHz Braswell dual-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, media card reader, 720p webcam, 2-cell battery, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

Note: Qualifying students, parents, and faculty can get an extra 10% off, dropping the price to $179.10.


AcerAcer Kaby Lake Core i3 2.4GHz 15.6" 1080p Laptop
Store: Amazon
Price: $349.99
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $50

Not only is this mainstream machine easy on the wallet, but it also comes equipped with Intel's newest Kaby Lake processor. It's the first time we've seen this machine, but it's already $50 less than a previous-generation build with similar specs. It features an Intel Kaby Lake Core i3-7100U 2.4GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11ac wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.1, 6-cell battery, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

Note: This laptop is only available for preorder, with no shipment date listed.


Lenovo 80SM0047USLenovo Skylake Core i7 2.5GHz 15.6" Laptop
Store: Lenovo
Price: $527.49 via code "USP3107US921"
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $223
Expires: October 7

With a still-current processor and a 15.6" display, the Lenovo Ideapad 310 Intel Core i7 2.5GHz 15.6" Laptop is a good choice for those needing a versatile mainstream machine. Plus, it's more than $200 off list price. It features an Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz Skylake dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, DVD burner, USB 3.0, 2-cell battery, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

Senior Staff Writer

Stephen Slaybaugh is a Brooklyn-based writer with more than 20 years experience. In addition to his work for DealNews, he publishes The Agit Reader music webzine and has written for The Village Voice, Paste, The Big Takeover, and many other publications.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Unless marked as a "Sponsored Deal," the opinions expressed here are those of the author and have not been reviewed or endorsed by the companies mentioned. 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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