A Victorian store is offering the most affordable Core i5 notebook ever - an Acer AS5741 for $599 with cashback. We had to check to make sure it was real.
The $697 Acer Aspire AS5741-332G32MN is very unusual in that it has a potent Intel Core i3 processor. The other specs are more than decent for the price, so it's a fine notebook.
This 15.6in Acer is the first Core i3-based notebook from a major retailer to go under $800, dramatically raising CPU performance available at this price level.