TigerDirect offers the 3.4-lb. Vizio Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 1.7GHz 14" Ultrabook in Silver, model no. CT14-A4, for $579.99. This $30 mail-in rebate cuts it to $549.99. With around $8 for shipping shipping, that's $41 under our mention from last spring and the lowest total price we've seen for this model. (It's also a current price low by $57.) This 0.6"-thick laptop features an Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 14" 1600x900 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, webcam, USB 3.0, and Windows 8. (No optical drive is included.) Rebate expires January 18.
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