Toshiba Direct cuts up to $150 off select Toshiba Portege and Satellite Laptops and Ultrabooks, with prices starting at $499.99. Plus, all items receive free shipping. That's beats our mention from two weeks ago, in which we saw up to $120 off and a starting price of $529.99, and it yields price lows on a number of builds. (However, we have seen select models for less recently.) Sale ends December 23. A couple of best bets:
Dell Small Business offers the 4.3-lb. Dell Latitude 14 3000 Series Intel Haswell Core i5 1.6GHz 14" LED-Backlit Laptop for $659. Coupon code "J2JVJ3C51C06VB” cuts it to $609. With free shipping, that's the second-lowest total price we've seen for a Latitude 14 3000 series laptop with a Haswell Core i5 CPU. (We saw one for $60 less two weeks ago.) Features include an Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 14" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n wireless, 4-cell battery, and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. (It also includes a Windows 8 Pro license.) Deal ends January 8.
Best Buy offers the 3.2-lb. ASUS Zenbook Intel Haswell Core i5 1.6GHz 13.3" 1080p Touchscreen Laptop, model no. UX302LA-BHI5T08, for $799.99 with free shipping. That's $200 off and the lowest total price we could find for an ASUS 13.3" touchscreen with a Haswell Core i5 CPU. Features include an Intel Haswell Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 13.3" 1920x1080 (1080p) LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, HDMI output, and Windows 8 64-bit. (No optical drive is included.)
Dell Home offers its 5.1-lb. Dell Inspiron 14R Intel Haswell Core i5 1.6GHz 14" LED-Backlit Laptop for $799.99. Coupon code "WD0RTDJWM4QC1F" cuts it to $749.99. That's $429 off and the best price we've seen for a Dell Inspiron 14R with a 1TB hard drive. Features include an Intel Core i5-4200U Haswell 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 14" 366x768 LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit. Coupon expires January 2.