TigerDirect continues to offer the 8.7-lb. ASUS Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 2.3GHz 17.3" Laptop
, model no. G75VW-DS71, for $1,299.99
with free shipping
. That's the lowest total price we could find by $50. (We have seen similar ASUS G75VW systems for less; however, this configuration includes more than double the hard drive space.) This gaming laptop features an Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz Ivy Bridge quad-core processor, 17.3" 1920x1080 widescreen LCD, 12GB RAM, 1.5TB hard drive, Blu-ray player/DVD burner combo drive, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2GB graphics, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 2-megapixel webcam, card reader, 8-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Of note, you can upgrade to Microsoft Windows 8 for $14.99.