Intel supercharged the performance of its 8th-gen mobile processors by cramming them full of more cores and threads than ever before, and we’ve spotted a rare deal on a laptop packing one of the new chips. You can get a 13-inch Dell Inspiron 13 i7370 for $599 at the Microsoft Store. Dell itself is currently selling this laptop for $749.
The Dell Inspiron 13 i7370 features the Intel Core i5-8250U, a speedy 3.4GHz chip with four cores and eight threads. It also comes with a 13.3-inch 1080p multi-touch display, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, and Windows 10 Home. This laptop doesn’t have a discrete graphics card, but it includes Intel’s integrated UHD Graphics 620, which holds up just fine for watching high-definition videos.
Dell put a USB Type-C port on this laptop, along with two USB 3.1 ports, HDMI 2.0, an ethernet port, and an SD card reader to augment the skimpy 256GB of storage. For wireless, it has 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2.
We haven’t reviewed this particular laptop, but we did like its close cousin, the similarly equipped Inspiron 13 5000. That laptop earned a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
[Today’s deal: Dell Inspiron 13 i7370 for $599 at the Microsoft Store.]