I'm in the market for a new laptop computer, and i've been looking for a laptop with a quad core processor, and mid to high level graphics for as cheap as possible. I stumbled upon the Lenovo Y570, and it seems pretty good given that it's currently -$500 in the Lenovo Canada website. Here are the specs:
Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 review
Only the 5400rpm HDD isn't up to snuff with the Core i7-2630QM, 8GB RAM, GT 555M graphics and USB 3.0 top notch specs. But it's not a deal breaker in a good all-round laptop.