Our Aquos has several separate connections on the side, so that whenever I want to attach my laptop to show pictures I don't have to move everything, I just plug HDMI cable.
It is also built in such a way that all cables plugged on the back are easily grouped in the bottom center of the set, so they don't look like a hanging spaghetti.
Evo, one important thing to check is number and types of connections. We use three HDMI inputs - sat, dvd, and occasionally laptop. If there is not enough sockets, you will have to juggle plugs/cables each time you want to do something extraordinary.