CircuitCity.com offers the refurbished 5.7-lb. Gateway Intel Core i3 2.13GHz 15.6" Widescreen Notebook
, model no. NV59C08U, for $549.97. This $50 mail-in rebate
cuts it to $499.97
. With $8
for shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find. (We saw a similarly equipped Gateway refurb with a Blu-ray burner for the same price last month, since expired.) It features an Intel Core i3-330M 2.13GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive, dual-layer DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, 1.3-megapixel webcam, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Note that a 90-day warranty applies, although it's unclear who supports it.