Today only, Newegg offers the 4.6-lb. ASUS VivoBook Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 2GHz 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop, model no. V500CA-EB71T, with One Year of Accidental Protection for $659.99. Check out via MasterPass and apply coupon code "MASTERPASS" to drop it to $609.99. With free shipping, that's $36 under our mention from a month ago and the lowest total price we could find by $129. Features include an Intel Core i7-3537U 2GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 Touchscreen LCD, 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, and Windows 8 64-bit. Note that it doesn't have an optical drive.
For in-store pickup only, with stock limited by ZIP code, Micro Center offers the ASUS AMD E-Series 1.7GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Laptop, model no. R503U-MH21, for $229.99. That's $17 under our mention from a week ago and among the best prices we've seen for any new laptop with Windows 8. (It's a current low by $30.) It features an AMD E2-1800 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, USB 3.0, and Windows 8 64-bit.