Toshiba has the Satellite L840D-BT2N22 for sale for $439.99 plus tax & shipping. Offer expires 9-12-2012.

Note: Not quite as good a deal as LINK, but this machine is more capable of playing games and doesn't have the hassle of dealing with rebates.

AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
4GB 1600MHz DDR3 memory
500GB 5400 RPM storage
AMD Radeon™ HD 7520G integrated graphics
DVD Supermulti drive
1366x768 TruBrite® display
802.11b/g/n wireless
HDMI output
Integrated 1MP (720P) webcam
Color: Mercury Silver

Some of the available options:
Colors Tuxedo black, Corsa red, Cobalt blue +$12.80
Blue-ray disc player +$32.00
Blue-ray disc R/W +$48.00
Blue-tooth +$9.60
2nd year warranty +$31.99
(Sorry, no optional backlit keyboard.)

At 1.2" thick and 4.6 lbs, it is not exactly "thin and light". Perhaps it falls into the category of "thinner and lighter".

The A8-4500M CPU has a Passmark score of 4,226, as compared with the 3rd generation i5-3317U score of 2,983 or the 2nd generation i5-2450M score of 3,578. Together with the AMD Radeon 7520 graphics card, this machine ought to satisfy casual gamers.

I haven't found too many reviews of this laptop. Any owners out there? I'd appreciate knowing about your experience.

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