I want to get a laptop, and that's what you're going to help me with. :tongue2: First, I'm not interested in used laptops merely because I like warranties, and the computer shops around here have some (short warranties) but I doubt they would back them up. So, in the end, you lose if something happens. Second, I need something cheap. Third, I need something powerful enough to do some programming, which is mostly (if not all) Maple and Visual Basics. It's not like it's going to need to be insanely powerful, but I don't want it to be just enough. I want a little more in case one day I require it because I have some big project and I need to run a program for long periods of time or whatever. Who knows. So, here is what I found that is relatively cheap in my area. (Not every store is around.) http://www.staples.ca/ENG/Catalog/cat_sku.asp?CatIds=88,89,90,4514&webid=654667&affixedcode=WW They might not have this one since it is in clearance. The screen size is irrelevant, but I do have a maximum weight of 6 pounds. I don't want to carry more than that. The hard drive is sufficient for my needs. The RAM is higher than my home computer (that doesn't belong to me). It has wireless, which I need. http://www.staples.ca/ENG/Catalog/cat_sku.asp?CatIds=88,89,90,4514&webid=651416&affixedcode=WW This is the one I'd like to get because it's the lightest and smallest. It's got more hard drive space, but everything else is basicall the same. (Smaller screen is irrelevant.) The exception is the processor. What's the difference? Which is faster? The brand is also different, and would that make a big difference on the quality? If yes, which is preferred in terms of quality? http://www.staples.ca/ENG/Catalog/cat_sku.asp?CatIds=88,89,90,4514&webid=667049&affixedcode=WW I'm hesitant to get this one because of the weight, but everything else seems better. The brand is familiar (better?). The RAM and Processor speeds are higher, so I'm assuming that makes it faster. I really hate the weight issue, so it would certainly have to be worth the extra $100 in many ways. Note: I want a 5 pound laptop, and 6 pounds is my limit. Of course, you can say it's only 0.4 pounds more, but really it's 1.4 pounds more than I want, which I can't bear. http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10073807&catid= How much slower is this? I doubt I'll get this because the sale ends tomorrow. http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10081076&catid= Really cheap! Refurbished though. Any thoughts, comments or advice? Note: Money value limit is like $800CDN.