Best Buy offers the 5.5-lb. Samsung Ivy Bridge Core i5 2.5GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Laptop
in Gray, model no. NP550P5C-A01UB, for $549.99
with free shipping
. That's the first deal we've seen for an Ivy Bridge Core i5-equipped Samsung 16" laptop with Windows 8. (For further comparison, we saw a similarly-configured Samsung 16" laptop with less RAM, smaller hard drive, and Windows 7 for $50 less last August.) Sales tax is added where applicable. Features include an Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 widescreen LCD, 6GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, webcam, card reader, HDMI, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit. Deal ends today.