There's a sweet laptop deal over at Future Shop where you can pick up the Acer Aspire 15.6" Notebook with Intel Core i5-2450M, 6GB RAM and 500GB HD for $449.99. Normally, you're looking to pay around $100 more for this laptop so getting a second-generation i5 model with a decent amount of RAM and hard drive space is a good buy in our books.
Despite newer Intel models available, this is still a capable laptop for students and commuters alike. Other stand out features include USB 3.0 capability, HDMI out, built-in memory card reader and 6-cell battery with up to 4.5 hours of usage. It doesn't have a dedicated GPU but, at this price, we wouldn't expect one anyway.
The deal is live now but expires on October 4. Free shipping is available.