After a lot of thinking and eBaying I finally gave up and ordered a customized laptop directly from HP. I tried to buy one on eBay from a reseller, but no one had the configuration I was after. Specifically, I couldn't find any models with the WSXGA+ screen which is absolutely a must. So here's what I ended up ordering: HP Pavilion zx5000 series customize notebook - Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 3.20 GHz w/HT - Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Professional-only $49!! - 1.0GB DDR SDRAM (2x512MB) - 60 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive - DVD/CDRW Combo Drive - 54g(TM) Integrated Broadcom 802.11b/g Wireless LAN - 15.4" WVA WSXGA+ (1680x1050) - 64MB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) 9600 - Microsoft(R) Works/Money - 12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery - hpshopping in-box envelope $1,922 after mail-in rebate. Basically this should be a huge improvement over my current Compaq Evo P4-M 1.6Ghz and 2x256MB... at least I hope so, because that thing is soooo slow. Yay me.