Lenovo offers its 4.85-lb. Lenovo Essential G410 Intel Haswell Dual Core i5 2.5GHz 14" Laptop in Black, model no. 59410761, for $529 with free shipping. That's $220 off list, tied with our mention from a week ago, and the lowest total in-stock price we could find. Features include an Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 14" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
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