The average laptop in the sub-$1000 range still lacks a few things that make using a PC more efficient and pleasant: large screen size, high resolution display, and extensive port selection. Getting this combination of features that make a laptop truly a desktop replacement has required an unacceptably bulky design or an unacceptably high price tag.Our Geek deal of the day is able to solve both of those problems and meet even the most demanding user’s needs for years to come. Dell’s Inspiron 15R Special Edition was introduced back in May, along with Intel’s 3rd generation “Ivy Bridge” processor platform.Dubbed the “Special Edition,” this lineup gets a series of features that make this machine stand out. All models come with the quad-core 3rd gen Core i7 processor, a Full HD 1080p screen, backlit keyboard, and a “Stealth Black” anodized aluminum chassis.The little features are similarly decked out, offering four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, 8-in-1 card reader, HD webcam, and more. The model featured in our deal comes very well configured with 8GB of RAM and a rare 7500rpm 750GB hard drive.We were able to find a rare $150 coupon for this well-loaded model, which stacks with $139 instant savings for the lowest price we’ve seen yet on this system: $849.99 with free shipping.Click here to get this deal from Dell. Apply coupon code QH3XW509GT$BBL for total $289 instant savings. This deal expires October 1 or sooner.