This is my sister's soon to be college laptop. She doesn't like Windows 8 so I had to go online shopping at outlet manufacturer stores to look for last year laptops with Windows 7 preinstalled and finally found a new (not refurbished) one. It's an amazing deal with Core i7 2670QM with dedicated graphics for $550. I also ordered and installed a super cheap SSD and I can say that she's got an amazing portable beast laptop.
Lenovo Z470 14 inch screen
Core i7 2670QM
8 GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
Intel HD 3000 Graphics + 1 GB Nvidia GeForce 520M with 306.97 Drivers
Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB Sata II SSD with latest Firmware