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I think I've narrowed it down to these 3
HP Probook 4530s
lenovo IdeaPad Y560p
ASUS K72 Series K72JR-XN1

My train of thought is to stay away from the ideapad because of the 5400rpm drive and slow clockspeed. 4 cores is nice, but I think that the fast clock and 7200rpm on the other two would be better. I'm leaning towards the Asus because it's a little faster clock speed and better graphics.

As far as uses, pretty much for the basics, web browsing and emails, etc, but it can't be slow. It'll be used for a little bit of home video editing, but nothing major.
Thanks.
6CORES!!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1605T @ 3.54 1.37V ASUS M4A785-M 1GB Gigabyte Radeon HD4870 2x2GB .GSkill 800 DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 640GB/1TB Spinpoint F3 ASUS DVD/CD w/ Lightscribe Xigmatek Dark Knight Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 20inch 1600x900 Logitech G510 Corsair CMPSU-550VX 550W HAF 912 [Painted Black] 
MouseAudio
Logitech G700 Sennheiser HD201's 
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6CORES!!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1605T @ 3.54 1.37V ASUS M4A785-M 1GB Gigabyte Radeon HD4870 2x2GB .GSkill 800 DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 640GB/1TB Spinpoint F3 ASUS DVD/CD w/ Lightscribe Xigmatek Dark Knight Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 20inch 1600x900 Logitech G510 Corsair CMPSU-550VX 550W HAF 912 [Painted Black] 
MouseAudio
Logitech G700 Sennheiser HD201's 
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My sister's 4530s just arrived today. It is this version however http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7BBTkwCjCECjCE

It has a slightly slower cpu. I love the thing so far. Looks good, its snappy, and so far its really quiet. My only gripe is the low res screen. If it was 1600x900 or even 1440x900 it would be a perfect $450 laptop. Even with the meh screen its still good value imo.

I can't speak to the others, but the asus has an Arrandale cpu, so it is probably only equal to the i5 in the HP at best.

EDIT: oh and the hp will most likely have the best battery life as well.
Edited by redmustang - 7/20/11 at 7:39pm
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