newegg offers its 6.6-lb. Lenovo IdeaPad G780 Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 2.5GHz 17.3" LED-Backlit Laptop
in Matte IMR / Metal, model no. 59347664, for $549.99
with free shipping
. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago as the lowest total price we've seen for a Lenovo 17" laptop with this CPU and Windows 8. Features include an Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 17.3" 1600x900 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M 2GB graphics card, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, webcam, HDMI output, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8.