The computer I'm using now is 8 years old (Pentium II, 128mb RAM, 16MB Video card, 10GB HDD) and I feel like its time I bit the bullet and got a new one. I was just wondering if you guys could give me some recommendation on specs/brands. I'm basically going to be using the laptop for school, and my main activities are just internet usage + music/videos. Not planning on getting an apple because they seem overpriced and marketed to people who are stupider with computers than me. I was thinking something like 60-80GB drive (what are good RPM speeds nowawadays on hard drives? Is that even important?). Are there any disc drive brands that are more reliable than another? Same goes with processors, are there better makes/models? Can you recommend a good video card? Most importantly, what is the best OS right now? I fucking hate Windows XP. This computer still runs Win 98 out of spite. I think even the cheapest, crappiest laptop from Dell would be better than what I have right now, but hopefully I can squeeze another 5-8 years outta this one.