Who-hoo! I've been computing off of several machines now at home but the fastest I have is just a K6-2 450Mhz - nothing special (gets the job done though). My friends call me up yesterday and tell me there's killer notebook deals at BestBuy (my friend's roommate works at BestBuy). Trick is the BestBuy is 30+ miles from where I'm at and there's only 6 notebooks available and the sale was good only for that evening. I had my friend (who also co-owns the business we're in) buy what he felt was the best deal one they had using our company's funds (our first major purchase). The specs: HP Pavilion ze5185 P4 2.4Ghz 512mb DDR RAM 15" screen 32mb ATI Mobility 6 60gb HD DVD/CDRW built in floppy (kind of rare now days) 10/100 NIC built in fire wire, 3 USB ports, S-Video out, video out, printer, (no serial port), IR Grand total: $950 (my friend managed to talk BestBuy down from $1000). Word was they had a couple special order notebooks that no one picked up so they were selling them at 50% off. The notebook I got was actually a demo unit for BestBuy (hence the reason I did a fresh OS install - otherwise its in great shape!). Then my friend lets me use his Cisco Aironet 350 wireless PCMCIA (no built in wireless gear on the notebook). Which of course meant I had to go find a wireless gadget so I could use the notebook around the apartment . Fun stuff. Now I can go out to client sites and demo our work and/or do presentations or be on the go and get some client work done. Plus I'm curious to find out what it takes to get on my schools wireless network (it sounded like you had to buy a Dell wireless PCMCIA card from the school which I think is silly).