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Best Laptop Deals: Save $50 on PC Mag's Convertible Laptop Pick

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This week's best laptop deals include builds for every budget and lifestyle. See an Acer Aspire that comes within $25 of our Black Friday prediction, save $50 on PC Mag's pick in convertible laptops, and nab a Lenovo gaming rig at $400 off.

  1. Flex 10-20324Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 10 Intel Celeron 1.6GHz 10.1" Convertible Touchscreen Laptop
    Store: Microsoft Store
    Price: $329 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $20
    Expires: November 6

    Is It Worth It?: Lenovo's Flex 10 Signature Edition laptop is a compact convertible that comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013, making it a great choice for students and casual users. Plus, the flippable screen makes it easy to enjoy movies on the go. This 2.6-lb. laptop is a $20 savings at $329.

    Features include an Intel Celeron N2806 1.6GHz dual-core processor, a 10.1" 1366x768 touchscreen LCD, 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, a 3-cell battery, and Windows 8.1.

  2. Acer NX.MLTAA.005Acer Aspire E5-571-5552 Intel Core i5 1.7GHz 15.6" Laptop
    Store: Newegg
    Price: $339.99 via coupon code "VISACHECKOUT" and Visa Checkout with free shipping
    Lowest By: $95
    Expires: October 31

    Is It Worth It?: We predicted that so-called mainstream laptops (with a 16" screen, Core i5 Haswell CPU, and 4GB of RAM) would drop to $325 on Black Friday. This Acer Aspire system came very close to hitting that price point early: coupon code "VISACHECKOUT" and Visa checkout drop it to $340. An easy Editors' Choice pick, this laptop has fallen $20 from our previous mention to a $95 price low.

    This laptop sports an Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz Haswell dual-core processor, a 15.6" 1366x768 LCD, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, a 6-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Note that the above code may only be used once per account.

  3. Dell Inspiron 11Dell Inspiron 11 Intel Celeron 2.2GHz 11.6" Convertible Touchscreen Laptop
    Store: Dell Home
    Price: $399.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $50

    Is It Worth It?: Dell's Inspiron 11 3000 Series may lack the zippy SSD traditionally found in a tablet hybrid, but you can't argue with its price. At $400, this 2-in-1 has once again been marked down by $50 to the lowest price we've seen. PC Mag really liked this sturdy convertible: "It combines a well-designed flipping hinge with all-day battery life and a relatively full feature set. All this earns the Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 our first Editors' Choice for entry-level, convertible-hybrid laptops."

    Features include an Intel Celeron N2830 2.16GHz Bay Trail dual-core processor, a 11.6" 1366x768 touchscreen LCD, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, a 3-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.

  4. Dell Inspiron 15Dell Inspiron 15 Intel Haswell Core i5 1.7GHz 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop
    Store: Dell Home
    Price: $549.99 via coupon code "FW8SZDN3J?$2W?" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $300
    Expires: October 31

    Is It Worth It?: The Inspiron 15 7000 Series has a lot to offer the mainstream buyer, even if its touchscreen display isn't full HD. If you're not desperate for 1080p, this machine's 6GB of RAM and Haswell CPU make for an attractive build at this price point. The coupon above slashes this 5.2-lb. laptop to $550, saving you $300 and making it the cheapest Core i5-equipped Inspiron 15 7000 we've seen.

    This system includes an Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz Haswell dual-core processor, a 15.6" 1366x768 touchscreen LCD, 6GB of RAM, a 500GB hybrid hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, a 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.

  5. Lenovo 59423030Lenovo IdeaPad Y40 Intel Haswell Core i7 2GHz 14" Laptop
    Store: Lenovo
    Price: $699 via coupon code "DOORBUSTER" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $400

    Is It Worth It?: Whether you're a gamer or just a dedicated consumer of media, Lenovo's IdeaPad Y40 is an excellent choice. A 2GB graphics card and Core i7 Haswell CPU pack a lot of power into its sleek 5-lb. frame. Although we saw this capable system for $10 less a month ago, it's still $400 off list after the coupon above.

    This rig boasts an Intel Core i7-4510U 2GHz Haswell dual-core processor, a 14" 1920x1080 (1080p) LCD, 8GB of RAM, a 500GB hybrid hard drive, an AMD Radeon R9 M275 2GB video card, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, a 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.

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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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2 comments
dealnews-bglaser
@jmichael2497 It was actually an error to include the optical drive mention. None of the laptops listed have an optical drive (nor do most laptops these days). Thank you for catching that, and sorry for the confusion.
jmichael2497
memo from attention to detail and consistency dept: only 1 of 5 descriptions say no optical drive, the other 4 fail to mention anything on the topic. (other than that, nice collection of systems and specs)
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