newegg offers the 6.7-lb. ASUS Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 2.6GHz 17.3" LED-Backlit Laptop
, model no. F75VD-NS51, for $499.99
with free shipping
. That's tied with last month's mention as the lowest total price we've seen for an ASUS 17" laptop with an Core i5 Ivy Bridge CPU, and it's a current price low of $150. (We saw it bundled with an extended warranty for $70 more last week.) It features an Intel Core i5-3230M 2.6GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 17.3" 1600x900 LED-backlit LCD, 6GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, DVD burner, Gigabit Ethernet, NVIDIA GeForce GT610M 1GB graphics, 802.11n wireless, webcam, SD card reader, USB 3.0, HDMI, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit.