Laptop choices Well, the time has come for me to acquire mobility. I have come down to the following choices and require some advice. Firstly, I will be using this laptop most heavily over summer, where I will move around a lot so I will need to carry it in my bag here and there. Secondly, I don't play many breakneck graphics games anymore, I just listen to music, work, do internet stuff and whatnot. Personally, I have always liked IBM laptops over any other brand, simply because they are of good quality despite being a bit pricey. I refuse to get a Dell because my dad has a dell and his battery died two weeks after he got it, and just a few weeks ago, he accidentally dropped his PDA on it (from about 10cm above the keyboard) and then his screen wouldn't light up anymore. So yeah, no Dells. I've looked at some Acers and Asus's computers but they didn't appeal to me too much. So I'm basically down to this: IBM ThinkPad X40 Intel Pentium M 738 (low-voltage) 1.40GHz IBM 11a/b/g Wi-Fi Wireless and Bluetooth RAM: 512MB / 1.28GB 40Gb HD 12.1 1024x768 - TFT CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo:24X/24X/24X/8X Max 56Kbps data/14.4Kbps fax IBM ThinkPad X31 Intel Pentium M 1.70GHz Intel PRO/Wireless Network Connection 802.11b 256MB / 2GB 40GB HD 12.1 1024x768 - TFT IBM ThinkPad T42 Intel Pentium M 755 2.00GHz IBM 11a/b/g Wi-Fi Wireless and Bluetooth 512MB / 2GB 80GB HD 14.1 1400x1050 - TFT DVD Recordable:2X Max 56Kbps data/14.4Kbps fax IBM ThinkPad T43 Intel Pentium M 750 1.86GHz 512MB / 2GB 60GB HD 14.1 - TFT CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo:24X/24X/24X/8X Max 56Kbps data/14.4Kbps fax So in big, the X series are considerably cheaper and much lighter. They don't sport such power CPU's. The T42 listed above is the most expensive. So what do you guys think? Any other laptops you would suggest me? Does a "low-voltage" CPU make a big difference with a non-"low-voltage" one? Is a DVD writer really necessary? Does a Pentium M 2.00GHz make that much of a difference in comparison with a 1.70GHz? Thanks.