While the market has been very competitive with Haswell laptops since they started hitting distribution channels in mid-2013, we have seen very, very few deals on well equipped 17-inch laptops. In the past these true desktop replacement machines typically received far fewer discounts than their smaller counterparts and it seems like now we still have to wait until about half way through a product cycle to see them come down.
Whether its lack of demand or a lack of margins to allow for a discount, were finally seeing well equipped 17-inch Haswell laptops start to rival their 14 and 15-inch counterparts. This Satellite L70 from Toshiba offers ridiculously good performance, the whole gamut of standard features, and the expansive 17.3-inch screen at a very competitive price.
A quad-core Core i7-4700MQ will speed through your tasks in no time, backed up by 12GB of RAM and a 1 terabyte hard drive. Its got all the goodies like an HD webcam, 802.11n WiFi, media card reader, two USB 3.0 ports plus a single USB 2.0, and a full-size keyboard that includes a separate number pad.
This isnt even some 21st century reject laptop that is only barely smaller than your desktop PC, it measures in at 1.3-inches thick and 5.9 lbs; numbers that rival most 15-inch laptops around today. You wont find a better value on a 17-inch high performance laptop, so head over to Toshiba and check this out before the deal disappears on January 13.
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