Staples deal had a little more RAM (4gb vs 6gb), and a bit more HDD space (640gb vs 500gb). I don't care about HDD sapce too much, but 4gb of RAM is too little for me (I am a crazy multitasker), hell even 6gb is a bit low. I prefer at least 8gb which is the most you usually see stock in notebooks. Either way, this is still a great deal. The Intel 4000 graphics is actually pretty decent, I have one in an i5 notebook and it runs a lot of games (such as Diablo 3) very well even with the details on medium-high (just have to turn off shadows).