Best laptop deals: Current-gen MacBook Air hits lowest price ever

This week's laptop deals feature a handful of mid-price machines loaded with features, including the best price you'll see on the latest-edition 13-inch MacBook Air. 

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    The latest-generation 13" Macbook air has hit its lowest price so far, a great buy on an entry-level machine.
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These days, buying a new computer doesn't have to mean breaking the bank or settling for a sub-par machine. This week's laptop deals feature a handful of mid-price machines loaded with features.

Apple MacBook Air 1.6GHz 13" Laptop
Store: Electronics Valley via eBay
Price: $799.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $100

A great buy on an entry level current generation MacBook Air, the Apple MacBook Air 1.6GHz 13.3" Laptop is a current low by $100 and the best price we've seen for this machine. It features an Intel Core i5 1.6GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 13.3" 1440x900 LCD display, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, Thunderbolt 2, two USB 3.0 ports, backlit keyboard, and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2.3GHz 16" Touchscreen Laptop
Store: Adorama via eBay
Price: $749.99 with free shipping EXPIRED
Lowest By: $184

Built for gaming, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2.3GHz 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop comes with a stunning 4K display and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M video card. Plus, this Editors' Choice deal is $184 under what you'll find at your local Walmart. It features an Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHz Skylake quad-core processor, 15.6" 3840x2160 (4K) LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive with 8GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 4GB video card, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 6-cell battery, USB 3.0, HDMI, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

Dell XPS 13 Skylake i5 2.3GHz 13" 1080p Laptop
Store: Microsoft Store
Price: $799 with free shipping
Lowest By: $115

An Editors' Choice pick, this Dell XPS 13 laptop has once again fallen $100 under our Black Friday mention and is now a $115 price low. Weighing in at 2.9 pounds, this sleek ultraportable is future-proofed with tech like a Skylake CPU and a USB 3.1 Type-C port. Specs include an Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz Skylake dual-core processor, 13.3" 1920x1080 (1080p) LCD, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.1, webcam, backlit keyboard, USB 3.1 Type-C with Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, 4-cell battery, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

Lenovo Z51 2.2GHz 15.6" Laptop
Store: Newegg
Price: $409.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $105

Boasting a 1080p screen and JBL speakers, the Lenovo Z51 2.2GHz 15.6" Laptop is a solid multimedia machine at a great price. Plus, not only is it the lowest price we've seen for this computer, but the best deal we've seen for any Lenovo Z51 laptop. It features an Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, AMD Radeon R7 M360 2GB graphics, 802.11ac wireless, DVD burner, 4-cell battery, and Windows 10 Home.

Lenovo LaVie Z 360 2.4GHz 13.3" 1440p Laptop
Store: Adorama via eBay
Price: $849.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $200

At just 2 lbs., the Lenovo LaVie Z 360 2.4GHz 13.3" 1440p Laptop is purportedly the world's lightest 13" 2-in-1 laptop. Plus, it comes with features like a 1440p display and 256GB SSD — all for $200 less than what it's priced elsewhere. Specs include an Intel Core i7-5500U 2.4GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 13.3" 2560x1440 (1440p) LED-backlit multitouch LCD, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, webcam, HDMI, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

This article first appeared in DealNews.

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