Listed for $1,127.14, the Vostro 15 5000 notebook with an eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor is currently on sale for just $469. Use the coupon code below to save.
Right now, the Dell Vostro 15 5000 with the tenth-gen Core i5 is marked down from $1,081.43 to $586.46. Ordinarily, this wouldn’t be a half bad deal, but the model with the eighth-gen Core i5 is marked down from $1,127.14 to $469.00 with promo code BIZLT469, which makes it a far better option.
Every time a new processor launches, OEMs scramble to upgrade their systems with the latest technology. At the same time, last year’s tech gets pushed out the door for a fraction of its original price.
This cycle of events has led Dell to offer its Vostro 15 5000 notebook with an eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor for just $469. Although technically outdated by newer models, this laptop is almost identical to its replacement, which makes it an excellent deal.
Dell’s last-gen Vostro 15 5000 notebooks come equipped with eighth-gen Intel processors, with the model featured in this article sporting an Intel Core i5-8265U. This processor has four Hyper-Threaded CPU cores that operate at 1.6GHz with a max turbo frequency of 3.9GHz. The new version of this laptop comes with an Intel Core i5-10210U, but this processor is nearly identical to the i5-8265U. The newer tenth-gen version has a slightly higher turbo frequency at 4.2GHz, but otherwise it’s identical.
Dell also equipped both versions of its Vostro 15 5000 notebook with a 256GB NVMe SSD, 8GB of RAM and 15.6-inch 1080p displays.
These processors are essentially the same with the newer version offering just marginally faster performance, so there’s little reason to buy the new version as long as the older one remains on the market.