I currently have the i5 256GB version, but yesterday had the itch to upgrade to the i7. Staples had a 15% off Technology coupon, so I went in, pre-ordered the i7 256GB from the kiosk, chose pay at register, and used the coupon. It came out to a total of $1,316.65! No sales tax added! On top of this I used my Chase Ink Bold credit card with Visa Savings Edge to pay which gets me 6% cash back at Office Supply stores, and my Staples Rewards which gets 5% back in Staples cash. So out the door price of $1,171.82 if you include all discounts and rewards! MSRP with sales tax in my state would have been $1,647.36 with no discounts. The 15% sale is over, BUT there is a chance this will come back soon. They had this same sale last weekend. And you may be able to still get it without tax being added. YMMV of course.