I currently own a Dell 610 about six years old. It's runs XP Professional SP3, Office 2007, plays DVD plus writes/burns CDs, has 2GB of RAM, plenty of hard drive space, IE8 works fairly well, Wi-Fi, and all the usual, but it's starting to show its age. Runs great but it's getting slower and I think it's time for a change. It isn't widescreen, can't playback to my television, battery life if lucky is about 1 1/2 hours, plus it's thick, clunky and probably weighs in at six or more pounds. Would like something new, preferably in the $600-750 range if possible, Windows 7, able to handle streaming video and playback on my TV, plus better battery life and easier to carry size. I used to handle all the hardware purchases where I worked before, but that was ten years ago so I'm a little out of touch. Don't want to accidentally get a lemon or something with known problems. Was hoping some of you already have experience in this area and could recommend a decent brand, where to buy, along with avoiding problems you've already been through. Have always had good luck with Dell, but companies change over the years. I'm leaning towards Costco or Amazon, will never purchase from Best Buy again, just hoping some of you have some ideas on what would be best.