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post #11 of 17
Vostro 1700 or the HP 17" models @ Costco
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post #12 of 17
I just did a custom build at HP.com on a Pavilion. Dont know if you would mind a HP or not but here is what I got.

Intel T9xxx 2.5 ghz
3 gigs ram
250 GB hdd
8400 GS
etc. but it was only a 15.4" but the total came to $984.xx after a 30% off coupon that is still active that you can find by searching for HP coupon codes.
post #13 of 17
If you can save an extra $250, go with the Gateway P-6831FX, it has a 8800gts, 512mb with 256-bit interface.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....#productdetail

If you can't go over $1,000, get a Dell 1720 costing over $1000, and then do a google search for dell coupons, and use that to decrease the price to $1000. The Dell 1720's best gpu is the 8600m gt, 256mb and 128-bit interface.
http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...=DNCWMA1&s=dhs
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post #14 of 17
The Gateway P-6831 FX looks really nice. I want it really bad, and I have been to best buy many times just to look at it It seems to be a pretty popular laptop and it is #2 on CNET.com laptop editors' picks.

Good Luck!
post #15 of 17
Best that I can find for a 17" and under $1000

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115453
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post #16 of 17
I have just compared the new model fx 6860 and the old one 6831 the only difference is pretty much 1 more gb of ram, 1.83 ghz processor opposed to 1.66ghz, everything else is pretty much the same =/ ill stick to the 6831 model and just get a better processor later on
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Well, I ended up getting the 6860fx for the same price as the 6831...the sales guy hooked it up. This thing is so friggin hot. I can't keep it on my lap(wife wants kids some day). The performance is amazing...loving the 8800gtsm. Thanks for everyone's help.
     
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