Powerful and low-priced: Pavilion 17-e019dx Intel Core i3-34000M 17.3in Laptop, $379.99

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If you want a reasonably priced laptop that is still powerful, Best Buy has the HP Pavilion 17-e019dx Intel Core i3-34000M 2.4GHz 17.3in Laptop on sale for $379.99.

That price includes 4GB of RAM and a 750GB hard drive. The deal can be found here.

The product has the following specs. The site says it will reach you before Christmas, if ordered now: "Available for delivery by December 24." Best Buy charges sales tax in most states.

4th Gen Intel Core i3-4000M processor (Haswell, this year's variant), Features a 3MB L3 cache and 2.4GHz processor speed.
4GB DDR3L SDRAM, expandable to 8GB.
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive
17.3" LED-backlit high-definition display
750GB hard drive (5400 rpm)
Intel® HD Graphics 4600, integrated which means don't expect this to be a gaming powerhouse
Built-in front-facing TrueVision high-definition webcam
Multiformat media reader
2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 2.0 port
Built-in 1x1 high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
Built-in 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN
Weighs 6.4 lbs. and measures just 1.2" thin
Microsoft Windows 8 operating system preinstalled