Samsung drops a 17-inch lappy for under $1,200

Looks nice. And it’s a pretty good deal – the screen is 1440×900 and an actual GeForce 8600GT is an option – no onboard graphics for this thing. It has a dual-layer capable burner, HDMI out, and a built in webcam. RAM’s not mentioned so I’m guessing a gig, and the hard drive isn’t either — I’d guess 160GB or so. But maybe you can upgrade to their new 320GB notebook Spinpoint drive; I’ve heard good things about its predecessors.

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