dealshp pavilion 15.6” quad core hd led laptop, win8…

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This appears to be the best price for a mid-level laptop. Its model number is also known as the g6 2238dx. It's been priced (new) at several stores for $430 since the beginning of Nov' 2012. Here is an amateur video review I've found from someone who bought it at best buy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK_dKViyenw=2m08s
This laptop isn't optimized for gaming, but it can play a variety of today's games at low settings if that's not a deal breaker.