consider a dell from the dell outlet, you can get more machine for your dollar.
Ive personally bought 4 laptops from the outlet described as "refurbished" 2 are 5+ years old, never once had a problem and are still running great, a precision m90 is 4+ years old (only problem was a bad battery) and its still a powerhouse (wifes) and my m90 with the hotter quadro 2500m gpu finally croaked on me (the gpu)a couple weeks ago due to heat issues which was as much my fault as the laptops, totally repairable.
my brother in law has purchased 2 laptops from the outlet and my father in law has also purchased 2, every single one has been a great purchase.. only on one of the 4 laptops they bought they had to replace a keyboard and after ordering it and preparing to install it, a poppy seed comes out, which was causing the trouble to begin with.
im not in anyway a dell fan boi, trust me. ive built every single desktop that I have owned since 1995 and I tend to shy away from a pre built system, but some of the systems that dell has in the outlet are just a killer deal, even if you take into consideration something going wrong with it, you still come out way ahead.