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post #11 of 14
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Thats a nice find Phospholipid..... I'll take a look, maybe tomorrow i'll actually go into futureshop and bestbuy and look at what they got. I don't think the 8400 video card will suit my needs to do any gaming at all. Agreed the 8600 would support some gaming?

EDIT: That gateway doesn't appear to be available in canadian BestBuys?
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Kingston SSD 64GB BENQ DVD-RW Custom W/C Kit Windows 7 Professional x64 
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post #12 of 14
I'm gonna get destroyed for this but...
Apple.com, go to refurbished in the bottom left corner.

Macbook Pro: 15.4" 1440 x 900
2.4GHz Core 2 Duo
8600M GT 256MB DDR3
200GB HD
2GB DDR2 RAM (apple rips you for ram, so buy more offsite)
Wireless N
all that with the multitouch trackpad and 1" thick

$1699 US not including education store discount, now that the Canadian $ is stronger than ours, it probably wont differ in price for you

Boot Camp dual boot FTW

plus this summer Apple is supposedly releasing them with the new Centrino stuff and an upgraded Graphics card. (9600m?)



I know apple is disliked here, but you can't beat the service/reliability
Edited by Grizzly Adams - 7/3/08 at 1:34pm
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post #13 of 14
Get a ThinkPad
From my point of view, the build quality is second to none (except for the thoughbook maybe )
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post #14 of 14
ThinkPad ftw.
    
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