Unless the part in discontinued,....if newegg says it's out of stock...it will be in stock once the next truck load comes in. Most warehouses have a truck come in every 1-2 weeks. Just wait, it will be there. In fact, you can set up auto-notification to email you once it arrives.
Since that puts you at $1000, you could customize the lenovo by adding a blue-ray drive or a external HDD to bring your grand total to $1,100.
Also, here is another decent lenovo with a SSD for $1,100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246326
. I am kind of on the fence about the I5 with the 250 Gb SSD, or the I7 with the 64Gb SSD and a 740 Gb HDD.
I am kind of against the one with x2 hard drives, because people who don't know much about computers do the "Default" install when installing software,....which always defaults to "C". Not sure of your sisters level of computer knowledge, but i would be afraid of her filling up the SSD, and not properly using the HDD.
Every time i get someone who isn't good with computers a small drive for the OS, and a big drive for everything else.....they just put everything on "C" anyways, and never use the second hard drive (regardless of my clear directions)....then everything gets really slow because they run out of space. ugh.Edited by crimsontears809739 - 5/2/12 at 4:11pm