thanks guys. a few other questions though.
is there going to be any differences in hardware for the vista laptops?
the core2 duo processor thing, how improtant is that? we have wireless hookup at the appartment and all around the school. should i be willing to pay extra for it over a lesser processor? how much of a difference does it make?
should i perfer certain brand names over others? i hear dell makes really crappy laptops and haven't heard any good things about compaq or hp. why is that? i hear the sony viao and toshiba laptops are good. why?