If latest technology is not matter, why don't make it cheaper with dual core:
Lenovo G580 Dual core $285 - 75 = $210 + tax (one available issaquah, WA).
I'm sure that's a good option for some people but that model wouldn't have been a sufficient improvement over what I already had...
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