Originally Posted by bonez26
Toshiba is your best bang for your buck in my opinion....but then again am a little bias as I work for them. The parts are reasonable and you can get all the parts seperate down to the screws. The quality is high and they are known extensively for the k/b they implement. Also service is realtively quick and easy.
Toshiba is generally considered the best value.
You will need at least one gig ram if you want to use Windows Vista.
Make sure the guts are good too because laptops are much harder to service
nVidia graphics card (higher quality)
intel instead of AMD