If you're looking for a notebook with some power, and don't mind buying refurbished, FutureShop.ca has a good deal on a 15.6" Lenovo worth checking out. While quantities last, you can order the refurbished Lenovo IdeaPad P580 15.6" Laptop with Intel Core i7-3520M, 750GB HD, 8GB RAM, GT630M, Windows 7 on sale for $499.99. Again, it's refurbished but there's no denying there's lots of value here, especially at this price. It'll be hard to find a notebook with the aforementioned specs for less so you'll want to check this out if you need a new laptop.
There isn't much more to the deal other than it's a solid notebook at a very good price. There's lots of hard drive space, RAM and comes with a third-generation i7 processor. The dedicated video card should be good enough to play most games on low to medium settings, though we wouldn't expect anything more out of a mobile GPU.
The deal is live now but quantities are limited. Shipping is free.
Thanks to Glancealot for sharing this one with us.