Sam's Club offers its members the 4-lb. HP Pavilion Sleekbook Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 Dual 1.7GHz 14" Laptop
, model no. 14-b017cl, for $399
with free shipping
. (Non-members pay $39.90 more, so it's best to purchase a Sam's Club membership for $40.) That's tied with an expired mention from three days ago and $186 less than the lowest total price we could find for a similarly configured laptop with Windows 7 elsewhere. (This one has Windows 8.) Sales tax is added where applicable. It features an Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 14" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, USB 3.0, webcam, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.
Note that no optical drive is included.