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I got a 17" refurbished HP two years ago for $800 two years ago from If you don’t mind refurbished, I’d definitely recommend it. It was almost 50% the cost of the comparable *new* version at that time.

I used it non-stop for 18 months before I switched to my desktop, and it handled all my programs wonderfully including an older version of PS (just before CS3 I believe).

It had a problem or two… but HP was excellent with customer service for me. Even took it back to fix the wifi 2 months after the warranty expired.

Every month or so ecost has a laptop sale and there’s normally some 17" laptops (with the full keyboard) for $500. Just get two ;)