Great news for me! My husband decided we sell a van we no longer use, and part of the proceeds will go for a new laptop for me. Basically I know what I want, but I'd appreciate any help/advice very much. - LCD - 17" preferably 1680x1050 - Processor - Core 2 Duo not less than 2.5Ghz. - RAM - 4GB DDR2 - One optical drive - One HDD ~200GB size - OS Vista Home Premium 64bit - Graphics, 8800M GTX or similar but preferably not Sli Budget: ~ USD 2400 or ~ 1860 Euros. I'm not particular about brand, as long as the components are like I wish. I had a look at the Alienware site but the prices are way too inflated. I also looked at Cizmo as well here http://www.mycizmo.com/?main_page=product_info&cPath=65_67&products_id=182&action=configure and here http://www.mycizmo.com/?main_page=product_info&cPath=72&products_id=181&action=configure but it also goes above budget even without the OS and they don't specify whether the OS is 64bit or 32bit. I'm not particular about weight and battery life. I'll be carrying it by car, and always to places where I can plug it in. As long as it folds and is easier to carry than a desktop I'm happy. Am I asking for too much for too little money or is there something I'm missing out? The thing is I don't want to get something which performs less than my rig, because I'm sure I'd be disappointed.