Microsoft Store once again offers the 4.1-lb. Dell Inspiron 15z Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 1.8GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Touchscreen Ultrabook for $499 with free shipping. That's tied with our expired mention from last week as the lowest total price we've seen for any Inspiron 15z touchscreen laptop. (For further comparison, it's also a current price low by $300.) It features an Intel Core i5-3337U 1.8GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive with 32GB SSD, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit.
Toshiba Direct cuts up to $120 off select Toshiba Portege and Satellite Laptops and Ultrabooks, with prices starting at $529.99. Plus, all items receive free shipping. That's tied with last week's mention, and although three weeks ago we saw discounts of up to $170 off, prices started at $739.99. Sale ends December 9. A couple of best bets:
Toshiba Direct cuts up to $100 off a selection of Toshiba Satellite E-Series laptops and Ultrabooks, with prices starting at $629.99, as listed below. With free shipping, that beats last our mention from three weeks ago, which saw two of these models for more. Deals end December 9. The deals, with comparison to last month's prices in parenthesis: