The only real looking I have done so far is in a dick smiths brochure which listed an Acer AS5740G fo $1299 and a Toshiba Satellite L500/026 fo $1699, both have:
2.13Ghz Processor (intel core i3)
1GB dedicated graphics (don't know if they have the same cards)
Bonus Microsoft Office and Norton Security
Windows 7 (not sure which version)
Are either of these a good deal and why the price difference?