well, as of right now, i am leaning towards the bookstore computer because it seems like a good deal and i love the complete warranty. i've always been a mac girl so i feel clueless in my attempts to comparative shop among pcs.
however, the consensus seems to be that dells are pretty crappy computers, so i've been investigating ibms as well as the pcs from that company you recommended in cambridge, pcsforeveryone.
thanks for the input, i didn't know that a complete warranty was also available if i purchased dirctly through dell! a 15 in screen would be nice, but if i buy a dell i will probably go with the bookstore just because the price is so great.
lol...i probably need the complete warranty...i spilled a glass of water on my laptop once during undergrad and the keyboard broke. i just told the tech guys that the keyboard *mysteriously* stopped working and they fixed it under my warranty