@ ~$300 less this Dell XPS 15 Core i5 $670
deal would also do very well for your needs. Core i5-2410M (2.3GHz) dual core CPU
, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD7200rpm HDD, DVD burner, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ GeForce GT 525M graphics.Dell XPS 15 L502X (Sandy Bridge) Review
- note this review model was heavily upgraded with quad core CPU, high res LCD screen, Blu-Ray play and more. But the review does a good job explaining the standard chassis features and showing what it looks like.