Hrmph, I figure I'll get at least a little help here. Graduation is in 2 weeks, and I know I'm going to need a good laptop for school next year (they're a 'TECHNOLIGICAL' college with no laptop program... it's even in their name!!!) as well as for doing some recording. I'm setting my budget on $1000. I want something reliable, Windows-based (oxymoron, I know), and pretty well loaded. I'm straying away from Dell since a few of my friends have bad muchos problemos with them. Any input? Thanks in advance!