This laptop is surprisingly overpriced, especially for Woot.
Two months ago, I bought the HP Ultra Dual Core Entertainment Notebook with 17.3" LCD, Blu-Ray and HDMI from Woot for $599. It is nearly identical to this. Here are the few differences, which in my opinion, are not worth the $80 difference. This is especially true given the the introduction of the Intel i3 processor, which many newer laptops use. The AMD Turion is old technology.
I should start out by saying that I'm VERY happy with my purchase. It has surpassed my expectations, and has been trouble-free, despite running 24/7.
This has 6gb. Mine has 4gb
THis has an "ATI Radeon HD 4200 Graphics (128MB Display Cache Memory)". Mine has an "ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics RS780M with up to 1918 MB video memory." I assume that the higher Model Number of this is better than mine but I don''t know for sure.
This has 802.11b/g/n. Mine only has 802.11b/g, no 802.11n. For what it's worth, I have an 802.11n router, and it's no better than 802.11g on my desktop which can handle both g and n. In fact, g seems more stable.
This has a "2.3Ghz AMD Turion II Dual Core Mobile Processor M520 (2.3Ghz, 1MB L2 Cache)." Mine has a "2.40 GHz AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor M600 with 2 MB L2 Cache." Although mine doesn't say "Vision" in the description, there is a sticker on my laptop that says "AMD Vision."
In other words, my CPU is 0.1GHz faster and has double the L2 cache. Even worse, about a month after I bought mine, Woot offered an identical model that ran at 2.5GHz.
So for $80 more, you're getting some memory, a better video card (?) and 802.11n. But the CPU seems worse. This is surprisingl since new laptops are using the latest generations of Intel i3 CPUs, which would normally cause older AMD-based laptops to drop in price. Compared to what I got 2 months ago for less, I wouldn't consider this a drop in price given the minimal improvements (and worse CPU).
You can get an BlueRay 15.4" 320gb HD laptop for about $499. An i3-based laptop will cost a little more. They're advertised weekly on CompUSA and Circuit City.