This is actually for my girlfriend. Once upon a time I was up on all of the best hardware and stuff, but that time is long gone. Don't have time to play with computers anymore. Heres what she needs: Good battery life, light is definitely a plus FUTURE PROOF needs to be usuable for about 5 years. Would like best bang for the buck. Gaming is not important at all, just needs to be able to run vista/streaming video without choking. Dell guy told her this: 800mhz FSB is very important for vista (I'm a bit skeptical, but I know what FSB can do for overall speed) 2GB of ram is the minimum (pretty much believe this) dedicated graphics card is a must for vista (also believe this) I need you guys' thoughts. I'm not opposed to building the machine myself, but it may be a stretch to talk her and her parents into it. It would have to be significantly cheaper. What brands are good these days? I know IBM/Lenovo is pretty much the standard for business laptops but she thinks they're ugly. She really wants one of the cool colors from dell ( ) I need thoughts, maybe a crash course on whats good right now. Back when I built shit I usually went for the stuff that was the best about 3 months ago... does that still work? What would/have you guys been buying?