I'm looking to buy a new laptop and turning to the forum for sage advice. We have pretty basic needs (MS Office, internet browsing, basic Photoshop, etc.). We don't do any gaming, watch just a little streaming video, and don't have any need for heavy-duty graphics/audio hardware. Our main requirements are pretty standard: 1) quick-ish startup and processing (we're upgrading from a Dell Latitude D610 laptop that I bought in January 2006, so our baseline is pretty low) 2) durability - this will mostly live at home (we don't have room for a desktop, so that's not an option), but we will travel with it now and again 3) longevity - we've had our current Dell laptop for 6 years, and, though we've put a few bucks into new batteries and AC adapters and some man-hours into a couple system restores, it has been a good horse I have a Mac at work and like it fine, but frankly I don't find it much "better" than our current Windows system in terms of overall user experience, so the price difference makes me lean toward another Windows machine, but I'm not totally set on that. I'm also very open to refurbished. If anyone has suggestions for laptop models to look at and/or vendors, online or B&M, I'd love your thoughts. Thanks!