yes, that config is $949. Only the $30 mail-in is advertised but there is a 100 mail-in, and i've also seen an instant coupon for $50 off any AMD powered system from compaq (both dont expire in hell knows when) BUT, there is another $50 coupon for any system over $999 (which this one isnt, but if you upgrade to AMD64 it will be...free upgrade!) The APP discount is an educational discount, it is about 6% so if you are a collage student, a teacher, or elected PTO/PTA member you score an extra discount (up to 3 a year i believe?) Also, some comanies astablish relationships with others (such as NorthernTrustBank with HP) so all Norther Trust employees get a really nice discount for all HP products. To find out if you are elegible go to "Other Ways to Buy" on HP Shopping website.
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