Samsung's R540 packs a Blu-ray drive and a decent CPU, plus a 15.6-inch screen. Its disappointing battery life kept it from getting higher than 3 of 5 stars, however (see our review). The Intel Core i3 version usually sells for about $600, but Newegg.com has it on sale for only $400, with free shipping.
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