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Compilation of CURRENT 15.6" and 17.3" Intel Core i5 and i7 (4th gen) Laptop NoteBook Deals between $399 and $679

dravid 803 March 17, 2014 at 06:38 PM in Computers (6)
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New 15.6" Laptops:

a) $399: NEW Lenovo G510 15.6" 4GB memory, i5-4200M, 500 GB hard Drive, Intel HD 4600 graphics, 1366x768 resolution
Drawback is that it is only available for pick up at Micro Center!
http://www.microcenter.com/single...sku=072264

b) $499: New Dell 15.6" i5 (6GB Memory, 1366x768 TOUCH Display, Intel Core i5-4200U, 500 GB hard drive,Intel HD 4400 graphics)
http://www.staples.com/Dell-Inspi...uct_575439
http://www.costco.com/Dell-Inspir...90984.html

c) $519 (after $10 visa card discount - see below) : New Lenovo G510 Intel Core i5-4200M, 6GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, Intel HD Graphics 4600, Intel HD 4600 graphics, Glossy screen (1366x768)
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/lapt...%2C&NID=CJ

d) $559 (after $10 visa card discount - see below): New Lenovo G510 15.6" i5 (glossy screen) (8GB Memory, 1366x768 resolution, Intel Core i5-4200M Processor, gloss screen, Intel HD 4600 graphics, 1 TB hard drive)
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/lapt...nc.&NID=CJ

e) $599: New Lenovo iFlex i5 (8GB Memory, 1366x768 TOUCH Display, Intel Core i5-4200U, 500 GB SSHD, Intel HD 4400 graphics)
Lenovo Notebook Flex 15(59401417) 15.6" Intel Core i5 4200U (1.60GHz) 500GB SSHD

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291090312...5337259887

http://www.staples.com/Lenovo-Fle...sc_content

f) $579 (after $20 visa credit card discount - see below) : New Lenovo Z510 15.6" i5 (anti glare screen) (8GB Memory, 1366x768 resolution, Intel Core i5-4200M Processor, anti glare gloss screen, Intel HD 4600 graphics, 1 TB hard drive)
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/lapt...nc.&NID=CJ

Upgrades available: For the Z510, you can upgrade to a 1920x1080 for $50 dollars more, and a quadcore i7-4700mq +1920x1080 for $100 dollars more.

g) $599: New HP ProBook 450 G1 15.6" Laptop, Antiglare screen (Matt Screen?), Intel Core i5-4200M, 8GB, 750GB Hard Drive,1366x768, AMD Radeon HD 8750M
http://www.microcenter.com/produc...er_-_Black

h) $599: New Toshiba Satellite L55-A5299 15.6" Laptop, Core i7 4700MQ, 8GB Memory, 1TB, 1366x768
Instore only at MicroCenter!
http://www.microcenter.com/produc...on_Horizon

i) $615: New HP ENVY 15z-j100 Smart Buy 15.6" Laptop with AMD APU Quad-Core A10-5750M 8GB 1TB 2GB Video, 1366x768
http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/...Best-Value

Apply $15 off $75.00 coupon code "SAVE15HP"

j) $629: New HP ENVY i7-4700MQ 8GB Ram 15.6'', 1TB, HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366x768)
Price after discount using coupon code - SV3819
http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/...XvLDCIw7Cw

k) $619 (after $10 visa credit card discount - see below): New Lenovo G510 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i7-4700MQ, 8GB RAM Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor, 1TB hard drive, LED Glossy Screen, 1366x768, Intel HD Graphics 4600
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/lapt...nc.&NID=CJ

l) $629 (after $20 visa credit card discount - see below): New Lenovo Z510 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i5-4200M, 8GB RAM Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor, 1TB hard drive, antiglare 1080p screen, Intel HD Graphics 4600
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/item...D5E300F333

m) $685: New HP ENVY 15t Intel Core i7-4700MQ Quad 15.3" 1080p Laptop (8GB/1TB hard drive)
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp..._Q5ORYs.cw

n) $679: (after $20 visa credit card discount - see below): MY PICK OF THE LOT AS IT HAS AN i7 processor, with 1080p, international warranty, and a reasonable price. New Lenovo Z510 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i7-4700MQ, 8GB RAM Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor, 1TB hard drive, antiglare 1080p screen, Intel HD Graphics 4600

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/item...B23264039F

o) $699: New Toshiba Satellite P50 Intel i7-4700MQ 15.3" 1080p, 4GB RAM, 500GB; backlit keyboard
http://www.toshiba.com/us/compute...50-ABT3N22

New 17.3" Laptops:

a) $589 (after $10 visa credit card discount - see below) : New 17.3" i5 Lenovo Essential G710 for $599 (8GB Memory, 1600x900 resolution, Intel Core i5-4200M, gloss screen)
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrar...ny.3_0_0_0

b) $659 (after $20 visa credit card discount - see below): New 17.3" i7 Lenovo IdeaPad Z710 (8GB Memory, 1366x768 resolution, Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor, gloss screen)
http://slickdeals.net/f/6792880-679-w-free-shipping-lenovo-ideapad-z710-17-3-laptop-with-intel-quad-core-i7-4700mq-8gb-1tb?v=1

c) IF YOU CAN SPEND MORE, NEW 17.3" GAMING LAPTOP FOR $969
Toshiba Qosmio Core i5-4200M, 8GB memory, 750GB HDD, 1080p, 3GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M w/NVIDIA Optimus Technology (dedicated video card)
$969 after $30 off using coupon code: RTLMN303

http://slickdeals.net/f/6800416-999-gaming-laptop-toshiba-qosmio-core-i5-4200m-8gb-memory-750gb-hdd-1080p-3gb-gddr5-nvidia-geforce-gtx-770m-w-nvidia-optimus-technology-dedicated-video-card?v=1
http://www.toshiba.com/us/compute...70-ABT3G22

REFURBISHED Laptops:

a) $459 + F/S: REFURBISHED Toshiba 15.6" FHD Premium Satellite Core i5-4200U 6GB 750GB 1920x1080 1080p
http://www.ebay.com/itm/221378535293

b) $435: HIT OR MISS REFURBISHED DEAL: Dell Inspiron 17R - 5737 Intel i7-4500U / 8GB / 1TB HD / 17.3" 1600x900 LED @ Dell Outlet : See link for $300 coupon which can only be applied when the system is priced EXACTLY at $735
http://slickdeals.net/f/6779708-dell-inspiron-17r-5737-intel-i7-4500u-8gb-1tb-hd-17-3-1600x900-led-435-dell-outlet?v=1
http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnli...1&fid=3790

LAPTOP RELIABILITY
In terms of laptop reliability, Lenovo is ahead of Toshiba and Dell
See: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...946,00.asp

$10 or $20 DISCOUNT FOR VISA CARDHOLDERS for purchases on lenovo web site {THANKS FORGIVEN537 FOR THE LINK}
The Z510 is $20 dollars cheaper and the G510 is $10 dollars cheaper across all specs.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrar...ardholders

INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY
It appears that the Lenovo G510, G710, Z510 and Z710 have international warranty
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/p...LLC&NID=CJ
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Thanks for compiling this.
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Thumbs up! BUT . . . since it comes up every time:

1366x768 --> BLOWS!

OK, we got this out of the way :-)
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the problem is I don't see one deal in this group of laptops... congrats, you put together the most expensive list of deals. What does this mean... were bound to get a deal pretty soon.

The Toshiba looks nice but it's a Toshiba.
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market's been dry...haven't seen anything enticing for 13.3", 14", or 17"
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Quote from nostrada View Post :
Thumbs up! BUT . . . since it comes up every time:

1366x768 --> BLOWS!

OK, we got this out of the way :-)
1) Could you clarify if 1366x768 sucks even on a 15.6" screen? Or does it such just for a 17.3" screen?

2) Is there a noticeable difference in performance between Intel HD 4400 and HD 4600?

Quote from joshuaNH View Post :
the problem is I don't see one deal in this group of laptops... congrats, you put together the most expensive list of deals. What does this mean... were bound to get a deal pretty soon.

The Toshiba looks nice but it's a Toshiba.
And what's your beef with Toshiba? I thought they were reasonably good.
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The G710 on the list at $599 seems to be the pick of the lot (large 17.3" screen and 1600x900 resolution. The only drawback I see is the gloss screen.

Anyone know if Lenovo has coupons such as 10% off for signing on to their e-mails?
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The list includes Toshiba, Lenovo and Dell deals, note that Lenovo's reliability is the best of the three listed followed by Toshiba: In fact Lenovo's reliability ratings is far higher than Toshiba and Dell: See link below for reliability ratings
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...946,00.asp
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Quote from dravid View Post :
The G710 on the list at $599 seems to be the pick of the lot (large 17.3" screen and 1600x900 resolution. The only drawback I see is the gloss screen.

Anyone know if Lenovo has coupons such as 10% off for signing on to their e-mails?
Except it's just regular price...
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For those debating between the myriad of listed laptops here is a personal view of a slickdealer (taken from another slickdeal thread)


Just note in my case, programming is more of a hobby than a profession. If the student is just starting their undergraduate degree, then yes I would assume the HD 4400/4600 would suffice.

As far as screen size goes, this varies from person to person and there is no one size fits all. My preferred display size is probably around 14" though I don't mind going up to 2" in either direction (my Thinkpad X230's display is 12.5"). I prefer that size as I tend to take my laptop with me nearly everywhere, and while I don't necessarily mind the added weight of larger notebooks, they tend to be notably bulkier and have worse battery life as well (when the same battery capacity is present). It's also noteworthy to mention I have 20/20 vision and thus generally don't have issues reading text on smaller monitors (I can always zoom in/out when needed or increase the DPI of the screen) and can use an external monitor when needed.

As far as display quality goes, it's not always easy to tell from numbers available on manufacturer's sales pages. I always prefer a higher resolution to a lower resolution display when all else is equal. Other important factors though would be the viewing angles (which usually boils down to TN vs. IPS), brightness, and glossiness (versus matte displays). For example, I prefer the matte IPS display which is 1366x768 on my 12.5" Lenovo X230 to the glossy TN display of a relative's Dell XPS 14 which has a display resolution of 1600x900. Using third party reviews when available is the easiest way to gauge display quality.

As far as rankings go, take these with a grain of salt. These are based entirely upon personal preference and account for what I would buy given those costs if I did not mind a 17" display:
1. Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5334 ($661)
2. Lenovo G710 ($599)
3. Lenovo Z710 ($679) -- This offers the best performance of the set.
4. Lenovo Flex 15 ($599) -- Only if interested in the convertible touch-screen layout.
5. Dell Inspiron i15RMT ($499)
6. Lenovo Z510 ($599)
7. Lenovo G510 ($569) -- This can be moved up a place if you don't care for the Z510's backlit keyboard.

I didn't include the HP Envy in the set as the link is broken.

To answer some of the questions from your PM:
1. Having a 1080p display is nice but I'd definitely settle for a 900p display. To put things into perspective, I don't like the thought of having a laptop display (which I may stare at for a good portion of time) to have a lower vertical resolution than what most laptops had a decade ago (i.e. 1280x800); this becomes increasingly true as you increase the display size.
2. I personally would choose a better display over a weaker CPU though there are limits to this of course and this is once again personal preference. E.g. I would prefer a decent quality 1080p display with a low voltage Core i5 to a 720p display with a quad core Core i7.
3. Glare is unaffected by display resolution. This has more to deal with matte/anti-glare coatings versus glossy displays which once again boils down to personal preference and use habits. Matte displays are typically more readable in brightly lit environments (e.g. outdoors on sunny days as you noted) whereas glossy displays may appear more vibrant; personally I prefer matte displays but there are plenty of others who prefer the opposite.
4. I mind 1366x768 less on a 15" notebook than I would on a 17" notebook though it's still not ideal
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And what's your beef with Toshiba? I thought they were reasonably good.
I think some people dislike Toshiba because it looks a bit cheap externally, and maybe it is. A bit of rough handling and I ended up cracking the case in a couple of places, breaking both of the hooks to keep it closed, and knocking the charging port off of it's mount (that was pretty cheaply made from plastic, ended up buying a better adapter and building my own mount to replace it.) But in terms of the electronics, I haven't had cause to complain. I've had problems with my Dell and HP laptops ranging from speaker problems to a still unexplained catastrophic hard drive failure two days after I bought my Dell, but I've never had to send my Toshiba back for any reason. Well, I could have tried, but I'm pretty sure the warranty didn't cover the external damage that was clearly caused by user abuse.
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Quote from BiggyD View Post :
I think some people dislike Toshiba because it looks a bit cheap externally, and maybe it is. A bit of rough handling and I ended up cracking the case in a couple of places, breaking both of the hooks to keep it closed, and knocking the charging port off of it's mount (that was pretty cheaply made from plastic, ended up buying a better adapter and building my own mount to replace it.) But in terms of the electronics, I haven't had cause to complain. I've had problems with my Dell and HP laptops ranging from speaker problems to a still unexplained catastrophic hard drive failure two days after I bought my Dell, but I've never had to send my Toshiba back for any reason. Well, I could have tried, but I'm pretty sure the warranty didn't cover the external damage that was clearly caused by user abuse.
Thanks for the feedback. I concur that while some of Toshiba's models feel plasticy, they have (from past experience) held up quite well.
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You can get around a $10-20 discount on the Lenovo website if you buy with a visa card.

http://shop.lenovo.com/visacardho...n/laptops/

The Z510 is $20 dollars cheaper and the G510 is $10 dollars cheaper across all specs.

Also for the Z510, you can upgrade to a 1920x1080 for $50 dollars more, and a quadcore i7-4700mq +1920x1080 for $100 dollars more. Similar upgrades on the G510(quadcore not resolution)
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Quote from Forgiven537 View Post :
You can get around a $10-20 discount on the Lenovo website if you buy with a visa card.

http://shop.lenovo.com/visacardho...n/laptops/

The Z510 is $20 dollars cheaper and the G510 is $10 dollars cheaper across all specs.

Also for the Z510, you can upgrade to a 1920x1080 for $50 dollars more, and a quadcore i7-4700mq +1920x1080 for $100 dollars more. Similar upgrades on the G510(quadcore not resolution)
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