Mac Connection offers the refurbished 4-lb. HP Pavilion 14-b015dx Sleekbook Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3 Dual 1.8GHz 14" Laptop
, model no. C2K06UAR#ABA, for $299.95
with free shipping
. That's $40 under our refurbished mention from April (which required pickup) and tied as the lowest total price we've seen for any HP 14" laptop with a Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. (It's also $30 under the best price we could find for a refurb of this model with in-store pickup.) It features an Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 14" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, USB 3.0, webcam, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8. Note that no optical drive is included.
Of note, no warranty information is provided.