Mike Paddock is senior dealz editor (that's with a Z) at Dealzon, with an almost uncanny ability to list 90% of all laptop prices and their changes in past weeks from memory. We've thought about submitting this skillet to Guinness but apparently deal hunting badassery isn't a category yet. Ah well.
15.6" Lenovo Y570 08626QU Laptop $899 with free shipping. Normally $1,349.
This Quad Core i7-2670QM equipped entertainment & gaming laptop comes with 8GB RAM, 500GB of storage space powered by a 7200RPM hard drive plus it has a 32GB SSD cache for even more performance boost, The 2GB GeForce GT 555M GPU rounds out the laptop nicely, letting you play most modern games at respectable graphics settings (plus a Blu-ray drive). If you don't need all these power, you can step down to the 1GB GT 555M with Core i5-2450M for $699.
14" Lenovo ThinkPad T420 Laptop $637 with free shipping. Normally $749.The base Core i3-2350M model with 4GB RAM and 320GB 7200RPM hard drive is ONLY $637 with free shipping, normally at $749, that's a big price cut in recent days as Lenovo will soon introduce the newer T430 with Ivy Bridge. If you want a higher-end config, the Core i5-2520M with a 1GB nVidia NVS 4200M workstation GPU is $849 (normally $999). Both these deals ends on May 24th.
15.6" Lenovo ThinkPad T520 Laptop $849 free ship, normally $999.
Bigger brother to the smaller 14-inch T420, the 15.6-inch T520 is another popular business, no non-sense laptop from Lenovo in the ThinkPad line-up. This particular config has a Core i5-2520M, 4GB RAM, and a 320GB 7200RPM hard drive. It also has a workstation-class GPU, the 1GB Nvidia NVS 4200M. Like the T420, the T520 will soon be updated to the T530 series with Ivy Bridge, so discounts are to be had for 2nd Gen Ivy Bridge machines, with the i5 one linked above being $119 cheaper than when it was last spotted in March 23rd. There's also an even cheaper base config of $637 for the Core i3-2350M option without the GPU.
14" Lenovo V470 43962FU Laptop $679 free ship, normally $899 without coupon. This machine is perfect for those needing a 14-inch mid-size laptop and needing a quad-core processor but don't need a heavy duty graphics card. The laptop comes with a Quad Core i7-2670QM along with 6GB RAM. Config with 750GB hard drive, its one of the few new laptops you can find out there with a quad-core chip for under $700.
14" Lenovo U400 09932NU Laptop is only $649 for the base Core i3-2350M, 6GB RAM, and 500GB hard drive config. This premium Ultrabook-ish (lets face it, the meaning is pretty much butcher at this point) comes with a Radeon HD 6470M. At $649, it is a very attractive offering for people wanting a consumer laptop with some style.
13.3" Lenovo U300s 10802AU Laptop is now $999 with free ship, where the Ultrabook is normally $1,199 without coupon. While pricey and steep, the U300 is Lenovo's real premium machine. Spec'ed with a Core i5-2467M 1.6GHz Ultrabook, 4GB RAM, and a 128GB solid disk drive. $50 less than previous lowest ever price on April 5th.
Lots of value laptops from Toshiba this week, with prices ranging from a cheap $280 to a higher price $449. If you just need a practical laptop with plenty of features that won't destroy the wallet, all of the Toshibas listed below are under $500 and are either cheapest ever or significantly cheaper than recent week prices.
15.6" Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5515 only $280 with free shipping. This simple AMD E-300 laptop with 2GB RAM, a 320GB hard drive along with the integrated Radeon HD 6310 GPU is a very basic laptop that can handle all online web browsing, word processing with ease. The RAM count is a bit light but you can easily upgrade in the future to 4GB+ for around $20-30. We recommend this laptop for those needing something functional without breaking the bank.
15.6" Toshiba Satellite P750D-BT4N22 Laptop $449 plus $25 shipping. Normally $599. This AMD Quad Core A6-3420M equipped performance laptop is cheapest ever by $50 this week. Includes free upgrades to 4GB RAM and 500GB HDD which are better than standard 3GB/320GB. Last week this same laptop was $599.
14" Toshiba Satellite P740D-BT4N22 Laptop $449 plus $25 shipping. Normally $599. Like the larger 15.6-inch Toshiba P750D above this 14-inch P740D AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M equipped laptop is cheapest ever by $50. Includes free upgrades to 4GB RAM and 500GB HDD which are better than the standard 3GB/320GB. Last week this laptop was $599.
15.6" Toshiba Satellite L755D-S5162 Laptop $400 with free shipping. Next best price is $500. This AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M equipped laptop comes equipped with 4GB RAM, 640GB HDD of storage space, and Radeon HD 6520G GPU. This laptop is cheapest ever by $30
This week Dell has a few offerings available, with their Insprion and Latitude 15.6-inch models both at much cheaper prices than usual. Strangely, Dell has been one of the slowest manufacturer to introduce Ivy Bridge chips in their mainstream line-ups (only Alienware laptop available with 3rd gen chips thus far), so as they continue to discount their current line-up to compete with other offerings, you'll have a bit more option on savings.
15.6" Dell Inspiron 15R i15RN-4706BK $650 plus $9 shipping. Next best price is $718. This Quad Core i7-2670QM equipped entertainment laptop comes with 6GB RAM and 500GB HDD of storage space. Its the standard Inspiron 15R which has been a consistent top-seller at Dell for many years.
15.6" Dell Latitude E6520 Laptop $619 with free shipping. Normally $800. This Core i3-2330M equipped business laptop is cheapest ever by $80 and comes with a bonus $100 Dell Gift Card. Other specs include 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD w/ 7200RPM spindle speed, and Windows 7 Pro. RAM count is a bit low for the Latitude E6520, but you can easily remedy that with third-party RAM upgrade - the crux of business laptops :/
This Ivy Bridge Quad Core i7-3610QM equipped high performance / gaming laptop is at it's lowest price ever by $63 since it was first available, April 29th. Specs include 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD hard drive, Blu-ray player, and 1GB GeForce GT 630M GPU easily allowing modern games to run at decent graphics settings. The 33% off coupon code means further upgrades are cheaper than usual: e.g. upgrading GPU to 2GB GeForce GT 650M would normally cost an extra $100 but after coupon is only an extra $67, making it an even more powerful gaming rig (an almost must upgrade for any gamers). Now lowest price ever.
This Ivy Bridge Quad Core i7-3610QM equipped high performance / gaming laptop is at it's lowest price ever by $30. Specs include 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Blu-ray player, and GeForce GT 630M GPU allowing modern games to run at decent graphics settings. Like the dv7t Quad Editon, the 33% off coupon code means further upgrades are cheaper than usual.
15.6" Asus Republic of Gamers G53SX-AH71 Laptop $1,100 with free shipping. Normally $1,250.
This Quad Core i7-2670QM, 1080p resolution equipped gaming laptop is at it's lowest price ever by $50. Other specs include 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, and 2GB GeForce GTX 560M which will run modern games at decent settings. This model is currently $200 cheaper than the slightly faster G55VW Ivy Bridge model which released less than 3 weeks ago. So if you don't care for the latest and greatest, $200 is a big savings, especially since this lets you upgrade to a solid disk drive (if you wish) or just out-right buy more gaming titles.