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Best Laptop Deals: $150 Off the Best Broadwell Laptop of 2015, Ultra-Cheap AMD Rig

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This week's roundup of the best laptop deals is loaded with all-star machines, including $150 off a top-rated 2015 Broadwell-based laptop and the cheapest 15" AMD quad-core system we've seen since last summer.

Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5351Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5351 2GHz 15.6" Laptop
Store: Amazon
Price: $270.44 with free shipping EXPIRED
Lowest By: $130

Is It Worth It?: Deals on AMD-based laptops aren't as popular as they used to be, but the Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5351 AMD A8 2GHz 15.6" Laptop is certainly worth your attention. This 4.9-lb. machine packs an AMD A8-6410 2GHz quad-core processor — sufficient for most of your everyday tasks — for just $270. That's the cheapest AMD quad-core machine we've seen since summer of 2014 (when we listed one for $20 less). It's also $80 under this year's average for such a machine. It features a 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and Windows 8.1.


Dell XPS 13Dell XPS 13 2.2GHz 13.3" Laptop
Store: Dell Home
Price: $1,149.99 in-cart with free shipping
Lowest By: $150

Is It Worth It?: Launched at the start of the year during CES, the Dell XPS 13 9343 Intel Broadwell Core i5 2.2GHz 13.3" 3200x1800 Touchscreen Laptop was one of the most-anticipated notebooks of 2015 and today's it's currently $150 off list. (You'll see this price at final checkout). "This is clearly the Ultrabook of the Broadwell-U generation to beat," says Anandtech. "And from what we saw at CES it may very well go unchallenged for the remainder of the year." The XPS 13 provides a responsive, small, light, and well built machine in the body of an 11" laptop. The 2.8-lb. machine features an Intel Broadwell Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz dual-core processor, 13.3" 3200x1800 touchscreen UltraSharp QHD+ display, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.


Lenovo IdeaPad FlexLenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 2GHz 14" Laptop
Store: Lenovo
Price: $599 via coupon code "USPF1468319" with free shipping
Lowest By: $100
Expires: March 27

Is It Worth It?: Although it's cut from the same DNA as the company's Yoga series, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 Intel Haswell Core i7 2GHz 14" Touchscreen Laptop is a slightly different type of hybrid. For starters, its screen doesn't flip back completely, but instead swings 300 degrees into what Lenovo calls "stand mode." When in stand mode, users can touch the screen without having the keyboard get in their way. This 4.1-lb. laptop includes a 14" 1080p touchscreen LCD, which is joined by a Core i5-4510U Haswell 2GHz dual-core processor, 8GB RAM, and a 1TB hard drive with an 8GB SSD.


Dell Inspiron 13Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Intel Haswell Core i5 1.7GHz 13.3" 1080p Touchscreen Signature Edition Laptop
Store: Microsoft Store
Price: $599 with free shipping
Lowest By: $90

Is It Worth It?: "The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 is a well-built, 13" convertible-hybrid laptop that delivers solid all-around performance," says PC Mag. A current price low by $90, the 3.7-lb. Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Intel Haswell Core i5 1.7GHz 13.3" 1080p Touchscreen Signature Edition Laptop can be folded into a tablet and features an Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 13.3" 1080p touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11ac wireless, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.


Lenovo Yoga 3Lenovo Yoga 3 800MHz 11.6" Laptop
Store: Lenovo
Price: $699 via coupon code "SPCLYGA311UUS" with free shipping
Lowest By: $351
Expires: March 27

Is It Worth It?: The 2.4-lb. Lenovo Yoga 3 Intel Broadwell Core M 800MHz 11.6" 1080p Touchscreen Laptop is the smallest laptop in Lenovo's current Yoga series. But don't let its 800MHz CPU scare you. It's actually a current-generation Intel Core M-5Y10c Broadwell dual-core processor capable of sprinting at speeds of up to 1.2GHz. A gaming rig this is not; nevertheless this ultraportable packs an 11.6" 1080p LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 180GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.

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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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