BJ's Wholesale Club offers its members the 5.8-lb. ASUS Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 2.3GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Widescreen Notebook, model no. R500VD-BS71, for $679.99 with $9.22 for shipping. (Non-members pay $34 more.) It's the least expensive laptop we've seen with this Ivy Bridge CPU and 8GB RAM by $81. (For further comparison, it's also $131 under the lowest total price we could find for a similarly-equipped ASUS laptop elsewhere.) Sales tax is added where applicable. It features an Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz Ivy Bridge quad-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, NVIDIA GT 610M 2GB video card, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Deal ends June 10.
Posted May 18, 2012