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    It really depends on what you're going to do with it.
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    You won't love me for this comment, but IMO, in the $1500-$2000 range, the Apple MacBook Air running bootcamp is one of the "best".

    I really dont like OSX, but under VMware or Bootcamp, the Macbook air is a great machine, if you want portable and workable. Superb keyboard/trackpad too.

    If you want the biggest badass gamer/cruncher, then your suggestion is "best".

    So, depends what you want to do with it.
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    Gaming is not the top priority but if I do want to run L4D or TF2 I want it to play smoothly.
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152073

    I came across this one its not the best but it looks like it could do some damage :) and it will save you some money and thats always a plus especially if you dont think the hardrive is big enough you can buy an external
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    well going to throw this out there cos its cheap..ish

    Get a refurb inspiron 9400 (diff name in US just type it on ebay) E1705

    make sure it has a dedicated gfx ... I.e radeon or geforce...

    then easy upgrade to a 7800gtx!
    put in 4gb ram

    then you got a 2ghz+ dual core
    7800gtx
    4gb ram
    Wuxga
    1900x1200
    17"
    will play tf2 etc.. superbly :D


    heres a link to upgrade it instructions
    http://eduncan911.com/archive/2007/12/11/why-the-inspiron-is-a-king.aspx

    maybe not what your looking for, but it's a great deal nonetheless
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    to be honest the one your looking at looks pretty good so if anything I'd go for that one also but you may want to look some more
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    The Asus, or the Gateway FX.

    BUT I've seen better results and more positive reviews with the Gateway FX series.
    Check those, Highly recommended.
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    i would go with the asus i guess, better screen, more hdd.
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    Thanks. I think i'm getting the Gateway. Better GPU, quad DDR3. Should run things smoother.

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