You can fully customize a dell 1505 or a hp dv6000t with a lot better hardware than the machine on your link. For best preformance-to-price ratio, customize a notebook with a t7200 core 2 duo processor 2.0ghz and try to stay away from integrated graphics cards if you plan on doing some gaming.
here's a link:
in addition; if you configure a 1505 that's over $999, use this code to get an additional 20% off discount: 9J8GXZ1S0RXMB? (valid thru march 1)
here's a link for the dv6000t: http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/store_access.do?template_type=series_detail&category=notebooks/hp_pavilion/dv6000_series&series_name=dv6000t_series&aoid=33495&kw=hp+dv6000t
I am currently looking for my first - ever laptop. For college, I am planning to move far away from my house, so I am intending to leave my desktop and purshase a notebook. This would be my first time getting a laptop, so I need some advice. I would like something portable, but not too small, because I do like watching movies and occasionally playing games. This is the computer I have picked out http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8216469&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat103700050014&id=1166236072092
but many of my friends are telling me there are many sites online that offers better price and deals. Anyways, I would love hear opinions from you guys. Thanks.