Dell Home offers its 7.1-lb. Dell Inspiron 17R Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3 1.9GHz 17.3" LED-Backlit Laptop for $439.99 with free shipping. That's $180 off and the lowest total price we've seen for the Inspiron 17R with a Core i3 CPU. Features include an Intel Core i3-3227U 1.9GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 17.3" 1600x900 LED-backlit LCD, 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, webcam, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit.
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