Dell Home offers the 3.9-lb. Dell Inspiron 14 3000 Series Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 14" Laptop for $199.99 with free shipping. That's tied with last week's mention and the lowest total price we could find by $20. It features an Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz Bay Trail dual-core processor, 14" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 with Bing. (It doesn't include an optical drive.)
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