Staples offers the 4.2-lb. Dell Inspiron 14z Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 14" LED-Backlit Widescreen Notebook
in Espresso Black, model no. i14z-2877BK, for $419.99
with free shipping
. That's $10 under our September mention and among the best deals we've seen for a Core i5 14" laptop equipped with 6GB RAM and a 500GB hard drive. (It's also $17 under lowest total price we could find for a refurbished
unit elsewhere. This one is new.) Sales tax is added where applicable. It features an Intel Core i5-2450M 2.5GHz Sandy Bridge dual-core processor, 14" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 3.0, webcam, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.