Microsoft Store cut its price on the 3.4-lb. Vizio Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 1.7GHz 14" Ultrabook
in Silver, model no. CT14-A1, to $499
with free shipping
. That's $150 under yesterday's mention and the lowest total price we've seen for a 14" Ultrabook with an Ivy Bridge Core i5 CPU and 128GB SSD. Sales tax is added where applicable. It features an Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 14" 1600x900 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, webcam, USB 3.0, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Note that no optical drive is included.
Of note, this system is eligible for a Windows 8 Professional upgrade for $14.99.