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i5/i7 Laptop/Ultrabook Deals Thread

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i5/i7 Laptop/Ultrabook Deals Thread

Looking to discuss the best and hottest deals on i5/i7 laptops/ultrabooks for Boxing Day?
Here's the place to do it.

FYI in the last month the following deals are all good-excellent prices as a basis of comparison.
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING DEALS ARE NOT AVAILABLE

Lenovo 15.6" Laptop w/i5-3210M, Win 8, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD, 6-cell Battery - $450
HP Sleekbook 14" Laptop w/i5-3317U, Win 8, 8GB RAM, 500GB HD, 4-cell battery - $500
ASUS S Series 15.6" Laptop w/i5-3317U, Win 8, 6GB RAM, 24GB SSD 750GB HDD, 4-cell battery - $599
Dell Inspiron 15R 15.6" 1080p Laptop w/i7-3612QM, Win 7, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, AMD Radeon™ HD 7730M 2GB - $680
Samsung Series 9 15" 8GB/256 i7 - $899
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thanks, I'll be checking and adding to this thread when BD deals come along.
Lets all try to mention full specs, including graphics cards :)
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newt_101 wrote:
Dec 11th, 2012 10:40 am
Here's the place to discuss what's on sale for Boxing Day.

FYI, for comparison, in the last month I found the following deals which I missed out on. I find the following to be all good to excellent prices:

Lenovo 15.6" Laptop w/i5-3210M, Win 8, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD, 6-cell Battery - $450
HP Sleekbook 14" Laptop w/i5-3317U, Win 8, 8GB RAM, 500GB HD, 4-cell battery - $500
ASUS S Series 15.6" Laptop w/i5-3317U, Win 8, 6GB RAM, 24GB SSD 750GB HDD, 4-cell battery - $599
Which one? I'd always recommend the ThinkPad business line for the better quality and lifespan. A basic T530 may even be had for below 700 during boxing day depending on what Lenovo offers.
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Since you don't care about having dedicated graphics, how about taking a look at the T430 here: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/us-deal- ... a-1271771/? You'd have to drop by Buffalo's CBI though since it's for Lenovo US.

The TP is the most iconic, customizable, solid (military grade) of the bunch while the HP looks pretty cheap all around. The hybrid drive and thinness make the Asus pretty sleek though.

I am a TP fan because once you've used its red trackpoint, you'd never want anything to do with a touchpad ever again.
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I am seeing some good deals on the Dell website, I'm just wondering if I will hold off until the boxing week sale or just pull the trigger. I wanted an alienware.
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I wish the Dell xps was under 600 :( . Best looking ultra book Imo. I might get an Asus one, or maybe hold out till the haswell update next year and get a macbook or updated Asus, maybe even the lenovo u410 if they fix all the flex issues.
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let me know if there is a 13/14in i7 ultrabook deal... :D
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Does anyone know if there are laptops out there that aren't ultra books (don't have ulv processors) that offer good battery life ? 4-5 hours at least ? And light weight ? I do not really want an ultra book because they are certainly more expensive and less powerful. Anyone could help me out ?
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Definitely Relevant to my interests. It's time to buy my first laptop, and all I'm looking for is an ultrabook that does internet and word. I've never paid attention to laptop prices, do they drop significantly this time of year?
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Dec 13th, 2012 3:47 pm
Does anyone know if there are laptops out there that aren't ultra books (don't have ulv processors) that offer good battery life ? 4-5 hours at least ? And light weight ? I do not really want an ultra book because they are certainly more expensive and less powerful. Anyone could help me out ?
T430u (value, 6h)
T430s (better quality, more expensive, 4h)
X1 Carbon (Super thin, pinnacle of the TP line, 5h)
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Dont forget the Samsung Series 9 15" 4GB/128 i5 - $899 and Samsung Series 9 15" 8GB/256 i7 - $899
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whats a good deal for a 14/15.6 inch laptop , i7-3rd gen , 8 cores, 8gbram, dedicated graphics ?dont really care screen or battery life
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Updated OP with a really hot deal from Amazon.ca (OOS in about an hour)
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