newegg offers the refurbished 2.9-lb. ASUS Zenbook Prime Zenbook Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 1.7GHz 13.3" LED-Backlit Ultrabook
, model no. UX31A-R5102H, for $509. Check out via the newegg mobile site
or Android app
and use coupon code "mbloct10" to drop it to $491.99
. With $7.99
for shipping, that's $248 under the lowest total price we could find for a new, factory-sealed unit, although we saw a refurb for $2 less in August. This ultra-slim laptop measures 0.8" thin and features an Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 13.3" 1600x900 LCD, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, webcam, USB 3.0, media card reader, HDMI, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Note that no optical drive is included.
A 90-day warranty applies, although it's unclear who supports it.