Dell is the best name brand that money can buy.
) is best laptop under the radar.
TigerDirect offers some scary good deals at times.
Compare, configure and buy. If you have questions about Discount email them. Strangely enough they will email you back. They ship anywhere and they are good people. I like Discount laptops a lot. I buy all my parts from www.TigerDirect.com
. (Maybe it's just the name? Naw.)
No matter who you go with remember you are not buying hardware. You are buying service. Service is what you get after the sale. Ie. CompUSA, Best Buy, Circuit City, KMart, Target and your good buddy whose going to give you a great deal all suck.
Remember: There are three kinds of warranty. 1. Machine warranty - Just the hardware not the screen. 2. Screen warranty - just the screen. 3. Suicide warranty - the belief that it is a perfect world and nothing ever breaks. Choose wisely.
If you going with suicide warranty stay away from Dell. Go with pure price. You are buying it as if it's disposable anyways.
Get an external hard drive and back up your data or you will learn the hard way.
Finally....I would rep all the fine people on this thread and send Taco John some money just for giving you this fine forum to play in.