TigerDirect offers the 7-lb. Acer Aspire V3-772G-9402 Intel Haswell Core i7 2.2GHz 1080p 17.3" LED-Backlit Laptop in Black, model no. NX.M8SAA.003, for $799.99. This $100 mail-in rebate cuts it to $699.99. With around $9 for shipping, that's $91 under our October mention of a similarly configured Aspire (with less RAM but more hard drive space) and the lowest total price we've seen for an Acer Aspire laptop with a Haswell i7 CPU. It features an Intel Core i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz Haswell quad-core processor, 17.3" 1920x1080 (1080p) LCD, 12GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 760M 2GB graphics card, 802.11n wireless, webcam, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, HDMI, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit. Rebate expires December 22.
Toshiba Direct cuts up to $700 off a selection of Toshiba gaming laptops, with prices starting at $999.99, as listed below. (The discount is reflected on the product page.) Plus, all orders qualify for free shipping. That's tied with our mention from last week (although one model, the X70-ABT3G22, had 8GB more RAM last time), and puts each at the lowest total price we could find. Offers end December 23. The deals:
Toshiba Direct cuts up to $295 off a selection of Toshiba Satellite S-Series laptops, with prices starting at $499.99. Plus, all orders qualify for free shipping. That beats our mention from last week, when we saw a similar selection with prices starting at $600, and puts each at the lowest price we could find. Deal ends December 23. A couple best bets, each at the lowest total price we've seen: