I checked the Dell Outlet, and there are only a few 17.3" laptops on there, all for way over $1,000 bucks. The only improvement would be in the processor. I have a Dual Core 2 now, and I'd be getting an Intel i5.
I already have 4GB of RAM. I have dual hard drives. I have two NVIDIA graphics cards with SLi1 technology. Plus all the other bells and whistles, like a DVD burner, HDMI out, six USB 2.0 ports.
Maybe I'm looking at this wrong, but I'd be paying far more than $200 for an equivalent machine.
Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected?