Not the cheapest these have been, back in May 21 they were $1199 but went OOS fast. This deal is only $39 more. Remember to use Cashrewards and save an additional 3% bringing it to around $1200 flat.
Great laptop for kids going through school. Large 1TB SSD for all their assignments and a decent CPU/RAM combo for general computer usage. Specs are:
- i7-11370H - Better than last year's i7-1165/85G7 chips, single core performance is much better, but in any case this isn't a machine built for raw processing power.
- 16GB DDR4 3200mhz RAM
- 1080P Screen - Unfortunately 16:9, would have been amazing if it was 16:10. Average screen TBH and ok peak brightness.
- Intel Iris XE Integrated Graphics - Not actually terrible, somewhere between an MX330 and MX350. Will play some basic games like LOL/CSGO fine.
- Thunderbolt 4 / Fullsize SD Card Reader / USB 3.2 Type A and C
- 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD for speedy file transfers
Also of note, this is the newest refresh of the Inspiron 15, you might find cheaper using the older i5-1135 / i7-1165G7/1185G7 chips. There are also a couple of deals on extended warranty which you might want to consider, especially if you intend on purchasing for school kids:
- 3Y Premium Support and Onsite Service -
- 3Y Premium Support Plus and Onsite Service -
$627.78Now $393.23 (Expensive but includes accidental damage repair)
This really is the best bang for buck at this price point. Other manufacturers have similar models at varying price points above, but either sacrifice on weight and bulkiness, 8GB RAM or 512GB SSDs. Lenovo's best offering at a similar price point is the IdeaPad 3i @ $1279. Last year's processor, only 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD however does come with an MX450 which is better than iris XE integrated, but I wouldn't be buying either of these for GPU performance.