Dealmaster: The best deals on Intel laptops

Dealmaster: The best deals on Intel laptops

Valentina Palladino

Whether you need a lightweight laptop with long battery life, or something more powerful with discrete graphics, we’ve found savings across a variety of notebook form factors. Most of the laptops in our list come with Intel’s 12th Gen mobile processor, and some include discrete GPUs.

Despite being on the higher end of the price spectrum, we found the best deal on Dell’s XPS 15 laptop, available for $500 below retail. This versatile notebook might look buttoned up in its looks, but it’s got the power on the inside to do double duty as a mobile workstation or gaming rig. Another solid deal is Lenovo’s Yoga 7i, a 16-inch convertible laptop with a 12th-generation Core i5 processor — the laptop retails for $600. Check out our full curated list below to find the best savings for Intel-based laptops.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 13.5-inch for $1,100 ($1,300) at Best Buy: This Intel Evo laptop is equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of memory and a 512 GB solid state drive. The Surface Laptop 5 comes in a “sage” colorway and is getting a cool $200 discount.

Lenovo Yoga 7i 16-inch 2-in-1 for $600 ($1,000) at Best Buy: The Yoga 7i is a convertible touchscreen notebook that gives you the flexibility of a notebook and a tablet in a single form factor. It has 8GB of RAM, a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 processor and 256GB of storage. Due to its larger form factor with a 16-inch display, this Yoga also features a number pad, perfect for those who live in spreadsheets.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ with Black Type Cover for $700 ($930) at Best Buy: This isn’t Microsoft’s latest Surface tablet, but it still gets the job done for those who prefer a detachable form factor. The Surface Pro 7+ includes an 11th Gen Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage in a thin and light design with an integrated kickstand. Although the Type Cover is often sold separately, this deal not only saves $230 off the retail price, it also bundles the keyboard folio together.


Acer Predator Helios 300 with RTX 3060 for $1,200 ($1,500) at Best Buy: Acer’s Predator Helios is a solid gaming laptop with a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics, 16GB of storage and a 512GB solid state drive. Gamers will appreciate the 15.6-inch FHD display with 165 Hz refresh rate and G-Sync support, as well as 100 percent sRGB color space coverage. A solid $300 discount makes this notebook more accessible if you’re looking to upgrade your mobile gaming rig.

Dell XPS 15 with OLED touchscreen for $2,300 ($2,800) at Best Buy: This top-of-the-line Dell XPS 15 laptop comes packed with bells and whistles, including a 3.5K OLED touchscreen display, a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, 32GB of memory, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics and 1 TB solid state storage. With its discrete GPU and sleek, professional design, the XPS 15 is versatile and powerful enough to function as an office workhorse and gaming rig.

MSI Vector Gaming Laptop with Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti for $1,800 ($2,300) at Best Buy: Whether you need a mobile workstation or a powerful gaming rig, MSI’s Vector laptop ticks all the boxes, including 12th Gen Intel Core i7 HX processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics, 32GB of memory and 1 TB solid state storage.

Asus ZenBook Flip 2-in-1 with OLED touchscreen for $1,200 ($1,400) at Best Buy: This ZenBook platform has some nice features that are often found on more expensive laptops, such as The ZenBook Flip is a convertible laptop that comes with a 12th generation Intel Core i7 processor, discrete Intel Arc A370M graphics, 16GB of storage and a 1GB solid state drive.

Dell XPS 13 Plus Touchscreen Laptop for $1,350 ($1,650) at Best Buy: The XPS 13 was loved by fans and critics alike, and the new Plus takes that to the next level with an even slimmer and more compact minimalist design. If you’re considering Dell’s statement laptop, you should also be aware of some new design elements added to the Plus model, like capacitive touch keys replacing the row of function keys and being limited to just two Thunderbolt 4 ports. Otherwise, you get an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and a WUXGA (non-OLED) display with touchscreen support.

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