There are some great deals on laptops for Black Friday right now. Although you might be tempted to buy a Chromebook if you’re on a budget, there are affordable options on the Windows side. The Dell Inspiron 15 (3520) was a budget laptop when it launched at its regular price of $599.99, and it’s still a good deal now thanks to Black Friday reducing its price to $379.99.
The Inspiron 15 is a consumer laptop sold alongside professional devices. This means it has many existing ports and a focus on productivity. It’s like a reliable sedan, it will get you from point A to point B, but it won’t look sexy during the trip.
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Windows Laptops for Under $400
Just a few years ago, you had to spend well over $400 to get a good Windows laptop. As technology has improved, more basic and affordable components have reached a point where they can handle everyday computing. If you need a powerful workstation or gaming laptop, you can buy one with the latest specs, but if you just browse the web and do general productive work, your price is probably lower what you expect.
I reviewed the non-touch version of the Dell Inspiron 15 in December 2021. This laptop earned high marks for its wide selection of ports, large screen, and low starting price. The touch version of the Inspiron 15 has the same advantages but of course adds a touch screen.
If a touchscreen isn’t important to you, the non-touch version of the Inspiron 15 is a better deal. Not only can you get the non-touch Inspiron 15 for $329.99 right now, but this laptop features a 12th Gen Intel Core processor instead of the 11th Gen Intel Core processor seen in the priced touch model reduced.