Toshiba Direct cuts up to $500 off Toshiba Satellite pre-built laptops and ultrabooks with prices starting at $329.99. That's the biggest dollar-off discount we've seen from Toshiba Direct since Cyber Monday, when they took up to $520 off select laptops, tablets, and accessories. Shipping starts at $24.99, or spend $499 or more to qualify for free shipping. Sales tax is added where applicable. Deal ends March 4.

A best bet is the 4-lb. Toshiba Satellite U845W-ST3N01 Intel Core i5 1.7GHz 14.4" Ultrabook (pictured) for $699.99 with free shipping. That's $300 off list and the lowest total price we've seen for any Toshiba ultrabook running Windows 8. (For further comparison, we saw this configuration with Windows 7 Home Premium for $142 less two weeks ago.) Features include an Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 14.4" 1792x768 21:9 aspect ratio LED-backlit ultrawide LCD, 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive and 32GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, webcam, media card reader, USB 3.0, HDMI, 4-cell battery, LED-backlit keyboard, and Windows 8.

Note that no optical drive is included.