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The team at TechBargains has found five of the best laptop and computer deals for your small business or budding startup. While it's sometimes tempting to try to call HP or Dell directly to see if you can get a discount with a person on the phone or attempt to get a volume discount, these are online-only deals which are aggressively marketed at savvy shoppers and they will not match the price (we've tried before).
If you are managing several computers in your business, we recommend considering models that have the Pro version of Windows for easier maintenance by yourself or your IT department. We have laptops for all needs -- from a workstation, desktop replacement to ultra portables.
1. Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Intel Core i5-5200U 15.6" Laptop w/ Win 7 Pro for $419 (Orig $602.99)
Use code $180OFFBIZLT. The Inspiron 15 is an all-around performing laptop that comes at a low price of only $419. It is portable at under 5 pounds and with a thin 1" profile. The combination of an i5 processor which has the power to do anything you need and the Pro version of Windows 7 makes this an attractive option for many.
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The more expensive Pro version of Windows makes it easy to backup and restore on the network, encrypt your files, host a remote desktop and even has a mode for presentations. Better yet, if your work group is already updated to Windows 10, a free license is included for the upgrade.
A base model Intel Core i3 Version is available for $350.
2. Dell Optiplex 3020 Micro Intel Core i3-4160T Desktop w/ 3yr Warranty for $389 (Orig $698.57)
Use code: DELL$100. This micro desktop is slightly larger than a mug of coffee and is designed to be mounted or hidden anywhere -- behind a monitor, under a desk or hidden and used to run graphics on TV display. It is perfect for for work situations where you need a computer but don't want to draw attention to it.
This is part of Dell's Optiplex business lines of desktops and is made to be easily deployed and maintained. It includes additional security features such as Dell's Data protection and even a feature to detect when someone has tried to open up the computer.
3. ASUS Zenbook UX305UA Intel Core i5 13.3" 1080p Ultraportable Laptop for $750 (Orig $899.99)
This is the laptop for those who travel or shuttle around between meetings. It is constructed from an all-aluminum body and weighs in at only 2.86 pounds and meaures 0.6" thin; you can truly carry this around with one hand without straining your wrist. It has a sharp 1920x1080 display housed in 13.3" screen making images and text sharp.
If you compared this to a MacBook, you are getting a ton of value as the base model 13.3" i5 8GB/128GB version costs around $999. This Zenbook has a larger 256GB SSD, a higher resolution display, and costs 25 percent less at only $750.
4. ASUS K501 Intel Core i7 1080p 15.6" Laptop w/ 512GB SSD & GTX 960m GPU $799.99 (Orig $860)
If you wanted a powerful laptop with a massive solid-state drive storage, then this is your best bet. This is more of a consumer-grade laptop but has a ton of features that can be great for business applications: a Full HD 1080p display, powerful i7 processor and even a nice backlit keyboard. It is only 4.4 pounds which is a great portable weight and it has a large 512GB solid-state drive which will launch all your Excel, PowerPoint and any web browsing applications at lightning speed. It uses a higher-end GTX 960m graphics card which you can use for serious gaming and more than enough to handle CAD & design programs, which is the hidden gem feature in buying this gaming laptop.
5. Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Core i7-6500U SKYLAKE 17.3" 1080p Win7 Pro Laptop for $609 (Orig $902.99)
Use code LT$609. If you need a little more power, and more of a desktop replacement, then is a great choice for the money. The Inspiron 17 is a 17.3" laptop with a high resolution 1920x1080 display and houses a more powerful i7 processor as well as a discrete graphics card for more demanding multimedia, video or possibly light engineering applications. This is among one of the lowest prices we've seen on this model.
There is a lower priced and lower spec'd Intel Core i5 version also available for only $479 after code: LT$479.