As you may recall, we gave Windows 8 a verdict of 7 in our review , praising its responsiveness but noting Metro's unfinished look and feel.
Toshiba Satellite L870D-ST3NX1 17.3" AMD quad-core A8-4500M laptop with Windows 8, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 640GB hard drive for $580 with free shipping at ToshibaDirect (normally $650).
Hardware & Peripherals:
OCZ Agility 3 512GB SSD for $280 with free shipping at TigerDirect (normally $380).
Sharper Image Video Photo Chopper for $85 with $8 shipping (normally $100 - use coupon code: ENT2010 ).
Dell Professional P2213 22" 1680x1050 LED-backlit LCD Monitor with three-year warranty for $160 (normally $220).