For university, I've decided to buy a notebook PC. I have an HP desktop now so I'm staying with HP. I placed an order for the HP Pavilion dv5000z. Here're the specs: OS: XP Home with SP2 Processor: AMD Turion 64 ML-37 (2.0GHz/1MB L2 Cache) Display: 15.4" WXGA Widescreen (1280x800) Graphics card: 128MB ATI Radeon Xpress 200M w/Hypermemory Memory: 1GB DDR 400MHz HD: 80GB 5400 RPM Optical drive: DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive Network card: 54g 802.11b/g WLAN w/"SpeedBooster" Battery: 12 Cell Li-on I also got a free HP All-in-One printer (after rebate). Since it's usually cheaper to buy memory aftermarket, I did just that and saved abour $100. My grand total came to about $1100, which is right on my budget. This is a budget notebook for general purpose and will be perfect for what I need it to do. This makes my current 1.2GHz 60GB 640MB RAM HP Pavilion look so ancient. Now I just have to wait until mid-April for it to be delivered. :( http://www.laptoplogic.com/reviews/detail.php?id=107&part=glance Visit for a full review and some more pictures of this handsome notebook.