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Old January 31, 2013, 05:32 PM
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Just to throw a wrench into the works, how about supporting a Canadian company:

http://web.eurocom.com/EC/ec_model_config1(1,231,0)
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Old January 31, 2013, 05:42 PM
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Your link does not work, but I'm on the Eurocom website. Which laptop did you link?
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Old January 31, 2013, 06:42 PM
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Picked up one of these:
MSI GE60 0ND-256US w/ Core i7-3630QM, 8GB, 750GB, DVD+/-RW, 15.6in Full HD, GeForce GTX 660M, Win 8 64-bit at Memory Express

Meets most of your criteria except for win 7 and fingerprint reader..... and price. It has a manual "high" fan mode you can set for increased cooling.
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Old January 31, 2013, 06:49 PM
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Yup, saw it. Looks good, but 200$ over my budget.
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the advantages of the lenovo might be lost on a laptop that is stuck on a desk most of the time... i.e. lenovo has a superior trackpad but you will probably be using a mouse anyway. i think with your configuration the Dell has better strengths... (lcd display is probably better than the lenovo's which are typically poor). i own a T series 14" and a Vostro 17" and am happy with both. :). i would save room in the budget for an extra year of parts support... i see lots of laptops fail just after their 1year basic warranty lately
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Old January 31, 2013, 10:07 PM
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I don't have time to look around myself at the moment, but check out Sager/Clevo laptops. Great laptops, performance-wise and build quality-wise. See what kinda stuff they got for $1000.
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Your link does not work, but I'm on the Eurocom website. Which laptop did you link?
Odd.

It's the W3x0ET Shark.
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Old February 1, 2013, 09:24 AM
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Thanks all for the suggestions, I caved in and bought the W520, pricematched for 850$ shipped. If declined, the Dell will probably be the second choice.
Thanks for the heads-up about Eurocom - I knew them, but taught they were Europe-based with such a name... and they ship only UPS, which sucks the big one around here.
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Odd.

It's the W3x0ET Shark.
Yeah it came back with Contact technical support.

Strange link,

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Quote:
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Odd.

It's the W3x0ET Shark.
Quote:
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Your link does not work, but I'm on the Eurocom website. Which laptop did you link?
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Yeah it came back with Contact technical support.

Strange link,

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The original link is missing the last bracket.... ;)

EUROCOM Configuration

fixed that for you.... ;)

It doesn't look like anybody has mentioned it, but from personal experience I'd absolutely refuse to purchase another laptop without a non-glare screen.
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