Posted March 15, 2013
Microsoft Store offers the 5-lb. Acer Aspire Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 1.7GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Laptop in Silver, model no. V5-571-6806, for $299 with free shipping. That's $100 under our Black Friday mention and the best price we've seen for a 16" laptop with an Ivy Bridge Core i5 CPU and Windows 8. Sales tax is added where applicable. Features include an Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 6GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, multi-gesture touchpad, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, webcam, one USB 3.0 port, HDMI output, and Windows 8 64-bit.