17.3-Inch HP Core i3 Laptop — $499
Staples will sell this powerhouse HP laptop for a sub-$500 price after an instant savings of $250. It has an Intel Core i3 2.4GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. The laptop runs Windows 7 Home Premium and features an integrated Webcam and microphone--it's a low-priced yet powerful desktop replacement that's still light enough to carry around with you.
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