I have that funky feeling that I should start saving up money for a new laptop. The laptop that I'm using, a HP ze49xx, is a Celeron 1.6 GHz that I got in 2005. It does the job, but sadly, XP is just not cutting it anymore. The specs that I am looking at: Windows 7 64-bit OS Non Intel graphics chipset Ability to Virtualize apps (I use Virtualbox) WiFi Networking Uses for the computer: Presentations - I am starting to do more public speaking, and need a laptop to do Powerpoint Watching DVDs Internet on the go Playing games What has me confused is the graphics chipsets that are available from nVidia and AMD (ATi). If I know how much I'll be spending, I know what to start saving for. BTW: This will be in addition to my main desktop computer, not replacing my desktop computer. Call me old school.