Envious of all your workmates rubbing their fancy new Core 2 Duo notebooks in your face? Fret not, as Systemax has a Pursuit line of notebooks that even your thrifty wife will accept.
The Pursuit goes for $999, and has a 15.4-inch screen, 80GB hard disk, 1GB of RAM, DVDRW, Intel Extreme Graphics 2, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, and a 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo T5500. Good for your home office or for your kids as Christmas presents, seeing as they're tired of bumming laptops off their dorm-mates because you were too cheap to buy one for back-to-school.
Update: Not the first Core 2 Duo under a grand. Thanks Xavier.