This week's roundup of the best laptop deals focuses on budget machines with five laptops you'll actually want that each cost under $500. That includes the Editors' Choice $359 Lenovo G50-80 and the $330 Toshiba Chromebook 2 with its stunning 1080p display.Lenovo S21e-20 2.16GHz 11.6" Laptop
Price: $199 via coupon code "USPS25US514" with free shipping
Lowest By: $20
Expires: May 22
Is It Worth It?: The top Editors' Choice laptop in this week's roundup is the budget Lenovo S21e-20 Celeron 2.16GHz 11.6" Laptop. This $199 laptop is currently $201 off and it's the cheapest 11.6" laptop we've seen since Black Friday, when we saw a similar machine for $100. It features an Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz Bay Trail dual-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 64GB storage, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
HP 15t 1.7GHz 15.6" Laptop
Store: HP Home
Lowest By: $190
Is It Worth It?: The HP 15t Intel Haswell Core i3 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop packs enough power for everyday tasks, but at a price that's not too hard on the wallet. Unlike the aforementioned Lenovo S21e-20, this machine offers a little more power thanks to Intel's budget Core i3 Haswell processor, which is paired with 4GB of RAM, 750GB hard drive, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series 2.2GHz 15.6" Laptop
Store: Microsoft Store
Price: $499 via with free shipping
Lowest By: $115
Is It Worth It?: The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series 5548 Intel Broadwell Core i5 2.2GHz 15.6" Touchscreen Signature Edition Laptop is the latest model in Dell's popular Inspiron 5000 line. A refresh of the 5547, the 5548 substitutes last year's Haswell Intel processor with a newer Broadwell CPU. In terms of features, this 5.7-lb. machine packs an Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x720 touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. (Click "PC Only, Core i5" to see this offer.)
Lenovo G50-80 2.2GHz 15.6" Laptop
Store: Microsoft Store
Price: $359 with free shipping
Lowest By: $40
Is It Worth It?: The Lenovo G50-80 Intel Broadwell Core i5 2.2GHz 15.6" Signature Edition Laptop has no intention of giving up its spot in our weekly roundup. The 4.9-lb. machine packs a Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD, 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, and Windows 8.1 for an impressive $349. This Editors' Choice deal remains the cheapest Core i5-equipped 15" Broadwell laptop we've seen.
Toshiba CB35-B3340 2.16GHz 13.3" Chromebook 2 bundled with the Toshiba 14" Laptop Accessory Bundle
Price: $329.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $24
Is It Worth It?: "The Toshiba Chromebook 2 refreshes the original with a slimmer design, a gorgeous 1080p IPS display and powerful speaker," says Laptop. In terms of features, the Toshiba CB35-B3340 Celeron Dual 2.16GHz 13.3" 1080p Chromebook 2 packs an Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz Bay Trail dual-core processor, 13.3" 1920x1080 (1080p) LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC flash storage, 802.11ac wireless, 3-cell battery, and Google Chrome OS. The accessory bundles includes a lightweight 14" Laptop case, USB optical mouse, and 8GB USB 2.0 flash drive.