This week's roundup of the best laptop deals includes a trio of Skylake 2-in-1 laptop hyrbids with prices starting at $615. Plus, get a current-generation 13.3" MacBook Pro Retina for $220 under Apple's price.Lenovo Flex 3 2.5GHz 14" Touchscreen Laptop
Price: $799 with free shipping
Lowest By: $201
Is It Worth It?: Lenovo's Flex series of laptops are essentially budget versions of the company's high-end Yoga line. However, that doesn't mean you should instantly dismiss these laptops. The Lenovo Flex 3, for instance, has been fitted with Intel's latest Skylake Core i7 2.5GHz dual-core processor, 14" 1080p touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 802.11ac wireless, and Windows 10 64-bit. At $799, it's among the best deals you can find for such a configuration.
Apple MacBook Pro 13" Laptop with Retina Display
Store: Electronics Valley via eBay
Price: $1,079.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $154
Is It Worth It?: "The refreshed Retina display MacBook Pro brings faster performance and longer battery life, along with the same stunning screen and comfortable keyboard," says Engadget. But perhaps its biggest upgrades are a new fifth-generation (Broadwell) Intel Core i5 processor and the new Force Touch trackpad. "Instead of pressing down, the surface of the trackpad buzzes, similar to the force feedback you feel on a PlayStation or Xbox controller," says PC Mag, which welcomed the new touchpad. This 13" Retina MacBook Pro is currently $220 under Apple's price and a current low by $154. It features a Broadwell Intel Core i5 2.7GHz dual-core processor, 13.3" 2560x1600 Retina display, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Intel Iris graphics, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, FaceTime HD camera, USB 3.0, HDMI output, and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 7353 Special Edition 2.5GHz 13.3" Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop
Store: Dell Home
Price: $849.99 via coupon code "X4V2HWDGX1B9SC" with free shipping
Lowest By: $300
Expires: October 31
Is It Worth It?: The 3.7-lb. Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 7353 2-in-1 Special Edition Laptop is loaded with premium features that help it stand out from today's crowd of similar laptop/tablet hybrids. For starters, you get a current-generation Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz Skylake dual-core processor. Other features include a 13.3" 1920x1080 (1080p) touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 802.11ac wireless, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.
HP Pavilion x360 13-s128nr 2.3GHz 13.3" Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop
Price: $614.99 in-cart with free shipping
Lowest By: $105
Is It Worth It?: Amazon is currently offering preorders of the 3.8-lb. HP Pavilion x360. Refreshed with a current-generation Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz Skylake dual-core processor, the new 2-in-1 laptop/tablet hybrid offers a 13.3" 1080p IPS touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, and Windows 10. It's currently $105 off list and the best price we could find.
HP 350 G2 2.2GHz 15.6" Laptop
Store: ANTOnline via eBay
Price: $379.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $220
Is It Worth It?: The 5.2-lb. HP 350 G2 Laptop doesn't pack a high-resolution screen or 2-in-1 functionality like the other laptops in our roundup. However, despite being the cheapest system it still manages to offer mainstream performance. It features an Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.