I'm in the market for a new laptop. I really don't know anything about laptop hardware and was wondering what to expect from today's machines. For work I've been using a Dell M60 with a Pentium M 2.0 GHz. How do current processors compare? A lot of new laptops seem to come with a Core Duo T2050 running at 1.6 GHz. How much of a difference would I see compared to my Pentium M? Another issue I've had with my work laptop is heat. It only takes a few minutes before it's uncomfortably warm on my legs. Kind of ironic that it's called a laptop when you can't keep it in your lap without burning yourself. Is this typical, or is it just my M60? And finally there's the graphics card. When I bought the work laptop I splurged the company's money to get a top of the line mobile graphics card. When I ran graphics intensive programs I was disappointed to find that the expensive mobile graphics card was a worse performer than a middle of the road nothing special desktop card. It wasn't a huge deal for work because I only occasionally apply textures to the 3D models I work with and wireframe performance was good enough. My new laptop will be for home, and I definitely want to play games, so disappointing graphics performance will be, well, disappointing. Do laptop graphics always suck, or can I actually get decent performance from today's laptops? Any other advice, considering I'd like to keep the price under $1k?