Any time within the next 2 months is fine if better options become available. However, if there is a good deal right now, I would prefer to get the laptop before july 12, because I will be going out of town for 3 weeks after that.
Also, I found that I could actually get the dv6t you suggested down to $710, because of a 30% off promo code. That would make it the obvious choice, but it seems like there is some issue with the ATI switchable graphics on that model according to this:http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-pavilion-notebooks/588613-painfully-obvious-dv6-7t-switchable-graphics-dummies.html
A lot of the discussion went over my head though, so I'm not exactly sure what the problem is. If someone could shed some light on this issue, that would be great.
Thanks for the advice!