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Best Laptop Deals: $450 Off a Gaming 'Jewel' From Lenovo, Budget Machines From $142


We're a week away from Christmas Eve, and if you're still on the lookout for a notebook, this week's best laptop deals can help. Included in our roundup are two budget Intel machines starting at just $142. We've also found an excellent all-purpose HP ENVY 15t at $800 and a well-equipped Lenovo gaming laptop for $949.

  1. HP ENVY 15tHP ENVY 15t Intel Haswell Core i7 2.5GHz 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop
    Store: Costco
    Price: $799.99 with $29.95 s&h
    Lowest By: $300
    Expires: December 21

    Is It Worth It?: The 5.7-lb. HP ENVY 15t is an excellent all-purpose notebook with a quad-core CPU at its foundation. It packs an Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz Haswell quad-core processor, 15.6" 1080p LED-backlit LCD, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive. This Editors' Choice laptop is currently $300 off list price and the best deal we've seen for any Core i7-based Envy 15t laptop with this much RAM.

  2. Toshiba Satellite L55-B5267Toshiba Satellite L55-B5267 Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3 1.9GHz 15.6" Laptop
    Store: Office Depot
    Price: $329.99 via $50 mail-in rebate with free shipping
    Lowest By: $260
    Expires: December 20

    Is It Worth It?: Though it uses an older Ivy Bridge processor, the $330 Satellite L55 is still a bargain for modest laptop users as it's $20 under our September mention and a current low by $260. The 4.9-lb. laptop features an Ivy Bridge i3-4025U 1.9GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD, 6GB RAM, and a 750GB hard drive.

  3. Lenovo IdeaPad Y50Lenovo Y50 Intel Haswell Core i7 2.5GHz 15.6" 1080p Laptop
    Store: Lenovo
    Price: $949 via coupon code "QSDEAL845" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $450
    Expires: December 19

    Is It Worth It?: "Lenovo's Y series notebooks have been a long overlooked jewel in the gaming laptop landscape," says Laptop. And although they recommend opting for the 4K version of this laptop, the 1080p model can still elicit a thrill or two from the right crowd thanks to its slimmed-down design and solid battery life. This 5.3-lb. gaming laptop features a Haswell Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 15.6" 1080p LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive with an 8GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB graphics, and 802.11ac wireless.

  4. Acer Aspire E11Acer Aspire E11 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 11.6" Signature Edition Laptop
    Store: Microsoft Store
    Price: $141.55 via text coupon "MSSTORE" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $58

    Is It Worth It?: This Acer Aspire E11 is among the most affordable laptops we've listed on DealNews, undercutting even the cheapest Black Friday Chromebooks by $9. To get this price, you'll have to text the word "MSSTORE" to 29502, after which you'll receive a unique 5% off coupon code. You can then use that coupon to slash this laptop's price from $149 to $141.55. In terms of features, this budget machine packs a Celeron N2840 2.16GHz dual-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 LCD, 2GB RAM, and 32GB flash memory.

  5. Dell Inspiron 17Dell Inspiron 17 5748 Intel Haswell Core i3 1.9GHz 17.3" Laptop
    Store: Dell Home
    Price: $479.99 via coupon code "5TK?LC9VJ5F$33" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $19
    Expires: January 31

    Is It Worth It?: The Inspiron 5748 packs a beefy 17.3" screen and Core i3 processor inside a 1.2"-thick chassis. It may not pack the elegance of an XPS laptop, but this 7.3-lb. desktop replacement still hits the right notes with its smooth, aluminum casing. It features a Core i3-4030U 1.9GHz dual-core processor, 17.3" 1600x900 LCD, 4GB RAM, and a 500GB hard drive.

Senior Features Writer

With over a decade of experience covering technology, Louis Ramirez has written for CNET, Laptop, Gizmodo, and various other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @louisramirez.
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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