My friend got the 17" Samsung Chronos about two to three months ago. ~$1300CDN + taxes. Comes with an i7, 8GB RAM, 640GB spinning disc, I forget the GPU. It's a pretty solid laptop spec-wise, but it was brutally laggy out of the box. Sammy crammed it full of bloatware, both proprietary and non. Did a full wipe and fresh install of W7 Ultimate and now it runs fairly well. I really hate W7 as of late, especially on this computer. It'd be great if it had Ubuntu as the main OS and booted W7/OSX for Adobe products. It's got specs on par with the higher end MBPs', for the price of the entry-level models, it looks nice too, but it definitely requires tinkering.