Laptops with Intel’s new Kaby Lake Refresh chips should be hitting the streets any day now, and thanks to the move from dual-core to quad-core processors, they should offer a significant boost in performance for tasks that support multithreading.
But when it comes to single-core/single-threaded performance, Intel’s first 8th-gen chips aren’t all that much better than 7th-gen or 6th-gen… and there’s at least one advantage to buying a PC with an older chip: it’s likely to be a lot cheaper.
Intel isn’t increasing the suggested retail price of its laptop processors. But retailers that still have a bunch of older computers with older chips in stock have given them price cuts, which is why you can find deals like an Asus Transformer Book Flip 13″ convertible with a Core i5 Skylake processor, 6GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage for $549.
Here are some of the day’s best deals.
Computers and PC accessories
- Asus Transformer Book Flip TP301UA 13″ convertible w/Core i5-6200U/6GB/256GB for $549 – Adorama
- Acer Switch Alpha 12 2-in-1 w/WHD display/Core i5-6200U/8GB/256GB for $649 – Amazon (clip the on-page coupon)
- Dell Inspiron 13 convertible w/Core i5-7200U/8GB/256GB SSD (or 1TB HDD) for $699 – Microsoft Store
- Refurb Apple MacBook 12″ laptops for $800 and up – Woot
- HP 200 wireless optical mouse for $7 – Best Buy
- Anker wireless vertical optical mouse for $14 – Amazon (coupon: DEALSUBA)
- Logitech C920 USB webcam for $50 – NeweggFlash (coupon: NEFPRS10)
Smartphones and accessories
- Sony Xperia X smartphone w/SD650/3GB/32GB for $215 – B&H
- iClever 15,000 mAh portable battery for $24 – Amazon (coupon: ICLEVER8)
- Name your price for $239 worth of digital Battlestar Galactica comics – Humble Bundle
- Hyperion by Dan Simmons (Kindle eBook) for $2 – Amazon
- Rememory movie for free – Google Play
You can find more bargains in our daily deals section.