Lenovo continues to offer its 5.5-lb. Lenovo G50 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Laptop in Black, model no. 80G0008BUS, for $249.99. Coupon code "USPG508B73" drops it to $239. With free shipping, that's $61 off list and tied with last week's mention as the lowest total price we've seen for any new Lenovo laptop. Features include an Intel Celeron N2830 2.16GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, webcam, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1. Deal ends July 16.
Note that it doesn't include an optical drive.
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