Places I should definitely go to check for deals/steals?
15.6" or 15" for video/youtube/netflix
Hybrid drive for not having to wait much for boot-up and re-awake from sleep.
Anything else I should really be concerned with? I plan on educating myself and using freeware/os anti-virus for an eventual first-build PC. This will be my first PC computer after 6 increasingly frustrating years with my bought-for-WoW iMac (bought solely for purposes of recording without UI showing).