Lenovo offers its 6.4-lb. Lenovo Essential G710 Intel Haswell Core i5 2.5GHz 17.3" LED-Backlit Laptop in Black, model no. 59400022, for $849. Coupon code "SPRING" cuts it to $599. With free shipping, that's $250 off and the best price we've seen for this configuration. It features an Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 17.3" 1600x900 LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, webcam, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit. Deal ends March 12.
Microsoft Store continues to offer the 2.87-lb. Sony Vaio Duo 13 Intel Haswell Core i5 1.6GHz 13.3" Touchscreen Laptop in Carbon Black, model no. SVD13213CYB, for $999 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from three weeks ago and $146 under the lowest total price we could find for a similarly configured Vaio Duo elsewhere. It includes a digitizer stylus and features an Intel Core i5-4200U Haswell 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 13.3" 1920x1080 touchscreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, webcam, USB 3.0, HDMI, and Windows 8 with a free upgrade to 8.1. (No optical drive is included.)