Newegg offers the 9.2-lb. refurbished ASUS Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 2.4GHz 17.3" LED-Backlit Laptop
, model no. G75VX-BHI7N11, for $899.99. Apply coupon code "MASTERPASS" and checkout via MasterPass to drop it to $849.99
. With free shipping
, that's $40 below last month's mention and the best price we've seen for a Core i7-equipped 17" ASUS laptop with 3GB graphics. It features an Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz Ivy Bridge quad-core processor, 17.3" 1920x1080 (1080p) LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB 7200rpm hard drive, DVD burner, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX 3GB graphics card, 802.11ac wireless, USB 3.0, HDMI output, 8-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit. Deal ends December 21.
A 90-day warranty is supplied, although it's unclear who backs it.