Laptop deals: Save $450 on multimedia-friendly computers

Laptop deals this week include the HP Envy 15, Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro, and a Dell desktop replacement. But to get four of the best laptop deals, you'll need a coupon. See below.

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    Local San Francisco holiday shoppers check out the new HP ENVY Leap Motion SE and HP Chromebook 14 during an HP Joy Caravan event in San Francisco this past November. The HP Envy 15 is one of this week's best laptop deals.
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Coupons rule this week's best laptop deals with codes that slash up to $480 off a variety of machines with the latest Intel processor, starting with the Editors' Choice HP ENVY 15, which packs a quad-core CPU and 8GB of RAM. Hybrid fans can also take $200 off Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro while Dell's $550 desktop replacement sports the latest hardware without the sticker shock.

  1. HP ENVY 15t-j100 Quad Edition Intel Haswell Core i7 2.4GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Laptop
    Store: HP Home & Home Office
    Price: $599.99 via coupon code "50PDS599" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $264
    Expires: February 22

    Is It Worth It?: In addition to being $250 cheaper than last week's mention, this HP ENVY 15t-j100 also packs significantly better specs, starting with a Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz Haswell quad-core processor. (Which tops last week's dual-core CPU.) The 5.6-lb. Editors' Choice laptop also includes 8GB of RAM, a 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, and a 1TB hard drive. Sure, you lose the touch-screen capabilities found in last week's configuration, but you save $250, get a faster processor, and snag free shipping too.

  2. Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 Intel Haswell Core i5 2.5GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Laptop
    Store: Lenovo
    Price: $579 via coupon code "USPZ5197213" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $20
    Expires: February 20

    Is It Worth It?: Part of Lenovo's entertainment series of laptops, the Z510 is built for media, whether you're consuming or creating it. The 4.9-lb. laptop even packs a 15.6" 1366x768 anti-glare LED-backlit LCD. Also onboard you'll find an Intel Haswell Core i5 2.5GHz dual-core processor, a generous 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive. Though we saw it $30 less in November, it's still among the cheapest Z510s we've seen with 8GB of RAM.

  3. Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro Intel Haswell Core i7 1.8GHz 13.3" Touchscreen Laptop
    Store: Lenovo
    Price: $1,199 via coupon code "YOGA2PRODEAL" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $380

    Is It Worth It?: "The Yoga 2 Pro is the most versatile Windows convertible we know of," says Engadget. More importantly, it addresses many of the flaws of the original Yoga while simultaneously being lighter, thinner, and faster. Indeed, one of the Yoga 2 Pro's biggest upgrades is its 13.3" QHD+ 3200x1800 screen. This configuration also includes a Core i7 Haswell dual-core 1.8GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. At 3.1 lbs., the folks at PC Mag believe it's too heavy for prolonged use as a tablet, but call it an otherwise attractive gift for early adopters and graphics arts mavens.

  4. Dell Inspiron 17 Intel Haswell Core i5 1.6GHz 17.3" LED-Backlit Laptop
    Store: Dell Home
    Price: $549.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $200

    Is It Worth It?: Although it's the heaviest laptop in our roundup this week, the 7.3-lb. Dell Inspiron 17 doesn't lack anything in the specs department. Housing a Core i5 1.6GHz dual-core Haswell CPU, the laptop features a 17.3" 1600x900 LED-backlit LCD, 6GB RAM, and a 750GB hard drive. Sure, we've seen cheaper configurations of this laptop, but this model packs better-than-average specs.

  5. Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p Intel Haswell Core i7 2.4GHz 14" LED-Backlit Laptop
    Store: Lenovo
    Price: $819 via coupon code "PRESIDENTS" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $480
    Expires: February 19

    Is It Worth It?: With its alluring red accents and backlit keyboard, there's no mistaking the Y410p's gaming DNA. This 5.5-lb. machine sports Intel's latest Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz Haswell quad-core processor, a 1600x900 LED-backlit LCD, 8GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive with 24GB SSD, and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 2GB video card.

  6. Dell Inspiron 15R Intel Haswell Core i5 1.6GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Laptop
    Store: Dell Home
    Price: $599.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $290
    Expires: March 20

    Is It Worth It?: Powered by a dual-core Core i5 Haswell 1.6GHz processor, the Inspiron 15R makes for an excellent everyday laptop. It includes a 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, and 1TB hard drive. Even better, it's currently $290 off through March 20.

– Louis Ramirez is a senior features writer for dealnews.com, where this article first appeared.

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