I am researching on what laptops would meet my needs and I happened to bump into the term AMD Turion. I have yet to hear of it so I am asking your opinions. I am still doing some more reading on it. Also, is Acer a good brand for a laptop? Price limit is around $2500 as I do not plan on buying this right away. I am planning on buying this around Christmas time. Basically what I am looking for is a laptop that is decently fast that I will not need to upgrade soon. I am looking for at least 1GB of ram, and a decent video card. I think this x700 will suffice. Some visually apealing is not an issue however would be a plus. One of the laptops I am interested is the :whelp: Acer Ferrari 4000. Here are a couple links to this laptop: http://www.amdboard.com/ferrari_4000.html http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=265225&affiliate=shopping I am also looking at Sager laptops. Thanks in advance, Mark.