1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
Web browsing and gaming (Diablo 3, League of Legends)
2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
Around $500, tax not included.
3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and...
One time, I asked the EA support to fix my veteran status so I can unlock the M1 garand (even though I have not owned any other BF games). I asked them and they said their system was down, I waited about an hour just to reach their chat. I was pretty pissed I had to chat with them again, but...
I got the Envy 14 last year, its okay at gaming. It heats up a little and fan is loud when gaming, but it looks amazing, is durable and portable. I played BF3 on high-medium on single player with no problems. I got it under 1k last year with coupons.
I just don't know how they are going to handle the origin client. Its not really convenient as you need a browser to start games and find servers. The stats and social networking is kind of nice though.
I have tmobile and unlimted messaging (mms included) but I do not have a data plan and turned off data usage on my iphone. I have edited settings to try to get mms to work (google it) but you need to have a data plan for it to work. Just to let you know.
I've upgraded today, kinda of smooth but loss all apps after it was restored from backup. Synced the apps from my computer and all the data from apps are still there so that's good.
I actually upgraded from 3gs and had to old bootrom so it is actually untethered.