OfficeMax offers the 5.3-lb. ASUS Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 1.7GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Ultrabook
model no. S56CA-ARSI5N24, for $499.99
with free shipping
. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago, the the best price we've seen for a Core i5-equipped Asus S56CA laptop, and the lowest total price we could find. (For further comparison, we saw a similar laptop with 6GB of RAM, a 24GB SSD, and 750GB hard drive for just $50 more four weeks ago.) It features an Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz dual-core Ivy Bridge processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, 4-cell battery, media card reader, webcam, USB, and Windows 8.